NYCpara (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
College of William and Mary Accepted W Type: RA $14,500 Sent: 12/19/05 Rec: 12/28/05 Comp: 01/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/07/06 Upd: 16 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/04/06 Comp: 01/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Indiana University Bloomington Accepted W Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/30/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/06 Upd: 16 years
Washington and Lee University Accepted A Type: RA $12,000 Sent: 12/19/05 Rec: 01/04/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/31/06 Upd: 16 years
American University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/19/05 Rec: 12/21/05 Comp: 01/12/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/06 Upd: 16 years
Washington University in St Louis Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 12/19/05 Rec: 12/29/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Virginia Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/28/05 Rec: 12/29/05 Comp: 01/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Notre Dame Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/05/05 Rec: 12/06/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/06 Upd: 16 years
George Washington University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/19/05 Rec: 12/20/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/06 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 167
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.29
  • Degree GPA: 3.29
  • School Type: Top 30, Private
  • Major: PolySci/Wmns Studies

Demographic Information

  • City: Somerville
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Chair, Student Government (Judiciary)
-member for 2 years
-started Student Advocacy Group
Founder, Women's Union
Chair, Feminist Alliance
intern, National Org for Women
worked 20 hr/wk Senior Year

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-academic probation, taken off record (but disclosed to all law schools) -- also accounts for poor GPA

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Working as a paralegal at a big law firm in NYC (attended/worked on major trial in Southern District) - 2 years out of college

Additional info & updates

American - Fedex envelope

WashU - email, then two letters a week or so with the acceptance, the other with the Scholarship info

Washington & Lee - Small envelope! So mean! No word on $$ yet...*
*Update: $12,000/yr - yaaaay

Indiana - email

Kind of curious how I'm getting to Lexington to visit W&L, since I'm a New Yorker without a license....hmmm

ND - "Provisional List"...."Please see enclosure". Of course, there is no enclosure, and their prospective students website hasn't been updated to include the Provisional List Form. Awesome.

GW - Rejected. Yawn. Ugly campus, I'm okay with it. No offense if that's your shtick, I'm a cherry blossoms-honor code kinda girl, so...yeah...

Big green packet from W&M!! WOOHOO!! Why oh why must they have their open house on the same weekend as W&L? That's just not right. I guess I'll be making a few trips... I'm not actually complaining. No word on $$ yet, although the tuition at W&L is so high that just looking at regular tuition for W&M is refreshing.*
*Graduate Fellowship: In-state tuition (without having to qualify as a VA resident) for 3 years, plus a $4,000/yr stipend. Go W&M.

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YAY for W&L!!
Friday, August 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats. I am also a NYC Paralegal! Been working in the city for 5 years. Boy would Lexington be a refreshing break. I guess W&L never notified you of complete status either, huh? How did you get notice of your approval? Did they offer any $$? Again, congrats!

Sunday, December 18 2005 at 07:00 PM

American notified via Fedex package -- no email. WashU, however, notified by email almost a week ago, to let me know the acceptance letter was in the mail.

Sunday, December 18 2005 at 07:00 PM

Nope, W&L never sent me a complete email, so I had no idea of my status, since I didn't call. They didn't offer any money outright, but I'm hoping a few phone calls might help a little....And oh my goodness yes, Lexington would be such a reprieve from the City!! It's definitely my top choice right now, but we'll see.

Thursday, January 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on IU! I just got an email saying my file was currently under review. Did you get that same email and how long after did they notify you?

Notre Dame
Tuesday, August 23 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, what gives with Notre Dame's unprofessional letter? The enclosure part made me laugh. What do you think this means exactly? It looks like we're both looking at W&L/ND...oh and don't worry about finding a way to Lexington--they'll pay for your airfare to come visit (as well as your hotel).

RE: Notre Dame
Sunday, December 18 2005 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, did you get their email all of a week later? I'm feeling very slighted, especially looking at the scores of some of their admitted students on this website. Lame. I don't think they thought I was Catholic enough.....probably a good call.... Yeah, the top choices are/were ND, W&L, and W&M. ND's pretty much out -- even if I get in, they won't give me money, and that's kind of necessary. W&M is taking forever, which isn't a good sign. But maybe I'll see you at one of the W&L Open Houses?

Friday, August 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

Heya - I'd be happy to travel with ya down to VA. I'd prefer to go to the 3/25 open house because I think decisions are due 4/3 and I'll need some time to ponder after the visit. I'll write regular email a bit later, or feel free to write me too.

RE: w&l open house
Sunday, December 18 2005 at 07:00 PM

Yes, I had so much fun -- also surprisingly impressed -- the people were SO nice! I'm having a tough time deciding between Washington & Lee and William & Mary...if anyone had any thoughts on the matter, that would be greatly appreciated....

W&L or W&M
Monday, September 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

As a fellow New Yorker (with no driver's license), I opted for W&M for practical reasons -- it's a bit closer to home (Amtrak will get you there in 8 hours), it's cheaper, and also I was very very close to going there for undergrad. My impression is that the professors at W&L are amazing and that the academics are top-notch. However, W&M really stresses teaching practical legal skills, an approach that appeals to me more. I am also a big fan of W&M's "citizen lawyer" concept, which was a big part of my decision as well. I don't think you can go wrong between the two schools, so it's basically a personal choice. If you'd like to talk about this more, feel free to shoot me an email.

Saturday, September 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

Glad to see that another New Yorker is heading to W&L next year

hey :
Monday, March 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey, really quick question, why W&L over W&M. William and Mary isnt ranked as high, but I feel like the reputation and placement rates are significantly better.. just curious, cause I may have to consider both as well.