zor (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Columbia University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 01/09/11 Rec: 01/10/11 Comp: 01/18/11 Inter: -- Dec: 04/27/11 Upd: 13 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/09/11 Rec: 01/10/11 Comp: 01/27/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/22/11 Upd: 13 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/09/11 Rec: 01/10/11 Comp: 01/12/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/18/11 Upd: 13 years
University of Pennsylvania Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/12/11 Rec: 01/13/11 Comp: 01/20/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/11 Upd: 13 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/09/11 Rec: 01/10/11 Comp: 01/24/11 Inter: -- Dec: 03/09/11 Upd: 13 years
New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/09/11 Rec: 01/10/11 Comp: 01/21/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/24/11 Upd: 13 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/09/11 Rec: 01/10/11 Comp: 01/12/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/11 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 164
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.8
  • Degree GPA: 3.8
  • School Type: Top Women\'s College
  • Major: English

Demographic Information

  • City: NYC
  • State: New York
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Received distinctions on both theses, graduated magna cum laude.

Socioeconomic disadvantage.

Paralegal for small firm.

Worked 15-20 hrs/wk during school, tons of theater and other extracurriculars.
President of small student organization.

Volunteer for public interest project. Application moderately PI focused.

Additional info & updates

Here we go again. I'm not going to go big this time, and only apply to a handful of schools more appropriate for my LSAT score. I retake the LSAT 10/1, but I don't anticipate blowing it out of the water or anything.

Info from my last cycle, for future cycles.

1/9/11 - Sent in all but two of my applications. It's late in the cycle but I wanted to see my December LSAT score first. It came in more than five points below where I had been practice testing, but after some soul-searching I decided to go ahead and apply anyway. If I don't get in where I want to get in, I'll retake it and try again next year.

1/11/11 - Berkeley already has my file under review. THAT was fast. Most of the others still aren't complete.

1/12/11 - Complete at Georgetown. Sent UPenn application. Did two supplemental essays instead of just one, though I'm not sure it matters!

1/18/11 - Complete at Columbia.

1/20/11 - Complete at UPenn.

1/21/11 - Under review at NYU. No idea what's up with Stanford, they didn't even send me a status checker.

1/24/11 - Finally got a status checker from Stanford, where it's under review.

1/27/11 - Under review at Harvard. I still haven't applied to Yale given my low LSAT score, and am debating whether or not to do it. I'm feeling pessimistic about this cycle and think I might be better off retaking the test and applying next year.

2/2/11 - Georgetown and UPenn still "Complete" and not "Under Review." Hmm.

2/3/11 - Harvard just sent me an "Application Complete" e-mail. Weird, as I've been "under review" via the status checker for over a week now.

2/10/11 - Rejected from Berkeley via e-mail. Huge disappointment. I had hopes for them since they say they emphasize the LSAT less.

2/16/11 - "Under Committee Review" at Penn. I got excited, but Google seems to think that's fairly standard. Georgetown still lists me as "Application Complete," but they updated it to today's date. Weird.

2/24/11 - Rejected from NYU by e-mail, my first choice.

2/25/11 - Second Under Committee Review status update at Penn, with that date.

3/13/11 - I had a nice long weekend out of town and came home to a rejection letter from Stanford via snail mail. It's dated 3/9/11. Status checker now says "Decision Letter sent." No surprises there, but kind of a bummer way to end a nice mini-vacation.

3/16/11 - Georgetown status checker still says application complete, but was updated with today's date. Not sure what that means?

Same day: dinged from Penn via e-mail. This one hurts. I was hoping for at least a waitlist as I'd love to go there. I'm guessing this is pretty much the end of my cycle, because I'm not that thrilled about Georgetown even if I were to get in, and Columbia and Harvard are really out of the question.

3/18/11 - Another completion date from Georgetown. The rejection came in about an hour later by e-mail.

3/22/11 - Rejection e-mail from Harvard. No surprises there!

4/21/11 - It's been almost four months since Columbia and still not a peep. No hold, no reserve, nothing. I can't imagine I was admitted, but the lingering hope is just killer...

4/27/11 - Ha! After nearly five months, I was just put into the "reserve" for Columbia, to be re-evaluated at the end of May.

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Thursday, March 25 2010 at 08:00 PM

Lots of similarities between you and me. Also am from NYC. Good luck on your apps!

Friday, November 12 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks, I was really honored to receive it. It certainly pushed UMN up my list of choices! Best of luck on your cycle as well!

Tuesday, December 14 2010 at 07:00 PM

Solo, Yeah, I feel you. I'm pretty down about it too because they rejected me so quickly, that doesn't bode well for the rest of the cycle. Best of luck to you!!

Monday, September 13 2010 at 08:00 PM

i'm honestly not sure. berkeley is great and i'm super excited but i'm going to stay on UVA and UT's waitlist. illinois is really tempting with a full ride. graduating with no debt could offer me a lot of freedom. i'm going to go on some visits before i make any decisions! good luck on the rest of your cycle!

Thanks and Good Luck
Monday, March 08 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your kind words. I see that we do have quite a few similarities in terms of our personal and professional backgrounds, so I wish you the best of luck with your cycle. As for a first choice, I would say NYU at this point, but financial aid considerations will definitely play a role in my final decision.

Thursday, January 20 2011 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your comment, it really made me feel better since I was feeling disappointed about NYU! You're right, I think people should definitely go big; you don't know if you could have gotten in if you didn't try. But, with that said, if I don't end up with some good choices this year, I will retake in June or October and apply early next year. Just a few more points and I might have gotten into so many more schools. *Sigh* Good luck to you! I have a feeling you'll get in somewhere. :)

Thursday, January 20 2011 at 07:00 PM

Good luck with the Columbia wait list! I really hope you get in!