mattnieto (2014-2015)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Accepted A Type: RA $93,256 Sent: 10/13/14 Rec: 10/14/14 Comp: 10/14/14 Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/15 Upd: 4 years
Yale University Accepted W Type: RA $75,051 Sent: 10/13/14 Rec: 10/14/14 Comp: 10/17/14 Inter: -- Dec: 01/31/15 Upd: 4 years
Harvard University Accepted W Type: RA $73,500 Sent: 10/13/14 Rec: 10/14/14 Comp: 10/20/14 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/14 Upd: 4 years
Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: RA $210,000 Sent: 10/13/14 Rec: 10/13/14 Comp: 10/22/14 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/15 Upd: 6 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA $150,000 Sent: 10/13/14 Rec: 10/13/14 Comp: 10/24/14 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/14 Upd: 6 years
University of Chicago Accepted W Type: RA $210,000 Sent: 10/28/14 Rec: 10/28/14 Comp: 11/05/14 Inter: -- Dec: 02/04/15 Upd: 6 years
Columbia University Accepted W Type: RA $95,000 Sent: 10/28/14 Rec: 10/28/14 Comp: 10/30/14 Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/15 Upd: 6 years
Cornell University F Accepted W Type: RA $177,000 Sent: 10/13/14 Rec: 10/14/14 Comp: 10/16/14 Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/14 Upd: 6 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/14/14 Rec: 10/15/14 Comp: 10/15/14 Inter: -- Dec: 12/01/14 Upd: 6 years
University of Pennsylvania F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/13/14 Rec: 10/13/14 Comp: 10/14/14 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/15 Upd: 6 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 10/13/14 Rec: 10/14/14 Comp: 10/21/14 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/14 Upd: 6 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: SP $105,000 Sent: 10/10/14 Rec: 10/11/14 Comp: 10/13/14 Inter: -- Dec: 10/22/14 Upd: 6 years
University of Virginia F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/13/14 Rec: 10/14/14 Comp: 10/14/14 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 6 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 174
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.79
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: S
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: California
  • Race: MA
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Took LSAT once, Feb 2014.

Softs are nothing special, probably below average because I did nothing but work and school. During college, I worked 20 hrs/week at various part-time jobs.

Two LORs from professors whose labs I worked in (one for a single academic year, one for 3 years),

One year of post-graduation full-time WE at a small law firm.

Wrote Why X essays for PVMD, all fairly generic.

No DS, but covered some diversity aspects (particularly socioeconomic challenges) in my PS.

1/2 MA.

Additional info & updates

2014-2015 APPLICATION CYCLE

Yale
Decision via call - 1/31
Financial aid award received - 3/13
(Above is an estimate - 1L award was 35017, estimate it would decrease by approximately ~15000 for 2L/3L due to summer income)
Withdrew - 5/4

Harvard
Interview invite - 11/3
Interview - 11/12
Decision via call - 12/15
Financial aid award received - 3/10
(Above is an estimate - 1L award was 34500, estimate it would decrease by approximately ~15000 for 2L/3L due to summer income)
Withdrew - 4/30

Stanford
Decision via call - 1/27
Financial aid award received - 4/2
Above is the actual financial aid I received over 3 years (40737 for 1L, 27042 for 2L, 25477 for 3L). Financial aid was reduced due to summer earnings.
Committed - 4/29

Chicago
Never actually went "complete" so I listed my UR1 date above.
Under review 1 - 11/5
Interview invite - 11/12
Interview - 11/17
Under review 2 - 11/17
Under review 3 - 12/26
Under review 4 - 12/29
Decision via email - 2/4
Rubenstein offered via call - 3/3
Withdrew - 4/14

Columbia
Decision letter sent via snail mail - 1/22 (date on letter)
Butler scholarship offered via snail mail - 1/22 (date on letter)
Withdrew - 4/14

NYU
Under review 1 - 10/15
Under review 2 - 11/6
Decision letter sent - 12/1
Decision via call - 12/2
AnBryce invite - 2/23
Withdrew - 3/9

Penn
Under committee review 1 - 12/3
Under committee review 2 - 12/17
Decision via call - 1/9
Invited to apply for James Wilson scholarship - 2/5
Notified that I did not receive James Wilson scholarship, named as an alternate candidate - 3/4
Withdrew - 3/4

UVA
Withdrew application before receiving a decision - 2/4

Cal
Under review 1 - 11/3
Decision via email - 11/21
Applied for matching scholarship - 3/11
Need-based grant received via email - 3/25
Matching scholarship received via email - 3/30
Matching scholarship was applied for based on the Ruby from Chicago, granted as a partial match (full tuition at Cal)
Withdrew - 4/15

Michigan
Decision via status checker - 11/21
Dean's scholarship (120K) via email - 1/5
Withdrew - 3/3

Duke
Under review 1 - 10/15
Decision via email - 10/22
Scholarship interview - 1/7
Scholarship mailed (on status checker) - 2/11
Scholarship received via snail mail - 2/17
Withdrew - 3/3

Northwestern
Skype interview and Complete 1 - 10/22
Complete 2 - 12/11
Decision letter available - 1/20
Merit scholarship received - 4/15
Withdrew - 4/15

Cornell
Complete 1 - 10/16
Complete 2 - 11/20
Complete 3 - 12/1
Complete 4 - 12/2
Interview request - 12/10
LikeLive Interview - 12/12
Interview request date change - 12/15
Decision via email - 12/17
Scholarship received via email - 3/12
Withdrew - 3/12

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good luck!
Tuesday, July 09 2013 at 01:27 AM

you are going to have an awesome cycle!

Friday, January 03 2014 at 06:34 PM

Thanks xylo :) I hope so! I'm looking forward to watching all your acceptances roll in.

Wednesday, October 08 2008 at 08:00 PM

Good luck, power be unto you during this cycle!!

Friday, January 03 2014 at 06:34 PM

Thank you TBALDWIN! You as well :)

Wednesday, October 08 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey I have an LOR question I'll message you for dets.

Tuesday, October 21 2014 at 02:16 AM

Enjoy picking between YHS and a Ruby/Hammy/Dilliard/Darrow

Friday, January 03 2014 at 06:34 PM

I'd be so lucky to have even one of those options canadianbrother! But I hope you're right :)

CONGRATS!!!
Tuesday, July 09 2013 at 01:27 AM

awesome day for you! both mich and boalt! congratulations!!

Friday, January 03 2014 at 06:34 PM

Thank you!! It's been a great day :D

Friday, October 24 2014 at 04:12 PM

Congrats on the JS2 Homie!!!!

Friday, January 03 2014 at 06:34 PM

Thank you!! You too!

Monday, March 10 2014 at 01:34 PM

Congrata LC!

Friday, January 03 2014 at 06:34 PM

Thank you Atmosphere! I hope I get to celebrate more of your acceptances soon too :) I'm sure that the next few months are going to be crazy awesome for you.

Michigan Offer
Wednesday, March 26 2014 at 01:32 PM

How many dollars did Mich give you?

Re: Ourfearlessleader
Friday, January 03 2014 at 06:34 PM

Messaged you!

You're killin it
Wednesday, March 26 2014 at 01:32 PM

The acceptances continue to roll in. For the millionth time, congrats.

Friday, January 03 2014 at 06:34 PM

Thank you! So happy and surprised Penn didn't WL me tbh.