amyfacelawyer (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#1 Columbia University F Accepted A Type: RA $126,000 Sent: 10/01/05 Rec: -- Comp: 10/21/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/31/06 Upd: 17 years
#1 New York University F Accepted W Type: $97,000 Sent: 10/06/05 Rec: -- Comp: 10/31/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/05 Upd: 17 years
#1 Yale University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/04/05 Rec: -- Comp: 10/20/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/06/06 Upd: 17 years
#4 University of Pennsylvania F Accepted W Type: $70,000 Sent: 10/17/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/05 Upd: 17 years
#8 George Washington University Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: 10/03/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/05 Upd: 17 years
#3 University of Chicago F Accepted W Type: RA $64,000 Sent: 11/01/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/17/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/03/06 Upd: 17 years
#9 Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Accepted W Type: RA $145,000 Sent: 09/25/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/22/05 Upd: 17 years
#6 University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/10/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/05 Upd: 17 years
#10 Fordham University Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/03/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/23/05 Upd: 17 years
#7 Georgetown University F Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/06/05 Rec: -- Comp: 10/20/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/04/05 Upd: 17 years
#99 Boston University Intend to Apply W Type: RA Sent: 10/05/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/09/05 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years
#98 University of California Hastings Intend to Apply W Type: RA Sent: 09/25/05 Rec: -- Comp: 10/04/05 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 179
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 4.06
  • Degree GPA: 4.08
  • School Type: liberal arts
  • Major: Econ & Russian Studi

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

SCHOLARSHIP STUFF

Awarded:
GW: full tuition
Cardozo: full tuition + 15 K stipend
Penn: full tution year 1, 1/2 tution years 2 & 3 (Levy scholarship)
Georgetown: full tuition finalist, later rejected
Chicago: $64,000 plus more money if I go into public interest (grand total, $126,800 if i do public interest)

NYU: An-Bryce Finalist...Clarence Thomas (and 7 other people) interviewed me...it didn't go that well....I didn't get the scholarship...but the good news is I got a Dean's Award anyway, worth almost as much

Columbia: Hamilton

Everything there is to know about me:

--coming straight out undergrad

--Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholar, full tuition undergrad merit scholarship, a few honor societies

--Student leader (and DJ) of college radio station for 3 years; I like "indie rock" (I'm an aspiring hipster, in rural virginia)

--Dabbled in Mock Convention, Model United Nations, Russian-Langauge theater (our shows aren't that good, but we do speak Russian)

--Internships at Matador Records, NARAL, and a community development organization in Queens

--Studied abroad in Copenhagen for 4 months

--Interesting volunteer experiences

--Years of part-time and summer menial-labor work experience

--First generation college graduate

--Vegetarian

--Training for my first marathon this summer.

I'm introspective, nerdy, i want to save the world.

Additional info & updates

sooo...i was 95% sure about NYU, but then I changed my mind to Columbia. I guess that means I lied on lawschooldiscussion.org...sorry!

withdrawing from Yale was surprisingly easy. I did really want to be among "the best of the best of the best," as Dean Koh called the student body, but the idea of racking up massive debt over 3 years, and then graduating with it looming over my head, made me feel nauseous (particularly since I am attracted to lower-income careers). i just didnt feel comfortable with taking that "financial leap of faith," as one current Yale student called it (and I know, I wouldn't end up on the streets as a Yale Law alum, but I would have a lot less financial security and freedom than if I was debt-free) also, i love new york city, my parents live there, my boyfriend lives there, my best friends live there, etc.

choosing between columbia and nyu was really really really really difficult. i had a GREAT impression of NYU from Admitted Students' Day, and I was almost certain I would go there after I got the scholarship. But I talked to a bunch of people, thought about it some more, and ultimately decided on Columbia. Location, and overseas reputation/alumni body were two big factors that helped sway me (and, since the schools are nearly equivalent in quality, the 30k more that Columbia offered me was a nice draw too). I am still not sure I made the right choice with Columbia over NYU, but its too late now! haha.

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Happy Holidays Everyone
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

I've taken what I think is the most interesting part of my message board (information about school responses) and placed it under "Additional Information." I cleared everything else (sorry if you liked reading my message threads).

YALE!
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

thx and congrats to you too!!! why no H/S for you? is it safe to say, you are new haven-bound?

yaleyaleyale
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

yale is definitely my dream school. however, i may be swayed elsewhere by scholarships or generous financial aid packages. but at the moment yale is my front-runner. I decided where to apply before becoming familiar with the "HYS" acronym...and I was never particularly drawn to H or S, so I just didn't apply. I guess thats pretty unusual, but I don't regret it because....yale!

withdrawals
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

i was planning on withdrawing from more schools, but then i got a very generous offer from GW (35 k a year + perks), so now I am going to wait to see what other offers I get before withdrawing. I may withdraw from cardoza and fordham in the near future, but I really want to wait and see what happens first.

Congrats
Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

on a great cycle. If I were you, I'd be headed to New Haven -- no question.

withdrawals
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

withdrew from georgetown, uc berkeley, and fordham today...more withdrawals to come in the next week

Columbia
Wednesday, August 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

Have you not heard from Columbia either?

update
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

sending out personal WD letter to cardozo today, and nope, no word from columbia!

Oh to have this decision to make
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'll put in my 2 cents, as someone who will most likely never have to make the kind of decision you do. People will tell you to go for Yale, because, why else, it's #1, right? If that really is the most important thing to you, then by all means do it. But honestly, I wouldn't buy into the hype. Think about it rationally - would an employer honestly hire a Yale-grad over a Columbia-grad simply because Yale is 3 numbers higher on the U.S. News Report? What reason could they have? At this point if I were you I would just base my decision on how well the school itself conforms to my own needs to make my decision. If you'd rather be in NYC than New Haven, then fer cryin out loud take the money and run! If not, then, go to Yale. Now I'm gonna go back to my profile and sob. *sniffle* :-D

wow
Thursday, January 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

I did not think people with stats like yours exist. But congrats to you. If I were you, I would definitely go to Columbia or NYU if they offer you money. NYU is great. Everyone I know is very impressed with the school. Regardless of where you go, you will do very well. Good luck. Its a touch but very exciting decision to make. -lovethelaw

I meant a tough decision and yes, out of
Thursday, January 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

tough not touch - i was too excited imagining what it would be like to have your choices.