BL2017 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Minnesota Twin Cities graph Accepted W $126,000 11/01/17 11/02/17 11/02/17 11/29/17 1 year
Vanderbilt University graph Rejected 11/15/17 11/16/17 11/16/17 04/18/18 1 year
Indiana University Bloomington graph Accepted A $133,500 11/01/17 -- 11/02/17 12/18/17 1 year
University of Notre Dame graph Waitlisted W 11/08/17 11/10/17 11/10/17 01/29/18 1 year
New York University graph Rejected 11/02/17 11/03/17 11/13/17 04/12/18 1 year
Loyola University Chicago graph Accepted W $84,000 10/26/17 10/27/17 12/06/17 01/26/18 1 year
University of Iowa graph Accepted W 12/04/17 12/06/17 12/08/17 01/25/18 1 year
Duke University graph Rejected 11/02/17 11/03/17 11/03/17 02/20/18 1 year
Northwestern University graph Pending W 11/15/17 11/16/17 11/16/17 02/12/18 1 year
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graph Rejected 12/04/17 12/05/17 12/08/17 02/02/18 1 year
Cornell University graph Rejected ED 11/15/17 11/17/17 11/17/17 01/31/18 1 year
University of Chicago graph Waitlisted ED 11/15/17 11/16/17 11/22/17 12/20/17 1 year

Applicant Information

N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

MA, Mexican

Extra Curricular Information

-5 years of work experience
-First generation college student

Now that my cycle is over I want to give more info for context.

I took the LSAT a few times. My scores were 157-164-161. Also had a cancel on my record.

I attended a T25 a few years back for a semester but had to withdraw for medical reasons. My grades there were at/slightly below median. So it is possible to drop out and reapply.

I did feel like some schools looked negatively on me dropping out/reapplying but that may have been different if my grades had been higher for the classes I did take.


*11/2- I am hoping to get into a T14. If that fails, I hope to get a strong scholly to a regional in the Midwest/Vandy/Texas.

*11/13 UR1 at Minnesota and NYU

*11/22 UR1 at Northwestern and UChicago

*11/27 UR2 at NYU. Status Date change at NDLS. First update since going complete on 11/10.

*11/29 Admitted to Minnesota via status check. First acceptance of the cycle. Feels good!

*12/1 UR2 at UChicago

*12/11: UR1 at Duke. Went complete 11/3.

*12/11: Received a large scholarship from Minnesota. Very happy with their offer and am definitely considering them since I hope to stay in the Midwest.

*12/11: UR1 at Iowa

*12/13: Cornell date changed. Status reads "ready for review

*12/18: Interview request from Cornell

*12/18: UR2 AT NDLS

*12/18: Admitted to IU-Maurer via e-mail. No status updates before admission. Scholarship info was included in the e-mail. Kind of disappointed in their offer given that Indiana is my home state and my LSAT is above their 75th.

*12/18: UR3 at UChicago

*12/20: Waitlisted at UChicago. Happy it wasn't a rejection.

*01/02: UR1 at Illinois

*01/03: UR3 at NDLS

*01/03: Hold Tight Email at NYU

*01/10: Interview received at Cornell

*01/11: UR2 at Iowa

*01/18: Status changed from "interview received" to "your application is ready for review" at Cornell

*01/22: Date change at Cornell. Application is still ready for review.

*01/23: UR3 at Iowa

*01/25: Admitted to Iowa via email

*01/26: Admitted to Loyola Chicago via email

*01/29: WL or rejected at Notre Dame. Status checker updated to "decision made" with no seat deposit info. Womp Womp.

*01/31: Rejected at Cornell.

*02/12: Withdrew from Northwestern cause I'm not getting in lol

*02/19: UR2 at Duke

*03/08: Got the "scholarship funds depleted" email from Iowa. Going to withdraw, not worth sticker.

*03/15: Successfully negotiated scholarship with IU Maurer! Makes it a top contender for me.

*04/17: Withdrew from the Notre Dame waitlist. Withdrew from Minnesota, which was bittersweet since I really thought I was attending for a while.

Riding the UChicago waitlist until the end, otherwise will be attending IU Maurer School of Law!

Visitor Comments

  • how did you find out
  • Wednesday, January 31 2018 at 01:04 PM

about rejection at Cornell?

- mkilani
  • Wednesday, January 31 2018 at 04:07 PM

same stats & also URM! bummed to see your rejection from cornell but congrats on your offers so far! good luck this cycle!

- merm
  • TopLawSchools users migrated to LawSchoo
  • Saturday, February 03 2018 at 08:01 AM

Hi - I don't know for sure if you're the same person who recently posted on the TopLawSchools forum. That forum had serious issues due to someone purchasing it recently, and many good posters were banned for life. So a new, very active forum was started - it's LawSchool.Life . If that URL, or any conceivable variation of it, is posted on the old forum, it is automatically changed to something else, and the poster is banned for life also. The new forum is very active now, and you'll probably get better advice on the new forum. If you're not the same person who posted, please ignore this, and excuse the intrusion. Good luck with your cycle.

- mae2048
  • Merm
  • Monday, February 12 2018 at 11:53 AM

Thanks you too!

- BL2017
  • Mkilani
  • Monday, February 12 2018 at 11:53 AM

Via email!

- BL2017

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