working925 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Washington University in St Louis F Accepted W Type: RA $102,000 Sent: 09/19/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/12/08 Upd: 13 years
Harvard University Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 10/16/08 Upd: 13 years
Lewis and Clark College PT Accepted A Type: RA $95,800 Sent: 10/15/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/09 Upd: 13 years
University of Chicago F Accepted W Type: RA $42,000 Sent: 09/19/08 Rec: -- Comp: 09/29/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/23/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Accepted W Type: RA $141,000 Sent: 10/10/08 Rec: -- Comp: 11/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/04/08 Upd: 13 years
Duke University F Accepted W Type: $60,000 Sent: 09/19/08 Rec: -- Comp: 09/29/08 Inter: -- Dec: 10/03/08 Upd: 13 years
University of Virginia F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/19/08 Rec: -- Comp: 09/29/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/01/08 Upd: 13 years
Vanderbilt University F Accepted W Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/01/08 Rec: -- Comp: 10/06/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/21/09 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 171
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.85
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Social Science

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: mutt
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Good luck everyone!

Scholarships:

L&C: Full tuition part time (four years). Depends on 2.95 cumulative GPA.

MI: Full tuition full time, plus $7500 stipend after first year. Good academic standing required, and must have full course load every semester.

Duke: $60k over three years, full time. Tuition is $42/yr this year, so that is almost half tuition. Checked merit only on form.

WUSTL: Did not complete required Finaid paperwork. Withdrew before $ offer. $ Offer by email 3/11/09.

Chi: $42,000 over three years, which is about 1/3 tuition.

Vanderbilt: $60,000 over three years, which is almost 1/2 tuition.

GENERAL ADVICE:
Don't rely on LSN too much! I was surprised by big money from more selective schools, and had to beg my way in to a school where I thought I was a shoo-in for money.
There is a random element in admissions, and you just can't do too much planning until you get that acceptance letter and scholarship offer in your hand. LSN is a GREAT tool for getting you in the ballpark, but that's all.
Cast your net wide and try not to worry/obsess too much.
Good luck!!

Additional info & updates

Fee Waivers:
Michigan by mail ~September 1
WUSTL by email September 4
U VA by email September 5
Vanderbilt by email September 12
U Chi by mail September 19
Duke hidden

Decisions:
Duke: Email acceptance 10/3/08. Received packet with application for aid ~10/10/08. States that "official acceptance" and any scholarship offer will be sent in January. Returned mid-January; chose merit only, not need. Schol offer 2/9/09.

VA: Phone acceptance 12/1/08. Status checker changed to decision on 12/4/08. Never completed finaid info.

MI: Mail acceptance 12/4/08. 12/22/08 Invite to be considered for Darrow scholarship by sending essay. Due 1/9/08, 500 words. Essay to be on "why law school" and "what is ideal educational environment." 1/23/09 offered full Darrow.

WUSTL: Email acceptance 12/12/08. "the Scholarship Committee is considering your file for one of our Scholars in Law Awards." Got email ~Feb 1st requesting fin aid pprwk. Withdrew 2/12/09.

Chi: Status checker to decision 12/23/08. Acceptance by email same day. Scholarship offer rec'd by mail 2/9/09.

Vanderbilt: Sent LOCI 1/15/08. Decision mailed 1/21/09. Acceptance package 1/23/09. Scholarship letter by mail 3/10/09.

Lewis and Clark: Mail acceptance 2/6/09 with scholarship. Applied part time so I could clerk days (after 1L).

Harvard: Received email 10/16/08 that app is complete and decisions will continue through April. Count as deferral.

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Nice
Wednesday, July 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Clever name, good luck on this cycle

Friday, February 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Duke!

Duke PT
Sunday, August 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

I got the invite to apply PT after my app was in, so I think it was included in the program anyway.

Wednesday, October 22 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on Duke!

Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

way to go...congrats on virginia!

Sunday, June 22 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats to you too! A couple of great acceptances so far... hopefully they will continue for you.

Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

congrats on u mich!

congrats!
Wednesday, April 30 2008 at 08:00 PM

On Michigan!

Friday, October 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

thanks - and congrats on some fantastic acceptances so far! i'm not gonna reveal anything (yet) but i definitely have at least one case of decision envy when i see where you're at! :)

Friday, October 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

thanks! (vandy will come through for you soon) you know people keep saying that about hys but i'm just gonna be a skeptic until i have a letter in hand! :) [oh hey congrats on chicago...that's huge...i was complete about a month after you so i'm hoping i'll be hearing soon]

Friday, October 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

haha yeah it was a good day - and don't put impossible visions in my head! and by the way, where the hell is vandy at? want me to put in a good word?

Saturday, December 06 2008 at 07:00 PM

thanks, and congrats on all of your success already! Yeah, I prefer big cities - especially New York (hence, BLS). You've got some amazing choices already... Hopefully I'll be in the same position soon!

Thanks
Friday, November 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

Based on how your cycle's going, I'm going to guess they appreciate your interest. Maybe I'll increase the frequency of my status checking to show them how dedicated/neurotic I am. Congrats on all your acceptances!

Wednesday, November 12 2008 at 07:00 PM

I see you are waiting on Vanderbilt too... Hoping we both hear good things!

congrats
Friday, November 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! and congrats on Vanderbilt!

congrats
Friday, November 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! congrats on Vanderbilt!

Friday, October 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

thanks - and vandy was only a matter of time, right? nicely done on the loci, though...brilliant move :)

mich scholly
Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

wow! congrats!

Thanks for message
Sunday, December 21 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey thanks for the encouraging words. Yay old folks! And yes, my wife applied to the Goldman school at Berkeley. Like you said, because I sent in my applications in December, her and I both expecting to hear in March. Good luck with HLS!

L&C
Saturday, October 18 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on L&C! I am envious of your scholarship--great job!

thanks everybody :)
Sunday, August 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

for all the good wishes this cycle. I do not visit much since choosing a school, but I will try to check in sometime next cycle in case anyone has questions. Hope everyone has a great first year!!!

Friday, October 31 2008 at 08:00 PM

thanks! yeah, the decision is by no means even close to being made - looks like you had some great offers as well - relieved for the cycle to be over? ? (amazed that you turned down darrow, btw!)