Britomart (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA $63,000 Sent: 11/15/06 Rec: 11/15/06 Comp: 11/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/07 Upd: 15 years
#1 Harvard University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/17/06 Rec: 11/20/06 Comp: 12/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Chicago Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/17/06 Rec: 11/18/06 Comp: 12/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/07 Upd: 15 years
Georgetown University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/07/07 Rec: 01/08/07 Comp: 01/22/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/07 Upd: 15 years
Louisiana State - Baton Rouge Accepted W Type: RA $32,175 Sent: 12/23/06 Rec: 01/11/07 Comp: 01/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/17/07 Upd: 15 years
University of Texas Austin Accepted W Type: RA $27,000 Sent: 11/15/06 Rec: 12/13/06 Comp: 12/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/07 Upd: 15 years
#3 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $54,000 Sent: 12/11/06 Rec: 12/15/06 Comp: 01/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/07 Upd: 15 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/04/06 Rec: 12/05/06 Comp: 01/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/12/07 Upd: 15 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA $48,000 Sent: 11/17/06 Rec: 11/18/06 Comp: 12/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/06/06 Upd: 15 years
University of Pennsylvania F Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 01/17/07 Rec: 01/18/07 Comp: 02/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/12/07 Upd: 15 years
Columbia University F Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 11/22/06 Rec: 11/30/06 Comp: 01/10/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/07 Upd: 15 years
Baylor University F Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 11/18/06 Rec: 11/19/06 Comp: 11/19/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/29/06 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 172
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 4.0
  • Degree GPA: 4.0
  • School Type: small private college
  • Major: English and History

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Facebook - founder of nine different groups, officer in three others.

Almost pledged a sorority once.

Theater - attended every play at my college while an undergrad.

International study - once ate cookies off a tray intended for students who were interested in a semester abroad.

Intramural Trivial Pursuit champion.

Published author - wrote articles and notes for numerous well-known electronic publishers, including Xanga, Fanfiction.net, Law School Discussion.org, and Wikipedia.

Library - have read numerous books, some of which had information about law.

Model - Miss September, Women of Westlaw Calendar, 2007. (I'm the one in the glasses looking up the annotated Internal Revenue Code.)

Special factors:

I know all the words to every Jason Mraz song.

I don't download illegal music.

I have been deferred to on points of theology by a Princeton classicist who was accepted to Yale Law School.

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Wrote a Why Michigan? and a Why Penn?

Maybe the holds are YP; I don't know.

The cycle is basically over now, so here's some real info:

Lots of debate awards, won a few tournaments.

Random campus involvement in band, theater, newspaper, student government. Nothing insanely special, though I did stay pretty busy for four years. No publications or anything like that.

Anyone who wants can read my PS. Just leave your email address on my wall.

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Other significant fee waivers: Northwestern, Cornell (really late), USC, UCLA, George Washington, Notre Dame, W&M

Additional info & updates

What a terrible thing it is to botch a farewell. I am a person who believes in form, in the harmony of order. Where we can, we must give things a meaningful shape. For example--I wonder--could you tell my jumbled story in exactly one hundred chapters, not one more, not one less? I'll tell you, that's one thing I hate about my nickname, the way that number runs on forever. It's important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse. - Yann Martel, Life of Pi, p. 285

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We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive at Admitted Students Weekend
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last big envelope left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the largest scholarship
The voice of the hidden fee waiver
And the cost of living near the campus
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two pages of the viewbook.
Quick now, here, now, always
A condition of complete indebtedness
(Costing not less than ten years in BigLaw)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of billable hours
And BigLaw and public interest are one.

-from Little Gidding, T.S. Eliot (adapted)

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01/12 - Small envelope from Virginia. I'm adding a note here for anyone else watching and wanting to gauge their chances, because the letter said I am "in consideration for merit-based scholarship assistance and designation as a Dean's Scholar." Hope that works out, because I'd love to go to Virginia, especially with a good scholarship!

02/01 - Went to decision at Michigan. Will post here as soon as I know anything!

02/02 - Harvard phone call email.

02/03 - Michigan package arrived. Accepted!

02/05 - Went to decision at Georgetown.

02/05 - Held at Chicago. It's a real blow, because Chicago was my top choice. Oh well, I have a lot of other great options, and there is still hope.

02/06 - Harvard phone interview.

02/06 - Held at Columbia. I don't really understand what's going on here.

02/09 - Accepted at Georgetown with Dean's Scholarship invite.

02/12 - Held at Penn. I'm taking Jason Mraz's advice, looking on the bright side, and considering it a compliment.

02/13 - Accepted at Harvard. Short conversation... trying to figure out if I imagined it.

02/13 - Withdrawing from Columbia and Penn. Will think about Chicago a little bit more.

02/16 - Email from Chicago inviting me to interview.

02/17 - Harvard package arrived! I'm away at a tournament, so I haven't seen it yet. Update: Nice shiny red binder and directions on accessing my email account!

02/22 - Scholarship offer from UT.

02/24 - Michigan scholarship. Nice!

04/17 - Waitlisted at Chicago...

04/18 - Have withdrawn from everywhere but Harvard and Virginia. Visiting Harvard this weekend; fully expect to withdraw from Virginia on Monday and send a seat deposit to HLS.

04/22 - Just got back from Massachusetts. I liked HLS very much and have decided to attend!

04/25 - Mailed deposit to HLS!

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Bad attitude
Saturday, September 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

You won't get in anywhere with an attitude like that. Listing your school type as "small private". Think you're some kind of comedian? It is NOT small! ...Oh, you meant *that* kind of private. Never mind. You rule. You'll even get into places you don't apply to.

Louisiana
Tuesday, July 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

Good luck to you too... You don't need to apply to LSU with those numbers. Thanks for the shoutout.

LSU
Tuesday, July 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

Good thinking, of course.

Good luck
Monday, July 10 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your nice message, numbers twin. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

resume
Monday, August 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

I hope you actually submitted the facebook group officerships...I considered putting "flanerie" as an interest on my resume for kicks.

facebook
Friday, September 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Good job on not pledging a sorority, I've only founded one group on Facebook but it's anti-'greek'. Haha. Congrats on Baylor! ...but why would you want to go to school in Texas? :p

Just noticed
Tuesday, November 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

we're not applying to any of the same schools! Good luck!

i can't see you in boot camp
Tuesday, May 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

baylor is the only acceptance so far, but i don't see you in boot camp. You're T4 material, all the way. and i wouldn't wish a shaved head for law school on anyone /just sayin'

heh
Monday, June 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

love the ecs

i'm still counting on harvard and/or col
Tuesday, May 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

srsly, T14 just won't do, hold out for T4, harvard or columbia will pull through for you

Fresh Air in a overly crowded room
Sunday, July 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

Your EC's truely causes me to LOL. congrats on Duke. Good luck with the rest of your cycle.

Hahvard
Monday, July 10 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, Brit! Let's just keep crossing our fingers until we hear from that OTHER law school.

Thanks!
Wednesday, June 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks Brito! Now for that other school in New York...

Back atcha!
Friday, December 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey Britomart! Congrats to you. Duke is a fantastic school, and that Baylor scholarship is impressive! Good luck on the rest of your apps, and I'll see you on LSD :)

Those are the BEST
Thursday, June 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Soft factors I've seen. Great stuff! It's funny...with your "complete" dates being what they are, I'd say a deluge of viewbooks/letters/$$$/etc. is headed your way over the next several weeks. ~Reach

FTS
Wow
Wednesday, March 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

your extra-curriculars are truly impressive!! :D And thanks, I hope NYU and CLS adcomms find my new LSAT worthy:)

i have to say..
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

..that i used to be a major lurker, and had a huuuuuge LSN-crush on your profile bc of its sheer hilarity. you, good woman, should get in everywhere bc you have a sense of humor, and lord knows lawyers need that. i'm crossing my fingers that you sweep! :) :) :)

oh and
Tuesday, December 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

...embarrasing confession: in a fit of library-induced craziness, i included in the 'miscellaneous & extra' section of my resume a one-line blurb on my reigning championship at a local diner for consuming an inordinate amount of pancakes. yeah. don't know why i felt the need to include that (it was right after languages spoken and belly-dancing, i wanted to end on a strong note!) ...and i still dont think that's as cool as your ECs :)

This proves...
Monday, July 31 2006 at 08:00 PM

...that schools look at ED applicants and then take off for all of winter break. Seriously, you should have more than 2 acceptances! You're a lock for UT unless they do a mean yeild-protect because of being non-resident. You'll show them though and end up at a T4! Good luck!

Re:
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, Britomart! Good luck on the rest of your applications! Maybe you answered this somewhere else, but why didn't you apply to Yale? BTW, this profile is awesome!

Re:
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

It's not too late to apply to Stanford/Yale! You have great numbers and your "softs" are excellent. ;) Chicago is a great school though, and you have an excellent shot. Good luck!

Congrats!
Monday, June 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Looks like it has been a good week : )

UVa and NYU
Saturday, September 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Woohoo!

Mraz
Tuesday, November 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

I love the Mraz theme in your lsd. Nice touch!

And
Friday, August 18 2006 at 08:00 PM

congrats to you on UVA! Yay Brito!

Yay Virginia!
Wednesday, June 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

You really do need to learn how to play softball, regardless of whether or not you go to UVA.

Congrats...
Thursday, December 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

to another LSN libertarian. The few and the proud. Rock on. I'd be interested in hearing what your ultimate decision is and your rationale for it.

Penn!
Monday, June 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

The dreams finally got to you, good luck on Penn!

NYU
Friday, September 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on NYU!

!
Friday, May 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey, thanks for the note. Your profile's hardly dry and humorless, either.

Oh cra'p!
Saturday, September 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

I cant believe I di'd that!

Hey
Monday, November 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

I would die at BYU without coffee. I would make it only a week or so, lol. We should go to the Frothy Monkey and get some and toast it to BYU!!!

hey
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

you know you wanted those schools I put up for you!!!! also, look at your last update date... you missed one

lol
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

Many people say this is a problem. I say we do nothing and say we did. lol, I love it!

lsu?
Friday, August 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

you're applying to lsu? are you from louisiana??

.
Friday, August 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

me too, where in LA?

$20 bucks
Friday, August 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

says my town is shittier than yours

GULC
Saturday, September 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yay, Dean's scholarship invite!

Harvard
Monday, December 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations!!!! :) I'm sure you didn't imagine it :)

Congrats
Tuesday, October 17 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on Harvard! I spent about a week worried that I remembered wrong or there was some sort of mistake. Is Chicago still your top choice or did Harvard just give it the old heave-ho? Those holds are bizarre.

Congrats!
Monday, June 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Harvard, that's fantastic! Guess you won't be heading south this year after all...

congrats...
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

on Harvard but not on getting me sick this weekend!!!!

Yay!!
Saturday, January 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Harvard!!

awesomeness
Tuesday, November 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on H! So you've already decided to tell Columbia and Penn to go screw themselves? Good decision. They both need to be taken down a notch, and you're just the woman to do it.

wtf
Monday, November 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!! HARVARD!!

thanks
Friday, September 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Brito! I was so shocked to see the email in my in box. I'm still in shock. It makes my decision that much harder though! I dunno if I told you, but congrats on HLS! If I got in there, then the decision would be so easy for me, lol.

great acceptances
Thursday, January 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

How did you study for the LSAT and how long? Do you have any personal advice? Thanks.

Thank you very much!
Friday, September 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

And congrats to you on Harvard. Surely you don't still want to go to Chicago over HLS!? :)

Congrats on Harvard!
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

That is such an awesome choice to have! So are you pretty much set on heading out to Boston next year?

U
Sunday, December 03 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm honored by your presence in my humble account. I'm leaning heavily toward Michigan...money talks and all. I'll be going to their ASW; so, we'll see what happens. I'm definitely fired up about them, though. Michigan seems like the best fit for my personality anyway. How 'bout you? What would it take for those other guys (Chicago, UVA) to steal you away from Harvard?

Meh...
Saturday, September 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

...I'm getting a little miffed that NYU hasn't given me a decision. : I'm moving tomorrow. Yay. Especially when I have to do it again in less than six months.

Scholarship!
Saturday, September 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Mich! Nice! I'm jealous.

Harvard
Sunday, February 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Harvard. Sigh. I don't suppose our humble Michigan scholarship is very tempting. Too bad, the LSD UM Crew would love to have you. But I suppose Harvard's championship moot court team would (not to mention that little prestige dealie) would be the nail in the coffin! Best of luck! Hope Chicago comes around so you can sweep the field (of schools you didn't pre-emptively withdraw from.)

T14
Saturday, September 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Don't worry... Rearden is forever relegated to the land of UCLA.

brilliantest troll attempt yet
Thursday, May 25 2006 at 08:00 PM

well, your new note definitely worked on me. ;)

lol... you make me laugh
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

When are you going to get over the fact that I murdered your whoreish queen army of chess?

please
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

your come-back stinks like your mom (who smells like whitney)!

thanks
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

and I lost the game

sucks to be you
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

deferred over and over again and an accidental admit to Harvard to boot... could your life suck more? lol i lost the game damn

i am hurt
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

that was such a low one

please
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

you are such an LSN cheater... This makes you the George Mason of LSN and NOT the Harvard of LSN You can't be something you were accidentally admitted to.

Peppy
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

Pepperdine is the new George Mason. It moved up 20 or so spots.

oh yeah...
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

Also, I guess you will be viewing your own page a lot again until you get to number two now that Harvard is their.

Good job
Sunday, October 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Great cycle. You deserve it, you were always a class act. And way to go on the high rank.

Hey Hey
Monday, July 24 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congratzie on HLS Ms. Brito. You have had quite the successful cycle :} As for the random flames.....ehhhh. They need to get a life.

well
Saturday, January 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

I guess you will stop cheating now that you are number one.

Congrats!
Sunday, March 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

What did you think of the Harvard admitted student's weekend? Were you persuaded? Congrats on a great cycle!

PS
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hello Britomart. I saw your standing offer to share your personal statement to anyone who wants to read it. I would love to check it out if you don't mind. Thanks! Also, congratulations on your awesome cycle.

Debate
Monday, January 22 2007 at 07:00 PM

what variety of debate?

PS
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey Brito, Enjoyed the PS. Thanks.

Congratulations
Monday, December 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

on your cycle (and being the #1 lsn user, I guess). Anyway, I feel creepy asking, but I'd really like to read your PS if you still do that sort of thing. Thanks

Well yourself...
Saturday, September 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

You shouldn't have withdrawn! I'm giving it serious consideration... bah, screw this thing, I'm PMing you.

PS
Sunday, May 06 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hi! Would you mind forwarding me your PS? By the way, I'm sure your folks must be proud of you to have been accepted to all those places! :)

Congrats on decision
Sunday, October 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on making the decision. It is a great feeling

Fee Waivers
Friday, March 02 2007 at 07:00 PM

How were you notified of the fee waivers. I would like to get some of those :-)

PS
Saturday, May 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hi, congrats on your admission to Harvard. I am new to this site. Does "fee waiver" mean that schools who sent you acceptance letters (Like UM and NYU) did so free of charge... ? I know my question might have sounded ridiculous... BTW, could you please send me a copy of your PS. I'd very much appreciate it.

PS and congrats
Sunday, August 20 2006 at 08:00 PM

Not sure if you're still checking this, but if you are I'd love to take a look at your PS. I am in the beginning stages of formulating my own, and would love to see a finished and successful product. Congrats on your acceptances, you'll love HLS. Take care!

PS?
Friday, June 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

PS?

would appreciate
Tuesday, July 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

it if you can email me ur PS. applying fall. thanks :)

Congrats and PS
Thursday, July 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hi your acceptances are an amazing accomplishment. good luck next year. in freaking out about applying and havent done the best on the LSATs yet, will be taking them for the first time this sept and need to worry about recs, ps, resume, etc. can i please get a copy of your ps as well? i may also have other questions related to the law school process, so may i please get your email? thank you pooja poojanp@gmail.com

Congrats and PS
Thursday, July 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hi your acceptances are an amazing accomplishment. good luck next year. in freaking out about applying and havent done the best on the LSATs yet, will be taking them for the first time this sept and need to worry about recs, ps, resume, etc. can i please get a copy of your ps as well? i may also have other questions related to the law school process, so may i please get your email? thank you pooja poojanp@gmail.com

Congrats
Thursday, June 21 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on this cycle! You really did a great job!

personal statement
Friday, August 10 2007 at 08:00 PM

Could I read your personal statement?

Congratulations
Sunday, September 09 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations! I'm in the process of applying to schools and would love to read a successful personal statement. If you could, I would greatly appreciate it if I could take a look. Thanks - Tom TMS5998@uncw.edu

PS
Friday, June 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

I would love to read your PS if you are still offering. Thank you. Congrats on all the accepts.