jalong (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#13 Harvard University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/17/06 Rec: 11/20/06 Comp: 12/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/03/07 Upd: 16 years
#1 Yale University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/02/06 Rec: 12/03/06 Comp: 12/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/25/07 Upd: 16 years
#30 Columbia University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/08/06 Rec: 11/08/06 Comp: 12/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/31/07 Upd: 17 years
#99 Rutgers State University Newark Accepted W Type: RA $53,502 Sent: 11/27/06 Rec: 11/28/06 Comp: 12/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/19/06 Upd: 17 years
#30 New York University Accepted A Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 12/17/06 Rec: 12/18/06 Comp: 01/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/07 Upd: 17 years
#66 Georgetown University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/29/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/07/07 Upd: 17 years
#37 University of Pennsylvania Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/19/06 Rec: 11/20/06 Comp: 12/08/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/12/07 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 175
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.24
  • Degree GPA: 3.94
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Pol Sci

Demographic Information

  • City: New York
  • State: New York
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

6 years experience in IT and business, including management positions.

Working full-time while at school
Tons of community involvement, political experience, leadership, etc.

Award for Constitutional Law '06
Public Policy Program '06
Internship at Department of Housing Preservation and Development in NYC.
Stanley Feingold Essay Prize '07

Golden Key Honour Society
Phi Beta Kappa
Summa Cum Laude

Additional info & updates

First three semesters at Rutgers, 2.42 GPA.

4 years of work experience between end of Rutgers, beginning of CCNY.

Five semesters at City College of NY, CUNY, 3.94 GPA

One semester to go. Graduating in June.

Choice ranking numbers are my percentage chances according to chiashu.com

Scholarship amounts are over 3 years.
12/19/06 - First acceptance from Rutgers by email. Expecting packet shortly.

12/23/06 - Holy Crap, Full Tuition Scholarship at Rutgers. That is freaking amazing!

1/30/07 - Finally got my fall grades updated in LSAC, hopefully this will reinforce the whole upward trend thing.

1/31/07 - Waitlisted at Columbia. I am wholeheartedly disappointed. By the time they reevaluate my application, I will have already had to send in a deposit to Rutgers. I plan on entering the reserve list.

2/08/07 - Hold email from Harvard. Considering the WL at Columbia, this sounds promising.

2/12/07 - Waitlisted at Penn via email. I am really appreciative about the offer from Rutgers, but am increasingly concerned about my lack of options.

2/14/07 - NYU Acceptance via large envelope. This changes everything.

3/7/07 - Preferred Waitlist at G-Town. That's OK.

mid-to-late 3/07 - Got email from Yale saying to be patient.

4/2/07 - financial aid package from NYU. $10K first two years, $5K third year unless Public Interest ($10K)

4/13/07 - sent in deposit for NYU, withdrew from Rutgers

4/19/07 - Got another email from Yale that says that I am either accepted or waitlisted and they will tell which one it is pretty soon. That's cool.

4/26/07 - Finally got waitlisted at Yale via email.

5/03/07 - Waitlist via snail mail from Harvard. Cycle complete.... or is it?

12/06/07 - Update to those interested:

NYU is freaking great, I high recommend it. Profs are great, classmates are great, people here are HAPPY.

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bbroll cannot follow directions.
Tuesday, May 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

congrats on the lsat. How did you study? Did you take a class?

to: bbroll
Thursday, August 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks. I didn't take a class per se, but I did sit in on a few diagnostic tests that a class was taking, and I talked to the teacher when I was having problems with something. I used the real LSAT books, and the Powerscore Games Bible, which was well-worth it. My main study strategy was to take my time, I studied for about a year, but never crammed. It was slow and steady to win the race.

re: princeess
Thursday, August 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

I know that there are some people who claim to sit down to their first practice test and get 170+; that was not me. I improved 16 points from my first full practice test to the real LSAT. I studied A LOT. For a year I took a full test anywhere from 3 times a week to once in 2 weeks. But I took a lot. My advice is just to put the work in. Find someone who teaches or took it and ask them questions on problems you are having, they can probably give you pointers on that specific type of problem. Get every book you can and do the whole book. I really believe that the LSAT is a good indicator of how badly you want to get into a good law school. It's not an IQ test, its an elbow grease test.

Monday, October 23 2006 at 08:00 PM

if you go to H,Y, or C CUNY may plaster your face on a subway ad...

re: cjs2111
Thursday, August 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, they love it. But there has got to be something entertaining about having my face all over NYC harassing my friends. Plus, I would get the added benefit of finding out what I would look like with missing teeth, or a painted-on moustashe. I can see no negatives here.

re: esperando
Tuesday, November 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Haha, Columbia is driving me crazy too. I'm quelling the urge to call them up by checking my email every 15 seconds to see if I'm complete yet! P.S. splitters unite!

hereshopin refuses to follow directions.
Monday, June 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

hahahah cjs makes a great point, hope you get an ad

SydneyBristow cannot follow directions.
Saturday, January 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on NYU!!!

Saturday, January 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

I'm still keeping the hope alive for CLS and Penn, but as it stands now, it's between NYU and Georgetown. I love Michigan, but I think I'm too much of a city person to live in Ann Arbor.

Thursday, November 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

On the NYU accept. It seems as if Penn is bringing everyone along on a ride this year. Now it's just if H or C swing your way, but you can't go wrong with NYU.

Thursday, November 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

On the NYU accept. It seems as if Penn is bringing everyone along on a ride this year. Now it's just if H or C swing your way, but you can't go wrong with NYU.

Not sure
Tuesday, December 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

No one has been able to tell me much about the program, but it seems like it involves funding summer opportunities and loan repayment

re: campaigns
Saturday, January 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

I helped start an anti-death penalty group (it's really astonishing that my UG didn't already have one, given how lefty it is) and marched on the state house a couple times. I also volunteered for a gubernatorial primary race and helped the candidate win in our wards (though sadly he lost overall, and then the state REALLY lost by electing Mitt Romney).

Friday, August 18 2006 at 08:00 PM

And good luck, I hope you hear better news from Harvard than I did! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :-)

Re; cycle weakness from low spread
Thursday, August 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I mean, I think all things considered, it worked out pretty well for me. But the reason that I applied to the schools that I did had to do with not wanting to have to move far away from home. I'm getting married next summer, and my fiance is finishing her master's. She might be ok with me going to Boston to go to Harvard, but she wasn't about to agree to me moving to Michigan or anything that couldn't drive home to in a day. Also, at the time I was applying to law schools, I honestly believed that most schools would overlook my poor performance 7 years ago and just focus on my more recent grades (which are pretty good). I was wrong about that, but I am really excited about NYU and so I don't regret my choices at all.

Wednesday, April 04 2007 at 08:00 PM

kind of irrelevant - how did you get an internship with hpd (it would be my gf's dream job but they never post internships, it seems)