lilphoenix (2018-2019)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Columbia University graph Waitlisted 09/15/18 09/17/18 09/18/18 02/15/19 14 days
University of Chicago graph Accepted $45,000 09/15/18 09/17/18 09/17/18 01/18/19 20 days
New York University graph Accepted $52,000 09/15/18 09/16/18 09/21/18 11/15/18 24 days
Northwestern University graph Waitlisted 09/15/18 09/17/18 10/03/18 02/20/19 28 days
Duke University F graph Waitlisted 09/15/18 09/16/18 09/17/18 02/16/19 1 month
Harvard University graph Rejected 09/15/18 09/17/18 09/19/18 02/04/19 1 month
University of Pennsylvania F graph Rejected 09/15/18 09/16/18 09/17/18 01/24/19 2 months
University of Texas Austin graph Accepted $45,000 09/15/18 09/16/18 09/25/18 12/21/18 2 months
Yale University graph Rejected 10/29/18 11/12/18 11/14/18 01/11/19 2 months
Cornell University F graph Rejected 09/15/18 09/17/18 09/17/18 12/13/18 3 months
Georgetown University F graph Accepted 09/15/18 09/19/18 09/19/18 11/30/18 4 months
University of Virginia F graph Pending 09/15/18 09/17/18 09/17/18 -- 6 months
Stanford University graph Pending 09/15/18 09/17/18 09/17/18 -- 6 months

Applicant Information

168
3.73
N/A
University of Chicago
English Language and Lit.
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Houston
Texas
Hispanic / Latina
Female
Yes
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

**Application Details**
- Fully fluent in Spanish
- Upward trend in undergraduate grades
- Work experience is nothing special
- Composed "why x" for all except Stanford, Yale, Georgetown, and UT; for first three, mini-essays only, and UT doesn't accept such addendums
- Two academic LORs from leaders in fields, loved me
- On local alumni board, secured LOR from sitting president for UofC
- A more personal LOR from Stanford PhD for Stanford

**From Law School Numbers**
School - Percentage of Similar Applicants Accepted

1. Yale - 20%
2. Harvard - 29%
3. Stanford - 15%
4. UChicago - 55%
5. Columbia - 95%
6. NYU - 86%
7. UPenn - 39%
8. UVirginia - 58%
9. Duke - 85%
10. Northwestern - 64%
11. Cornell - 86%
12. Georgetown - 83%
13. UT Austin - 80%

**From Law School Predictor**
School - Prediction

1. Yale - Deny
2. Harvard - Deny
3. Stanford - Weak Consider
4. UChicago - Strong Consider
5. Columbia - Consider
6. NYU - Consider
7. UPenn - Strong Consider
8. UVirginia - Strong Consider
9. Duke - Strong Consider
10. Northwestern - Admit
11. Cornell - Admit
12. Georgetown - Admit
13. UT Austin - Admit

**From Hourumd**
School - Percentage of Similar Applicants Accepted

1. 1. Yale - 16.67%
2. Harvard - 54.55%
3. Stanford - 50%
4. UChicago - 85.71%
5. Columbia - 41.67%
6. NYU - 70%
7. UPenn - 66.67%
8. UVirginia - 83.33%
9. Duke - 62.5%
10. Northwestern - 100%
11. Cornell - 100%
12. Georgetown - 75%
13. UT Austin - 100%

**From 7Sage**
School - Possibility of Acceptance

1. Yale - 9%
2. Harvard - 28%
3. Stanford - 11%
4. UChicago - 52%
5. Columbia - 48%
6. NYU - 70%
7. UPenn - 32%
8. UVirginia - 46%
9. Duke - 68%
10. Northwestern - 65%
11. Cornell - 70%
12. Georgetown - 78%
13. UT Austin - 87%

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

- Feb. 1st, 2019: Submitted FAFSA and UChicago Law's financial aid request form.
- Dec. 21st, 2018: I did not receive UChicago's Legal Scholars Program Scholarship, so I will be reconsidered in January with the rest of those in the Regular Decision pool.
- Dec. 13th, 2018: Always interview with schools that offer the opportunity! I had trouble with Cornell's online interview platform and never followed up -- so I got a rejection from a school all predictors said I'd get into. Learn from me!
- Dec. 7th, 2018: Interviewed with Columbia Law on Skype.
- Nov. 20th, 2018: Interviewed with UChicago Law on Skype.
- Nov. 12th, 2018: Interviewed with Georgetown Law over the phone.
- Oct. 3rd, 2018: Interviewed with Northwestern Law in person.

Visitor Comments

  • UPenn, Cornell, Yale
  • Monday, January 28 2019 at 09:06 PM

Curious 1) If you were Mexican-American 2) If you think the "Why" essays unsolicited can backfire where not required

- TheKiaLawyer
  • LSN Profile
  • Thursday, February 07 2019 at 01:44 PM

Thank you so much for taking time to make your profile so detailed!! Our stats are really similar and I'm also a URM, so it makes me really happy to see more in-depth information rather then just the raw numbers. I hope your cycle goes well!!

- joannalaw
  • Response to TheKiaLawyer
  • Sunday, February 17 2019 at 01:24 AM

1. I am not Mexican-American! My parents hail from Venezuela. 2. I'm not sure. I've heard impassioned arguments either way. UPenn and Duke (R and WL) strongly encouraged it and I obliged. Harvard wasn't in the cards, numerically, for me anyway, so it's hard to say. Cornell was a strange case because I had the numbers -- I just didn't take the time to complete the online interview, which I think was an indication of my being on the fence for them. And I landed on the wrong side by holding out for too long and giving up.

- lilphoenix
  • Response to joannalaw
  • Sunday, February 17 2019 at 01:27 AM

You're so welcome! I wanted to be more helpful than some of last cycle's LSN members that had similar numbers to mine -- but provided little else for context. My dream school was UChicago Law and I got in. At this point, I'm holding out for Columbia (I have a good feeling, but we will see...), too, but aside from losing UPenn, Cornell, and Duke (which I thought I had in the bag... more of a pride thing than anything...), I am having a fantastic cycle thus far. Thank you!

- lilphoenix

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