mabengi001 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Yale University graph Waitlisted 09/08/07 09/19/07 09/27/07 -- 11 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Accepted W $105,000 10/08/07 10/09/07 10/16/07 11/25/07 11 years
University of Virginia F graph Accepted W 10/26/07 10/26/07 11/06/07 02/02/08 11 years
New York University graph Accepted W $50,000 09/15/07 10/08/07 11/05/07 03/05/08 11 years
Harvard University graph Accepted A 09/15/07 09/27/07 10/31/07 11/21/07 11 years
Duke University F graph Accepted W SP $60,000 09/11/07 09/12/07 09/15/07 09/21/07 11 years
Columbia University graph Accepted W 09/08/07 09/10/07 09/24/07 01/23/08 11 years
University of Pennsylvania F graph Accepted W 10/01/07 10/02/07 10/12/07 12/17/07 11 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted W 09/13/07 09/20/07 10/12/07 11/17/07 11 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W 09/30/07 10/01/07 10/27/07 10/31/07 11 years
Cornell University graph Accepted W $105,000 09/08/07 09/09/07 10/13/07 12/19/07 11 years
Fordham University graph Rejected D 09/08/07 10/05/07 -- 03/04/08 11 years

Applicant Information

N/A
3.8
N/A
Top Liberal Arts
N/A
N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
Massachusetts
I hate running!
Female
Yes
N/A

Extra Curricular Information

3 yrs WE @ time of matriculation
Study Abroad
Internships abroad, etc.
Strong EC's

Likes:
Robert's Rules of Order
Six Feet Under
Barack Obama

Sent = date I pressed transmit on LSAC
Received = date that LSDAS report was requested
Complete = date I either checked online or was notified by email

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

*8/29: 2 LORs into LSAC
DS=done
PS=done

*8/31: 3 LORs into LSAC

*9/7: Michigan fee waiver and WashU fee waiver

*9/11: Duke fee waiver + priority track

*9/13: Vanderbilt fee waiver

*9/17: Fee waiver from Suffolk via snail mail

*9/21: DUKE Acceptance! Got a personal phone call from the Dean of Admissions. I am ecstatic!

*9/25: Fee waivers from Vandy and UPenn via snail mail

*10/20: Fee waivers from UVA and UNC @ LSAC forum

*10/26: Fee waiver from Cardozo via email

*10/31: In at Georgetown!!

*11/05: Fee waiver from Washington and Lee via snail mail

*11/17: Michigan Acceptance!!

*11/21: OMG!! In at Harvard!

*11/25: In at Vandy!!

*12/17: In at Penn!!

*12/19: In at Cornell!! They notified me by email.

Ok Fordham..I see how it is.

*1/23: OMG!! In at Columbia!

*2/2: Woohoo! UVA. I'd been checking the status checker nonstop!

Money!!

*3/5: Thank you NYU!

Visitor Comments

  • Much success to you!
  • Tuesday, July 24 2007 at 08:45 AM

Hey, Wow, great soft factors. I'm on the fifth draft of my PS, and we have pretty similar stats (URM also). I'm gonna end up applying to a lot of the same schools you are, but I'm more west coast oriented. Much success to you... holla atcha boi and keep me posted on your cycle.

- RogueBH
  • hi
  • Tuesday, July 24 2007 at 07:08 PM

I generally don't share my score, especially on a public space. I will say that your stats are much better than mine were. Honestly, I wouldn't apply to Fordham, American, or BU. I'd just stick to the top 20, focusing on the t14 bc you will get into a lot of them. You should apply to Northwestern too--they are big on WE and you have great stats and you will probably get good money from them. Good luck...I will check my page periodically, if you need help, let me know. Make used of the BLSD thread on <a href="http://www.lawschooldischussion.org" title="www.lawschooldischussion.org" class="data">www.lawschooldischussion.org</a>

- kiki123
  • PS
  • Thursday, July 26 2007 at 08:26 AM

non URM here, but I was wondering if you had any tips of the PS. We have close numbers (yours are higher). Thanks

- judythepig
  • Addendum
  • Saturday, July 28 2007 at 02:25 PM

I was thinking about writing an addendum but I think I'ld rather not. What will my explanation be for such an extremely low score. If I knew that retaking will make my score higher then I may think about retaking but I won't. If you have an idea of what to write in an addendum for someone like me, let me know....THANKS!

- Tinu1
  • Addendum 2
  • Friday, August 03 2007 at 04:54 PM

I don't know if I have a history of low scores on standadized tests because I didn't take the SAT for example so...........

- Tinu1
  • good luck
  • Monday, August 13 2007 at 07:10 AM

I replied to you on my comments section because that seems to be LSN protocol. Best of luck with your cycle!

- corax
  • good luck...
  • Sunday, September 16 2007 at 03:26 PM

...to you as well. You sure got your apps out pretty fast! I'm curious, why NYU and not Columbia?

- Ataraxia
  • Thanks!
  • Thursday, September 20 2007 at 02:55 PM

Thanks for the congrats! I'm sure you'll have one coming your way pretty soon!

- Ataraxia
  • 1st Acceptance
  • Friday, September 21 2007 at 05:29 PM

Congrats on DUKE! Looks like applying early paid off for the both of us.

- trunksalot
  • Yay!
  • Saturday, September 22 2007 at 09:32 AM

Congrats!!! Can I call 'em or what, lol?

- Ataraxia
  • Predictions...
  • Monday, September 24 2007 at 05:44 AM

I predict that you will be very happy with the way your cycle turns out, lol. Beyond that, the spirits are silent.

- Ataraxia
  • thanks!
  • Sunday, September 30 2007 at 06:21 PM

For the congrats, and congrats for you as well! A personal phone call!? That's awesome!

- alexb240
  • GPA
  • Thursday, October 04 2007 at 01:54 PM

Hiii I was averaging 165 on my practice exams and I wanted to know, if possible, a ballpark figure of your GPA. By the way, congrats on DUKE!!! I plan on applying there too! Thanks!!

- PRprincess
  • Good luck
  • Saturday, October 06 2007 at 05:43 AM

Thanks for your note, Mabengi001. All the best with your cycle!

- thegoodfight
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, October 08 2007 at 12:15 PM

On Duke! :)

- PinkTiki
  • Quick Response
  • Friday, October 12 2007 at 02:46 PM

thats tight that you heard back from duke so quickly. why do you think that is?

- biggame
  • Cornell complete?
  • Monday, October 15 2007 at 06:38 AM

Did Cornell actually email you that you were complete? Also, does the status check show that you are complete? I ask because their website/admissions personnel seem overwhelmed already.

- round2ne
  • Cornell complete
  • Monday, October 15 2007 at 01:27 PM

Cornell sent me an email telling me that I am complete

- mabengi001
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, October 16 2007 at 11:23 PM

on Duke, good luck with the others!

- freakngenius
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, October 17 2007 at 06:13 AM

They finally emailed me today...just as I was about to harass them about my application. Thanks for your help and good luck on the cycle. Good to see a fellow liberal arts member doing well in terms of law school.

- round2ne
  • apps
  • Tuesday, October 30 2007 at 05:40 AM

I actually sent a bunch, just haven't updated. Think I'll get on that now.

- lupethekiller
  • GULC!
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 12:27 PM

Congrats!

- tl2
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 12:47 PM

On Georgetown!

- PinkTiki
  • re: Congrats
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 01:04 PM

Thanks people!

- mabengi001
  • Same to you!
  • Wednesday, October 31 2007 at 02:53 PM

Nice job on Dook and GULC. They're the first of many!

- SharkWeek
  • Hey!
  • Thursday, November 01 2007 at 08:32 AM

Congrats on Georgetown!

- Ataraxia
  • Mr. Toby
  • Saturday, November 03 2007 at 11:06 AM

Yeah, I got the email too. Now every time my phone rings next week I will be lunging for it like a crazy woman!

- Ataraxia
  • RE: congrats
  • Monday, November 12 2007 at 04:30 AM

Thanks! Same to you on G-town.

- trunksalot
  • Wow...
  • Monday, November 12 2007 at 06:38 PM

...you sure are an early bird. Congrats on Duke and Georgetown - many more thick packets coming your way, I'm sure! Good luck!

- rabbit9198
  • Congrats!!!
  • Friday, November 16 2007 at 05:16 AM

On UMich! Yeah I know you haven't actually received it yet, but since your status cheker says decision, I say it's merely a formality at this point. ;-)

- Ataraxia
  • Michigan
  • Saturday, November 17 2007 at 01:33 PM

Congrats! Are you summer or fall? Good luck with the rest of your cycle (though there are no schools cooler than Michigan)

- S2DNT
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, November 17 2007 at 01:50 PM

On Michigan!

- PinkTiki
  • Michigan!
  • Sunday, November 18 2007 at 08:40 AM

Congrats on Michigan!

- tl2
  • S2DNT
  • Sunday, November 18 2007 at 10:54 AM

I'm fall start.

- mabengi001
  • Summer
  • Sunday, November 18 2007 at 11:05 AM

Yeah--I really pushed for Summer. It sounds like the perfect situation for me.

- S2DNT
  • congrats
  • Sunday, November 18 2007 at 08:35 PM

any advice on an addendum for not performing well on std. tests yet excelling in school?

- jesusopensdoors
  • Re: Congrats
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 11:46 AM

Thanks

- lupethekiller
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 07:05 PM

On Harvard to you too!!

- PinkTiki
  • WOW!
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 08:23 PM

Congrats on HARVARD!!!! AWESOME!

- drew82abndiv
  • Congrats!!!
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 11:39 PM

Congrats to you too!!! Can't wait to meet in the flesh at the ASW!

- Ataraxia
  • HARVARD!
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 05:01 AM

All that hard work has finally paid off. Congrats!

- tl2
  • Thanks
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 06:16 PM

and congrats to you too! I look forward to meeting you at the ASW. :-)

- alexb240
  • congats
  • Monday, November 26 2007 at 07:44 AM

We have similar numbers, your acceptances are inspiring :) Congrats!

- LETSGETIT
  • wow
  • Saturday, December 08 2007 at 12:12 PM

congrats on harvard!!

- summer87
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 01:37 PM

On Penn!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats...
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 04:33 PM

on Penn!!! Awesome!

- Ataraxia
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 04:03 AM

on Penn and Cornell!!!

- lupethekiller
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, December 20 2007 at 05:36 PM

for the congrats! I'm still kinda blown away. You're having a pretty good cycle yourself! Good luck with the rest of them -- I'm predicting good things in your future!

- alexb240
  • Congrats
  • Friday, December 21 2007 at 12:53 PM

On all your success this cycle, you are doing stellar!!! Hope you continue to exceed all your expectations!

- futureGSrainmaker
  • congrats to you too
  • Saturday, December 22 2007 at 09:29 PM

you have some great options!

- nickolai
  • just noticed...
  • Tuesday, December 25 2007 at 05:58 PM

Why no Columbia?

- lupethekiller
  • RE: NYU!
  • Thursday, December 27 2007 at 10:11 AM

I do! But you're one to talk - look at you rockin' the admits :) With your H acceptance why haven't you withdrawn from other schools already (unless you're waiting on Y)?

- trunksalot
  • Harvard / Fordham
  • Monday, December 31 2007 at 04:41 AM

Don't you find that curious? In at Harvard,Upenn, Georgetown, Cornell and then defferred at Fordham

- lai
  • oops...
  • Monday, December 31 2007 at 12:12 PM

yea I def. messed up that terminology. Those were supposed to be EA. Looks like you've had a great cycle. Congrats on Harvard!

- rogerss0721
  • Harvard/Fordham
  • Tuesday, January 01 2008 at 12:36 PM

Of course I'm curious, but there's nothing I can do about it now.

- mabengi001
  • congrats and fordham
  • Tuesday, January 01 2008 at 05:20 PM

Congrats on all of your acceptances!! I applied to fordham too and my status is now "second evaluation." You have much better numbers than me and fordham deferred you?! WTF?

- lawschoolplease
  • NYU
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 12:38 PM

they notified me by mail. an envelope with a thin purple folder. :)

- telemachus
  • :)
  • Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 06:59 AM

Thank you! Same to you... I half expect to get an e-mail any time now which says that this was all a prank. I guess it will be official when I get the admissions packet in the mail! How long did it take to get your packet once you got in?

- corax
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 02:06 PM

On Columbia!

- PinkTiki
  • hmmm
  • Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 05:40 AM

2 applications hidden from view...Y and S?

- lupethekiller
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, February 02 2008 at 01:44 PM

On Virginia!

- PinkTiki
  • Their loss!
  • Monday, February 04 2008 at 06:26 PM

Fordham is missing out, too bad for them!!!

- futureGSrainmaker
  • Congrata
  • Sunday, February 24 2008 at 12:53 PM

on all ur acceptances and good luck and ur pending app! Which of all ur skools including NYU r u leaning more twds?

- daisygril
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, March 05 2008 at 05:44 PM

On NYU!

- PinkTiki
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, March 05 2008 at 06:35 PM

On NYU and everything else!!

- Olto
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, March 06 2008 at 03:39 AM

Congrats on an awesome cycle! NYU is my top choice and I see they accepted you recently! :) Do you mind sending me your stats? I'm curious as to whether I have a chance. Thanks!

- janeeyli
  • LSAT score
  • Monday, March 10 2008 at 09:03 AM

I didn't get into Harvard and I'm rather bitter and twisted about it. I just wondered what LSAT score a black female needed to get in. Did you actually crack the 150s?

- emmaforrester
  • To Emma
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 05:10 PM

I'm not sure why you want to take your bitterness out on me, but if you didn't get into HLS that's your problem, not mine. And by they way URM is not equal to black. I'm glad I won't have to deal with your ignorance in law school.

- mabengi001
  • haha touche to emma
  • Thursday, August 07 2008 at 06:04 AM

wow, seriously, it\'s people like her that make me never ever want to go to yale. she\'s not even the first person i know who\'s so strangely affected by others\' success yet still got in. *rolls eyes* cheers and good luck at harvard!

- idapie18

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