democrattotheend (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
New York University Accepted A Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 01/01/10 Rec: 01/12/10 Comp: 01/21/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/10 Upd: 14 years
Harvard University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/04/10 Rec: -- Comp: 02/11/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/10 Upd: 14 years
#1 Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/09/10 Rec: 02/09/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/10 Upd: 14 years
Georgetown University Accepted Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 11/24/09 Rec: 11/24/09 Comp: 01/05/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/10 Upd: 14 years
George Washington University Accepted W Type: RA $105,450 Sent: 01/26/10 Rec: -- Comp: 02/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/10 Upd: 14 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/05/10 Rec: -- Comp: 02/04/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Pennsylvania Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/22/09 Rec: 12/22/09 Comp: 01/21/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
University of Virginia Accepted Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 12/03/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/31/09 Upd: 14 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/29/09 Rec: 01/08/10 Comp: 01/11/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/11/10 Upd: 14 years
Duke University F Waitlisted W Type: SP Sent: 01/04/10 Rec: -- Comp: 01/15/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Columbia University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 01/04/10 Rec: 01/05/10 Comp: 01/21/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/18/10 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 173
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.82
  • Degree GPA: 3.81
  • School Type: Respected but not overly prest
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Decent but not spectacular softs. Did a lot of extracurriculars during the first 2 years of college, but had to cut back on that when I got a job that was close to full-time. Have 3 years of work experience in a political job.

Additional info & updates

12/28/09 - Just got my LSAT score. Pretty thrilled, all things considered. Hopefully I now have a better chance than I thought at some of these schools.

12/31/09 - In at UVA, I think. I went onto the status checker to see if they had gotten my LSAT score yet, and I was shocked to discover that it said "Congratulations, you've been admitted to the Class of 2013". But so far, no e-mail, mail, or phone call...I thought they do one of those to notify you that you got in. So I am afraid they may have made a says they made a decision on 12/30, only 2 days after getting my LSAT score. Could that be right?

1/4/10 - Applied to Harvard. I know it's a long shot and I wasn't planning on applying, but I figured what do I have to lose? Thanks to the person on here who encouraged me!

1/5/10 - Went complete at Georgetown. Hopefully that means I will hear back soon. LSAC is still dragging its feet sending out the rest of my reports.

1/15/10 - Received e-mail from Duke saying I was on the "priority reserve list." I don't know if that means I was waitlisted or just deferred away from priority track. I hope this is not a bad sign...I figured if I got into UVA so fast I'd get into Duke.

1/29/10 - In at NYU! Got the purple envelope in the mail today. Sent application on January 1st and went complete on January 20.

2/5/10 - Finally went under review at Georgetown. That took forever! I also went to complete at Stanford yesterday, after they finally received the Dean's certificate from my undergrad institution.

2/9/10 - Got my Yale application in, finally! I hope applying so close to the deadline doesn't hurt me...they say it doesn't. Also, I went under review at Penn today, and realized I went under review at Harvard a week ago, on 2/2.

2/11/10 - Went complete at Harvard. I'm a little confused, since I was told on TLS that you don't go complete until after you have a JR1, which I have not had and have not been contacted about. So hopefully this is not a bad sign. If it meant rejection, why wouldn't they just reject me now?

2/18/10 - In at Columbia! Can't believe it! I apparently got a vomit-colored envelope in the mail today, which my roommate confirmed was an acceptance because I couldn't wait.

2/22/10 - In at GW with $30,000 for the first year, renewable every year if I maintain a 3.0 GPA. Also, they offered me free housing for the first year. Man, this is tempting. Am I crazy to consider it?

2/23/10 - In at Georgetown!

3/2/10 - Georgetown sent me an e-mail inviting me to apply for merit aid. Struggling with how to respond to specific questions - I don't know if I am comfortable proposing a dollar amount, as they suggest. Also, I went complete at Yale today, so the rejection letter is probably coming soon. I hope it doesn't come on my birthday (Saturday).

3/11/10 - Dinged at Berkeley. A little bummed, but I probably would not have chosen it anyway. Note to future applicants: apply early! It seems to make a huge difference, looking at LSN profiles from last year.

3/18/10 - $10,000 per year award from Georgetown. On the high side of what I expected, but probably not enough that I can justify going there, as much as I want to.

3/19/10 - Arrived back from UVA ASW to find a letter from them offering me $25,000 per year. The decision just got more complicated.

3/22/10 - Dinged at Stanford. Not surprised, but disappointed.

3/26/10 - Withdrew from GW. It was tough, because I love DC and they made me a great offer, but in light of UVA's offer it just didn't make sense, and I didn't want to hold onto the spot out of fairness to other applicants.

4/6/10 - Received small merit scholarship from NYU. $10k for the 1st 2 years, $5k the third year ($10k if I do public interest my 2nd summer). Obviously not as big as UVA's, but at least it's something. In my heart, I think I want to pick NYU, and this makes it a little easier to justify. Note to other applicants: I wrote to them last week to tell them about UVA's offer, and I think that may have helped, since I didn't get the original e-mail about Dean's scholarships and thought I was out of the running.

4/12/10 - Found out I'm not getting any grant $ at Columbia. This may make it a little easier to justify picking NYU over Columbia, which is kind of how I was leaning anyway.

4/13/10 - Georgetown doubled my scholarship to $20k per year after I told them about UVA's offer. Now this is getting complicated...

4/16/10 - Dinged at Yale :( Totally expected, but still a bummer.

4/17/10 - Waitlisted at Harvard. Probably the same thing as a ding, but it feels better.

4/19/10 - After much agonizing and obsessing, I decided to go to NYU. UVA's offer was tempting, but I just decided NYU was the best fit. If any other DC-area people are attending NYU or thinking about it, I'm trying to put together a happy hour sometime this week.

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Tuesday, July 28 2009 at 08:00 PM

yeah, i got my acceptance in the mail this morning. good luck on the LSAT!

Wednesday, May 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

thanks! i just got the letter yesterday - i wish all law schools were this fast. good luck with your cycle :)

good luck!
Wednesday, September 09 2009 at 08:00 PM

hope your lsat goes well. i'm sure you'll have a great cycle!!

Good Luck
Saturday, June 27 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good luck on your cycle!

Top 2...
Saturday, October 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

Wondering why you're not applying to Yale and Harvard with your scores? You have a great LSAT and GPA, and sounds like you have work experience to back it up as well. BTW, I got into Georgetown with worse numbers, so you should be in there. Send in the rest of your applications, fool! :)

Congrats LSAT
Wednesday, October 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your LSAT score, twin. Those schools should be a shoe-in for you with that score.

Thursday, January 07 2010 at 07:00 PM

Hey sorry I'm only now getting back to you. I definitely don't ever remember my GULC app being "under review," and I'm a pretty neurotic status checker. It just went straight to "decision rendered."

Tuesday, April 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

I don't think H is that much of a long shot. You sound like you have some damn good softs. Good luck!!

thanks and congrats too!
Saturday, December 19 2009 at 07:00 PM

yayy congrats on columbia! i went complete on harvard, too, without a JR1. Did you figure out anything about waht that could mean?? goodluck on the rest of you letters!

Sunday, September 27 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, and congrats to you too. I wanted to go to this upcoming one but it overlaps with NYU's which fits my schedule a little better. I definitely want to get out to one later in the spring.

Y vs. S
Monday, October 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

Haha this is honestly going to be the toughest (albeit most awesome) decision of my life. How does one choose? And I wouldn't worry -- I predict that you get at least one of YHS. Your #s beat mine and you seem to have some pretty awesome softs!

Friday, November 06 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks, and it looks like you've got some great choices so far as well (Columbia and NYU)! Good luck on the rest of the cycle!

Friday, October 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

E-mailed u a response...NYU 2013!