shelee56 (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Northwestern University F graph Rejected D 12/05/07 12/11/07 01/03/08 05/15/08 12 years
University of Arizona F graph Rejected 11/30/07 12/12/07 02/04/08 05/05/08 12 years
Georgetown University F graph Rejected 12/16/07 -- 01/04/08 02/23/08 12 years
Loyola Law School F graph Waitlisted W 11/07/07 11/19/07 12/07/07 04/12/08 12 years
American University graph Accepted W 12/05/07 12/06/07 12/27/07 01/24/08 12 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Rejected 01/04/08 01/08/08 01/16/08 03/29/08 12 years
Harvard University F graph Rejected D 12/20/07 12/21/07 01/22/08 03/27/08 12 years
Temple University F graph Accepted W $45,000 11/27/07 -- 12/11/07 02/19/08 12 years
University of Oregon F graph Accepted W $24,000 11/26/07 11/30/07 12/12/07 03/01/08 12 years
DePaul University F graph Accepted W $36,000 11/26/07 -- -- 12/23/07 12 years
Seattle University F graph Accepted W $33,000 11/26/07 -- 12/05/07 02/04/08 12 years
University of California Hastings graph Waitlisted 12/05/07 12/10/07 01/02/08 03/06/08 12 years
University of California Davis F graph Rejected 12/14/07 -- 01/14/08 03/03/08 12 years
Lewis and Clark College F graph Accepted W 12/05/07 12/12/07 01/04/08 02/22/08 12 years
Boston College F graph Rejected 12/20/07 -- 01/14/08 02/15/08 12 years
University of the Pacific F graph Accepted W $36,000 11/21/07 11/26/07 12/11/07 01/24/08 12 years
University of California Berkeley F graph Rejected 11/27/07 12/03/07 12/20/07 01/12/08 13 years
Santa Clara University F graph Accepted $30,000 11/02/07 11/06/07 11/19/07 12/18/07 13 years

Applicant Information

state school
Anthropology/ Psychology

Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

*extensive work experience, almost full time all four years of undergrad.
*community organizing

I'm currently a bilingual social worker with an agency that caters to people with developmental disabilities i.e., autism, mental retardation.

Just spoke to admin at DePaul. I haven't heard anything from them since I turned in my app. Turns out its been complete for awhile now and I should have a decision sent to me in the next two weeks! =X

I am now 'patiently' awaiting to hear from Santa Clara and DePaul.

Uggh. So my impatient self decided to call Santa Clara today just to confirm that I was indeed considered under the early action deadline... I started to get a little paranoid that I would have to wait until :gag: April to hear from them. The very nice people at admissions not only told me that I was considered early action, but a decision has been made and that my letter (no change in her tone of voice) should be mailed out today, soo I should know by the end of the week! =X uggh... the suspense is killing me!

woo hoo! what a way to bring in the new year! just got the letter from santa clara! i'm going to school next year! yay!

mmm.. no word about money though. ha. okay.. well whatever... more reason to crank out those scholarship apps.

***ha. seeing that i won't have my grubby hands on that packet anytime soon... asked my 9 year old nephew to break down the info. apparently i did get some money.. folks are monolingual spanish, they didn't break down my acceptance letter very well.

big envelope from DePaul. another acceptance just in time for the holidays.

waiting... not so patiently for the rest of my decisions... applied to a few last minute schools... i know i won't hear from them until way late.. oh well.

ahhh. i don't like this... i haven't received an email or anything in the mail from anyone lately! good grief.

finally received another decision... my first rejection too. can't say it wasn't expected. still waiting on my other dozen or so schools.

so i'm complete everywhere but u of arizona which is weird.. i e-mailed them about it and they said they'd contact me when i went complete. hmmph.

i was planning on applying to all of these scholarships... but i'm so behind at work and honestly just burnt out from applying to the actual schools that i've lagged on all of them.

must focus. need money.


yay! heard back from two schools today. i'm totally stoked i got into American! woo hoo! =) i also received a nice handwritten note from UoP saying i have a great personal story and saying i get free books my first year. sweet.

today is my dad's bday too.. mine is on tuesday. he's in peru though so i can't tell him the good news.

overall good day.

Ha. Got a birthday present from DePaul. Well, a t-shirt. Too bad they always send shirts in Adult L.

In at Seattle! =) I would love to live in Seattle and seeing that its the only school I applied to in the area... I'm pretty happy.

E-mailed the lovely people at UofArizona again... apparently they never received my fee waiver request... blah. At least i'm complete... now.

Just waiting on Hastings now.... waiting... waiting.. waiting...

I've also realized I applied to Way to many schools.. oh well.. at the time... I was uncertain I'd get in Anywhere!

So I applied to the CLEO program right before the deadline of 02/01. Hopefully I will get in. I could definitely benefit from the prep classes they offer. I haven't been in school since 2005 so I'm a bit rusty.

I'm now wondering why all these schools are taking so long for a decision. I applied in late Nov/early Dec to a majority of the schools and still nothing... I'm hoping its a good thing they're taking their time...

No snail mail today. =/ However... I received an e-mail from an impossible reach... saying i've been deferred and I should send in additional info. alsoo... received an email from Loyola... requesting an interview?! I only know one other person who's been asked this.. anyone else?


*low GPA because I repeatedly failed Calculus 2 my freshmen year of college... when I thought I wanted to be an engineer. :shaking head:

*applied to schools with good public interest/social justice programs...

***scholarship money is for all 3 years.


yet another day with an empty mailbox... =(

soo... just called boston college (per their scholarship emails suggestion to see my status) and they said a decision should be mailed out next week!

i also think i'm going to withdraw from a handful of schools i know i won't be attending anymore...

next week... ha. more like last week. just got my second rejection. =/ boalts letter was so much nicer than bostons. oh well. keep them coming i wanna know where i'll be in a few months!

soo... i went decision at georgetown yesterday! =X i mean.. logic would tell me i'm out but who knows!?

i also found out yesterday that my file is still being reviewed at hastings.

ha. so many updates. i also have an 'interview' with a loyola ad comm on 02/25.

Out at GULC. That was a given though. I'm starting to think I'm probably out at everything above American...

I got into CLEO though and am unsure if I should go through with it? As other people have said 2k is a lot of money and I mean I don't know how well it prepares you or not... any ideas?

So I sent in my deposit for CLEO. I'll be in San Diego this summer. I also contacted most of the schools I have pending as well as GULC, who's a member school, although I already received a decision, they said they would reconsider my file and I should have a decision in April/May. Nuts. This CLEO program is awesome.

So I withdrew from a few schools and am actually mostly interested in the schools that are left. blah. After being rejected from Davis my hope of getting into Hastings is diminishing by the day... =/

Waitlisted at Hastings...

After waiting more than their 6-8 weeks usual turnaround time... I was placed on Hold at Northwestern! I'm actually super stoked seeing that my numbers merit an auto-reject! woo hoo! (I'm also revealing my hidden app now that I figure the deferral wasn't just a computer glitch. :X)

With a heavy heart I withdrew from Seattle and DePaul... if only both those schools were in Cali... :/

Its funny how I went in to this uncertain if any school would accept me. I had hoped I'd be so lucky to get into any of these schools I'm withdrawing from... now I'm hoping Northwestern (a T14) feels generous in offering me a spot... ha.

eeek. decision mailed at vanderbilt yesterday... 03/24... i'm going out of town tomorrow... hopefully i'll have Awesome mail come sunday ;) (yea right)

put in my seat deposit at santa clara today. as i've said before, when i went into this law school thing... santa clara was my dream school. it had everything i wanted in a school... but then... i discovered this site and tls and yea... now i'm considering retaking my lsat (actually studying hardcore) and re-applying? I mean.. i dunno. what to do, what to do...

finally heard back from Loyola... waitlist -> withdraw. now to just hear back from arizona (which sadly enough i probably wouldnt consider anymore because i'm pretty set on staying in the bay) i'm supposed to hear back from some re-evaluations due to CLEO but as I said before, I'm pretty set on attending Santa Clara (if Hastings doesn't come through with the wait list). the only school i would drop everything for is Northwestern.

Finally heard from my last school. Now to hope/wish and pray I get off the waitlist at Hastings / prepare myself for Santa Clara. Either way I'm stoked that I'm going to law school next year and staying in the bay. :)

Just received the official 'no' from NU and found out that I am indeed on the LEOP waitlist at Hastings. So now to just hope a few people who got into LEOP decide to not go. :)

Visitor Comments

  • hey
  • Saturday, November 03 2007 at 07:02 AM

yeah we do. I'm applying to way too many reaches, but I guess I just figure go big or go home. Good luck with you cycle!!

- lawwannabe
  • SCU
  • Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 12:54 PM

I was wondering how you were notified, I also applied early decision, but went complete on 11/19. We are applying to a lot of the same schools...

- teamfunny
  • Santa clara
  • Friday, November 30 2007 at 11:02 AM

So were you waitlisted at Santa Clara or not?

- bonafortunaomnibus
  • SCU
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 05:31 AM

For some reason I thought yours said waitlist for a bit. I was wondering how they could do that if you were early decision. Ha. Good luck to you too.

- bonafortunaomnibus
  • American
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 10:38 AM

Thanks! You'll get in. Don't even think twice about it. I'd be happy to go there and was very excited to receive my acceptance. Here's hoping you get your acceptance soon.

- 4re
  • Notification
  • Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 10:51 AM

Came in a large white envelope with Santa Clara symbols and such on front and the back had a one liner about "santa clara law and fire". Hope you hear from your schools soon.....

- teamfunny
  • Awesomeness. :)
  • Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 12:54 PM

That's awesome that you work with an agency working with people with developmental disabilities! I was a director at a non-profit organization working with disabled adults and teenagers. It was so awesome and eighty-hour work-weeks were worth it (almost. hey, a girl needs her sleep...)-- you'll get your acceptance letter to Santa Clara any day now. Seriously! I want to go into public interest, and I want to go into health law/disability law/elder law... whatever seems most relevant at whatever school I end up at. Good luck! I hope you get into (and I'm sure you will) all your top choices!

- daisee212
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 03:24 PM

Good luck to you too!!! It looks like we applied to a lot of the same schools, so hopefully things turn out well!!

- lishi
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 12:54 PM

Hey, The scholarship information was with the acceptance letter. I'm assuming you're talking about Santa Clara?

- therealtruth
  • Good luck
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 01:40 PM

Thanks! And good luck on your schools! I'll keep my fingers crossed for Davis, UCLA, BC, and NWU! Maybe we'll end up at BC or UCLA together haha, who knoz!

- RogueBH
  • Hey
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 03:31 PM

Congrats on Santa Clara. haha no worries. We pretty much got the same amount of money for santa clara. I'm sure you'll do fine with the others.

- berkleeattorney
  • money problems
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 09:10 PM

hahahah. i laughed out loud about your difficulty with SCU's "lack" of money. I could totally see my own family doing something like that. Congrats on the scholarship and acceptance!

- bilingual
  • Hey
  • Monday, December 24 2007 at 11:03 AM

Thanks for your encouragement and congrats on getting into your 1st choice. That's awesome! Good luck w/ the rest of your apps (esp. UC-Berk) and happy holidays!

- lawesome
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 01:32 PM

yeah, still waiting on loyola and southwestern... re the minority info, all three schools that contacted me encouraged me to complete diversity scholarship app's. you should definitely check it out. good luck!!

- mpalencia
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 01:33 PM

snaps! congrats on the scholarships!

- mpalencia
  • Thanks!
  • Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 02:24 PM

Thanks for the kind words and CONGRATS on depaul and santa clara!! Hopefully schools will start sending out more decisions soon - I'm crossing my fingers and checking my mailbox obsessively haha. Good luck!

- bestofyou
  • UCB Notification
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 08:24 PM

how were you notified by UCB?....I have recieved a single white envelope at home but I cannot open it till the 23rd because I'm not in town.

- teamfunny
  • hawaii
  • Saturday, January 26 2008 at 04:57 PM

how do you know that your file is completed at Hawaii? did they ever let you know??

- iwill
  • congrats
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 05:04 AM

congrats thus far, and you are gonna get sooo many more acceptances just wait a bit more! :)

- lionheart
  • congrats
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 05:04 AM

congrats thus far, and you are gonna get sooo many more acceptances just wait a bit more! :)

- lionheart
  • :)
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 03:03 PM

I did not apply LEOP but I should have. I did write a diversity statement though. I applied to UCLA through public policy program. I didnt think I had a shot unless I did.

- sjkarlina
  • Hastings Question
  • Monday, February 04 2008 at 06:58 PM

Hey Shelee56, no I did not apply to LEOP when I apply to Hastings. Part of me wishes I did though. Good luck with your application!

- malleusmaleficarum
  • schools!
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 03:35 PM

thanks, good luck to you too! btw I've also come to the realization I've applied to waaaaay to many schools, but with our numbers you can never be sure =)

- cristypenap
  • schools!
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 04:45 PM

thanks, good luck to you too! btw I've also come to the realization I've applied to waaaaay to many schools, but with our numbers you can never be sure =)

- logged user
  • re: congrats!
  • Wednesday, February 13 2008 at 04:24 PM

Thanks, again, congrats and good luck to you!! With what you do it sounds like DC would be a great place for you to continue public service type work. AU might be a really good fit. Best of luck wherever you end up!!

- Foxandhen
  • re: hey there..
  • Thursday, February 14 2008 at 10:04 PM

I applied in dec/jan and, no, I haven't heard anything as of yet. I actually applied to Cornell just in the last few days b/c they sent me a FW with a deadline waiver. I think that would be amazing cuz my GF is attending there.

- mattalones
  • interview
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 05:15 PM

hey, I got a call about an interview as well. This is the same thing that Cardozo did. Interviews are good since schools don't "traditionally" grant them. Thanks for the well wishes and good luck to you. I think my mail man is scared of me because I literally have his delivery schedule down...

- lawschoolplease
  • hastings
  • Thursday, March 06 2008 at 07:14 AM

no, i just did the basic application. i thought about doin the leop app but didnt really feel like it and i didnt think i had that much else to say from my personal statement and all. good luck to you.

- bham24
  • davis/hastings
  • Thursday, March 06 2008 at 08:56 AM

Yup, its me from TLS. I just wish Hastings would let me know. At this point, I think I'm good to go in terms of Davis, but I just want to wrap it all up.

- ginger123
  • Hastings
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 06:05 PM

Thank you. Yes, it was the leop program. I like the idea of going there but some of the things I read about the area freaks me out. And the COL. Good luck!

- texmex
  • Keep on Knocking
  • Thursday, March 13 2008 at 07:43 PM

Thanks for your support. If you want to go to Hastings hang in there and let them know you want to go. For me I think I'm probably going to stick with USF although it will be hard to refuse if Hastings calls up. For me all I'm trying to do is get that Cal Bar Card and try to get some help with the bills. Keep on knocking though, you may get someone to answer. Let me know how it goes.

- zaku16
  • Congrats!
  • Sunday, March 23 2008 at 04:26 PM

Congrats on all your acceptances! Do you have any favorites? I am hoping to get into Seattle U!!! This would be a dream come true...

- hood-celebrity
  • CLEO?
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 09:22 AM

I have not received a decision from CLEO yet. Do you have a favorite?

- hood-celebrity
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 10:31 PM

Congrats on santa clara. I have heard great things about their program! Why didnt you apply to USF?

- hood-celebrity
  • Seattle U.....
  • Tuesday, March 25 2008 at 11:41 PM

I wish I had time to submit an additional letter of reccomendation. I was fortunate enought to send them an update of what I have been doing. I recently joined several non profits and have been working with the troubled youth. There status checker went to decision mailed. I should be hearing something very soon..perhaps even tommorrow. I will keep you updated. Keep your fingers crossed for me.....

- hood-celebrity
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, March 31 2008 at 02:19 PM

Thanks for the support! I may be re-taking. If I can get into the mid-high 150's, I'll have better luck. I'll keep you posted though, as you never know what a cycle has in store for you :)

- hood-celebrity
  • NU Hold
  • Tuesday, April 29 2008 at 09:51 AM

Hey! Congrats on your acceptances and your hold at NUSL! When I was placed on hold, I requested a second, on campus, interview and I also plan to submit a letter of continued interest. I will be doing CLEO in Denver.

- Dlc5949
  • hastings leop waitlist
  • Wednesday, May 14 2008 at 05:37 PM

i called them and asked. good luck!

- ilovemonkeys
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, June 25 2008 at 08:06 AM

Congrats on all of your acceptances and good luck at Hastings/Santa Clara this fall!

- lookingforanswers

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