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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
University of Chicago F Accepted A Type: RA $36,000 Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 11/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/08 Upd: 13 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: SP $48,000 Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 11/20/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/27/07 Upd: 13 years
#1 Columbia University F Waitlisted W Type: ED Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 11/20/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/20/07 Rec: 11/20/07 Comp: 11/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/08 Upd: 13 years
New York University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 12/14/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 11/14/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/03/07 Upd: 13 years
Cornell University Accepted W Type: $30,000 Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 11/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/19/07 Upd: 13 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/25/07 Rec: 10/25/07 Comp: 11/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 169
  • LSAT 2: N/A
  • LSAT 3: N/A
  • LSAC GPA: 3.7
  • Degree GPA: 3.67
  • School Type: UC Berkeley
  • Major: Humanity + Hard Science
  • Class Rank: N/A

Demographic Information

  • City: Berkeley
  • State: California
  • Race: N/A
  • Gender: Woman
  • Years out of Undergrad: Other

Extra Curricular Information

Majors (detail):
- Molecular Cell Biology, emphasis in Genetics & Genomics
- Rhetoric; emphasis in Public Discourse

- Top 10% of graduating class.
- Extensive genetics research laboratory experience. Working on honors thesis on discovered mutation.
- Extensive legal research experience. Working on honors thesis on racialized science
- Founder and President of Science, Technology, and Ethics student organization
- College prep instructor
- Competitive internship at Genentech
- Co-authoring law review on race in medical technology
- Research assistant on law review regarding stem cell research.

Additional info & updates

- Duke fee waiver and priority track
- Columbia fee waiver
- U. Chicago fee wavier
- U. Mich fee waiver

Scholarship information based on merit, given on a total of 3 years.

10/25 - Apps done and sent.

11/20 - UMich's cute little personal note got me. Chucked out $12 for another LSDAS report.

11/21 - Ok, a little pissed because Cornell said that I missed the early app deadline and that I was deferred to regular admissions. I'm guessing this will be the case for Columbia too, since they had the same deadline. Mostly annoyed because I blame one of the LSDAS reports for being held up by an institution that actually had nothing to do with my undergrad grades. Sadly, early decision by Columbia will probably also not work out.

11/26 - There are huge overlaying delays on Duke's status check online. They said the application was completed on 11/20, but the change on the online status was only showed today.

Also, Columbia sent a mail saying that I was still considered as ED, even though the app file was not officially declared "completed" until 11/20. Relief.

11/27 Duke acceptance came via email. I love how straightforward they are. "You're in!"

11/28 Weirdness with Cornell's status check. First they said I didn't make the early action cycle, and today they said I am complete as an early action applicant... ok whatever you say guys.

12/03 Georgetown's online status checker says "Decision." Now it's time to wait for that paper. God I hate snail mail.

Still haven't received Duke's package. =( I want to see that comic book everyone's been talking about!

12/04 Duke's beautiful, enormous, blue folder came today. Stuffed unceremoniously in my apartment's tiny mailbox.

12/08 Georgetown sent a nice happy holidays card today. I think I might have gotten in, because the tone says they are looking forward to "welcoming to their community" and it came from the office of enrollment instead of admissions... but that might just be wishful thinking. If I don't get in, I'm going to feed the card to a dog.

12/10 Columbia's depressingly small, thin cream envelope came in the mail looking like a sickly child today. Told me blah blah blah about really high numbers this year and that I will hear from them again in March. I guess this was the best of realistic scenarios considering that being bound without a chance to compare financial packages will have killed me. Good thing is, now I actually get to see what the other schools say.

12/12 Georgetown's letter came in an invitation-sized cream envelope. I feel like I'm invited to a party with some really good champagne.

12/14 NYU went complete. That took a LONG time.

12/19 Cornell sent an email of acceptance. The status checker, however, does not indicate "decision."

1/8 Michigan's checker went to decision. I guess I'll only be able to check the mail next week. -_- So glad I have found a way to die slowly.

1/14 Michigan's blue folder came in the mail today.

2/7/08 Chicago phone call from Ann Perry (sp?) today. Missed it the first time. Called back. Left message. Her call back 5 minutes later. "I have some good news for you..." Music to my ears.

4/4/08 Columbia's reserve letter comes in. Small envelope. I'm tired of this process.

4/17/08 Stanford rejection came in the mail.

5/1/08 Too many things are already set for me at Duke. Currently planning to head to NC in mid-July, unless scholarship appeal for Chicago comes through.

5/19/08 So.... Chicago is offering a scholarship after I sent them a letter describing a difficult financial situation.

5/23/08 Going to UChicago. Wrote to Duke for withdrawal, a little sad about that. Really excited for Chicago though.

What a long, exhausting cycle. Had a feeling it was going to be prolonged, but not by THIS much.

Good luck to everyone else for the future cycles!

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Thursday, November 08 2007 at 09:20 PM

a fellow science major! quite impressive yourself. i'm sure you'll get into at least one of those schools above.

Friday, November 09 2007 at 04:51 PM

on having sent in all of your apps. I'm still procrastinating on my personal statement. Good luck! though you certainly don't need it

Monday, November 12 2007 at 07:33 AM

for the congrats! Good luck!

another BIO
Monday, November 12 2007 at 07:44 PM

sweet...another bio major! Good luck - you interested in health law?

Don't stress
Monday, November 12 2007 at 10:22 PM

Don't stress about it at all! If anything they will look at your major and think - damn, she took the difficult road through college, she will definitely be able to handle the challenges that we will give her at our school! I am very interested in genetic patent law - something in that field. I also did undergraduate genetics research - mapping a dinoflaggelate DNA library, fun stuff! I will keep my fingers crossed for you but you should have no problem! GOOD LUCK and thank you so much for the support! Keep in touch!

Duke Tracker
Sunday, November 18 2007 at 11:19 AM

I never bothered with the tracker. I never got an e-mail about it, and eventually I went to it and tried to "Forget my password" but never heard anything about it. A couple days later I got the acceptance e-mail from B. Hoye so I didn't bother with it from then on. Basically, I would just sit tight for the week after Thanksgiving -- since you applied priority track it is highly likely you'll get an acceptance that week.

Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 02:05 PM

On Duke!

Tuesday, November 27 2007 at 07:30 PM

Thanks for the note! Congrats on Duke...looks like your cycle is starting off well!

Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 07:37 PM

As to whether ED helped: I honestly have no idea. A lot of people tell me that I'd have gotten in regardless of whether I did ED or RD; I guess I'll never know. Just by looking at the ED admits last year though, I think it did help a bit. Good luck with you!

Thursday, November 29 2007 at 07:41 AM

we are awesome indeed! congrats on duke and i hope we have many more double acceptances in the future :-)

gtown letter
Thursday, December 06 2007 at 03:29 PM

hey, just wondering if you got your gtown letter yet. u have an impressive resume, im sure it will be good news when it arrives!

Friday, December 07 2007 at 07:11 AM

on duke!!!

re: columbia
Friday, December 07 2007 at 10:57 PM

don't worry, i'm sure you'll get an acceptance from columbia soon. it's only a matter of time.

Saturday, December 08 2007 at 05:50 AM

Good luck to you, too! Gotta love those sciences ;)

thanks for the congrats!
Saturday, December 08 2007 at 10:52 PM

i am super psyched :) and i would wish you luck for the rest of your cycle, but i *really* doubt you'll need it :

Sunday, December 09 2007 at 05:16 AM

Thanks for the congrats! I'm sure you have plenty more acceptances coming to you. Best of luck!

Thursday, December 13 2007 at 05:27 PM

On Georgetown!

Friday, December 14 2007 at 06:33 AM

we have similar numbers too...and in my opinion our 3.7's are pretty impressive for being science majors :) i don't really know what my top choice is YET, but right now i'm loving NYU/Mich/UVA the most I think. just kind of nervous about how my big gap in LSAT scores will be viewed. good luck and don't worry about columbia...i'm sure it will all work out in the end and not being tied down will probably work to your benefit.

Saturday, December 15 2007 at 08:35 AM

thanks! Looks like we have similar preferences- (Columbia ED and Gtown) and similar outcomes. I think the above poster is right-- it is a relief knowing that we can now shop for the best scholarship/fin aid options. Good luck with the rest of your apps and maybe we will be classmates at gtown!

Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 08:21 PM

for the congrats! congrats on your acceptances as well. I don\'t yet have a hard first choice, but I will hopefully be visiting schools later in the spring to make up my mind. For now, though, it looks like I would be VERY interested if any of HYS wanted me, and if not, NYU/Columbia would be next in line. You have amazing soft factors! Best of luck this cycle!

Thursday, December 27 2007 at 04:33 AM

Your major is really cool too. Those Public Discourse classes are going to help you a lot in school.

my ps
Monday, January 14 2008 at 05:34 AM

My PS talked about my experience in the management of our college radio station. It also stressed how I'd grown personally during my college career and had come to take on responsibility. The idea was to highlight my upward UG trend, both gpa and otherwise. Good luck with your apps, maybe I'll see you in Chicago next fall!

Monday, January 14 2008 at 08:07 PM

On Michigan!

Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 05:03 PM

softs. You are like me, but on soft factor steroids.

Thursday, February 07 2008 at 02:17 PM

On Chicago and all of your acceptances!

Thursday, February 07 2008 at 02:25 PM

On Chicago and all of your acceptances!

Thursday, February 07 2008 at 02:31 PM

On Chicago!

Tuesday, March 04 2008 at 10:48 PM

on all the acceptances thus far! you must be thrilled!

Is that top 10% of your major(s)?
Friday, May 23 2008 at 08:02 PM

I didn\'t think I was for for the school overall, and I had a higher GPA. Of course, if you graduated a while ago, that may have been before grade inflation.