zor2 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Northwestern University F WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/31/11 Rec: 11/04/11 Comp: 11/22/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/01/12 Upd: 10 years
Brooklyn Law School Accepted A Type: RA $53,000 Sent: 12/13/11 Rec: 12/14/11 Comp: 12/14/11 Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/12 Upd: 10 years
Boston College Accepted W Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 12/19/11 Rec: 12/19/11 Comp: 12/20/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/27/12 Upd: 10 years
Boston University Accepted W Type: RA $24,000 Sent: 12/28/11 Rec: 01/03/12 Comp: 01/10/12 Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/12 Upd: 10 years
Temple University F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 12/19/11 Rec: 12/20/11 Comp: 01/03/12 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/12 Upd: 11 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Accepted W Type: RA $44,000 Sent: 10/31/11 Rec: 11/01/11 Comp: 11/03/11 Inter: -- Dec: 01/03/12 Upd: 11 years
Villanova University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 02/01/12 Rec: 02/02/12 Comp: 02/02/12 Inter: -- Dec: 02/17/12 Upd: 11 years
Fordham University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/31/11 Rec: 11/02/11 Comp: 11/04/11 Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/12 Upd: 11 years
George Washington University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/31/11 Rec: 11/01/11 Comp: 11/10/11 Inter: -- Dec: 12/06/11 Upd: 11 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 164
  • LSAT 2: 164
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.78
  • Degree GPA: 3.78
  • School Type: Top Women\'s College
  • Major: English

Demographic Information

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

You can look above for complete/admission dates, but here are additional complete dates:

Fordham: 12/4, 1/9. Admitted by email. Would not negotiate scholarships.

Temple: 1/21. Admitted via email $7500/yr. Negotiated $15k, then finally $30k.

Cardozo: Admitted by phone and offered $35k scholarship. Negotiated to $38k and then finally $44k. After I withdrew they offered me a full scholarship.

Brooklyn: 1/17. Offered $35k, negotiated up to $48k. Negotiated again to full scholarship plus $5k/year stipend. Awarded Sparer Fellowship after application and interview.

Boston College: 1/18, 2/2, 2/24. Offered $20k in need scholarship. Negotiated to $22k, then $25k.

Boston University: 1/10, 1/11, 2/3, 2/15. Admitted by phone. Rejected for PI scholarship by snail mail on 3/13. Offered $20k in need scholarship. Negotiated it to $23k, then $24k.

Northwestern: Held 2/2. Sent in two optional essays, an additional letter of rec, two LOCIs, and did an on-campus hold interview. Waitlisted 5/9.

Additional info & updates

Scholarship amount is per year.

I applied last year to only top-tier schools (see profile "zor") and was soundly rejected. Worked hard to retake the LSAT, and despite consistently practice testing around 172-176, bombed completely with another 164. Ugh.

Only applying to a handful of schools and may or may not attend law school at all, given my LSAT score, the current job market, and my chosen field (PI).

10/31 - Submitted most applications.

11/22 - Northwestern finally put me as "complete" after three weeks. Weird, since I submitted everything at the same time. So now I just wait!

12/5 - Fordham updated the date on my completion to 12/4, a Sunday. No idea what that means... maybe I'll get a decision soon?

12/6 - Waitlisted from GW via e-mail. Pretty disappointed in that. I should note that a month later my status checker remains unupdated.

12/13 - On a whim decided to apply to Brooklyn Law.

12/19 - Casting the net a little wider by applying to BC. I'm also going to apply to BU (pending completion of their PI Scholars essay) and Temple (fee waiver) hopefully before the end of the week.

12/28 - Sent my BU application with public interest scholars essay. I need to send a similar essay to BC for their program, along with an additional letter of recommendation, and then I should be done.

1/3 - Just received a voicemail from the assistant dean of Cardozo, admitting me to their school and offering me a scholarship. What a great way to start the new year!! Does anyone know if it is customary to return the call? The status checker updated on 1/5 to say "Decision rendered and sent."

1/10 - Fordham status checker has been updated, again, now with the date of 1/9/12.

1/13 - Boston U gave me a complete date on 1/10, and then another one on 1/11. Not sure if that means anything.

1/17 - A new "in review" date for Brooklyn Law School. Several hours later, admitted via status checker! Looking forward to my acceptance package and hoping they offered me some $$...

1/18 - New "in review" date for Boston College.

1/21 - New "Complete" date for Temple. I also got my snail mail Brooklyn Law acceptance package, with separate scholarship envelope, today.

1/23 - Admitted to Temple via status checker. I knew it was weird to go complete on a Saturday...

1/30 - Received the Temple admit package over the weekend, with scholarship letter for $7500/yr. Seeing as how comparable schools (Brooklyn, Cardozo) offered me $35k/year, that's just not going to happen. I'm very disappointed. Temple was among my top choices and I had hoped to get enough money to attend. I suppose I can try negotiating once I get a few more answers from schools.

2/1 - Another whim, another application. I've been seeing a lot of massive scholarships come out of Villanova so I sent off an application since I had a fee waiver.

2/2 - "Held" at Northwestern. Not exactly a waitlist, more of a non-decision decision. They said they'll review my application in May. Also got a second complete date from Boston College.

2/3 - Third complete date for BU.

2/7 - In at Fordham! Super pleased about this. I really, really hope they can offer me some scholarship money.

2/15 - Fourth (!) complete date from BU.

2/17 - Into Villanova by status checker! Really looking forward to the packet to see what kind of scholly I get. No word on money from Fordham (yet, I hope).

2/21 - In at BU via phone call! I am totally thrilled. Here's hoping for a scholarship!

2/24 - Received the BU and Villanova packets in mail today; no scholarship information on either, but the BU one had a really nice note. BC status checker updated to a new in review date for today.

2/27 - In at BC!! Very happy. I've also decided to do a hold interview at Northwestern, and it's about time to do my LOCIs.

3/13 - Was rejected for the BU PI scholarship by snail mail, and heard through the grapevine that I didn't get BC's either, as they've finished interviewing. Villanova (which has now dropped in rankings to TTT status, yikes) won't let me know about their PI scholly until after the deposit deadline. So I guess all I can do now is wait and hope to hear on some merit aid from BU/BC, or get off Northwestern's waitlist, otherwise it looks like I will not be going to law school.

3/16 - I can't believe it, just in time I got a letter from BU offering me a scholly!! SO HAPPY. I really hope I can get them to negotiate up a little as that's still an extraordinary amount of money to take out, but I'm really thrilled, and hoping that BC follows suit. I also got a call today from Villanova selecting me as a finalist for their PI Scholar award.

3/19 - Leveraged my Cardozo and Brooklyn offers for Temple, who doubled my offered scholarship to $15k. Still not enough, but I would looove to go to Temple, so I hope that once I hear from BC I'll have some BU/BC leverage.

4/11 - Denied Villanova PI scholar thing, and with zero scholarship I am not going. Successfully negotiated many scholarships, see left-hand column.

5/9 - Waitlisted at Northwestern, after all that.

6/5 - Negotiated a full scholarship, plus $5k/year stipend from Brooklyn. With the Sparer Fellowship, I've made my decision.

6/14 - Accepted off the Northwestern waitlist. Unfortunately they are out of money and I am not willing to commit a quarter of a million dollars. Withdrew.

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Good Luck
Thursday, June 30 2011 at 08:00 PM

It's unfortunate that you did so well on your practice LSATs scored lower on the real thing, but I definitely wouldn't say you "bombed" with a 164...

Thursday, June 30 2011 at 08:00 PM

Think of your GW WL this way: it's early in the cycle, and--at least according to this site--many of the GW accepts look like they're withdrawing. Do you think you'll wait it out? When do your others begin sending out decisions? I haven't decided yet if it's good or bad that I didn't get a WL email today. *yikes*

Sunday, September 25 2011 at 08:00 PM

Hey numbers twin! I'm sorry to hear about GWU - but I do think there's a strong chance for you off the waitlist. I'm also in a similar boat as you - applied to a few top schools last year, soundly rejected, and so this year is my last shot at it. Best of luck to you in the rest of your applications! Also, if you ever want to talk PI, shoot me a message!

GW WL here too
Thursday, June 30 2011 at 08:00 PM

I got the WL email today. I am going to wait for now, but I imagine I'll withdraw once I get scholarship offers from other schools and my fiance gets his decisions.

Tuesday, April 19 2011 at 08:00 PM

hi! congrats on cardozo! did you apply for the January program?

Sunday, September 25 2011 at 08:00 PM

I know! Sucks about Chicago. But hey - congrats on Cardozo (with some $$)!!!

thank you
Tuesday, April 19 2011 at 08:00 PM

thanks for the info :) so jealous of cardozo with scholarship! I'm stuck on the waitlist for january :( good luck on the rest of your cycle!

Sunday, October 30 2011 at 08:00 PM

Did you apply for the may or August program for Cardozo?

Fordham Info
Thursday, June 02 2011 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on getting waitlisted at GW! I just got a rejection today, but it seems you have a much more fleshed out resume and life experience so I think you definitely have a chance at GW acceptance! Fordham just snail mailed me a letter, I never got an email. It was a surveymonkey survey whether or not I wanted to be waitlisted, strangely informal but whatever. Best of luck!

Sunday, September 25 2011 at 08:00 PM

Thanks! I did interview at Northwestern - very early in the cycle (September). But I live in Chicago, so it was much easier to do the interview. Don't know how much it weighs though...

Sunday, September 25 2011 at 08:00 PM

RE: NU Hold - I know! What a non-decision!

Sunday, September 25 2011 at 08:00 PM

On Fordham!

I know!
Sunday, September 25 2011 at 08:00 PM

Yeah too bad on Stanford, but yup super excited for GTown. Good luck with Northwestern!!!