RWTL (2021-2022)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
University of California Davis WL, Accepted Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/24/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/18/11 Upd: 11 years
Brooklyn Law School Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/25/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
Fordham University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/24/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/11 Upd: 11 years
American University Accepted W Type: RA $10,000 Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/24/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
Columbia University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/31/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/21/11 Upd: 11 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/24/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/11/11 Upd: 11 years
University of California Los Angeles Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/31/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/12/11 Upd: 11 years
Boston College Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/24/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/01/11 Upd: 11 years
Boston University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 02/01/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/11 Upd: 11 years
University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/24/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/11 Upd: 11 years
College of William and Mary F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/21/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/11 Upd: 11 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/11/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/21/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
Northwestern University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: 01/24/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/14/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 165
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.6
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Ivy League
  • Major: History

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: White/Middle Eastern
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Worked with several public service non-profits, primarily in arts and education areas over the years, including one consistently for last three years. Worked part time with same office in library for all four years, research, editing, and writing oriented. Intramural sports, have run several marathons. Writer: I have been published in several anthologies and major publications. Member of women's mentoring group, women's history group, and blogger.

I have been pretty sick on and off throughout college; I think that affected my LSAT and GPA scores, and I noted that in applications.

Additional info & updates

I think my recs were pretty good, including one writing professor who said I was the best student he had taught during the last four years.

I am so nervous. I was not emotionally ready to submit before Christmas; I submitted everything in mid-January. I know that many of my schools are reaches, but you never know if you would have gotten in if you didn't apply!

01/21: Got my first "under review" today, from Berkeley! That was a fast turn around time, although I feel like Berkeley is known for this? I'm just excited to have applications and LSAC Credentials completed!

01/24: I'm now "complete" or "complete/ready for review" or "under review" at all my schools! That was fast. The online status checkers have taken over my life.

02/09: Just got my first acceptance and I am thrilled! I have been getting so tired of waiting, so it was nice to hear back from someone. This gives me hope.

02/10: Got into Brooklyn today via status checker. This was nice because from what I hear, Brooklyn has been taking forever on people (like three or four months). I figure this means they must really want me because I'm super special. I don't care if I'm being delusional. :) A good way to get the weekend started for sure.

02/23: Just got rejected from Berkeley; completely expected given my numbers, so I wasn't shocked or anything, but I had been holding out that Berkeley might really be as holistic as they say they are, and I really do believe it might have been a good fit if I had gotten in. Very disappointed. :(

02/25: Just got my rejection letter (in PDF format through status checker, in case anyone wants to know; they email you when it's there) from Northwestern. I didn't realize until AFTER I applied that they take almost exclusively applicants with work experience. Oops. :/

03/03: Finally went under review at Chicago yesterday. I am still sitting at complete at a few places. It seems like it has been a long time, no? A month and a half since I submitted. Also got updated to 2/22 at Fordham last week.

03/08: Just got rejected from NYU via email. To be expected. At least it was a very kind email and it wasn't hostile or anything. I checked my status checker immediately afterward and it said "Decision Letter Sent." I got updated at Fordham yesterday, which was my third update, so hopefully I get a [good] decision from them soon!

03/11: Just got my scholly offer from Brooklyn, and I'll admit that it is pretty tempting. It made me feel happy and wanted and loved. And rainbows and kittens. Includes the highest endowed scholarship.

03/11: I sent out a lot of LOCIs this past week and plan to send out a few more this weekend. I really wish to convey my serious interest to law schools. I may not have the best numbers they have ever seen, but I am passionate, dedicated, and curious. I can do this.

03/15: Waitlisted at William and Mary. I am EXTREMELY disappointed. My numbers aren't high enough for it to be YP, but I am at LSAT median and just under GPA median. Come on? I even sent you a special letter a few weeks ago saying how interested I am. Sad face. Very sad face. I think every other person on LSN with my numbers got in. :(

03/18 Just got waitlisted today at Michigan (I think most of the waitlist decisions came out today -- check out TLS). I am so unbelievably excited about this. I know waitlist does not equal acceptance, but I am excited and will work hard to show the admissions office my continued, enthusiastic interest. Also, in case anyone was wondering: I am in-state, so that may just be what pushed my application from the rejection to the waitlist pool.

03/24: Just rejected at Chicago. I got admitted for undergrad there and loved it when I visited, so this is a little heartbreaking, although not unexpected. This rejection cemented my realization that, sadly it is such a numbers game. I am a good person. I am intelligent and creative and could bring great things to any school. But they don't want people who are intelligent and creative and unique. They want people with good numbers. Sorry if that sounds really emo, I'm just frustrated right now, especially since I have only heard back from one of my target schools and it was a waitlist.

03/28: Just rejected at BU via snail mail. Pretty sad. I feel like schools are just not looking beyond my GPA. Except Michigan. I love you Michigan.

03/28: Decision rendered at BC late this afternoon. Praying and hoping for good news!

03/28: IN AT FORDHAM via email! Yes yes yes!!!!!!!

04/01: Rejected at BC via snail mail. I knew I didn't get in when I never got an email after getting "decision rendered" on Monday. But damn, not even a wait list. Very upset by this. Just sent in an extra LOCI to Michigan today. Keeping my fingers crossed.

04/01: Just wait listed at UC Davis via status checker/PDF of letter. The wait list offer was definitely not as nice as Michigan's -- it felt like a rejection. Pretty disappointed by this. Rough day overall. I know that I can retake and reapply next year, but after having spent so much time and energy on the whole process, I think that I have had, on the whole, a rather disappointing cycle. I predicted acceptances at BC, William and Mary, and UC Davis; instead, one has been an outright ding and two have been wait lists. At the same time though, never in a million years did I think I would make it onto the Michigan wait lists. Law school admissions are so complex and nuanced. I have some big decisions to be thinking about over the coming weeks!

04/21: Rejected from Columbia via snail mail. The letter was quite nice, actually. I am not surprised, nor am I really upset even, since I knew it was coming. I have now received decisions from all of my schools, but as you can see, many of those decisions are wait lists. I will talk more about my plans once I hear from wait lists. Michigan is my top choice and I am very enthusiastically (and frequently) communicating with them. Wish me luck! I will talk more in detail about my cycle once it is completely over (i.e., mid to late summer). Good luck to everyone else on waitlists!

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Your Kind Words
Monday, March 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks alot for your kinds words. I definitely feel very blessed to have had the cycle, and to a greater extent, the academic and professional opportunities I have had to date considering my very humble beginnings. I hope that whatever sickness you had is stable now, and I wish you the very best of luck on your cycle. I will be rooting for you :)

#s twin
Wednesday, December 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

And ethnicities twin! You have some awesome softs so I think you will be able to get into those reaches. Best of luck with your cycle!

Saturday, October 09 2010 at 08:00 PM

Thank you! I'll keep my fingers crossed for MI (and on all your other applications) for you!

Good luck!
Wednesday, December 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

I hope it makes a difference, but I'm not sure. Only some of my apps had the option to check it. Best of luck with your cycle!

Thanks for the shout out...
Friday, October 29 2010 at 08:00 PM

It looks like we are aiming for similar schools. Good luck!!

Tuesday, December 14 2010 at 07:00 PM

Similar stats/softs and go-big believer here. Fingers crossed for the rest of your applications!

zor
Saturday, December 11 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thank you! Hope you hear back soon from the rest of your schools. Maybe I'll see you @ UNC - Go Heels :)

Thanks
Saturday, December 11 2010 at 07:00 PM

For the kind words. I am leaning toward UVA, but I will have a better idea in about three weeks after money and visits are finalized.

USA
Saturday, November 27 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thank you! In the very unlikely chance that I do get into Columbia I will let you know what questions I have. Right now, I'm putting most of my energy into the schools that are sure they want me. :) Congrats on your achievements as well! What is your top choice?

A few more points...
Tuesday, December 14 2010 at 07:00 PM

I hate that feeling! Just a few more points and my choices would be so much better. Well if it comes to it, I'll see you here next cycle...

zor
Saturday, December 11 2010 at 07:00 PM

....Hopefully it will be worth the wait??? I'm keeping my fingers crossed - it would only make sense for them to release decisions soon since ASD's are so soon April 8th & 15th. A girl can dream....lol :-)

thanks
Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 07:00 PM

a year or two off sounds like a great idea :D i took two off and working has helped me a lot. best of luck!!

Thanks!
Sunday, January 16 2011 at 07:00 PM

Thank you! I'll probably end up at Columbia.

Thanks
Sunday, October 10 2010 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words on my page! :) Best of luck!

Congrats to you, too!
Tuesday, February 15 2011 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the nice comment! Hope you have a wonderful 1L!

Thanks!
Sunday, January 02 2011 at 07:00 PM

Also, good luck with the rest of your cycle! I'm in the same boat as you whereas I applied kind of late and thus am waiting on almost half of my schools to respond...here's to the next couple of weeks :)

best of luck!
Monday, January 10 2011 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate it :) Wishing you the best of luck too! The wait-list stuff is definitely stressful. Hoping U.Michigan will let us both off the wait-list!

Thanks!
Monday, December 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you too. I hope you get into Michigan's WL. Hopefully my spot will go to you! NYU is probably going to be a no for me but that's ok :)

Ahh, don't speak too soon.
Tuesday, February 15 2011 at 07:00 PM

I'm still waiting on, like, four schools and I'm in pins & needles.

Thursday, November 11 2010 at 07:00 PM

Hey girl, thank you so much for your kind words! Yale's the dream, but I'm very, very happy with Columbia at the moment. :) I'm sorry about UChicago. :( It's their loss. I'm pulling for you in regards to the rest of the schools you're still waiting to hear from- what's your top choice?

Ditto
Monday, March 23 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your note. Best of luck to you as well! Is Michigan your #1? Have you visited American?

Tuesday, January 25 2011 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! Good luck to you too! NYU is still my first choice but at this point I think I'm destined for a waitlist. I'd love to move to NY but I don't have high hopes for my Columbia hold... I know what you mean about the GPAs, but I think for schools where our 3.6 are maybe in the 25th percentile we may have a better shot because of our great undergrads! At least I hope so!! You've gotten into some great schools already, good luck with everywhere else!!

Monday, March 23 2009 at 08:00 PM

Michigan. No question. I'm checking out Boston next month. Only in the States for a few days and can't make it to MI. Not holding my breath, either. Perhaps I'll see you in Boston. Good luck!

Danka!!
Wednesday, February 02 2011 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for your words of encouragement. Waiting has been slow torture, but I'm excited to have great options! Looks like you do too! Best of luck on the rest of your cycle. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

re:
Tuesday, December 14 2010 at 07:00 PM

good luck to you, too. you have a great shot at Davis. I may sit out on matriculating this cycle myself.

Monday, November 01 2010 at 08:00 PM

Thank you! Good luck getting off the WL at Mich! It's a great school; I visited 2 weeks ago and that just reinforced my view on Michigan

Thanks and Good Luck
Saturday, October 30 2010 at 08:00 PM

...Getting off the Waitlist at Michigan. I think I'll withdraw pending my financial aid offer. Hope the spot goes to you.

Thanks
Monday, December 06 2010 at 07:00 PM

and good luck to you too! Hope you get off the Michigan WL.

re: Columbia
Monday, March 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congratulations about Columbia. It's definitely my top choice and I feel very fortunate to have been admitted. Congrats on your acceptance at Fordham, as that's an accomplishment as well. As others have stated, I will be withdrawing from Michigan this week and hope they allocate my spot to you, as you seem likely a genuinely nice person.

Friday, June 25 2010 at 08:00 PM

Thank you so much for your very kind words! You have some great options too - congrats! And best of luck wherever you end up!

Hello again!
Wednesday, December 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

Its been awhile since I've looked at my lsn sorry I took so long to reply! Congrats on Fordham and the scholarship at American. Right now I'm leaning towards W&L or Davis. Notre Dame was my first choice, but I didn't get a scholarship and it would be incredibly expensive but I'm still seeing what options I would have to finance it. I just visited W&L and I loved it! Going to see Davis, then I'll decide. How are you leaning? Good luck with the schools you're waiting on!

Thank you!
Wednesday, December 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thank you very much! Good luck with Michigan I hope you get to go this year, I'll be rooting for you!

Good luck with Michigan!!!
Tuesday, December 14 2010 at 07:00 PM

Fingers crossed for you! I'm probably just going to withdraw from the Columbia WL and try again next year...

zor
Thanks!
Tuesday, November 30 2010 at 07:00 PM

I think your well-wishes must have worked for me. Hoping you get some good news from one of your WL schools as well. This is unsolicited advice, but I'll bet if you work a year or two and raise your LSAT a bit you'll be a shoe-in at any school you want. Best of luck to you~