BasketCaseBrief (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
21 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
19 Washington University in St Louis graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
48 University of Maryland graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
38 Wake Forest University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
42 George Mason University PT graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
34 Washington and Lee University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
28 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
28 College of William and Mary graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
11 Northwestern University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
27 Indiana University Bloomington graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
28 University of California Davis graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
10 University of Virginia graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
22 University of Notre Dame graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
22 University of Minnesota Twin Cities graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
13 Cornell University PT graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
14 Georgetown University PT graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
72 Penn State University (Dickinson) graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
Howard University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
20 George Washington University PT graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years
48 American University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 10 years

Applicant Information

N/A
3.0
3.1
small private, city univ.
Criminal Justice, Sociology
N/A

Demographic Information

Washington
Washington - D.C.
African-American
Female
Yes
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

-Mock Trial competitor - 1 year in undergrad, 1 year in high school
-Law and Legal Services Academy in high school
-Secretary of university's Mock Trial Society; Awards
-Substantial work experience at a major non-profit organization in D.C. in social work and legal clinic
-Fair Budget Coalition member; active on Children & Youth, and Affordable Housing & Homelessness committees
-Community advocate
-worked PT while in undergrad
-Interned for the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch; worked in adult probation

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

-Upward grade trend from 1.8 GPA and academic probation to Dean's List three semesters, consecutively; 3.50 at graduation/final semester
-First generation member in family to graduate high school and college, and to pursue graduate education
-Strong interests in legislation, criminal law, constitutional law, family law, and public interest

LSAT: studying new strategies and improving

Will take the LSAT in June 2010 after TestMasters course starting in March 2010; expecting high scores: (lowest but not dissatisfied) 163; (satisfied) 168; (happiest of all) 171 and up. We'll see how it goes. High hopes.

LSAT Practice Test: registered for December 12th, will report results.

12/18/09 PT results: 155. Now I know how much work is ahead of me. I look forward to putting in my best with TestMasters, and I hear they're the best. If I can get a 155, I'm definitely capable of a 165. Hard work ahead. High hopes.
- Added UVA to the application list for next year. All major DC schools -- check.

Visitor Comments

  • visitor
  • Friday, November 13 2009 at 05:59 AM

I'm just visiting the site as my son is applying to law school. About your questions regarding Cornell. It is a beautiful campus in a lovely part of NYS about 4 1/2 hours from NYC. There is no better place to spend a few years of your life studying. You do not need a car but you will get great exercise on the hilly campus.

- Stephanie Gould
  • Cornell Visit
  • Monday, November 16 2009 at 07:20 AM

I visited last spring--and loved the campus! The facilities are beautiful, the people (that I met) were really nice. I sat in on a few classes, and the professor recognized a new face (in a class of 70+ students), and came over and introduced himself. I was only there for about 6 hours--so I didn't get a chance to go exploring. As far as needing a car, everything seemed close enough to walk, but I'm unfamiliar with their public transportation. As for how close it is to NYC, they have a shuttle that goes from Cornell to NYC regularly, and is reasonably priced--if you're looking to get out there often. Good luck and I'll keep my eye on your cycle. -God Bless, Jose

- cougarlive2
  • Interview...
  • Wednesday, December 16 2009 at 04:21 AM

The interview was pretty chill, they must request to interview you as there are otherwise no interviews offered.

- cualquien06
  • SLS
  • Wednesday, December 16 2009 at 04:30 AM

Thanks for the encouraging words! Stanford doesn't work for my wife. There are things more important than law school :-)

- starsong
  • Thanks!
  • Thursday, April 22 2010 at 11:41 AM

Thanks! Ya, it is nice to know that the LSAT isn't a deal breaker. Good luck on your LSAT and on your cycle! Let me know if you have any questions :)

- Lschool10gurl
  • Moolah
  • Sunday, April 25 2010 at 10:25 AM

Yeah thankfully it appears that not all merit scholarships are solely based on GPA. I think for my GW scholarship, LSAT played a big factor. As for NU, it was merit and need combined. Get your apps in early (unlike me) and you'll be in a great shape. And good call on Testmasters, that's what I took! Put in lots of hard work and it'll pay off =)

- eseedril

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