nyNYlawyergirl93 (2017-2018)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Fordham University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/17 Rec: 11/14/17 Comp: 11/20/17 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/17 Upd: 4 years
Howard University F Accepted W Type: RA $52,500 Sent: 11/07/17 Rec: 11/07/17 Comp: 11/20/17 Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/17 Upd: 4 years
St. John's University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/12/17 Rec: 11/12/17 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 4 years
Hofstra University F Pending W Type: Sent: 11/16/17 Rec: 11/16/17 Comp: 11/22/17 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 4 years
Brooklyn Law School Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/15/17 Rec: 11/16/17 Comp: 11/29/17 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 4 years
Georgetown University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/17/17 Rec: 11/18/17 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 4 years
University of Pennsylvania F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/15/17 Rec: 11/15/17 Comp: 11/27/17 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 4 years
University of Virginia F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/12/17 Rec: 11/13/17 Comp: 11/13/17 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 4 years
Rutgers State University Newark F Accepted W Type: RA $24,000 Sent: 11/10/17 Rec: 11/10/17 Comp: 11/13/17 Inter: -- Dec: 12/11/17 Upd: 4 years
#1 Columbia University Accepted A Type: ED Sent: 11/15/17 Rec: 11/15/17 Comp: 11/16/17 Inter: -- Dec: 12/29/17 Upd: 4 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 155
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.25
  • Degree GPA: 3.66
  • School Type: Public/ Research University
  • Major: African American Studies

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

*Worked 2 jobs the entirety of my time in undergrad
*Interned at a law firm senior year specializing in medical malpractice
*Upward grade trajectory/strong grades in my major and other upper level courses
*Double major
*Volunteered as a mentor to middle school students
*Ran a non-profit campus organization my senior year/was involved the entirety of my time in undergrad
*Involved in recruitment efforts with admissions deans
*Currently working at an AM Law 100 Big Law firm and was able to develop critical analytical skills; work heavily focuses on federal and state (NY) civil procedure
*Strong LORs from my current supervisors as well as professors from undergrad
*Submitted the max number of LORs where applicable
*Submitted diversity statement and GPA addendum where allowed

Additional info & updates

12/11/17: Accepted to Rutgers - Newark via email. $24,000 scholarship over 3 years. Confirmed on status checker. Paper materials to be received within 3-5 business days.

12/14/17: Accepted to Howard University School of Law via status checker and follow up email. $52,500 scholarship over 3 years provided I remain in the top 50% in class ranking. Paper materials to be received in 5-10 business days.

12/15/17: Accepted to Fordham Law School via email and status checker. No info as to scholarship as yet. Waiting for paper materials to be received.

12/15/17: Received invitation to interview with Columbia Law School. Very anxious but excited! Will update following the interview.

12/18/17: Physical materials for Rutgers Law School acceptance and merit based aid arrived.

12/22/17: Physical materials for Fordham Law School acceptance arrived. Letter indicates that a letter regarding any merit based aid (if I receive any) will arrive in about 2 weeks.

12/27/17: Had an admissions interview with Columbia Law School. It was very casual and essentially served as an opportunity to express my goals as a law student and future practitioner as well as allowed me to answer application specific questions from the admissions officer, ask questions to her about the school/program and provide them with anything that I wanted them to know as they reviewed my application. Hopefully I will hear from them soon.

12/29/17: ADMITTED TO COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL EARLY DECISION! I now have to withdraw my pending applications and turn down the current offers that I have currently. I will update my scholarship (if any) when I am notified.

Sometime between Jan 3-13: Received a nice handwritten letter from the Admission's Team indicating that formal materials would arrive by the end of the January along with a cute little drawstring bag. Such a nice gesture as I've been anxiously waiting for my deposit information, etc. to arrive.

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Friday, December 22 2017 at 10:31 PM

amazing profile! Best of luck :)

Tuesday, December 12 2017 at 09:07 PM

@zmagna: Thank you so much! All the best to you as well this application cycle :)

Sunday, October 29 2017 at 01:28 PM

OMG congrats on Columbia!

Tuesday, December 12 2017 at 09:07 PM

@thatonekid THANK YOU SO MUCH! It's always great when a dream becomes a reality :) especially when you beat the odds

Tuesday, September 12 2017 at 04:54 PM

Congratulations on Columbia! what a quick turnaround from the interview!

Tuesday, December 12 2017 at 09:07 PM

@badluck thank you! It did seem really fast though i totally agree but i guess since they say ED decisions will be by the end of December they have to make sure they send everything out before month end

Wednesday, January 03 2018 at 11:08 PM

Congrats girly on Columbia and all your other schools as well!

Tuesday, December 12 2017 at 09:07 PM

@hueyspy thanks darling!

Wednesday, December 20 2017 at 06:09 AM

Congratulations on Columbia!!!

Tuesday, December 12 2017 at 09:07 PM

@shanat24 thank you!

Tuesday, March 06 2018 at 02:25 PM

You give me so much hope!!! Congratulations!

CLS
Sunday, April 30 2017 at 08:47 PM

Congrats to you! I'm on the Reserve list with similar #s to you - hopefully I can join you next year!

Tuesday, May 30 2017 at 08:26 AM

I love coming across profiles like yours. Give me so much Hope! Congrads and good luck!