Blackjack19 (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
6 University of the Pacific graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 12 years
4 University of San Diego graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
5 University of Hawaii graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
5 University of Oregon graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 12 years
1 University of California Davis graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
1 University of California Hastings graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
3 Loyola Law School graph Accepted -- -- -- -- 12 years
2 American University graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 12 years
6 Arizona State University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years

Applicant Information

153
3.79
3.75
Public
N/A
N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
California
Non-URM
Male
N/A

Extra Curricular Information

- PBK

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Basically, standardized tests and I don't get along. I like to keep telling myself that a 153 is above the national 50th percentile, :) so it's all good. I faired about the same on the SAT. I explained in an addendum that standardized test scores are not indicative of my academic abilities. My personal statement was also about perseverance. Hopefully, law schools will reward my hard work ethic. Only time will tell. Wish me luck!

1/19/08 Rejected at UC Hastings via small white letter...what a shocker! haha. Ive pretty much come to terms with the idea that UOP is my only hope...and it's not even guaranteed!

2/1/08 Received an email from Florida Coastal even though I didn't apply there. They want me to call them and are offering $12,000/year. It's definitely nice to know that somebody wants me, but I don't think I'm gonna take 'em up on it.

2/23/08 Yay! A non-rejection, haha. American waitlisted me which is surprising because they rejected applicants with much stronger numbers. I won't hold my breath, because they still have to review tons, but I would drop everything if I got in.

2/25/08 A dream come true!!!! I got into Loyola Law School's Day Division! This is unbelievable! There is hope for low LSATers. Oh, and if you're going to try to rain on my parade, go ahead and save your breath. I'M GOING TO LAW SCHOOL BABY!!!

3/1/08 I hate small white envelopes. Rejected at UC Davis.

I really wanna go to American, but I'll count my blessings...

3/9/08 Waitlisted at U of Oregon. I wish I had been rejected, haha j/k (yeah, I know--I should be careful what I wish for...). It would've made my life much simpler. They want me to send a letter of intent to enroll, and from what the letter sounds like, there's a decent chance I'll get admitted. Going there would save me $40 k of indebtedness...*sigh* I dunno =*(.

3/21/08 Just got back from visiting Loyola. I was a little turned off by it. The area around it is kinda ghetto, and the traffic was horrific. The school's architecture was odd, and there was a wall around the semi-small campus in the middle of nowhere. On the other hand, L.A. is obviously a very dynamic city, and there's a lot to do outside of the immediate campus area. There are housing options within 15 minutes driving. They also had a parking structure that accommodates 1000 cars or so (for their 1200 member school). I left a bit unsure of my ultimate impression. I'm going to visit Oregon within 2 weeks and American within 3.

4/3/08 Just got back from Oregon...loved it! The law school building was unbelievable (funded by Nike CEO), and the campus was also very nice. I will admit that the weather was abnormally pleasant, though still a bit cold. I like the idea of being able to utilize the Rec Cen on campus and living very close to school. Having fun-loving undergrads is also somewhat reduces stress to an extent (vs. being constantly with law students). However, job prospects aren't so good in the area, and Eugene is a pretty small town.

4/9/08 Saw American and liked it a lot. The surrounding area was nice and the law school was as well. Rather expensive, however. Still top of remaining choices, but I won't hold my breath.

4/10/08 Rejected at Hawaii.

Well, my cycle is essentially over...even if I were to get into UOP, I wouldn't go--unless I received a large grant, which I don't see happening.

I sent my first deposit into Loyola the other day; however, I would still likely go to UO or American if I get in off the waitlist.

Either which way, Im happy with the cycles outcome...If someone would have offered me a spot at Loyola vs. rolling the dice and seeing where I get in, I definitely wouldve accepted Loyola. That being said, it has been a success :)

Visitor Comments

  • Good Luck!
  • Monday, January 21 2008 at 05:36 PM

Hey, good luck this cycle. I'll keep an eye on your progress (we're pretty identical number wise)

- axc2007
  • ...
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 11:07 PM

lsat is what schools look at. you should retake your lsat to match that really really high gpa so you can have options. good luck with your cycle

- BayArea
  • hey
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 05:28 PM

thanks for stopping by my page. And i got accepted part-time evening division. But i am psyched! Hope you get into the school of your choice. Your gpa is awesome and i am sure the school will look at that. keep in touch.

- jamestran8888
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, February 26 2008 at 10:42 PM

OMG, congratulations on Loyola...My dream school (well after UCLA, but there is no way). We have similar numbers, so maybe there is hope for me and Loyola :-) When did you go complete? I am desperately waiting to hear from them. Any day now (I hope)

- miri
  • congrat
  • Wednesday, February 27 2008 at 11:19 AM

Hey bro, congrat on Loyola!!! that is GREAT NEWS. i know you are very excited. You deserve it bro. Good to know that you are going to be somewhere this fall. Keep in touch!!!

- jamestran8888
  • Congratulations!
  • Thursday, February 28 2008 at 11:43 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page. It was getting lonely without any comments from people... ;) Don't let the snotty-nosed 175-LSAT score holders bring you down. I am in the exact same boat as you - standardized tests are my archnemesis. There is more to an applicant than a test score, and I think the adm. cmt. will see that in us (cross the fingers...). Congrats on Loyola, and best of luck on the remaining schools. Spending your law school days along the beaches of Hawaii sure seems like an excellent idea. I'll keep an eye out on your progress which will undoubtedly be pleasantly surprising for you.

- yonsohn
  • Congrats
  • Saturday, March 01 2008 at 10:50 PM

On Loyola. It's a great school. To be honest, from what it looks like you just standarized test poorly. If I was you, I'd do the day law at Loyola see how you like it and if you really want to try a D.C. experience or elsewhere think about the possibility of transfering. Of course, that's assuming you don't end up loving it at Loyola, which might be hard to do since I heard the campus is wonderful. D.C. is expensive and part-time is well, part-time. GL with your remaining apps and if you want to talk D.C. let me know.

- alltimelow
  • Thanks
  • Sunday, March 02 2008 at 01:30 PM

Hastings was a HUGE acceptance for me. I would say they are my number 1 right now; but, I have to figure out if I can take enough in loans to afford it since its pricey. If by some miracle I get into Davis I'd attend their over Hastings. Make sure to send a letter of continued interest to American ASAP. It'll help you get off that waitlist.

- axc2007
  • LOYOLA!!!
  • Monday, March 03 2008 at 07:15 AM

All I can cay is congratulations and I hope you prove the LSAT and other standardized tests wrong. Obviously Loyola knows you can.

- coolerking
  • Hastings, American
  • Monday, March 03 2008 at 12:01 PM

I'm not sure how all waitlists work, but I know you'll be reevaluated against the pool your in. I think this may be beneficial in your situation if you submit a good LOCI or a personalized "Why American" statement explaining why you would be a perfect fit for their program. I think raw numbers become less of a factor on waitlists since you were good enough not to be auto-rejected. So, an additional soft factor could really help you. I've only been to San Francisco once, it was earlier this year after the Stanford Invite cross country meet. How is Hastings? I know its a great school, but I'm curious about the neighborhood (I've heard it's pretty rough). Or, is that just blown out of proportion?

- axc2007
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, March 03 2008 at 02:19 PM

Congrats on Loyola! that's a great law school, I have not heard anything from them yet maybe because I applied with a paper application. I am glad that people like us with low LSAT can prove people wrong. I'm going to visit American soon and see how I like it, I hear great things. Good luck with that!

- justice21
  • No love form Loyola for me
  • Tuesday, March 04 2008 at 06:24 PM

...I was rejected today...:-(. Well I expected it, but I had a little teeny weeny bit of hope. Looks like Western State here I come lol. We'll see, I am waiting to hear from four more. Not expecting any love from UCLA or USCa (you gotta reach for the stars though, right?). I'll be checking on the rest of your applications. Take care

- miri
  • ...
  • Tuesday, March 04 2008 at 10:15 PM

Well, I am not able to relocate right now, so I only applied to schools in my area. If I would not have gotten in anywhere, I would have applied next year again (with the option to relocate). It is fine. i am pretty much thrilled I got in somewhere. :-) I am thinking about trying to transfer. One of my good friends transfered from Whittier to Loyola, so we'll see what happens :-)

- miri
  • congrats
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 12:11 PM

on Loyola! How long did it take them to get back to you? It's been eleven weeks since I sent my applications out and I am getting a bit antsy waiting for decisions to come my way. Which of the remaining schools is your top choice?

- nomikos86
  • congrats
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 12:11 PM

on Loyola! How long did it take them to get back to you? It's been eleven weeks since I sent my applications out and I am getting a bit antsy waiting for decisions to come my way. Which of the remaining schools is your top choice?

- nomikos86
  • loyola
  • Sunday, March 09 2008 at 11:27 AM

I hope I get in. We could potentially be attending the same law school in the fall. American is a really good school. What's the dual degree program. Speaking of road trips, I will be heading out to Los Angeles in April to check out some schools. Thanks for the well wishes!

- nomikos86
  • USD
  • Sunday, March 09 2008 at 11:51 AM

is a good school as well, but I don't know how much regional clout it has. It sure is a pretty campus though (as with most SoCal law schools).

- nomikos86
  • Thanks
  • Monday, March 10 2008 at 08:07 PM

For the Alabama congrats. They said I'd hear about money later. I applied late and it seems most the schools want to wait before offering anything at all. Realistically, I really liked GW when I visited. But if that's not to be, I'm estatic about the propsects of studying at W&M for law. Also congrats on Oregon!

- alltimelow
  • American
  • Thursday, March 13 2008 at 06:39 AM

I've heard that the job prospects aren't that good, especially for high paying legal jobs, given the very steep competition in the DC area they have from top 14 schools and other higher ranked schools. Also, that their financial aid in terms of free money is pretty much non-existent. I've heard that the administration is pretty poor and that the staff is rude/unhelpful and the students don't seem to like it there. This is just what I've read from the internet, but American didn't have what I was looking for anyway, so even if I had read positive things about it I don't think I would go there anyway. Good luck with the wait list but congrats on Loyola. I see you're still waiting on USD as well!

- sms
  • Thanks again
  • Thursday, March 13 2008 at 12:37 PM

for stopping by and congratulating me. I am still in shock with all of the acceptances, though the pending apps. are killin' me. Keep sending positive vibes to the remaining schools. I'm sure good news are on their way...

- yonsohn
  • How did you get...
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 06:24 PM

into Loyola with a 153...are you sure you're not URM?

- Uhh...
  • Haters
  • Wednesday, March 19 2008 at 08:52 PM

= a sign of success (so cheers to that ^)....And no, I'm pretty sure that I'm not URM.

- Blackjack19
  • Hater
  • Saturday, March 22 2008 at 02:00 PM

Hey that hater came to hate on me too! Congrats again on Loyola and when people hate like that it all comes back so poor them. Good luck with the rest of the pending apps and I'll be at American next week.

- justice21
  • hey
  • Sunday, March 23 2008 at 09:32 AM

hey hey! long time no talk

- nomikos86
  • Congrats!
  • Sunday, March 23 2008 at 04:10 PM

First of all congrats on Loyola, that's awesome. I read some of your posts and I'm in the same boat, just never been a good standardized test taker... But hopefully I get into a great school like Loyola on my cycle too... Good luck with the rest of yours...

- losangeles101
  • stuff constinued
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 06:17 AM

thanks for the congrats. I was a little disappointed however at the small scholarship I was given. Sorry to hear that you didn't like Loyola's campus. I've heard that LA traffic is notorious. The matches start this Friday but we will be heading to Orlando on Thursday. thanks for asking. At least you enjoyed LA. SO there still is a possibility that we will be law school buddies this fall. I just wish they weren't taking so long to get back to me.

- nomikos86
  • hawaii
  • Friday, April 11 2008 at 02:19 AM

how were u notified by Hawaii??

- iwill
  • congrats
  • Sunday, April 20 2008 at 09:20 AM

on Loyola! Looks like we will be in the same city!

- nomikos86
  • Congrats!
  • Sunday, April 20 2008 at 06:44 PM

Hey, Thanks for your message. Congrats on Loyola!

- down2earth

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