Aurorable (2017-2018)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Yale University WL, Accepted Type: RA Sent: 01/02/18 Rec: 01/03/18 Comp: 01/13/18 Inter: -- Dec: 04/27/18 Upd: 2 years
Stanford University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/27/17 Rec: 10/30/17 Comp: 11/14/17 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/18 Upd: 3 years
Harvard University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/10/17 Rec: 11/13/17 Comp: 11/17/17 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/18 Upd: 3 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA $190,000 Sent: 12/31/17 Rec: 01/01/18 Comp: 01/09/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/18 Upd: 3 years
Columbia University F Accepted W Type: RA $195,700 Sent: 10/27/17 Rec: 10/27/17 Comp: 11/14/17 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/18 Upd: 3 years
University of Chicago F Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: 10/27/17 Rec: 10/27/17 Comp: 11/14/17 Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/18 Upd: 3 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 180
  • LSAT 2: N/A
  • LSAT 3: N/A
  • LSAC GPA: 3.91
  • Degree GPA: 4.0
  • School Type: Ivy
  • Major: N/A
  • Class Rank: N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

  • City: N/A
  • State: Empty
  • Race: white
  • Gender: Woman
  • Years out of Undergrad: 5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Masters degree, 7 years of non law-related but interesting work in education

Got good financial aid at Stanford, so the New York scholarships were easy to turn down.

Word to the wise for future cycles: Both my letters of rec were from grad school instructors--not sure if Yale liked that. Go for people who can speak to your undergrad work and/or a diversity of experiences they've had with you.

Yale offered to offer me a spot (?!) on August 3rd after I had opted to stay on the wait list.

Additional info & updates

Harvard
Interview invite: 12/7
Interview: 12/20

Chicago
Interview invite: 1/12
Interview: 1/24

Did not interview at Columbia.

Applied for Root at NYU, was not invited to interview. Was offered Vanderbilt, so it ended up being a wash.

I used the LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim, along with two editions of "10 Actual LSATs," and I highly recommend this combo! Did not take a class.

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Congrats!
Sunday, November 18 2018 at 09:23 AM

But I guess the Yale offer was too late for you to change your mind?

Kind of?
Sunday, July 26 2020 at 06:20 PM

Not technically, but it felt too late. By then I didn't want to--it was always neck and neck between the two for me but by the end I felt like Stanford was my dream school. The offer was very, very late though, and that was part of it: I didn't like they way Yale handled the admissions process at all. As I remember, they hadn't even told me I was ON the waitlist until some other decisions were due and admitted students' weekend was already happening, even though I applied pretty early. This happened to a lot of people I talked to at other ASWs. I didn't like the way they handled things and it gave me a bad impression of the administration (although this has improved over the past two years, since SLS admin has done things that equally frustrate me, and I really admire the public interest commitment at Yale).

LSAT
Sunday, July 26 2020 at 06:29 PM

I'm not sure my "additional info" section is showing up, so I'll put this here: I used the LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim, along with two editions of "10 Actual LSATs," and I highly recommend this combo! Did not take a class. Hope that helps somebody! Also, not that you asked, but I wish someone had forcibly pried my eyeballs away from this website when I was going through applications three years ago. Remember that agonizing does very little to help your chances, all your law school applications knowledge will almost immediately become practically useless, and you can never get this time back. But YDY!