cavecat (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Pennsylvania Accepted Type: $78,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Yale University Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Columbia University Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Virginia F Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
New York University Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Accepted Type: RA $100,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Duke University F Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Stanford University Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Harvard University Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 175
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 4.0
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Top 3 Public
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

I took the June LSAT and I have to believe waking up at 11 instead of 7 probably helped my score (not a morning person...). Basically what I did was study old exams, which I think everyone ultimately agrees is the best way.

I have a few areas of law I'm interested in, but I don't think I addressed any of that anywhere in my applications. Personally I liked my PS, but I have no way of knowing whether it was objectively good. My LoRs were from professors who knew me well, but only in an academic capacity. I loved my extracurriculars in college, and I was actively involved in what interested me, but they weren't very standard pre-law. I really wished when I was going through the application process that I had joined some sort of pre-law society, but I guess it didn't matter.

Additional info & updates

Dec. 14-- I'm sort of getting to this late, but hopefully it helps people who are still applying or waiting to hear back. To recap in chronological order:

HLS: In by phone call, called everyone I know, heard "Wouldn't it be funny if you got rejected everywhere else?" more times than I could shake a considerably large stick at. Yes. Very funny.

Duke: Email saying my decision had been sent out (but not what it was! Oh, what twisted mind games you and your sunny weather weave)

Michigan: I love them. I truly do. I think inside they know it.

Boalt: I got a complete notice literally 2 days before the acceptance call. He was so nice, and took a moment to mock our snowy, snowy weather before he told me the good news!

Stanford: I was at work when I got the "No Name" call on my cell phone (with Harvard and Boalt, at least I had the area code to prepare). She was incredibly friendly and really helpful. I was so excited!

Dec. 19 -- In at Penn! (by phone call) :)

Dec. 22 -- Talked to Dean Zearfoss on the phone this morning, offered full Darrow! I'm just speechless, it's like a dream.

January 31 -- I got accepted to NYU and Columbia... at some point... in the past month. Exciting, exciting.

March 14 -- I got into Yale. I got into YALE. Crazy! I didn't believe it for about 2 days. My cycle is now officially done, so I'm posting more information about myself that will hopefully address some of the most common application worries. :)

I also did Michigan's preview weekend and pretty much fell in love. It's going to be a very tough decision in which I suppose no wrong choice can really be made.

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Wednesday, July 05 2006 at 08:00 PM

oh goodness... you are absolutely right... we're exactly alike... so what are you thinking?

great job
Thursday, January 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

hey what was the process and how long did you study for the lsat? how do you get fee waivers? thanks

Michigan
Friday, January 19 2007 at 07:00 PM

Great to meet you at the breakfast yesterday! Hope to see you in California. Keep me posted on your decision-making process!

fabulous sweep!
Friday, September 29 2006 at 08:00 PM

congratulations on Yale and the Darrow!

GPSHS?
Wednesday, November 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

You bet your patooty I did! Congratulations on Yale - that's absolutely amazing! Of course, I still think you should come out here, but that's another matter all together.

phone interview?
Thursday, January 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

did you have one for harvard?i'm just trying to figure out if it's a necessary condition (haha) to getting in.

top 3 public
Monday, April 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

I am also considering the top 3 public school to go to as an undergraduate next year. Do you think you could tell me a little bit about it, specifically what you did to keep up your grades and study for the LSAT?