justsomerando (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Columbia University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/21 Rec: 01/04/21 Comp: 01/11/21 Inter: -- Dec: 03/18/21 Upd: 3 months
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/04/21 Rec: 01/05/21 Comp: 01/13/21 Inter: 01/26/21 Dec: 02/17/21 Upd: 3 months
Stanford University Accepted A Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 01/24/21 Rec: 01/24/21 Comp: 01/25/21 Inter: -- Dec: 03/04/21 Upd: 3 months
University of Pennsylvania F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/21 Rec: 01/04/21 Comp: 02/03/21 Inter: -- Dec: 03/29/21 Upd: 3 months
Yale University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/15/21 Rec: 02/16/21 Comp: 02/18/21 Inter: -- Dec: 04/09/21 Upd: 6 months
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/28/21 Rec: 03/01/21 Comp: 03/05/21 Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/21 Upd: 6 months
Duke University F Accepted W Type: SP $120,000 Sent: 11/26/20 Rec: 11/26/20 Comp: 11/30/20 Inter: -- Dec: 12/10/20 Upd: 6 months
University of Chicago F Accepted W Type: RA $150,000 Sent: 01/06/21 Rec: 01/06/21 Comp: 01/27/21 Inter: 02/24/21 Dec: 03/17/21 Upd: 6 months

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 175
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.94
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Liberal Arts College
  • Major: Mathematics

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: Asian
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

T4 softs; average leadership, thesis research

Additional info & updates

Duke: Priority Track
-UR1: 12/1
-UR2: 12/7

Harvard:
-Invited to Interview: 01/21
-Interview: 01/26

UChicago:
-UR1: 02/03
-Invited to Interview: 02/12
-Interview: 02/24
-UR2: 02/24
-UR3: 02/25
-UR4: 03/10
Asked for reconsideration of initial $45k scholarship using Stanford & Duke; received $150k

UPenn:
-UR1: 02/10
-UR2: 03/04

Interviews:
-Harvard (S.P.): went pretty badly, I was super nervous
-UChicago (A.W.): I felt good about it, very conversational

Supplemental Essays: (if you don't see it here, I didn't write it)
-Michigan: problems and possibilities of diversity essay
-Stanford: teach a class essay
-Yale 250 (on my thesis)
-Note: In my personal statement, the last paragraph was always a mini "why" essay for each school.

Final Thoughts:
I'm really happy with how my cycle turned out. That being said, I do think applying later and not writing "why" essays (looking at you, Penn) might have hurt some of my apps. If I had applied earlier, I think I might have gotten into UMich, and Columbia might have given me some money. I also wonder if I should have blanketed more. When I started the application cycle, my goal was to only apply to 7 schools, because I didn't want to split my focus too thinly. This led to some panic in the period between my Harvard rejection and Stanford acceptance. It worked out, but now I realize that blanketing can be a good strategy, especially if you're aiming for more money.

Happy to answer any questions if you have any. Dm me!

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