Please feel free to PM me here! I hope to see y'all in law school!
Socioeconomically disadvantaged background (previously homeless and lots of costly family medical issues)
Reapplicant. Pretty much fell flat on my face first time when I applied in January (APPLY EARLY!!!) [no t14 acceptances].
Reapplied with a higher LSAT score and slightly higher GPA b/c of final semester senior year grades and submitted apps in early October for all schools. Had an upward grade trend and made Dean's List all of Senior Year.
First time I applied, got an interview with Columbia and Chicago but was too late for a Northwestern Interview. Eventually rejected by most of the schools to which I applied but rode the waitlist until the end for UCLA, NYU, Columbia, Chicago, and Stanford.
2017 - 2018 Cycle Recap:
1). Stanford (2) - waitlisted/rejected
2). Chicago (4) - waitlisted/rejected
3). Columbia (5)- waitlisted/rejected
4). NYU (6) - waitlisted/rejected
5). Penn (7) - rejected
6). Michigan (8) - rejected
7). Berkeley (12) - rejected [rejected quickly; this one hurt]
8). Northwestern (10) - rejected
9). Cornell (13) - rejected
10). Georgetown (15) - rejected
11). UCLA (15) - waitlisted/rejected
12). USC (19) - rejected
13). ASU (25) - accepted w/ scholarship but lol at me for even applying to a school I had NO intentions of attending
14). George Washington (30) - waitlisted/rejected [this one still puzzles me but again lol at me for even applying to a school I had NO intentions of attending]
15). UC Davis (39) - accepted w/ scholarship but I should have applied to UCI instead but probs wouldn't go to either.
2018 - 2019 Cycle Recap:
Second time reapplication further details:
^ = applied in 2017 - 2018 cycle
^- = applied and outright rejected in 2017 - 2018 cycle
^~ = applied and waitlisted in 2017 - 2018 cycle
*USN school rank in parentheses
***personal preferences in brackets and excluding HYS b/c those seem more like a dream and WAY out of reach for me.
1). Yale (1) -
Outcome: Rejected via email on 2/12/19. Not surprised but this def feels like I am at the end of my cycle with no real hope for Stanford and Harvard.
Decided to apply on a whim because of constant emails from school. Don't expect to get in, but it would kill me to not know if I even had a chance of admission. Prayers up tho!
^~ 2). Stanford (2) -
Met with Dean Deal at an invite-only law school event in SoCal on 10/4.
Rejected on 1/16/19 from Stanford's Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Program which, though certainly disappointing, was to be expected.
3). Harvard (3) -
JS1 - TBD
JS2 - TBD
^~ 4). Chicago (4)  -
UR1 - 10/17/18 (one day after going complete)
UR2 - 11/15/18
UR3 - 12/12/18
UR4 - 12/27/18
UR5 - 1/16/19
Outcome: Accepted via email on 1/18/19. Super stoked on this. Probs one of my top choices!
Met with Dean Perry at an invite-only law school event in SoCal on 10/4.
Invited to Skype Interview on 12/3.
Skype Interview on 12/12
^~ 5). Columbia (5)  -
Interview - N/A
Outcome: Waitlisted via email on 2/7/2019. This was a disappointment to be sure, but I am tentatively going to wait on the reserve list.
^~ 6). NYU (6) -
UR1 - 10/8/18
UR2 - 12/7/18
Received NYU "Hold Tight Email" on 1/24/19. Def not the start of the day I imagined.
^- 7). Penn (7) -
UR1 - 11/16/18
UR2 - 12/7/18
Outcome: Rejected via email on 1/24/19. Not too sad but every ding hurts.
^- 8). Michigan (8)  -
Outcome: Rejected on 1/14/19. First rejection of the cycle, so this stung a little. Rejected twice at Michigan, but at least I won't be freezing in AA. Though I hope to be freezing across the lake at UCHI.
^- 9). Berkeley (9)  -
UR1 - 10/20/18
UR2 - N/A
Outcome: Accepted - 11/14/18
Visited on 10/10/18 to speak with an admissions officer. Also went to a Public Interest Reception they helped host on 10/5/18.
10). Virginia (9) -
UR1 - 10/15/18
UR2 - TBD
11). Duke (11)  -
UR1 - 10/29/18
UR2 - IDK (Sorry, I lost hope at Duke and stopped checking about a month ago).
Outcome: Accepted to the JD/LLM in Intntl/Comp La via email on 2/16/19.
Met with Dean Hoye at an invite-only law school event in SoCal on 10/4.
Sorry about not knowing whether or not I went UR2 as mentioned above. Although if I did, it had to have happened sometime after 1/26/19.
^- 12). Northwestern (11)  -
UR1 - 11/15/18 (Guessing; checked on this day and status checker said app under review)
UR2 - TBD
Alumni Off-Campus Interview - 10/17/18
^- 13). Georgetown (14) -
UR1 - N/A
UR2 - N/A
Outcome: Waitlisted on 11/30 without an interview request or any communication for that matter. Might be Yield Protection but idk.
^~ 14). UCLA (16)  -
Outcome: Waitlisted on 1/10/19. BYE UCLA!!!
^- 15). USC (19)  -
UR1 - 11/19/18
Outcome: Accepted via email on 1/23/19.
(Don't start reviewing apps until beginning of November)
16). Boston University (22)  -
Outcome: Accepted via phone call on 1/10/19
Phone number was (617) area code!
Rejected from Public Interest Scholarship but was awarded $40k/year ($120k total) merit scholarship.