Shuchong (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Columbia University F Accepted W Type: RA $146,000 Sent: 10/28/08 Rec: 10/29/08 Comp: 11/18/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/09 Upd: 15 years
Yale University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 12/09/08 Rec: 12/19/08 Comp: 01/06/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/09 Upd: 15 years
Harvard University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/29/08 Rec: 11/03/08 Comp: 11/10/08 Inter: -- Dec: 11/26/08 Upd: 15 years
Stanford University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/03/08 Rec: 11/04/08 Comp: 11/10/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/16/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Chicago F Accepted W Type: RA $42,000 Sent: 10/28/08 Rec: 10/29/08 Comp: 11/05/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Pennsylvania F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/12/08 Rec: 11/13/08 Comp: 11/21/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/13/08 Rec: 11/17/08 Comp: 11/17/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/04/08 Upd: 15 years
Cornell University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/28/08 Rec: 10/31/08 Comp: 11/12/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/15/08 Upd: 15 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/05/08 Rec: 11/10/08 Comp: 11/12/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/24/08 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 179
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.87
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: HYP
  • Major: Comp. Lit

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Alaska
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information


Additional info & updates

10/28 Working on supplemental essays (Why Penn, NYU Scholarship, Yale 250). And by "working" I mean, "staring at my computer in despair", 'cause I'm emo like that:)

11/12 Called Cornell today, because it's getting close to their early action deadline, they still hadn't completed me, and I thought maybe my Dean's Certificate had gotten lost in the mail (my Pre-Law adviser sent it out Oct. 14). They were very nice, looked in my file, and said they had everything and that my file was complete. Yay! So if anyone else is biting their nails wondering about early action at Cornell, maybe a phone call can solve your problems:)

11/13 Just got the Toby Stock email re: Harvard's phone interview. Shall try really hard not to make an idiot of myself.

11/18 Stock interview today. About 5 minutes. Didn't seem to go too terribly, though the guy in the cubical next to me was sort of laughing at me... hopefully that didn't come through over the phone:)

11/26 TS2. Yay! Glad to be in somewhere:) Even gladder that that somewhere is Harvard.

12/1 Have not yet applied to Yale, because the 250 is giving me some serious writer's block. I don't understand. Normally, I can't seem to stop talking/writing:)

12/4 In at Berkeley via e-mail.

12/8 I win! My Yale 250 is exactly 250 words. Now I'm fairly confident that I can get the application in before Yale gets flooded with apps from December LSAT takers:)

12/15 In at Cornell. Letter dated Dec 11, mentions a Dean's Scholarship and asks for a supplemental essay of 500 words. Guess I'm not done writing after all:)

12/24 In at Duke via email (why are they sending emails on Christmas eve?!?) Nice bit of news after having been stuck in the Seattle airport for two days!

1/16 Holy Cow! Stanford via email (they tried to call and didn't reach me, apparently). I have visions of beaches dancing in my head!

1/23 In at Columbia with a Hamilton. I have no idea what to do now. My parents make enough that I wouldn't get much aid at Harvard, Stanford or Yale (assuming I get in), so full tuition is a big deal for me. On the other hand, I don't want to sacrifice any opportunities (esp. academia) that additional prestige would give me. Guess I'm going to have to talk to some people and visit some schools and angst a bit more.

1/30 In at Chicago, via phone call.

2/12 Got a letter from Chicago, dated Feb 6, offering a $42,000 scholarship (over three years, so $14,000 a year). The letter also mentions paid Research Associate positions in international and comparative law.

2/20 Having just decided to take the Hamilton over Harvard and Stanford, I got admitted to Yale. I called my parents, and received probably the least enthusiastic congratulations ever:) Now, I have no idea what to do. The good news is, this is probably the best problem I've ever been faced with.

2/25 Withdrew from Harvard and Stanford. It physically hurt, by the way. Am in need of more lives, so that I can attend all these schools.

3/3 Attempt to withdraw from Harvard not exactly successful. I was emailed by someone in their office, who offered to put me in touch with students currently attending Harvard despite being accepted to Yale, and students attending despite being awarded the Hamilton. I'm impressed by the fact that they contacted me after I sent in my withdrawal notice, and impressed by the speed at which they managed to dig up people for me to talk to. Hence, I'm withdrawing my withdrawal. So much for making a decision anytime soon.

4/11 Withdrew from Harvard again. It didn't hurt as much this time around, b/c I went to Yale's Monday program and loved it. Can't see giving it up for anything other than full tuition at Columbia.

4/28 Sent in my seat deposit to YLS. Really really excited... except for when I think about loans. I'm kind of hoping maybe they'll go away if I ignore them:)

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Thursday, July 03 2008 at 08:00 PM

We're almost numbers twins, so I just wanted to say hi and wish you good luck, though I certainly hope neither of us will need it! :)

Thursday, September 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your note. The hardest part about getting in those apps were the very essays you're working on. Don't despair!

Tuesday, October 28 2008 at 08:00 PM

Haha, definitely looking forward to getting that done with! Good luck on it!

Re: Why NYU?
Tuesday, November 04 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the note. I chose to apply to NYU because of its commitment to public interest law. . . . By the way, good luck with your Toby Stock phone call!

Thursday, September 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your note! Harvard is a great acceptance for you to start off an awesome cycle :)

Tuesday, November 04 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats to you, too!

Friday, October 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Harvard man.

Friday, October 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, pretty nice to have Harvard as your "safety" the rest of the way... how insane is that? Congrats again.

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances so far! You have some great choices ahead of you! Good luck with the rest of your cycle!

Thursday, September 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Great job on Stanford!

congrats on stanford!
Sunday, December 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

wow! great work. once you get yale, you'll have conquered the big 3. just curious, could you display your softs? (PM if don't want to reveal. just trying to weigh my chances. thanks!)

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

CLS has plenty of prestige. Take the money and run to NYC! Major congrats on the full ride!

Friday, October 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

Great job on Stanford!

Wednesday, April 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats to you too! The Hamilton is definitely tempting, but, like you, academia is at least a possibile goal for me, so I think I need to go up the food chain as high as possible. But HLS's course offerings/professors in my field are far superior to Yale's in number and quality, I think, so who knows? I'm kind of stumped. What are your thoughts? Yale if you get in?

Wednesday, July 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey, I totally understand underwhelming responses from family about YLS! I think mine was something along the lines of "OK...I suppose that is good," which prompted my jaw to drop and just hang there for a few seconds. Anyway, props on the great cycle and hopefully I'll see you at ASW. -Adam

same problem
Thursday, September 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey, you are braver than I am for withdrawing from all but Yale and Columbia. Hope to see you at one of these events... and enjoy/stress over the decision.

Thursday, July 03 2008 at 08:00 PM

Same to you! Props for doing all the withdrawing. I'm leaning heavily towards Yale but I can't bring myself to withdraw from either HLS or CLS just yet. Perhaps I'll save myself from the pain of deciding on one and do 9 nine consecutive years of law school...haha. Which one are you leaning towards right now?

YLS over Hamilton
Wednesday, April 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

So I just got back from visits to YLS, HLS, CLS, and NYU. I really liked CLS - the profs, the facilities, the city. But Yale blew me away. I think you mentioned that you might want to do academia, so it really seems like Yale is the right choice. Not necessarily because it's Yale and so many of its students get into academia (I do think it's a lot of self selection), but because of the size. I got the feeling that the school and the profs really want everyone to succeed, and they all get help on an individual level. You can't put a price on that kind of attention.