LSConfidant (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Southern Methodist University graph Waitlisted 11/21/19 -- -- 04/29/20 29 days
Tulane University graph Accepted A $27,500 12/14/19 -- -- 02/13/20 29 days
University of California Hastings graph Accepted W $10,000 11/14/19 -- -- 12/18/19 29 days
University of the Pacific graph Accepted W $54,594 12/13/19 -- -- 01/09/20 29 days
Santa Clara University graph Accepted W $35,000 11/28/19 -- -- 01/09/20 1 month
University of San Francisco graph Accepted W $37,000 12/14/19 -- -- 01/10/20 1 month
Catholic University of America graph Accepted W $52,950 11/27/19 -- -- 12/20/19 1 month
University of Oregon graph Accepted W $30,000 11/15/19 -- -- 01/02/20 1 month
Loyola University Chicago graph Accepted W $27,000 11/21/19 -- -- 01/16/20 1 month
University of Cincinnati graph Accepted W $18,800 12/14/19 -- -- 02/17/20 1 month
American University graph Waitlisted 01/04/20 -- -- 04/14/20 1 month
Northeastern University graph Waitlisted W 11/18/19 -- -- 02/04/20 1 month
Baylor University graph Waitlisted W 11/28/19 -- -- 12/19/19 1 month
Ohio State University graph Waitlisted 11/16/19 -- -- 03/31/20 2 months
College of William and Mary graph Rejected 11/15/19 -- -- 03/25/20 2 months
University of Colorado Boulder graph Waitlisted W 11/16/19 -- -- 12/12/19 3 months
University of Nevada Las Vegas graph Waitlisted W 11/16/19 -- -- 12/03/19 3 months
University of Tennessee Knoxville graph Waitlisted W 11/17/19 -- -- 01/13/20 3 months
University of Iowa graph Waitlisted 11/28/19 -- -- 03/06/20 3 months
University of Wisconsin Madison graph Waitlisted 11/17/19 -- -- 02/28/20 3 months
Loyola Law School graph Waitlisted 11/16/19 -- -- 02/17/20 3 months
University of Washington graph Rejected 11/18/19 -- -- 02/07/20 4 months
University of San Diego graph Waitlisted 11/14/19 -- -- 01/29/20 4 months
University of Arizona graph Waitlisted 11/15/19 -- -- 01/23/20 4 months
University of Houston graph Waitlisted 11/27/19 -- -- 01/21/20 4 months
University of California Davis graph Waitlisted 11/14/19 -- -- 01/16/20 5 months
Indiana University Bloomington graph Rejected 11/16/19 -- -- 01/14/20 5 months
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Rejected 11/19/19 -- -- 01/14/20 5 months
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graph Rejected 11/21/19 -- -- 01/10/20 5 months
Boston College graph Waitlisted 11/18/19 -- -- 01/09/20 5 months
Fordham University graph Rejected 11/14/19 -- -- 01/08/20 5 months
University of Maryland graph Rejected 11/27/19 -- -- 12/18/19 5 months
University of Richmond graph Waitlisted 11/20/19 -- -- 12/11/19 5 months
Washington and Lee University graph Rejected 11/20/19 -- -- 12/18/19 5 months
Arizona State University graph Rejected 11/16/19 -- -- 11/26/19 5 months
University of Notre Dame graph Rejected ED 11/15/19 -- -- 12/19/19 5 months

Applicant Information

157
3.51
3.815
UCLA
Philosophy
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
California
White
Male
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

3.83 UCLA GPA (freshman grades at other university were abysmal)

4-year -> 2-year -> 4-year

Re-applicant (also applied in 2017-2018 cycle)

Former collegiate baseball player (NCAA Div. II)

London, UK Study Abroad student (internship + classes)

BigLaw legal secretary experience following undergrad, other various professional employment and internships during and following undergrad

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

- 2017-2018 cycle -

Santa Clara U. - Admitted ($37.5K/yr)
Hastings - Admitted (No $)
GW - Denied
George Mason - Denied
Fordham - Denied
ASU - Denied
BC - Denied
Loyola-LA - WL-Denied
W&M - WL-Denied
W&L - WL-Denied
Northeastern - WL-Denied

I declined Hastings and SCU and retook the LSAT (2nd score = 157; 1st = 156) and got a job at a BigLaw firm.

- 2019-2020 cycle -

What's different this time?
- Better resume
- Outstanding LORs (academic + professional)
- Slightly higher LSAT score (+1)
- More conviction that LS is what I want to pursue (more of a personal thing)

- Scholarships listed per year with stipulations -

CUA - Top 50% of 1L class
Oregon - 2.5 1L GPA
UoP-McGeorge - Top 50% of 1L class
Santa Clara - 3.0 1L GPA
San Francisco - 3.0 1L GPA
Loyola-CH - None
Tulane - 3.0 1L GPA
Cincinnati - None
Hastings - Top 75% of 1L class

Visitor Comments

  • Update 1
  • Monday, February 24 2020 at 12:42 PM

On January 9, SMU emailed me and said they were moving my file into the regular decision pool as they would not be admitting me via early decision. Interestingly enough, I didn't apply early decision.

- LSConfidant
  • Update 2
  • Monday, February 24 2020 at 12:45 PM

As of today, February 24, I have visited McGeorge's campus once and have attended one of their alumni events. I am making arrangements to visit more schools in March for admitted students' days, class audits, etc. I also plan to appeal at the end of March Hastings's decision to not award me any merit-based aid.

- LSConfidant
  • Update 3
  • Thursday, February 27 2020 at 05:21 PM

Hastings informed me today via email that I would be receiving their standard $5,000/yr need-based grant

- LSConfidant
  • Update 4
  • Monday, March 23 2020 at 08:07 PM

On March 21, I officially submitted an appeal to Hastings re: merit-based aid. I asked that they match Tulane ($27,500/yr) which I reasoned is fair given rankings, job placement, and similar costs of attendance. I think it is unlikely I will be awarded this amount as the median scholarship for the Class of 2022 was $20,000/yr but I figured I have nothing to lose. I won't attend without more financial help from them.

- LSConfidant
  • Update 5
  • Tuesday, April 14 2020 at 10:50 AM

On April 12, Hastings responded to my appeal and offered me $10,000/year for a total of $30,000. I need to remain in the top 75% to retain this scholarship for 2L and 3L.

- LSConfidant
  • Thursday, April 16 2020 at 06:26 PM

Congratulations Hastings is an amazing school!

- Lawtina
  • Sunday, April 19 2020 at 03:31 PM

Thanks so much, @Lawtina! Right now, it's between Hastings, Tulane, and McGeorge with Tulane in the lead. I'm going to ask Hastings for more $ but I doubt they will give it. It's SO expensive. If I can get off the waitlist at San Diego, Loyola-LA, or Davis, that may change things as well. Trying to buy as much time as I can to see what these schools are going to do for the fall with corona still lurking about. Idk if you're applying this cycle but wishing you the best!

- LSConfidant

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