abele126 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
George Washington University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 02/13/20 Rec: 02/14/20 Comp: 02/14/20 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 1 year
Boston College F Pending Type: RA Sent: 04/10/20 Rec: 04/10/20 Comp: 04/13/20 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 1 year
University of Southern California F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/10/20 Rec: 02/11/20 Comp: 02/11/20 Inter: -- Dec: 04/09/20 Upd: 1 year
Pepperdine University F Accepted Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 02/10/20 Rec: 02/10/20 Comp: 02/10/20 Inter: -- Dec: 03/30/20 Upd: 1 year
University of California Hastings F Accepted Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 02/10/20 Rec: 02/10/20 Comp: 02/10/20 Inter: -- Dec: 03/25/20 Upd: 1 year
Arizona State University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/16/20 Rec: 02/16/20 Comp: 02/16/20 Inter: -- Dec: 03/09/20 Upd: 1 year
Loyola Law School F Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/03/20 Rec: 02/03/20 Comp: 02/03/20 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 2 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill F Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/25/20 Rec: 02/25/20 Comp: 02/25/20 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 2 years
University of San Diego F Accepted Type: RA $29,000 Sent: 02/10/20 Rec: 02/10/20 Comp: 02/10/20 Inter: -- Dec: 02/24/20 Upd: 2 years
New York University F Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/14/20 Rec: 02/14/20 Comp: 02/14/20 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 2 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 159
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.12
  • Degree GPA: 3.45
  • School Type: UC Berkeley
  • Major: Political Economy

Demographic Information

  • City: Pasadena
  • State: California
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Work Experience
University of California Berkeley School of Public Health Berkeley, CA
Student Research Assistant ~ part time work study
Processed and maintained reimbursements for faculty and staff
Generated cross-sectional summaries of faculty based on student feedback
Collaborated with faculty on condensing financial material for research projects
Assigned and completed multiple projects for professors and staff
General administrative work
University of California Berkeley Interfraternity Council Berkeley, CA
Vice President of Risk Management for On-Campus Fraternities ~ 25 hours/week
Developed, managed and implemented policies for managing risk at recruitment, social, and philanthropic events for on-campus fraternities
Met weekly with the Berkeley Fire and Police department chiefs, school officials at the LEAD center, and fraternity presidents to discuss implementation of risk policies
Communicated weekly with shareholders of the Berkeley community, including city council members, school officials, national fraternity organizations and over 3,600 members of the Greek system.
Facilitated compliance with educational requirements for fraternities to support and advance survivor-centric culture and awareness.
Created measures for reporting incidents of Sexual Violence and Harassment, increasing accountability among organizations in the Greek community.
Organized and managed philanthropic events to address waste management in the Greek community.
C M Peck Consulting Pasadena, CA
Intern ~ 12-15 hours/week
5/2017 8/2017
Transitioned company from paper-based to a fully digital format
Digitized financial records, property blueprints and proposals

Materia Inc. Pasadena, CA
Intern ~ 35-40 hours/week
5/2014 9/2014, 5/2015 9/2015
Monitored reporting and constructed layouts for daily experiments to determine reliability of various inputs
Entrusted to work on several projects involving fiber glass and carbon fiber vacuum infusions
Performed data analysis and provided recommendations to achieve successful polymer infusions
Collaborated with team members to deliver projects to notable clients including Shell, CalTech and GAMESA Wind Turbine

Extracurricular Activities
Sigma Nu Fraternity Berkeley, CA
Active Member, Social Fraternity
8/2016 - Present
Leadership Role: President
o Revised leadership training program to increase member participation in functions.
o Reorganized annual budget totaling $200,000 to maximize efficiency.
o Created new position to manage sustainable, environmental practices.
o Managed $500,000 in total assets.
o Instituted new recruiting practices resulting in a 20% increase in total membership.
o Lead fundraising opportunities to ensure future financial success of the organization
Leadership Role: Executive Committee Member
o Negotiated on important internal resolutions, with external collaboration with our Alumni Board.
Other positions held:
o LEAD (Leadership, Ethics, Achievement and Development)
A National Sigma Nu program, I lead weekly workshops for new members and general members. I also coordinated with alumni and school officials for them to give presentations on career advice and leadership qualities.
o Philanthropy Committee Member
Our committee organized two events, the proceeds from which went to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
Our committee also required organization members to attend multiple philanthropy events for other fraternities and sororities, supporting a number of non-profits in the process.
College of Chapters Leadership Conference January 2018
Organized fundraising programs for Sigma Nu
Developed communication skills for alumni outreach
Planned goal-setting seminars for student organization officers

Additional info & updates

If you're visiting and don't want to read my copy/paste extracurriculars, in short my academics are well below avg when looked at in totality. However my 3.1 is really the result of my first three disastrous semesters at Cal. I've received only A's and B's since then, culminating with a 3.9 in my first semester of my senior year. Hoping that upward trend pays off. I shat the bed on the LSAT, but a 159 is at least avg. My EC's revolve almost entirely around my experiences in Greek Life. I was the president of my org, and then later VP for all of Greek Life at Cal. I've done work-study for the past two years, and have a lot of community service under my belt all from my frat.

I am also Hispanic, and will be the first in my family to attempt to attend graduate school. My grandparents were immigrants, so that's something I really touted in my essays. I'm incredibly proud of my ethnic background.

Really just hoping to get into Loyola. I want nothing more than to practice in Los Angeles and be near my family. Inshallah it all works out. Wish me luck!

2/24/2019 - First Acceptance! Scholarship is conditional in that I maintain a 2.87 GPA. If renewed each year, total value is 87,000. Not too bad. If anyone knows anything about the housing market in SD please shoot me a comment!

First Rejection! And certainly not the last. From what the grapevine informed me, ASU had a fantastic applicant pool this year, so a fringe candidate like myself really did't stand a chance lol. I will say though, I am surprised at the length of time these decisions are taking. I submitted USD and ASU after Pepperdine, Loyola and Hastings. Yet, I received the former decisions before the latter. Weird.

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Monday, February 17 2020 at 05:11 PM

You're awesome! Rooting for you

Tuesday, February 25 2020 at 04:12 PM

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, February 24 2020 at 04:46 PM

Dont worry. I think youll get into Loyola :)