marginallybetter (2016-2017)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/04/16 Rec: -- Comp: 10/17/16 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
University of Southern California Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 12/01/16 Rec: -- Comp: 01/05/17 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
University of Notre Dame F Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: 10/26/16 Rec: -- Comp: 11/03/16 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/16 Upd: 3 years
University of California Irvine F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 11/17/16 Rec: -- Comp: 11/22/16 Inter: -- Dec: 12/05/16 Upd: 3 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/04/16 Rec: -- Comp: 10/04/16 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
Northwestern University F Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/04/16 Rec: -- Comp: 10/19/16 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/17/16 Rec: -- Comp: 09/22/16 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
Pepperdine University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/17/16 Rec: -- Comp: 11/21/16 Inter: -- Dec: 12/06/16 Upd: 3 years
University of Iowa F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/30/16 Rec: -- Comp: 10/04/16 Inter: -- Dec: 12/02/16 Upd: 3 years
University of California Los Angeles Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/18/16 Rec: -- Comp: 10/24/16 Inter: -- Dec: 01/04/17 Upd: 3 years
Cornell University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/17/16 Rec: -- Comp: 10/21/16 Inter: -- Dec: 12/06/16 Upd: 3 years
University of California Davis F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/16 Rec: -- Comp: 11/16/16 Inter: -- Dec: 12/05/16 Upd: 3 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/28/16 Rec: -- Comp: 09/30/16 Inter: -- Dec: 11/14/16 Upd: 3 years
Washington University in St Louis F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/30/16 Rec: -- Comp: 10/03/16 Inter: -- Dec: 11/17/16 Upd: 3 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/26/16 Rec: -- Comp: 09/27/16 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
Harvard University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/07/16 Rec: -- Comp: 10/20/16 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
University of California Berkeley Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/04/16 Rec: -- Comp: 01/05/17 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/21/16 Rec: -- Comp: 01/05/17 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
University of Pennsylvania F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/26/16 Rec: -- Comp: 10/03/16 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/17 Upd: 4 years
Vanderbilt University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/26/16 Rec: -- Comp: 10/04/16 Inter: -- Dec: 01/04/17 Upd: 4 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 165
  • LSAT 2: 165
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.81
  • Degree GPA: 3.93
  • School Type: Unimpressive
  • Major: Econ

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: Non Urm
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

Not a K-JD. Between 7 and 10 years of full-time work experience in marketing.

I am a mom.

Former military brat.

*edited to protect from outing myself*

Additional info & updates

Oct 2016: Interviewed at Northwestern and Vanderbilt

Early/Mid Nov 2016: Got in Georgetown. Accepted at WUSTL with scholarship! Not a full ride but substantial :)

Late Nov 2016: Accepted into several schools I consider a practical choice for me. I am excited to see what scholarships are offered. At sticker, Cornell and Georgetown are prohibitively expensive for me...

Dec 2016: Iowa offered full scholarship. Pepperdine offered full + stipend. Irvine also offered a generous amount.

Jan 2017: Waitlisted at Vanderbilt and withdrew. Gained UCLA acceptance!

Feb 2017: I am still recovering from shock. I have some insane acceptances. Will update with dates and scholarship info soon..[DECIDED NOT TO UPDATE B/C I AM PARANOID ABOUT PRIVACY] :D

Aug 2017: What a whirlwind! I am stunned over Columbia, but Northwestern offered the most pragmatic package. I managed to get my family successfully relocated and I am eagerly awaiting Fall 2017. Good luck to everyone on their first year!

Also, I am sorry for not replying to my messages sooner. I was busily relocating my family these past few months.

There were many questions about why my cycle went so well...

I believe that having substantial work experience really helped. I also think the colorful life experiences that come with age made my application stand out, but do not tell TLS I said that ;)

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Congrats!
Tuesday, November 22 2016 at 09:19 PM

Fellow non-traditional here, I am please to see things are off to a good start for you! Pulling for ya!

Wednesday, November 23 2016 at 12:07 AM

Good job, mom!

Thank you
Thursday, December 08 2016 at 04:32 PM

Thanks Jrasmusson and ToSirveaux :) And, good luck to you both of you!

Congrats!
Thursday, January 05 2017 at 05:00 PM

Congratulations on UCLA! Looks like you're facing some hard choices b/w good schools at sticker vs solid schools w/scholarship. I've been out of UG for 7 years, too. I sent my apps a few weeks after you so I'll be watching you closely! I'm rooting for you!

jyo
Thursday, February 23 2017 at 07:31 PM

Great cycle! In my mid thirties and am happy to see a fellow non-traditional kill it!

Thursday, February 23 2017 at 09:44 PM

Wow great scholarship from USC! Congrats on Georgetown and UCLA too!

Saturday, October 13 2018 at 03:46 AM

May I ask what Northwestern offered scholarship-wise?