rachelac (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Harvard University Accepted D A Type: RA Sent: 09/15/17 Rec: 09/17/17 Comp: 09/27/17 Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/18 Upd: 3 years
Stanford University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 09/02/17 Rec: 09/05/17 Comp: 09/11/17 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/06/17 Rec: 09/07/17 Comp: 09/27/17 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/17 Upd: 3 years
University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA $183,000 Sent: 09/02/17 Rec: 09/04/17 Comp: 09/04/17 Inter: -- Dec: 09/22/17 Upd: 3 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 09/02/17 Rec: 09/05/17 Comp: 10/11/17 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/17 Upd: 3 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: 09/02/17 Rec: 09/03/17 Comp: 09/05/17 Inter: -- Dec: 09/06/17 Upd: 3 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/09/17 Rec: 09/13/17 Comp: 09/13/17 Inter: -- Dec: 11/14/17 Upd: 3 years
University of California Berkeley F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/19/17 Rec: 09/20/17 Comp: 09/28/17 Inter: -- Dec: 12/04/17 Upd: 3 years
Columbia University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 09/08/17 Rec: 09/21/17 Comp: 09/21/17 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 3 years
University of Chicago F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/01/17 Rec: 09/04/17 Comp: 09/12/17 Inter: -- Dec: 01/18/18 Upd: 3 years
University of Texas Austin F Accepted W Type: RA $109,476 Sent: 09/02/17 Rec: 09/05/17 Comp: 10/04/17 Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/17 Upd: 3 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 173
  • LSAT 2: N/A
  • LSAT 3: N/A
  • LSAC GPA: 3.78
  • Degree GPA: 3.88
  • School Type: Top 20 Public
  • Major: PoliSci; Comm
  • Class Rank: N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

  • City: N/A
  • State: Empty
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Teach for America
strong postgrad volunteer involvement (~15-20 hours/week)
1 academic LOR, 1 kind-of academic LOR (Mock Trial coach), 1 professional LOR

Some Final Thoughts on my cycle:
I'm not a great interviewer because I ramble - my personality is better suited for networking conversations than me getting the mic the whole time. My interviews with Chicago and CLS were both very meh, which I'm fairly sure was the reasoning for my non-acceptances there.

I withdrew from Stanford before getting a decision because I couldn't see myself going to the West Coast, especially with HLS as an option.

I absolutely loved Virginia and turning them down was the hardest choice I made this cycle. I did so because of location and the fact that HLS LIPP made the debt load more palatable.

I AM SO GLAD I TOOK TIME OFF AND IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING DOING SO, YOU SHOULD. Good luck!

Additional info & updates

Unsolicited waivers:
Michigan, UVA, Cornell, Duke (PT)

Solicited waivers: Northwestern

TFA waivers: Texas, Chicago, NYU, Berkeley

Why X:
Berkeley, Duke, Michigan

Berkeley submission is later because of their office's slow fee waiver release.

UVA:
UR1 9/4
UR2 9/8
Interview invite 9/18
Interview 9/21
Awarded Dean's Scholarship via mail 9/28 (50k/year)
Awarded Public Service Scholarship via phone call 10/23 (full tuition) (!!!!!)

Northwestern:
Off-campus interview 9/26

Chicago:
Interview request 11/6
Interview 11/7

Texas:
Interview request 11/13
Scholarship awarded via email 1/19 (20k/year + Nonresident Tuition Exemption of ~17k/year)
Withdrew 1/24

Columbia:
Interview request 11/22
Interview 11/27
Held 2/22 (withdrew same day)

Michigan:
Dean's Scholarship awarded via email 12/15 ($40k/year)

Harvard:
JS1 invite 1/22!!! (had honestly given up hope after submitting on day one and missing about ten waves)

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Monday, October 23 2017 at 07:21 PM

congrats on UVA!!

Monday, October 23 2017 at 07:57 PM

Thank you so much!!

Thursday, January 11 2018 at 01:08 AM

Any update with UT scholarship? And congrats btw on the awesome cycle so far:)

re: UT $
Thursday, January 11 2018 at 02:02 PM

@Dallin I haven't heard anything since my acceptance call!

Monday, March 12 2018 at 01:14 PM

Congrats on your decision/cycle!