AiLe (2022-2023)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Minnesota Twin Cities Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Northwestern University WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Chicago Pending D W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
DePaul University Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Loyola University Chicago Accepted W Type: RA $73,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 168
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.62
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: -
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Illinois
  • Race: non-URM
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

I'll fill out some of this to be helpful to future applicants, though I'm still leaving several things out.

8 years WE, mainly teaching in inner-city schools with a lot of awards
Run a soup kitchen
Skills in 5 languages (really only fluent in 2-3)
Have lived abroad in several countries (worked at UN, taught English, volunteered lots of places)
A lot of undergrad awards and activities, though they seem like they were a really long time ago!

Anyway, what I learned is that everyone has great soft factors. It's tempting to think that soft factors make you special, but the truth is that there are a lot of special people out there! Mine are really small in the grand scheme. I am amazed at some of the people I have met. I'm not sure how much soft factors truly matter, but I'm really honored by the great offers I got (including in MPP programs) and am really happy to be going to NU.

Additional info & updates

I'm hoping for the best and very excited about the whole process. I like all of the schools I'm applying to, and I would like to be in either Illinois or Minnesota. Also, I'm super nervous!

1/15/08-- accepted to UMN! Yay! What an awesome Human Rights Center. Money is total over three years.

1/23/08-- the waiting game is killing me.

1/30/08-- I got in to Depaul. My first Chicago school! The scholarship is contigent on maintaining a 3.3, so it's not that great. Still, any money is good money. Let's hope some other schools come through with money (and not grade dependent).

2/4/08-- Call from Loyola offering admission! The dean was really nice. She said the letters should arrive soon (though with the local mail, soon is relative). I could be nearing the end of my good news, but it's been nice thus far.

2/6/08-- Official letter from Loyola. They offered a conditional renewable scholarship and a community service scholarship. Yay!

2/8/08-- Officially accepted at Kent.

2/24/08-- The long wait with no news is leading me to believe this will not be good news. Sigh.

2/28/08-- I knew my shot at Northwestern was minimal, but I was still really hoping. I feel so disappointed. I didn't want to have a first choice, but...

3/22/08-- I'm a bit surprised at the hold from UofC. I thought I would be rejected. I am very honored by it.

So the summer has been very exciting. I got a lot of great offers and scholarships. I love Chicago-Kent and think the faculty there is amazing. I did get in to Northwestern very last minute (8/19), and it has been my first choice all along. It's really hard to turn that down, and so I'm saying yes!

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re: surprised
Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

No work experience :( Is NW your first choice?

Sunday, November 25 2007 at 07:00 PM

and the same to you! Best of luck at NW and Chicago - I'm hoping for the best at Chicago, but fearing the worst.....

Best of luck...
Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 07:00 PM

and thanks for the comment! I can't figure out how to delete the repeat posts, but no worries...makes me feel important to have so many comments! Hope your good news starts rolling in soon!

Tuesday, December 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

Yes, I have 1 yr WE. I suspect the reason I was deferred was that I didn't express a huge interest in NW during my interview. I think they are looking for students who really, really want to go there, and it just wasnt one of my top 3 choices let alone my top choice. I think you should have a good chance of getting in if you make it clear you would *love* to go to NW (provided you have some WE). Seriously, remind them at every chance (interview, LOCI, etc.)

Tuesday, December 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

for the kind words! Tell me if there's any info I can give you to help you out.

good luck on NU!!
Friday, July 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

I have similar #'s to yours and received my acceptance recently... hang in there, from everything i've heard so far from current/former students, NU is worth waiting for! Good luck with the rest of your schools - I am sure you'll have some good choices.

Wednesday, October 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

Haha, I keep telling myself "Maybe this week!" When did you apply? With those numbers and WE, you might be hearing sooner than I do. :o)

Monday, November 26 2007 at 07:00 PM

Honestly I don't actually believe I have a safety school. It is kind of crazy but I figure worst case scenario I work for a while then reapply

Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 07:00 PM

good luck to yourself as well! hopefully the WE will pay off at NU?

Wednesday, October 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thank you!!!! I'm super-excited! Here's hoping there's good news coming to both of us from NU!

Good Luck
Thursday, October 18 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey, congrats on Twin CIties. Good luck with the rest of the cycle!

The waiting game
Wednesday, October 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

Stay strong, you will make it through. And thanks for the CLS congrats! Certainly takes the sting out of waiting for NU...but I would definitely consider taking them over CLS, especially with $$! Keeping my fingers crossed, but I'm in a happy place now :o)

re NW
Friday, June 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

I have 3 yrs WE as paralegal. Hope you get a better result from NW

Wednesday, April 25 2007 at 08:00 PM


Sunday, January 13 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks - I went complete in early November and have about 3 yrs of WE. Good luck!

Good luck with NU!
Monday, November 05 2007 at 07:00 PM

I'm currently a senior in the College, originally from the north suburbs of Chicago, which it looks like you might be as well? Good luck with NU, I just got put on hold by them yesterday

Monday, November 05 2007 at 07:00 PM

UMich is my first choice, with NU and WUSTL after that. I've already had a very good cycle, so anything else at this point is just gravy. Good luck to you!

Thanks for the congrats!
Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck to you!

Monday, August 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey, thanks for the words of encouragement.what type of public interest are you looking to get into?also, is chicago a fun city? I have never been..

Tuesday, May 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yea, I kind of thought I was going to get in. I did apply for honors scholars btw. Keep me updated!

Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

I appreciate your comment. I figured I'd get some rejections. UCLA, Boalt, and NW were expected. UCLA and Boalt are big on GPA, and NW is with work experience. Everywhere else I'm not quite sure what went wrong. Hit and miss I guess. I hope you get into U Chicago!

Sunday, October 14 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the note, and congrats to you too on your admits and awards. As for how I'm leaning, I'm holding off until I hear from all the schools I applied to before I start to lean too far.

The Big Schoolz
Thursday, October 18 2007 at 08:00 PM

Why is it that thie big schools take the longest to decide! It's driving me nutz!

Friday, August 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

how did they inform you of decision? I am expecting a rejection here soon enough

Northwestern Acceptance! Sick! :)
Friday, February 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

Heya number-twin, congrats on NU! That\'s pretty impressive, ... from the other offers it seemed like their main criterion was 170+ LSAT regardless of GPA. It was a sad day indeed when I received my rejection. Anyway, out of curiosity, what do you think opened the door for you? Letters of interest and the like? Well, again, congratulations, that\'s awesome. And a very wise decision to attend NU over Kent, imo. Best of luck to you! :)