NYlawschoolgal (2016-2017)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Rutgers Law School graph Accepted W $6,000 -- -- -- -- 4 years
American University graph Accepted W 11/28/16 -- -- -- 4 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University graph Accepted A 11/15/16 -- -- -- 4 years
Catholic University of America F graph Accepted W -- -- -- -- 4 years
Duquesne University F graph Accepted W $22,000 11/15/16 11/15/16 -- 12/02/16 4 years
University at Buffalo F graph Accepted W 11/23/16 -- -- -- 4 years
Syracuse University graph Waitlisted W 11/23/16 -- -- -- 4 years
University of Pittsburgh graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 4 years
Emory University graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 4 years
Villanova University F graph Waitlisted 11/23/16 -- -- -- 4 years
Georgia State University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 4 years
George Washington University graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 4 years
Brooklyn Law School F graph Waitlisted 11/23/16 -- -- -- 4 years

Applicant Information

Potsdam State University
English Writing
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

New York
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

-Competitive College Cheerleader / Fundraising
-Member of SAGE, AAUW, (advocacy groups for college women and assault victims)
-Organized program on my campus advocating for sexual consent
-Former Education Major with honors
-Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society


Note: I applied to the following schools pretty late in the cycle (late Feb-mid March):

-GA State
All others I mostly got my application in between mid November and early January.

Other factors:

-I received 3 outstanding LORs from: two professors and a mentor who is a former attorney and is now the president of an HBCU college in the South.
-Wrote my PS about the program I organized (spent over a year editing and revising) and one of my professors backed up my statements in the LOR he wrote
-Wrote all additional essays (diversity statements, adversity statements etc...)
-Submitted a grades addendum based on parental illness


Visitor Comments

  • Thursday, January 19 2017 at 10:49 AM

Hey there. Just stopping by to say good luck on your cycle & congrats on your acceptance to Duq! How long did you rudy for the LSAT & what materials did you use?

- PhillyLawLunatic
  • Thank You!
  • Thursday, January 19 2017 at 03:29 PM

@phillylawlunatic Good Luck to you as well! I have test anxiety tried EVERYTHING to compensate. I studied for 9 months, 8 hours a day 6 days a week. No kidding. I don't recommend my study method because I burnt out and confused myself very often. I should have done MUCH better as much as I studied! I used Powerscore (great), Kaplan (meh) Princeton (meh) Mcgraw-Hill (book was meh, but flashcards were SUPER helpful and I'd recommend), Lsat Max (good) and 7sage (GREAT for games) also Manhattan Prep has an "LSAT arcade" where you play games that help you study. I just recommend keeping it simple, find out what works and perfect it. Don't overthink it or get yourself worked up because it's like a death spiral (I only realized that after taking the real thing for the second time. ) BEST OF LUCK!!! (DON'T STRESS THE EXAM TOO MUCH OR YOU'LL BURNOUTLIKE I DID!

- NYlawschoolgal
  • Monday, January 23 2017 at 10:43 AM

Congrats on Rutgers! How long did it take to get a decision? It's my top choice!

- vkennedy
  • Tuesday, March 14 2017 at 01:51 PM

Hello ! @vkennedy! It didn't take long at all. Maybe a month max.

- NYlawschoolgal
  • Notifications
  • Tuesday, March 14 2017 at 05:59 PM

Hey! Congrats on the acceptances. Can you say how Villanova, CUA, GWU, and Rutgers notified you?

- ToniG
  • Saturday, March 25 2017 at 09:12 AM

All school notified me by e-mail, except for Cardozo who called. @toniG

- NYlawschoolgal
  • Cardozo
  • Sunday, April 09 2017 at 07:50 PM

Hey, congrats on the acceptances. Re. Cardozo, did you go from application to interview? Or waitlisted and then interview?


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