malena (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 W Type: RA Sent: 10/15/08 Rec: 10/15/08 Comp: 10/23/08 Inter: -- Dec: 11/25/08 Upd: 15 years
Stanford University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/15/08 Rec: 10/15/08 Comp: 11/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/12/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $141,000 Sent: 10/07/08 Rec: 10/14/08 Comp: 11/05/08 Inter: -- Dec: 11/20/08 Upd: 15 years
University of Chicago Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 10/08/08 Rec: 10/08/08 Comp: 10/14/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/09 Upd: 15 years
Columbia University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/15/08 Rec: 10/15/08 Comp: 10/22/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/15/08 Rec: 10/17/08 Comp: 11/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/10/08 Upd: 15 years
Georgetown University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/09/08 Rec: 10/17/08 Comp: 10/23/08 Inter: -- Dec: 11/14/08 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 180
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.68
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: -
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Graduated several years ago; 3.5 military and civilian work experience as a software engineer.

Extremely difficult double major - aerospace engineering/EECS from MIT.

One of my LOR writers is an astronaut (that's got to be worth some GPA points, right?)

In the last 16 months I've researched candy in ~30 different countries.

Additional info & updates

Mailed paper copy to GULC.

Successfully solicitated merit-based fee waivers from Mich and GULC.

23 Oct: Complete at Harvard!!! So nervous :) Working on an essay for NYU IP Law Scholar's Program.

31 Oct: Wow, got the TS1 email...

13 Nov: And I got the call. Let's just say a career in advising future law students on phone interview success is not in my future. My fingers are nonetheless crossed.

14 Nov: In at Georgetown!

23 Nov: After a four day absence from the internet, I checked my mail and found an email offering admission to Michigan! They also wanted clarification on an item on my resume before reviewing it for scholarship money.

25 Nov: Just got an acceptance email from Harvard! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! (I'm overseas, which explains the email rather than call.)

11 Dec: Got a Darrow invite! Also, just found out I'm IN at Berkeley via status check. Trying to decide if I should finish up my application at NYU or app to Yale instead... or save the 70 bucks and take myself scuba diving instead :)

8 Jan: Was awarded the full Darrow in a very nice email from the Dean. Still waiting at all other schools, and I've decided not to apply to Yale.

9 Feb: Accepted ages ago at Columbia, but no scholarship (unsurprising.) Now I'm just waiting for Stanford... pretty please get back to me Stanford!

13 Feb: Apparently UChicago sent me a letter with a scholarship offer! Choosing a school is getting more and more complicated...

5 April: Withdrawing is sad - I especially felt bad about UChicago! Down to Harvard and Michigan. I'm hoping to make a final decision in the next few days, because I want to defer for a year and need to get started on the paperwork for that! A transcontinental bike trip sounds a little more exciting to me than contracts and civil procedure readings right now...

12 April: And I was accepted to Stanford! I was literally printing out the deferral paperwork to go to Harvard; now I need to take another day or two to think things over. I'm interested primarily in international technology law, so this is a tough decision for me. I still can't believe Stanford accepted me with my GPA!!

25 April: Stanford it is. And thus my cycle ends.

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Saturday, October 27 2007 at 08:00 PM

sick LSAT. best of luck with YLS.

Tuesday, October 28 2008 at 08:00 PM

thanks, good luck to you too. looks like your extracurricular stuff should really put you over the top. whats your top choice?

Sunday, September 07 2008 at 08:00 PM

hi malena, thanks! Why no Yale, Cornell, or Penn?

Wednesday, July 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on G-town. :)

Harvard Question
Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Did you receive an email from HLS telling you that your app was complete before getting the TS1 email? I thought my app was complete some weeks ago, but I got an odd e-mail from them this morning saying that it was just now completed.

Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck, malena! I hope you get into you #1 choice! ^.~ Congrats on Georgetown! Hopefully, TS2 is in your future.

Thursday, September 25 2008 at 08:00 PM

congrats on michigan! you = me + 10

Saturday, October 25 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on UM and GULC. What does ts1 or ts2 stand for? I can't figure it out.

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

I figured as much. I was just a bit thrown off. I don't expect an interview 'til much later, if at all. Congrats on UM and that epic LSAT score!

Monday, September 15 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on Harvard! You go girl :)

Saturday, October 25 2008 at 08:00 PM

Glad I could be of service! Happy Thanksgiving and Congrats.

Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on H-Bomb! :D

Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

I love the fact that you've researched candy in 19 different countries. You've gotta apply to Yale - your stats are great, and that one line provides infinite cheer, which has got to be a plus in their soft-heavy admissions process.

Well done
Friday, October 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on HLS. Got anything in the way of a Snickers bar?

Sunday, September 07 2008 at 08:00 PM

you haven't heard from columbia yet either, huh?

Monday, June 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

Why havent you applied to Yale. You waited a whole cycle to apply there and now your pondering it? They love candy there :)

Aussie Candy
Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

While you're in Australia, I hope that you'll stretch beyond the "musk" candies to some of the other Aussie sugary treats unavailable in the States. Tiny Teddies come immediately to mind, as do Fizzers, Darrell Lea Liquorice (why is Liquorice so uncommon in the US?), Bundaberg Ginger Beer, and custard - creme caramel, pouring custard, whatever you don't see often in the States. It really is a different world. ;-)

Wednesday, December 03 2008 at 07:00 PM

on everything! And thanks for the good wishes, I hope you're right about the splitters' conquest of Harvard :)

Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the Darrow and UChi! :D

Saturday, February 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

Honestly, a 180 on your LSAT.. Amazing! Any tips for someone taking the exam in June? How did you prepare? Congrats on Harvard, Chicago, and Colombia.

Friday, October 03 2008 at 08:00 PM

just saw your note--congrats on getting to travel. It's pretty wonderful, isn't it? Where are you now?

Wednesday, February 27 2008 at 07:00 PM

i remember reading your amazing PS on TLS awhile back - looks like everything worked out pretty well for you! are you thinking darrow or HLS? congrats on all your acceptances.

Wednesday, February 27 2008 at 07:00 PM

yes, i'm leaning towards michigan, and i would love to hear about the letter you got from the professor. thanks!

Congratulations and any advice would be
Wednesday, April 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on your acceptances! How'd you prepare for the LSAT? I'm aiming for the 170s and I just took a diagnostic and got a disappointing 136. Any suggestions? I have six months to study. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!