Cabra (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Harvard University graph Rejected 02/01/08 02/02/08 03/18/08 05/23/08 12 years
University of Chicago graph Waitlisted W 02/01/08 02/02/08 03/31/08 05/13/08 12 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W 02/01/08 02/04/08 02/14/08 03/02/08 12 years
New York University F graph Accepted W $25,000 02/01/08 02/02/08 -- 02/19/08 12 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted W 02/14/08 02/22/08 03/12/08 03/21/08 12 years
Columbia University F graph Accepted A 02/09/08 02/11/08 02/21/08 03/13/08 12 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Waitlisted W 02/07/08 02/08/08 02/21/08 04/02/08 12 years
Duke University F graph Waitlisted W 02/15/08 02/17/08 02/28/08 03/06/08 12 years
University of California Berkeley graph Rejected 02/01/08 02/04/08 03/05/08 03/25/08 12 years

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Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

Cycle Over:

-Essentially straight from undergrad (I finished in December--limited WE)
-Honors Thesis
-Phi Beta Kappa
-One year abroad
-variety of journalism/bilingual internships and volunteering, no leadership
-One terrible event crapped all over my GPA for a semester. Wrote addendum.
-2 academic recs from people who know me very well, but are not tenure-track.
-Neat PS.


A late applicant...I'm a little worried, but I only need a few choices to feel content. I won't really know where I want to be until I visit anyway.
Perhaps I can act as a test case to everyone's theories about late apps...

Wrote "Why Our School?" essays to Penn, Michigan and Duke.

2/19--in at NYU via purple folder in the mail. The letter is dated 2/14/08. I'm shocked (and so happy!) to hear so soon. This definitely makes whatever happens next easier to swallow. :)

3/2--After scouring previous LSN cycles, I know that 99% of outright acceptances have been received by the end of March. Here's hoping for a big month! During the last week in March, I'm going to visit NYU and any other east coast schools that have it in their hearts to accept me. Come on Penn, you can do it! Just say the word and I'm at your ASW March 28-29.
Later--status checker at Georgetown says I'm at decision. eep!

3/5--In at Georgetown with nice, small, cream-colored envelope. Personal note in there too (I guess that's what they do.) Adding GULC to my law school tour!

3/6--"Priority Waitlist" at Duke. Don't think I'm going to stay on it...makes things easier!

3/13--Large, light green envelope from Columbia!!

3/18--Harvard status checker went from "received" to "under review"-- still a tiny hope...but not really.

3/22--Went to decision on Michigan status checker, was able to log into admitted students site and see that they've mailed me an admissions packet!

3/25--rejected at Berkeley via thin envelope. expected.

3/31--finally complete Chicago (email)

4/1--Financial Aid email from NYU, $25,000 Dean's Scholarship ($10,000 for 1L and 2L, $5,000 for 3L)--nice!

4/2--waitlisted at Penn by email. I was so psyched about this place when I wrote my "Why Penn?" (it was an awesome essay too!), but having visited, I can say that I'm not bummed at all to have been waitlisted. It's definitely not the place for me.

4/29--Deposit down, I'm going to Columbia!!

5/13--Waitlist letter from Chicago. Two days later I got a "definitely maybe" email from Chicago in which I was told they were planning to make some acceptances and they wanted to take my application to committee--reply to the email if I still wanted to be for future late applicants, Chicago is prolly possible, but it happens LATE!

5/23-reject email from Harvard. Didn't hurt nearly as much as I thought it would. My little heart is set on Columbia. :D

Visitor Comments

  • Much luck!
  • Friday, September 14 2007 at 11:12 AM

thanks Cabra, your list is definitely a little, shall we say, "fancier" than mine. ;) What are your top 3 choices?

- papercranes
  • thansks...
  • Wednesday, September 19 2007 at 03:52 PM

for the congrats! When are you gonna get your apps out so I can start congratulating you?

- Ataraxia
  • Great Numbers
  • Friday, September 28 2007 at 03:52 PM

Wow, you have great numbers. Best of luck, I bet you'll get into several (if not all) of those schools. Congrats and look forward to a lot of scholarships!

- dotlyn
  • awesome
  • Monday, October 01 2007 at 05:55 AM

thanks!! you too..what is your top choice? when are you going to apply?

- hobbyhorse
  • a love for CA
  • Monday, October 01 2007 at 11:30 AM

definitely. I have family & family friends there but moreover, who can deny that the weather is fantastic? Lots of luck, papercranes

- papercranes
  • :)
  • Tuesday, October 02 2007 at 09:45 PM

Good luck!

- PinkTiki
  • Good luck!
  • Thursday, October 04 2007 at 12:33 PM

Hey Cabra. Thanks for the help on my PS. It looks like our numbers are pretty similar (I'd prefer yours, actually) so hopefully we both have a good cycle.

- ghil04
  • TY!
  • Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:42 PM

Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful cycle. GL!

- tl
  • GL
  • Saturday, November 10 2007 at 01:00 PM

good luck this cycle. We're pretty similar #s-wise. I think you'll have a great cycle!

- RichieAprile
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 03:31 PM


- PinkTiki
  • NYU
  • Friday, February 22 2008 at 02:11 PM

Holy shit! That's a quick turnaround!

- spaceinvaders
  • Yay for late applicants!
  • Thursday, February 28 2008 at 04:27 AM

Hey-- This is random. I just wanted to tell you that I'm in the same boat as you-- same schools, same numbers, same procrastination on applying. I got comfort from your LSN profile, and I don't have one to do the same for you. Here's to late apps test cases. Clara

- Kate
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, March 05 2008 at 05:44 PM

On Georgetown!

- PinkTiki
  • hey
  • Friday, March 07 2008 at 09:55 AM

Upping the ante, are we? That is $20 I would NOT mind parting with. Also, Duke = idiots.

- stefanies23
  • thanks :)
  • Sunday, March 09 2008 at 01:07 PM

and congrats on NYU and GULC. I expect there will be many more coming!

- papercranes
  • wow!!
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 09:04 AM

congrats on your amazing cycle so far! Your app turnaround times are really impressive. best of luck with the rest of your schools!

- scc
  • omg congrats!!
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 02:47 PM

i am like, totally hating on you now! (jk)

- StefanieS23
  • re
  • Saturday, March 15 2008 at 09:15 PM

thanks! what's your top choice?

- scc
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, March 22 2008 at 11:14 PM

On Michigan!

- PinkTiki
  • HELP
  • Sunday, March 23 2008 at 04:35 PM

Hey there! Would you mind sending me the login info for the Michighan Admitted Students Site? I just went to decision too...I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!

- Anxious!
  • Michigan!
  • Sunday, March 23 2008 at 07:27 PM

Congrats on Michigan! I'm pretty sure that's where I'm going. Is there any chance you'd go there? With your #s I wouldn't be surprised if you got a good scholarship to go... you could almost get into Yale with your stats (172/3.7 seems to be about the baseline of admissions there on LSN).

- spaceinvaders
  • admitted students site
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 06:28 AM

congrats! do you think you could send me the info for the admitted students' site? i went to decision 3/22 as well and am super anxious. cheers!

- E
  • admitted students site
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 06:52 AM

congrats! do you think you could send me the info for the admitted students' site? i went to decision 3/22 as well and am super anxious. cheers!

- E
  • thanks!
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 01:52 PM

double or nothing, you get into harvard? :)

- StefanieS23
  • nyu
  • Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 07:23 PM

congrats on the nyu $$$ !!

- scc
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, April 29 2008 at 10:55 PM

On Columbia!

- PinkTiki

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