polaremu (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Duke University F Accepted W Type: SP $54,000 Sent: 10/16/06 Rec: 10/20/06 Comp: 10/27/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/02/06 Upd: 17 years
Columbia University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/18/06 Rec: 11/02/06 Comp: 12/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/07 Upd: 17 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/17/06 Rec: 11/09/06 Comp: 11/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/01/06 Upd: 17 years
#1 University of Chicago F Accepted A Type: RA $50,000 Sent: 10/12/06 Rec: 10/17/06 Comp: 11/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Pennsylvania Pending D W Type: Sent: 10/24/06 Rec: 10/30/06 Comp: 11/08/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/07 Upd: 17 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Accepted W Type: RA $40,000 Sent: 10/21/06 Rec: 10/23/06 Comp: 12/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Virginia Accepted W Type: RA $42,000 Sent: 10/18/06 Rec: 10/18/06 Comp: 10/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/07 Upd: 17 years
Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 10/11/06 Rec: 10/30/06 Comp: 11/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/07 Upd: 17 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 10/12/06 Rec: 10/31/06 Comp: 10/31/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/11/06 Upd: 17 years
Cornell University F Accepted W Type: $105,000 Sent: 10/24/06 Rec: 11/02/06 Comp: 11/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/18/06 Upd: 17 years
Harvard University Rejected D Type: RA Sent: 10/09/06 Rec: 10/17/06 Comp: 11/16/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/06 Upd: 17 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/09/06 Rec: 10/18/06 Comp: 10/30/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/02/06 Upd: 17 years
Temple University F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/10/06 Comp: 10/16/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/06 Upd: 17 years
Washington University in St Louis F Accepted W Type: $78,000 Sent: 10/17/06 Rec: 10/30/06 Comp: 11/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/07 Upd: 17 years
Baylor University F Accepted W Type: RA $100,000 Sent: 10/29/06 Rec: 10/30/06 Comp: 10/30/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/09/06 Upd: 17 years
Vanderbilt University F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 10/09/06 Rec: 10/10/06 Comp: 10/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/06 Upd: 17 years
College of William and Mary F Accepted W Type: RA $51,600 Sent: 10/12/06 Rec: 10/25/06 Comp: 10/25/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/02/06 Upd: 17 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/06/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: 10/30/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/03/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Akron F Accepted W Type: RA $100,000 Sent: 10/06/06 Rec: 10/09/06 Comp: 10/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/02/06 Upd: 17 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/10/06 Rec: 10/20/06 Comp: 10/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/31/07 Upd: 17 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/06 Rec: 10/30/06 Comp: 11/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/01/07 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 175
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.68
  • Degree GPA: 3.84
  • School Type: Top 5 Public
  • Major: Chemistry

Demographic Information

  • City: Chapel Hill
  • State: North Carolina
  • Race: Non-URM
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

I'm pretty far along in my cycle so I am going to post specific information now. Hope it is helpful to those judging their chances this year or next year.

Worked in a patent law office as a patent researcher for one year.

Worked as a research scientist in a biochemistry lab doing my own research project for one year.

Graduating in 3 years. I am only 20 years old, but I have a pretty good variety of experiences.

In a professional chemistry fraternity: Alpha Chi Sigma.

Phi Betta Kappa

Lots of travel experience. I have spent a summer in New Zealand, a good amount of time in Italy, Ireland, Peru and Belize. I have also travelled pretty extensively throughout the U.S. This summer I am going backpacking throughout Western Europe as well as Japan and Australia.

I think I had above-average recommendations, they all knew me well. One was from the head of the lab that I worked in, another from my creative writing teacher who I was close to and a last one from my TA for a class on international affairs.

A pretty good PS on discovery and how I bring a unique view to law school based on my experiences.

I'm interested in IP. Any suggestions/opinions on where I should go would be welcome.

Additional info & updates

4/15/07- I loved Chicago and will be attending there in the fall. Hope to see you there!

4/05/07- Withdrawing from Cornell and NYU

4/05/07- Rejected from Harvard via a small envelope.

4/05/07- Duke increased scholarship to 54,000 over three years (from 45,000). I sent a letter requesting that they re-evaluate my scholarship and they sent the increase through E-Mail.

3/31/07- Got email of financial aid letter from NYU- Dean's Scholarship worth $25,000 total.

3/31/07- Got letter awarding financial aid from UVA totaling $42,000 ($14,000/yr)

3/29/07- Got financial aid package from Georgetown, didn't get any scholarship money so I am withdrawing.

3/20/07- Rejected for matching scholarship from Boalt

3/6/07- Letter offering Dean's Scholarship at Cornell (35,000/yr)

3/5/07- Withdrawn from William and Mary, Vanderbilt, WUSTL, Baylor, Akron and Temple. Hopefully this opens some spots for people who really want to go to those schools.

3/5/07- Letter offering Dean's Scholarship to Vanderbilt (20,000/yr) + a second letter offering 5,000/yr in need-based aid.

3/2/07- Email from Michigan saying I had been waitlisted. I had pretty much ruled out Michigan as an option already so I will be withdrawing. I did not write the Why Michigan essay although I did have a why michigan paragraph in my personal statement.

3/1/07- Scholar in Law Award $78,000 from WUSTL spread out 26,000 a year.

3/01/07- rejection letter from Yale, small envelope with one sheet of paper, no return address.

2/28/07- email from Akron offering full tuition + 10,000 stipend. Strange considering I have withdrawn already, but whatever.

2/24/07- Small envelope offering $50,000 scholarship from Chicago, 25,000 for the first year, 15,000 for the second year and 10,000 for third year

2/7/07- Email from UNC offering admittance into Chancellor's Scholars Program. Scholarship covering full tuition and fees for all three years.

1/31/07- Rejection letter from Stanford

1/29/07- Email acceptance from Northwestern + 40,000/year scholarship (provided I defer for 1 year).

1/27/07- Acceptance letter from UNC in small white envelope. (I'm In-State)

1/25/07- Acceptance Letter from Columbia, large tan envelope.

1/24/07- Acceptance E-Mail from WUSL, said that I woudl hear from scholarship committee in early Feb.

1/22/07- Letter of Acceptance from UVA. Small envelope with 2 or 3 sheets of paper in it.

1/19/07- E-mail from UVA saying a decision has been made.

1/19/07- Acceptance to Chicago via phone call

1/12/07- Held at Harvard via E-Mail

1/03/07- I guess that that email from Dean Zearfoss is a deferral.

12/21/06- Deferred from Penn. Very sad little envelope.

12/18/06- Letter of Admission from Cornell. In addition, I am being considered for a Dean's Scholarship so I need to send in an additional essay by February. Small white envelope with one sheet of paper in it. Status update online still says EA complete.

12/15/06- Letter of Admission from Temple + Beasley Scholarship (Full Tuition for all three years provided I remain in the top 50% of class)

12/11/06- acceptance letter from NYU in large manilla envelope

12/7/06- Call from Dean of Vanderbilt Law offering me admission.

12/7/06- Letter from Duke Financial Aid Office offering me 15,000/yr scholarship

12/2/06- USPS priority letter with acceptance from William and Mary. Awarded a William and Mary Fellowship (in-state tuition (10,200/yr), 4,000/yr stipend for working in law library or doing research, 3,000/yr scholarship).

12/1/06- Dean Ed Tom called and told me that I was accepted to Boalt. He referenced my application and my personal statement. The call was followed closely by an email with full details. Also they are paying for me to fly out to the admitted students weekend.

11/9/06- recieved letter from Baylor with handwritten note from dean. Acceptance + Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarship (Full Tuitition)

11/2/06- recieved notice from G'Town in small envelope with seal on back. Included hand-written note from dean with reference to my PS. (status online still says complete, not decision)

11/2/06- Akron called and left message that said that they had reviewed my application and admitted me.

11/2/06- Duke package arrived one day after I recieved email about my decision being made. (Priority Track)

Fee Waivers at
Southern Methodist
Florida State
Santa Clara
Alabama (iTunes)
Washington and Lee
San Diego
Penn State

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quick decicion
Friday, June 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Wow, you got your g-town decicion very quickly after being complete. Congradulations. This definitly gives me hope that mine will come any day now because I went complete on the same day as you. Perhaps they just sent you a decicion that quickly because you have exceptional numbers though(judging by the other schools you are applying to). Mine are a little more borderline so it might take them longer. Anyway, good luck!

Monday, July 24 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances. I supposed you're hiding your other applications until you've been accepted?

Penndude7 cannot follow directions.
Wednesday, June 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

COngrats...you're the man!

Penndude7 saysAdmin of this site is an a
Wednesday, June 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks man...., haha, wow this administrator is an ass...did you see what he wrote because I didn't enter a title? Anyway, what do you think your top choice is?

Temple Scholarship
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

You should adjust your offered Temple $$ as it may confuse others. Temple's most significant scholarship is the Beasley at circa $50K total, not $100K.

Saturday, November 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

look at all those acceptances...

Columbia Status?
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Has your status changed on Columbia's website?

Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

That keeps alive my hope that I'm still in the first batch of acceptances, and that it's my mail room's fault.

Sunday, October 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

on chicago! how were you notified of your scholarship? good luck with your choice.