mightyaphrodite (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Harvard University graph Accepted A 10/31/08 11/03/08 11/16/08 02/02/09 10 years
New York University graph Accepted W $135,000 11/28/08 12/02/08 12/17/08 12/29/08 10 years
Stanford University graph Waitlisted W 11/22/08 11/24/08 12/18/08 05/01/09 11 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted W $140,000 11/02/08 11/07/08 11/25/08 12/11/08 11 years
University of California Los Angeles F graph Accepted W $90,000 10/27/08 -- 11/17/08 12/04/08 11 years
Columbia University F graph Waitlisted W 10/31/08 11/05/08 11/24/08 02/23/09 11 years
University of Chicago graph Waitlisted W 11/01/08 11/03/08 11/11/08 02/06/09 11 years
University of Virginia F graph Accepted W $126,000 11/01/08 11/03/08 11/06/08 01/09/09 11 years
University of California Berkeley graph Accepted W 10/31/08 11/04/08 11/17/08 12/04/08 11 years
University of Texas Austin F graph Accepted W $120,000 10/18/08 10/20/08 10/28/08 11/11/08 11 years
Duke University F graph Accepted W $60,000 10/23/08 10/24/08 11/17/08 12/26/08 11 years
University of Southern California F graph Accepted W 11/22/08 11/24/08 12/10/08 02/28/09 11 years
Georgetown University F graph Accepted W $60,000 10/23/08 10/27/08 10/29/08 11/12/08 11 years
Northwestern University F graph Accepted W 10/27/08 10/29/08 11/03/08 01/09/09 11 years
Cornell University F graph Accepted W 11/23/08 12/01/08 12/18/08 01/23/09 11 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Accepted W 11/01/08 11/03/08 11/12/08 01/23/09 11 years
Yale University graph Rejected 11/01/08 11/10/08 11/19/08 02/21/09 11 years

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Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

I am a first gen college student who graduated from college several years ago. In the meantime, I earned a graduate degree and had a handful of years of full time work experience. I put myself through both undergrad and grad school. I also have a significant upward GPA trend (3.7 in last two years of UG, 3.9 in grad program). Leadership positions in UG campus organizations, as well as in my professional career. Member of a community service group for alumnae from my UG.

I attended ASWs for my three top schools and my impressions were as follows:

Harvard: Enjoyed the visit immensely -- a great deal more than I thought I would. I guess having gone to a public university really colored my impressions of private school folks. Granted, I did meet some jerks or some snotty folks who thought that of my final list of Harvard, Michigan, and NYU, only Harvard would be acceptable (the sort of unspoken but implicitly clear message was that it would only be acceptable to pass up Harvard for Yale or the Hamilton at Columbia. I found that attitude to be rather gross). The campus is cute, Cambridge is adorable, and I loved the sheer number of activities (clinics, journals) from which to choose. The financial aid process at HLS is excruciating and definitely a tremendous turn off. In addition, apparently my financial aid was "processed incorrectly" the first time.

NYU: I have always wanted to live in NYC, so perhaps my visit was colored by this fact. I really liked the number of clinics from which to choose here as well. I loved that it seems like you can do anything at NYU -- students are doing anything from PI to environmental to corporate and everything in between. This is, I suppose, an advantage of a larger law school. In addition, the facilities of the law school are very nice. The students that I did meet seemed to be outgoing and involved in a good number of activities. This was a short program (one day as opposed to several days at HLS/Michigan) so I didn't get to get as good a sense of the school. I was a finalist for a significant scholarship program and got to know many of the other finalists, all of whom I found to be remarkably funny, intelligent, and down to earth.

Michigan: I was reasonably confident that I'd be going to NYU after receiving notification about the scholarship but decided to visit Michigan. I loved Michigan and but for the scholarship, this is the school I would attend hands down. I really enjoyed the law quad and the small campus within a big campus feel was pretty enjoyable. The admissions staff is SO FRIENDLY! Dean Z is just as fantastic as I'd imagined from her emails. The event was so well organized and well run that it gave the school a professional, yet personable feel. One downside to Michigan is that I felt the clinic and journal selection was a bit lacking as compared to other top law schools. Ann Arbor is a pretty cute town, but it's definitely a walking town! I can see how that would cease being fun in the dead of winter -- after all, being there in late March/early April was extremely cold to me. I can only imagine December or January!

Technical application junk for those who care about that stuff:

UC Berkeley: 2 page PS, 1 page DS.
Michigan: 2 page PS, 1 optional essay, no Why Mich.
Penn: wrote Why Penn, submitted DS as optional essay.
Duke: no Why Duke

Other fee waivers unused:
Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Boston College, Washington & Lee, Vanderbilt, WUSTL, UIUC, UC Davis, UC Hastings


07/01/09: For various reasons, I changed my mind. HLS was nice enough to allow me back. I'm now ready for my Elle Woods experience :)

05/01/09: Thanks for the five month wait just to be put on the pointless waitlist, Stanford. Ridiculous.

04/05/09: I loved Michigan, but am officially committed to attending NYU.

03/30/09: Today was truly one of the best days of my life. Probably going to NYU. Good thing I look fantastic in purple!

03/25/09: Dean's Scholarship at UVA offering full tuition!!!

03/18/09: Dean's Scholarship at UCLA in the amount of roughly full tuition. HOLLER!

02/28/09: In at USC. I thought they'd forgotten about me!

02/24/09: Offered $20K per year at Georgetown. At least there's some good news this week!
*Later on today, I also found out I'm a finalist for the AnBryce at NYU. This all definitely soothes my wounded heart!!

02/23/09: On reserve at Columbia. *sigh* This was my favorite school pre-cycle too. C'est la vie. I can't be too bitter because I have some great options ahead of me, but this one actually stings a bit.

02/22/09: Let the withdrawing begin! I missed the deadline to submit an essay for Penn's Wilson scholarship, so that was sadly among the first group.

02/21/09: Officially dinged at Yale. It was really expected and I'm not surprised in the least. However, I knew I'd regret not applying after the cycle so my peace of mind was worth the $87!

02/06/09: It was a good ride until Chicago came along and fucked it all up. Officially in the "hold" category and trying to decide if I'm going to do the supplemental essay.

02/03/09: Got a KB2 yesterday. So thankful and so blessed.

01/30/09: Aww, my one year anniversary of creating an LSN account. Incidentally, also around the 1 year anniversary of when I stopped having a life.

01/23/09: In at Penn. Also got the email about my Cornell acceptance. Best week ever, indeed!

01/22/09: FULL DARROW!!!!!!! Best week ever?

01/20/09: It seems as though TS isn't without a sense of irony, given my last comment re: Obama. Had my TS1 today and felt like a major league dolt. Lasted for roughly 6-7 minutes. I feel more anxious than ever now.

01/16/09: I had my own Obama moment today when I got a TS1 email!!!

01/09/09: New year; more acceptances. Call this morning from UVA's Dean of Admissions, then an email from Northwestern this afternoon.

12/29/08: Another late Christmas present. Came back from vacation to find a big purple envelope from NYU. This cycle is a dream, for realsies.

12/26/08: Merry belated Christmas to me. In at Duke via email. And here I thought Dean Hoye was using my application as lining for his bird cage!

12/11/08: MICHIGAN!!! Via noseyness and the status checker :)
**Got the blue folder in the mail a couple of days later. Nice touch. And the flash drive video made me fall a little bit in lust with the campus.

12/4/08: In the words of Ice Cube, it was a good day!

[around 11:15am] Call from Dean Tom at Berkeley! I actually started crying on the phone and said "I'm normally not this crazy. Please don't take back my admission." He laughed. We're besties already.

[around 5:30pm] Call from Dean Schwartz at UCLA. UC system, you're adorable! Did you plan this special day just for me?

11/20/08: Dear, sweet baby Jesus. Chancellor's Scholarship at UT. Full tuition. I'm still in shock.

11/12/08: The hits just keep on comin'! In at Georgetown. Very nice handwritten note at the bottom of the letter from Dean Cornblatt about my PS and DS and about their programs that intersect with my areas of interest in the law.

11/11/08: FIRST ACCEPTANCE!!! Very nice phone call from Monica Ingram, Dean of Admissions and FInancial Aid. I, of course, sounded like a blubbering fool, stammering nothing more than "OMG Thank you!!!" Hopefully she read my PS and DS and knows I'm much more articulate normally. Insert obligatory "I'm going to law school!" comment here :)

11/7/08: Dear Last Recommender, I know I didn't give you nearly enough lead time on the letter of rec I asked you for back about 5-6 months ago. I hope you will forgive me for only giving you a time frame to write a one page letter just more than half the time it takes for a human baby in gestation. My bad.

10/24/08: Just got my October 2008 scores back. Nearly hyperventilated and then broke down in tears. Crazy much? SO HAPPY!!! Maybe I actually have a legitimate chance at some of my schools now.

8/27/08: As happy as I am with my LSAT score, I'm retaking. I know it sounds stupid, but I think I can do better and getting a couple more points will make a difference (IMO) in admission and/or scholarship money. Also retaking my LSAT class to make sure I'm studying, staying on track, and relearning concepts I might not be too strong on. I'm annoying myself by being such a hyperparanoid douche. Killself?

8/1/08: LSAC has finally received all my transcripts and has them processed. No surprises there. Now it's just making sure I...politely encourage professors to finish LORs and submit them in a timely fashion.

7/3/08: Holy shit! I took the LSAT while battling a stomach flu, so all things considered, I basically kicked ass. Now this is all kinda real!

Visitor Comments

  • You need some comments!
  • Friday, August 01 2008 at 02:51 AM

Hey, congrats on your LSAT. Looks like we\'re applying to almost the same schools. See you over on LSD!

  • Sports Law
  • Thursday, August 28 2008 at 03:42 PM

Ya sports is my passion and SportsCenter is my favorite show. I've been reading Marquette's sports law review and a lot of the cases seem interesting. I am unsure where I want to go but a lot of the sport law firms seem to be scattered in major metropolitan areas with a large cluster in New York and D.C. I really like the idea of Chicago so hopefully I can carve a niche for myself there. Good Luck on re-taking the LSAT. I wanted to retake it but I'm in the middle of school now, so I doubt I'll have much improvement.

- swmontgomery
  • oct
  • Thursday, August 28 2008 at 04:24 PM

i'm taking it in october...i'll definitely be a splitter

- mcds
  • Friday, August 29 2008 at 01:43 PM

Hi there, I decided to take the LSAT again because I REALLY want to try and win some targeted scholarships in the t14. I think that since I am Latina and want to become a law professor I am a *slightly* unconventional and I think a 172+ will give me the extra oomph my app needs. Your comment "I'm annoying myself by being such a hyperparanoid douche. Killself?" resonates loud and clear over here haha. Good luck and I look forward to seeing how you do!

- acatac
  • Sooooo!
  • Saturday, October 25 2008 at 03:50 AM

Do we get a number???? :) Congrats. You're going to rock this cycle!

- anonymous
  • Yes, you get a number!
  • Saturday, October 25 2008 at 11:45 PM

See the update above, anonymous :)

- mightyaphrodite
  • Sunday, November 02 2008 at 06:57 PM

Congratulations on the LSAT increase. I'm sure you'll get in to your top choice now. As always good luck and let me know where you end up.

- swmontgomery
  • Good Luck!
  • Monday, November 10 2008 at 12:59 PM

Hey, I just noticed that our numbers are close, and we applied around the same time. Fingers crossed! (I'll unprivatize (word?) my LSN when I get accepted somewhere), until then I'll be watching you!

- sheltron5000
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, November 11 2008 at 11:51 AM

Congratulations on UT-Austin! I just read your additional info--you are too funny--I just had to comment :) Wishing you all the best with the rest of your cycle!

- Golden
  • Congratulations
  • Tuesday, November 11 2008 at 11:56 AM

On UT! I saw your post on LSD! Awesome, MA!

- Katfid54
  • UT
  • Tuesday, November 11 2008 at 01:59 PM

Congrats on UT!!!

- navlaw18
  • GULC!
  • Thursday, November 13 2008 at 03:03 AM

Congratulations on GULC! You now have twice the acceptances that I do, Miss Snarky Pants ;)

- Katfid54
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, November 13 2008 at 04:32 AM

Congrats on Georgetown! I'm sure you'll have plenty more acceptances rolling in for your top choices.

- macjags07
  • Thursday, November 13 2008 at 09:15 AM

Congrats on Texas and G-town!

- amyLAchemist
  • Acceptances
  • Friday, November 14 2008 at 06:30 PM

You can call me "Mister", and yeah, we're 2-2. You applied to one more school than I did, but we can still play the "who'll get more acceptances game" if you wanna?

- Katfid54
  • Sunday, November 16 2008 at 09:19 AM

LOL, I'm sure you'll get into the schools you apply to. I'm really interested in Cornell and UCLA.

- macjags07
  • Wednesday, November 19 2008 at 07:18 AM

So.....Since you pretty much have your pick of the litter as far as schools go, do you really see yourself at any one particular school?

- swmontgomery
  • 'Tis Me
  • Wednesday, November 19 2008 at 11:29 AM

Hey, it's GY. I try to keep my LSD and LSN separated for reasons of anonymity, paranoia, and overdose. Looks like out cycles are pretty similar so far.....race you to Harvard ;) btw what does your partner do if you don't mind me asking?

- DontKnowMe
  • Domination
  • Wednesday, November 19 2008 at 06:27 PM

Your cycle could end today and it'll have been a success. I'm hoping I get my first offer soon...

- Rollo
  • Numbers
  • Thursday, November 20 2008 at 04:53 AM

My numbers are great - but I'm a rich country club white dude (two of those are true, can you guess which?), so I expect our cycles are going to be really similar

- DontKnowMe
  • maybe not
  • Thursday, November 20 2008 at 07:15 AM

But... you already have two great schools...so it looks like i may need to call you for a favor when we both get into sports law. lol

- swmontgomery
  • UT Scholly
  • Thursday, November 20 2008 at 04:44 PM

All I have to say to that is this: Ole Ole Ole Ole....Ole....Ole!

- DontKnowMe
  • LOL
  • Thursday, November 20 2008 at 04:46 PM

"Dear, sweet baby Jesus." LOL... congrats on your acceptance to UT. You definitely deserve it. And a full ride....YAAAAAAY!!!

- macjags07
  • Stop
  • Thursday, November 20 2008 at 06:09 PM

You can officially stop being jealous now ;)

- Katfid54
  • UT
  • Friday, November 21 2008 at 04:11 AM

Well, if it makes you feel any better, if those are the only two acceptances I get, I'm sure I'll be picking UT.

- Katfid54
  • Thank You
  • Friday, November 21 2008 at 04:47 AM

Haha...I see you are a fan of Talladega Nights( I think it's one of the best comedies ever). Congrats on the scholarship, based on your sarcasm alone you deserve it. I really wanted to go to UM undergrad too, we shall see what happens. Thank you though.

- swmontgomery
  • Texas!
  • Sunday, November 23 2008 at 02:34 AM

I love the "dear, sweet baby Jesus" line in reference to your FULL RIDE at UT!!! Congrats! I'm excited for you and I don't even know you (just love your sense of humour). Looks like this is gonna be a great cycle for you :)

- Golden
  • Sunday, November 23 2008 at 12:55 PM

Congrats on Georgetown...They're making me interview, which is annoying...

- tommyb119
  • Monday, November 24 2008 at 07:08 AM

I would love to update my status... sessions problem has me locked out. Anyway, thanks for the congrats, and a big congrats for your two big acceptances as well.

- lucashumble
  • Divine Intervention, you say....
  • Monday, November 24 2008 at 10:57 AM

Luckily I have a direct line to God. Okay maybe not. I'll work on it

- DontKnowMe
  • thanks for the congrats
  • Tuesday, November 25 2008 at 12:26 PM

When you get accepted to Harvard, will you pick out houses with me? :)

- heartbreaker
  • Harvard
  • Tuesday, November 25 2008 at 12:28 PM

You'll hear good news from them sooner or later - I fully expect to meet you in Cambridge

- DontKnowMe
  • !!
  • Tuesday, November 25 2008 at 07:10 PM

That house is amazing. Let's live in it PLEASE!

- heartbreaker
  • Wednesday, November 26 2008 at 08:20 AM

So I went complete at UCLA today (didn't even know they received my application) but I'm still waiting on NW. I know it takes "time" to update my candidate profile but I'm wondering if I should email my interviewer just to make sure she did it. Anyways things should start picking up here in the next month or so, lets keep our fingers crossed.

- Tolstoy
  • we would totally be BFF
  • Wednesday, November 26 2008 at 02:10 PM

In the mornings, we'd watch SBTB and make fun of our fellow classmates :)

- heartbreaker
  • congrats
  • Wednesday, November 26 2008 at 07:20 PM

congrats on your acceptances, looks like we're applying to similar school :)

- teachlearn
  • Scholly at Texas
  • Sunday, November 30 2008 at 05:21 PM

I got the Chancellors as well! Why do I have to be so drawn in by money....this has me rethinking my whole life all of a sudden.

- DontKnowMe
  • Monday, December 01 2008 at 12:40 PM

So I finally went complete at NW but am starting to get a little anxious about acceptances. I figure out of the schools that I'm complete at I should be hearing from Virginia first and if I don't hear anything by December 15 I'll officially be worried.

- Tolstoy
  • Cali
  • Thursday, December 04 2008 at 07:40 PM

Congrats on your California success. However, please be ready to let those schools know you're not going since you'll be joining me on the East Coast. Kthnxbai

- DontKnowMe
  • Thanx
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 05:44 AM

Thanx for the congrats and back at you for all your success. The first one is great but it makes me greedy for more. :)

- navlaw18
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 07:08 AM

Grats on UCLA :)

- amyLAchemist
  • Beirut?
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 07:44 AM

I'm so impressed you called it that. That is so totally fratty!

- DontKnowMe
  • Paddles
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 10:05 AM

I absolutely love the paddle I got from my little. Definitely hanging it up wherever I live in law school, so you can come admire it. And I'm looking forward to playing beirut with you.

- DontKnowMe
  • Thanks
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 12:14 PM

And congrats on your UC acceptances!

- Golden
  • congrats!
  • Monday, December 08 2008 at 11:56 AM

yay for the UC schools. I love that you cried to the Berkeley dean! No phone call for me but I probably would have done the same :)

- audreyann7
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 04:11 AM

I'm excited about Cornell. There probably is no chance of you heading there, is there?

- t14orbust
  • Good Luck!
  • Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 10:02 AM

I've added you to my watch list. I'm sure Columbia will be sending you good news soon!

- WaitlistedAgain
  • Congrats to you...
  • Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 04:54 PM

and best of luck on the rest of your cycle, though it doesn't look like you will be needing it :)

- acatac
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 05:03 PM

And you're having an absolutely amazing cycle so far :)

- Golden
  • Michigan
  • Thursday, December 11 2008 at 08:07 AM

Mandatory LSN congrats

- DontKnowMe
  • congrats!
  • Thursday, December 11 2008 at 05:26 PM

On Michigan!

- LindseySaurus
  • Friday, December 12 2008 at 10:12 PM

haha, at least you got into michigan and have some leverage (congrats, btw). I am just a straight up status check stalker.

- booyakasha45
  • Sunday, December 14 2008 at 08:53 AM

Thank you and congrats on getting 2/3 on the west coast swing.

- swmontgomery
  • Mich
  • Sunday, December 14 2008 at 01:20 PM

Yes, I will update when (if?) I get the package. I might get another package this week too! ;)

- RichieAprile
  • .
  • Sunday, December 14 2008 at 01:30 PM

My status checker changed to decision at Cornell sometime this weekend. I have the admitted students link, so, in an effort to be less pessimistic (I'm doing this for you), I'm going to get my hopes up and assume it's an acceptance.

- RichieAprile
  • re: Cornell
  • Monday, December 15 2008 at 10:18 PM

Thanks for the congrats! :)

- RichieAprile
  • Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 11:39 AM

i like you. come to michigan.

- PendingRejection
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, December 17 2008 at 11:55 AM

Congrats on the acceptances so far!

- TrackTony88
  • thank you!!!!
  • Wednesday, December 17 2008 at 05:21 PM


- heartbreaker
  • Thursday, December 18 2008 at 03:44 PM

Congrats on Michigan!!

- Aaron
  • Thursday, December 18 2008 at 08:00 PM

I am only a junior, so I have only applied to the school I go to which has an early admissions option applying junior year. I intend to apply to a lot more. But congrats so far!

- TrackTony88
  • Friday, December 19 2008 at 09:24 AM

In at UT :). Happy to have the first one off my back!

- Tolstoy
  • thanks! :)
  • Monday, December 22 2008 at 10:17 AM

congrats to you, too- you have some awesome options already!

- SouthernElle
  • More Complicated.
  • Monday, December 22 2008 at 03:08 PM

To make things a bit more complicated, I just noticed my Penn status checker changed to "decision rendered." I'm cautiously optimistic. I think I would place Penn as my top choice. oh and congrats on the Darrow invite. Would that be enough to get you to leave Columbia?

- WaitlistedAgain
  • Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 11:26 AM

I'd certainly be down for drinks. I get back the 28th, just let me know.

- Tolstoy
  • Congrats!!!
  • Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 02:54 PM

Good luck with the rest of your cycle!

- royalt3240
  • You say that now ...
  • Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 03:04 PM

... but what happens when Penn comes a-callin' at your door, er ear?

- MatchbookTrick
  • Sunday, December 28 2008 at 02:31 PM

I'm afraid of success. Seriously, I dunno -- just couldn't see myself in New Haven for some reason.

- MatchbookTrick
  • Sunday, December 28 2008 at 07:22 PM

Smart people with high LSAT scores?! (ahem) The success thing was a joke. I'm terrified.

- MatchbookTrick
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, December 29 2008 at 04:14 PM

On such a beautiful cycle!

- starrykc16
  • Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 01:06 PM

Congrats on Duke and NYU!!

- ladymacbeth
  • .
  • Thursday, January 01 2009 at 01:05 PM

I delete comments on my page occasionally to protect my anonymity as much as possible.

- RichieAprile
  • Song
  • Thursday, January 01 2009 at 07:11 PM

Glad you like it. It's very mellow, but it has an edge, too. Happy New Year!

- MatchbookTrick
  • by the way ...
  • Thursday, January 01 2009 at 07:47 PM

... thanks for single-handedly making my LSN page (and, by consequence, me, I suppose) look a little less sad.

- MatchbookTrick
  • CLS
  • Friday, January 02 2009 at 09:58 PM

When are they going to admit you already? I want you around!

- Miss P
  • Name..
  • Sunday, January 04 2009 at 06:08 PM

Good movie. Congrats on the acceptances so far.

- jackrabbitslim
  • Mizzou
  • Tuesday, January 06 2009 at 01:11 PM

I'll probably end up there. I guess it's my favorite. It's my definitely my cheapest option as well. What about you? You have a lot of fabulous choices so far, who is the top pick?

- jackrabbitslim
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, January 06 2009 at 06:17 PM

Looks like you're having an amazing cycle! I'm a student at Michigan so feel free to email me if you have any questions about Ann Arbor or UM!

- Tetris
  • Wolverines
  • Wednesday, January 07 2009 at 01:58 PM

Well, you can't really go wrong with any of them, but Michigan is a great school. It was my dream school, or still is, I guess. All the clinics and centers and beautiful building and everything. Good luck making a decision!

- jackrabbitslim
  • UVA, NW
  • Sunday, January 11 2009 at 04:22 PM


- MatchbookTrick
  • Friday, January 16 2009 at 06:43 PM

Pull out the broom... I predict a sweep. Assuming you get Harvard, is that where you think you will go?

- LucasHumble
  • Thx
  • Friday, January 16 2009 at 10:49 PM

a lot and good luck to you too of course! That'll be a nice way to wrap a perfect cycle no? =] Is HLS your #1?

- petitefrancaise
  • TS1
  • Saturday, January 17 2009 at 06:11 PM


- royalt3240
  • LOL...
  • Monday, January 19 2009 at 10:20 AM

Thanks. Now if my cycle starts looking like yours, I'll be all set. LOL. You've had an incredible cycle. Congrats because you definitely deserve it.

- macjags07
  • Chapman
  • Tuesday, January 20 2009 at 08:34 AM

I agree. I was planning on withdrawing but I hadn't heard from anyone in a while and I wanted an ego booster. Oh well, I guess that's what I get. Can we trade our Northwestern decisions lol. Congrats again.

- swmontgomery
  • LOL...
  • Wednesday, January 21 2009 at 11:12 AM

Thank you. Yes, it's an incredibly awesome problem to have, especially considering I wasn't expecting to hear back good news from so many schools so soon. Either way, I'm happy, I'll have to start making those decisions. I'm so excited for you. Two schools away from a clean sweep this cycle. You definitely get the award for that.

- macjags07
  • Good luck
  • Wednesday, January 21 2009 at 05:58 PM

on HLS. You're having an awesome cycle. I think mine is coming to an end...

- tommyb119
  • Darrow, UPenn, Cornell
  • Friday, January 23 2009 at 09:13 PM

Amazing! Congratulations!

- Lateralis
  • Sunday, January 25 2009 at 06:55 AM

congrats on the big news :)

- Tolstoy
  • Darrow
  • Sunday, January 25 2009 at 04:26 PM

You, my friend, are a badass. Congrats.

- MatchbookTrick
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, January 26 2009 at 10:54 AM

Wow! Congratulations on all your acceptances thus far and your full scholarship to Michigan. Looks like all you need is Harvard to complete your amazing cycle, which in my humble opinion, is in the bag! :)

- Golden
  • LOL.
  • Monday, January 26 2009 at 03:42 PM

Thanks. But have I mentioned how much you're my law school applicant role model? LOL. You're on a roll!Congrats on UPenn and Cornell. One away from that clean sweep.

- macjags07
  • Tuesday, January 27 2009 at 01:50 PM

Hahaha my bad. I also got in state in addition to the $$ so it'd be a very nice fallback option. Unfortunately it looks like I'll be in for a string of waitlists and deferrals this year seeing as how it's almost the end of January and I've heard from 1, count it, 1 school!

- anonymous
  • Tuesday, January 27 2009 at 01:52 PM

^^ Was me. I take it you'll be going to Michigan next year? It's hard to turn down a full ride for 6 figure debt, even if it's Harvard. Not a bad problem to have though haha.

- Tolstoy
  • Thursday, January 29 2009 at 04:14 PM

hey what questions were you asked on your ts1?

- patty
  • Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 07:22 PM

Congrats on Harvard and a perfect cycle! Mine is just getting started. :)

- magnumxlv
  • Harvard!
  • Wednesday, February 04 2009 at 02:49 PM

Congrats, that is so exciting! Good luck deciding between your many amazing options!

- jujubean
  • HLS
  • Wednesday, February 04 2009 at 07:05 PM


- MatchbookTrick
  • Harvard!!!!
  • Thursday, February 05 2009 at 06:40 AM

Congratulations!!! I'm sure now you're having the best week ever! Congrats again :)

- Golden
  • Harvard and Darrow!
  • Thursday, February 05 2009 at 04:22 PM

Hard work certainly pays off, congratulations!!

- OldG
  • Awesome!
  • Friday, February 06 2009 at 09:19 AM

Congrats to you! It's an awesome feeling, huh? I don't think it has sunk in yet. As for the decision, I'm strongly leaning HLS. I mean...it's Harvard. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. Michigan is a fantastic school and I absolutely love it, but I don't think I can turn down the big H for anything but Yale. Debt will stink, but with the job opportunities HLS presents, it will only take a few years of smart money management to pay it off. But really, it depends on what you want to do. I'm interested in getting a clerkship and politics (eventually). HLS is a better school for those. OTOH, if you are looking to do public interest or something that doesn't pay all that well, Michigan w/ a Darrow is the way to go. I'll most certainly visit both schools before making my final decision. In a nutshell: It's so hard to turn down that much money from Michigan, but it's almost impossible to turn down Harvard. What are you currently thinking?

- Mightyhim
  • Friday, February 06 2009 at 11:47 AM

I know what you mean about the deciding! I've started to withdraw from a few, and it's difficult to even make these preliminary decisions. I'm sure it will be agony when I get down to about 5 schools. Although, of course, I can't complain too much! Like you said, I feel so fortunate. Anyway, I'll be curious to see what you decide since we have pretty similar options. Good luck!

- jujubean
  • Saturday, February 07 2009 at 06:54 PM

Congrats on Harvard...going to be a tough choice but you'll be in good shape either way. Also got w/l at Chicago...bleh! I don't know if I should book my visit to ASW in Austin or hold off. It's late March so I'd like to have a heads up so the ticket prices are a bit cheaper. We should do drinks again too.

- Tolstoy
  • Speechless!!!
  • Monday, February 09 2009 at 04:50 PM

Wow, in @ HLS, UM & UT want 2 pay u...Can I say I'm comin back as u in my next life, lol...hope u poppin champagne...good luck!!!

- ThaMyst
  • Tuesday, February 10 2009 at 01:22 PM

March sounds excellent. Thanks for the help w/ the essay :)

- anonymous
  • Hello!
  • Wednesday, February 11 2009 at 11:19 AM

Wow, your cycle has turned out quite nicely! Darrow at Michigan or full price at Harvard? What are your career goals again? I am struggling with my decisions. Michigan, Penn, UVA, or Chicago? I don't know. I've been out of the country for the past month and probably won't have the time to visit :(.

- WaitlistedAgain
  • Argh
  • Thursday, February 12 2009 at 02:40 PM

Just last week I was certain I'd be choosing HLS. But now, the Darrow is gaining ground. I won't know what I do until I do it.

- Mightyhim
  • ASWs
  • Sunday, February 15 2009 at 11:10 AM

Are you going to do the March ASW for both? I'm thinking of just renting a car and driving from Boston to Ann Arbor at the conclusion of HLS' ASW. Since I go to school 20+ hours from both places, it doesn't make sense to fly back down here only to fly back up there in a couple weeks.

- Mightyhim
  • Monday, February 16 2009 at 08:53 AM

Yeah I withdrew. I figured I wouldn't take it over UT with the money so why not let someone else snag it haha.

- Tolstoy
  • Yea..
  • Tuesday, February 17 2009 at 10:25 AM

It does feel good to put up the A, but I'm not on the graph anyway. Why can't people see my little dot on the graph? When are you going to man up and choose Michigan?

- t14orbust
  • Tuesday, February 17 2009 at 03:39 PM

On hold at Columbia :(

- MatchbookTrick
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, February 17 2009 at 09:19 PM

on Harvard. That's awesome. Are you deciding between Harvard and Michigan? I'm currently deciding between Mich or UVA and Duke with money...not quite the same but tough nonetheless...

- tommyb119
  • Sunday, February 22 2009 at 06:12 PM

Yeah, the scholarship really complicates things. I'm soliciting Michigan and UVa for money and hoping either one gives me something. Are you going to a Michigan ASW? I'm going to the March one.

- tommyb119
  • Monday, February 23 2009 at 07:35 AM

hey congrats on ur badass cycle.

- nrowe01
  • Thank you...
  • Monday, February 23 2009 at 02:28 PM

I'll be at attending the second one. Will you be there?

- macjags07
  • Wednesday, February 25 2009 at 11:30 AM

Why were you not here to stop me from eating Chipotle today?

- nevdash
  • Wow!
  • Thursday, February 26 2009 at 08:50 AM

Major congrats on all the acceptances! Is Michigan still the top choice?

- jackrabbitslim
  • Thursday, February 26 2009 at 09:04 AM

Ha, thanks :). Glad to get into UCLA and hopefully I can play them/UT off each other for $$. Pretty bummed about Michigan, was probably a top 3 choice for me, but I'll probably stay on the WL and send in another LOCI. Something tells me I wont know where I'm going to LS until June/July given the number of WL's I'm going to be on (Waiting for UVA/NYU to throw me on there). What's in the cards for you? When do you take your trek to Boston? Let me know what you think of the (greatest) city :)

- Tolstoy
  • Thursday, February 26 2009 at 09:08 AM

Just read your "news feed." What's the AnBryce? A full scholarship from a T5 would be nice :). Glad to see you're kicking ass and taking names this cycle haha.

- Tolstoy
  • Monday, March 02 2009 at 11:29 AM

Did you get your scholarship to UCLA with your admissions packet or did it come in the mail later? I want to start negotiating for $$ from them but I'm not sure how they do things.

- Tolstoy
  • Most Likely...
  • Wednesday, March 04 2009 at 03:24 AM

I'll be at UMich this fall. How about you?? You have many GREAT options.

- macjags07
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, March 06 2009 at 04:39 PM

Wow, so do you! Where are you leaning towards? Harvard's hard to pass up, I'm sure!

- teachlearn
  • Monday, March 09 2009 at 07:27 AM

Thanks! You've had some great news too! Good luck with the AnBryce. I'm very grateful and also quite conflicted about what to do, even just about the ASWs! I will definitely be at Harvard's ASW this weekend and I just went to Columbia's last week. I will likely be at NYU's in the end of March too. If it weren't for work, I'd be at Michigan's too, but I can't keep taking so much time off, so I'm trying to figure out if I would take the Darrow over the Hamilton, but of course that's kind of hard to figure out without visiting too! Perhaps I'll see you at one of those, if you're going to be there on same dates.

- jujubean
  • harvard asw
  • Thursday, March 12 2009 at 04:13 AM

hey hey congrats on an AMAZING cycle. maybe i'll see you at harvard asw this weekend!!

- acatac
  • Monday, March 16 2009 at 08:12 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty much floored by the Penn and Duke offers. I'm going to Michigan this weekend, by the way, so I'll be sure to report back. You any closer to a decision?

- MatchbookTrick
  • Tuesday, March 17 2009 at 06:54 AM

All 3 are excellent schools. It'd be hard to turn any of them down I'd imagine. Good luck!

- jackrabbitslim
  • congrats!
  • Sunday, March 22 2009 at 11:32 PM

wow, congrats on all of the acceptances!! I bet it'll be so hard to make a decision. I'm new to this but could you explain to me what a DS is?

- stephanie13
  • HEYA
  • Monday, March 23 2009 at 12:20 PM

full scholly to ucla is pretty much a given in this market.

- billt568
  • Monday, March 23 2009 at 07:18 PM

thanks so much!!

- Stephanie13
  • Saturday, March 28 2009 at 08:08 PM

You are making some mad bank.

- tommyb119
  • Sunday, March 29 2009 at 08:47 PM

No, in fact, I'm more confused than ever. I'm pretty much between Michigan and Virginia. Both are amazing, ranked the same, and will cost the same, and the areas they are in are completely different. It's going to be a tough choice.

- tommyb119
  • Monday, March 30 2009 at 11:08 AM

Yup, I went to both the Virginia and Michigan preview weekends in March. Overall, there were very different groups of people at each.

- tommyb119
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, April 08 2009 at 08:25 AM

I take it you got the AnBryce, which is awesome! And congratulations on making a decision!

- jujubean
  • Look at You!
  • Saturday, April 18 2009 at 03:36 PM

Congratulations on your amazing cycle and picking a great school you love with a fantastic scholarship! NYU is great and I love Manhattan. Thanks for the congrats. I loved Cornell and will probably end up going there in the fall.

- Golden
  • Saturday, April 18 2009 at 03:43 PM

Thank you. Besides its connections, I think I'd really be comfortable there.I initially wanted to get away like you did, but yesterday showed me what I would be missing. New York is great for sports too. Nearly all of the league offices, so I am sure you will make connections. I know you will continue to do great things. Good Luck at NYU.

- swmontgomery
  • Saturday, April 18 2009 at 11:26 PM

Haha, I'm actually still waffling quite a bit between the two. Getting off NYU's waitlist would make the decision much easier, though, because I would probably go there. I wrote them a really strong LOCI, so we'll see.

- tommyb119
  • Sunday, April 19 2009 at 08:23 AM

congrats on a wonderful cycle! best of luck at nyu. hopefully i can do well my first year and transfer, so maybe i will see you there :)

- DaBrooklynKid
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, April 21 2009 at 09:18 PM

Wow congrats on some serious $$$ from NYU.. what are the specs on that scholly? You can PM me if you prefer. Again, congrats!

- anonymous
  • Hey
  • Sunday, May 03 2009 at 11:35 AM

Hey, it seems like you made the right choice!! Congrats on your success! When you say you went to grad school, did you get a Masters or PhD? and in what? Thanks for being an inspiration!

- wahoomb
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, May 06 2009 at 08:41 AM

Super congrats on NYU as well. Sweet scholly!

- teachlearn
  • hahaha
  • Monday, May 11 2009 at 11:56 AM

i know who this is. can't freakin wait!

- dbt
  • Personal Statement/Advise
  • Tuesday, July 21 2009 at 08:05 AM

Hello, I saw your profile on lawschoolnumbers. Can you give me some insight as to what you wrote on your personal statement. I am Canadian, GPA is 3.02 overal, final yr GPA is 3.85. Went to best school in Canada - University of Toronto, studied economics. I am writing the september LSAT. I worked throught my university time. Extensive work experience, for a couple of major banks, and public sector. A lot of community service and leadership experience, and I am of African decent. applying to Harvard, UofM, NYU, Columbia, Georgetown and Chicago. What do you think of my chances? Any help? Thanks, Julius

- Julius N
  • App Advice!
  • Sunday, October 18 2009 at 02:54 PM

Hi - You seem to have completely rocked the LS admission process. I graduated in May, have strong writing skills, and have 2 years of work experience in which I managed a musical act which got signed to Sony/BMG, so I have some legal experience to point to. Still, my LSAT was 170, and my GPA is a 3.24 with an upward trajectory Boalt has such an awesome IP program, and it's my #1 choice school, but a huge reach. Should I retake the LSAT in December, do you think? Should I try for other places and transfer? Any advice with this process would be most welcome. Hope your 1L experience has been awesome.

- davidhockney
  • What's your secret?!
  • Friday, October 23 2009 at 12:21 PM

Hi there! We have very similar numbers (I'm a 172/3.22), also a female, and I was wondering what your secret was! my top choices are Texas and Virginia, and I saw you got in at both. Do you have any advice!?

- emkay625

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