8.5.09 -- Received an email notifying me that there's space available in Fordham's evening program, but I'm totally set and excited for UCI!
7.5.09 -- I found my UCLA rejection letter hiding under a pile of my room mate's unopened mail this morning. It was dated May 8, 2009. Ok, fine, you win UCLA!
6.4.09 -- I feel like UCLA lost my application and is hoping I'll withdraw so they don't have to admit it.
5.11.09 -- After sending a "what's up with my application" email to UCLA I was informed that I am still in committee. Just hurry up and ding me already!
4.10.09 -- No love from the Trojan Family.
4.07.09 -- Received a waitlist notice from BU. I thought I had withdrawn a few weeks ago... Duly noted BU, duly noted.
3.31.09 -- Waitlisted at UW, which is fine. I had already nixed Seattle anyway. Withdrew my name from the waitlist. Still excited for UCI!
3.18.09 -- I sent in my SIR to UC Irvine today. I'm so thrilled to finally know where I'll be next fall, and to be a part of building this new institution with such talented students and faculty.
3.17.09 -- Winnowing down my options; today I withdrew from Cardozo, Brooklyn and Fordham.
3.16.09 -- A generous BLS scholarship arrived in the mail. No word on the public interest fellowship though...
3.12.09 -- Something that reads "Merit Scholar Deposit" went up on my BLS web advisor communication page. I hope this means I'm in the running for a scholarship!
3.9.09 -- After attending a lunch with other UCI admits yesterday, I'm totally convinced of what a great opportunity it would be to join the inaugural class. However, the GF has also been accepted to her top choice in NYC, which makes for a tricky situation... At least its helping me narrow my focus to UCI vs. NYC programs! Goodbye Seattle.
3.7.09 -- I took the SF area out of the equation today and withdrew from UC Hastings and UC Davis -- man that was hard! Good luck to those on the waitlists!
3.6.09 -- Withdrew from Loyola today. I've decided that, even with a full - ride (which is totally unrealistic at this point), I would still choose UCI.
3.3.09 -- Came home to a small envelope from Loyola informing me that I've been selected to receive a scholarship of $15K/year. Nice! I'm not sure whether this will trump the full-ride from UC Irvine, but I am impressed with the public interest opportunities at Loyola, which gives me more to mull over this month.
3.2.09 -- It appears I'm in some sort of committee review for UW. I have a sinking suspicion that a waitlist may be in my future, which would probably put me out of the running for the Gates public interest scholarship. Tear.
3.1.09 -- I withdrew from Pepperdine today. A beautiful campus and broad alumni network don't trump a faculty and dean that are outspoken supporters of Prop 8.
2.27.09 -- My acceptance packet arrived from Seattle U with a great scholarship offer. I feel really fortunate this cycle.
2.24.09 -- Oh why do you toy with my emotions UW?! My "in review" date changed again... Dinged by GULC via small, thin, sad little envelope.
2.23.09 -- I went to decision at GULC on Friday but have yet to receive anything in the mail. Judging from the rejections being reported on LSN I'm presuming I will be getting no love. C'est la vie.
2.18.09 -- Admitted to Seattle University via online status checker (admission date reads 2.17).
Not to be a Debbie downer, but I'm afraid this may be the last of the good news I'll have this cycle. The only applications I still have outstanding are reaches (yes, I'm looking at you UCLA) and a couple potential waitlists.
2.13.09 -- I'm going crazy with the UW status checker. My "in review" date keeps changing, but no decisions are reported. Anyone else experiencing this?
2.12.09 -- Large envelope from L&C finally arrived (status checker said "decision processed" on January 30th). Yay I'm in. Boo no scholarship. I decided to withdraw. I really love Portland, but can't afford private school tuition without assistance!
In other news... ACCEPTED at Davis!! Hurray! I also would like to give a shout-out to the designers of the status checker at Davis. I heart that you can access a pdf of the decision letter immediately. Clearly these people understand the neurotic mind of the law school applicant.
2.9.09 -- I'm withdrawing from USD and Santa Clara. Cost-wise, these two don't make much sense for me anymore given the acceptances from UC Irvine and Hastings. Good luck to those on the waitlists!
2.8.09 -- Came home to a large envelope from Loyola to discover I had been admitted but not awarded any scholarship monies "at this time." This one bummed me out. I liked the public interest opportunities at Loyola. Still, "at this time" I do not like the idea of graduating with over $120K in debt. My plan is to hold out to see if anything changes, but without any assistance I'm afraid Loyola will be a no-go.
2.7.09 -- Received a large envelope from Santa Clara today with the scholarship notification. I think Hastings is still less expensive even with the $9K from SC...
2.6.09 -- Loyola status checker reports that a decision has been mailed. I really liked Loyola when I visited so here's hoping the news is good and that there is some scholarship money included. Fingers crossed!
I'm sending in the form to Fordham requesting to stay on their waitlist. Although I originally applied to only the day program, I've also decided to add myself to the waitlist for either day or evening since I don't really have much preference at this point.
2.5.09 -- Accepted at BLS via email. Now I need to get on that fellowship application...
2.3.09 -- Voicemail from Cardozo informing me that I've been admitted with a $15K/year scholarship plus a $5K/year public service award. Nice! It feels good to get an acceptance from NYC under my belt. Still, the City is a spendy, spendy place to live... I guess we'll just have to wait and see how the cards fall into place at the end of all this.
Got an email from Santa Clara student organizations welcoming me to the community. I guess that means I have been accepted!
2.2.09 -- Santa Clara status checker reports "decision mailed."
1.31.09 -- Scholarship came in the mail from USD: $24K/year. Yay!
1.30.09 -- Admitted to Pepperdine via online status check and there was a big yellow envelope waiting for me at home with a renewable $23K/year scholarship.
I've decided to withdraw from U of the Pacific and Loyola Chicago. Good luck to those on the waitlists or with decisions still pending!
1.29.09 -- Unsurprising rejection from UCB via online status check.
1.27.09 -- BANNER DAY!! Just got off the phone with the Dean of Admissions at UC Irvine and I'm IN!! I had missed calls from a 949 number on Friday and Saturday and decided to call back just in case. I'm so glad I did! Their letter arrived that night confirming full tuition scholarship for three years (it was dated 1.22.09).
1.26.09 -- In at UC Hastings via small envelope. So excited to get some love from the UC system.
1.23.09 -- Waitlisted at Fordham via status checker. Boo. How do I write a LOCI?
1.21.09 -- Voicemail from the Dean of Admissions at Loyola Chicago. Unsure about a move to Chicago, but it sure is nice to have options!
1.17.09 -- Large white envelope from U of the Pacific informing me that all first year books are free and I have been awarded a $25K/year renewable public service scholarship. I feel very fortunate today.
1.15.09 -- Yay! First acceptance is from USD with a big white envelope. I never thought it would feel so nice to be a green dot.
1.14.09 -- Starting to go "under review" at a number of my top choices now... yikes. Also, I can't believe how long this process is; I started submitting applications back in September!
1.6.09 -- Everything is now submitted and out of my hands. Hooray!
12.29.08 -- New LSAT score was about what I was expecting. Was hoping for a few points higher, but I'm content overall. Submitting LSAT addenda...
12.4.08 -- 1.5 days until the LSAT. I'm so over studying, and my scores are starting to reflect it. This happened to me before the October test, and instead of getting upset about it and making myself MORE nervous, I'm going to stop taking practice tests, stop trolling LSD and LSN and start sleeping more, going to yoga, and reviewing PTs that I rocked.
GOOD LUCK to everyone taking on Saturday!
10.23.08 -- Sadly, my LSAT score was pretty much as I had predicted: bad. My advice to future test takers: Take each section individually; you never know which section is experimental!
10.6.08 -- October LSAT was miserable. I'll probably be back in test mode come December, but I'm going to wait to see what my October score is. If it ends up being really bad, I'll call admissions offices and ask them to wait until December to review my application. Sigh...