calgal86 (2020-2021)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Stanford University WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 10/31/07 Inter: -- Dec: 06/05/08 Upd: 12 years
Yale University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/15/08 Upd: 13 years
Columbia University F Accepted W Type: RA $139,000 Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 11/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $135,000 Sent: 10/26/07 Rec: 11/01/07 Comp: 11/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/18/07 Upd: 13 years
Harvard University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 11/06/07 Comp: 11/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/07 Upd: 13 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 11/08/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/19/07 Upd: 13 years
University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/24/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/08 Upd: 13 years
University of California Los Angeles F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 12/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/19/07 Upd: 13 years
University of Chicago Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 10/24/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Pennsylvania F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/23/07 Rec: 10/24/07 Comp: 11/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/08 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 177
  • LSAT 2: 177
  • LSAT 3: N/A
  • LSAC GPA: 3.97
  • Degree GPA: N/A
  • School Type: Top Public
  • Major: Social Sciences
  • Class Rank: N/A

Demographic Information

  • City: N/A
  • State: California
  • Race: N/A
  • Gender: Woman
  • Years out of Undergrad: Other

Extra Curricular Information

- No addendum for LSAT scores (June and September tests)

Additional info & updates

11/09: Toby Stock Interview Email

11/14: Toby Stock Inteview - I thought it went really well.

11/19- Berkeley acceptance call! Yay!

11/21- HARVARD acceptance phone call!!!!
Note: Received the HLS binder about a month later with a personalized note :).

12/19: Acceptance call from UCLA!

12/20: Snail mail packet from Michigan!

12/22: Just noticed I made the Top 50 users list. Kinda cool, right?

1/09: Michigan just sent me a Darrow invite..Wow!!

1/19: In at UVA via thin envelope! Offered a Dean's scholarship as well.

1/24: In at Chicago via phone call. So far I'm 7-7 :) So far an amazing cycle - I'm so thankful I retook the LSAT.

1/26: Went home to an olive green folder with a HAMILTON offer.

1/29: Call from Dean Zearfoss offering a full Darrow stipend at Michigan. Amazing.

2/12: Invited to apply to Penn's Levy Scholar program (full tuition for 1L, half for 2L and 3L) but decided not apply with the Hamilton in tow. On another note, I think I survived the first round of Yale rejections, which is nice, but postponing the inevitable :/

2/15: Got an email from Yale stating I will either receive an offer or a spot on the waitlist based on the strength of my application. I think this is essentially a deferral - but I might not receive a decision until mid-April - ahhh!

2/16: Withdrew from Boalt, UVA, Penn, Chicago and UCLA. I hope that helps some of you out!

4/10: I went to Columbia and HLS admit programs and had a wonderful visits at both schools. I think I could have been a happy student at both schools. Since I received about 23K at HLS in grants, though, its looks like the financial difference between the school will be halved. That said, I'm thinking an extra 75K for Harvard is worth it over the long term, just to quell any regrets I may have about passing up my dream school. Unless Yale or Stanford decide to complicate my decision, I'm heading to Harvard!!

4/15: Waitlisted at Yale via email. For future applicants, spend more time on your Yale 250. I didn't realize it was such a huge deal and rushed unnecessarily.

4/16: Called Stanford to check on my status and was informed that they are done accepting applicants and will only be rejecting or waitlisting applicants here on out.

4/17: Sent in my deposit to HLS..its official! I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity.

Update: Decided not to accept Yale's waitlist but I'll see what happens with Stanford.

6/5: Accepted off the waitlist at Stanford..I have a week to make a decision. This REALLY complicates my life since I signed a lease in Cambridge..

6/14: Stuck with HLS despite an incredible financial offer from Stanford. An agonizing choice but one that was right for me.

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Friday, October 19 2007 at 09:45 PM

you will not need anymore schools. trust. you will get an email from H asking to set up a time to chat with t.stock. you will chat. this will be before your application is even complete. then he will call back a few days later and let you in. trust.

Re: Numbers twin!
Saturday, October 20 2007 at 11:07 AM

You're right, we are twins! So, why the huge jump from one score to the next? For me, I knew I could do better than a 164, but the 176 was higher than any of my practice tests. I got my score yesterday, I'm still so happy about it. Which LSATs did you take? Also, what fee waivers have you gotten since the 177? Good luck this cycle, you won't need it! :)

Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 04:55 PM

holy crapola, you were on my watch list, but now with this 177! geez! Anyway, I'm thinking about taking the december test because i took june like you and got the same score. i was usually getting 170-174...did you feel more prepared the second time around? and did the test come back to you quickly once you began to practice again? I haven't really looked at it since june...but i think i'd be back to where i was in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, October 27 2007 at 10:19 PM

Hey! Congrats on the big LSAT jump. Do you plan on submitting an LSAT addendum to the top 5 schools? I know some of them said they avg it unless they get an explanation. I went up from 166 to 172, so am not sure what to do

Similar numbers
Thursday, November 08 2007 at 11:32 AM

It'll be interesting to see what happens... I suspect you went to a better-known UG school, but otherwise our apps are quite similar.

re: similar numbers
Sunday, November 11 2007 at 05:22 PM

good luck to you too :) congrats on the H email -- hopefully I'll get one some time soon

Great score
Monday, November 12 2007 at 08:32 PM

Great job on your updated score. How did you prepare the 2nd time?

Harvard Email
Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 09:40 AM

I got the HLS interview email at the end of last week. You're probably in the pipeline if you haven't gotten it already.

Thursday, November 15 2007 at 06:13 AM

Congrats on the Harvard phone interview! I really hope I get one as well :-D Do you think you could send me an email about what the interview was like?

phone call
Thursday, November 15 2007 at 10:28 AM

hey, i have my hls call this week too- which i guess means tomorrow at this point. hope yours went really well! what are the odds that the second calls will start next week?

Monday, November 19 2007 at 04:10 PM

on berkeley!! :)

Monday, November 19 2007 at 07:29 PM

grats on berkeley! the rest will come soon

Tuesday, November 20 2007 at 07:51 AM

on Boalt! One of my top choices as well :-D

Tuesday, November 20 2007 at 08:12 PM

hey, your numbers look more like mine now! your paranoia is making me paranoid... but honestly, what are you afraid of them seeing?

Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 09:45 AM

On Harvard!

Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 12:53 PM

Harvard!! I saw that and got really excited. Put in a good word for me!

Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 09:54 PM

Haha, isn't it a little late for you to care about yield protection? Of course I'm only teasing, fudge your numbers if you want to :-D And again, congratulations! Must have been a great day :-P

Friday, November 23 2007 at 07:00 PM


Pulling for me?
Saturday, November 24 2007 at 06:27 AM

That's what I like to hear! Is Boalt your #1?

Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 07:03 PM

on Harvard and Boalt...must be nice to have two great schools want you so badly, so early!

Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 04:30 PM

The anticipation of waiting for everything is a little aggravating, but I'm just glad to have everything in THEIR hands now. :-)

Congrats and question
Sunday, December 02 2007 at 06:27 PM

Congrats! Wow, Harvard and Boalt :) I was wondering if you might help a newbie and let me in on the secret to the big jump in score? Any help would be great! Thanks and congrats!

Monday, December 03 2007 at 12:45 PM

Thanks for the advice! Congrats again :)

Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 10:41 AM

You got into Harvard. The only reason anyone else hasn't sent something in yet has got to be a paperwork issue. Congrats, that is awesome.

UCLA and Michigan
Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 11:21 AM

Looks like I'm in the same boat as you. :( Don't know what's going on there.

UCLA and Michigan
Wednesday, December 05 2007 at 03:26 PM

I hope not. I guess we'll see.

Thursday, December 13 2007 at 10:45 PM

thanks! GL on the rest of your cycle...tho i think u certainly don't need it! go bears

Friday, December 14 2007 at 10:31 AM

I haven't heard anything yet, but I'm not really worried about it. I'll go to HLS before I go to UofM anyway, so it doesn't matter if I get accepted or not.

Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 04:08 PM

Congrats on UCLA! I got in yesterday, so I guess they finally got around to us. :)

Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 05:12 PM

I think you might sweep the cycle!

Thursday, December 20 2007 at 04:25 PM

On Michigan!

Sunday, December 23 2007 at 01:55 PM

on UCLA and Michigan! More to come for you, no doubt :)

Monday, December 31 2007 at 05:02 AM

If I have half the cycle you're having, I'll be ecstatic. Best of luck!

Go Bears!!
Sunday, January 06 2008 at 09:08 PM

Congrats to yourself as well! Cal students have been doing really well this year =) Here's to future success!

Harvard vs. Michigan
Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 09:08 AM

I really don't know... I grew up in Michigan, and going to U of M has a lot of appeal to me. How about you?

Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 05:00 PM

Yeah, I understand that... coming from my background, having that Harvard name up on my wall would be pretty nice. It's definitely a good position to be in =) Congrats again!

thanks :)
Thursday, January 10 2008 at 05:20 PM

I really have no idea - I love them all. I keep wishing I could mash all three into one uber-school - what a relief that would be! Are you thinking Harvard?

Thursday, January 10 2008 at 05:21 PM

That wasn't to suggest you won't get into S or Y - I'm just curious which school you're favoring at this point.

Saturday, January 12 2008 at 01:27 PM

Nope, still haven't heard from them, but I didn't go complete there till rather late. I also haven't heard from UVA either, and I've been complete there since 11/ I'm expecting something soon, hopefully.

Congrats! Please Withdraw Now
Sunday, January 13 2008 at 02:41 PM

Can you withdraw from Boalt please, once you make a clean sweep of HYS?

Good research skills...
Monday, January 14 2008 at 01:07 PM

I don't link my LSN page to my LSD account so that I'm harder to identify by adcoms... I guess it still isn't too difficult. I'm (slightly) paranoid. Good luck with the rest of your cycle. Here's to hoping we both end up at our top choice!

Thanks and congrats to you too!
Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 10:44 AM

I can't point to any one factor in Stanford's decision, but I think I have good soft factors (Masters degree, work experience) so perhaps that played a role. In any case, I didn't write an LSAT addendum for my other, lower LSAT score and the score wasn't a barrier to admission there so hopefully that bodes well for you too!

Thursday, January 17 2008 at 02:42 PM

On Penn!

Saturday, January 19 2008 at 01:43 PM

On Virginia!

Monday, January 21 2008 at 05:55 PM

nothin compared to you, but I appreciate it =]

Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 10:06 PM

On UVA and Penn!

Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 11:52 AM

for the congratulations. I wish I could tell you exactly what put me over the top. I worked really hard on my statements and I knew all of my recommenders very well. I think my application just came together well. Good luck to you. I hope to see you at some ASWs!

Thursday, January 24 2008 at 02:45 PM

On Chicago!

Congrats, LSAT
Friday, January 25 2008 at 03:18 PM

Wow, incredible score. Was the first time just a fluke or did you really study hard for the second one?

Saturday, January 26 2008 at 11:23 PM

Let me be the first (on LSN) to congratulate you on the Hamilton! Also, fix your decision dates... it's 2008 now :)

Saturday, January 26 2008 at 11:57 PM

Way to go calgal! Congrats on earning the Hamilton! Good luck on the choices to come =)

Sunday, January 27 2008 at 04:36 AM

On Columbia! You'll have a hard decision to make!

Yeah, a tough decision
Sunday, January 27 2008 at 07:20 AM

Columbia with a Hamilton is an amazing opportunity. I'm going to go visit places before I try to make a decision, but the money's a temptation, absolutely. In any case, we both have some great choices!

Sunday, January 27 2008 at 07:35 AM

I still have almost 3 months to make a decision. Plenty of time. I am going to visit HYSC...

Sunday, January 27 2008 at 08:00 AM

That's great news! I imagine it's a tough decision, but I'm sure things will work out whatever you decide.

Sunday, January 27 2008 at 08:13 AM

On Columbia! :D
Sunday, January 27 2008 at 08:25 AM

You are amazing! Great numbers and the best acceptances possible! I know you will be excited when Yale comes as well! I'm definitely jealous! Congrats at whatever AMAZING school you choose next year!!

Stanford et. al; Hamilton--Congrats
Sunday, January 27 2008 at 11:01 AM

I'm sure you'll make it, though with the Hamilton and Harvard, it looks like you're heading off to the East Coast!

Monday, January 28 2008 at 04:51 PM you, too! I must confess, I'm currently leaning Harward, but I'm definitely going to take a much closer look at CLS now. What are your thoughts? And I agree with your plea to Yale and Stanford...I have nightmares about being on a waitlist in July. Congrats again!

Monday, January 28 2008 at 08:24 PM

Tough call. My law student friends universally worry about how stressful Columbia is. And I'll be qualifying to LRAP anyway from Harvard. But full-tuition plus research opportunities? Truth is we'll have to wait for Yale to come in before we really sit down and figure this stuff out. Thanks for the congrats. Hopefully we'll make the same choice, whatever it may be.

Monday, January 28 2008 at 09:32 PM

Wow, very cute. I had to look at your a bit closer to see the distinction. I am assuming you are my age too then. Anyhow, congrats!

Hamilton vs. HLS
Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 06:23 AM

I'm really not sure. I'm interested in govt work and also want to leave open the option to enter the legal academia world, so I think I'm leaning towards Harvard's thanks to its potential for future career flexibility. Not sure if that helps though!

re: CLS
Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 06:07 PM

I don't know what I did wrong with CLS... still no word yet. Any new developments in your decision?

Re: Hamilton v. HLS
Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 12:54 PM

I don't really know what I'm going to do at this point. My cycle isn't over yet, and I feel that I need to visit the schools before making any decisions.

Friday, February 01 2008 at 07:31 AM

Thanks, calgal. Congrats on your Darrow and Hammy! Absolutely amazing.

Monday, February 04 2008 at 12:54 PM

wow, it looks like you've got some amazing acceptances with money. =) you must be excited! i'm not entirely sure where i'll be going yet...i'll be visiting columbia this week. what about you?

Monday, February 11 2008 at 03:15 PM

On all of your acceptances. I understand you don't want to make any hasty decisions, but would you kindly consider withdrawing from those schools you know you will not be attending. Thanks :)

Re: Congrats
Tuesday, February 12 2008 at 09:32 PM

Berkeley is definitely one of my top choices, I'm really happy to be accepted there. Thanks for the congrats, and congrats to you as well on all your amazing acceptances and scholarships!

Sunday, February 17 2008 at 11:01 AM

I was so confused! Because you DID generously withdraw and yet you seemed so angry. But I am glad it is not you and I did not upset you. Thank you so much for thinking of others and withdrawing... and once again congrats on your acceptances! You have an awesome future ahead of you!

Congrats on a great cycle so far
Monday, February 18 2008 at 06:12 PM

Hey, I remember reading your thread on LSD after the June score release, I took an interest in it b/c I was in the same situation. Glad to see everything worked out wonderfully for you. Hopefully the Hammy is enough to convince you come to CLS!

Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 10:15 PM

Your stats make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :)

Friday, June 06 2008 at 09:53 AM

On Stanford!

Oh wow
Tuesday, June 17 2008 at 07:48 AM

Wow that had to just blow with SLS. Well congrats on all the success and you are still my idol. Good luck to you and dont forget that the left coast is the best coast. This is casper13 from LSD.