Avandore96 (2018-2019)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Accepted A $45,000 10/17/18 -- 01/19/19 01/15/19 6 months
Northwestern University graph Waitlisted W ED 10/03/18 -- -- 02/22/19 6 months
Loyola University Chicago graph Accepted W $84,000 10/16/18 -- 11/27/18 01/14/19 6 months
University of California Hastings graph Accepted W 10/03/18 -- -- 01/16/19 6 months
University of Wisconsin Madison F graph Accepted W $48,000 10/04/18 -- -- 12/20/18 6 months
Boston University graph Accepted W $90,000 11/13/18 -- 01/14/19 02/11/19 6 months
Loyola Law School graph Accepted W $54,000 10/03/18 -- 10/30/18 11/14/18 6 months
Cornell University F graph Accepted W $60,000 10/10/18 -- -- 03/11/19 6 months
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graph Accepted W $66,000 10/08/18 -- -- 12/20/18 6 months
Washington University in St Louis F graph Accepted W $90,000 10/03/18 -- -- 10/24/18 6 months
University of Virginia graph Pending W 10/03/18 -- 01/03/19 -- 6 months
Vanderbilt University graph Pending W 11/13/18 -- -- -- 6 months
University of Southern California F graph Waitlisted W 01/10/19 -- 01/11/19 03/08/19 7 months

Applicant Information

157
3.83
N/A
Private CA University
English/Theater
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
Illinois
Non-URM Latina
Female
5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

I didnt intend to post stats initially, but after going through this application cycle, I wanted to encourage people who think they dont have a shot to apply. Based on Reddit threads and pretty much every law school predictor algorithm, I had almost no chance of getting into top schools, but none of those things account for your life and work experience and what you bring to the table as a person and not as a walking standardized test score. Yes, study as hard as you can and re-take if you can, but if life circumstances dont allow you that privilege (FT job/school, kids, immigration, true economic hardship, etc.), APPLY ANYWAY. You are more than an LSAT score and I've noticed there are almost no cheerleaders on law school threads encouraging people with less than ideal scores to apply. This gave me so much anxiety while I was applying and I hope to counter some of that negativity. Some schools truly do look at your application holistically. Best of luck to everyone this cycle and next, shoot as high as you can, you might be surprised where you land!

Softs
-PhD in Comparative Literature, specializing in Holocaust Studies
-MA in English
-Founder of a non-profit working in refugee resettlement
-10 yrs work experience, 3 years working for the European Union Center at U of Illinois
-Complicated family immigration situation that influenced my application
-2 kids

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

12/17- rolled over to RD @ Northwestern

2/6- interview request @ Cornell

Visitor Comments

  • Friday, January 18 2019 at 09:00 PM

Congratulations! Truly inspiring background - well deserved.

- futureRBG
  • Monday, January 21 2019 at 10:51 PM

Thank you! Congratulations on your ED acceptance as well.

- Avandore96
  • Friday, February 08 2019 at 12:43 PM

Big congratulations on Wisconsin, that is a very well ranked law school, and we all know how important rank is in this field.

- CreativeThinker
  • Saturday, March 09 2019 at 04:38 PM

Thank you for your contribution and message. People like myself need to hear this stuff! Congrats on your success!

- halfcourthailmary
  • its holistic....to an extent
  • Thursday, June 06 2019 at 05:56 PM

key is the 3.83 is even just above median gpa at a lot of those schools and the diversity/profile allows them to give a substantial LSAT boost (to those viewing the profile for comparison).

- TheKiaLawyer

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