sicklecow (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 Georgetown University WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/11/08 Rec: 11/12/08 Comp: 11/18/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/24/09 Upd: 15 years
#4 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/11/08 Rec: 11/12/08 Comp: 11/21/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/09 Upd: 15 years
#1 New York University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/11/08 Rec: 11/12/08 Comp: 12/02/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/23/09 Upd: 15 years
#3 Washington University in St Louis F Accepted W Type: RA $24,000 Sent: 11/11/08 Rec: 11/11/08 Comp: 11/13/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/09 Upd: 15 years
#4 Washington and Lee University F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 11/11/08 Rec: 11/13/08 Comp: 11/20/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/10/08 Upd: 15 years
#4 Indiana University Bloomington F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 12/08/08 Rec: 12/10/08 Comp: 12/15/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/29/08 Upd: 15 years
#3 George Washington University Accepted Type: RA $51,000 Sent: 11/11/08 Rec: 11/12/08 Comp: 11/24/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/09 Upd: 15 years
#3 University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/11/08 Rec: 11/12/08 Comp: 12/04/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/13/09 Upd: 15 years
#1 University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/21/08 Rec: 11/21/08 Comp: 12/04/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/26/09 Upd: 15 years
#2 Vanderbilt University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/02/08 Rec: 12/03/08 Comp: 12/11/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/09 Upd: 15 years
#1 Columbia University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/11/08 Rec: 11/12/08 Comp: 11/26/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/02/09 Upd: 15 years
#1 University of Virginia F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/11/08 Rec: 11/11/08 Comp: 11/17/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/09 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 175
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.11
  • Degree GPA: 3.33
  • School Type: Small Liberal Arts
  • Major: Philosophy

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Indiana
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

[redacted until the end of the cycle]

Additional info & updates

Comments and advice are always welcome!

"Received" Date indicates the day the school requested my LSDAS report.

Scholarship numbers are over 3 years.

1 = Uber Reaches
2 = Reaches
3 = Targets
4 = Safeties

7/3/08: Received LSAT score! Huzzah!

7/10/08: I've decided to apply ED to GULC, meaning I probably won't send off apps to any of my safeties until the middle of December.

7/26/08: Visited GW and GULC. Didn't do anything official, just walked around, checked out facilities, spied on students in the library studying for finals, etc. Both were nice, but GULC definitely won the day.

9/20/08: Fee Waiver Roundup -- UMN, UIUC, Columbia, UVA, WUSTL, UCLA, among more boring ones. I'll only use the ones that are on my list of schools above.

9/23/08: Changed my mind again. I can't get over the idea that it's just really dumb for a person who doesn't want BigLaw to give up a chance at a free Top 20 law school education in the city where I want to work. George Washington Early Decision, here I come.

10/2/08: LSAC has processed my transcripts; GPA was exactly as I expected. *sigh* That was the last bastion of excuse for not feeling compelled to finish my damn Personal Statement. Guess I'd better kick it into high gear.

11/3/08: LSAC processed one of my letters today, so I should be VERY close to submitting all these now... *GULP*

11/12/08: Nine out of twelve applications are in. I still need to print and mail IU's application and get some Financial Aid info for Vanderbilt. Still, it feels good to finally call myself a law school applicant. Five schools (WUSTL, NYU, UIUC, GW, and UVA) requested the reports within an hour or so of me submitting them. Columbia requested the report this morning. I guess it's just a waiting game at this point.

11/13/08: Each of the nine schools I've submitted apps to has requested the LSDAS report, so that's nice. It's been sent off to all but W&L as of this afternoon. Virginia and Columbia were kind enough to give me access to their status checkers, so now I have a new addiction. Update: Oh God. Complete at WUSTL. Here we go.

11/17/08: I have a giant paper on Foucault due Friday, but all I can think about is the Virginia e-mail I just got saying I'm complete. Gah!

11/20/08: Complete at Washington and Lee.

11/21/08: Complete at UIUC. I also decided to apply to the University of Chicago today. Probably a waste of a hundred bucks, but... meh.

11/24/08: Complete at GW, although I should give them a call and double-check that they have me filed as an Early Decision applicant. Columbia still says "Completion Pending," so I should give them a call tomorrow too.

11/26/08: Complete at Columbia.

12/1/08: Big, thick envelope today from GW! Unfortunately, it just contained a promotional brochure. Wonderful.

12/2/08: Applied to Vanderbilt today. I did the W&L Online Chat today with admissions officers and current students, but didn't find it that helpful. It's probably more geared toward those less neurotic (i.e., "normal") applicants who aren't freaked out about their cycle 24/7. Hmm. Oh, and I'm complete at NYU.

12/4/08: Complete at UT today.

12/8/08: Sent off IU-B application today via snail mail to take advantage of the fee waiver. And that's the last one!

12/9/08: E-mailed GULC to ask whether I'm complete, and they let me know about their status checker (I'm such a dumbass). Apparently I was complete on November 18... and I went to decision yesterday. AAAAHHHH!!!!

12/11/08: Complete at Vandy today. I'm complete at all of my schools now except for IU-B. IU-B has requested my LSDAS report, but because I'm a cheap bastard I'm not going to buy the report until I hear from GULC (should be tomorrow or Monday). If GULC says yes, I probably won't shell out the 12 bucks for IU.

12/15/08: Preferred Waitlist letter from GULC. D'oh...

12/18/08: Small envelope with acceptance letter from Washington and Lee! Wait for it... waaaiiiitt foooorrr iiiiittt.... I'm going to law school!

1/9/09: In at WUSTL via e-mail! I'm very excited about this one!

1/12/09: In at UIUC via status checker.

1/13/09: Grades from Fall Semester are in, so I've updated the GPA. Cumulative increased from 3.03 to 3.11.

1/15/09: In at GW via e-mail! I didn't get the ED, but they let me in RD so I'm pretty psyched.

1/20/09: Scholarship letter from UIUC.

1/23/09: WL e-mail from Virginia. In with money at IU-B, but that's pretty much out of the question after the offer from UIUC.

1/30/09: Vanderbilt status checker says "Decision Mailed."

2/2/09: Small envelope from Columbia informing me that I'm "on reserve." Sounds like a waitlist to me, which is a lot better than I'd expected.

2/5/09: Waitlist at Vanderbilt. Hopefully I'll get a call in the spring from at least one of these schools.

2/13/09: Scholarship e-mail from W&L.

2/26/09: "Decision Mailed" at Chicago. I'm pessimistic.

3/2/09: Pessimism validated.

3/12/09: Scholarship e-mail from WUSTL. Not much, but I'll keep 'em in the running for now.

3/13/09: Rejected at Texas. Blegh. One to go... come on NYU!

3/25/09: Money at GW. Makes it a lot more competitive against UIUC.

4/17/09: Scholarship bump at UIUC.

4/23/09: Waitlist at NYU. That ends Round 1, I guess, although I'm not sure how much of a shot I have at getting off any of these. Plus, I'd really like to know sooner rather than later where I'm headed this fall. Looks like GW's in the number one slot for now.

4/24/09: Nice e-mail from Andy Cornblatt today. I'm in off the waitlist at GULC!

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Tuesday, June 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

thanks for the well-wishes. quite a stellar set of schools you\\\\\\\'ve got there as well. i\\\\\\\'ve decided i am going to throw my hat in the ring this fall, so good luck to you as well!

Tuesday, June 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

for the good wishes for Oct., I\'d kill for your score! You\'ll have to give me some pointers ; ) God willing, our stats will be very similar. I\'m a non-trad, but not by a ton (under 30). You?

Monday, June 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

Great LSAT score! U will have no problem getting into a lot of those schools. I hope to be in your shoes come October. We have a lot of the same EC\'s too. Good luck this cycle.

Tuesday, September 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

LSD 2008 cycle FB Group (LSD is down, figured I'd send it to you here)

Thank you!
Saturday, September 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thank you! Good luck with your cycle - let's hope it will be quick and painless (=

Sunday, October 05 2008 at 08:00 PM

I applied ED to GW also but your LSAT score should win the day for you. Hope I can come in behind you.

Good luck
Monday, July 07 2008 at 08:00 PM

Good luck on your cycle. I'm surprised you haven't heard back from anyone yet.

good luck
Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey good luck with the Northwestern interview! I haven't seen many other people here applying. Maybe it's the interview? Mine was fun!

Good Luck!
Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

Finally decided to get active on into your posts alot on LSD; good luck this cycle!

Monday, January 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

If you don't get into your ED school, good luck at UVA!!

Monday, January 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

I'm actually waiting on about six schools and I'll definitely post them as soon as I hear. I applied ED to one school but haven't heard anything yet, but it looks like they've barely given any decisions out. I didn't apply to NYU or Chicago though. Once again, good luck on your cycle, and I'm watching you too (not in a creepy way!)

Sunday, October 05 2008 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck to you!! I am sooo excited about GTown. The handwritten note at the bottom was classy.

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Oops, that comment from anonymous was me...forgot to log in. Anyways, good luck!

Thursday, September 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

This list and accompanying experience looks incredibly familiar. Best of luck, young splitter :)

Wash U
Thursday, September 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Pretty good, actually. Better now that finals are over. Congrats on the W&L acceptance. It was my first one too I believe, and it's a good school with a beautiful campus. They'll probably toss you some money as well as Wash U, you should definitely consider both. Still, best of luck getting into your top choices, I'm sure you'll make it happen! Drop me a line if you have any Wash U questions.

Monday, January 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on W&L! Good luck on the rest of your cycle!!! Hopefully, my recent withdrawals will open up some more splitter love. :)

Friday, November 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! I hope so. Congrats on W & L, and good luck with the rest of your cycle.

Congrats on W&L!
Thursday, January 01 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hello and good luck with the rest my number sibling! I'll be following closely. :)

Wednesday, August 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

congrats! awesome school. i submitted and went complete the same day as you. i have my fingers crossed

Sunday, November 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on GW!!

Saturday, June 09 2007 at 08:00 PM

We're almost numbers twins... good luck w/the rest of your cycle. Btw, what time of day did your UChicago status change approximately?

Saturday, June 09 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, I was just asking about time of day cuz some schools only update once for everyone around ~5pm, and others update each person as they get done throughout the day. Trying to figure out if my checking every 2-3 hours was futile. I am trying really hard to cut back on that.