queyla (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Yale University graph WL, Rejected 12/19/05 12/20/05 02/16/06 04/24/06 13 years
Harvard University graph Accepted A 11/17/05 11/28/05 12/21/05 12/23/05 14 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Accepted W 11/15/05 11/15/05 11/22/05 02/02/06 14 years
New York University F graph Accepted W 11/11/05 -- 12/02/05 12/16/05 14 years
Columbia University F graph Accepted W $126,000 11/11/05 -- 11/28/05 01/25/06 14 years
Stanford University graph Waitlisted W 11/17/05 11/30/05 11/30/05 04/17/06 14 years
University of California Berkeley graph Accepted W 11/11/05 -- 12/15/05 03/20/06 14 years
University of Chicago F graph Waitlisted W 11/15/05 11/25/05 12/05/05 02/28/06 14 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Waitlisted W 11/11/05 11/17/05 12/06/05 03/03/06 14 years
Georgetown University graph Accepted W 11/11/05 -- 11/28/05 12/14/05 14 years

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Extra Curricular Information

Not terrible - a few leadership positions at campus level

Work experience: tutoring and such at college ~15 hrs/wk
summer jobs in editing and research lab


Minor in linguistics, member of the Honors program at my school

12/17: Email from Toby Stock
12/19: Phone interview from the notorious Mr. Stock

1/17: The weird Michigan quasi-deferral "we're still looking at your app" email; I'm not terribly surprised since I got too lazy to write any of their optional essays.

1/25: Columbia acceptance by letter with notification of a Hamilton - this should make the decision a little more interesting....

2/2: Georgetown letter with notification that I'm under consideration as a Dean's Scholar (up to full tuition for 3 years). There's a short additional application process with 3 small essays.

2/3: Penn email informing me of nomination as a candidate for the Levy scholarship. An extra essay is required.

3/1: Email from Boalt telling me that my application has been "selected for further review" by the faculty admissions committee. Is this a fancy deferral? No clue.

3/20: Boalt email with offer of admission.

4/24: Yale waitlist via letter. I'll stay on the list, but my deposit is going to Harvard tomorrow, along with a bunch of withdrawal letters. Hamilton, I will miss you quite a lot when I write those loan checks, but I hope it'll be worth it.

7/20: Yale kindly informed me that they're releasing me from their waitlist - Harvard for sure!

Visitor Comments

  • Congratulations, and two quick questions
  • Sunday, December 25 2005 at 02:29 PM

Hey, congratulations on the acceptance! I have two questions for you though. It would be awesome if you could answer them. I got a W on my transcript (non-punitive, non GPA counting,) Did you have any Ws on your transcript, or do you know anybody that has one or more and will it affect my acceptance into Harvard, Yale, etc? (Considering I get a high GPA and a high LSAT? (E-mail me or leave a message with the answer in my profile) Also, if you dont mind, could you tell me how you prepared for the LSAT?

- gmzdude
  • Congrats
  • Friday, December 30 2005 at 05:17 PM

Hi, congrats on your acceptances! I'm currently a junior at the UW and I wanted to ask you how'd you score such a high LSAT? Did you take it more than once?

- u dub runner
  • LSAT Prep
  • Friday, December 30 2005 at 06:14 PM

Thanks for your comment - I'm not sure how much I can help you with the LSAT question, but I did only take it once (Oct 2005). I actually starting prepping for the test with the Barrons book before someone told me it was really bad; at that point i just got a book of old actual LSATs and did about 2 a week (I think I probably did 6 or 7 overall). I made sure to pay special attention to the games section, which was my weakest, and practiced making diagrams a lot. Other than that, I didn't do anything particularly special to prepare. Good luck with your applications next year!

- queyla
  • !
  • Friday, March 03 2006 at 06:13 AM

Congratulations on all your accomplishments and the people at Michigan have GOT TO BE CRAZY.

- Helene
  • In defense of Michigan
  • Friday, March 03 2006 at 08:13 AM

Thanks for the congratulations - in Michigan's defense, they did give me both the chance to originally write the optional essays and the deferral email of "you'd better send us something proving you're interested." Which I didn't. So I can't really blame them for waitlisting me. Chicago, now - them I can be irritated at! *grin*

- queyla
  • Decisions?
  • Monday, March 20 2006 at 09:08 AM

Congratulations on the Hamilton! How does this affect your thinking about Harvard and Yale? I'm struggling with the decision myself.

- Belakazu
  • HLS v Hamilton
  • Tuesday, March 21 2006 at 04:03 AM

Thanks for the response! No, I haven't visited Harvard, yet. But I am also leaning that way, which is sort of shocking to me because I was so excited to get the Hamilton. I just can't find any alumni who really loved Columbia or seem to have a connection to other Columbia grads. In a field where peers and connections are so frequently cited as being of paramount importance, this really bothers me. Anyway, I will probably go up to HLS sometime in the next few weeks. I have a friend who is a 2L there and I'd rather follow him around to classes for a day or two than go on another dog-and-pony show admitted students day. I'm not really sure how useful that is, except to see how organized (or not) the administration is.

- Belakazu
  • putting heads together
  • Monday, March 27 2006 at 04:15 AM

I'm in the same boat as you -- Hamilton & Harvard, can't decide between the two. I've gotten some useful advice, but nothing that's brought me to any conclusions. Send me an email, I'd love to hear your thoughts and what info you've found most interesting, telling, etc.

- DolphinAssassin
  • Mich
  • Saturday, April 01 2006 at 09:12 AM

Have you joined the waitlist at Michigan? If not, did you formally withdraw?

- Waitlisted
  • Michigan Waitlist
  • Sunday, April 02 2006 at 05:31 PM

I'm afraid I was rude and didn't formally withdraw, but I also didn't send them the letter back to stay on. Since Michigan only gives two weeks to respond to notice of a waitlist, I'd imagine they've already crossed me off their list.

- queyla
  • same here
  • Tuesday, April 11 2006 at 03:48 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty close to committing to H for many of the same reasons as you. I agree with everything you said -- students at H seem more engaged and seem to have a higher ceiling of happiness, and there's no comparison at all in terms of the facilities. Add to that more course offerings and activities at H. Plus, I'm interested in public sector, and there's no culture of pursuing gov't work at CLS. I was there for a week and didn't meet a single person spending his or her summer in DC. I think that makes at least four of us who are going for H over the Hamilton...

- DolphinAssassin
  • nice
  • Monday, April 24 2006 at 09:02 AM

congrats on the great acceptances and waitlists. are you staying on the Stanford waitlist?

- matt
  • Stanford
  • Monday, April 24 2006 at 11:29 AM

No, I don't think so. I'm an East Coast-er by birth and inclination, and I think my mother would throw a fit if I upped and moved across the country. Stanford & Berkeley were always unlikely to be my final choice, and it's not worth the drama of staying on the waitlist.

- queyla

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