violaboy (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
New York University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/08/09 Rec: 11/03/09 Comp: 11/03/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
University of Pennsylvania F Accepted A Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 09/17/09 Rec: 09/18/09 Comp: 10/06/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/09 Upd: 12 years
University of Chicago F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 09/15/09 Rec: 09/15/09 Comp: 09/22/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/29/09 Upd: 12 years
Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/09 Rec: 10/27/09 Comp: 12/27/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/05/10 Upd: 12 years
#1 Harvard University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/15/09 Rec: 09/17/09 Comp: 09/17/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/10 Upd: 12 years
Boston University F Accepted W Type: RA $116,500 Sent: 09/08/09 Rec: 09/17/09 Comp: 10/06/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/13/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 09/20/09 Rec: 09/21/09 Comp: 09/21/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/09 Upd: 12 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $67,500 Sent: 09/21/09 Rec: 09/28/09 Comp: 10/08/09 Inter: -- Dec: 11/07/09 Upd: 12 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: SP $75,000 Sent: 09/08/09 Rec: 09/09/09 Comp: 09/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: 09/10/09 Upd: 12 years
University of Southern California F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/24/09 Rec: 11/25/09 Comp: 01/13/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/16/10 Upd: 12 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/20/09 Rec: 10/21/09 Comp: 10/21/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/09 Upd: 12 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/17/09 Rec: 10/02/09 Comp: 10/29/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/12/10 Upd: 12 years
University of California Los Angeles F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 09/08/09 Rec: 09/09/09 Comp: 10/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: 10/22/09 Upd: 12 years
Columbia University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/17/09 Rec: 10/28/09 Comp: 10/28/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/10 Upd: 12 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 171
  • LSAT 2: 171
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.85
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Scholarships, some Honor Societies
Some clubs, with some leadership positions
Working part-time (about 20/wk)

I have some interesting (possibly bad, possibly good) soft factors, so don't take my cycle as an indication of yours with similar numbers. I'll probably reveal at the end of the cycle.

Twin brother is applying this cycle too. celloman

Additional info & updates

10/27/08- Just got fee waivers to Northwestern, Illinois, and Duke PT, all places that I was going to apply to anyways! That's $200 less!

11/1/08- Got a fee waiver from Michigan. Wasn't considering them, but maybe?

11/25/08- And I'm out of the cycle. Will be applying next cycle.

1/9/09- I've gotten a lot of fee waivers, and I'm hoping that they can apply to next year's cycle...

6/26/09- And I'm back in the swing of things. I'll hopefully be applying in the fall. I'll be writing my personal statement pretty soon.

8/5/09- I've started my personal statement, and I'm officially in for this cycle!

8/27/09- Sent in an updated transcript to LSAC. And I'm almost done with my personal statement! Just another couple of weeks and I should have all of my apps in!

9/4/09- Personal statement is almost done! I should be sending my first batch of applications in next week.

9/6/09- Personal statement is done! Laid to rest! Addendums are written too (I know, there are multiple...). And I'll send a couple of apps out tomorrow!

9/10/09- Wow!! First admission!

9/20/09- Lots of applications in. The rest are either not available, or I'm waiting to see if I'll get fee waivers from last year back :X And we'll see if other schools care about some oddities on my applications...

9/25/09- Got my official Duke acceptance in the mail! It's nice to know I have someplace to go :)

9/29/09- Application under review at Harvard. Let's hope it doesn't stay that way until next May...

10/22/09- Status checkers are life ruiners.

10/22/09- Just got a call from Dean Schwartz! Scholarship at UCLA!

10/25/09- Done with apps! Just need to wait now!

11/8/09- Michigan status checker says that I went to Decision yesterday. I could log into the Admitted Students' site, so I assume that I'm admitted.

11/12/09- Got my Michigan acceptance packet! Dean Zearfoss wrote a nice little note about my personal statement.

11/24/09- Decided to apply to USC. I got a fee waiver and I promised a coworker that I would apply if I got a fee waiver. She's a Trojan through and through.

12/15/09- A call from Penn while I was at work! So pumped! One of my top choices!

12/17/09- An email to call UVA. Got voicemail. Just got a call back!

12/17/09- Just got a call from Berkeley!! They're going to fly me out for their ASW!

12/29/09- Just got a call from Dean Perry at University of Chicago!

1/6/10- Application held for further review at Harvard.

1/14/10- Got a scholarship from Michigan.

1/26/10- NYU just requested my fall grades.

1/28/10- Sent my updated transcripts in for Harvard and NYU.

2/13/10- Place on Reserve at Columbia. Basically a waitlist. And they won't look at my app again until May...

2/24/10- Holy crap! Scholarship from Chicago! They were one of the few that I was still considering, and this puts them in incredible contention!

3/15/10- Sweet! A scholly from UVA and my acceptance binder from Northwestern!

3/22/10- Just got a scholarship from Penn!!

3/30/10- Went to Penn's ASW this past weekend and absolutely loved it. Decisions, decisions!

4/16/10- Harvard waitlist email. That dream is dead, but the dream with another school is alive! :)

4/20/10- Sending a deposit to Penn. Will be deferring one year and be a part of the Class of 2014!

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re: jerk
Thursday, October 05 2006 at 08:00 PM

So I don't actually hate jm686... I'm just jealous of him. Good luck in your LSAT preparation :)

Thanks!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

and good luck!

Thanks!
Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, Reading Comp just killed me somehow. Good luck to you next time as well!

Guess what
Thursday, October 05 2006 at 08:00 PM

I thought I would let you know... I got into UCLA as a transfer student!!! I\'m free!!! Good luck on round two with the LSAT. I am sure you will do amazingly. And if not, it\'s not the end of the world (I should know ;)

Good Luck
Monday, June 30 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the support, good luck to you also!

thanks!
Sunday, July 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

good luck to you as well, especially on the october lsat!

Thanks
Saturday, January 19 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you as well! Hopefully your October score better represents your PTs and the amount of effort you\'ve put forth.

Musicians
Wednesday, August 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the post. As a fellow string musician...yes, it is nice to see. :)

on top of things
Sunday, July 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

I think I'm bordering on neurotic, submitting half my apps at 12:01 to get them out of the way. My boyfriend thinks I've passed the line for legally insane already...

re: October LSAT
Sunday, August 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

It's a popular boat to be in (retaking that is...) - best of luck in October!

re: October
Monday, June 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

Good luck with studying this last week and a half!

Thanks
Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Seems like I'm getting a little bit better, more consistent at least. Hope you're doing well also, good luck to you next Saturday!

thanks
Monday, August 18 2008 at 08:00 PM

Yea I hope you're right. All the work will pay off though. It has to!

Thanks and Good luck!
Monday, June 09 2008 at 08:00 PM

...to you too! Hope the prep has gone well. Mine has been okay. Some hits and misses, and a bit of a break in between. Hopefully Saturday will be a 'hit' for both of us! I know we're capable! Once again - good luck!

Saturday, January 19 2008 at 07:00 PM

I felt like it was really easy overall, depending on which LR was the wrong one. I misbubbled on the RC and had like thirty seconds to recoup and bubble the correct answers. Hopefully things are good for both of us.

Hope it went well
Monday, June 30 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hope your LSAT went well today. Thanks for all the encouragement

Sunday, July 13 2008 at 08:00 PM

thanks for the good luck wishes! hopefully it helped!

Cheers...
Monday, June 09 2008 at 08:00 PM

Here's hoping my score will be higher - but I wouldn't count on it. Bombed the last game and a half, and then because of that, tore through the last LR. Don't know yet whether that's good or bad. I felt better overall in terms of timing, but who knows how that will translate! Glad you felt so much better and good luck for the rest of your cycle!

Good Luck
Wednesday, June 18 2008 at 08:00 PM

Good luck with the October LSAT score. Looks like we are going to have some similar schools, and a similar (hopefully) split between our LSAT scores.

Retake
Monday, June 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

I'm glad to see you felt good about the test. I did too. Hopefully it'll translate into score improvements!

Unfortunately, yes...
Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks :) Yeah, it really hurt sending that cancellation form in. I had a tough time with one of the RC passages, lost my focus and ended up not even getting to the last passage at all. I knew all the random guessing that ensued probably wouldn't make for a good score haha. I'll be retaking in December, though; disappointing, but I guess that's life. Thanks for the encouragement though, and hope things go well for you!

Haha!
Monday, June 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

"I actually walked out of the test smiling. Who does that?!" When I read this part of your comment, I was confused and thought I had accidentally posted on my own comments... Because I had a smile on my face when I left too! Hopefully it's a good omen. Nerves are killing me.

Thanks!
Wednesday, August 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats! Def excited. How are your apps coming?

Wow!
Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats! 171 is amazing, way to go! This really gives me hope that you can make a comeback after one less-than-stellar score :) Good luck!!

Yeah!
Wednesday, June 18 2008 at 08:00 PM

We got that score split we both wanted! Congrats!

Extra congrats!
Monday, June 09 2008 at 08:00 PM

On the great re-take score! So pleased for you! Wish I too could have proved that it can be done, but ah well. At least one of us did it! Great luck on your cycle though you no longer need it!

CONGRATULATIONS!
Monday, June 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

I saw your post on LSD. Congrats on your retake!

Monday, June 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

OMFG! I got a 171 too!!!!

Wednesday, July 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your retake! My score went up almost as much as yours :) Good luck on your cycle!

Jump in score
Saturday, October 04 2008 at 08:00 PM

I know, I think it was just one of those things where I had a great day. Congrats on your latest LSAT score as well.

Saturday, January 19 2008 at 07:00 PM

Yeah...and I wouldn't have a problem attending Cornell. I would just rather attend a school known for its international law programme, so I'll retake in June and hold out for Georgetown and NYU. Congrats on the good score, and good luck with the cycle!

Michigan!
Monday, June 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

I'm a bit jealous of your Michigan fee waiver! But, I guess that since it's (probably) my top target school, I can shell out the money to apply...

Addendum
Monday, June 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

No addendum or diversity statement. And I cannot believe my cycle ended so quickly. I'm still in shock. You're waiting until next year? Best of luck!

Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

I really enjoyed reading your updated and am reeeeally happy that you got 171! yay! but why are you out of the cycle???

Friday, July 04 2008 at 08:00 PM

Aw why are you postponing til next cycle? Your numbers are WAY better than mine D: Also, yes, represent music majors. I hope that a degree in music will tip the scales in my favor for all the IP programs I'm applying to. =)

postponing
Sunday, December 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

Why postpone? You were looking great. 2 majors, great GPA, working? What's missing?

Friday, July 04 2008 at 08:00 PM

haha ty. Now I just need scholarship offers so I won't be a pauper. =)

Help w/ LR RC sections
Sunday, June 28 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey I saw your post on lawschooldiscussion and I noticed that you scored a 158 your first go round and got a 15 pt improvement on the test the second time. I took the LSAT June 8th (157) and want to take it again in December. Im great at LG but I suck on LR and RC, I can never get more than 19 right. do you have any study tips???

Thanks!
Sunday, May 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good luck to you, too!

re: welcome
Tuesday, January 27 2009 at 07:00 PM

thanks! any advice for this coming cycle is greatly appreciated!

lsat prep
Saturday, February 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

how did you prep for the lsat? i'm taking mine in spet.

YAY let's do this!
Tuesday, March 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good luck!

Tuesday, September 23 2008 at 08:00 PM

Good luck on this years cycle!

fee waivers?
Sunday, July 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hi! Did you receive fee waivers unsolicited from all those schools (Penn, Mich, etc.)? Or did you write and ask for them? Just wondering, because I would LOVE waivers from some of those...

good luck
Thursday, September 25 2008 at 08:00 PM

Our numbers are almost identical, good luck on your cycle!

feewaivers
Thursday, August 06 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hi there, Congrats on finishing your personal statement and addendums! Way to be on top of the game. I have the same question as Shoshana, did you get the fee waivers unsolicited? Anyways, thanks and good luck!

Penn Fee waiver
Friday, May 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Just curious, was that just your waiver from last year

CONGRATS!!
Tuesday, March 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

on Duke!!! Took awhile for us to get there, but doesn't it feel great to arrive?!

Congrats!
Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

The first one is always a huge relief! However, I'm still waiting for my school to come through for you when you apply :)

Congrats!
Thursday, August 13 2009 at 08:00 PM

Wow! Congrats on the first admission!!! I'm hoping to move my 158 up in two weeks like you did! : )

LSAT
Sunday, September 13 2009 at 08:00 PM

I saw that our test history is largely similar (160, 170). Did you attach an addendum to your application, or did you feel that the difference in score (outside of the normal statistical deviation) was large enough to obviate the need for an explanation?

congrats!
Wednesday, May 27 2009 at 08:00 PM

congrats on duke!

Thursday, September 17 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hello fellow musician! Do you have any advice for a music major for the application process? :-)

Thursday, September 17 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hello fellow musician! Do you have any advice for a music major for the application process? :-)

Monday, July 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey, you've got acceptances already? That must feel good. You applied very early. I'm trying to get mine in within a month.

Thanks and Good Luck!
Monday, June 22 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the note. Here's hoping you can land Harvard!

Good luck
Friday, May 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

close numbers, hopefully this cycle will be good to both of us.

Thank you
Monday, February 09 2009 at 07:00 PM

Good luck!

Congrats on UCLA!
Thursday, June 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

With a scholarship offer already--that's great! Congrats!

Go Bruins
Thursday, April 02 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the UCLA acceptance (and scholarship!). Did they notify you when you went complete there via email?

Monday, October 19 2009 at 08:00 PM

congrats on ucla and duke! good luck on the others! :-D

Wowzers
Sunday, February 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

Heard from UCLA already? Man, I hope I hear from them soon too.

Sunday, August 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Duke. Good luck with your cycle buddy.

Thanks!
Sunday, August 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thank you again!! NYU says I am under review now hopefully they dont stop review before getting my deans certification

Michigan
Sunday, August 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Michigan! No decision yet for me. Hopefully soon!

Represent
Thursday, April 02 2009 at 08:00 PM

Way to represent! 3 for 3 -- two t14s and UCLA is a great track record to start with.

UCLA $$
Tuesday, October 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

How were you notified of UCLA scholarship money? I am currently abroad and just got an email saying I was in but nothing about $$, thanks

Numbers so close
Wednesday, October 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

I will be paying close attention to your results. Good luck.

Wednesday, September 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats!! You're doing great so far. I'm just as anxious as you, but I'd like to think us type-A people will do well =)

Saturday, January 19 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thank you! I'm so excited. Congrats on your acceptances thus far too!. I'm sure you'll be getting many more.

question
Wednesday, April 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances, but why have you applied to a lot of schools for the second straight cycle? Assuredly, with your numbers, you would have gotten into a terrific school last year.

Congrats!
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

You are really rocking this cycle, way to go! Looks like retaking the LSAT, waiting a year and re-applying worked out well for you. Good luck with the rest of your apps!

Still in disbelief
Monday, June 15 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! I'm waiting for Dean Deal to call back and say it's all a misunderstanding, but until she does I'm going to start planning on Palo Alto next year! Congrats today on UVA and Berk; I'm definitely going to be at Berk's ASW, so we'll probably meet there!

Wednesday, December 02 2009 at 07:00 PM

Wow you are on an amazing streak. Congratulations, I'm sure a lot more acceptances are coming your way!

Congrats
Sunday, August 02 2009 at 08:00 PM

to a fellow BYU student on Chicago! I may see you out there in the fall.

U Chicago
Thursday, April 02 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the acceptance. What day did you first go under review there?

Thanks
Thursday, April 02 2009 at 08:00 PM

for the info. I went under review for the first time on 12/16, so hopefully I'm in the 2nd batch. Best of Luck.

violist?
Sunday, October 11 2009 at 08:00 PM

Nice to see a fellow musician here!

WOW
Saturday, January 19 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on the Michigan scholarship. That's amazing dude. You've got to attend now!

congrats!
Sunday, May 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on a great cycle so far - we're pretty much mirroring each other. Will be interesting to see where things land!

instrument
Sunday, October 11 2009 at 08:00 PM

I'm a violist here at Michigan, finishing up my graduate work this semester. Good luck with the rest of your pending apps...

Health
Sunday, November 29 2009 at 07:00 PM

That is very possible.

Wednesday, April 28 2010 at 08:00 PM

Hi! I have a question for you... I assume you are a viola major from your username? I am actually a viola major too and I'm going to be applying to some of the same schools as you next year. Do you think that helped you in the admissions process? any recommendations to make my apps look better based on having a music major? where did you go to undergrad? Thanks for the help!