PDX4343 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Lewis and Clark College F graph Accepted W $102,000 11/07/16 -- -- 12/19/16 3 years
University of Virginia F graph Accepted W 09/02/16 -- 09/05/16 09/09/16 3 years
University of California Los Angeles F graph Accepted W $62,500 09/07/16 -- 09/09/16 10/24/16 3 years
University of Washington F graph Accepted A $45,000 11/04/16 -- -- 12/02/16 3 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W 09/23/16 -- -- 10/29/16 3 years
Washington University in St Louis F graph Accepted W $105,000 09/13/16 -- 09/14/16 01/06/17 3 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Rejected W 09/13/16 -- 09/19/16 12/20/16 3 years
Brooklyn Law School F graph Accepted W $114,000 02/08/17 -- -- 02/28/17 3 years
George Washington University F graph Accepted W $111,000 09/22/16 -- 09/23/16 11/16/16 3 years
New York University graph Pending W 12/23/16 -- -- -- 3 years
Northwestern University F graph Waitlisted W 09/02/16 -- 09/12/16 02/08/17 3 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Waitlisted W 08/23/16 -- -- 02/17/17 3 years
Duke University F graph Waitlisted W 09/07/16 -- 09/08/16 01/30/17 3 years

Applicant Information

Large State University
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Worked more than full-time all throughout undergrad. Have some interesting work experience and some volunteer work.


Both LSN and Mylsn.info have been great resources leading up to this application process. My plan is to update here each phase of my application to hopefully help someone in a similar place in the future out. I'm a splitter so I'm applying pretty broadly.

09/05 -- Interview request at UVA. Typically this is a good sign. Some students have reported being admitted right after their interview, so fingers crossed!

09/09 -- In at UVA! Had a phone interview this morning and was accepted at the end of the call. This is why you apply early if you're a splitter.

10/24 In at UCLA! Notified via phone call from the dean of admissions. 310 area code.

10/29 In at Georgetown! Received a letter in the mail with a really nice personal message from Dean Cornblatt. This is a top choice for me, so really excited!

11/16 In at GWU with scholarship!

12/2 In at University of Washington! My decision was sent via email. Feels great to get into the best school in the PNW.

12/15 I got my fall quarter grades back, and my LSAC GPA is now 3.15. Any decisions made after today are based off of 3.15, not my original 3.05

12/19 In at Lewis and Clark via email.

12/20 Rejected at Penn. This is my first denial of the cycle, so it definitely stings a bit. Although it's not entirely surprising, I was hoping for at least a wait list. One thing to consider is that I did need to withdraw my ED contract to Penn earlier in the cycle, so I'm wondering how much of a difference that made.

12/22 Received scholarship offer from Lewis and Clark -- $87,000 total, which is something like 65% of tuition.

12/23 Decided to throw a hail mary to NYU since I got rejected at Penn so quickly. Would love to attend, but thinking if I were to be so lucky it would be after riding the waitlist for an extended amount of time. Oh well, here's to hoping.

1/6 First decision of the new year! Accepted to WUSTL via email this afternoon.

1/30 Waitlisted at Duke today after radio silence since mid-September. Pretty much what I expected when I applied. Going to ride it out and see if I can sneak in.

2/8 Waitlisted a Northwestern.

2/17 Waitlisted at Michigan.

2/27 Need-based scholarship at UCLA. Also qualify for residency tuition here.

2/28 In at Brooklyn Law with scholarship

4/7 After all this time spent waiting, I'm finding it hard to conceptualize that my cycle is actually finished. I've decided to attend UW this fall. Their scholarship offer of $45,000 combined with some savings was enough to make it worth it for me financially. As someone who plans on living in Seattle long-term, it just didn't make sense to me to leave the area if I didn't have to. I'm signing out from this profile for awhile, but I hope that it can be of some assistance to future applicants.

Visitor Comments

  • UW
  • Monday, August 29 2016 at 12:52 PM

How do you feel about your chance at U. of Washington?

- kcianchetta
  • Friday, September 02 2016 at 06:37 PM

Hoping for the best! It's hard to say without a lot of data available for applicants with similar numbers to me.

- PDX4343
  • UVA Interview
  • Tuesday, September 20 2016 at 10:53 AM

Does UVA reach out for interviews via email?

- crh
  • Wednesday, September 21 2016 at 12:28 AM

Yeah UVA contacted me for my interview via email.

- PDX4343
  • Wednesday, November 30 2016 at 09:11 PM

Congrats, you have gotten into really good law schools. How did you exhibit your work and volunteer experiences to the schools? Personal statement?

- thesplittlereffect
  • Wednesday, November 30 2016 at 09:11 PM

Congrats, you have gotten into really good law schools. How did you exhibit your work and volunteer experiences to the schools? Personal statement?

- thesplittlereffect
  • Friday, December 02 2016 at 04:26 AM

^ Thank you! I'm really happy with my cycle so far. I just put my volunteer experience in my resume. I also communicated most of my work experience in my resume, but I did write my personal statement about a lifelong passion which led to a 'dream job', and then tied that into why I wanted to go to law school.

- PDX4343
  • Monday, March 13 2017 at 02:33 PM

hey! What was your major? Engineering? business etc?

- lawschoolhopeful55
  • Monday, March 13 2017 at 06:04 PM

^ It was just a generic liberal arts degree

- PDX4343

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