gossipgirl1537 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 Stanford University WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/30/10 Rec: -- Comp: 12/09/10 Inter: -- Dec: 06/27/11 Upd: 12 years
#2 Columbia University Accepted W Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 11/04/10 Rec: -- Comp: 11/29/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/11 Upd: 12 years
University of Chicago F Accepted W Type: RA $105,000 Sent: 11/28/10 Rec: -- Comp: 12/08/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/11 Upd: 12 years
#1 Harvard University WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/02/10 Rec: -- Comp: 11/09/10 Inter: -- Dec: 05/09/11 Upd: 13 years
University of Pennsylvania F Accepted W Type: RA $151,000 Sent: 11/04/10 Rec: -- Comp: 11/04/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/10 Upd: 13 years
New York University F Accepted W Type: RA $62,500 Sent: 11/01/10 Rec: -- Comp: 11/10/10 Inter: -- Dec: 12/06/10 Upd: 13 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/01/10 Rec: -- Comp: 11/08/10 Inter: -- Dec: 01/03/11 Upd: 13 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/02/10 Rec: -- Comp: 11/18/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/11 Upd: 13 years
University of California Los Angeles F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 11/02/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/15/10 Upd: 13 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/05/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/02/10 Upd: 13 years
#3 Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/09/10 Rec: -- Comp: 01/07/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/11 Upd: 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/28/10 Rec: -- Comp: 12/22/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/11 Upd: 13 years
Cornell University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/26/10 Rec: -- Comp: 01/28/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
George Washington University Accepted W Type: RA $105,914 Sent: 10/21/10 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/10 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 174
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.89
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Top 20
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

LSAT: took it twice with average below 170

My advice: 1) Definitely retake if you think you didn't do as well as you could have. I would have never gotten into any of these schools with my first score. 2) And listen to your gut. If I hadn't, I would've taken the money at Penn and never known I could get into Harvard and Stanford.
What I did to improve:
I panicked during my first test. And I knew I needed to control my emotions the second time. So I got a private tutor to help me gain confidence. This was obviously expensive but totally worth it as the LSAT is the single most important factor for law school admission.

I did 4-6 drills everyday- basically an un-timed LR or RC section followed immediately by a normal 35 minute section to see how much time affected my performance. I did these until I no longer needed the extra time to get as few wrong as possible, I aimed for none wrong.

I focused on specific question types that I struggled with and did these questions individually. I also bought the powerscore bibles to see what all the hype was about. I found the LR one extremely helpful. LG wasn't really an issue for me, but if it is for you then that's great because it's one of the easiest sections to improve on. As for RC, I somehow improved tremendously on this through those drills- doing a passage un-timed really allows you to predict what questions to expect and what parts to circle/underline.

Then, I started taking a practice test everyday around 3 weeks before the test. My average PT score came up from a 168 the first time to a 173 right before the second test, which ended up being my lucky day.

Have confidence in your testing abilities. If you don't get the score you want, don't despair- with self determination you can go up as many points as possible and there's always another test to take.
Activities: Non law related internship during undergrad, summer jobs, clubs, chair of a student organization, 3 honors societies, 2 solid LOR, above average PS
Good luck to future applicants!

Additional info & updates

6/27- Wow definitely wasn't expecting this but Stanford called. I think I could have seriously attended over Harvard and wish they had called earlier because I'm in the process of signing a lease in Cambridge. I hope I am making the right decision, and hopefully another deserving applicant gets the spot.

5/9- Harvard here I come :)

5/5- JR1(b) email from Harvard!!!

4/27- Chicago raised scholarship from $75,000

4/21- WL email from Harvard

4/20- Decision Letter Sent at Stanford

4/15- Penn raised scholarship from $75,000 to Levy

4/11- NYU raised scholarship from $50,000

4/4- Columbia "Scholarship"

4/1- Penn Scholarship

3/17- Rejection letter from Yale :(

3/16- Selected as an alternate for the Levy

3/15- Scholarship info from Georgetown via email

3/14- Wait list email from UVa, withdrew

3/11- Scholarship info from NYU via email

3/4- Scholarship info from Chicago via email

2/25- Wait list email from Michigan, withdrew

2/24- JR1- overall think it went well- guess we'll see!

2/23- Interview request from Cornell, withdrew

2/16- Finally got a JR1!!!

2/10- Chicago via phone call! Status checker says "Admitted"

2/4- Levy Invite by email!

2/4- Held at Harvard.

1/26- Columbia via snail mail!!

1/3- Berkeley via email! Status checker says "Admitted"

12/20- Penn via phone call! Status checker says "Offer of Admission"

12/10- NYU via snail mail! Status checker says decision letter sent 12/6

12/2- Georgetown via snail mail! Was able to request a username/password from the admitted students website on the day of my last completion date

11/15- UCLA via phone call! $$$ was offered during the call.

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Wednesday, November 03 2010 at 08:00 PM

Hey numbers twin - congrats on your cycle so far! I am also done w/ everything but the 250. Hard to let that one go. Good luck the rest of the way!

Sunday, November 14 2010 at 07:00 PM

And congrats on your cycle too! We applied to a lot of the same schools so maybe we'll be classmates! Also I'm jealous you've heard something from Harvard- I'm getting nervous about the lack of communication from them. Good luck with the rest of your cycle!!

Monday, September 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

Yay for us and Columbia! Can't wait to see some GG filming on campus if we attend!

Monday, September 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

You got held at Harvard? Do you think it was the LOCI? I don't want to send one now cuz I think I'm special. Now I realize they probably just forgot to send us the emails.

Wednesday, November 03 2010 at 08:00 PM


Tuesday, August 17 2010 at 08:00 PM

Well done on the JR1. Hopefully you'll get the JR2 soon, and then you won't need the $ from CLS!

good luck!
Monday, November 15 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! I haven't decided yet, because I'm planning to pursue a joint degree. Probably down to Harvard or Yale (maybe Stanford), leaning Yale right now. Good luck with Harvard! I hope you get in. What are you thinking otherwise? (My thoughts would be Chicago? -- that's a good scholly package at an excellent school)

Wednesday, November 03 2010 at 08:00 PM

CLS over Upenn is it true? We are going to be classmates?

Great Job
Friday, December 24 2010 at 07:00 PM

Congrats!!! See you in Cambridge.

Sunday, November 21 2010 at 07:00 PM

Good job

Saturday, September 17 2011 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations! And thanks for the graciousness in sharing all your tips and encouragement!

Friday, April 06 2012 at 08:00 PM

Your comments, testing advice and additional information are very helpful. Congratulations, enjoy Cambridge :)