wsk's profile - Class of 2024

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Result App type FW Resident Schol... Sent Sent raw Received Received raw Complete Complete raw UR UR raw UR2 UR2 raw II II raw Decision Decision raw
24 Arizona State Univer... Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $135,000 Sep 18 2020-09-18 Sep 29 2020-09-29
20 Boston University Accepted RDregular decision $172,950 Sep 20 2020-09-20 Dec 02 2020-12-02
4 Columbia University Accepted RDregular decision $108,528 Sep 22 2020-09-22 Jan 22 2021-01-22
13 Cornell University Accepted RDregular decision $135,000 Sep 22 2020-09-22 Jan 27 2021-01-27
12 Duke University Accepted PTpriority track $105,000 Sep 22 2020-09-22 Oct 03 2020-10-03
14 Georgetown University Accepted RDregular decision $120,000 Sep 22 2020-09-22 Nov 13 2020-11-13
3 Harvard University Waitlisted RDregular decision Sep 20 2020-09-20 Feb 26 2021-02-26
6 New York University Accepted RDregular decision $120,000 Sep 21 2020-09-21 Nov 23 2020-11-23
9 Northwestern University WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision Sep 22 2020-09-22 Jan 28 2021-01-28
2 Stanford University Pending RDregular decision Sep 22 2020-09-22
9 UCBerkeley Accepted RDregular decision Sep 20 2020-09-20 Dec 15 2020-12-15
15 UCLos Angeles WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision Sep 20 2020-09-20 Jan 06 2021-01-06
4 UChicago Rejected RDregular decision Sep 20 2020-09-20 Jan 22 2021-01-22
9 UMichigan WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision Sep 20 2020-09-20 Feb 05 2021-02-05
21 UMinnesota Accepted RDregular decision $157,680 Oct 23 2020-10-23 Oct 28 2020-10-28 Dec 01 2020-12-01
7 UPennsylvania Waitlisted RDregular decision Sep 22 2020-09-22 Feb 24 2021-02-24
18 USouthern California Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision Sep 21 2020-09-21 Dec 18 2020-12-18
16 UTexas at Austin Accepted RDregular decision $66,000 Sep 19 2020-09-19 Nov 11 2020-11-11
8 UVirginia Pending RDregular decision Sep 22 2020-09-22
18 Vanderbilt University Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision Sep 22 2020-09-22 Dec 11 2020-12-11
17 Washington Universit... Accepted RDregular decision $198,000 Sep 21 2020-09-21 Oct 02 2020-10-02
1 Yale University Pending RDregular decision Oct 01 2020-10-01
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main_chatroom Rooms: General Big mad Advice
  • 11:00 FrankieTheTankie: Awesome, thanks!
  • 11:00 GingerAle365: @My-tears-make-my-coffees-Americanos: yeah just did :'(
  • 11:00 My-tears-make-my-coffees-Americanos: nooooooooooooooooo
  • 11:00 GingerAle365: I feel like they're just gonna hit me with that late R
  • 11:00 TabooCombativeSkunk: this might be a stupid question, but do admissions committees do anything other than admissions?
  • 11:01 nota999: With how slow they're going, they better not be
  • 11:01 nota999: that said, I don't know for certain
  • 11:01 hotchiwitchi: sighh
  • 11:02 GlisteningReflectiveSetter: What days have Fordham been sending As? Monday/Tuesday right?
  • 11:03 NicklausCopernicus18: Hoping for a CLS A wave today but who knows
  • 11:03 NicklausCopernicus18: always hoping for Vandy money to come through as well
  • 11:04 iwishiwasellewoods: @GlisteningReflectiveSetter: Yes but yesterday was a really bad WL/R day for fordham
  • 11:04 iwishiwasellewoods: So hoping today is an A wave
  • 11:04 NooThisIsPatrick: "early next week" from them last week
  • 11:04 NooThisIsPatrick: I definitely think Tuesday counts as early in the week
  • 11:05 NicklausCopernicus18: @NooThisIsPatrick: you mean vandy for money?
  • 11:05 NicklausCopernicus18: i hadn't heard that
  • 11:05 NooThisIsPatrick: yes
  • 11:05 NicklausCopernicus18: Oh interesting
  • 11:05 NicklausCopernicus18: cool
  • 11:05 GlisteningReflectiveSetter: @iwishiwasellewoods: ugh yes here's to hoping
  • 11:05 GlisteningReflectiveSetter: !
  • 11:06 NicklausCopernicus18: yeah hopefully today, you can theoretically stretch tomorrow if you want to be shifty lol
  • 11:06 NicklausCopernicus18: but fingers crossed today then
  • 11:08 brendog: gm all
  • 11:08 JealousImportedBEAR: they keep pushing it back I'm so annoyed
  • 11:08 brendog: by 2030 friday will count as midweek
  • 11:09 RampantSoggySwan: does Fordham go to UR or is an app alway just complete?/
  • 11:09 GlisteningReflectiveSetter: @RampantSoggySwan: complete! the date will just change
  • 11:09 RampantSoggySwan: Thanks!
  • 11:09 ThisIsAGoodUsername: ayeeeee mornin
  • 11:09 GlisteningReflectiveSetter: @RampantSoggySwan: np!
  • 11:11 Cokezerofanatic: how important do we think it is in scholarship negotiations to have aid offers elsewhere? is the leverage all that important?
  • 11:11 seaturtledog: hey those who got decisions from gw,what time did you get the decision
  • 11:12 ThisIsAGoodUsername: @cokezerofanatic yes. Negotiation is key and having the "well I got the Dean's Scholarship at X, what can you give me?" is key.
  • 11:12 My-tears-make-my-coffees-Americanos: @Cokezerofanatic: unless you have a significantly better school's acceptance, I would say scholarship is very important
  • 11:12 ThisIsAGoodUsername: if scholly is your end game, you'll want to leverage as much as you can
  • 11:12 AGFaith: @seaturtledog: My A came at like 12:50pm
  • 11:13 seaturtledog: @AGFaith: what time zone?
  • 11:13 AGFaith: @seaturtledog: EST
  • 11:13 seaturtledog: @AGFaith: thank yoou!!!!
  • 11:13 GreasyAloofSeahorse: Do you think i can negotiate with UCLA for more scholly money with a Fordham scholly offer?
  • 11:14 SneakySeahorse: I'd say yes, but I also don't know a whole lot tbh, bbut I don't see why not
  • 11:14 ThisIsAGoodUsername: @greasyaloofseahorse yes.
  • 11:15 ThisIsAGoodUsername: You can literally negotiate anything for anything. You can and you should
  • 11:15 GreasyAloofSeahorse: @ThisIsAGoodUsername: Thank you for the confidence boost!
  • 11:15 lawschool1day: @seaturtledog: as another data point, my decision email came around 5 EST
  • 11:16 ProductiveColorfulAngora: My GW A was around 5 too
  • 11:16 SneakySeahorse: when do yall recommend to start doing that? is it true that the longer you wait the more money there will be or...?
  • 11:16 GreasyAloofSeahorse: How long should you wait after receiving the offer?
  • 11:16 ThisIsAGoodUsername: I plan to negotiate as soon as I get the A from the school I want
  • 11:16 ThisIsAGoodUsername: so I can get stuff moving. I haven't done FAFSA (i'm trying SUPER HARD to not take on more student loan debt) so I need to get that info locked down
  • 11:17 Nomdeplume818: so what did i miss today
  • 11:17 SneakySeahorse: ahh okay
  • 11:17 seaturtledog: so basically i just need to be prepared for whenever
  • 11:17 PhillyMoo: Are the new CLS WL's holdovers from yesterday?
  • 11:17 seaturtledog: alright then
  • 11:17 Nomdeplume818: recap ?
  • 11:17 seaturtledog: this should be productive for me
  • 11:18 QuietFortunateRottweiler: ooo a cls a wave would be great...
  • 11:18 QuietFortunateRottweiler: not that i will be a part of it
  • 11:18 RuralSmoggyMastiff: Looks like it. According to the emails I got from Columbia when applying the status checker doesn't update to show your decision so I'm guessing everyone has to enter it on LSData themselves
  • 11:18 RuralSmoggyMastiff: Then again I haven't heard anything so who knows lol
  • 11:19 RuralSmoggyMastiff: But 73 WLs and 22 Rs from yesterday recorded on here must mean those were some massive waves yesterday
  • 11:20 PhillyMoo: This Cycle is truly so brutal
  • 11:21 sharpay: lol at risk of being That Guy, are we expecting nothing from Berk until next week?
  • 11:22 CEOofShotShooting: Lol at people still asking for wave predictions. I haven't seen an accurate one yet
  • 11:22 K-justwaiting: quick question...clearly this a self reporting website and it doesn't represent the entire applicant when you see a "wave" going on how many applicants to you speculate experienced that wave?
  • 11:22 K-justwaiting: hope that makes sense 🥺
  • 11:23 K-justwaiting: opp some typos sorry!
  • 11:23 GigiChula: It’s honestly so funny to me that everyone wants to get into T14 and I’m over here just trying to get into Denver or Oregon haha.
  • 11:23 CEOofShotShooting: 1/8- 1/4 depending on school.
  • 11:23 IcicleBumpkin: @K-justwaiting: that's the 64,000 dollar Q
  • 11:23 nota999: I think the estimate we determined based on previous years is to think that this site has ~1/4 of applicants on the higher ranking schools, and then that trails off as you go to the lower ranking ones.
  • 11:23 seaturtledog: whoa i am getting imposter syndrome looking at the spivey example of personal statements
  • 11:23 seaturtledog: mine are so robotic compared to that
  • 11:23 nota999: I haven't looked at any examples of other people's personal statements tbh
  • 11:24 CEOofShotShooting: Mine was very narrative
  • 11:24 IcicleBumpkin: building off nota, I think the percentage at the top schools is more like 1/3 this year
  • 11:24 seaturtledog: mine is not narrative at all and that worries me
  • 11:24 K-justwaiting: okay thanksssss!
  • 11:24 SneakySeahorse: i havent looked either i have always felt mine was subpar
  • 11:24 CEOofShotShooting: It makes you feel better I feel like I went way too narrative
  • 11:24 SneakySeahorse: i feel like adcomms love that though CEO
  • 11:24 brendog: lol just thinking of personal statements gives me the chills
  • 11:25 CEOofShotShooting: Maybe. I don't think I talked about going to law school like once to go to the very last paragraph
  • 11:25 SneakySeahorse: same taht was a terrible time
  • 11:25 SneakySeahorse: oh oop
  • 11:25 SneakySeahorse: eh as long as you had something traumatic you should be fine
  • 11:25 brendog: mine was all like, i used to want to be a race car driver now i want to be a race car LAWYER. let me in,
  • 11:25 SneakySeahorse: lmfaoooo
  • 11:25 SneakySeahorse: love that
  • 11:25 nota999: Mine is narrative-ish I guess? It's kinda like a summary of what I did after deciding I didn't want to do foreign policy, how I was considering seminary, and how similar desires to what made me want to go to seminary now are driving me to law school instead.
  • 11:25 K-justwaiting: did you guys write special paragraphs for each schools?
  • 11:25 GigiChula: I totally just killed the fact that I was URM and I could bring diversity into the field
  • 11:25 GigiChula: **milked not killed
  • 11:25 alegal: my narrative was that I never had a POC teacher and went back to my school district and got POC hired
  • 11:26 CEOofShotShooting: LOL I didn't talk about trauma. I talked about how hard the submarine force was I'd be a lawyer advocate for veterans rights
  • 11:26 K-justwaiting: I honestly didn't have much space. and I had the same @nota999
  • 11:26 brendog: yeah @k-justwaiting cut and paste city name type stuff
  • 11:26 IcicleBumpkin: @K-justwaiting: I did not. no school specific for anything
  • 11:26 odovek: mine was essentially my decision making process leaving my job for law school
  • 11:26 DevilishSkillfulBracke: mines about my years facing sexua harassment as a waitress/bartender and why that drove me to get my masters in HR and why that drove me to apply to law school to be an employment lawyer
  • 11:26 SneakySeahorse: @K-justwaiting I did some times not forevery school
  • 11:26 DevilishSkillfulBracke: every day i hate my essay more and more
  • 11:26 CEOofShotShooting: Uci was my only why X and that's because they told me too lol
  • 11:26 IcicleBumpkin: literally exact same essay for every school- kept school spec for suppl;ementary essays
  • 11:26 SneakySeahorse: @Devil thats so good!
  • 11:26 K-justwaiting: I know that was killer essay devilish
  • 11:26 GigiChula: @DevilishSkillfulBracke: YAAS I LOVE THAT
  • 11:26 MagnificentBrightHare: I used the same PS for all my schools cuz I was pretty selective about my schools and it was applicable - I talked about what I learned and how my view of the legal field changed as I went through my internship with the SAO, volunteering, etc
  • 11:26 hellohello: Devilish I think that sounds amazing!
  • 11:26 K-justwaiting: I mean seems like alot of narrative
  • 11:26 ImAliveButImDead: guys i talked about my vagina in my essay, i think you guys are good
  • 11:27 CEOofShotShooting: Hahahah
  • 11:27 SneakySeahorse: hahahahahah
  • 11:27 DevilishSkillfulBracke: wow! jeez! thanks guys!! you're making me feel so much better
  • 11:27 alegal: i know a person who wrote an open letter from a traumatic accident
  • 11:27 DevilishSkillfulBracke: is narrative bad?
  • 11:27 brendog: word up
  • 11:27 alegal: it was amazing i cried
  • 11:27 GigiChula: Who knows if PS even matters
  • 11:27 nota999: I feel like I could have done mine in a different style. It was a bit on the analytic side instead of the narrative side. But, what's done is done and since I won't be reapplying next cycle there's no use worrying about what I could have done differently on it.
  • 11:27 DevilishSkillfulBracke: and bringing up your vagina is such a win win
  • 11:27 K-justwaiting: yeah I talked alot about how I love studying the law in general and then talked about and internship experience with policymakers/politicans
  • 11:27 hellohello: PS defs does matter haha
  • 11:27 SneakySeahorse: mine was a lil analytic too nota
  • 11:27 GigiChula: I think narrative is good
  • 11:27 alegal: the only way i got in was from my PS i have no softs
  • 11:27 CEOofShotShooting: My buddy got into like 7 top tens and his letter had nothing to do with law school
  • 11:27 K-justwaiting: and then im a URM so I talked about my diversity ofc
  • 11:27 FrankieTheTankie: @ImAliveButImDead: I literally submitted a resume to Harvard reflecting that I once saw Nic Cage puke tequila everywhere, I fear nothing as I walk through this valley of death lol
  • 11:27 ImAliveButImDead: i literally said "my vagina" lmfaooooooo
  • 11:27 IcicleBumpkin: Narrative is great. One of the best bits from the Miriam and Kristi podcast is their note not to get bogged down on a single anecdote/story. Narrative is good-- just keep it moving
  • 11:27 ImAliveButImDead: HAHAHA
  • 11:28 CEOofShotShooting: I complimented my wife more than me in mine
  • 11:28 DevilishSkillfulBracke: are there any stats/studies on how much PS matters?
  • 11:28 GigiChula: I hope y’all are right. Idk. This cycle is weird.
  • 11:28 brendog: oh noooooo i attached the wrong thing and sent harvard my regular show fanfic draft (214 pgs)
  • 11:28 GigiChula: Aww @ceo that’s adorable
  • 11:28 OnerousFairSlug: HAHAH @brendog
  • 11:28 nota999: I felt like mine had to be a bit more analytic since I had a feeling the biggest question mark adcomms would have about my app was "He just recently left a different grad program. How do we know he won't do the same with us?"
  • 11:28 nota999: So I wanted to draw that line pretty directly.
  • 11:28 K-justwaiting: not sure @devillish but it mean ive seen people be splitters and then swear up and down their PS is what helped them and thats what adcoms say too
  • 11:28 JAlfredPrufrock: @brendog: auto admit
  • 11:28 CEOofShotShooting: Yeah I can't wait for our school to email me and be like hey we kind of want your wife to apply but we'll pass on you
  • 11:28 JAlfredPrufrock: full ride
  • 11:28 brendog: lol
  • 11:28 K-justwaiting: like if your numbers aren't great your PS may save you
  • 11:28 GigiChula: @nota999: I think that’s good tho. You’re addressing questions they’ll most likely have
  • 11:29 alegal: i think my cycle is proof lmao
  • 11:29 DevilishSkillfulBracke: word
  • 11:29 ImAliveButImDead: i put on my resume that i have an IMDb page cause I was in a movie once
  • 11:29 ImAliveButImDead: do you think Yale will let me in now?
  • 11:29 K-justwaiting: geeked LMAOOO
  • 11:29 brendog: that's pretty cool
  • 11:29 GigiChula: What about letters of rec?
  • 11:29 RickshawLover: Notre Dame vs BU vs USC career outcomes
  • 11:29 nota999: I still feel like I probably should have written an addendum just straight up answering that question rather than a PS which heavily suggests the answer, but hey hindsight is 20/20
  • 11:29 FrankieTheTankie: @ImAliveButImDead: hey, they said be memorable
  • 11:29 K-justwaiting: you know idk about letters of rec? because of course the recs will be good ones? no one will talk bad about you
  • 11:29 RickshawLover: anyone have a take?
  • 11:30 IcicleBumpkin: @nota999: seems like you did just fine with your strategy
  • 11:30 hellohello: @GigiChula: 100% it matters
  • 11:30 IcicleBumpkin: :)
  • 11:30 brendog: i never even saw my LoRs. did everyone else waive rights?
  • 11:30 ImAliveButImDead: @FrankieTheTankie: IMDb + Vagina = perfect application even Spivey couldn't see
  • 11:30 K-justwaiting: not sure rickshaw! def ask reddit to
  • 11:30 K-justwaiting: *too
  • 11:30 odovek: @RickshawLover: I feel pretty similar but ND being more portable
  • 11:30 DevilishSkillfulBracke: Yeah Im also curious, about LOFR
  • 11:30 DevilishSkillfulBracke: LOR*
  • 11:30 CEOofShotShooting: All of my recommenders sent me the letters before they submitted them
  • 11:30 LegallyNotBlonde: @FrankieTheTankie: not true, there are some shitty LORs ive seen
  • 11:30 seaturtledog: yeah i waived rights i thought you had to lololol
  • 11:30 DevilishSkillfulBracke: most schools require two and theres options for more, does more make a diff?
  • 11:30 nota999: @IcicleBumpkin: Oh for sure, not complaining about my outcome! I just think that I probably could have done it a bit better is all lol.
  • 11:30 odovek: so USC best for west coast, BU best for east coast and ND if youre not sure where you want to be
  • 11:30 hellohello: It does happen in some cases there are bad ones
  • 11:30 brendog: I think mine carried serious weight at BU cos it was from a BU prof who is like, so tenured it's not even funny
  • 11:30 LegallyNotBlonde: yea there have for sure been shitty recs
  • 11:30 GigiChula: Well thank god. I have letters from my boss who promoted me and my professor who is a practicing attorney
  • 11:30 DevilishSkillfulBracke: wouldnt a prof. jjust say no instead of writing a bad one?
  • 11:31 Lovesplants2018: Hi everyone
  • 11:31 K-justwaiting: right. I wonder how much their status matters as well
  • 11:31 LegallyNotBlonde: "bad" can just mean not personal
  • 11:31 IcicleBumpkin: @nota999: ya I got you. just some positive reinforcement for you
  • 11:31 Lovesplants2018: What are the chances of Berk this evening
  • 11:31 DevilishSkillfulBracke: ohh gotcha
  • 11:31 K-justwaiting: I would hope so @devlilish
  • 11:31 nota999: @IcicleBumpkin: <3
  • 11:31 FrankieTheTankie: @DevilishSkillfulBracke: I mean as a petty bitch, if I were a prof, I would absolutely agree to write shitty recs for certain kids
  • 11:31 LiquidSolid: @RickshawLover: USC and BU send more to BigLaw but ND sends more to Fed Clerkships
  • 11:31 LiquidSolid: all in all it balances out, maybe ND has an edge
  • 11:31 FrankieTheTankie: Not at random, just the ones who really deserved it lol
  • 11:31 brendog: lol i asked an old boss for one and she wrote like half a paragraph like "he is a very nice boy". so i asked my coworker/mentor instead lol
  • 11:31 hellohello: @DevilishSkillfulBracke: my dad had a prof write him a terrible one years and years ago. It happens. Some people are jerks
  • 11:31 SneakySeahorse: @FrankieTheTankie: do you know if Loyola negotiates?
  • 11:32 nota999: I think my GULC application was helped a lot by having an alum interview. I don't know if I would have done as well in a group one. I can have trouble making my voice heard in large groups of people, especially if they're all trying to stand out.
  • 11:32 GigiChula: My boss majored in English so it was amazinggg