funkyduck (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Harvard University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/26/07 Rec: 10/30/07 Comp: 12/21/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/08 Upd: 15 years
Stanford University Rejected W Type: RA Sent: 10/31/07 Rec: 11/02/07 Comp: 11/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/18/08 Upd: 16 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Accepted W Type: RA $150,000 Sent: 10/26/07 Rec: 10/31/07 Comp: 12/10/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/08 Upd: 16 years
Fordham University Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 10/26/07 Rec: 11/01/07 Comp: 12/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/03/07 Upd: 16 years
Columbia University F Accepted W Type: RA $40,000 Sent: 10/28/07 Rec: 10/30/07 Comp: 12/11/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/08 Upd: 16 years
Northwestern University F Accepted W Type: $90,000 Sent: 11/05/07 Rec: 11/12/07 Comp: 12/10/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/08 Upd: 16 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: SP $48,000 Sent: 10/27/07 Rec: 10/30/07 Comp: 11/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/05/07 Upd: 16 years
New York University Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 11/04/07 Rec: 11/05/07 Comp: 11/21/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/08/07 Upd: 16 years
University of Pennsylvania Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/31/07 Rec: 11/02/07 Comp: 12/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/12/08 Upd: 16 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/20/07 Rec: 11/28/07 Comp: 12/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/29/08 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 174
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.67
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: -
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Strong soft factors

Additional info & updates

"Received" date is the date law schools requested reports. Scholarships are totaled over three years and include both merit and need-based grants. As far as I can tell, only Cardozo and Fordham are completely merit-based. I included the standard 3rd year public interest funding for Harvard.

11-25-07: Unsolicited viewbooks make good wrapping paper.

11-30-07: All of my LORs are in - yippee! Also, I'm supposed to hear from Duke by Thursday ...

12-3-07: In at Fordham! (Notified by email; letter went to permanent address about ten days later.) Yay!
-1-11-08: Called to ask if I was still in the running for merit scholarships. Dean Cunningham spoke to scholarship committee and reported that I would be offered 25K/year! Letter came a couple weeks after that.

12-5-07: In at Duke! (Notified by email; big envelope followed about a week later.)

12-8-07: In at NYU! I'm thrilled! (Folder in the mail - big, thin white envelope with purple folder inside.)

12-10-07: I had my Northwestern interview today, and I think it went well.

1-9-08: Call from Cardozo with full ride plus 10K/year stipend - Wowee!
- Letter received 1-11-08 in space age metallic envelope. The Paulsen scholarship provides full tuition and stipend for the first year. It is fully renewable for the second and third years provided that I am in the top 40% of my class.

1-24-08: The green envelope from Columbia was waiting for me when I got home today! Several other Columbia goodies have followed including a NY guidebook.

1-25-08: Northwestern acceptance by email/.pdf file on status checker page! Leather portfolio with Northwestern literature arrived via FedEx on 2/5.
- 2/7: Financial aid award received via email: $30,000/yr regardless of GPA

2-8-08: Deferred at Michigan by email. ("We've reviewed your app and have not made a decision." - I'm calling that a deferral.) Sent an additional LOR through LSAC (2/8) and a LOCI by email (2/10).
- 2-29-08: Waitlisted by email. I am not staying on the waitlist.

3-12-08: Waitlisted at Penn by email. Replied that I wouldn't be staying on. For practical purposes, my cycle is probably over.

3-14-08: Financial aid letter from Duke came in the mail.

3-14-08: E-mail from TS at Harvard
- 3-18-08: TS1 - I was quite nervous and (delightfully?) awkward. Anxiously awaiting more news.
- 3-24-08: TS-2!!!

4-12-08: Scholarship offer from Columbia via mail: $40,000 (offered to match Harvard's public interest 3rd year free deal)

4-15-08: Scholarship offer from NYU via email: $10,000 first two years plus $5,000 or $10,000 the third year. (Third year funding amount depends on whether I work in the public or private sector.) Withdrawing from NYU, Columbia, and Northwestern today. All are awesome, but I think HLS is awesomer. I might hold off sending my deposit in for a few days as Stanford continues to take its sweet time rejecting me.

4-16-08: Withdrew from Stanford via email. I'll be enrolling in HLS!

4-18-08: Rejection letter from Stanford came a couple of days after my withdrawal.

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fee waiver
Sunday, August 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

i took my lsat in june, and i just received a fee waiver from them..i think you def get one, esp because you have work experience. def contact them if you don't want to wait. good luck!

Wednesday, October 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

that is short for "We Got Yo App." Good luck this cycle...looks like your numbers and EC stuff are strong - I'm sure you'll do great!

Tuesday, January 30 2007 at 07:00 PM

That Duke app will go complete just after Thanksgiving, I'm betting. Good luck...

Thursday, June 07 2007 at 08:00 PM

Wow, we really are close in numbers. I see you've applied to Stanford, why not Berkeley?

Thank you!
Monday, December 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you!

Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Duke!

Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

And congrats on your acceptances, too. good luck with the rest of your cycle.

Monday, July 30 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Duke!

Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On NYU!!

Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks. Congrats on NYU! I'm trying to be realistic about my expectations so I'm not going to hold my breath on Columbia, NYU, Penn, and Berkeley.

Monday, August 13 2007 at 08:00 PM

How come you didn't apply to Cornell? I guess now that you're in it at NYU it doesn't matter but it could've been a good safety option for NY placement.

good luck, duck.
Saturday, March 03 2007 at 07:00 PM

I did not have the vegetable in mind. Why do you ask?

Monday, June 18 2007 at 08:00 PM

write another essay!

Monday, June 18 2007 at 08:00 PM

Very heavily towards Mich. It will take a very good CCN offer to even put them on the table.

Monday, June 18 2007 at 08:00 PM

85% towards Michigan. If UMichigan was in Chicago or NYC, I'd have signed already.

Friday, February 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

Wow!! Tempted?

Friday, February 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, I mean of course I do. But I think it's going to come down to visits

Thank you
Thursday, October 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

The name lingers from an inside joke from 7th grade =) Congrats on all of your excellent choices as well. Any school standing out as the one yet?

Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 07:00 PM you too! I'll email you with a bit more about my softs, but don't get too excited. (I'm not Bill Gates, nor have I cured cancer or anything so impressive.) Wishing you continued success with your apps!

march 7
Thursday, October 04 2007 at 08:00 PM

hmm, i might go - seems like a lot of LSDers are going to that one...

Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Columbia!

Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 07:00 PM

I'm still not sure if I believe it myself. And congrats back atcha! Nice work on Columbia and Northwestern!

Thursday, January 17 2008 at 07:00 PM

Wow, some tough decisions ahead. Any idea where you're going to end up?

Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 07:00 PM

on harvard! i'm glad they're still accepting people - though i'm not holding my breath. seriously, it's been 3.5 months.

Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Harvard!