Shirin (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Columbia University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/30/05 Rec: 12/01/05 Comp: 01/02/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/06 Upd: 16 years
Cornell University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/29/05 Rec: 01/05/06 Comp: 03/16/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/09/06 Upd: 16 years
Case Western Reserve University F Accepted W Type: RA $99,900 Sent: 12/12/05 Rec: 12/13/05 Comp: 01/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/06 Upd: 16 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/30/05 Rec: 12/01/05 Comp: 12/15/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/11/06 Upd: 16 years
Northwestern University F Accepted A Type: RA $50,000 Sent: 12/29/05 Rec: 01/03/06 Comp: 02/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/06 Upd: 16 years
New York University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/12/05 Rec: 12/13/05 Comp: 01/29/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/20/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Pittsburgh F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 11/30/05 Rec: 12/01/05 Comp: 01/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/06 Upd: 16 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/29/05 Rec: 01/02/06 Comp: 01/27/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/09/06 Upd: 16 years
American University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/30/05 Rec: 12/05/05 Comp: 12/22/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/06 Upd: 16 years
Fordham University Rejected D Type: RA Sent: 11/30/05 Rec: 12/06/05 Comp: 12/15/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/06 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 179
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.25
  • Degree GPA: 3.25
  • School Type: Top 5 Public
  • Major: Liberal Arts

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

master's degree, 4 years WE after undergrad, ordinary UG extracurrics

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To help me keep track till I decide (and in case this helps anyone else:

Georgetown :
May 1 : $250, dean's cert
June 1 : $500

Case :
April 1 : $150
July 1 : $250

Northwestern :
April 28 : $500

Additional info & updates

Sent = transmitted on LSAC
Received = report requested from LSAC
Scholarships = over 3 years

Visits: Case, Pitt (liked Pitt better, but Case is better for what I want to do), American (dinner was good), Georgetown (loved it), Northwestern (loved Chicago)

Northwestern interview on 12/9 went well.

12/15 - Email from Georgetown clarifying something on my app - 2nd email saying she was forwarding everything to the committee!
12/15 - Complete at Fordham via status checker
12/22 - Complete at American per email.
1/2 - Complete at Columbia per email
1/11 - In at Georgetown! Party!
1/17 - I've probably been complete at Pitt for a while, but I just emailed to confirm that fact. Response said decisions will go out at the end of the week.
1/18 - Response from Case to email asking about completion status - probably have been complete a while.
1/20 - Deferral from Fordham - will probably not return the letter of interest - who needs them and their yield-protecting selves?
1/24 - Nice and informative acceptance letter from Pitt. My husband really wants to stay here, so we'll see how much money they offer.
1/27 - Application "under review" per email from Boalt.
1/28 - Acceptance packet, priority mail, from American. They have a joint program with the university in my French hometown that is very interesting...
1/29 - Application complete via late Sunday evening email from NYU. There's no way I haven't been complete there for at least a month.
2/4 - Scholarship letter from Pitt. 10K/year, renewable. Been a slow week!
2/6 - Complete at Northwestern via status check.
2/9 - Acceptance letter from Case Western.
2/11 - Deferral from Columbia. Will sent updated resume and letter of interest. Sad :(
2/14 - Email to check online status, acceptance from Northwestern!!
3/12 - Email from Case Western - full Dean's scholarship - 33,300 a year. Holy CARP. I was getting ready to withdraw and now I don't know what to do.
3/16 - FINALLY complete at Cornell after they lost my first dean's cert. Wonder if I'll get a decision in time?
3/17 - Pitt decided to match the offer from Case, and is now awarding me full in-state tuition. Hot DAMN.
3/22 - So I never returned that Fordham letter of continuing interest, and I'd considered myself withdrawn, but they decided to send me a rejection letter today just for the heck if it. Updating to reflect that so the next person to get a yield protection ding from them doesn't feel alone.
4/3 - Withdrawn from American after visit.
4/9 - Came back from a lovely vacation to find a rejection letter from Berkeley and a deferral from Cornell. BAH!
4/17 - Withdrew from Pitt. Good luck to those on the waitlist!
4/19 - 50K over three years from Northwestern. Back to square one with the decision making process.
4/20 - Waitlisted at NYU.
4/26 - Sending deposit to Northwestern. Will attend unless I get off the Columbia or NYU waitlists before signing a lease in Chicago. OMG, I am going to freeze to death.
5/1 - "Reserve" at Columbia, which is what I was expecting, and what the lady on the phone sort of implied when I called last week. Withdrew from Case (hope they give all that money to someone who needs it) and Georgetown, in an effort to mentally commit myself to NU.
7/1 - Because I never responded to their second waitlist letter ( a deferral and then TWO waitlistings, from one school!), Columbia thinks I'm withdrawn. Fine by me, we'de signed a lease in Chicago.
7/7 - Cornell deferred me 3 months ago and just now got around to waitlisting me. Withdrawing.

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Georgetown!!!
Tuesday, May 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats man!!!! Maybe I will see you there!

Edit
Tuesday, May 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Sorry for the "man" comment. I know you are a woman :-)

Thanks!
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks everyone! It's nice to finally get some comments. The status check went to decision on Monday - letter came in today's (Wednesday's) mail in the standard off-white envelope.

not yet ...
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

It looks like I can't log in quite yet. Maybe once they're sure everyone has gotten their letters?

Berkeley
Monday, December 26 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Georgetown, you give me some hope. I applied earlier to Berkeley, so I hope I can return the favor.

Harvard
Wednesday, August 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

Is there a reason you haven't applied to Harvard? They may be willing to overlook your GPA since you have a masters and several years of work experience. The 179 probably wouldn't hurt either. Congrats on Georgetown.

Ahh, Harvard
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I didn't think I'd have a realistic chance, and finances are a little too tight to make a donation. I am second guessing myself now, but I'm not sure I have time to get an app in?

Fordham
Tuesday, December 06 2005 at 07:00 PM

Oh, you have no reason to worry about Fordham! I\\\'d be shocked if they turned you down!! Maybe they\\\'ll take the both of us: my GPA can offset yours and your LSAT can offset mine?? :D Nice to know that someone else got that e-mail!

Deferral??
Tuesday, December 06 2005 at 07:00 PM

Damn, deferred at Fordham?? That's nuts! I'm sensing a ding in my immediate future. :( Congrats on G-town!! :)

No ...
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

But this screen name is for Shirin Ebadi (if you're asking, I'm sure you know who she is). I want to work in/on international women's rights, and she's always been an inspiration for me (that sounds trite. But it's true).

wow
Saturday, August 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

that's some lsat score. howd you do it? really?

Georgetown v. American
Thursday, March 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey- just wondering if you are still seriously considering American now that you've been admitted to Georgetown (Congrats on that btw!). If you aren't still looking at American can you please consider withdrawing. Thanks alot.

American
Thursday, March 02 2006 at 07:00 PM

No prob, thanks alot for the reply. Enjoy your trip to DC- its an amazing city!

GTown
Sunday, March 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Georgetown. Please withdraw from Cornell for those of us still in it.