ImNobody (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Southern California Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/02/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/27/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
College of William and Mary F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/02/06 Rec: 12/28/05 Comp: 01/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/23/06 Rec: 01/27/06 Comp: 02/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/01/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Pennsylvania Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/02/06 Rec: 01/03/06 Comp: 01/27/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
Columbia University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/02/06 Rec: 01/03/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
University of California Los Angeles Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/30/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/02/06 Upd: 18 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/26/05 Rec: 01/03/06 Comp: 01/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years
University of California Davis Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/21/05 Rec: 12/22/05 Comp: 01/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/06/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Virginia Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/02/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/24/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/26/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/26/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/06 Upd: 18 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/26/05 Rec: 12/27/05 Comp: 01/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/06 Upd: 18 years
Northwestern University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/02/06 Rec: 01/03/06 Comp: 02/25/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/21/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/02/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/06 Upd: 18 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/02/06 Rec: 01/03/06 Comp: 01/25/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/13/06 Upd: 18 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/26/05 Rec: 01/02/06 Comp: 01/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/06 Upd: 18 years
George Washington University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/26/05 Rec: 12/27/05 Comp: 01/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/28/06 Upd: 18 years
Indiana University Bloomington F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/02/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/28/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Notre Dame Accepted Type: RA Sent: 12/26/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/26/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/02/06 Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 168
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.2
  • Degree GPA: 3.43
  • School Type: pretty good public
  • Major: English/Poli Sci

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Good ECs, soft factor madness. I hope.
Couple of pub's, 4 years on a varsity sport, prestigious internship, yadda yadda.

The 2005 Chiasu odds (with results): I recently adjusted this list to reflect the 2005 numbers
Indiana....92% (IN, with $$)
UC Davis....57%, "refuses to even LOOK at your application" (IN, 12 hours before admit day, which is how I know they like me)
Minnesota.....75.4% (IN, with $$)
Notre Dame....46.3% (IN, with $$$)
George Washington....32.3% (OUT, with 'no compliments to my mother')
William & Mary....32% ( de dah)
Georgetown....20.8% (! No, we were looking at your friend.)
Michigan....21% (OUT...didn't like the LSAT that much, apparently) "we only love you for your LSAT"
Northwestern....20.6% (OUT....that will teach you not to interview, won't it?)
USC....17.7% ( late May? Really guys? C'mon now.)
UVA....12.9% (WAITLIST...What?!?! Awesome)
UPenn....10.6%, "if we ignore you, will you go away?" (OUT....GO AWAY)
UCLA....10.6% (WAITLIST...just another really cool shot in the dark)
Chicago (Not Kent)....10.4% "roll the dice and hope for a confused adcomm" (OUT...We are Chicago, we can't be fooled!)
Columbia....5.8%"wouldn't even let you buy us a drink" (Ummm, NO)
Boalt.....2.9%, or (OUT, but we can still be friends. AND, if I want to send them more money next year, thats ok too)
Harvard....1.2%, or "Not even if you bought the library" ( count, 3 months and 2 days. I win)
Stanford....0.44%, or "We're rejecting anyone even associated with you" (OUT...don't tell 'em you know me)

Big movers n' shakers with the new data:
Down: UVA, UPenn, UMich, GW, GULC
Up: Harvard, Minnesota, Notre Dame
this did not bode well for my chances at GULC. On the plus side, I'm over 1% at Harvard now. Wooohoo!


I'm not in law school right now. Draw your own conclusions.
Now I do this, too:

Additional info & updates

GPA on an upswing, LSAT lower than expected. C'est la vie - I'd be delighted to attend any of these schools.
That said, I'm E-baying my kidney to pay for application fees. Any takers?

Apparently, I like Harvard and Stanford so much I decided to just give them money with no hope of return. Maybe those application fees will go on to fund some better-qualified student's scholarship? Karma, baby. Maybe its just paying for all those "HLS" t-shirts they've been sending out.
1/25/2006: Its like I can't control myself- with every piece of law school advertising, every time I log on to the computer..."hmmm: should I apply there? I still have a few weeks"...Just. Stop. Sending. Them. Your. Money. Be strong.
02/02/06: In! Got a handy chunk o' change from Notre Dame - this leaves me optimistic at times, and at times terrified of the proverbial other shoe
02/06/06 In @ Indiana! 2 for two...this may be the last good news for a while. Oh well. Options!
02/07/06: phone call from mom:
MOM: "Honey, you've got a big package in the mail from Chicago!"
ME: (hyperventilating- WTF?!) "Oh my gosh!! Open it open it open it!"
MOM: "its a viewbook...they want you to apply!!"

*****long silence******

ME: "Mom. Can you look at that envelope again? Does it say Chicago, or Chicago-Kent?"
MOM: "oh. Sorry honey...So, are you going to apply?"
02/08/06: $$ from Indiana. Why are you so nice to me?
02/14/06: Love for me on V-Day!
Call from MN.
Harvard: could you please send my rejection over? This is starting to get a little eerie...
02/16/06: I seem to have made it through Stanford's 1st round of rejections- a dubious honor due mostly to the fact that my complete date is later than most.
I'm withdrawing from Indiana- here's to someone else using my cash. Good luck all IUB applicants!
02/21/06: during my SECOND bought of flu this season, I came to the realization that my personal statement was neither interesting nor compelling, and was probably written on the wrong topic.
CNN email alerts are making me crazy..."oh look new mail!!..............oh."


******THE NEW RULES******
1. Cannot check e-mail more than once every 15 minutes, even at work.
2. Cannot check real mail until mailman has left the porch. Stop stalking him.
3. Cannot subject roommates to more than 1 rendition of "what are my chances at the following schools" per day
4. Do not check LSN more than twice daily. Do not check LSD more than three times daily.
5. Do not discuss law school with anyone whose first and last name you do not know (excepting fellow sufferers). Strangers are not interested in your endeavors.
5. For every time you break a rule, put a dollar in the "law jar." In August, use contents to buy a new coffee maker.
02/27/06: Now we wait. Not lurking next to the mailbox, promise.
Realized in talking to a peer (admitted to Boalt, the jerk) that Notre Dame has no logical reason for admitting me at all. They W/L'ed him, which leads me to believe their admission process is something like my alma mater's favorite game: Bovine Bingo.
step 1: feed cow heavily
step 2: turn cow loose on giant bingo board/applications
step 3: scatological evaluation ensues
The moral of the story is that sometimes, admissions stinks- and this is A-OK by me. Go Knute!

03/01/06: I have walking pneumonia!! I should get a prize...its like I'm Tiny Tim or something
First rejection! Sort of an unexpected one, but nevertheless, finally got that elusive UMinn envelope, with some $$ attached.
03/02/06: Partyguy has an amazing singing voice!
4:02pm- WHERE is the mail?! I refuse to move on with my day without it.
03/03/06: Law School Discussion is down and I'm home sick.....noooooooooooooo. What now, turn to the facebook?
03/06/06: Actually, there's NOT more to me than the numbers. In case you were wondering.
03/07/06: Ok, Harvard, Stanford, and the rest of you over-achievers. At least some of you KNOW that you don't want me, so why are you hanging around? I'm starting to fixate on the complete and utter lack of news, and its really starting to make me crazy. Lets move on folks- you and I both know that even ridiculously sexy EC's won't help you to get over my GPA. Its not you, its me- move along, folks, move along.
Dear Law Schools,
Its my birthday, so you can't reject me. Mwhahhahaah. I win. Try again tomorrow.
03/09/06: I decided NOT to visit ND and MN- didn't have the $$ and couldn't afford to spend the time away from all my commitments here. I know they are cold and I will be spending an inordinate amounts of time in the library, so that is that. Still no clear front-runner.
HEY! I finally actually LOOKED at the graphs for the schools I've been accepted to, and I'm very much on the fringe there as well. That makes me feels loads better. Don't say it...

LATER: I just wasted an entire morning on LSN/LSD. Theses and the like do not, actually, get written by themselves, as I have discoverd. I am taking a 3 day vacation. If anyone finds me huddled, unwashed, and shaking in a corner somewhere, we'll know that quitting cold turkey is not for the faint of heart. First step is recognition.
3/10/06: Out at Boalt, which, much to my mother's suprise, is NOT Davis' law school. They let me down nice and gently, though (I think after the email incident, a gentle rejection is OWED, after all), and had the good taste not to say "Your GPA sucks and we hate you. Go away."
Impeccable restraint, Mr. Tom.
03/13/06: The Pendulum swings....
Its a good thing Notre Dame insists on carpet bombing my mailbox with letters every few days, to keep up my self esteem.
Out at Stanford today- I'm going to go ahead and consider it an achievement that I made it all the way to March. They informed me that lots of their rejects are admitted to top law schools, etc: I can only hope they've passed the word along to those other alleged 'top schools'- O.K. guys, time to pick up Stanford's slack!
03/16/06: Out at Michigan today- burned a little more than the others...blech.
03/20/06: Two months (officially, sorry my dates are sort of estimated up here) complete at Harvard and they haven't dinged me yet! hahahahahahah I win, Toby. Every day you keep me is another day my cruddy little GPA tarnishes the veneer on your fine institution. Mwhwhhahahaah
PS: I have a problem with the fact that my class rank won't let me be '1 in a million.' Because, really.
03/20/06 PM: There is a restaurant in town that serves lattes in BOWLS. No joke- I've eaten cereal out of smaller containers. I'm in love.
03/21/06: itunes for applying? Alabama must be hurtin'...
MY MAILBOX: Where ambitions go to die.
03/27/06: Because rejections weren't enough, the fates commissioned a big ass truck to destroy my precious little car, and I lost my favorite pair of sunglasses. I think someone is trying to tell me something. Hm. Would not be suprised to recieve a horses' head tomorrow.
WOOHOOO Waitlist at UVA!!
Today is free coffee day at Peets. Glorious.
Still not rejected at Harvard! I win. Am currently composing lovesongs to Dean Trujillo. Suggestions welcomed.
04/11/06: Hoping to be the shudderingly ugly GPA that Harvard thought looked "pretty cute" after a couple of drinks...we shall see.
04/25/06: Not so cute after all. Oh well. Too busy and tired to fiddle on LSN, early morning practices are sucking my soul out. Giant T-shirt in the mail yesterday. Nice. Still no actual idea what I'm doing with my life.
05/02/06: Waitlist at UCLA wears away at my resolve to leave CA. Still, quite happy about the prospects.
05/05/06: Cinco de Mayo~
Exceedingly unwanted today. Oh well.
Don't even begin to think that you've heard the last of me, folks- there's waitlists to be had.

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December LSAT is...
Tuesday, September 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

okay. If you take it the year before like I did lol. Seriously though, awesome score. The GPA is a hurdle, but I'm sure you'll overcome it and get into an awesome school. Best of luck!

Favorite? Hmm
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey, Well, of the three I've gotten into, GULC is definitly my favorite. I've decided to only judge it by that criteria.. I do have a dream school or two I applied to, but I'm just going to ignore that and rank only the schools I get into so I don't go crazy. What's your favorite?

good luck!
Monday, September 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

haha, not only near numbers twins, but you also applied to 18 schools. i finally had to cut myself off, too. with a split, you just never know... (email to follow)

Found You!
Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

Dear Madam, it took a bit of time but I found your profile. You forgot to mention our joint applications. You also forgot to mention how ridiculously awesome your extra-cirr stuff is. Furthermore some LSAC fat-cat is getting rich off your applications. Catch you later!

Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

I'd say it took a good 30 minutes to find your account. What helped what the bitter/sarcastic/witty name, that definelty gave it away. Now i'll be checking daily to see where you got in! HA!

why thankyou
Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

so kind of you, how genuinely absurd

Friday, December 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

and best to you

thanks so much
Sunday, September 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

for the congrats on nw! and isn't it just so true that the waiting game sucks. hang in there, and try to find something else to obsess about in the meantime. as for me, i decided to come down to a developing country to do election observation for a few months. helps keep me focused on what is really important. and far far away from my mailbox ;) good luck this round!

1/25/06 Post
Thursday, January 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

Haha, I totally agree with your last post... Everytime I get near a computer I get the urge to apply to another school, and another, and another... As if 21 weren't enough. We need to be strong! Stop. Wasting. Money.

Notre Dame
Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM


Monday, April 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on getting into Notre Dame, isn't it wonderful to know you are actually going to law school!!

Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

We're going to law school!!! (I'm still in the exclamation point phase ;o) )

Congrats on ND!
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

That is awesome! Good luck with the rest of your aps!

Tuesday, September 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

I used to sit in 4 seat but now that I've been out of school for a while I mainly find myself in a 1x or on the Erg (lucky me). I hope that adcoms understand the brains, hard work, drive, and other fine traits found only in rowers!

Monday, September 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

congrats on your first admit!

Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

Yes, you are more popular than me. But then again you applied to 80 schools! Congrats on Notre Dame, I'm sure it will be the first of many acceptances you recieve. Btw, where is that school? I have NO IDEA.

Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

me too ;o) Maybe our acceptances will continue to come at the same time! Congrats on CHOICES! woohoo

Thursday, January 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on IU. Did they email you saying that your file is currently under review? If so, how long after did you get the decision?

Friday, February 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

are hilarious. "What, you did Habitat for Humantity, mention that!" yeah, for one week in high school--thanks, ma. Heh...

Just checking up on you...
Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

Sorry about the Chicago false alarm. Mom's are very funny, I agree. When I called to tell my mom I got IN at Chicago-Kent, she screamed, "OMG U of Chicago?!!?" Doh. I think we should switch moms. ;o)

Tuesday, December 14 2004 at 07:00 PM

you're too funny... love the extra info, especially the convo with your mom. good luck on the rest of your apps!

was that you...
Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

who mentioned crashing the boalt party on lsd? While I didn't apply, I thought that was the best idea mentioned, and I would have gladly participated just for the h*#@ of it. Sorry about the drama, if that was you. ;o( What's the update on MN, btw? And are you going to one of the ND days? We should meet up if you are.

Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

Not yet. I know I should just get it done, but I'm dreading it...I'm also nervous, i.e. "you never know what will happen." I have this fear that as soon as I withdraw, every school will rescind their admissions offers and I'll be f'ed. Ridiculous...but still the way I feel. My husband and I drove out to ND this past weekend on our own, just to get a feel for the city, univ, etc. It was SO cold (like in the negatives...we picked the coldest day of the year so far...doh). Anyway, if you're interested in more info, feel free to email me and I'll share my impressions.

love the rules.
Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

hysterical, really. Plus, I just had to let you know that 1. I did apply to MN. What a waste of $77, but it adds to the drama. 2. I am now so bored watching my own email and snail mail that I have now begun stalking your LSN account to see what YOU heard that day. OMG, this has got to stop...;o) Hope you're feeling better.

aww thanks
Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

Glad I made you laugh, ip- I'm on LSD as well, same s/n. I didn't apply to Yale because, although I love laughing WITH folks, I'm not a fan of being laughed AT....c'est la vie. We can rock the SCOTUS in 40 years or so maybe...see you on LSD?

Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

How are you feeling?

Monday, September 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

youre hilarious. i wish i could follow some of those rules (especially those re lsn & the message board, albeit the other board). i feel like youre overdue for some news; i feel like IM overdue for some news.

Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats!!! Sorry you didn't get much from them...who'm I kidding? I really want you to go to ND ;o) Seriously, though, no matter what happens...YOU GOT INTO A T20!!!! GoooooOOOOOO YOU!

Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats on two good schools to choose from! I've been an English prof for 4-5 yrs now, and loved it. But my research and class discussions just kept turning more and more to cultural studies and political issues, etc. Literature was becoming more of a vehicle for talking about other cultural/political matters -- so I decided, while I'm still (relatively) young, to go to law school to get a stronger background in "real world" stuff. I'm hoping to continue my career in academia, and hoping the JD/PhD combo will help me do that. Maybe not in the English dept, though. What's your background in lit? And by the way, your posts are very funny -- nicely done.

Laughing my ass off
Sunday, November 13 2005 at 07:00 PM

People like you are why I read LSN at work. The dialogue with your mom is my favorite part.

Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

you are somebody. somebody who is making me very jealous. i want to go to notre dame! if they knew how much they would never have waitlisted me. good job there. i really think schools like upward grade trends. you should do very well in the coming weeks. if you decide to go to nd, please, please put a good word in for me. something like: "there's this guy on lsn who is really...(you fill in the blanks). he would be just great at nd." ;-) good luck on the remaining apps.

Monday, September 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

thanks for the nice note re michigan. im working really hard to make that one happen. but what can you really do. im told nothing will happen until late april/early may. oh well... ive been in philly all week and cant wait to get home tonight and see my mail!

UCDC rocks!
Sunday, July 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

What quarter were you there?

Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yes, yesterday was a very good day -- felt nice to be loved again, after a few surprising rejections. What was your money offer like, from Minn, if you don't mind me asking? (You can email me if you don't want to put it here.) I'm just trying to get an idea of what to expect/hope for. My dissertation was on "Humor and Identity in American Jewish Fiction and Film".... If you're interested, you should go for the joint degree -- there are a lot of interesting ways in which law and literature overlap. Looks like Minn and Penn are the only schools we have in common -- do you think you'll realistically end up at either?

spilling a drink
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

on martin sheen is funny as heck. i was just looking at some photos of notre dame and it is so pretty. i would really like to spend 3 yrs there. can you believe they have a golf course on campus?

Sunday, July 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

I was there last Spring... I know who you's a small, small, small world. (cue the creepy music..DUN DUN DUUUN!)

Sunday, July 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

How do you feel about ND? They're doing a pretty good job of promoting their's a tossup now between GWU and ND for me.

Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

sorry about the rejections. This blows. We are both having miserable luck...although at least your rejects were reaches. I'm on hold at freakin' IL, for crying out loud. Still scratching my head. Anyway...I went to ND and spent the whole weekend in South Bend. Will definitely give you the run down via email, but my little sister's in town, so give me til this coming weekend. hope you get better news soon.

smoke lattes?
Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

Nope, I've got a straight IV of caffiene into the my brachial artery. Quicker high that way.

Best LSN Evah!
Tuesday, October 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

Dear lord and upon all that remain holy in this world...your LSN commentary is hilarious! It's just what I needed to read after a bad day in the admit cycle. I'm setting up an LSD thread right now to get you in the top 50. This is not a joke.

Bovine Bingo
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

I think we have the same alma mater.

Saturday, March 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm the first to say congrats on the VA WL. Still glad you're okay (re: the car/ truck meeting)! Thanks for being the funniest LSD poster ever! You brighten my day all the time! :) -Britt

what news?
Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

Have you made any decisions yet? Or still waiting on more schools? The deadline for tuition deposits is fast approaching, so was just wondering. Sorry to hear about the crash. But congrats on VA! Still, waitlists suck as they leave you in limbo. Bleh ;o) Let me know what's up with you!

LSAT and crazy mom twins
Sunday, November 27 2005 at 07:00 PM

I laughed at the times you mentioned your mom in your (hilarious) comments, because she totally sounds like how my mom has been this whole application cycle. Anyway, congrats on your acceptances and good luck!

Hope you're feeling better
Wednesday, November 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

I read about your accident, and I hope you're feeling better. We miss you at LSD.

Friday, May 13 2005 at 08:00 PM

yup, it's official. made the call this weekend. hope to see you there. congrats on davis and keep me posted, chica.

Still my Favorite
Tuesday, October 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

Any more thoughts on where you're headed? Of course our lives will be easier when T-Stock finally makes that call from Cambridge...

iTunes for Alabama!
Sunday, March 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

I got that email too! Said, "WTF?" and hit delete. So weird. Also, you appear to have an excellent sense of humor. This makes me exceedingly happy.

Monday, September 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

where are you going? looks like im moving to your state.

Monday, September 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

i wrote too soon. write lots of letter of continued interest. they work.

thanks :)
Thursday, October 19 2006 at 08:00 PM

I'm so excited! Are you having a good time at ND this year? Any good tips for my 1L year? Try and stay warm this weekend!

New Rules
Sunday, February 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

I hope u don't mind, but I've posted ur "New Rules" to my blog. I've properly credited the source, but i admit, attributing it to "ImNobody" is kinda odd. Anywho thanks and good luck to you!

how exciting!
Thursday, October 19 2006 at 08:00 PM

I'm excited that you'll be starting next fall too! I just visited ND for their Visitation Program on Feb. 23. I had a good time. Are you going to be attending one or did you go last year? Do you know where you'll be living?