ohtheplacesyoullgo (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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 Rejected D Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Columbia University Accepted W Type: RA $50,000 Sent: 01/03/08 Rec: -- Comp: 02/28/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/08 Upd: 14 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 01/03/08 Rec: -- Comp: 02/06/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/08 Upd: 14 years
Stanford University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/08 Upd: 14 years
New York University Accepted W Type: RA $50,000 Sent: 01/03/08 Rec: -- Comp: 02/04/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/12/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/16/08 Rec: -- Comp: 02/13/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/08 Upd: 14 years
University of California Los Angeles Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 01/06/08 Rec: -- Comp: 01/31/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/08 Upd: 14 years
Loyola Law School Accepted W Type: RA $82,500 Sent: 01/20/08 Rec: -- Comp: 02/20/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/08 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 167
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.65
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: California
  • Race: URM
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Pretty good resume.

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I cannot stress the importance of the personal statement enough, especially if you're borderline. My advice would be to not merely convey what you have *done* but who you *are,* the former is usually easy and boring. You should make the reader feel something. How else will you distinguish yourself from so many other candidates with similar numbers, if not through your writing?

To URM applicants: PLEASE start early. I think I hurt my chances at places like Stanford and Harvard by dedicating so little time to the LSAT and submitting my applications so late in the cycle.

Additional info & updates

Updates:

06-01-08 Accepted Boalt, because they made me a better offer. Very happy to call myself a Boalt student!

04-17-08 Surprise acceptance @ Columbia Law. Omg so late in the cycle though. Will visit.

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In March, I withdrew from several schools after being accepted to NYU. Not all though, since financial aid is another important consideration for me.

Leaning towards Boalt, because I love Boalt!

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Congrats!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On the acceptances!

PS
Sunday, December 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on a successful cycle. I see your personal statement was well admired. Do you have any advice on writing a personal statement? I am applying Fall 08. Anything will help. Email me if possible =) Thanks.

Loyola
Thursday, February 28 2008 at 07:00 PM

How long after acceptance did you receive scholarship offer from Loyola?

Congrats!
Monday, October 01 2007 at 08:00 PM

On Columbia!

PS
Monday, May 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on Cal Berkeley! I agree, the Personal Statment can make all the difference. My numbers aren\'t stellar but when I interviewed for a scholarship at the school I\'m attending, both panels commented on my personal statement and how fascinated they were with it (described my experience as a Hospice Nurse and how it has shaped my life). Hope you enjoy Boalt.

Congrats
Thursday, January 24 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on your cycle, I\'m glad it worked out well for you. I see you commented on the importance of the PS; if you\'re open to share, I\'d love to hear what you have to say. Thanks.

columbia
Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

If you don't mind me asking, what aspects of Berkeley swayed you over Columbia? Thanks!