Kitty782 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
George Washington University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/11/07 Upd: 17 years
Fordham University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/07 Upd: 17 years
Boston University Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 02/14/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Southern California Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/22/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/21/07 Upd: 17 years
Villanova University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/30/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/07 Upd: 17 years
Northwestern University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/07 Upd: 17 years
American University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/07 Upd: 17 years
Loyola University Chicago Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/02/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/01/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/07 Upd: 17 years
New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/12/07 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 166
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.49
  • Degree GPA: 3.6
  • School Type: Private Liberal Arts
  • Major: International Politics

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

More later--some good stuff, but nothing too extraordinary

**REMINDER: To everyone applying, most schools have a March 1 (if not earlier) priority financial aid deadline (so you get your decision before April 15). So don't forget to apply (most schools require more than the FAFSA)!

ASDs and my thoughts (briefly)

I went to American's ASD on Friday 3/23. Before I went, I was pretty much decided that I didn't want to go there. Going helped solidify my decision. AU doesn't offer the opportunities that I want/need, knowing that I want to litigate. I feel as though most of my other options offer better opportunities as far as clinics, journals, and externships than AU. For people interested in International Law, AU would be a great option.

I went to Fordham's ASD on Saturday, 3/24. The contrast between AU and Fordham was quite distinct. Visiting Fordham reinforced what I've heard regarding the sense of community at this law school. I even found out that the library has an outline depository--this is great news! The facilities were kind of old, but top notch facilities aren't something that is important to me. Fordham's practical approach to teaching law, however, is something that is EXTREMELY important to me. This was really emphasized by both the faculty and the students at the ASD.

I still have to check out BU, but where it stands now, I'm leaning towards Fordham. Let me know if any of you have any thoughts!

Additional info & updates

1/30/07 I just found out I need a Dean's certification for BU. Oops! I guess that explains why my app hasn't gone complete yet. I'm going out of town for 2 weeks in mid-February without e-mail access. I hope that I hear from schools before then--or I'm not going to be much fun on vacation!

2/20/07 I got back from vacation to an NYU reject and a Villanova acceptance. Tonight I plan on dry heaving for several hours. This is for several reasons.

1. I am dying to know what my options are going to end up being--I'm constantly checking my e-mails and status checkers at work, I don't go to happy hours any more (who would check the mail?), and I constantly have to resist the urge to call up the admissions offices in all of these schools.

2. I'm kind of sick--this doesn't have much to do with applying to law schools, but does relate to potential dry heaving.

3. I'm actually going to law school (well somewhere anyways). I'm quitting my job, maybe moving away, leaving all of my friends (half of whom are or will be lawyers before I ever even get to my first class). It's stressful, but I'm super excited to begin my new journey (I am literally the epitome of cheese--if such a thing were possible).

2/22/07 The stress of waiting may actually be killing me. I don't know what I would have done if I applied earlier and had to wait 4+ months.

I'm going to Chicago this weekend to check out Loyola. While I'm upset they cancelled the admitted students portion of the weekend, I am super impressed with how responsive and friendly everyone at the law school has been so far. I'm also planning on attending the reception in DC in March--maybe I'll see some of you there!

2/26 I'm heading back from Chicago today. I was supposed to leave on Sunday afternoon and my flight got canceled. I can't help but get a negative view of this fine city (especially if I get fired from work for not showing up!). I really liked Loyola Chicago though. Our tour guide was really helpful, though he was a PT student, so I'm not sure how much weight I can put in his answers on transitioning from the working world into law school.

2/27 I'm starting to panic. I know I applied kind of late in the cycle, but it's two days away from March. I've been complete for at least six weeks at most of my schools--even longer for some (like GW) where I had to call to find out my status. I feel like I need to know where I got in, so I can finalize my life. I guess there is always financial aid to freak out about after that.

2/28 I'm continuing to panic. Fordham accepted a bunch of people today, and i'm not one of them. I made a mistake on my application, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to be the first person with my index number to be rejected. So sad!

3/02 Okay I was preemptively worried. I got into Fordham today via e-mail! I'm so excited. Only five more to go! (Although, I hear USC gives out decisions through May, so I may have a long way to go!)

3/09 So no movement for a week now (and it's getting down to the end of the cycle!). I haven't even gotten my mailed acceptance from Fordham yet. I also haven't gotten anything from G-Dubs--which means one of two things--a waitlist or a rejection. They haven't given out an acceptance in almost three weeks. I will literally be the most shocked person around if I get anything but the above two. UT-Austin--what's up with you? Can you give me a decision? It's been two months. Please!

3/11 Well I got the waitlist decision from GW in the mail this weekend. It was expected, but I'm still disappointed. Any suggestions for supplemental info. to submit for someone who has been out of school for a couple of years?

3/14 I sent a letter of continued interest to GW today. I'm going to a program there next Friday for work, I hope to stop by the Admissions Office and pop in my head to see if they got my letter (I will own the title "squeaky wheel"). We'll see what happens!

3/14 Part II--I just got into BU via phone call! Yay me!

3/17 I came home from St. Patty's day celebrations and found a rejection letter from UT. Luckily, I was extra happy from celebrating my Irish heritage all day--so I wasn't too disappointed (It was like, "Stupid, UT! I didn't want to go there anyways. Texas is dumb!"). On Sunday, when I was in a better state of mind, I realized that I'm definitely disappointed, but not surprised. My numbers are nowhere near where they need to be for an out of stater at UT. I don't even think I'm in the in-state range. I've heard wonderful things about the school though, and definitely would have considered it if I got in.

3/21 Waitlisted at USC--that sucks--I really thought I had a chance at an acceptance. Their waitlist letter says that they have to receive all waitlist decisions by 4/16 , so people who are still waiting should hear soon!

4/16 Heard back from Northwestern--no surprise there, but I can't believe it took them so long. My cycle is done for now, until I hear back from the waitlists.

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hi there
Thursday, December 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

similar numbers indeed~ best of luck too! may we give each other lots of hope!

Tuesday, January 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

Seriously. Death to the status checkers. But what would I do without them? I'm fortunate enough to have had 5. Thankfully that number is down to 3 now. But this LSN website is not much better. I'm on this thing constantly. And come 3 o'clock I'm outside stalking the mailman. This unhealthy obsession would end if schools would just get back to us a little faster. Best of luck to you too and poo poo on NYU.

i applied..
Wednesday, November 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

pretty early. all of my applications were in october. did you get a fee waiver from nyu? have you thought about applying to william & mary? it's a good school for a good price!

Bu an GW
Monday, January 29 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! I got a call from BU this morning, and an email from GW. I'm so excited!

Monday, July 24 2006 at 08:00 PM

Well, I'm guessing they really liked my personal statement or something along those lines. I was pretty surprised by the scholarship as well. Gluck on the rest of your pendings :}

Wednesday, February 14 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances so far, those are some solid schools. I hope you enjoy the Loyola visit. I visited last Tuesday and was pretty impressed. Best of luck on the rest of your pending apps!

Thursday, July 06 2006 at 08:00 PM

i hate nyu as well. where do you live/work? congrats on the three acceptances - you're outpacing me by one.

Thursday, December 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks so much with the comment about GW. I have been going crazy waiting to hear if I am complete at some of these places. Did you have to call for BU too? What about NU?

Sunday, January 07 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the tips on Loyola! It would be great to go to school in downtown Chicago. I'm planning a trip there in a couple weeks, so I'm going to try to stop by the school. I agree, their Admissions people have been extremely accommodating and helpful. I know what you mean about resisting the temptation to call schools about their decisions. It's tough. I've been complete since late October! Good luck!

Tuesday, January 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

I hate waiting too. It is driving me crazy! I actually was late to work today because of my mail man stalking...all that we got was one of those missing children things!

congrats back
Friday, December 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Last weekend I met two people, one who is a 1L at Fordham (and spoke very highly of his experience, said it was not cut throat) and one who graduated from Villanova (she loved it). Good luck on decieding where to go.

Wednesday, June 14 2006 at 08:00 PM

thanks...I also sorry about NYU, but it looks like you have some great options already and I'm sure more are on the way? Did you do undergrad in DC? I went to GW.

Tuesday, May 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

congrats on the acceptances. i hope UT comes through for you.

Wednesday, October 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

Your 1 2 3s to dry heaving are cute. Best of luck for the rest of the month!

Thursday, February 01 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey, still waiting on GW? I called the admissions office a few days ago and they were a little annoyed, I think. I'm complete, but it's just taking forever to hear back. Anyway, congrats on the other schools.. I'm still waiting to hear back from American. I see they got back to you pretty quick. Good luck!

and the wait continues
Wednesday, February 14 2007 at 07:00 PM

Looks like we're waiting on four of the same schools. I'm coming up on two months being complete as well. Best of luck with everything. You leaning anywhere yet? It's going to be a really tough decision for me.

Wednesday, February 14 2007 at 07:00 PM

I'm going the same route, although Iowa's deposit is due on April 1. The lack of news from most of my schools may give me less time for my decision than I had thought. Still, I'm happy with my options so far. We'll see what happens.

Wednesday, July 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

I got a tiny white letter in my mailbox on Monday. I thought for sure it must be a rejection because it looked so depressing, but surprise the first word was Congratulations! Its now my backup after UT...

Commie Panda
Wednesday, December 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats! I hope you got the call today! You didn't leave your e-mail, so i'm not sure how to respond. Right now, I'm still sticking with Fordham, but I'm not sure. I want to go check out BU before I choose between the two.

BU $
Friday, October 15 2004 at 08:00 PM

How did you hear about BU money? I got accepted the same day as you and have the same index so I'm hoping for some love. Do you think anything besides your numbers got you the cash?

Good News!
Thursday, December 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Texas does suck.

holy crap!
Tuesday, January 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

you got spammed!