6motummyache (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 01/25/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Columbia University F Accepted A Type: RA $25,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 02/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/08/07 Upd: 15 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 01/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of San Diego F Accepted W Type: RA $140,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/07 Upd: 15 years
Vanderbilt University Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Hawaii Accepted W Type: RA $2,500 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 01/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Colorado Boulder F Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 01/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/13/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Southern California Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Loyola Law School Accepted W Type: RA $95,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/07 Upd: 15 years
Chapman University F Accepted W Type: RA $34,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/07 Upd: 15 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 01/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/07 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 179
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.36
  • Degree GPA: 3.45
  • School Type: ASU
  • Major: BS Math, CS Concentration

Demographic Information

  • City: Tempe
  • State: Arizona
  • Race: Native American
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

School Preference In Descending Order:
Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, Highest Bidder ( I don't have money to go to school, so this may sound crass, but it's actually just out of necessity)

Recruitment Activity Summary

-->Fee Waivers Rcvd (mail or email):
Columbia: Scholarship monies represent the value of the Fellowship I was guaranteed at graduation.
Cornell
Northwestern
Vanderbilt
University of San Diego
Arizona State
University of DC
Hofstra
Indiana (actually sent me 2 :-P)
Cincinnati
Western New England
University of the Pacific
Temple
Campbell
Washburn
UC Boulder
Texas Tech
Cardozo - full tuition waiver
Texas Wesleyan
Tulsa
Valparaiso

-->Letters, No Fee Waiver:
Stanford
Harvard
Wisconsin
George Washington
George Mason

-->Email, No Fee Waiver
Berkeley
UH Manoa
Minnesota
Detroit Mercy
Iowa

-->Events Attended At:
SMU Dedman
U San Diego
LA Law Forum

Notes: Initially accepted w/full scholarship for Loyola evening program - requested transfer to day with scholarship - request granted.

Additional info & updates

General Application Information

-->Status
Most applications becoming complete throughout January, as LSAT score was taken so late

-->Strategy
Apply to variety of schools to ensure I had alternatives in case of rejections and financial opportunities (as I explained the no money situation to the left there). However, I only applied to schools that I would genuinely consider going to (although in some cases I did not yet have my LSAT, maybe now my list would be slightly shorter) - so I did not just apply because of a waiver or whatever, and I did not only apply based on rankings. I took into account specific staff, programs, geography, work opportunities for my spouse in that area, quality of life in that location, etc .

-->LSAT: December, 2006
Prep Course: Yes, was enrolled in one.
Notes: Not needed. Did most learning independantly. Buy books, there are good deals on the internet, and just study. Classes cater to the lowest common denominator because they have to. Most will find they can get more productivity per hour spent on their own.

-->Personal Statement:
Focused on public interest. Used cultural experiences to illustrate relevance of background to this type of work and discussed accomplishments showing a committment to public service.

--> LORs:
1 Professor who knew me via internship/research
1 Professional Supervisor from post-undergrad work

-->Resume:
Worked throughout undergrad, mostly paid undergrad math research opptys. Honors college member. Listed scholarships awarded (5+). Listed student orgs participated in (4 orgs, VP at 1 for 1 year). 3 years post undergrad experience including Mktg/Sales (Fortune 10 Comp, 1.5 yrs) and Math Teacher (Inner city school, 3 qrtrs).

--> Additional Submissions:
Adversity Addendum: Discussed socioeconomic and cultural background.
Academic Summary Addendum: Spoke to 1 weak semester freshman year, and a possibly perceived "downward trend" in GPA going from jr. college class taken concurrently in H.S. versus transition to full time university work.

-->6motummyache User Name: Represents how stressful this whole process is!!! :-)

Good Luck everyone!! I provided this level of detail for those truly trying to compare apples to apples here.

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WOW
Friday, February 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

Good Luck! but you wont need to. I think that there is no possible way that you get rejected from any school. Clean sweep for you. You will just have to choose between H/Y and $$$.

Thanks rtharp
Tuesday, January 23 2007 at 07:00 PM

I really appreciate the positive reinforcement, and I wish you the best of luck as well. I don't know about the clean sweep though; I wouldn't be applying to the likes of H/Y if I didn't truly believe I have a unique voice and perspective to share there BUT my GPA isn't quite up to muster compared to their traditional admitees. We shall see.... Also, some may comment that the URM status will help, but there is a real divide amongst people regarding the recognition of Native Hawaiians as Native Americans - so I put that up because I personally recognize my ethnicity as a part of that group, but official federal recognition is a battle in progress, thus I'm not sure admissions committees will count it as a factor in my favor.

Clean Sweep
Monday, November 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

I agree with RTHARP11. You're totally going to dominate this cycle. The only reason you don't get accepted to somewhere (in the unlikely event) is that you applied a little late in the process. If I looked up the word "shoe-in" in the dictionary, definition #1 would be "6motummyache". Enjoy this moment of your life, it's going to be sweet. Let the more earthly of us know how it feels! Good luck!

wow
Tuesday, January 23 2007 at 07:00 PM

you rock...you've done all the work already so you should watch the rewards come in...179 though? you just got it or WHAT?

LSAT
Tuesday, January 23 2007 at 07:00 PM

Yes - I scored the 179 on my first "real" LSAT attempt, but in my comments above I speak a little to my prep. I practiced alot and really recommend that people buy a strategy book or two as well as some full practice exams from LSAC. I also bought and practiced with a timer and used mechanical pencils for those interested in logistical tips. I think comfort played a lot into success too...the difference between a 179 (which everyone is so ga-ga over) and a 175 (good but with lesser ga ga quality) is very small, small enough that I think those few extra questions may have easily been missed if I didnt dress super comfortably (sweats, PJs, sneakers) and eat lightly (I was nervous and knew that eating much would just make me uncomfortable throughout the exam). So - maybe thats helpful. :)

Boalt + dates
Saturday, September 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Boalt and your other acceptances. I'm sure you're in for a lot of other good news in the weeks to come. One technical note: you've been listing dates incorrectly in your profile. For instance, on your Boalt decision date, it should be 02-21-07, not 02-21-20. I only mention this because the way you've entered your dates makes LSN think the year is 2020. Just an FYI. I'm not trying to be a jerk!

thx
Saturday, September 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the note. Yes, I agree--this whole process is bizarre. Waitlisted at UCLA, deferred at Minnesota, but in at Boalt. At this point, nothing would surprise me. Good luck to you.

hey
Thursday, June 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

congrats on boalt! nah, i'm just half asian/half white. you?

that was
Thursday, May 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

the most helpfully comprehensive profile i've seen. thank you, even though i've already applied. :) you sound amazing. congratulations on all your acceptances - i'm sure your dream school will become a reality!