workinggirl (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Vanderbilt University F Accepted W Type: RA $10,000 Sent: 01/15/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/19/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/20/06 Upd: 15 years
University of Texas Austin Accepted W Type: RA $14,000 Sent: 12/24/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/04/06 Upd: 16 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/04/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Duke University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Case Western Reserve University F Accepted W Type: RA $20,000 Sent: 12/24/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Accepted Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 12/24/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/06 Upd: 16 years
Howard University Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 12/24/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/06 Upd: 16 years
Santa Clara University F Accepted W Type: RA $24,000 Sent: 01/04/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/06 Upd: 16 years
Ohio State University Accepted W Type: RA $12,000 Sent: 12/24/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/16/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/06 Upd: 16 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/15/06 Rec: -- Comp: 01/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/26/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Arizona Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/24/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/06 Upd: 16 years
Cornell University F Pending Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Toledo Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/26/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/06 Upd: 16 years
Boston University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/24/05 Rec: -- Comp: 01/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/20/06 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 155
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.66
  • Degree GPA: 3.68
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: Psychology

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • International Applicant: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

President of African Students Union, Active Member International Student Organization, Active Member of Social Action Coalition, Choir for 4 years, workstudy doing international student admissions for 2 years, one study abroad program in England where I interned with an occupational psychologist and did research, one internship in Washington DC with a sociopsychological association that influences public policy through research on social issues.

Additional info & updates

In going to a small school I had quite a few chances to be "seen". I did a lot of work with all three organzations to change some very skewed policy on campus towards minority groups. We were significantly successful in most cases and I used that in my personal statement. I had three recommendations written: my 4 year Psychology Department Advisor and Dean, my Professor of Criminal Law and Ethics in Criminal Justice who has 15 years of experience in the penal system, and the Dean of my public policy internship in DC. I read all my recommendations before sending to LSAC (they knew I would), and made sure they were stellar.

I applied to so many schools because I felt uncertain how to apply since my LSAT score and GPA are in such different ranges. Some people thought I was insane and discouraged high aspirations, and some people thought I may as well give it a shot. I chose the latter, I think I can now say that was "wise" :)

All monies offered are per year, to be offered all 3 years.

April 7, 2006:
Trying to decide between no $ at Texas and $$$ at UIUC. My head hurts from weighing pros and cons...

April 10, 2006:
Waitlisted at Duke. Still no idea what to do about UIUC vs UT.

April 17, 2006:
The deadline for Vanderbilt's deposit was this past weekend. I did not send any money in.

April 18, 2006:
UT's new offer: instate tuition minus $1000. I still dont think I can afford it. It looks like 3 years of a frozen behind in Illinois for me.

April 19, 2006:
2nd random phone call from CWRU. Very nice lady but when can I get a decision? I told her what the competition was since she asked for honesty. She told me they were thinking of giving me $20K per year. We both agreed that I would need a full ride from Case to go there, so I am no longer in line. Best of luck to anyone waiting to hear from them!

Dear Dukie, thanx for the waitlist... but I just can't do it. Withdrawn.

Dear Cornelius, why must thou punish me so?

April 24, 2006:
Ut deposit due today. Not sending it in.

May 2, 2006:
Email from Vanderbilt with need based aid offer. Okay, thank you. But, I asked like March 28 and then again like April 10. No one called, emailed or gave a rip. Why the devil do you then send me this in May? As a former employee of an admissions office myself, I strongly doubt I would have had a pleasant 3 years with Vanderbilt administration if I went there. In short, the withdrawal stands.

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CONGRATS!
Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

wow! YOU ROCK!! congrats. you're going to make a big difference wherever you go and in your legal career!

what is up with Case Western?
Monday, March 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am really surprised I have not heard anything from them yet...

damn!
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

these are some great schools that you have gotten into. i think you were definitely 'wise' are you in/near philly? if so, i bet i can guess your undergrad in three tries.

re: guessing
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

pick #1: rosemont?

where?
Saturday, October 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

Where are you going? Are you considering howard?

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Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

pick #2: muhlenburg? that's near to philly. well cheltenham, anyway.

stanford...
Monday, March 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

rejected my ass... my feelings are hurt... lol

workinggirl
Thursday, January 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks so much. It looks like you're not doing too bad yourself. Congrats to you. What's your top choice?

Howard
Saturday, October 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the Howard info. I see you withdrew? Ive emailed them twice now with questions and they havent gotten back to me... Their stock is droppin in my book

Where I'm Going
Saturday, October 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

Im torn between GW and Howard...I paid seat deposits at both schools. Which would YOU choose?

Where I'm Going
Saturday, October 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

Im torn between GW and Howard...I paid seat deposits at both schools. Which would YOU choose?

hey
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

thanks so much. i couldn't turn down the offer from IOWA, even though Illinois was actually much nicer over the phone and really seemed to want me to go there, lol. Actually your acct made me think Illinois didn't want me so much as they offered you 30K and me 20K, even after they knew about the fullride from Iowa. haha But it is all good, where are you leaning so far? I wish I had applied to Texas, I only hear super things about them. Not saying I would have gotten in but I wish I had tried. Also Illinois does seem great and they gave you loadsa moola!! ;-) Let me know what you decide.

hey,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

guess you're going to illinois. that's great. it looks like so many of the people i have traded comments with are going to be w/in driving distance of chicago. i say we all meet in chicago some time in august before classes start. we can all exchange contact info.

So I see
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Texas is out!!! I kinda wish I was going to Illinois now so at least I would know I had a friend there!! ;-)