CG878 (2014-2015)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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 Virginia graph Accepted W 10/29/08 -- -- 01/09/09 5 years
University of Miami graph Accepted W $60,000 11/08/08 -- -- 11/21/08 5 years
Cornell University graph Accepted W 11/04/08 -- -- 02/03/09 5 years
University of Washington graph Accepted W 10/31/08 -- -- 02/04/09 5 years
Vanderbilt University graph Waitlisted W 11/01/08 -- -- 01/31/09 5 years
Boston University graph Waitlisted W 10/31/08 -- -- 02/02/09 5 years
Boston College graph Accepted W 10/30/08 -- -- 12/18/08 5 years
University of California Los Angeles graph Waitlisted W ED 10/29/08 -- -- 12/15/08 5 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Waitlisted W 10/29/08 -- -- 01/22/09 5 years
American University graph Accepted W 10/29/08 -- -- 12/02/08 5 years
George Washington University graph Waitlisted W 11/04/08 -- -- 02/05/09 5 years
University of Chicago graph Rejected 11/02/08 -- -- 04/28/09 5 years
1 University of California Berkeley graph Accepted A 10/30/08 -- -- 02/19/09 5 years
University of Southern California graph Rejected 10/29/08 -- -- 03/23/09 5 years
2 Columbia University graph Rejected 10/29/08 -- -- 02/03/09 5 years
New York University graph Rejected 10/29/08 -- -- 01/17/09 5 years
Georgetown University graph Rejected 10/29/08 -- -- 01/05/09 5 years

Applicant Information

153
3.62
3.67
N/A
N/A
N/A

Demographic Information

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Yes
In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

LSAT weakest part of my application...All other credentials, including GPA (also in honors program at a competitive school, have a rigorous liberal arts academic feel to my courses, strong "personal" statement, great internships & fellowships, ect.), should deem me competitive for a top 20.

I guess we'll see just how important this LSAT really is...

*Goal: Top 20

*Currently: Top 10 (Berkeley at 6) - - - I DID IT!!!

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--FINAL POST--

I hesitated for a long time before creating my profile for a few reasons. I knew with my LSAT score and the schools I was aiming for that I'd get some harsh criticism...and there's no doubt that I have! But I must say the encouragement/congrats have far outweighed any hatred that was thrown at my wall. So I thank all of you who contributed to that!

However, the reason I ultimately decided to create this profile was to show people (and in particular URMs) that regardless of what people say, what people think, or how people make you feel, you can gain admittance into the top schools regardless of any ONE factor. I can't tell you how many times either a pretentious adviser, a "frenemy," or someone who gets all of their info from these horrible blogs said to me "think again" or "there's no way with your numbers" or "maybe you should wait a year and retake the LSAT." However, I always knew that I could do it. And if you're dealing with the same thing, remember that at the end of the day you have to live the life you've made for yourself, so do what you want to do with it. Who cares what others tell you to do. They're not stuck with your life. I've learned that hunger and grit count for everything in this world!

So, I don't know if you've seen it but there's A LOT of hatefulness on these blogs and such! People can definitely hit you below the belt, which only naturally stings sometimes. However, I've noticed that a lot of it comes from how one does on the "means everything and nothing at the same time"...dun..dun...dun... LSAT. It's so funny when people say things like "you don't deserve it" b/c its based on a premise that is completely shallow. There are SOOOO many other components that go into getting accepted into a law school (if it only came down to the LSAT I'm sure they wouldn't bother asking for anything else). So accept the fact that one can have an incredible personal statement for instance, illustrating that they've been through obstacles that would make the "student that's always had everything in life" crumble, and be as equally promising as someone who did well on a four hour test. The reason I know this is because I've seen it. With a 153, I was accepted to not only one T14 but three. It wasn't a fluke. To everyone who thinks otherwise, believe it or not, we (including those who are in a similar situation) are actually smart human beings with incredible credentials...hard to believe, I know... but TRUE nonetheless! But speaking directly to those people that are part of the collective "we," (everyone who falls into the "hateful category" don't read this part)...know that it's JEALOUSLY at its clearest! Regardless of if people think your profile is fake (or a flame..?.. as someone referred to it on TLS)...know that at the end of the day you're the one that will have the prestige, the experiences, and the degree.

So to my fellow Berkeley students, I can't wait to meet you! To those who achieved similar success, CONGRATULATIONS! What you've done is incredible and 110% deserved! To those who are starting this process, I say grow tough skin, disregard what bitter idiots tell you, and let this profile prove to you that you can do it if you work hard and illustrate to admission committees that you eat people like those bitter idiots for breakfast. Enjoy your food! I wish all of you the best...

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

***02/24/09*** So, my final decision is to attend Berkeley (it might have been obvious in a comparison of my previous posts). I've not received a final decision from Chicago or USC, but an acceptance from either wouldn't make me rethink Berkeley. So it appears I'm done with this very arduous process! I'll have a final posting regarding my thoughts on and lessons learned from all of this very soon. Until then, good luck to everyone who is reading this. Congratulations if you have gotten into your dream school!!! If not, keep your head up and believe that everything truly happens for a reason. You will find success if you work hard and keep fighting.
Update (03/23/09): Out at USC... but it's ok =)
Update (04/28/09): Out at Chicago... and again all ok =)

***02/19/09*** OMG! OMG! OMG!! OMG!!! OMG!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!! I GOT INTO BERKELEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY NO. 1! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING!! SUNNY CALIFORNIA! AHHHHHHHH!!!! AND THEY ARE PAYING FOR A FLIGHT TO COME VISIT!!! I WOULD WALK ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO GET TO BERKELEY! ... ... and breathe....

***02/07/09*** Whoa! So after not having received a call from Chicago (the norm if accepted) I, for sure, thought I would be waitlisted or rejected... but instead I've been placed on "hold." It says you can send an additional LoR, an updated transcript, or an additional essay (they give you 3 topics to choose from: one on internet regulation, one on payments as a precondition for endorsing a candidate for President, one on a movie/book that resonated with you) which must be submitted by Feb. 27. Hmm... I think I'd go to Virginia over Chicago but I sort of want to get into Chicago now. It's nice to have options, not sure what I'm going to do... BTW, where is USC's notification!!!? It was forever ago that I went complete!

***02/05/09*** Waitlisted at GW... which doesn't beat UVA or Cornell! It's been 4 consecutive days of notifications! Only 3 more places...

***02/04/09*** In at U. Washington!!!! And with it came a very personal message from the Dean of Admissions which definitely makes me feel honored and privileged to have received an invite. Not sure if I'll attend but Seattle would be an incredible place to spend the next three years, so we'll see!! The notices just keep rolling in! Only 4 places to hear back from! WOW... I'm almost done!

***02/03/09*** IN AT CORNELL!!!! My second T14! Can this really be happening???! I received an email this morning from the Dean of Admissions informing me of my acceptance. I cannot believe it! I'm definitely going to visit before I make my final decision on where to attend... but wow... an IVY LEAGUE... this is incredible!!!!!

Later that day... Out at Columbia! Ok, so into one Ivy and out at the next. Not sure why this one doesn't sting as much as I thought it would. I think it's because I would have told you before this all started that I wasn't going to get in anywhere. I seriously cannot believe this has all happened. But now it all lies in Dean Tom's hands. C'mon Berkeley...
Status Checker: Chicago's rejection/waitlist is in the mail...

***02/02/09*** Haha... Another waitlist from Boston University. Serves me right for complaining about waitlists.

***01/31/09*** Another waitlist... this time at Vanderbilt. I would go to Virginia over Vanderbilt so it doesn't really matter but waitlists are definitely annoying... Just make a decision, yes or no! Haha... Right now though... Columbia and Berkeley are the only decisions I'm biting my fingernails over and the only two places I'd go over Virginia. I've now heard back from half of my 17 schools. This process seems to have taken so long yet I can't believe I'm almost done.

***01/23/09*** Status Checker: Vanderbilt letter on its way...

***01/22/09*** So I'm shocked!! I thought I would have surely been rejected from Penn, but I just received an email stating that I've been placed on their waitlist. It's weird, however, the instant you realize that you aren't going somewhere, especially when for a year you've imagined what it might be like to go to school there. So long Penn...
Virginia is currently the frontrunner.

***01/17/09*** Out at NYU...so not living in Soho. Not too disappointing because I feel lucky to even be considered at these top schools. I'm just sooo glad that I'm cemented into a Top 10, and no one can take that away. ...Still holding out for my top 2!

***01/09/09*** IN AT UVA!!!!!!!! AHH!!! I got a call this morning from the Dean of Admissions! My dreams have definitely come true this cycle!!! I'm into a Top 10 school!!!

***01/07/09*** Got back to school today, checked the mail, and rejected at Georgetown and waitlisted at UCLA. It was sort of expected from Georgetown but a little disappointing from UCLA. However, I'm honestly a little relieved about UCLA too. After applying early decision, I was sort of praying for a deferral because I've been having second thoughts about being forced to go to LA, especially after knowing the consideration Berkeley (my #1) is giving to my application. A waitlist isn't a deferral but it isn't a rejection so it's not all bad news. If it counts for anything, UCLA's waitlist letter is really nice and states "the Admissions Committee is 'sufficiently impressed' by your qualifications to place you on our waitlist." So... On we go!

***12/22/08*** Email from Boston U. stating that there has been a significant influx of applications this year, and I'll hear something from them by mid-January. Getting into BC definitely mitigates the nerves regarding BU though.

***12/18/08*** BIG PACKET FROM BOSTON COLLEGE!!! I can't believe it!!! Also, got an email from Dean Tom at Berkeley Law saying I've passed initial review and have been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee (only about 1500 applications that aren't admitted directly move there...around 200 are generally accepted). But regardless of what happens with Berkeley...it has been a great day! I'm in at BC Law!!!!!

***12/02/08*** In at American!! Didn't think I'd hear from them so soon! Yay...Now I have options!

***11/24/08*** All 17 apps complete. I should definitely hear back from UCLA and BC within a few weeks.

***11/21/08*** In at Miami! (I'm officially going to law school!)

Visitor Comments

  • Good luck!
  • Sunday, August 31 2008 at 09:14 AM

Good luck on the LSAT! What are you practice testing at?

- Mightyhim
  • Good Luck
  • Monday, November 10 2008 at 09:17 AM

We have similar numbers and lsat scores and are also applying to some of the same schools. Good luck!

- starrykc16
  • Good Luck!
  • Monday, November 10 2008 at 12:15 PM

Good luck in your cycle and I am happy to see that all you app are done. Please update as often as possible.

- legaldiva
  • Friday, November 21 2008 at 07:51 AM

We have the same index score... did you get any scholarships? Also, what did your accpetance letter look like? Was it an envelope or just a plain letter? Thanks.

- lsn2000
  • Yay!
  • Saturday, November 22 2008 at 06:34 AM

Yay!! I'm super exicted to get in! Congrats to you! Which is your first choice?

- starrykc16
  • Wednesday, December 03 2008 at 03:01 AM

Similar numbers and schools...good luck! 1- What's your number 1-3 choices? 2- How did you hear from American (email, snail mail)?

- fergi85
  • hey
  • Wednesday, December 03 2008 at 09:26 AM

how you like w&l?

- anonymous
  • Thursday, December 04 2008 at 02:49 AM

Sounds good! Congrats. When do they let you know about scholarships? What type of law you want to practice and where?

- fergi85
  • Thursday, December 04 2008 at 08:31 AM

I'm in Teach For America and it has changed my career path. I want to practice public interest law...but due to high tuition costs...I will do corporate law for 3-7 yrs first, then do public interest law. I'm not sure where I want to live. Hopefully I will get into a t14 school so the degree is portable.

- fergi85
  • AMERICAN
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 09:34 AM

CONGRATS... im in as well.. and am grateful to have options.. We have comparable numbers and similar to you Im wishing to get in any top 20. The wait is long.. but im hopeful.. Good luck!

- soldiva
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, December 06 2008 at 05:07 AM

Congrats on AU!! Great school...I also have applied there and I am keeping my fingers crossed! Your acceptance give me some hope that the lsat score is not the principal stat in their admission decision process. Great job and good luck with the rest of your cycle.

- cmintz001
  • Monday, December 08 2008 at 02:37 AM

My top choices are NU, Cornell and UPenn. If those don't work out, I will end up at UGA. Goodluck with your cycle!

- fergi85
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 03:21 PM

on AU!!!! Having options feels good doesn't it! Good luck with the rest of your apps!

- starrykc16
  • On BC...
  • Thursday, December 18 2008 at 05:19 PM

Congrats on your acceptance into BC. And your progress with Berkeley. I'll keep your my fingers crossed for you with that school as well.

- macjags07
  • Friday, December 19 2008 at 01:48 AM

Congrats on BC! You are having an awesome cycle! Keep it up!

- fergi85
  • YEAYYYY
  • Friday, December 19 2008 at 07:40 AM

I am sooo Happy for you!! BC!! and further review for BERKELEY!!! amaaaaxinnnnnggg! Santa came through for you. You give me hope... CHEERS!

- soldiva
  • Friday, December 19 2008 at 08:39 AM

Not too shabby..hoping a t14 school will come through soon :-)

- fergi85
  • Friday, December 19 2008 at 08:13 PM

Congratulations on your acceptances...

- swmontgomery
  • Monday, December 22 2008 at 11:36 AM

Thank you. Do you know what type of law that you want to get into to?

- swmontgomery
  • Tuesday, December 23 2008 at 10:59 AM

Ya, I've always wanted to do something involving sports. I actually took an intellectual property law class last semester, which was interesting. I was amazed at how interrelated the two subjects are. Good Luck.

- swmontgomery
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, December 29 2008 at 02:43 PM

On Boston!!!

- starrykc16
  • congrats
  • Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 03:39 AM

hey congrats on BC, I so wished I had sent out my applications earlier.

- psychomus
  • Sunday, January 04 2009 at 09:32 AM

Happy New Year! Good luck with law school decisions...January should be "the" month.

- fergi85
  • Sunday, January 04 2009 at 04:12 PM

Indeed....here we go!

- fergi85
  • georgetown
  • Tuesday, January 06 2009 at 10:28 AM

hey, i also went to decision yesterday. good luck!

- gjd
  • On UVA
  • Friday, January 09 2009 at 12:15 PM

...CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS on UVA. That's great. You're cycle is turning out to be quite incredible. How were you notified?

- macjags07
  • Friday, January 09 2009 at 03:28 PM

congrats on virginia on man!

- DaBrooklynKid
  • ...rumble young man, rumble!
  • Friday, January 09 2009 at 06:17 PM

Congrats on UVA! I received the good news today as well - good luck on the rest of your cycle!

- OldG
  • Saturday, January 10 2009 at 05:04 AM

CONGRATS ON UVA! ROCK IT OUT!

- fergi85
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, January 10 2009 at 09:08 AM

Congratulations on UVA! That is so amazing!

- persianblue
  • Sunday, January 11 2009 at 04:35 PM

Is there a 2nd LSAT score we are not seeing?

- anonymous
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, January 12 2009 at 02:05 PM

FREAKING A ON UVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- starrykc16
  • UVA
  • Monday, January 12 2009 at 03:52 PM

Man, if I get pulled off of UVAs waitlist it's on!

- starrykc16
  • Miami...
  • Tuesday, January 13 2009 at 03:36 PM

How long after your acceptance letter to Miami were you notified of your scholarship offer?

- SHSU2008grad
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, January 13 2009 at 10:17 PM

Congratulations! You deserve it!!! I'm happy for you!!

- hoodcelebrity
  • Saturday, January 17 2009 at 04:47 PM

congrats on UVA!!

- anonymous
  • NOTE: IN RESPONSE
  • Thursday, January 22 2009 at 02:53 PM

Note: In response to an anonymous message received. I've only taken the LSAT once.

- CG878
  • Saturday, January 31 2009 at 12:47 PM

Thank you. Life will be great at top 10 school...but also lots of debt...kind of scares me...A LOT!

- fergi85
  • Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 07:08 AM

Congrats on Cornell! Found out I got in today also =)

- missv463
  • Wow!
  • Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 08:38 AM

Congrats on Cornell today! They let me in as well :) Good luck with the rest of your cycle, but it seems you won't need it ;)

- TammyG
  • CORNELL :D
  • Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 09:02 AM

CORNELL?! No way! Nice! I guess you know where you're headed? if i get in there, i'll see you there. otherwise, maybe we shall meet at uva or bc (we have those options in common), ... either of which i'm sure would be great too! :D :D :D

- anonymous
  • Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 09:44 AM

I can't believe we both have t14 OPTIONS! Who would've thought!?!? Congrats!!

- fergi85
  • cornell
  • Wednesday, February 04 2009 at 03:30 PM

congrats on Cornell!!! I got in this week too! :) Maybe I'll see you there next year. haha. good luck with the restof ur schools

- mmgallo1
  • Monday, February 09 2009 at 04:24 PM

It's between NU and Cornell...leaning towards NU. Money talks though. You UVA or Cornell?

- fergi85
  • Tuesday, February 10 2009 at 12:51 PM

In-state!?!? Lucky you...I am going to have to pay lots for either NU or Cornell.

- fergi85
  • Congrats!
  • Thursday, February 12 2009 at 07:37 AM

on all you acceptances and good luck with Boult! BTW is your decision date for U Wash accurate?

- miraclehunt
  • Congrats
  • Sunday, February 15 2009 at 05:22 AM

Congrats on your cycle. We have similar numbers. This cycle is killing me but watching your profile gives me hope.

- itspaulm
  • on Berkeley
  • Thursday, February 19 2009 at 08:09 AM

CONGRATS!!!! yayyyy, i'm so happy for you... especially since you got into your top choice.

- missv463
  • BERKELEY!
  • Thursday, February 19 2009 at 08:26 AM

OMG, you are freaking awesome. BERKELEY!!!! That's soooooo incredible. CONGRATULATIONS times infinity. LOL, yes, and breathe. I want you to maeke it out there. Congrats again. You need to celebrate!!!

- macjags07
  • Thursday, February 19 2009 at 12:08 PM

Congrats on Berkeley!

- anonymous
  • Wow
  • Friday, February 20 2009 at 08:58 AM

Amazing!

- mardimar
  • Congrats again...
  • Tuesday, February 24 2009 at 07:42 AM

On an amazing cycle this year. Best wishes to you at Berkeley next year.

- macjags07
  • Tuesday, February 24 2009 at 07:53 AM

withdraw from USC for me!!! haha. congrats on the cycle though.

- DaBrooklynKid
  • whoa
  • Tuesday, February 24 2009 at 05:54 PM

congrats on such an amazing cycle! best of luck at berkeley :)

- phahmhehlhah
  • Thursday, February 26 2009 at 04:06 AM

Congratulations on getting your #1 choice. Maybe I'll get your spot at U Va :) Good luck at Berkley.

- DCJD12
  • congrats
  • Thursday, February 26 2009 at 01:21 PM

on Berkeley! I know exactly how you feel/felt. Off of FacComm myself. Just dropping by in order to get to know as many likely Berkeley Law Class of 2012 as possible. Keep in touch. Maybe we will go out for drinks during ASD?

- middlepath
  • COngrats...
  • Thursday, February 26 2009 at 02:28 PM

on your amazing cycle!! I got waitlisted at Boston College and need you to withdraw so I could get in..hahah

- soldiva
  • visitor
  • Friday, February 27 2009 at 07:15 AM

i went to Cal for undergrad and loved every single moment of it. congrats on your admission. i am sure you'll love it just as much as i did. i'll go there again in a heart beat! (that's if they ever take me again)

- gldencal007
  • ha
  • Friday, February 27 2009 at 09:07 AM

Well thank you.. i appreciate that.. i will tell the admin committee that you feel that way..lol.. Have fun in Cali for the rest of us!

- soldiva
  • Congrats!!!
  • Friday, February 27 2009 at 11:21 AM

Wow you did great man. I wish you the best at Boalt.

- psychomus
  • Friday, February 27 2009 at 03:38 PM

man u got berk, virginia, and cornell. there aint no way u going to usc. u should just withdraw right now. haha you will really like berkeley. its a cool spot. i wish i wouldnt have fooled around so much in college bc gpa cost me all the good schools. i would have for sure came back here

- DaBrooklynKid
  • Congratulations!
  • Saturday, February 28 2009 at 02:20 PM

On your acceptance into Berkeley!

- madmax8712
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, March 03 2009 at 02:33 AM

It's a beautiful thing!

- wltyboy
  • ahh
  • Tuesday, March 03 2009 at 05:28 AM

Soo its hard to tell at this point.. since im waiting to hear from a couple of schools, interview at Cardozo next week.. and am on the waiting list at 3 desirable schools.. but I keep thinking that if nothing else works out I will be at American!

- soldiva
  • Thursday, March 05 2009 at 09:13 AM

Wow, Congrats on all the acceptances you have received!

- LawSchoolHopefulFL
  • You are an inspiratiion for URMs
  • Tuesday, March 24 2009 at 05:19 PM

I am so jealous. I have a 145 and I am aiming for Boalt too. Thanks for being an inspiration.

- anonymous
  • Thursday, March 26 2009 at 07:46 AM

please elaborate on your two cents...I am going insane over here.

- swmontgomery
  • Thursday, March 26 2009 at 12:05 PM

Thank you. I've been going over some of the same points you have been talking about for weeks. Prior to visiting Chicago, I was ready to put a deposit down at DePaul, but now I am trying to consider all of my options. I eventually want to be the general counsel of a sports franchise. There are various ways to get there, but the big firm route seems to be the easiest. I eventually would like to practice in California, but I wouldn't mind Miami or Chicago. I initially wrote Miami off because I am deathly afraid of hurricanes, but I see now that it was stupid conclusion. I am trying to get more money from Southwestern and hope to transfer, if I do well enough my first year, but that of course is a risky proposition because no one knows how they will initially do. I put money down on Southwestern today and I am thinking about putting the initial seat deposit down at either Miami/DePaul, though I have never been to Miami. Thank you again. Good Luck at Berkeley.

- swmontgomery
  • Thursday, March 26 2009 at 01:38 PM

Haha...I am actually looking for flights right now. Do you live in FL? I like CA/NY because if I don't get into sports there is a chance of getting into corporate/entertainment law. I would assume Florida has more minor league teams than CA/NY because the sheer size of FL. I can guarantee it will be an interesting month.

- swmontgomery
  • Thank you!
  • Sunday, March 29 2009 at 12:38 PM

Yes it definitely is a blessing. I'm ridiculously happy, lol. Congratulations on one hell of a cycle! Have you settled completely on Berkeley?

- SpelmanDSTGirl12
  • Vandy
  • Sunday, March 29 2009 at 03:30 PM

I would love for Vandy to be a definite but they haven't let me know about fin-aid yet and, unfortunately, in this economy, WUSTL's 25K per year is kind of difficult to just pass up. BUT I'm going to contact Vandy's financial aid office tomorrow morning. Wish me luck! lol And that's great on Berkeley. Let me know how ASD goes!

- SpelmanDSTGirl12
  • That's Right!
  • Monday, March 30 2009 at 12:11 PM

LOL. I love your final post. It's all so true though. People will always have something negative to say, but in the end, you still came out on top. eBest wishes this upcoming fall and in your future career. You have earned all of your great opportunities in front of you. Good luck!!!

- anonymous
  • Love Your Final Post
  • Monday, March 30 2009 at 12:13 PM

Very inspirational and equally truthful. Congratulations to you and best of luck!

- mzshaw
  • Congratulations!!!!!!!!
  • Monday, March 30 2009 at 01:43 PM

Congratulations on Berkeley! Say hi to Professor Smoot for me!

- childprodigy
  • Congrats
  • Saturday, April 04 2009 at 07:54 AM

Nice work...I definitely fall in the jealous category, but not in a bitter way. Hopefully after a year of hunger and grit at a "lesser" school I will be able to join you!

- Adam
  • Saturday, April 04 2009 at 01:33 PM

So thankfully I got into Loyola, because flights to Miami were waaaaaayyyy too expensive and I'm on a very tight budget. Haha

- swmontgomery
  • Saturday, April 04 2009 at 04:28 PM

As of right now, yes I will be going to Loyola but they haven't offered me any money. Their cost of tuition is $4,500 less I believe and I have the option of staying at home for a year. But the Northwestern degree is after all a Northwestern degree and there are at least 2 alumni who have become the General Counsel of sports franchises. I am leaning more toward Loyola though. I should know in 3 weeks.

- swmontgomery
  • Tuesday, April 07 2009 at 09:55 AM

Please, don't forget to withdraw from BC!! Thanks!

- Andrew
  • Kudos!
  • Thursday, April 09 2009 at 08:19 AM

Congratulations on your awesome acceptances!! love your final post! well said...well said!! I wish you nothing but the best! God Bless

- Sarah
  • One more thing...
  • Thursday, April 09 2009 at 08:20 AM

Oh and as Barack did, "Shake them haters off"! lol

- Sarah
  • Friday, April 10 2009 at 08:30 AM

yea, you're right. but i am thinking W&L bc it is in the middle of no where and i know i will grind that first year. i want to transfer back to my undergrad (berkeley, which you will be attending lol) after my first year. so if i'm stuck in the middle of no where then i will be forced to study hard. i'm not sure right now what i wanna do, but i better make up my mind in the next few days. thanks for your opinion! if you need some info berk, just let me know.

- DaBrooklynKid
  • Congrats!!
  • Tuesday, April 28 2009 at 11:09 AM

Looks like we'll be in the bay together...I'll be at USF. We'll have to link up. My youngest cousin just signed a letter of intent to play at Cal. So I'll be at the games every week...

- hoodcelebrity
  • congrats!
  • Monday, June 22 2009 at 08:44 AM

Hi! I just came across your profile and your final post is so uplifting! do you have any advice for a newbie about to apply for the 09 cycle?

- xtina10fh
  • Well Done
  • Tuesday, June 23 2009 at 05:01 PM

Just to add mine to your already long list of comments -- thank you for being so positive. I will be applying in the upcoming cycle and find what you have to say uplifing.

- doubleT13
  • Friday, June 26 2009 at 08:12 PM

CG878 Congratulations on your many wonderful acceptances, and best of luck at Boalt. I am in a similar situation and am in need of some advice. I can imagine that your schedule must be tight, but I would appreciate if you were able to give me an e-mail whenever you're free. Thanks Much love, NT

- NT
  • Congrats!
  • Sunday, June 28 2009 at 10:05 PM

Hey, I came across your profile and just wanted to say congrats to a great cycle! I have similar stats and am retaking to up my 153 (also a URM) but you give us 153 scorers hope! :-)

- TrackTony88
  • Thanks
  • Saturday, July 18 2009 at 02:09 PM

for your "final post." I'm just getting into the law school admissions process, but your words are certainly appreciated and highly respectable. I am sure you were accepted to Berkeley in part for the maturity and kindness you demonstrate via the manner in which you represent yourself to others (like on this site). Berkeley is my dream school; I would hope they choose applicants based on their achievements, perspective, and hard work, rather than based solely on their LSAT score. Berkeley claims to be less in the "numbers game" business, and I think your acceptance helps to prove that. Congratulations! Enjoy your time at such a wonderful school.

- Agentbabo
  • best of luck!
  • Monday, July 20 2009 at 02:11 PM

best of luck! your accomplishments this cycle really give me hope that i also can do as well....i hope i had even as half as the achievements you made this time around! enjoy Berkeley! maybe in the future i will see you there :)

- eastcoaster18
  • Kudos!
  • Monday, October 05 2009 at 07:32 AM

It is so great to hear from someone with such a positive attitude! After all of the negative comments, concentration on numbers, and disparaging attitudes, it is great to hear from someone who is so positive and driven! Congrats on your first choice and all of your hard work!

- Lauren
  • Please help
  • Wednesday, October 21 2009 at 08:13 AM

Hey, Finally some hope!! I have the same exact gpa and LSAT as you, and was just about ready to give up hope. I am also a URM, with an ivy league education. If you could please email me and give me some advice, I would SOOOO appreciate it. Thanks so much!

- anonymous
  • Inspiring!
  • Thursday, October 29 2009 at 11:31 AM

Your profile was inspiring as I went through the most challenging time in my life earlier this year. I didn't even consider applying to T14 schools until I came across your profile. Thank you for the inspiration. Good luck at Berkeley!

- ainzabo7
  • Friday, October 30 2009 at 10:25 PM

Congrats

- downzero
  • Saturday, November 14 2009 at 07:07 PM

U inspire me.Thanks u. U know i sit at work with people who have 4.0s and can probably get 170s on the lsat...but i get more done than them and they are definately not smarter than i am. a 4 hour test is definately not everything..there is more to an application.

- theGhlaw
  • Thanks for your posting!
  • Monday, January 25 2010 at 08:02 PM

Its great reading through your timeline of acceptances. Very inspirational. Its been a year, but congratulations again!

- holachopper
  • God Bless!
  • Sunday, January 31 2010 at 11:08 PM

Thank you for this profile. I have similar numbers and I have heard the same things. I may not be a URM, but I was disabled and overcame. I am so happy to see you succeed and this profile. I hope you receive this because you have given me hope which is what the TLS users want to destroy.

- trojan86
  • Hope
  • Friday, December 10 2010 at 07:32 AM

You give me hope - I'm in the same boat and Berkeley is my dream No. 1 school !!!!

- Sehz

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