VirusNY (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/27/07 Rec: 10/27/07 Comp: 11/29/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/22/08 Upd: 14 years
Georgetown University F Accepted W Type: RA $81,500 Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 10/31/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/07 Upd: 14 years
#1 Cornell University Accepted A Type: $86,000 Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 11/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/07 Upd: 14 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: SP $54,000 Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 10/31/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/02/07 Upd: 14 years
University of Pennsylvania F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/28/07 Rec: 10/29/07 Comp: 11/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/14/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $49,500 Sent: 10/28/07 Rec: 11/02/07 Comp: 11/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/03/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 10/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Chicago Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/27/07 Rec: 10/27/07 Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/08 Upd: 14 years
Columbia University F Waitlisted Type: ED Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/08 Upd: 14 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/12/07 Rec: 11/13/07 Comp: 12/06/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/12/08 Upd: 14 years
New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/27/07 Rec: 10/30/07 Comp: 11/21/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Notre Dame F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 10/31/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/27/07 Upd: 15 years
Washington and Lee University F Accepted W Type: RA $85,500 Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/31/07 Comp: 11/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/07 Upd: 15 years
Vanderbilt University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/29/07 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 170
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.71
  • Degree GPA: 3.66
  • School Type: Small Private
  • Major: Double

Demographic Information

  • City: Brooklyn
  • State: New York
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

I guess I'll now write this out:

Honor Societies-
Pi Sigma Alpha
Omnicron Delta Kappa
National Scholars

Interesting Jobs/Internships-
Intern at Press Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's office
A few other jobs at school and a current full time position as paralegal/translator

Clubs-
Student Government Association- two terms as Senator, member of Allocations committee.
Poets
Pre-Law Society
etc

Senior thesis done- "Women's Emancipation in Albania".

Additional info & updates

**********This Section will be used to keep people who check my profile updated. I have created in cronological order the LSAT section, FEE WAIVERS section, APPLICATIONS section, DECISIONS section, and finally my FINAL CHOICE section****************

LSAT:
10/19/07- Got LSAT score 170!

FEE WAIVERS:
09/17/07- Washington and Lee Fee Waiver
10/22/07- Columbia Fee Waiver
10/23/07- Virginia Fee Waiver; Duke Fee Waiver with Priority Track; Michigan Hidden Waiver; Georgetown Hidden Waiver; and Pennsylvania Hidden Waiver :) What a great day!!!
10/24/07- Vanderbilt Fee Waiver and Notre Dame Fee Waiver
10/26/07- Texas and WUSTL waivers... maybe I'll give them an application in December after I hear from Duke, Cornell and Columbia.
10/29/07- Successfully received merit based fee waiver from W&M after telling them about my interest in their school via email.
10/30/07- Fee waivers offered from University of Illinois and University of Arizona.
10/05/07- Fee waiver from Northwestern, but at this point I just can't see me attending that school over Duke, so I probably will not apply.

Schools I have Fee Waivers which I will probably not use, but may end up using them come December:
-Northwestern
-USC
-William and Mary
-Texas
-WUSTL
(I have zero interest in applying at the rest)

APPLICATIONS:
10/23/07- Completed LSAC applications for Columbia and Duke.
10/24/07- Completed LSAC applications for Virginia, Georgetown, Washington and Lee, Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt. And then later at night Cornell too.
10/27/07- Completed LSAC applications for NYU, Chicago and Harvard.
10/28/07- Completed LSAC applications for Penn and Michigan.
11/12/07- People will bash me for wasting my money, but tonight I Completed LSAC application for Yale. I can't think of a better way to waste 87 bucks.

I am done applying because DUKE came through. It's all about waiting it out now and seeing what my best option will be!

DECISIONS:
11/02/2007- IN at Duke! Via email! Go Blue Devils!!!
11/21/2007- In at Georgetown via snail mail letter. 2 for 2... Happy Thanksgiving!!!
11/27/2007- In at Notre Dame with a scholarship of 20,000 per year with the only requirement being that I remain in good standing. It came via snail mail and arrived on 12/01/2007.
11/29/2007- In at Vanderbilt via Snail Mail. It came to be on 12/03/2007.
12/05/2007- In at Washington and Lee Law via email.
12/12/2007- Columbia ED deferral via snail mail.
12/14/2007- Cornell accepted me via email. Thank you Cornell for giving me the option of staying in New York State... if I so chose to do...
01/03/2008- In at Michigan via email by Dean Zearfoss. The decision had been made since December 18, but my packet has probably gotten lost in the mail, so I emailed to ask. Here's to getting a new packet mailed out to me. GO BLUE!
01/14/2008- Thank you UPenn for waitlisting me. You were certainly my top choice these last few days and if you were to accept me I'd have more than likely rushed to your open arms. I still will if you let me in.
02/05/2008- Finally a new "decision", though it is really an indecision by Chicago. Held there. Hope I am let in.
02/07/2008- Harvard deferral. WOW I am happy!
03/10/2008- NYU rejects me! That school has it in for me. First they deny me in undergrad, and now again... I think my odds of remaining in NYC are very slim now.
03/12/2008- Yale rejects me... and I don't care :) Cornell just threw me 28,700 per year via scholarship. With that it jumps to first place :)
03/26/2008- Placed on Reserve at Columbia. I was holding out some hope since I applied ED... Oh well.
03/28/2008- UVA waitlisted me after making me wait since I went compete at the beginning of November. I withdrew within five minutes of opening the letter.
04/01/2008- Waitlisted at UChicago. I am at the point where I have no desire to remain on waitlists and attend schools at full price unless it is Columbia, Harvard or UPenn.
04/22/08- Harvard dings me via email. I knew it was going to come at some point.

FINAL CHOICE:
02/11/2008- Withdrew from Washington and Lee and Vanderbilt. Narrowing the choices down a bit.
02/25/08- Withdrew from Notre Dame Law. Down to only four schools I am considering now, but hopeful to have at least one or two more to chose from.
04/01/08- Withdrew from UVA and Chicago. Both were waitlists.
04/10/08- Withdrew from Georgetown today, got an email yesterday by Dean Cornblatt that they decided not to give me any scholarship money. Oh well...
04/10/08- What the heck I'm withdrawing the waitlist at UPenn as well tonight. I wouldnt go there without any sort of aid either. It's just Columbia and Harvard that I'd attend full price over the discounted price of Cornell.

04/11/08- My seat deposit check will be mailed to Cornell. It's all pretty much wrapped up now unless there's a surprise acceptance by Columbia or Harvard. Seeing as the odds of that are under 1%, it's safe to assume I'll be in ITHACA next year!

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Good luck
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Good luck with your apps, looks like we have almost identical profiles.

yankees
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Actually I root for the Yankees and Mets. If they were playing each other, I'd probably root for the Yankees though. My dad grew up in Queens and the Bronx and rooted for both so I inherited it from him. I root for the Jets and Giants, Rangers and Devils too.

safeties
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

You've probably already thought of this, but unless you'd consider going there with a nice scholarship, I wouldn't apply to GW, Fordham, and BU without fee waivers. It's virtually impossible that you won't get into at least 1 top 14 school.

Thanks,
Saturday, June 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

I appreciate the compliment! I felt like it went well (I upped my grade to B+ after further thought), but I am trying to stay level-headed about it. Good luck on your cycle!

Thanks - Good Luck!
Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the encouragement - it looks like you're going to have a great cycle, too. I really admire your ability to get things in EARLY! Any tips to force myself to give up and just accept that there is no "perfect" PS or resume?? :P

Good lcuk!
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Good luck application twin. :) Many similar fee-waivers... I didn't get Georgetown, W& L, or Penn, but did get Northwestern and UCLA. What does "hidden waiver" mean? We have almost identical application schools. Similarly non-impressive SF's as well? Will be interesting to compare results. :)

New York
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

I don't like the big city so I am thinking I shouldn't bother applying to Columbia or NYU since I would be miserable at either place. I would take NYU by a long shot over Columbia though, don't have a fee waiver however :(. I do have one for Columbia but at this point I'm really just planning on not using it...

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

On Duke!

Duke
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Duke! Pressure's off now unless you're really desperately awaiting Columbia.

AWESOME
Monday, September 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

CONGRATS ON DUKE - DEFINITLEY WOULD LOVE TO GET AN ACCEPTANCE THAT HIGH UP! KEEP EM COMIN'!

I hear ya
Monday, September 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

...but I had to have some "sure things" in there just in case - too bad I already applied and paid for the LSDAS report or I would have rescinded them. Oh well - let it ride and hell yea we will be congratulating each other many more times - what's the realistic number 1 for you???

Duke
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

I got it 6 days after I was accepted. I don't recall there being any special goodies in it.

Columbia
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Didn't realize you were ED @ Columbia. I suspect you'll find your cycle ends up being rather boring. :) Why ED @ Columbia?

...
Monday, September 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

BEST OF LUCK - Those seem like extremely realistic expectations! I'm pulling for ya!

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

On Georgetown!

congrats!
Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats :)

Thanks
Saturday, June 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

for the congrats! Happy Thanksgiving!

GULC
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Good job with Georgetown. You getting worried about not hearing from Michigan?

dayum
Saturday, September 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

dayum...GULC and Duke already? you are going to have a kickass cycle my friend...I am jealous indeed! Congrats on years of hard work paying off!

Harvard
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Why you so worried about not being complete? At least you've heard from them one way or another. I haven't heard from Berkeley (where I actually have SOME chance) at all and don't know what to do. And, think of it this way: as long as you're not complete, they can't reject you. :-p

Congrats
Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

on your acceptances (and being done with applying!). I guess we both have a bit of time to wait it out now...gah - it's so nerve-crushing!

Columbia
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Good luck with Columbia, I assume you'll be hearing soon. I'm pronouncing my Columbia RD app dead on arrival but we'll see.

UMich
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Did you check your Michigan status checker? I went to "Decision" this AM (hadn't bothered checking originally because it was a Saturday)...

Congrats
Saturday, September 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

Damn, 3 acceptances to awesome schools! I am jealous bro, you are killin it!

Michigan
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Remember the process here... once you go complete they give your file to somebody on their committee. Also, keep in mind that my application package is decidedly non-impressive. If I got in it is because I am simply above their presumptive-admit criteria this year. Then again, I might just be the first ding of the cycle. Moral of the story: chillax until we get to Christmas; if you haven't heard then we may have issues.

Clarification
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

I meant to say that if I get in with our numbers & my non-existent SF's (I _struggled_ to find one or two extracurriculars to put down so those boxes weren't totally empty, like I forgot them), you pretty much have to be in also (given your, at the very least, existent SF's).

ND
Monday, September 10 2007 at 08:00 PM

Tasty scholarship offer.

...
Sunday, October 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the good vibes. :) All of our crying is kind of moot because the worst we're going to end up is at BIGLAW factory aka Duke. :) That ND scholarship offer is very nice. The ONLY places that could woo me away, I think, from the T14 at this point are Vandy & ND (especially ND). Are you seriously considering the ND offer over Duke? Which engineering would you have done if you could go back? What is your major?

hi
Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

hi, are you still waiting for columbia ed? I haven't heard anything yet and was wondering if you think any more acceptances will be coming... also did gtown send your acceptance to your current or permanent address? Thanks and good luck.. looks like you already have some great options either way.

vandy
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Vandy. Hopefully Michigan is up next for both of us. I don't think I can take many more disappointing status checks.

Congrats on W&L!
Saturday, April 14 2007 at 08:00 PM

And all your other acceptances.

ballin
Saturday, September 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

5 acceptances including 2 T14 and Vandy? Dude, you should buy a lottery ticket because you are unstopable!

Fee Waiver
Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey! I know this sounds like a crazy question, but how does one apply for a fee waiver?

fee waivers
Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 07:00 PM

haha yes thanks!

mich
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Just be happy you've only been waiting for a month, I've been looking at Complete for almost 2. I'm glad Cornell came today to ease my pain.

coming soon?
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

I noticed that with the exception of UVa, so far I've gotten my acceptances in order by when I went complete. Maybe Michigan was just waiting for Cornell to keep the pattern going. (**Wishful thinking**)

columbia
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Sorry about Columbia. :(

hurray
Wednesday, November 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

cornell!

Thanks for the note!
Sunday, March 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

and congrats on ...er... everything! you're doing so well!

Cornell
Saturday, September 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

Virus man, freakin congrats on Cornell!!!! I love that school. You are doing so well this cycle and you deserve it!

Congrats
Friday, June 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

on the acceptances so far and good luck on all the rest.

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

On Michigan!

Awesome Results Man Good Job
Saturday, November 10 2007 at 07:00 PM

Panthers? Adelphi had a team or something? I don't need to keep you updated, I will tell you how it all goes down for me right now. Rejection, Rejection, Rejection, maybe, Nope, Rejection, Accepted... wait wrong person rejected.

mich
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

congrats on michigan! hope to see you at the same ASW. how does mich stack up in terms of your preferences?

uva
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks. Hope your acceptance is coming soon too.

CLS/Penn
Wednesday, October 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thank you!!! This cycle has exceeded my wildest dare-to-dreams :) I'm SURE you've got more good news coming to you...including a jump off the Penn waitlist. I just hope it's in time for whatever Penn ASW I end up at :)

Pi Sigma Alpha
Saturday, September 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

haha, hellz ya bro! Its a pretty cool honor society to be in I guess. Dude, you are ballin out this cycle, those are some really nice schools!

Bad News
Saturday, November 10 2007 at 07:00 PM

Wait listed at Hofstra. I'm screwed lol

Deferral Email
Friday, June 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

Just got the deferral email myself today. I am with you...NICE!

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

it looks like we're pretty similar applicants. Congrats on your success so far! I hope you hear from the others soon... this waiting is torturous.

scc
Cornell
Wednesday, October 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

Woah, you got soooo much money there!! that's awesome...