PaulS95 (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#2 Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Accepted A Type: RA $20,000 Sent: 02/28/19 Rec: 02/28/19 Comp: 02/28/19 Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/19 Upd: 2 years
#1 Fordham University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/28/19 Rec: 02/28/19 Comp: 03/11/19 Inter: -- Dec: 04/29/19 Upd: 2 years
#3 Brooklyn Law School Accepted Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 02/28/19 Rec: 02/28/19 Comp: 02/28/19 Inter: -- Dec: 04/23/19 Upd: 2 years
#4 New York Law School F Accepted Type: RA $50,008 Sent: 02/28/19 Rec: 02/28/19 Comp: 02/28/19 Inter: -- Dec: 03/12/19 Upd: 2 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 157
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.78
  • Degree GPA: 3.89
  • School Type: TCNJ
  • Major: Criminology

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: New Jersey
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

*Alpha Phi Sigma honors society
*Dean's List all four years in undergrad
*Graduated Magna Cum Laude
*Interned at NJ State Police
*Interned at NJ Office of Attorney General - Division of Criminal Justice
*Currently work full-time as a paralegal at a property tax firm
*Highlighted inner city volunteer work in PS

Additional info & updates

I found this website to be really helpful for me so I will post updates as I proceed with the application process.

Any questions, please feel free to reach out! :)


3/12 - Accepted to New York Law School with a full tuition scholarship via email! Received letter in the mail about stipulations/deadlines in addition to a $1,000 stipend for first year books

3/26 - Accepted to Cardozo Law School via email with $15,000 per year scholarship! No GPA stipulations

4/15 - Put down deposit on both NYLS and Cardozo. As stupid as it sounds, I'm not ready to lose a full scholarship, although I'm about 95% sure I'll be attending Cardozo in the fall

4/23 - Accepted to Brooklyn with a $30,000 a year scholarship! Stipulation is to be in top 80% of class

4/29 - Rejected by Fordham. Kinda expected this but it still sucks

5/6 - Emailed admissions at Cardozo asking for an increase in scholarship $ and used my offers from NYLS and BLS as leverage. They gave me an additional $5,000 a year

5/31 - Placed second deposit on Cardozo. After attending several events, meeting fellow students and faculty, I'm sold that this is the school for me

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Fall App
Monday, January 28 2019 at 10:04 AM

I was accepted to Cardozo as a Fall Start student!

Friday, February 01 2019 at 10:36 AM

I applied for Fall entry :)

Thursday, March 28 2019 at 04:05 PM

Paul, congrats on Cardozo!!

Thursday, March 28 2019 at 05:17 PM


Thursday, March 28 2019 at 06:13 PM

@NYpurple Thank you!! Still a tough decision between a full scholarship at NYLS and less money at Cardozo but I think Cardozo will be worth it

Thursday, March 28 2019 at 06:14 PM

@KidFast Thank you!!!

Wednesday, May 01 2019 at 04:57 PM

Concerning your question about Fordham, I heard back in about a month.

Friday, May 03 2019 at 08:58 AM

Hey PaulS95, concerning negotiating, I negotiated with Cardozo twice and they increased my scholarship twice. If you have a higher offer from a higher ranked or peer school, that will be your best bet. However, if you don't it doesn't hurt to explain your financial situation and just ask for more aid. All they can tell you is no. Be bold in your pursuit, and don't stop until they tell you it's their final offer.