Blackbear24 (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
4 Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) F graph Accepted A $75,000 -- -- -- 12/22/17 3 years
5 University of Cincinnati graph Accepted W $45,000 -- -- -- 02/07/18 3 years
3 Loyola University Chicago F graph Accepted W -- -- -- 01/26/18 3 years
6 Duquesne University F graph Accepted W $60,000 -- -- -- 01/17/18 3 years
7 Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Accepted W $60,000 -- -- -- 01/23/18 3 years
1 Ohio State University graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- 12/19/17 3 years
8 University of Toledo F graph Accepted W $5,000 -- -- -- 12/18/17 3 years
2 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F graph Waitlisted -- -- -- 03/16/18 3 years

Applicant Information

Poli Sci/history
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Great LORs
Participated in internships ranging from finance to legal assistant.
Interesting immigrant story
Huge involvement in student orgs at my university
Departmental honors


The huge dent in my application is obviously the LSAT. I spent about a year and a half doing self studies, as well as taking a class. For some reason, it never clicked. Nevertheless, I'm still applying to law school just to see where I'll be. If I dislike my options (highly likely), I'll just retake. I want to see if schools take a look at the whole candidate and not just the numbers.

Update 2/1/2018

So, it seems like my cycle had some success! I chose to apply to these schools based on location, employment, and talks with alumni. Granted, not all of these schools have those three factors, but the amount of scholarship provided by some make it a really enticing option, especially with having no interest in Biglaw. I still have to wait a few weeks to see what my last two options say to make a decision. I'll keep you all posted!


Update 4/17/2018

I was pretty pleased with the way my cycle turned out. In the end, it came down to Cincinnati and Chicago-Kent. I visited Chicago-Kent and was blown away by its facilities, faculty, and student body. Cinci, on the other hand, was the more "cost-effective" option. Because of my goals and desired location, I chose Chicago-Kent. I'll try and keep everyone updated as I move through the crazy journey we all know as "law school".

Visitor Comments

  • Thursday, January 25 2018 at 04:06 PM

When did Duq notify you/ how long did it take?

- pgh21
  • Friday, January 26 2018 at 06:03 PM

Jan 17th and it took them 2 weeks

- Blackbear24
  • Sunday, February 04 2018 at 03:10 PM


- pgh21
  • Congrats
  • Monday, June 18 2018 at 05:25 PM

Congrats on your recent acceptances. I had similar stats and blasted out my app and used the laws of averages to leverage admissions & $$. If you have any strategy Qs for admissions lmk ill be glad to help.

- aarwu2000

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