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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Yale University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/27/06 Rec: 01/30/06 Comp: 03/01/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/06 Upd: 17 years
Stanford University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/16/06 Rec: 01/18/06 Comp: 01/31/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/27/06 Upd: 17 years
University of Pennsylvania F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/16/06 Rec: 01/18/06 Comp: 01/27/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/01/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA $57,000 Sent: 01/16/06 Rec: 01/20/06 Comp: 01/26/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/02/06 Upd: 18 years
University of Chicago F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/16/06 Rec: 01/26/06 Comp: 02/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/06 Upd: 18 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/16/06 Rec: 01/19/06 Comp: 02/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/30/06 Upd: 18 years
Washington University in St Louis F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 01/16/06 Rec: 01/27/06 Comp: 02/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/24/06 Upd: 18 years
Duke University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 18 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 171
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.96
  • Degree GPA: 3.89
  • School Type: private liberal arts
  • Major: CriJus, CompSci, Soc

Demographic Information

  • City: east coast
  • State: -
  • Race: not URM
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

ECs are mainly theatre or diversity-focused.

Some leadership.

Various honor societies and scholarships.

No internships or research.

About 9-12 work hours/week during the academic year.

Additional info & updates

Junior year in England, summers before and after in China.

4 LORs sent to most schools. I haven't read them, but they should be solid. (I love my profs.) One recommender said his letter was four pages long.

Sent - app transmitted on LSAC
Rec'd - report requested on LSAC
Complete/Decision - notified by school

. . . "Complete" for WashU reflects estimated receipt date of final LOR, although they've potentially reviewed my file since 25 Jan.

****** Contact ******
01/19: Two emails from Penn acknowledging receipt of application and providing info about financial aid.

01/20: Email from UVa w/info for their online Status Monitor.

01/25: Email from Chicago w/info on their Applicant Bulletin Board.

01/27: UVa & Penn moved me to 'complete.' Technically, they're both still missing a letter. (Email from Penn, status change for UVa)

01/28: Received a letter dated 25 Jan from UVa. Copy of the 20 Jan email.

01/30: Email from LSAC: 3/5 targeted letters processed. Yale email acknowledging application receipt, said not to worry about processing time.

01/31: Email from Stanford: complete.

02/02: Phone tag this afternoon w/the very nice Jason Trujillo at UVa. Dean's Scholar, $ tbd. Email from Chicago, file complete but "it will take at least 8 weeks for a decision." (UVa email indicating status change came at 10pm, long after the call.)

02/06: Letter from WashU (dated 25 Jan) seems to indicate my file is 'complete' because they don't care if/when they receive LORs. In any case, they're only just finally requesting my late letter from LSAC, so that won't arrive for...a week? Small cream envelope/letter from UVa. Also, separately, info on public service at UVa ("Dear Admitted Student:").

02/15: Email from Berkeley, file under review.

02/17: Got both the first, accidental email and the brusque (but prompt) apology from Boalt this evening.

02/18: Twice the extended apology, different subjects.

02/20 & 02/21: Calls from Lambda members at UVa.

02/24: Very nice email acceptance from WashU.

03/01: Email notifying complete at Yale. E-invite to Admitted Students Women's Brunch at WashU. Email from Boalt: file under further review, decision after March 22nd.

03/03: Another WashU e-invite, plus their admission letter by mail. UVa cocktail invite by mail.

03/06: WashU binder.

03/07: Yale online chat invitation.

03/08: Withdrew from WashU. (I know this should've been a no-brainer to many folks, but I really like St. Louis.)

03/10: Email from student at WashU (guess withdrawal hadn't processed.)

03/13: UVa student organizations info. Scholars in Law letter from WashU.

03/14: Yale chat. Felt bad for the admissions reps.

03/16: UVa letter offering Dean's Scholarship for $19,000/year.

03/24: UVa Open House.

03/30: Called Berkeley to see if all offers had been made, and ended up checking my status: rejected.

04/??: Berkeley rejection sent 04/05 to my permanent address(?!)...not sure when it arrived.

04/14: UVa letter about their alumni giving with small personal note at bottom.

04/17: Chicago waitlist, option to request deferred admission.

04/21: Phone interview for Penn. Decision expected in a week.

04/26: Waitlisted at Yale by email. I'll be staying on the list.

04/27: Waitlisted at Stanford, snail mail to my permanent address.

04/28: Email from Chicago saying they'll be taking some folks off waitlist and asking to verify interest. I'll be replying with a polite "no longer interested" later today. Didn't send the deposit to UVa.

05/01: Yale waitlist snail mail. Penn waitlist email.

** Withdrew from Penn. Don't think I'm going to law school this year. I'll probably work and do a PT MLIS for the next few years. **

08/30: Received the snail mail confirming that Stanford has closed their application cycle. Heard about this from folks on the west coast several days ago, so no surprise.

09/05: Email from Yale closing the waitlist, since school started there. Nice "fast-track transfer" application option (were I going elsewhere this fall).

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Monday, October 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hi, I only received fee waivers to a couple schools, but I'm applying big because I'm not sure where my High LSAT / Low GPA split will take me. If the extra application fees lead to an acceptance in the T14 thats wonderful... but the middle-range schools might offer scholarships as well... so I think its worth it. Your numbers are pretty good though, and you should definitely apply to Harvard, Yale, or Stanford! The extra $250 in fees will be insignificant in the long run, if you get into those schools. Best of luck

Saturday, October 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'm sure you'll do really well, too..I just got my first acceptance today, so I'm pretty excited!

Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

good luck to you too! i'm also thinking about doing teach for america... the only thing that scares me is the two year time commitment. finish that PS and get those apps in!! the sooner the better!! i'll be rooting for you :)

Thursday, August 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

did teach for america ... let me know if you have any questions about it (email enclosed)

Being Considerate
Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

I know I should with draw, but as much I love prestige a number of other things are very important in my decision as well. I think it's safe to say I'll probably not end up at UF, GW, GULC but the other 5 I need Fin. Aid. in front of me to make a decision. But I will withdraw from those three very soon out of consideration for other applicants. Thanks for the comments.

Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

Truth be told, just like for undergrad, I'm treating myself as an "academic prostitute." Highest bidder From Stanford thru Penn wins!!!

My life plans...
Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

I actually want to be a law professor, i could event tell you at what schools I\\\'d be willing te teach at now - UCLA, USC, Boalt, Miami, UF, Texas - or for that matter anywhere warm!!! So right out of law school - I\\\'m guessing big law 3-4 years to pay back some loans, next 3-4 public serive and then teaching into retirement. And for location, I will have of friends moving up to New York and my gf is at Georgetown law so that\\\'s where the various places came in.

Note on TFA
Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

Oh, if you do TFA, then get in to Chicago [not a problem for you] you're guaranteed a full scholarship. Only thing is that sets your life in stone for the next 5 years...

Debt Management
Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

Yeah but for most of those loan repayment programs, you have to earn less than 38,000 per year. That's really the only reason that I want to do BIGLAW for the first few years now, to repay some. And law professors definitely don't qualify they make in excess of $100,000 so you can forget about that...

thank you
Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

haha, thank you :) i'm sure you're going to do really well as soon as your apps are in... good luck with everything. i'll be watching your progress!!

I agree
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

it will be more helpful if I had my numbers up. I am going to put my numbers up as soon as I get my LSAT score. Good luck with your apps, you are a lock in for most of your schools!!

Thanks for the words
Friday, December 09 2005 at 07:00 PM

In response to your question, I actually am not even sure if I ever want to practice law... but I think that there is a balance between protecting resources and using them to advance society. Really I am just excited about getting away from Texas and meeting new people/experiencing new things. When are you going to send in those Apps!?

still no aps?
Thursday, August 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

Apply! Apply! You are my favorite person on LSN (I am a TFA alumni and am looking for similar things in a law school, but on the East Coast) Best of luck!

Chiming in...
Thursday, November 03 2005 at 07:00 PM

with an exhortation to apply! Although your update makes it sound as if you've got too much going on--are you thinking TFA now and postponing ls apps later? Best of luck in either pursuit! I'll be checking back with you later.

yay for apps!!
Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

i'm so glad you finally have your apps in!!! now hurry up and write that 250 so we can study (or not, since we won't have grades :) together at yale!!

Monday, November 07 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks a lot for the offer! My hometown is just south of Lawrence so I've got it covered:)

Thursday, August 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

It is too bad we probably won't end up in the same place. Stanford is probably not going to be affordable for me, even if I'd love to go there if I got in. We'll see I suppose!

Thursday, November 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

Good luck with Stanford, you might as well toss an app to Harvard and Yale; your numbers give you a great shot at those two schools!

Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

I'd love to!!! Leaving my email address so you can send it to me :)

Hey Thanks for the nice words!
Saturday, December 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

It will be a tough decision but i feel fortunate to be in the position to make it. Your stats are great. And 3 majors and 2 minors- thats incredible. Good luck with everything, I'm sure youll have some wonderful places to choose from. haha and FYI, my surprise was genuine

Thanks so much
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

that was a really nice thing to say on my page. I think that my PS was actually well-written, it took me a good couple of months and I think that schools that are looking for what I can "offer" will appreciate that fact. The numbers driven schools will just be like nice ps and rec but OUT!! lol I wish you the best of luck with your apps, your GPA and LSAT are very impressive. ;0)

Thursday, November 03 2005 at 07:00 PM

for the note! and good luck as the acceptances start to come in!

Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

thanks for the nice note! this whole process has been pretty exciting. good luck with your applications! looking at your profile, i have no doubt that it's going to turn out really well for you.

Monday, November 07 2005 at 07:00 PM

So far so good. I'm dying waiting for these other decisions!

Tuesday, January 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your first acceptance. I hope I get one soon. It sucks being in total limbo. Good luck with the rest!

Wednesday, January 11 2006 at 07:00 PM

I got an email at 10pm about my status change at UVA and was wodnering when you got your call from dean trujillo... was it the next day? before the status change email?

Phone call
Wednesday, January 11 2006 at 07:00 PM

it's 3:30 now... no phone call... how do you think he chooses who he is goin to call?

3 Majors! Nice!
Tuesday, February 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

You're looking good...Why not NYU or Columbia? Not interested in NY?

Tuesday, October 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the money there! I'm sure you will be getting many more acceptances and I wish you all the best with your choice!

Thursday, February 16 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the comment, babe :-) I hope that UVA with $$ (fantastic stuff!) bodes well for the rest of your cycle.

Sunday, November 13 2005 at 07:00 PM

English, government, and history. Minored in Econ.

Just sayin' hi
Wednesday, February 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

Heya, and thanks for the comment. Yep, definitely a Lackey fan, though it's been awhile since I've been able to tear myself away from work to read her new stuff. I suppose that's what the summer before law school is for. No worries about not getting the LCR thing - that's part of what makes it a great thesis topic - let's just say I like fighting the hardest fights, and it's a principle thing. Thanks for the well wishes, and congrats on Virginia! The other intern at LCR this summer was a 2L there, and loves it. Good luck with the rest of the cycle!

LOVE your Buffyverse Categories
Saturday, April 15 2006 at 08:00 PM

I love the reference to Once More With Feeling in regards to your law school categories. :)

Sunday, August 27 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hey, looking at your application dates I assume you took the Dec LSAT. I was considering doing the same this year, but was wondering if you thought it was a good idea or not. Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.

Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

I just wanted to let you know that your numbers are very impressive...I'm completely surprised you didn't get accepted to more of the schools you wanted. Would you say it was likely based on the date you sent in your applications?