kalessebo (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Chicago F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/24/08 Rec: 11/25/08 Comp: 12/11/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Harvard University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/24/08 Rec: 11/24/08 Comp: 12/05/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/08 Upd: 15 years
Yale University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 12/01/08 Rec: 12/01/08 Comp: 12/12/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/09 Upd: 15 years
Stanford University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/24/08 Rec: 11/24/08 Comp: 12/11/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/09 Upd: 15 years
Columbia University F Accepted W Type: RA $146,000 Sent: 11/24/08 Rec: 11/24/08 Comp: 01/08/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/09 Upd: 15 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/30/08 Rec: 11/30/08 Comp: 12/11/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/09 Upd: 15 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA $150,000 Sent: 12/31/08 Rec: 01/01/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/09 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 177
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.91
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Stanford
  • Major: Political Science, Economics

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: California
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Did my own research abroad, some publications, research with profs, student groups, club sports, play-by-play announcer for a few sports on student radio.

M.A. in international policy, also from Stanford.

Spent a year directing a research/advocacy project on democratic accountability in Uganda after graduation, then consulted for another similar project.

Additional info & updates

12/5 - Under review at Harvard

12/15 - Harvard phone call e-mail

12/17 - TS1 Call

12/19 - Under review at Berkeley

12/22 - TS2

1/23 - In at Berkeley via e-mail from Dean Tom

2/5 - In at Stanford

2/9 - In at NYU by snail mail. Apparently it took a few days to get to my house.

2/10 - In at Columbia via snail mail. With a Hamilton. Quite a week.

2/14 - In at Yale! Now the hard part...

3/20-ish - Waitlisted at Chicago.

4/15 - Offered the Furman at NYU. Awesome program. I have some pretty strong opinions about it, so message me if you're interested.

4/23 - Yale = Wow. I was skeptical coming into the ASW, but after a few hours I was convinced. /cycle!

For anyone starting the process for next year, I have some specific insight, multiplied by two, since my girlfriend also went through the process and was pretty successful. Between the two of us, we had an LSAT retake (and addendum), different takes on the Yale 250, study abroad, took a few years off, many recs vs. few, academic recs vs. professional. Essentially, we came at this very differently with similar (identical?) success, so I think I can debunk some myths and confirm some others about the process. PM if you want.

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Thursday, September 04 2008 at 08:00 PM

looks like we've got almost identical stats and most of the same schools. good luck with the cycle.

Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

wow, amazing LSAT! good job & good luck!

Well done
Friday, October 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck on Y/S as well!

Friday, November 28 2008 at 07:00 PM

On the Hamilton and the amazing cycle. Thinking about taking it? By the way, based on your years out of school, I think we went to school together.

Friday, October 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on S and the Hammy!

Monday, June 09 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on sweeping the holy trinity, plus getting a Hamilton. I'm most curious as to what your thoughts are on Columbia with scholarship vs. H/Y/S. Tempted? Not tempted? Completely unsure what to do?

Friday, October 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

From what I've started to gather, Furman winners already have really strong academic records prior to law school (i.e. PhDs and D.Phils). I'm hoping to hear from Stanford soon. Their dual-degree options are REALLY attractive.

Thursday, August 28 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey, congrats with all of your acceptances! Did you get your masters at Stanford as well as your BA there?

Hi there
Tuesday, March 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

Similar softs, though my numbers are not as strong as yours. Could you elaborate on the LSAT addendum; I'm debating whether I should write one to all schools or just a few or none at all. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and congratulations on your cycle!