UFCmaniac (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#3 University of Pennsylvania WL, Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 08/27/07 Upd: 15 years
#5 Boston College Rejected Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#5 Boston University Accepted W Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#8 Seton Hall University Accepted W Type: $27,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#7 Temple University Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#4 University of California Berkeley Rejected D Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#5 Vanderbilt University Accepted W Type: RA $10,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#3 Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#3 University of Michigan Ann Arbor WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#3 New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#6 College of William and Mary Accepted W Type: $14,300 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#5 University of Notre Dame Accepted W Type: RA $8,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#3 Duke University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#3 Cornell University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#2 University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#1 Harvard University Rejected D Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 164
  • LSAT 2: 167
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.95
  • Degree GPA: 3.95
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: PoliSci/Philosophy

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: New Jersey
  • Race: The sun is my enemy
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Heavily involved in clubs/orgs on campus, including various leadership roles. Worked hard on the PS. Think I got some pretty solid letters of rec from professors who know me well.

Additional info & updates

Some people on this site are making me paranoid. I highly doubt that admissions officers have the time to scan this site to look for reasons to drop potential admits, but I guess it's better to err on the side of caution, no?

For that reason, I deleted my old profile and created this one.

OK so...the first ding definitely sucked. I liked Chicago too. I know my LSAT is a little low for them but I was still expecting a waitlist. Oh well, so it goes...

Berkeley wasnt a big deal. I dont think I would have chosen it over Cornell or Gtown at this point.

So Harvard was a shot in the dark. Can't say I'm surprised, or that I regret taking the time to go the extra mile. What's the deal with BC? They seem like they are attempting to be more competitive than they really are (at least from what I've seen of several applications).

So I loved the visits to Gtown and Cornell. Both great in different ways. Tough decision...but I'm going with Cornell because of the tight-knit community and I felt like it was just a better environment to study law. As much as I liked Gtown, I still felt like an outsider.

Even though I put the deposit in for Cornell, I'm still pursuing Mich and Penn.

The visit to UMich was awesome. If they accept me, I'm going. Fingers crossed...

No dice from Michigan. Pretty psyched about Cornell. Guess it's time to go shopping for some Northface attire...

Ok, so I was still interested in UPenn, and on August 24th they accepted me off the waitlist...after I had been in Ithaca for a week, after I had order my textbooks for Cornell, after I had signed my lease, and after classes had begun. I had seriously given up hope on Penn, and I think now it's too late for the reasons already mentioned. However, I guess this might serve as a lesson for future waitlisted applicants. If you establish a good rapport with adcoms during the cycle and keep in contact every few weeks over the summer, there's always a chance that you'll get in...even if it's after classes have already started at most other law schools.

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Advice?
Thursday, December 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Any thoughts about Cornell v. Georgetown? I'm leaning towards Gtown because of the location, its Supreme Court Institute and its high marks for clinical training...but who knows. Any advice is welcomed

great number
Thursday, January 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

Great scores and schools. How did you study for the LSAT and for how long? Any personal advice? Thanks.

thoughts
Monday, June 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yes, it looks like we're aiming at the same spots. BU sent me a letter last week offering the scholarship. I was a little surprised at the amount, but maybe they are trying to keep pace with the big awards GW gave out last month. I am hoping that BC follows suit. Right now my top choice is Georgetown. I really liked it there after a visit. I'm still waiting on Michigan and think I have the best shot there of my remaining applications. However, BU and BC have a strong appeal because of the money and the fact that I'm from the area. Do you think I'd be crazy to pick BU/BC with 30k over Georgetown or even Michigan (not that I'm being presumptuous)? What's going through your head these days? We're fortunate to have some great options.

nice
Monday, June 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hello, numbers twin, and congrats on your acceptances so far! What are you leaning towards?

re: decision
Monday, December 11 2006 at 07:00 PM

Just saw your post...(For full disclosure Yale was my first choice) I chose Cornell for a few reasons. First and foremost, I had a great experience there. Their law school (especially the amazing law library) is what I always imagined a law school being like. It felt like it would be an amazing place to study law for three years- a great place to train to be a lawyer. I was also drawn to the fact that the law school is not a diploma factory and the class sizes are small- I dont like being a number in a mob. Finally, the faculty members I meet were fantastic. They went out of their way to listen to my interests and discuss the school with me. Im not sure if I can give you much advice about Cornell compared to Georgetown. I wasnt very impressed with Georgetown and did not end up applying there. You should feel great either way- youve done well for yourself. Feel free to ask anymore questions if you think I could be helpful.

schools
Monday, June 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Personally I'm leaning towards UVa right now (in-state tuition is an added bonus). I'm going out to visit at the end of March. DC is definitely a great place to be if you are interested in politics. I visited Gtown earlier this year, and really liked it. The facilities are great, and the students were friendly and only had good things to say about the school.

BC
Thursday, December 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

What's the deal?? I have a 164/3.6 and actually thought I had a legit chance until I started searching these profiles... I'm shocked you got rejected. What kind of chance does that leave me with? :(

Cornell
Monday, December 04 2006 at 07:00 PM

Did you get any info about Cornell's job placement outside of NY? I'm a CA native and I want to return after law school...I'm visiting at the end of April but in the mean time I've got to decide if I should keep other schools in play. Merci!

Cornell
Tuesday, August 15 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hope to see you in Ithaca. Congrats!

Thanks!
Monday, December 04 2006 at 07:00 PM

For the info. Cornell feels like the right school for me but I want to make sure I won't be stuck on the East Coast permanently :)

Yep!
Thursday, November 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

Sent in a writing sample and LOCI

Penn Advice
Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hi. I saw your posts on LSN and saw that you got into Penn late in the cycle. You also mentioned to stay in touch with adcomms. Do you have any advice as to how to do this? Phone? Email? I'd really appreciate any advice since I recently got waitlisted too, and Penn is my top choice. Thanks and I hope Cornell is treating you well.