aKidFromAlbanyPark (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
1 Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) PT graph Accepted A $45,000 10/13/17 10/14/17 10/14/17 12/08/17 3 years
3 John Marshall Law School - Chicago PT graph Pending W 10/31/17 11/01/17 11/01/17 02/02/18 3 years
2 DePaul University PT graph Rejected 10/13/17 10/18/17 10/18/17 11/15/17 3 years

Applicant Information

146
3.63
N/A
University of Illinois at Chic
Political Science
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Chicago
Illinois
Hispanic
Male
Yes
Yes
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Honors, Awards, and Activities at UIC:
Executive Director for the Political Science Student Union
UIC Mock Trial Team 2014-2015
Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society
Deans List: Spring 2015
Deans List: Fall 2015
Deans List: Spring 2016

Honors, Awards, and Activities at Wright College:
Presidential Scholar: 08-2015
Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society: 03-2014
Presidential Scholar: 02-2014
Deans List: 07-2013
Deans List: 02-2013

Professional Experience:
Worked a full-time job throughout my entire undergrad and I am currently an office assistant for a corporate law firm in downtown Chicago.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Just a kid from Albany Park who took a shot and beat the odds. I got involved with drugs at a really young age and by the time I was 18 I was a chronic offender under the Chicago Police Department for possession and distribution of narcotics. I graduated from Roosevelt High School with a 1.6 GPA and enrolled at WIlbur Wright Community College where I earned my Associates of Arts Degree with High Honors. After Wright College, I finally got accepted to a University and graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with Cum Laude designation in 2016. I dreamed of attending Chicago-Kent and was beyond thrilled when I received my acceptance email. I am pretty sure my personal statement was one of the main factors to my $45,000 scholarship. I also submitted an optional essay which is a MUST and not really an option if you're serious about attending the school.

If you're reading this, best of luck on your applications and lawyer up!

Visitor Comments

  • Saturday, December 09 2017 at 01:11 PM

Congrats and props to you!

- swhitt10
  • Sunday, December 10 2017 at 05:10 PM

Incredible comeback! Keep it going!

- Set_365
  • 100!
  • Thursday, March 22 2018 at 03:40 PM

Giving me hope fam. Im in a very similar situation grew up in Compton, CA got involved in gangs at a young age barely graduated from high school took a year off did City Year and ended up killing it in college, graduted cum laude. Chicago-Kent is one of my top choices

- cptsfinest310
  • Thursday, March 22 2018 at 08:17 PM

You are an inspiration! Keep defying the odds!!!!

- ADEsq
  • Monday, March 26 2018 at 05:44 PM

@cptfinest310 I'm glad to have shared my story with you. My entire application process (including studying for the LSAT) was extremely stressful, especially due to my circumstances. I could not get a clear answer from anyone whether or not I had a shot at being accepted into law school, and to make things worse, I would read law school forms on the internet discussing this matter, and most of them pointed out that due to my record and low LSAT score, my chances were low. I had nothing to lose so figured I was going to give it a shot and I'm glad I did because I got admitted into my #1 law school choice in Chicago. @cptsfinest310 Keep your head-up and prove them wrong.

- aKidFromAlbanyPark
  • Monday, April 09 2018 at 11:24 PM

Congratulations, your story is amazing! I wish you the best of luck in law school! Keep on climbing to the top!

- subiedoo2016

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