szerena (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#94 Harvard University Accepted W Type: RA $40,350 Sent: 10/07/06 Rec: 10/17/06 Comp: 11/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/07 Upd: 15 years
#41 Yale University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/01/06 Rec: 11/06/06 Comp: 11/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/05/07 Upd: 15 years
#54 Stanford University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/07/06 Rec: 10/10/06 Comp: 10/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/06 Upd: 15 years
#99 New York University F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 11/02/06 Rec: 11/03/06 Comp: 11/21/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/11/06 Upd: 15 years
#94 Columbia University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/05/06 Rec: 10/09/06 Comp: 10/11/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/27/07 Upd: 15 years
#81 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $120,000 Sent: 10/08/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: 10/28/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/18/06 Upd: 15 years
University of Chicago Accepted W Type: RA $126,800 Sent: 10/07/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: 10/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/07 Upd: 15 years
#73 University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/09/06 Rec: 10/11/06 Comp: 11/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/20/06 Upd: 15 years
#97 Georgetown University F Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/09/06 Rec: 10/11/06 Comp: 10/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/08/06 Upd: 15 years
#83 University of Pennsylvania F Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/08/06 Rec: 10/12/06 Comp: 11/01/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/06 Upd: 15 years
#99 Duke University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/09/06 Rec: 10/11/06 Comp: 10/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 10/26/06 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 180
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.84
  • Degree GPA: 3.83
  • School Type: LAC - top 5
  • Major: social science

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Washington D.C.
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

since i got all these acceptances, i'll add some details for people applying next year, especially the weaknesses that i thought would get me rejected:
i withdrew from 2 classes and took 2 classes pass/fail.
i took two semesters off and did nothing impressive.
i had a six-month period of unemployment after i graduated.

activist leader/ student government
phi beta kappa
2 + years WE, including teaching abroad and public interest paralegal work.

study hard for the lsat- i think it made all the difference for me. good luck to the next applicants!

Additional info & updates

those are chiashu numbers in the left-most column
sent = app transmitted by lsdas
received = report requested by law school or notice of receipt of app

9/21: duke priority track e-mail
9/26: michigan "if we accept you we guarantee 60k toward tuition" e-mail
10/23: duke sent e-mail saying they made a decision
10/26: big acceptance package from duke in the mail. woo hoo! my first law school acceptance.
10/31: happy halloween. i just sent in my yale app.
11/3: received e-mail notice of toby stock phone call. guess i'm complete at harvard.
11/8: accepted at georgetown! small envelope, personalized.
11/10: harvard phone interview
11/18: accepted at michigan, with letter about the 20k.
11/20: e-mail from berkeley yay!
12/6: darrow invite from michigan
12/7: accepted at stanford via phone call 4:37 pm. !!!! still no word from harvard.
12/11: nyu baby! snail mail. also got stanford package.
12/21: penn- 11 am phone call
12/22: full darrow phone call around 11:30 am
1/22: i got into harvard!!! i had given up on them. i'm so happy!
also got into chicago- small, rejection-looking envelope with a fancy logo
3/5: got the call from yale. wow.
3/16: that harvard $ looks like a lot until you realize it's for all 3 years combined :(

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wow...
Monday, June 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

nasty, nasty app. That's all I have to say. Only way it could be better is if you cured AIDS/are Jenna Bush. Best of luck, doubt you'll need it.

fellow 180
Monday, July 24 2006 at 08:00 PM

Incredible numbers, have you decided on your top choice(s)?

wow
Monday, August 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

you got a 180 on the LSAT how did you do that this fall i'll be a freshman as an underg. so what do i have to do to get a 180 on the LSAT

Hey
Friday, September 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Just curious: out of the top 3, which would you attend if accepted to each? Any reason you haven't applied to Yale yet?

Has HLS requested...
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

your report yet? I applied at the same time as you and got an application acknowledgement from them, but no LSDAS report request yet. Hope your apps are going well!

sweet...HLS finally requested
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

we can breathe easier now =)

!!!
Friday, April 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on your Duke acceptance! I wouldn't be surprised if you ended up with a clean sweep!

optional essays
Saturday, October 14 2006 at 08:00 PM

congratulations man. did you do the optional essays for duke and georgetown? i'm curious about whether duke and g-town have some set yield-protection habits like mich and penn. good luck with HYS!

optional essays
Saturday, October 14 2006 at 08:00 PM

congratulations man. did you do the optional essays for duke and georgetown? i'm curious about whether duke and g-town have some set yield-protection habits like mich and penn. good luck with HYS!

Good luck on HLS!
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

I'm sure you'll hear back from them soon.

Congrats on Stanford!
Thursday, July 13 2006 at 08:00 PM

Good luck with the rest of your apps!

bic
Congrats on Stanford!
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yay! That's such great news!

Wow!
Saturday, April 22 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Stanford, thats amazing!

Fellow 180 :)
Friday, December 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Stanford! I'm sure you'll hear from H&Y pretty soon.

darrow?
Friday, January 19 2007 at 07:00 PM

do you remember when you actually sent the darrow essay? I'm curious about how long the decision takes once the essay's sent. thanks!

180??
Sunday, January 21 2007 at 07:00 PM

Alright so you probably get messages all the time asking how you got a 180. I don't want to be one of the masses and ask such a vague question. I would like to know if you took any prep courses? And how much time did you spend preparing? Thanks a bunch, and congratulations. Peter

Ahhh!
Thursday, October 19 2006 at 08:00 PM

Harvard!

Congrats on Harvard!
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Finally! They must've temporarily lost your application or something... Good luck on a sweep!

Congrats on all your acceptances
Sunday, October 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey, I'm making it my personal business to troll for Chicago. Try to make it to ASW. You won't regret it.

Congrats!
Thursday, July 06 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Harvard! How dare they make you wait so long :-)

Congrats!
Thursday, July 06 2006 at 08:00 PM

Well, I feel like a bit of a stalker - but I'm way excited for you anyway! Congrats on the sweep.

QUESTION
Sunday, March 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hello! Big Congrats! Could you provide any studying suggestions, dos and donts?

ttn
Congrats on Yale!
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

That is such awesome news! So are you pretty set on New Haven?

Chicago $
Wednesday, February 28 2007 at 07:00 PM

Could you please provide details here on the Chicago $? That's about twice as much $ as the most I'd previously seen from Chicago.

clarification of Chicago $
Wednesday, May 31 2006 at 08:00 PM

in response to the question about the 126,800 figure- the scholarship is actually 64,000, but if you do public interest in your 1L summer, they add 12,000, and if you do public interest work after you graduate, they add money to their lrap and give you up to 50,000 in lrap money. as they put it: "your overall award might therefore be described as 64,000 (scholarship) + contingent, public interest support of 12,800 + 50,000 (chicago hormel public interest program fellowship) for a total of 126,800. since i'm planning to do public interest during the summers and after i graduate, i think that is an accurate number for me. for someone not planning to do public interest, you would only get 64,000. hope that helps clarify.

ok
Wednesday, February 28 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for clarifying. I got the same award. I basically ignored all the lrap (hpip) stuff in the letter b/c that won't apply to me. Hopefully those details you listed will help others who wander across this profile trying to gather information about potential Chicago scholarship offers. It's confirmed that you didn't get a 180 LSAT mega bonus multiplier... Congrats on the sweep and your incredible opportunities.

YOU 180-er!
Tuesday, April 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

truely nasty app!

YOU 180-er!
Tuesday, April 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

truely nasty app!

great acceptances
Thursday, January 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

hey great numbers and great acceptances. how did you study for the lsat and for how long? any advice for the lsat or the application process? thanks.

Nice to meet you
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

at the YLS ASW (even though I didn't know it was you at the time)!!! So, has Yale reeled you in yet, or might I be seeing you at Stanford next year???