|#||Law School||Status||Type||$$$||Sent||Received||Complete||Interview Date||Decision||Updated|
|University of California Berkeley||Accepted||Type: RA||$75,000||Sent: 10/17/06||Rec: 11/19/06||Comp: 11/14/06||Inter: --||Dec: 11/22/06||Upd: 15 years|
|Columbia University F||Accepted||Type: RA||$132,000||Sent: 09/19/06||Rec: 09/20/06||Comp: 10/06/06||Inter: --||Dec: 01/23/07||Upd: 15 years|
|Georgetown University F||Accepted||Type:||Sent: 09/25/06||Rec: 09/26/06||Comp: 10/04/06||Inter: --||Dec: 11/06/06||Upd: 15 years|
|Harvard University||Accepted||Type: RA||$27,000||Sent: 10/07/06||Rec: 10/17/06||Comp: 11/16/06||Inter: --||Dec: 11/22/06||Upd: 15 years|
|Yale University||Accepted||Type: RA||$24,500||Sent: 10/18/06||Rec: 10/30/06||Comp: 11/10/06||Inter: --||Dec: 01/11/07||Upd: 15 years|
|Stanford University||Accepted||Type: RA||$32,000||Sent: 09/13/06||Rec: 09/13/06||Comp: 10/04/06||Inter: --||Dec: 12/04/06||Upd: 15 years|
|University of Michigan Ann Arbor F||Accepted||Type: RA||$120,000||Sent: 09/20/06||Rec: 09/27/06||Comp: 10/17/06||Inter: --||Dec: 11/15/06||Upd: 15 years|
|University of Pennsylvania F||Accepted||Type:||Sent: 10/06/06||Rec: 10/12/06||Comp: 10/31/06||Inter: --||Dec: 12/19/06||Upd: 15 years|
|University of Chicago F||Accepted||Type: RA||$64,000||Sent: 10/24/06||Rec: 10/25/06||Comp: 11/10/06||Inter: --||Dec: 02/02/07||Upd: 15 years|
Thanks Mike.:) Considered some Cali schools, but decided I'm really an east coast type of gal in the end; plus, the family is here and all.;) But the weather alone makes it very tempting...
Can you say "Clean sweep in the making"?
Congrats on the great LSAT score. Any special hints? The acceptances are going to come rolling in.
I've got a pretty strong affinity for UVA in general, and I certainly wouldn't mind spending three years in a more relaxed learning environment. With that said, and depending on money, if I were offered a spot at YS, which is pretty unlikely, it would certainly be a difficult decision...I'll just assume it won't be a decision I'll be forced to make.
Though you don't need much of it with your credentials. Are you hoping to stay on the West Coast or thinking to brave the east coast weather?
I think I did better this time around; best of luck on your cycle dude!
I'm sure if I lived in sunny california I would also have a hard time justifying moving. As it is I'm from Chicago, the weather can't get much worse than there but I love that City so that's where I would like to end up. I like both UChicago and Northwestern and in Chicago they have roughly the same reputation so either one would be fine.
You are gonna do great! Good Luck anyway though!
HLS. no way im getting in there because people with your numbers will kill me :(
no! they sent me an e-mail saying they had gotten my app and had requested my report, but they have not actually requested it yet. it's comforting to know you're in the same situation because it was beginning to worry me. good luck on your cycle! -s
Thanks for leaving my 1st comment. Good luck to you on this cycle too, although with your stats you don't really need it .
Hey Mike- Why no NYU? Fee waiver snub? -k
If didn't apply to a school because of a fee waiver snub, I'd only be applying to Michigan, lol. You should feel pretty confident about your HYS chances (easier said than done, I know). I am applying to NYU. Chicago, actually, is quickly moving up my personal rankings. We'll see what happens.
Hey Mike, I remembered that you, like me, got the NYU snub first time around. I just wanted to let you that mine just popped up on LSAC for no apparent reason, so you might want to check! Good luck! :-)
Why, it appears I haven't bothered scrolling down my LSN page for the entire month of October... A belated thanks for the support, nevertheless! As for the west coast, I dunno -- I don't have the GPA for Stanford. On top of that, I'm interested in international law, but my understanding is the western schools focus more on Asia than on Europe and Africa. Though that's probably better for jobs (Asian century and all), it's not my preference right now. Plus, I'm a masochist for cold weather. Anyway, good luck! You're my bet for the first admit to YLS Class of 2010!
with your cycle! I'm sure you'll be hearing from Georgetown soon.
Thanks for the well wishes. I would wish you good luck but you hardly need it. Congratulations on all of your future acceptances!
On Michigan! I got my letter today, and we're both in Cali, so I'm sure you'll get yours post-haste. Good luck this cycle!
Mike, you rock! Congrats! May both of our cycles continue to be good news from here! I'm sure you'll be hearing from Harvard already - they probably bypassed faculty review for you :)
So happy for you -- congrats on Harvard!!
yet, will when I see him. Congrats on the great start to the cycle,screw Yale!
Congratulations on Harvard Mike! That's really fast turn around from your interview. Is Harvard your top choice?
Thanks Mike. Got the call on Thursday. My gf has gotten into all the schools I have, only earlier... We plan to visit Boalt on the 13th, maybe we will see you there. We both like Michigan a lot, but Harvard is Harvard... We'll see. Good luck with the rest of your apps!
You are a stud, good luck as you attempt to sweep this admissions cycle.
Hi mike. My top choice (and definite reach school) is NYU. Wish me luck; I'm holding my breath right now. Congrats on the great acceptances.
I think Michigan might be at the top of the list right now. I don't really know that much about Boalt...if only that info packet would come.
what are your top three schools at the moment? Feel free to PM me on LSD if you don't wanna post it, im just curious though.
Yep, these are my somewhat grudging but very sincere congratulations on Stanford (not to mention all the other ridiculously amazing schools that've accepted you already). So what /are/ these amazing diversity factors, really?
Congrats on your admission! If you don't mind my asking, how long did it take for the admissions package to get to you? I got in yesterday and am still in disbelief that this is real!
Thanks, Mike! It's definitely one of my top choices and I couldn't be more excited. I'm eagerly awaiting the package.
I definitely need some luck for some of my schools :) And good luck to you as well, if you need any more of it :))
Thanks Mike! What are the odds I see you there next year? :-)
Congrats on a great cycle! Any suggestions taken from your success?
5 down, 4 to go. Prove my prediciton right.
You're such a sweetheart. Congratulations about the Darrow! That is fantastic. So I know there are still a few biggies for you to hear back from, but do you know where you're leaning? Are you waiting to find out about scholarships? Congratulations, again. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy....
Just got it--thanks for your message earlier! Certainly calmed my nerves.
The odds are pretty high for me too! Location and $ will also figure in bigtime as well though, so definitely not for sure. (I am pretty sure we went to the same school for undergrad by the way..) :-)
Nice job Mike! Only three schools left.
I completely believe in the love, and you absolutely can hear it in her voice; that woman just comes off as incredibly real. I remember you mentioning something about your SO possibly needing a larger city for employment in a thread, I just spaced it. :) Hopefully y'all can work something out!
After the first score I think my mom was actually kind of shocked. I forwarded the e-mail from LSAC with just, "I knew I could do better than 167..." She was pleased. ; )
on all your success so far! your "softs" make me think you'd be a fascinating person to have dinner with. if we end up in the same city some day, my treat: ) see you around!
You're the most impressive candidate that I've seen. Congrats and good luck on the rest of the cycle!
The kind words. That they come from LSD's resident rockstar is all the more flattering. You've got the good grace to compliment your outstanding achievements, and you're one of those rare few who are already at the top and yet I can't help but root for your continued success. In answer to your question, I went into this cycle with three schools on my mind and in my heart: Penn, Michigan, and Virginia. Penn and Michigan have both done a great deal to help me make up my mind - though in opposite ways - but I won't commit to anything without visiting prospective schools. I already know I'm going to give everything I have during my time at law school, and I want to know I'm in a place where I feel a similar commitment from the faculty and school. The short answer though? Yeah, Michigan is looking _extremely_ good and it's made all thebetter by my initial desire to go there. How about you? I sense you're interested in something more grand than simple institutional happiness...are Stanford and Yale your primary targets?
I'm leaning toward Stanford, but many of its pros are also its cons (small size, west coast, great clinical programs, but I'm more interested in ones at Mich and Harvard). How about you?
I would love to go to Michigan but I don't think it will happen since my husband already accepted a position in Chicago. So my best bet will be to bargain with NU and/or UChicago and see what happens. Congrats to you on the Darrow as well. With all your awesome acceptances so far I don't know how you will make your final decision :)
Congrats on the UofM $$! Free ride to one of the greatest law schools, sounds like a good deal to me. Of course the other acceptances are great too.
Hey you have gotten into my two dream schools. I'm taking the LSAT in FEB. Any advice to the studying process and application procedures? thanks and best wishes.
I enjoy watching your cycle , and I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for your last three.
The most cowardly of reasons: I didn't think my soft factors were nearly impressive enough to set me apart from the masses with my numbers. I also thought Harvard was enough of a reach (which appears to be quite true), though, in retrospect, Stanford might have been a better pick. In any case, Chicago is probably my top choice.
Congratulations! I'm pretty sure I predicted this.;) You've got a tough decision ahead of you!
on HYS and the rest. 3 more years in Palo Alto?
Yeah, Penn has been my goal since before I took the LSAT, so I'm definitely leaning toward it, depending on $ of course.
Although, like everyone else on LSD, I'm still hoping for vindication by way of the Hamilton. :)
I don't know about yp, but it is a bit disappointing. We interviewed in Chicago, and I thought we made it clear that we really love Chicago and would give them fair consideration should we be offered admission. In any case, I can't complain. Oh, btw, congrats on Yale! I just saw that. Dude you rock.
I'm in awe. Congrats on such an amazing cycle and Yale. Now, if you decide not to use either Yale or Stanford, go ahead and pass them off to me. Pay it forward, right? Hope to see you at Harvard's March Admit Weekend!
Looking good for a clean sweep! So...which school will have the lucky "A" next to it?
I have no idea what mine is. as to teh west coast question, I don't really see myself as a california gal. Berkeley was mildly impulsive but is gaining favor, and UCLA has the Williams Institute. Think you'll be able to transplant yourself come August?
Yeah for CLS and the Hammie! You are a superstar!
Congrats!!! Everyone wants you! haha
i also am a hamilton scholar. how has the scholarship changed your thought process? thinking about columbia more? i'm really torn..
Hey man, thanks for the kind words. Again, congrats on all your success, and good luck deciding where to attend.
I find it comical you haven't gotten into UofC yet. Soon, though, you have that long-awaited clean sweep. Congrats on Columbia, even with the essay! I love it.
Congrats on the sweep! Any idea where you'll be heading? With HYS and the Darrow and Hamilton you've got a tough decision.
Great job on the sweep! But now where will you go???
i think you'll have a wonderful time there. i'm talking to a SLS friend right now, and she's making a really good sell! still not convinced i can turn down 132k. but i'd welcome any convincing arguments apart from location and the san fran ladies (already thought of those two :)
so i'm making a similar decision (darrow vs hls) to a few you're going to have to make... any ideas?
You are sweet, and I hope you're right.
Mike, you totally PWN3D this cycle and I'm so happy for you! I miss you on LSD tho :-( ~MCB
Hey Mike, I am curious about how you said you submitted a pstmt, stmt of purpose, and diversity stmt to every school. I've done that when the school said to submit the stmt of purpose as well, but I haven't otherwise. I am working on the MN app now, and it says to write a personal stmt including why you want to go to MN. This is frustrating me because I really like the personal statement I have, and it doesn't seem to flow as well when I include the reasons I want to go to MN. Anyway, I guess I was just wondering what your advice would be on this. Is this an instance where i could submit a separate stmt of purpose? Or do you think I should definitely just combine it all into my personal stmt? Sorry for the long winded question! You seem to know exactly what you are doing in this process, so I thought you'd be a great source!
I am pretty sure I'll go to Harvard, unless I get a really bad vibe when I visit. I feel a little guilty about making such an obvious choice, but also very excited. I think I would have a wonderful time at Harvard.
Haha, we'll see, Yale is taking its time to let me know one way or the other. Top choice is likely Harvard though either way... how about yourself? Congrats on UofC btw. I knew it'd come through sooner or later.
You're predictions for my cycle were right on target. I'm a little disappointed that you moved down to 6 on the top users list... Congrats again, and I will see you at the Harvard ASW in a few weeks.
Nice seeing you too! Enjoy choosing H vs Y vs S!
Hi, First, I would like to congratulate you on all your acceptance. I read your extra. cirr. list and it is very impressive. I am very involved in the community and graduated UW with a 3.59. However, I did poorly on the LSAT and need to retake and reapply. I know that your. prob. get asked this a lot, but it would be great if you could help me by providing me with some of your studying tips, how did you study for the exam, what did you do that helped and didnt help your score, etc. Thank you so much!!!
What's up Mike?? You;ve been so MIA, I've missed you on LSD. Thanks for the CLS congrats. I'm still in a bit of shock over it. I'm leaning towards CLS as entertainment law is an option that I'd like to keep open, and they have lots of courses in that area as well an a journal and clinic. Plus, the idea of having a double ivy pedigree is appealing to the prestige whore inside of me! But I'm visiting Mich, UVa, and CLS and hopefully, the visits will cement the choice.
hey, thanks for the congrats. i'm really undecided right now, especially after coming back from a lovely weekend in ann arbor. yls has been my dream school for quite a while, but money is a huge concern for me as i want to do public interest. i'm going to wait until i hear about financial aid and finish my visits.
That is really all I can say. Very impressive profile and I really dig your humble attitude.
Mike - is the yls grant really so bad when you take into account sls's cost of living? I'm in a vaguely similar situation: smaller loan burden from SLS, but will the estimated student budget go as far in Stanford?
You are practically perfect in every way! You had an amazing cycle...congratulations. I know what you mean about not wanting to leave CA. Unless I get an offer that I cannot refuse (which I doubt), I'm staying in CA forever! Good luck with your difficult choice!
Hey. I haven't been around much, but congratulations on all your financial aid awards. Will you be at SLS's ASW? If so, I'll see you there. k
Yeah, I was much too timid about meeting folks at Harvard - I stuck with the same people pretty much the entire time. I plan to be a lot more outgoing over the next few weeks. I'll see you (and actually introduce myself) in Cali :-)
I guess we are undecided. I'd say it's between CLS, NYU or Harvard at this moment. (Of course, we haven't seen SLS yet.)
And congrats to you on Stanford, that's some very pretty money! I actually will be attending Yale's ASW! They gave me some plane money and are letting me stay w/a student. Shall we see each other there? :)
yep, just friended you (I think anyway...)
Thanks Mike! I think it's between NYU and Michigan at this point. My bf had an interview at Mich's dental school last week, so we'll see... How about you?
hey great numbers and great acceptances. how did you study for the lsat and for how long? any advice for the lsat or the application process? thanks.
Thanks for the congrats, it's great to be settled and done with this process. So are you settled on SLS??? You had an amazing cycle! I wish we shared an ASW though!
It was very close between Harvard and Stanford, but in the end, Harvard won out. I think I would have been happy at either school, but M really wanted to be on the east coast. So are you attending SLS for sure?
I have indeed picked CLS. I'm happy with my decision, although it was hard turning down Penn, which is where I'd always envisioned myself. But the opportunity to be in NYC and the school itself really grew on me. Good luck over the next three years!
You gave me great advice on a personal statement some months ago. I want to congratulate you on your fantastic cycle and wish you the best at Stanford.
I wasn't able to make the ASW, but I'm looking forward to seeing you around campus. I visited in March and just loved it!
thanks mike! i appreciate it very much.
Congrats on your success! Could you tell me a little bit about your activities? I would love to get into some of the schools you got into (esp. yale and stanford), and I know they care a lot about ECs. Please email me, when you get a chance! Appreciate the knowledge
Hey there! Congrats on such a great outcome -- any PS advice to share? Thanks!
thanks for the advice, already checked some out, will check out the rest later -- and congratulations on an AMAZING cycle :)
Congrats on the 179 Mike! It looks like you'll have your pick of the litter.;)