phoenix323 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#3 University of the Pacific F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/25/10 Comp: 02/18/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/22/10 Upd: 14 years
#85 Santa Clara University F Accepted A Type: RA $33,000 Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/25/10 Comp: 02/05/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/10 Upd: 14 years
#35 University of California Davis F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/25/10 Comp: 02/05/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/30/10 Upd: 14 years
#20 University of Minnesota Twin Cities F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/25/10 Comp: 01/27/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#35 University of Wisconsin Madison Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/25/10 Comp: 01/29/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/10 Upd: 14 years
#98 University of San Francisco F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/27/10 Comp: 02/09/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/10 Upd: 14 years
#61 University of San Diego F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/28/10 Comp: 02/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#65 Penn State University (Dickinson) F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 01/24/10 Rec: 01/26/10 Comp: 01/26/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/04/10 Upd: 14 years
#100 Hofstra University F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 01/24/10 Rec: 01/25/10 Comp: 01/28/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/10 Upd: 14 years
#4 Golden Gate University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 02/03/10 Comp: 02/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/20 Upd: 14 years
#45 American University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/25/10 Rec: 01/26/10 Comp: 01/29/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/10 Upd: 14 years
#39 University of California Hastings F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/27/10 Comp: 02/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/03/10 Upd: 14 years
#5 New York University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/24/10 Rec: 02/05/10 Comp: 02/18/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/03/10 Upd: 14 years
#20 Boston University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/24/10 Rec: 01/27/10 Comp: 02/01/10 Inter: -- Dec: 04/03/10 Upd: 14 years
#26 Boston College F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/24/10 Rec: 01/25/10 Comp: 01/25/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/10 Upd: 14 years
#18 University of Southern California F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/24/10 Rec: 01/25/10 Comp: 02/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/19/10 Upd: 14 years
#30 Fordham University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 02/02/10 Comp: 01/29/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/10 Upd: 14 years
#15 University of California Los Angeles Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/24/10 Rec: 01/27/10 Comp: 02/08/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/18/10 Upd: 14 years
#28 College of William and Mary F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/24/10 Rec: 01/27/10 Comp: 02/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/19/10 Upd: 14 years
#20 Emory University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/25/10 Comp: 02/02/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/18/10 Upd: 14 years
#87 DePaul University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/27/10 Comp: 02/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/08/10 Upd: 14 years
#61 Lewis and Clark College F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/27/10 Comp: 01/28/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/10 Upd: 14 years
#28 George Washington University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/25/10 Rec: 02/02/10 Comp: 02/02/10 Inter: -- Dec: 03/08/10 Upd: 14 years
#23 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/24/10 Rec: 01/26/10 Comp: 01/26/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/26/10 Upd: 14 years
#6 University of California Berkeley F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/24/10 Rec: 01/25/10 Comp: 02/03/10 Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/10 Upd: 14 years
#77 Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) F Pending Type: RA Sent: 01/23/10 Rec: 01/24/10 Comp: 02/01/10 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 153
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.5
  • Degree GPA: 3.7
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: English

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: African-American
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Worked Full-Time for four years, 2 as a licensed broker.
Licensed Activity Director
Academy of American Poets
Phi Alpha Delta
Spanish Conversation Club
Active in church
Worked while in school
Studied opera for 12 years.

Cycle as of 5/2:
Accepted: 7
Rejected: 11
Waitlisted: 7

Believe in yourself, stay positive, and anything is possible!!!

Additional info & updates

***Choice numbers are the 2009 USNWR Rankings or Tier number.***

I dealt with numerous medical issues and had to withdraw from college for 4 years. The grades I received while I was ill really screwed up my GPA. We'll see how this cycle goes. Good luck to everyone!

1/27: Made a mistake on all 26 law school applications. I am emailing them all to explain and to add an addendum. Ugh!!!

1/29: "In Review" at Wisconsin. I'm am thinking positive thoughts!!! Badger power!!!

2/1: "In Review" at Chicago-Kent

2/3: "Under Review" at Berkeley

2/3: "Under Review" at Penn State

2/5: "In Committee" at Santa Clara

2/5: "Decision Made" at American (thinking positive thoughts...positive thoughts...positive thoughts...)

2/9: "File with admissions committee" at Hofstra.

2/10: Accepted at American!!!!!! Big envelope in the mail. My first acceptance! I am so blessed!!!!

2/11: Decision letter mailed from DePaul (am I Chicago bound?)

2/16: Waitlisted at DePaul via snail mail. At least it's not a rejection. I am still thrilled about my cycle so far!

2/18: I am finally complete at all 26 schools! Now the serious waiting begins. On another note, I've been reflecting on what a formative experience this process has been. I see so much negativity out there, here and on TLS, but when I reflect on my life and where I used to be, I can't help but be joyful! I am so incredibly blessed! I am truly appreciate all of the positivity coming from you all and I will return it one hundred fold. God luck to everyone!!!

...Also "In Review" at UIUC!!! Come on, Chi-town!!!! Break me into the T-30!!!

2/22: In Hofstra via e-mail and status checker!!!! Yay! I have choices!...Still haven't received the official snail mail package as of 2/27.

2/25: The big NO from Berkeley. I can't lie, it stings. I haven't gotten any acceptances from my home state of CA. : (

Oh well, MUST stay positive!

2/26: Waitlisted at UIUC. I feel blessed to be considered at a T25 school. I will definitely be sending a LOCI to this school!

Ok...Kind of a hard week. I need to emotionally recharge this weekend.

2/27: In at Lewis & Clark!! Wasn't expecting any mail and was surprised by a big white envelope! My status checker is still showing "Application Complete." I am excited. I finally got into a school on the West Coast. Spirits are officially lifted!

3/4: In at Penn State via status checker!!! I thought this was going to be a quiet week. I have family in PA so this is good! : )

3/8: Came home to a thin white envelope from GW. Out.

3/12: Kind of a crappy week. Only one response, i.e. the ding from GW. I seriously thought I'd be hearing back from some more schools since seat deposits are coming up...
Gotta stay positive.

3/16: In at USF via e-mail and status checker. Mildly interested to see if I will get some big money from them.

Also,received zero scholly money from Lewis & Clark. Withdrawing for that reason. Also withdrawing from DePaul since I have no desire to go there.

Waiting for some of my reaches to come through. Otherwise it's looking like American for me!

3/18: Waitlisted at Emory via e-mail. I'm kinda happy to be considered at a T20 school.

3/19: Waitlisted at W&M. Stoked to have survived the bloodbath today!

In other news, I feel like I have entered a waitlist wasteland. I wonder what all these waitlists will actually mean. With my numbers I am lucky to even be waitlisted. Maybe this is a lesson of patience. I can wait...

No money at American. Will probably be withdrawing.

3/20: In at Golden Gate and out at UCLA. Neither one of these were surprises. Both came via USPS.

3/22: Waitlisted at UW, my dream school. Sent LOCI. In at Santa Clara.

3/23: Rejected from Fordham on my birthday. Awesome.

4/3: Opened my mailbox and had FOUR rejections: BC, BU, NYU, and Hastings. They were super reaches, but it still hurt bad to get them all in the same day. Hopefully this week will be better.

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Thanks a ton
Monday, March 09 2009 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck in your cycle as well and thanks for the congrats.

Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

omg! That sucks that you made a mistake!!! aHHH! at least you caught it. Hope everything goes well-We applied to some of the same schools! good luck!

Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

thanks! I've been kind of shocked this whole time... but glad!

Thank You!
Sunday, December 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for your very gracious comment! This cycle has been somewhat disenchanting so your comment was quite uplifting! I have been doing mostly attorney work at my law firm for three years, have 8 years of military experience and great reference letters from Ivy League educated attorneys that I work for, yet a 4-hr standardized test score is deciding my fate. Don't you just hate that???? :)

similar
Tuesday, August 04 2009 at 08:00 PM

hey good luck to you. we're pretty similar in numbers so i'll be looking at your profile in the future. whats your top choice?

Tuesday, August 04 2009 at 08:00 PM

no real top choice. but i would be ecstatic if i got accepted to illinois, cardozo or loyola marymount

Thank You 2!
Sunday, December 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thank you again for your comment! I am hopeful as well! Good luck to you in your cycle! I wish you the best!

in the same boat
Monday, August 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

I'm sure you'll do fine. Don't sweat it! With similar numbers, we're bound to hopefully end up somewhere!

Thanks...
Tuesday, September 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

good luck to you too... Hopefully we both get into all the schools we want!

Monday, June 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the comment and good luck to you as well! I'll be sure to keep an eye on your profile.

Thanks!
Friday, January 29 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for your words of encouragement. They are VERY much appreciated! Good luck with your cycle!

Wednesday, December 09 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hey thanks a lot and best of luck to you as well! Hope you get the Wisconsin acceptance you're hoping for.

Good Luck
Saturday, January 23 2010 at 07:00 PM

We applied to alot of the same schools. I put you on my watch list. Good luck to you as well. I'm kinda nervous about American, my file was only in review for like 2-3 days.

Good luck!
Friday, September 04 2009 at 08:00 PM

Ha! Had I know we could have a side wager. Good luck on the rest of your cycle. Nice to see more musicians on LSN.

Wednesday, February 03 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! Good luck in your cycle, hope you get into the schools you want!

Thank you
Friday, November 13 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for your kind message. Though your LSAT is not very strong, your GPA and personal experience will help offset that. Best of luck to you!

Monday, December 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! Good luck to you too!

shs
Good Luck
Wednesday, December 16 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the comments. I am hoping that my softs can get me into my top choice (William and Mary). My 1st two replies were acceptances with scholarships so hopefully that will take some of the sting out of the schools I am pretty sure will send denials.

Thanks!
Wednesday, November 11 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hi! Thanks for the kind words! I wish you luck, as well. And let me tell you, I would sell my soul for your numbers! You will DEFINITELY get in to several schools! Best luck, keep me posted!

Tuesday, October 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

i agree!! good luck!

good luck
Saturday, January 05 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the well wishes. Good luck and hopfully you get in where you want.

Good Luck!
Sunday, August 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thank you for the well wishes! It is good to see another positive person on LSN as well! You will definitely do well, good luck to you!

Friday, August 14 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks!!!! I can't really complain about my cycle that much so far. Good luck to you as well! :)

Thanks
Sunday, December 27 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the well wishes. I'm having a hard time making a choice and I don't think I've applied to half as many schools as you have. My strategy was to look at the states I wouldn't mind living in and then applying to the ones where I was close to or above their 75%. I realize that this "playing it safe" mentality might be selling myself a little short but after being out of school for almost a decade I think I'll feel a little better knowing that I'm well qualified to go to whichever school I pick - which is now the issue. While I think I'd prefer to live in Charlotte and I like their "experiencial" approach, the school is provisionally accredited. The scholarship award from St. Thomas means that all I'd have to cover is living expenses and transportation to the school (it's about an hour away) so it's pretty tempting. I'll be visiting the school next week and desperately hoping that I fall madly in love with it to make my decision easier and makes me forget that they are lower in the rankings. I'm looking for any advice from anyone to help me out here but I don't know where to look!!! But, thanks again. I wish you the best of luck on your cycle. It looks like you're just playing the waiting game at this point and I know how harrowing that can be...

American
Saturday, January 23 2010 at 07:00 PM

I got my decision today, you should be getting yours soon. Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 26 2010 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you too!! Thinking good thoughts for you on American... with all this snow we've been getting it might take a little longer to get there. But I hope the decision arrives soon!! GOOD LUCK!!

Thank you!
Saturday, September 12 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the kind encouragement, and congrats, yourself, on American! I think your numbers should get you a fair number of thick envelopes. Good Luck! P.S. FWIW, I saw your opera entry; my big sister was a classmate of Kathleen Battle at UC CCM back in the day.

Thanks and Congrats!
Monday, July 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate it. And congratulations on American! They seem to reply quickly. At least with acceptances. You must be thrilled. I'm sure you'll have many more big packets, I'm sure.

Congrats
Saturday, January 23 2010 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on American. Do you know when they send out scholarship info?

Congrats on American!
Sunday, June 15 2008 at 08:00 PM

I'm glad you got accepted to American. I got waitlisted but am still optimistic! I love how efficient and fast American is. Best of Luck to the rest of your schools!

Thanks
Monday, December 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

Feels like I have been waiting forever for WVU. Hoping to hear from the rest soon. Just glad to have one acceptance already.

Thanks.
Saturday, August 22 2009 at 08:00 PM

I appreciate it, congrats on American!

Thanks!
Saturday, November 07 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for the kind words. I hope things go well for you too! You are in at American, where I would kill to attend. Well, not kill. But it would be nice! ;)

Thank You!
Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good Luck to you as well...

Thanks!
Friday, October 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats. Good luck on the rest of the cycle. Especially your top choice. You should be hearing back from many schools soon!

Good luck!
Wednesday, February 10 2010 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you too! We both seem to be off to a good start! I am going to add you to my watch list :) All the best

Thanks!
Friday, January 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Hi, thanks for your kind comment! The waiting is definitely a pain. I'm looking forward to getting things figured out and finally starting school in the fall! Best of luck to you!

Saturday, January 30 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your kind comment and best of luck on your cycle. Congrats on your acceptance at American!

Sunday, October 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thank you phoenix! And good luck with the rest of your cycle. I will send as many good vibes your way as I can...you more than deserve them! This is our time!

You're on your way to the top
Wednesday, October 21 2009 at 08:00 PM

With an acceptance to American, it's all gonna work out for you! Thanks for your encouragement. Good luck on the rest of your cycle. Don't obsess too much about that error, it happens to everyone.

Friday, September 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks so much! I hope you get accepted to all your top choices as well! Best of luck and maybe I'll see you at Illinois! :-)

thanks and good luck to you as well!!
Monday, January 18 2010 at 07:00 PM

...with school and the opera too! :D

Thank You
Tuesday, April 07 2009 at 08:00 PM

I worked pretty hard to get those little acceptances next to the schools haha I'm sure you will have a great cycle your self. Good Luck and don't let any waitlists or rejections slow you down. You'll get into some amazing schools!

Monday, August 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey thanks for the message. You deserve the same congrats American is a great school. So CONGRATS :-D.

Outstanding
Saturday, November 28 2009 at 07:00 PM

Good luck as you decide the school to attend. Your positive message is inspiring. I too feel blessed and only have two acceptance so far :o)

I'm in, too!
Monday, July 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

Again, thanks for your kind words. I got into American, too. First and only acceptance so far. More to come...

Goodluck
Sunday, July 19 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good Luck to you! 25 schools?! You will have MANY options.

Thanks!
Wednesday, February 17 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thank you! Good luck with your application cycle as well!!

Monday, January 18 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! I appreciate it; good luck to you too!

Congrats to you too
Thursday, December 17 2009 at 07:00 PM

Congrats to you too. Good luck with the rest of your apps.

Thanks!
Thursday, November 20 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for the encouragement, and congrats on American! I'm sure you have an amazing cycle ahead. Good luck! :)

Sunday, January 31 2010 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your American acceptance! Hope the rest of your cycle goes well!

Awesome!
Saturday, February 06 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for the encouraging words. Good luck with your applications!

Thanks
Wednesday, February 17 2010 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you as well!

Thanks & Good Luck
Saturday, September 19 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words, I have definitely been very blessed with my acceptances. Good luck with your cycle! Hope you find yourself very happy with your options when all is said and done :)

Thanks!
Friday, November 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, it's great to have the waiting over, but now the decision making begins. I'm heading down to Georgia tomorrow to check out Mercer and interview for the Woodruff scholarship, so we'll see how that goes. Thanks again and good luck with the rest of your apps.

Thank You!!
Thursday, September 17 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thank you very much. Congrats on your acceptances as well... Isn't it good to have choices? God is good.

Thanks!
Wednesday, January 20 2010 at 07:00 PM

It's good to know where I'm going, but I'm still curious as to how the rest of my cyle would have turned out. You've started out nicely as well. I'll keep an eye on you!

Tuesday, February 09 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! The torture of applying post-december, LOL. I am bracing myself. I took a risk with my choices, but I am leaving it all in God's hands! <3 Best of luck to you too!

GOOD LUCK!!!!
Thursday, August 06 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thank you phoenix! Good luck in your cycle and good luck in Boston as well!!

Monday, February 22 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words! I wish you luck on the duration of your cycle. And congrats to you on American, that's amazing!

Illinois
Wednesday, February 10 2010 at 07:00 PM

I just got the waitlist e-mail from Illinois as well... I wasn't the happiest but I'm glad to be considered! My status at DePaul changed to decision letter sent so we shall see if my decision resembles yours there too. Good luck with the rest of your cycle!

Saturday, February 06 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks, good luck with your cycle as well. I can see you have quite a few more acceptance letters to receive.

Tuesday, February 16 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks Phoenix! Good luck to you! This is such a tough nail-biting time!

Thanks!
Tuesday, October 20 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good luck on the rest of your cycle!

Monday, March 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

Hey there, thanks for the comment. Congrats on the acceptances you've already gotten and best of luck with those to come!

Looks like a good cycle...
Saturday, February 13 2010 at 07:00 PM

Very impressive up to this point. And congrats on Penn St.!

Monday, March 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

USD file went complete on 2/4. Thanks for the good luck wish.

hey
Friday, January 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

best of luck to you too!

Thursday, May 14 2009 at 08:00 PM

hey! best of luck to you too!

Congrats on Penn St.
Monday, July 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

But that's too bad about GW. At least you're still in at American in D.C. Are you strongly considering AU?

American
Monday, July 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

American's very high for me. I'd be very happy there if I don't get into any of my further reach schools. I'm excited about D.C. as I've enjoyed it every time I visited.

Monday, March 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

Sorry to hear you had a quiet week, but no news is good news, I suppose. I think things will pick up for the both of us over the next month.

Monday, March 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

How did you find out about Wisconsin?

Monday, March 01 2010 at 07:00 PM

I went complete at Davis 2/8, but I took the Feb. LSAT so that probably moves my complete date back about a month.

Thanks!
Sunday, March 07 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thakns! Congrats to you as well! I found out I got a scholly to UDC and I just got my acceptance to American today, how long did it take you to hear about $$$ from there?

good luck
Thursday, January 07 2010 at 07:00 PM

Hey, We have a somewhat similar profile. Do you think you will be waiting it out for Emory as well?

I feel you on the Waitlist Wasteland
Wednesday, April 14 2010 at 08:00 PM

HI!! We have similar scores and GPA. Just wondering, have you made a final decision? If you aren't gonna take that spot at Emory, LET ME KNOW!! LOL