AK2CA (2014-2015)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
27 Fordham University PT graph WL, Accepted W 11/06/08 11/08/08 01/05/09 08/05/09 5 years
16 University of California Los Angeles graph Rejected 01/02/09 01/06/09 01/28/09 05/08/09 5 years
82 Seattle University graph Accepted W $60,000 11/03/08 11/06/08 01/12/09 02/17/09 5 years
63 Loyola Law School graph Accepted W $45,000 09/15/08 10/08/08 01/09/09 02/06/09 5 years
63 Brooklyn Law School F graph Accepted W $103,500 11/04/08 11/06/08 -- 02/05/09 5 years
55 Cardozo-Yeshiva University graph Accepted W $60,000 11/13/08 11/13/08 01/07/09 02/03/09 5 years
59 Pepperdine University graph Accepted W $69,000 09/11/08 09/12/08 -- 01/30/09 5 years
95 University of the Pacific F graph Accepted W $75,000 11/03/08 11/03/08 01/08/09 01/17/09 5 years
University of California Irvine F graph Accepted A $107,000 10/27/08 11/21/08 -- 01/27/09 5 years
82 University of San Diego graph Accepted W $72,000 09/15/08 09/16/08 01/09/09 01/13/09 5 years
77 Santa Clara University graph Accepted W $27,000 09/15/08 09/16/08 01/09/09 02/02/09 5 years
18 University of Southern California graph Rejected 10/28/08 10/28/08 01/09/09 04/10/09 5 years
21 Boston University F graph Waitlisted W 01/05/09 01/06/09 01/21/09 -- 5 years
30 University of Washington graph Waitlisted W 09/23/08 10/22/08 01/13/09 03/26/09 5 years
44 University of California Davis graph Accepted W 10/28/08 10/28/08 01/05/09 02/12/09 5 years
38 University of California Hastings graph Accepted W 10/02/08 10/02/08 -- 01/22/09 5 years
14 Georgetown University PT graph Rejected 09/11/08 09/25/08 01/05/09 02/20/09 5 years
73 Lewis and Clark College F graph Accepted W 11/03/08 11/03/08 01/07/09 01/30/09 5 years
82 Loyola University Chicago F graph Accepted W 10/02/08 10/02/08 -- 01/21/09 5 years
6 University of California Berkeley graph Rejected 11/06/08 11/08/08 01/05/09 01/29/09 5 years

Applicant Information

165
3.47
N/A
Private
N/A
N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
N/A
Caucasian
Female
Yes
5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Work experience in the nonprofit and government sectors.

Graduate degree.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

8.5.09 -- Received an email notifying me that there's space available in Fordham's evening program, but I'm totally set and excited for UCI!

7.5.09 -- I found my UCLA rejection letter hiding under a pile of my room mate's unopened mail this morning. It was dated May 8, 2009. Ok, fine, you win UCLA!

Cycle complete!

6.4.09 -- I feel like UCLA lost my application and is hoping I'll withdraw so they don't have to admit it.

5.11.09 -- After sending a "what's up with my application" email to UCLA I was informed that I am still in committee. Just hurry up and ding me already!

4.10.09 -- No love from the Trojan Family.

4.07.09 -- Received a waitlist notice from BU. I thought I had withdrawn a few weeks ago... Duly noted BU, duly noted.

3.31.09 -- Waitlisted at UW, which is fine. I had already nixed Seattle anyway. Withdrew my name from the waitlist. Still excited for UCI!

3.18.09 -- I sent in my SIR to UC Irvine today. I'm so thrilled to finally know where I'll be next fall, and to be a part of building this new institution with such talented students and faculty.

3.17.09 -- Winnowing down my options; today I withdrew from Cardozo, Brooklyn and Fordham.

3.16.09 -- A generous BLS scholarship arrived in the mail. No word on the public interest fellowship though...

3.12.09 -- Something that reads "Merit Scholar Deposit" went up on my BLS web advisor communication page. I hope this means I'm in the running for a scholarship!

3.9.09 -- After attending a lunch with other UCI admits yesterday, I'm totally convinced of what a great opportunity it would be to join the inaugural class. However, the GF has also been accepted to her top choice in NYC, which makes for a tricky situation... At least its helping me narrow my focus to UCI vs. NYC programs! Goodbye Seattle.

3.7.09 -- I took the SF area out of the equation today and withdrew from UC Hastings and UC Davis -- man that was hard! Good luck to those on the waitlists!

3.6.09 -- Withdrew from Loyola today. I've decided that, even with a full - ride (which is totally unrealistic at this point), I would still choose UCI.

3.3.09 -- Came home to a small envelope from Loyola informing me that I've been selected to receive a scholarship of $15K/year. Nice! I'm not sure whether this will trump the full-ride from UC Irvine, but I am impressed with the public interest opportunities at Loyola, which gives me more to mull over this month.

3.2.09 -- It appears I'm in some sort of committee review for UW. I have a sinking suspicion that a waitlist may be in my future, which would probably put me out of the running for the Gates public interest scholarship. Tear.

3.1.09 -- I withdrew from Pepperdine today. A beautiful campus and broad alumni network don't trump a faculty and dean that are outspoken supporters of Prop 8.

2.27.09 -- My acceptance packet arrived from Seattle U with a great scholarship offer. I feel really fortunate this cycle.

2.24.09 -- Oh why do you toy with my emotions UW?! My "in review" date changed again... Dinged by GULC via small, thin, sad little envelope.

2.23.09 -- I went to decision at GULC on Friday but have yet to receive anything in the mail. Judging from the rejections being reported on LSN I'm presuming I will be getting no love. C'est la vie.

2.18.09 -- Admitted to Seattle University via online status checker (admission date reads 2.17).

Not to be a Debbie downer, but I'm afraid this may be the last of the good news I'll have this cycle. The only applications I still have outstanding are reaches (yes, I'm looking at you UCLA) and a couple potential waitlists.

2.13.09 -- I'm going crazy with the UW status checker. My "in review" date keeps changing, but no decisions are reported. Anyone else experiencing this?

2.12.09 -- Large envelope from L&C finally arrived (status checker said "decision processed" on January 30th). Yay I'm in. Boo no scholarship. I decided to withdraw. I really love Portland, but can't afford private school tuition without assistance!

In other news... ACCEPTED at Davis!! Hurray! I also would like to give a shout-out to the designers of the status checker at Davis. I heart that you can access a pdf of the decision letter immediately. Clearly these people understand the neurotic mind of the law school applicant.

2.9.09 -- I'm withdrawing from USD and Santa Clara. Cost-wise, these two don't make much sense for me anymore given the acceptances from UC Irvine and Hastings. Good luck to those on the waitlists!

2.8.09 -- Came home to a large envelope from Loyola to discover I had been admitted but not awarded any scholarship monies "at this time." This one bummed me out. I liked the public interest opportunities at Loyola. Still, "at this time" I do not like the idea of graduating with over $120K in debt. My plan is to hold out to see if anything changes, but without any assistance I'm afraid Loyola will be a no-go.

2.7.09 -- Received a large envelope from Santa Clara today with the scholarship notification. I think Hastings is still less expensive even with the $9K from SC...

2.6.09 -- Loyola status checker reports that a decision has been mailed. I really liked Loyola when I visited so here's hoping the news is good and that there is some scholarship money included. Fingers crossed!

I'm sending in the form to Fordham requesting to stay on their waitlist. Although I originally applied to only the day program, I've also decided to add myself to the waitlist for either day or evening since I don't really have much preference at this point.

2.5.09 -- Accepted at BLS via email. Now I need to get on that fellowship application...

2.3.09 -- Voicemail from Cardozo informing me that I've been admitted with a $15K/year scholarship plus a $5K/year public service award. Nice! It feels good to get an acceptance from NYC under my belt. Still, the City is a spendy, spendy place to live... I guess we'll just have to wait and see how the cards fall into place at the end of all this.

Got an email from Santa Clara student organizations welcoming me to the community. I guess that means I have been accepted!

2.2.09 -- Santa Clara status checker reports "decision mailed."

1.31.09 -- Scholarship came in the mail from USD: $24K/year. Yay!

1.30.09 -- Admitted to Pepperdine via online status check and there was a big yellow envelope waiting for me at home with a renewable $23K/year scholarship.

I've decided to withdraw from U of the Pacific and Loyola Chicago. Good luck to those on the waitlists or with decisions still pending!

1.29.09 -- Unsurprising rejection from UCB via online status check.

1.27.09 -- BANNER DAY!! Just got off the phone with the Dean of Admissions at UC Irvine and I'm IN!! I had missed calls from a 949 number on Friday and Saturday and decided to call back just in case. I'm so glad I did! Their letter arrived that night confirming full tuition scholarship for three years (it was dated 1.22.09).

1.26.09 -- In at UC Hastings via small envelope. So excited to get some love from the UC system.

1.23.09 -- Waitlisted at Fordham via status checker. Boo. How do I write a LOCI?

1.21.09 -- Voicemail from the Dean of Admissions at Loyola Chicago. Unsure about a move to Chicago, but it sure is nice to have options!

1.17.09 -- Large white envelope from U of the Pacific informing me that all first year books are free and I have been awarded a $25K/year renewable public service scholarship. I feel very fortunate today.

1.15.09 -- Yay! First acceptance is from USD with a big white envelope. I never thought it would feel so nice to be a green dot.

1.14.09 -- Starting to go "under review" at a number of my top choices now... yikes. Also, I can't believe how long this process is; I started submitting applications back in September!

1.6.09 -- Everything is now submitted and out of my hands. Hooray!

12.29.08 -- New LSAT score was about what I was expecting. Was hoping for a few points higher, but I'm content overall. Submitting LSAT addenda...

12.4.08 -- 1.5 days until the LSAT. I'm so over studying, and my scores are starting to reflect it. This happened to me before the October test, and instead of getting upset about it and making myself MORE nervous, I'm going to stop taking practice tests, stop trolling LSD and LSN and start sleeping more, going to yoga, and reviewing PTs that I rocked.

GOOD LUCK to everyone taking on Saturday!

10.23.08 -- Sadly, my LSAT score was pretty much as I had predicted: bad. My advice to future test takers: Take each section individually; you never know which section is experimental!

10.6.08 -- October LSAT was miserable. I'll probably be back in test mode come December, but I'm going to wait to see what my October score is. If it ends up being really bad, I'll call admissions offices and ask them to wait until December to review my application. Sigh...

Visitor Comments

  • LGBT
  • Thursday, October 23 2008 at 06:58 PM

Hey! Fellow LGBT Applicant here. I didn't manage to disclose LGBT to a lot of the schools I applied to, are you planning to disclose to your schools? NIce list of schools :) How did you do on the LSAT?

- ABALaw
  • Thanks!
  • Tuesday, November 04 2008 at 02:47 PM

I am very excited! I applied to UC Irvine too, I am not sure what to think of the school :P, did you write all of your essays? Which fee-waivers did you get? Keep me in touch on your process! LGBTs must stick together :)

- ABALaw
  • Cali schools
  • Wednesday, November 05 2008 at 09:24 AM

I considered Cali schools-particularly NorCal, but finally decided that the COL/crazy competition I would be up against was too much of a deterrent (stanford, berkeley, etc.).

- saar
  • Its good to know that I'm not alone...
  • Wednesday, November 05 2008 at 03:36 PM

Best of luck! What study methods are you using?

- smileyn
  • December LSAT
  • Monday, December 29 2008 at 05:37 PM

congrats on the increase!

- smileyn
  • Tuesday, January 06 2009 at 06:50 PM

Hey there! Thanks for the comment! Awesome score on the LSAT, by the way! What kind of program does your girlfriend want to get into? My girlfriend wants to be a pharmacist. Nice to meet another member of the LGBT community.

- rosiesrules
  • Thanks for the Comment
  • Tuesday, January 13 2009 at 02:48 PM

Thanks for the comments. Too many people go to law school simply for prestige or to pursue a lucrative career in corporate law. The % of people who graduate law who go into public interest is in the single digits. Good luck and stay committed to the fight!

- unionorganizer02
  • Congratulations
  • Tuesday, February 10 2009 at 08:29 AM

Thanks for the congratulations and the same to you! I'm not used to getting any comments so I haven't been checking my profile, thus the delay in responding. Decided to accept the UCI offer today and I am really excited. Hope to be in the inaugural class with you!

- 09hopeful
  • On Irvine!
  • Friday, February 13 2009 at 01:10 PM

Congrats on Irvine! I hear that the faculty are very progressive and will strongly support students who wish to pursue public interest work.

- unionorganizer02
  • UCI vs Texas
  • Monday, March 09 2009 at 08:40 AM

Right now I'm leaning toward UCI. A little more $ from Texas would have sent me packing for Austin because of the proximity to family and friends, but that didn't happen! I'm leaving Thursday through the following Friday to visit UVA, UCI, UCLA, USC, and TX. I anticipate making a decision shortly after the trip. Cheers! Kent

- kp1981
  • Better Late than Never
  • Wednesday, March 11 2009 at 08:19 AM

Sorry for not popping in to say thanks for the 'grats on Boalt. I haven't been obsessing on LSN since that news came through (though I do wish I'd hear from SLS one way or another). Congrats on Irvine. It sounds very intreaguing. Good luck making your final decision.

- Rotor

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