Wednesday, April 1, 2009



Remember how I said I was still waiting to hear back from Harvard and Chicago? Well this morning I woke up to the surprise and shock of a life time: I GOT IN TO HARVARD LAW SCHOOL!!!!!

When I saw the email in my inbox I couldn't believe my eyes. The message was titled, "Congratulations from Harvard Law!"

At first I kept hitting myself on the forehead but I remembered that yesterday, when I asked the admissions committee to send my decision letter to my address here in Utah I got a response back saying:


Thank you for your email. All admissions decisions will be sent via email. Thank you.

J.D. Admissions
So I realized this was the real thing!
To add to the reality, Toby Stock, Assistant Dean and Dean of Admissions said the following:
Daniel, congratulations on your acceptance to Harvard Law School. Back in September, you wrote me a brief email thanking me for visiting BYU and that really impressed me. I'm confident a gracious and ambitious student like yourself will be a welcomed asset to Harvard Law. I'll see you in the fall.
At this point I about passed out. But I looked back through my emails and found this exchange:

Mr. Stock,

I wanted to thank you for your visit to BYU today but I had to run off to class.

I appreciated your candor, comments, and thoughtful responses; I really enjoyed what you had to say.

Hopefully, I’ll get the chance to know you a little better over the phone some time soon . . .

Thanks again for your time and for coming all the way out here. (Although something tells me that the flight probably wasn’t on your own dime, right?)


At the time, I didn't think this little thank you would mean anything as he simply replied:

Thanks & good luck w/ the process

Toby W. Stock '01
Assistant Dean & Dean of Admissions
Harvard Law School
Office of JD Admissions, Austin 202
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-3179

I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Click here to see my official Harvard acceptance page!


Fletch said...

Not 10 seconds before I read this I suggetsted to Julie we fake a Chicago acceptance letter to you, but she said it was too mean.

I suppose I was wrong!

Cougar Abogado said...

Yes, F-Word, it's a good thing no one cared enough to read the comments on my post or they would have had me pegged from the start!