*10/21/09 - all my applications are sent, but waiting on 2 professor recommendations.
*10/22/09 - 2 recs in, waiting on the last one. uc berkeley notified me that my application is under review. yikes!
*10/26/09 - all LORS submitted to lsac
*10/29/09 - under review at harvard...
*11/05/09 - huh, I went under review at harvard about a week ago, but just now received the application complete email. So that makes me feel a bit better about not receiving a jr1, when others with similar numbers on TLS have already received theirs.
*11/06/09 - Georgetown status checker still shows "Application under review, but" updated to "11/05/09" and showed mailing having been sent yesterday. There was no description alongside the mailing, just the date. I am hoping this means that in a few days the status will change to decision rendered, and the mailing is an acceptance letter that will be waiting in my mailbox on monday.....
EDIT: Just received JR1 email
*11/09/09 - "Decision rendered" at Georgetown, didn't get anything in the mail though.
*11/12/09 - Accepted letter from GULC, nice personal note at the bottom :)
JR1!!! It lasted 14 minutes 15 seconds. He asked me what I was going to be working on from here to graduation, so I talked about my classes and one of my most important EC's. Then asked why I wanted to go to law school. And finally why HLS. Then I asked a couple questions, and then it was over. I hope it went well. He said he hoped they could get me a decision in a few weeks.
*11/16/09 - Michigan status checker says "Decision" and I can log into the accepted students' website. Nice! Edit- Received large packet in the mail as well. No "Why Mich."
Edit: received acceptance email from Duke at 4:43 pm. Status checker hadn't updated since 11/02. Non Priority-Track, no "Why Duke."
*11/20/09 - Received large envelope from Duke with viewbook, scholly application etc.
*11/23/09 - OMGOMGOMGOMG JR2!!!!!!! IN AT HARVARD!!!!!! CAN THIS BE REAL????? AHHHHH!!!!!!
edit: withdrew from all schools that I definitely wouldn't take over Harvard. It was painful to withdraw from Berkeley because it had been my #1 (tied with columbia) assuming I didn't get in to HYS. But with the skyrocketing tuition, I had to be realistic. Anyway, I am glad to not be taking others' spots at those schools. :)
*12/1/09 - Housing info mailing from Michigan
*12/3/09 - physical acceptance packet from Harvard
*12/7/09 - In at NYU via mailed purple packet.
Cute email from HLS Dean Martha Minow welcoming me to the class of 2013.
*12/15/09 - So, this is unrelated to law schools I guess, but exciting nonetheless- I was accepted to the program I wanted for next summer/fall...not gonna leave a lot of details here now, but suffice it to say this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and rather than joining the class of 2013 at whatever school I choose, I'll be a member of the class of 2014. :)
*12/16/09 Under review at chicago finally. Now I'm not expecting to hear anything for a while.
*12/17/09 Nice followup letter from Dean of Duke Law
*12/21/09 home for christmas!! received invitation to apply for a Darrow scholarship at Michigan. Not sure if I'm going to.
*1/8/10 asked Dean Zearfoss for an extension on my Darrow application. She gave me til the 15th, which is a lot more than I was expecting!
*1/11/10 sent updated grades to LSAC, let's see how long it takes them to process and here's hoping no decisions are made between now and then
*1/14/10 in at Chicago via phone call from Dean Perry
*1/15/10 HOLY SHIT FULL DARROW. (full tuition stipend at Michigan) well now i really dont know what to do
*1/25/10 In at Columbia via large green envelope!
*1/26/10 Received Darrow offer in writing. I dont know what to do I dont know what to do.... Having to keep a 2.0 is sort of meh when compared to HP/P/LP at Harvard...I mean hopefully I can keep a 2.0, but they say grades are so arbitrary, so I dunno. And doesn't Harvard provide funding for summer PI work? still T10 for free is enticing. I'm going to the Mich 3/25-27 and Harvard 4/10-12 admit weekends so maybe I'll know then. Going up to NYC at some point to look at nyu/cls too just to make sure I'm not missing out on anything... O.O
*1/29/10 Columbia admitted students packet is much more attractive than the initial acceptance packet, lol
*2/1/10 First ding! Yale says no. Completely expected, because of my TTT 250 and lack of game-changing softs. Came via skinny envelope.
*2/12/10 Invited to apply for dean's scholarship at NYU. why not, right?
Also invited to interview for merit scholarship at g'town.
*2/22/10 90k Dean's Scholarship from Duke
*2/23/10 Merit scholly phone interview with a Georgetown alum. Very informal, just talked about why I want to go to lawl school and why I like gulc, what his experiences were at the school, where else I'm looking and other offers, etc.
Edit: $60,000 merit scholly from Chicago! arrived via emailed pdf
*3/3/10 Named as an "Alternate" for scholly at georgetown, withdrew immediately. Too bad, if they threw the big bucks at me I would have considered it, but I guess they didn't want to.
*3/4/10 withdrew from CLS - I'm going to have to make this choice somehow, right? Also, sent Stanford LOCI.
*3/9/10 $62,500 from NYU!!! (25k the first two years, 12.5k the third year) But, a) the scholarship doesn't defer and I'm set on deferring, and b) the deposit deadline is 4/2/10 - before I'll have visited UChi or HLS. So... I think I'll sit on it for a few days, ask for a deposit extension..but probably then withdraw :-/
*3/29/10 NYU refused to give me a deadline extension, so I withdrew. :(
HLS's admit weekend isn't even over, but I'm already committed. I have had an amazing time. I've loved HLS every bit as much as I loved Michigan while I was there - everyone I've met has been totally cool, friendly, interesting and down to earth. Even if Harvard DIDN'T have all the amazing class offerings, clinics and outstanding faculty, I'd want to go here on the basis of the current students and other admits alone. I had my douche-o-meter out, but I've only encountered one or two (and what law school isn't going to have a few a-holes?). The administrators have been incredibly illuminating, friendly and helpful. After visiting a smaller school this weekend as well (I went to Chicago's ASW on Thursday and Friday and didn't like it nearly as much) I'm really looking forward to going to a "big" law school (about the same number of students as my undergrad, hahaha!). This is it for me - it's going to be really hard to turn down the money at Michigan, but I couldn't be happier to join the HLS class of 2014*!!!!
*(2014 because I'm deferring,not because I can't do math hehe)