azdezza (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 New York University F Accepted W Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 11/20/05 Rec: -- Comp: 12/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/28/05 Upd: 16 years
#1 University of Chicago F Accepted A Type: RA $46,000 Sent: 11/04/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/23/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/02/06 Upd: 16 years
#1 Duke University Accepted W Type: RA $110,000 Sent: 11/13/05 Rec: -- Comp: 12/14/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/06 Upd: 16 years
Georgetown University F Accepted W Type: Sent: 11/01/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/10/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/01/05 Upd: 16 years
Boston College Accepted W Type: $60,000 Sent: 10/31/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/21/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/17/05 Upd: 16 years
Harvard University Rejected D Type: RA Sent: 11/10/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/29/06 Upd: 16 years
Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: $45,000 Sent: 11/15/05 Rec: -- Comp: 12/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/05 Upd: 16 years
Boston University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/13/05 Rec: -- Comp: 12/09/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/06 Upd: 16 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Accepted W Type: RA $22,500 Sent: 11/13/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/24/05 Upd: 16 years
University of Virginia Accepted W Type: $36,000 Sent: 10/14/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/11/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/05 Upd: 16 years
University of Southern California F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 10/18/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/21/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Pennsylvania F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/20/05 Rec: -- Comp: 12/02/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/01/06 Upd: 16 years
Washington and Lee University Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of California Los Angeles Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/20/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/06 Upd: 16 years
Cornell University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
College of William and Mary Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Columbia University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/13/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/30/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/03/06 Upd: 16 years
Fordham University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/28/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Notre Dame F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/04/05 Rec: -- Comp: 12/12/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/06 Upd: 16 years
George Washington University Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 11/04/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/10/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/05 Upd: 16 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/13/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/30/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/10/06 Upd: 16 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/13/05 Rec: -- Comp: 11/30/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/06 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 166
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.9
  • Degree GPA: 3.93
  • School Type: Top Private
  • Major: Poli Sci/ Spanish

Demographic Information

  • City: Los Angeles
  • State: California
  • Race: Hispanic (Cuban)
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

very strong ECs (pres of an honor society, vice pres of another, treasurer of a club)
worked 20+ hours/ wk throughout undergrad (office jobs)
worked full time each summer
summer 2004 press internship w/ US Senator (DC)
extensive volunteer work (ESL program for recent immigrants, mentor/tutor)
honors program w/ thesis

**submitted all optional essays including diversity statements and tailored the PS to each school (unless there was a separate "Why ____ ?" essay)**

Not taking any time off b/w undergrad and law school

Additional info & updates

Notable FWs: Notre Dame, William & Mary, Minnesota, Washington & Lee, Wash U, USC, Michigan, Georgetown, Penn, Northwestern, Chicago, NYU, Columbia

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Notifications:

GULC- letter (#10 cream envelope)
UVA- phone call (letter to follow in mail)
BC- large packet (permanent address)
Northwestern- e-mail to check status on website
NYU- large manila envelope
Notre Dame- e-mail (packet to follow)
UCLA- e-mail (packet to follow)
Illinois- phone call
USC- large packet in mail
BU- phone call
Chicago- phone call!! Very, VERY excited!!!
Columbia- reserve letter by mail
Duke- large packet in mail =)
Penn- waitlist by email
Harvard- hold letter by mail (3-3-06), rejection by mail (4-29-06)

3/27: Phone call from Dean Hoye (Duke) offering me the Mordecai scholarship!!!

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Good Luck
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good luck to you, my numbers twin! I'll be watching your board. By the way, I'm jealous of your NYU fee waiver.

Chances
Saturday, July 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

In all seriousness, I think you're pretty much a lock for all those schools on your list. I might even give Yale & Stanford a twirl if I were you. Good luck--

nice!
Wednesday, October 26 2005 at 08:00 PM

that GPA + that LSAT + URM = Auto Admit to virtually everything on your list. i agree with traffic, you might want to give Yale and Stanford a shot.

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

Just wanted to wish you good luck this cycle...I'm not fortune teller, but I don't think it's hard to see some great acceptances in your future!

GULC Status
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

Nope, I'm still complete. I'll let everyone know when that changes, but nothing has changed so far.

Congrats!
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good job on Georgetown!

Congrats Yourself!
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks so much! Congrats on GULC!

Congrats!
Wednesday, October 26 2005 at 08:00 PM

Especially on UVA -- you're in a good spot now to sweep the rest of them! -- C

Congrats!
Tuesday, August 30 2005 at 08:00 PM

Wow is all I can say so far!

.....
Tuesday, August 30 2005 at 08:00 PM

email address should be visible if there are any questions......

thanks
Sunday, November 27 2005 at 07:00 PM

a big congratulations to you too, NYU/GULC quite an accomplishment! my cousin also went to BC Law and had a great time. best of luck.

wow
Friday, October 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

are you sure you applied to enough schools with those numbers and being a URM? jeez

to longshot:
Tuesday, October 04 2005 at 08:00 PM

there is reason to my madness, trust me

top choice?
Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on all the great acceptances! Where do you think you'll go?

Lookin' Good!
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Nice job, especially on Chicago and NYU EA. Sheesh! Thanks for the congrats. I'll probably be going to Michigan. You?

Penn
Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

sounds like they're not one of your final choices -- are you going to withdraw?

where ya going?
Sunday, February 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

ditch the bf, with "money" numbers like these you are out of his league

i hope you realize
Sunday, February 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

i am only kidding about the above post. good luck

To a fellow Trojan
Monday, June 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on all your great acceptances! I wish I could take your spot at SC. Good luck with your final decision.

Wow
Friday, March 03 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on a 15:1 ratio of acceptances to rejections. I would take VA or MI if I was you.

Duke!
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the Mordecai! That's a great deal -- especially considering the cost of living in NC! Clearly you rocked this cycle.

You stole my Mordecai!
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

Looks like you impressed them far more than I in the interviews. Congrats!

Why Duke...
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

I don't think we ever spoke at the Mordecai interviews; I skipped out shortly after the interview with Dean Bartlett because I had previous plans for the weekend. Dean Bartlett told me to leave and that it wouldn't affect my chances, but it surely didn't help it seems. I ended up chosing Duke for the lifestyle. I have a wife and toddler, so I couldn't see spending the same/more $ to attend a school in a major city. Guess I'll see you in the fall?

Have you been...
Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

posting crazy messages on my profile again? j/k Check out the venom! Apparently someone doesn't like UK.

Duke!
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

It's difficult for me to explain why I chose Duke because it was much more of a "clicking" experience when I realized that this was the place for me. I was impressed by the beauty of the campus, the excitment of the triangle area (sure Durham could be better but fun thing are very close), and I really enjoyed the student body. I got a chance to see a lot of students not associated with the admissions weekend directly, and they seemed friendly, and productive. Other places, people were less friendly, and less invested, and almost cynical about their educations. The small class sizes I think provide for a great community support. I was impressed with the administrative support students mentioned, and absolutely amazed by the close interactions with the faculty. At other places, good interaction meant the faculty would actually be in their office; at Duke, the students talked often about having dinner with the faculty. There were so many great stories, and basically, I meant a lot of people I'd like to be friends, colleagues with. I just saw myself fitting into that environment -- whereas, I couldn't see myself at Chicago (pretending to be academically superior and "hardcore" is not my thing ... also I don't like death and I like fun; thus, I don't want to go where fun goes to die) or Penn. I had pretty much decided I'd like a smaller school. Of course, I withdrew from Chicago before knowing whether or not I'd be admitted. Finally, and not insignifcantly, the money was a key issue. I love debate, and think I will love law school. Yet, I am not confident that I want to commit myself to a biglaw job to pay off ridiculous loans. Sure, I'll be in biglaw for a while. But, what if something else comes up? I don't want the loans to restrict my freedom. I'm risk adverse about stuff like that. ;) Anyway, so, phew, I've typed a novella. I look forward to seeing you at Duke! I hope you come. I'd love to talk about the ESL stuff. I am doing Teach for America right now, and teach writing. Most of my students are English language learners (I had an awesome teaching day recently with the immigration debates and a walkout at my school... maybe I would want to do PI. I just don't know. Low loans sound tempting). Peace!

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Sunday, November 13 2005 at 07:00 PM

Yeah... Congratulations. Thats a HUGE scholarship from Duke! I\\\'ll probably be in Durham this fall. Take care. Good luck.

MANY CONGRATS!
Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Wow u've gotten into some great schools! Congrats!

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

Congrats on your final decision. I will certainly be seeing you in Durham this fall. Hope your summer goes well!

Duke
Friday, January 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey, Congrats on Duke! I'm getting pretty excited about next year. Have you heard any helpful information about being a 1L?

Congrats on Duke!
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

You'll love NC...definitely wish you all the best!