G8trPace (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Brooklyn Law School PT graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 4 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 4 years
Pace University PT graph Waitlisted W -- -- -- -- 4 years
Fordham University PT graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 4 years
Hofstra University graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 4 years
New York Law School PT graph Rejected 03/26/10 -- -- -- 4 years
CUNY Queens College graph Pending -- -- -- -- 4 years
Seton Hall University PT graph Pending -- -- -- -- 4 years
Rutgers State University Newark PT graph Pending -- -- -- -- 4 years

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ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

4/21-So I took today and decided to sort through the myriad of thoughts that are running through my head about this entire process. I decided to take a realistic look at the options (or lack thereof) and to try and determine what I've done wrong.

(1)-With my GPA I simply need a higher LSAT score if I want to be considered for the schools I am targeting. The NYC area schools are extremely competitive and If I want to have a realistic shot I have to retake the LSAT. Moving is not an option for me. have a great job life here in the city so that elimimates my ability to move.

(2)- I need to apply earlier. This is my one gripe with the entire process. I don't understand why these schools have March or April deadlines when it is clear that applying late severly restricts your ability to be admitted. I think it needs to be made clearer that if you are submitting your application a week or two before the deadline, you will ultimately not go complete until well after the deadline passes. For example, I submitted my application complete to Seton Hall in early march and three weeks later my application was still being processed. I just think that these late deadlines are for the most part pointless. If I had known that applying so close to the deadline was detrimental, I would have sat this cycle out. I guess I have to accept the blame for my situation because I should have done more research heading into the process.

So, as of today, I am preparing myself for the distinct possibility that I will not be attending law school this year. My best option at this point is getting off of the waitlist at Hofstra (which is my top choice). I am not giving up on the other schools but being placed on the waitlist at PACE was a wake-up call.

I am going to register for another LSAT prep course tomorrow with the aim of sitting for the October test. I am going to buckle down and study over the summer for this test and hopefully I can finally get over the stupid logic games that trip me up and finally understand "Assumption" questions.

Then I'm going to go over my personal statement (possibly hire an admissions consultant) and get them ready to be submitted the first day that applications are due. But again the key is the LSAT score, I need to do whatever I can to raise it by another 5-9 points. SIgh.

Oh well, enough venting for now.

Visitor Comments

  • Good Luck
  • Tuesday, March 23 2010 at 05:33 PM

Good Luck this cycle!!

- GTE
  • First rejection
  • Friday, March 26 2010 at 07:32 AM

I got rejected from NYLS today. I am kinda bummed out. I thought I had the best chance at this school. Now I am not too optimistic about this cycle and looks like I will be retaking the LSAT again in June.

- G8trPace
  • Best of Luck!
  • Friday, March 26 2010 at 01:26 PM

I think you have a great chance at CUNY and several of these schools! I'm looking at retaking in June also. Best of luck!

- oddis1
  • Thanks for the encouragement!
  • Sunday, March 28 2010 at 10:11 AM

I hope we both hear some good news in the near future so neither of us have to. I guess all we can really do is keep an open mind about the whole process and whatever happens, happens. And good luck to you as well!

- TT09
  • You'll get in
  • Thursday, April 01 2010 at 05:27 AM

Good luck with things. I have similar numbers. I also applied to CUNY and feel confident in that app. Afterall I have a lot of history with that school in general. Anyway, my point is that you have a shot and good luck

- alexherm
  • Thanks!
  • Thursday, April 01 2010 at 09:13 PM

I think karma is kicking in for the nicer people on the site! Hope you have good news soon!

- oddis1
  • Thanks
  • Friday, April 02 2010 at 01:24 PM

Thanks for the comment. I greatly apperciate it. Hope your cycle goes well. If I get in, I am more than likely going to Xavier for my Masters in Education instead of trying for LS next cycle.

- mugrad06
  • Hey
  • Wednesday, April 07 2010 at 03:40 PM

Thanks so much for your encouraging words, yeah the process is really hard for me, but I hope to keep positive and ignore negative post on TLS, I know that we will both get an acceptance soon!

- rock2010
  • Hofstra
  • Thursday, April 08 2010 at 11:50 AM

Heard back Hofstra today and I was extremely surprised to be waitlisted. I was expecting a denial. Anyways, I am not sure how the whole waitlist things works but I really hope that I make it in. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come=)

- G8trPace
  • CUNY Visit
  • Wednesday, April 14 2010 at 12:06 PM

The visit was good. I sat in on a class and spoke with the professor afterwards. Later on, I had a tour. they were pretty dead set on not meeting with an admin officer. I even read on their website how they dont allow it unless specifically requested. HOWEVER, even the secretary recognized my name, hopefully thats not because I had a tour and more because there has been chatter about my app. to be straight with you, i cant see how the visit would hurt. plus i really like the school now. i am hoping for the best. all my easy schools i have answers from now. Im not really expecting anymore acceptances, except hopefully CUNY. anyway, good luck. I bet if you called up Hofstra and told them that you would def go they would offer you an acceptance. Maybe writing a letter saying that you will withdraw all your other apps if they accept you and give them a few reasons why your gpa and lsat are not accurate predictors. i know my numbers arent accurate of what i am capable of

- alexherm
  • 100% Correct
  • Thursday, April 15 2010 at 07:59 AM

You are definetly right about doing anything and everything we can do to tip things in our favor. After your visit, if you can let me know how that went, that would be appreciated. once again, good luck, we both need as much as we can get

- alexherm
  • Fordham
  • Friday, April 16 2010 at 04:00 PM

Dinged by Fordham today....No surprise. It was a big time reach!!

- G8trPace
  • Pace
  • Wednesday, April 21 2010 at 10:07 AM

Waitlisted at Pace today.Kinda surprised.This cycle is not going well to say the least. Will be withdrawing from Pace.

- G8trPace
  • Cardozo
  • Monday, April 26 2010 at 01:46 PM

Another reach...Another Ding. I think I probably wont be updating much anymore. I don't think I want to continue to document this bloodbath lol..I am still in consideration for my top choice, so I really hope I can get off of the waitlist. If not, I am ready to start studying for the October LSAT. I hope all of you are having a better cycle than me. Good luck on the rest of your cycles and those fortunate enough to have gotten into your top choice..good luck next year at the school of your choice.

- G8trPace
  • Saturday, May 01 2010 at 01:19 AM

Have you considered touro law..its in the nyc area suburbs , on long island. I think you may have a good chance there. Good luck with your applications and I wish you the best of luck.Dont give up.

- John
  • Hofstra
  • Saturday, May 01 2010 at 05:42 PM

As far as I know, there's been no movement on the waitlist yet...good luck to you! maybe we'll be in class together in the fall!

- ellewoods09
  • Hofstra Part 2
  • Monday, May 03 2010 at 09:32 AM

Ya..Hofstra is definitely my number 1 right now, so I hope we both get off the waitlist :)...did you send them anything extra?

- ellewoods09
  • Friday, May 07 2010 at 12:59 PM

I don't remember how. I think maybe status checker. Don't go Hofstra man. You need to retake the LSAT. You get a 160 you're gonna get full rides to places rejecting you. Just my advice.

- Generic20101L
  • Friday, May 07 2010 at 01:00 PM

Don't register for another prep course either. It's on you. Just get the LR and LG bibles, do them, and do practice tests twice a week. The most important part is reviewing your practice tests. Something I did not do and am regretting at the moment.

- Generic20101L

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