I got into American University’s Washington College of Law yesterday! Woohoo! Glad to be actually accepted somewhere, and looking forward to hopefully having several choices down the road. Work is absolutely nuts this week, so this was a welcome end to a long Monday. Now if only that could happen every night this week. :-)
I heard back from one of the schools to which I applied for early non-binding admission. They said that while they were able to make final accept/deny decisions for most of the 1,500 early applications they received, they were going to hold mine for further consideration during the general admissions cycle. Better than a “no”, and it was a top 15 school so that gives me some extra hope for the other schools!
Now that law school apps are out the door, I am looking for some good ways to fill my time. I checked on French courses at the San Francisco Alliance Française, but they have already started the current session. I didn’t have a great experience at the Alliance in D.C., either, so I think I’m going to pass on that.
A while back, I sent in an application to be a volunteer translator for Kiva. I took the language test this week and sent it back, so hopefully I’ll hear back about that in the next few weeks. I think that would be a cool thing to do. I’m a big fan of Kiva, as I wrote a while back on Tropophilia.
Yesterday, I sent in the last two of my fifteen law school apps. I decided to apply really early in the process, since this is such a competitive year to be applying. Most apps haven’t even been online for more than a few weeks. It’s nice to have everything in, but it also means the agonizing wait will be that much longer. I’m applying non-binding early action to two schools, so I may hear from them by December. For the rest, I don’t expect to hear until at least January.
The application process was surprisingly simple. The hardest work was the personal statement. After several false starts on other subjects, I decided to write about Tropophilia and how it led me from D.C. to California. Otherwise, it was really just a matter of polishing my résumé, managing the letter of recommendation process, and completing the fairly simple application forms. Because everything is managed through the LSAC website, it made it super easy to crank everything out.
I’m a little nervous because of my LSAT score, but I think that my transcript, résumé, letters, and work history make me pretty competitive. We’ll see what happens!