Boalt it is! Not very surprising news, I know. The End. Cheers!
Withdrew from Mich today, with what was probably an excessively long email about how much I love them. Will withdraw from the rest today or early next week.
Denied matching funds from Boalt. Darn. I guess I'd better get used to my school being broke....
Cool scholarship offer from Chicago. The $50,000 breaks down to $25k the first year, $15k the second year and $10k the third year, with the option of an additional $10k the third year if you spend at least ten weeks of your 2L summer doing a public interest job. Pretty neat! I am still waiting to hear back from Boalt about matching the Michigan offer, so we'll see what happens there.
Well, since that's probably the last of my news, I feel like I should do some sort of a round-up. In at Columbia. Out at Stanford. Done and done. I am still leaning towards Boalt, but I will try to make it to NYC to check out NYU/CLS just to make sure that I don't have a change of heart. I just came back from the Georgetown's ASW and I had a great time, but it also helped convince me that I should go where I'll be happy. I'm still looking to see how any money offers might shape up, but I'll probably be withdrawing from some more schools soon. I'll wait to see what happens with Harvard, but for now I'm going to assume that it's a no-go. Thanks for all the congratulations, everyone!
Sent withdrawal emails to UCLA and UC Hastings. I'm sad about Hastings! I love them! But it's not really fair to stay in the running at this point.
I will probably stick with GTown, Mich and NYU until I've attended some ASW's and heard back about money.
On hold at Harvard. It's cool; I'm going to Boalt anyway.
Since a few people have asked, my top choice is still Boalt. I'm trying to keep an open mind, but as of now that's where I'm planning to go.
p.s. I'm bringing shanny and jd2bee with me. They just don't know it yet.
In at NYU. Sweet! I think I should withdraw from UCLA and G-town. I don't want to be rude by withdrawing from UCLA so quickly, but it's probably helpful to them, I suppose.
In at UCLA via awkward phone call during the work day.
Hmmm. Playing phone tag with a dean of admissions from UCLA. He left me a message saying that I should call him back, so I did and left him a message saying to call me back. It's like an awkward post-date phone situation. "So, I, uh, really liked your application. I'd like to know more about you." "Oh, I like your school, too, thanks!" "Can I call you somtime?" I don't know which school started this whole notifiying people by phone thing, but I think it's rather stressful....
Wow! Big, big day for me! In at Boalt and Michigan! I am walking on air! Boalt is probably my top choice of realistic possibilities, so it is really shocking to hear back so soon. I won't bore you with the details because they're pretty much the same as they were for everyone else who heard back today...
Sent off my Michigan app finally. I may still apply to Yale at some point down the line, but that's mostly just because I believe in philanthropy. Now it's the big wait. My preferences have already changed a lot since this process started, and I think they will continue to do so once I start to get word of where I'm in and where I'm out (as Heidi would put it). At the moment I have no idea where I'm hoping to end up.
P.S. In case anyone is wondering, I did write the Why Mighigan? essay. I do really like them, actually...
Went complete at Chicago! Woo hoo! The first one is exciting! Interestingly, they still haven't cashed my check (but I assume that will happen soon).
I'm adding Michigan, and probably dropping BU. BU is mostly there as a security blanket because I secretly hope to end up in Boston or San Francisco, but I don't think I could justify choosing it over even Georgetown, which is probably a good enough safety. I'm keeping Hastings because I still like it, although again, probably couldn't justify going there over most of my other choices.... I got the Michigan 60K offer, and I am starting to like it more and more. Too bad Ann Arbor is very cold and far away from everyone I've ever met. Oh well, so is Chicago, for that matter. I'd better suck it up.
Well, I didn't write a diversity statement. Screw it. We'll see what happens. I edited my personal statement some more before this last round, and I think it's better now. It probably won't make much difference, but I'll blame it on that if I get dinged at Columbia and Chicago...
I'm wrestling with whether or not to write a diversity statement for my super-reach schools, which is the only thing holding me up from submitting my Stanford and Harvard apps. I'm relatively happy with my PS (I guess), but it only covers one very specific topic. I probably should. Stay tuned for whether or not that actually happens...
Sent out my apps to Chicago, Columbia and UCLA. Very nerve-wracking, but here goes nothing...
Okay, LSN, let's get it together. I still can't add any schools up there. I'm thinking of adding UVA to my targets? And probably throwing Chicago back on there.
Also, New York is starting to look more attractive at the moment.