|#||Law School||Status||Type||$$$||Sent||Received||Complete||Interview Date||Decision||Updated|
|University of Virginia||WL, Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 09/29/06||Rec: 10/02/06||Comp: 10/06/06||Inter: --||Dec: 07/31/07||Upd: 16 years|
|Cornell University F||WL, Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 11/08/06||Rec: 11/18/06||Comp: 01/05/07||Inter: --||Dec: 06/24/07||Upd: 16 years|
|Duke University||Waitlisted||Type: RA||Sent: 09/29/06||Rec: 10/11/06||Comp: 10/27/06||Inter: --||Dec: 02/09/07||Upd: 16 years|
|Washington University in St Louis F||Waitlisted W||Type: RA||Sent: 11/26/06||Rec: 12/07/06||Comp: 12/21/06||Inter: --||Dec: 03/30/07||Upd: 16 years|
|Emory University F||Accepted||Type: RA||$54,000||Sent: 11/26/06||Rec: 11/28/06||Comp: 12/15/06||Inter: --||Dec: 01/16/07||Upd: 16 years|
|West Virginia University||Accepted W||Type: RA||$130,000||Sent: 01/29/07||Rec: 01/30/07||Comp: 02/08/07||Inter: --||Dec: 02/20/07||Upd: 16 years|
|University of North Carolina Chapel Hill||Accepted W||Type: RA||$9,000||Sent: 11/06/06||Rec: 11/06/06||Comp: 12/12/06||Inter: --||Dec: 02/03/07||Upd: 16 years|
|Howard University||Accepted W||Type: RA||$60,000||Sent: 10/10/06||Rec: 10/16/06||Comp: 10/22/06||Inter: --||Dec: 01/01/07||Upd: 16 years|
|George Washington University||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 10/10/06||Rec: 10/12/06||Comp: 10/13/06||Inter: --||Dec: 03/11/07||Upd: 16 years|
|George Mason University F||WL, Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 10/10/06||Rec: 10/12/06||Comp: 11/20/06||Inter: --||Dec: 03/19/07||Upd: 16 years|
|University of Pennsylvania||Rejected D||Type:||Sent: 09/29/06||Rec: 10/06/06||Comp: 10/31/06||Inter: --||Dec: 04/11/07||Upd: 16 years|
|Campbell University F||Accepted W||Type: RA||$75,000||Sent: 11/08/06||Rec: 11/09/06||Comp: 11/09/06||Inter: --||Dec: 11/10/06||Upd: 16 years|
|Washington and Lee University F||Accepted W||Type: RA||$45,000||Sent: 11/06/06||Rec: 11/07/06||Comp: 11/29/06||Inter: --||Dec: 12/21/06||Upd: 16 years|
|University of Michigan Ann Arbor F||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 10/15/06||Rec: 10/25/06||Comp: 11/07/06||Inter: --||Dec: 01/19/07||Upd: 16 years|
Aww thank you. Girl I wish I had that 175 as well...my stats are borderline, but according to friends of mine at hls and yls who have been watching cycles for years, I will get into a good school, prolly a t14 (I PRAY!). We"ll see though. Honestly, I have a feeling that adcoms save a lot of URMs for the middle of the cycle. Hoping that's the case, I've been complete at GULC for almost a full month!
Thanks for the encouragement, I hope you do well also. Do you mind me asking what your LSAT score is?
You asked about my top choices-ideally, it would be the University of Minnesota, as far as ranking is concerned. However, I have a very successful full-time career, and don't want to give up my job, so the part-time programs at University of St. Thomas, William Mitchell and Hamline are ideal. Plus, better financial aid. My family is all over the country, that's why my law school choices are. Anyway, that's probably more than you wanted to know. Thanks for asking.
thanks for your nice note. I am soo wanting to get into HUSL. congrats to u on howard w/scholarship!! u must have awesome #'s
Yay, we are doing big things this cycle! Congrats on your acceptances. And girl, I feel you about waiting for dumb long for UVa (and it seems like loads others) to get back to us. Sigh.
Thank you! I am so thankful! I can't wait to hear from more school... ... Congrats to you on your acceptances and scholarships!!
I know W & L is higher in US news rankings... but which would you say is a better school? I feel like people have been more impressed/excited by my Emory acceptance?? ....I'm just trying to rank the schools as they come so i dont have a huge decision at the end
It's all good, they don't deserve us! :-) Congrats on your acceptances! I would love Emory to send me an acceptance...
Thanks! It's like they read my comment to you! :-) You going to the admitted students day?
Deferral at Pennsylvania, and the money you are getting are solid indicators that you have a strong application. I think you'll get into t20 at least. You shouldn't worry so much! Good luck!
I sent in my apps in November as well, but they didn't go complete until after my December Lsat... I check my email and mail about 90 times a day...when im not checking those, I'm on this site trying to figure out whose decision could possibly come tomorrow! Hang in there!!!! Atleast you got some great acceptances under your belt!:)
No clue! I am really waiting on so many schools! I'm just so stressed waiting. I want to hear from atleast one top top school ! I really have no idea what I'm going to do .
are you leaning toward any school in particular?
haven't heard a thing, actually, which is pretty weird...
Thank you so much for the encouragement! I really appreciate it. I wish you the same! This process is so stressful! I hope you end up at a top choice. Sorry to hear about Duke :( .. they don't know what they're missing out on but hey it isn't over yet!
I've heard no news from UVA, and I've been complete for almost as long as you. I'm kinda bummed. I figure, after being held at Columbia and Harvard, I won't be hearing from anyone else (unless it's a ding) until the April at the earliest. :(
Nothing. I'm expecting a waitlist at this point.
I haven't heard anything either. I think we've been effectively deferred until they can see their entire applicant pool. Hopefully we'll both hear some good news soon. Good luck to you.
I've never visited the law school campus, only the main campus. I have done a lot of research, though, so email me with any questions that you have and maybe i can answer. I'm going there for HUSL's reputation in Civil Rights. Its also a small class size which is nice...lots of things! Let me know what I can answer!
Thanks so much!:) good luck to you as well!
with rest of your pending apps. I hope that you hear from UVa soon and that it's positive news! There are ppl on lsd who have been waiting 23+wks!!! So you are not alone. Also, I'm pretty sure Duke will go to its wl--they are going to get a lot of withdrawls due to the PT thing. They haven't even gotten back to me yet...so I feel you with the waiting. I just want this cycle to be over and figure out where I'll be in the fall.
I am so nervous!! I'm scared to go to my mailbox today! My roommate just decided to go to med school there I am so hoping to get in! Good luck with all your remaining apps! =)
Thanks for the words of encouragment. I am so jealous! Congrats- you are awesome!
to you as well! You've got some pretty nice choices yourself ($$$ @ W&L, Emory, etc), and several decisions pending. Good luck with the rest of your cycle, and thanks again.
Thank you so much! man.. my hopes are way down though... I can't take this process anymore... and I'm basically waiting on all the top schools... 12 more to go ..... blaaah... But best of luck to you! I sincerely hope more great acceptances comes your way!
I wish I could just pass it along. lol I'm sure I heard back quickly b/c I went there for UG. Believe me you can get more bang for your buck elsewhere!! Don't fret, I'm sure you have some more impressive acceptances right around the corner. I'll be rooting for you and checking back in. Best Wishes!!
Yeah, it kinda depends on $$. I dont think Howard is gonna give me any and that would be a deciding factor considering I dont know if I can take another 3 years of DC. How about u?
Yeah, Ill be in miami so ill miss the open house but I go here for undergrad now and to be quite honest Howard Law's campus was not impressive to me at all. The library was very nice but thats about it. I think i mightve had enough of the "black college experience" in undergrad however for those who werent as fortunate, I would highly recommend Howard for law school... And youre right, DC is ultra-expensive for no reason but the living expenses arent as bad when your not payin for school, lol.
W&L is on my short list of schools I am considering. I see you have some quality schools on your list. Which ones are you seriously considering at this point? Yea, I know W&L has the rep about minority numbers, but honestly, I pretty much dealt with that all growing up, so no biggie.
I've heard some shady things about GW, but it is a good school. The visits are really going to clinch this one I think. You have some great options on the table
Just through the grapevine...I've heard the full gambit from kids are nice to a good number of gunners and BIGLAW ambitions. I applied there originally as my top choice, but after hearing about the competitiveness, it has fell on my list. But hey, take what I've heard with a grain of salt
You too...yeah waiting on responses sucks, but at least we both have a lot of good choices so far.
I am seriously considering the school. I'm thinking of practicing in NC, so Campbell would be a good school for a person looking to stay local. I visited the school and liked the small school/town feel. Buies Creek might be a shock if you're used to a living in a city, but it is perfect for me and my family. I grew up in a town about the size of Buies Creek. The major worry I have is the future location of the school. In my interview, they mentioned the law school may be relocating to Raleigh, which would remove it from consideration for me. As for curriculum, trial advocacy seems to be their bread and butter.
sorry about the waitlist...are you going to stay on? good luck with your other pending apps.
I'm visiting Emory this weekend- from research it's my first choice right now.... then after my visit I'm deciding if it's necessary to visit W&L. Also, waiting for financial aid to come in. blaaah this is so stressful.
sorry about the waitlist :( ... where are you leaning?
I told you Howard laws campus wasnt that impressive. Have you totally decided against Howard now?
I feel you.. I like W&L and Emory but im not in love with the schools. I know if i take a year off I'm likely not to go back. So I'm just going to decide.. maybe tranfer.. and HOPEFULLY get off one of these millions of waitlists..... goodluck deciding to you! ... for UVA I'm on the priority out of state waiting list...
I know how you feel. I really wanted T-14....I sort of only applied to the other schools to see if someone would give me full tuition. Emory and W&l seem like great options though.. and I've heard great things about UNC... I'm also considering Fordham... this is such a hard time. I def understand second thoughts! I hope we both find clarity!
You've gotten into some great schools, and even though the rejections are a shock to the system, don't let it make you doubt yourself. You're obviously an accomplished and intelligent woman to be going through all this at 20 - don't stop now! Check out LSD thread on continued letters of interest if you really want to get in GMU or your other WL/Def schools. Stay blessed!
Well, my top choice is my SUPER reach - Temple - but of the reach/target schools, Howard is #1. I visited when I was freshman in college and then again this past November. I have friends that attend now and I really would like to live and work in DC. I've always heard great things about the faculty and checked NALP for recruiting - looks promising, so hopefully my letter of interest to Dean McGahee helps me out. And you don't sound crazy LOL...I've been freaking out over financial aid on LSD for weeks now :)
Nor do I pretend to be. I also do not know what you are trying to do or what your goal is. But I do know that you have been accepted to some very nice schools and waitlisted by some even nicer schools. I believe that you should at least send in a deposit and hold out for one of your T14 waitlist schools and after that time if you decide you would much rather take some time off and improve your candidacy with the hopes of immediate T14 or higher admission then do not attend a school in the fall. But I do not think that you should just give up on the entire process solely due to a few let downs. You seem like a very intelligent young lady and like someone said before at 20, you must have a good head on your shoulders. Maybe you could even travel the world a bit. I wished I would have done more of that in my time off, but I think you will be fine. I wish you the best and I hope that you do what is best for you this fall.
yeah it is indeed real as to much everyone's suprise on here and to anyone else (esp prof at my school). campbell hasnt even sent me fin aid award packet more over their minority is EXTREMELY low like only one black person graduated in 06 kinda low....as far as w*L i got offered 13 tho a year and they are supposed to be mailing me the fin aid award packet this week...as far as from the evironment and community of the schoool i would love that (based on website/brochure) but financially i wouuld think it would be harder on me b/c i cant rely on my parents b/c they are both on disablity and cant give me any money to support me not even in groceries so i dont know how would deal with living expenses and what not..i dont have a car..and coming from a no name school like fmu i dont think it prepared me for the academic level at w8L then again i've heard its easier at those schools versus t4/t3 schools so i'm just really confused and uncertain about alot of things but i think @ the top of my list is nccu, w&l, and usc
i spent my time emptying my heart out on your profile without asking about u...my bad...i know u say in yours that u are pretty open to anything but do u have a few top schools in mind at this point? thanks for the encouragement and good luck and god bless u on your quest to law school :=)
THANKS FOR YOUR INSIGHT/ADVICE.....AT LEAST U HAVE A WHOLE BUFFET OF CHOICES TO CHOICE FROM UNLIKE ME I WISH I HAD APPLIED TO UNC AT CH...BUT I THINK MY SCORE PSYCHED ME OUT FROM APPLYING TO MORE ALONG WITH THE MONEY FOR THE APP FEES..BUT ITS ALL GOOD.
I didn't know you were only 20. I think your age could have played a minor role...I say minor only bc there are also some ppl on lsn your age that have faired better. However, I would definitely take some time off. Relax!!! You are only 20! This will be your only chance to take time off. I totally understand that the prospect of studying for the lsat turns you off, but it may make things better for you and give you options that you are truly excited about. If you don't like any of your schools, you won't be happy and may not do well enough to transfer. I wouldn't risk it. Do what's best for you!!!
happy belated birthday!!!! girl, i'm on my year off now and while my job sucks, my brain is getting much needed rest and now i'm *ready* to go back to school (though i'm sure i'll change my mind a lot during 1L, lol). Kinda leaning towards CLS...but I loved Mich during my visit and is a DEFINITE contender. I'm visiting UVa tomorrow, so hopefully they will present me with something to get me more excited about them. I'm so surprised that you haven't heard from WUSTL yet, I was sure you'd be in by now. And I hope you Cornell app gives you a super positive decision!
One last chance??? It sounds like I'm fighting for my life or something. I said none of the schools I have been accepted at are for me, not that they weren't ranked high enough. Cornell is t-14 but it isn't for me either.
I'll be praying for you too! I hope you make the right choice for you! I know I'm gonna go next year, with me if i get out of school mode I know i'll never want to come back haha.... I'm deciding between Boston College , W&L, and Emory.. ... fordham's out just cause I'm not one who really wants to live in NYC. I'm really really really hoping to get into Cornell.. its my top choice right now...! but if i got into any of the top schools I have left I'd be excited to go ofcourse! buut im visiting W&L and BC soon and I saw Emory.. I think I'll be happy at any of these schools... hey we both still got a chance of getting off some of these waitlists too!
Yay for us getting money at Emory !: )...Hey so you're retaking in June and then if you do poorly ( which i doubt you will! :)) you'll go to W&L?? What are you going to do for the year if you end up doing really well?? and that is such a good idea I sort of want to consider retaking in JUne to see if i can do better .
i wrote to tl about this too... if we retake in June it could improve chances of getting off of waitlists I believe ?
That would be great! I'm anxious to find out if it really helps! =) ..
Thanks for letting me know! looks like I won't be taking the lsat! I hope your decision becomes easier for you!:) I'm sure whatever you decide will work out!
I'm over taking the lsat lol.. after applying to so many schools and now trying to get off waitlists I am spent... I sent in a deposit to W&L due to their early date and ... but I think if I don't get off any waitlists I'll be at Emory in the fall and I'm pretty happy about it! I visited and liked it there and could see myself being happy 3 years there.. but I still hope to get off a waitlist..... what about you?/ what about decided??
I don't know why that message came out so incoherent lol.. bottom line.. no waitlists accept me I'm going to Emory. What decisions have you made? about what you're going to do?
your cycle is over, nice. are you going to post your numbers now? oh also for the year off, consider a Europe tour or perhaps hiking at Mount Kilimanjaro with the Pyramids tour in africa.. i dont know something like that. not sure what your money situtation is like, but if it is tight, i see you live in NC, i would go hiking in the Smokys, i love that park! goodluck with whatever you do.
Good luck with the june lsat. I'll be joining you next cycle I guess.
Thanks for the info about Penn! It's great to see another blk female out here trying to do this law thing. What's your top choices? (btw, how did Duke let you know you were complete?)