Breakthrough (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Rutgers Law School graph Accepted $24,000 -- -- -- -- 2 years
Temple University F graph Accepted W $25,000 -- -- -- -- 2 years
University of Pennsylvania graph WL, Rejected -- -- -- -- 2 years
New York University graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 2 years
Seton Hall University F graph Accepted W $50,000 -- -- -- -- 2 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Accepted W $50,000 -- -- -- -- 2 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F graph Accepted W $35,000 -- -- -- -- 2 years
Fordham University F graph Accepted W $20,000 -- -- -- -- 2 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 2 years

Applicant Information

N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information


Extra Curricular Information

Some leadership roles and some legal internships. But nothing extraordinary.


** Scholarships are per year**

I have no idea how things will go this cycle, so I'm praying for the best.

All apps sent in December and January.

Unsolicited fee waivers from NYU, U Penn, Duke, U Michigan, Emory, Vandy, Notre Dame
PSA: ALWAYS NEGOTIATE YOUR SCHOLARSHIP. All they can tell you is no, you have nothing to loss. (Negotiate until they tell you that's their final offer! BE BOLD!)

Admitted: 12/18
I can't believe it, they got back to me so quick. This was my top choice last admissions cycle so I'm very happy about this. God is great!!

Admitted: 1/4
I'm so happy! This is such a change of pace from last admissions cycle. To be transparent, I applied very late last cycle and with a low lsat score, and got rejected from every school I applied too. Now, these schools are getting back to me with acceptances quick and with scholarships. God has changed the script on my story and He can do the same for you. Just trust Him!
** Original offer was $40,000 a year. After negotiating they raised it to $50,000.

1/14 - I'm still torn about whether or not I should apply to more schools. I want to stay close to home, but I don't want to look back and feel like I limited myself due to location. I added Penn State and U Michigan. U Michigan sent me a fee waiver and a large packet in the mail so I felt like it was necessary to apply. Any more advice is very welcomed.

Complete: 1/10
Accepted: 1/23 Full tuition! Thank you Jesus!
*After negotiating they offered me a $3,000 stipend and before the deposit deadline they increased it to $5,000

UR2: 12/31
WAITLIST: 4/26 - After months of being under review they finally got back to me with a spot on the waitlist. Even though this isn't an acceptance, I'm thrilled to even be considered!

Complete: 12/21
Admitted: 1/28
** They initially offered me $15,000 a year. But they raised it to $20,000 after sending a negation email. Final offer

UR1: 1/15
Waitlist: 3/15
Waitlist reject: 5/1
** I never wrote a letter of continued interest, so I'm not sure if this rejection is on me. However, I've decided to attend Rutgers with a great scholarship and I'm happy with my decision.

UR: 1/2
Admitted: 2/6
**Initially they offered me $20,000 a year. However, after negotiating twice, they raised it to $35,000 a year.

Complete: 12/14
Admitted: 2/18
** For some reason they offered me no money at first. But after negotiating they offered me $25,000 a year.

Complete: 1/23
Waitlist: 2/8

Visitor Comments

  • Best of luck
  • Tuesday, December 18 2018 at 01:46 PM

Good luck! Have you considered apply to a couple more t14 schools? Just to give you more options?

- Caustin52
  • Tuesday, December 18 2018 at 03:14 PM

Good luck on your cycle! And I'd second the person above about applying to more t14 schools. + BU, Emory, & George Washington

- Chun-Li
  • Friday, December 21 2018 at 05:44 PM

Thanks for the kind words! And no they didn't offer me any money

- Caustin52
  • Congratulations!
  • Thursday, December 27 2018 at 08:47 AM

Good job and congrats!

- onilew0984
  • Temple
  • Friday, January 04 2019 at 03:49 PM

When did you submit your app?

- mycatruby
  • Temple
  • Monday, January 07 2019 at 02:52 PM

Thank you for the response and good luck.

- mycatruby
  • Tuesday, January 22 2019 at 11:06 PM

Thank you! Congrats on Seton Hall & Rutgers! Good luck in the rest of your cycle :)

- CavsGirl95
  • Fordham
  • Wednesday, April 03 2019 at 10:44 AM

Congrats on Fordham! How soon after applying did you hear back?

- PaulS95
  • Thursday, May 02 2019 at 09:12 AM

Thanks for responding. Unfortunately I wasn't accepted there. Any tips on negotiating for scholarship $? I'm looking to reach out to Cardozo to see if I can get an increase

- PaulS95
  • Friday, May 03 2019 at 12:18 PM

Awesome thanks for the help!

- PaulS95

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