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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
#8 University of the Pacific F Accepted Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 11/09/07 Rec: 11/09/07 Comp: 12/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/11/07 Upd: 13 years
#1 University of California Hastings Accepted A Type: ED $8,500 Sent: 10/31/07 Rec: 11/01/07 Comp: 11/13/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/14/07 Upd: 13 years
#2 University of Southern California Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/21/07 Rec: 11/28/07 Comp: 12/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/14/08 Upd: 13 years
#1 University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/20/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/12/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/08 Upd: 13 years
#9 Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Accepted Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/24/07 Rec: 11/24/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/08 Upd: 13 years
#4 University of California Davis Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/15/07 Rec: 11/16/07 Comp: 12/10/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/01/08 Upd: 13 years
#1 University of California Los Angeles Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/17/07 Rec: -- Comp: 12/06/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/08 Upd: 13 years
#6 University of San Diego Accepted Type: RA $63,000 Sent: 11/09/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/12/07 Upd: 13 years
#9 University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis F Accepted Type: RA $84,000 Sent: 11/01/07 Rec: 11/01/07 Comp: 11/09/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/07 Upd: 13 years
#10 Thomas Jefferson School of Law F Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/09/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/08 Upd: 13 years
#5 Loyola Law School Accepted Type: RA $51,000 Sent: 11/15/07 Rec: 12/10/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/08 Upd: 13 years
#3 University of San Francisco Accepted Type: RA $75,000 Sent: 11/19/07 Rec: 11/20/07 Comp: 12/03/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/11/08 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 165
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.41
  • Degree GPA: 3.18
  • School Type: UC - Public
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: California
  • Race: hapa
  • Gender: Man
  • Years out of Undergrad: Other

Extra Curricular Information

a few quality extracurriculars

Additional info & updates

******12/14/07 - IN AT UC HASTINGS!!!!!!!!! *************** if you're from where i'm from - you know im feelin' like YEEEEEEEEEEEE. I'm about to get a bottle of Moet from Trader Joe's and celebrate with my MOM!!!

11/21 - accepted at University of St.Thomas - full tuition scholarship
12/11 - accepted at University of the Pacific - Honors at Entering - free first year books
12/12 - accepted at University of San Diego - informed by a financial aid letter
12/14 - HASTINGS
1/9 - Cardozo, in with $25k/year
1/11 - in @ USF by email. 6/6 on law school admissions!
1/12 - small envelope of hatred from boalt, but i could care less because a. i didnt have a chance b. im going to HASTINGS c. i cant go to berkeley for 7 years like a real life Van Wilder
1/25 - large Loyola envelope and $51k scholarship
1/28 - Tommy Jeff acceptance via small envelope
2/3 - $63k from USD over 3 years (21k renewable)

10.22.2007 - fee waivers @ University of St Thomas and University of Washington
10.26.2007 - fee waiver @ Cardozo
10.29.2007 - fee waiver @ UOP, McGeorge
10.31.2007 - fw @ chapman
11.5.2007 - f/w @ thomas jefferson
11.19 - fw @ Univ. of South Carolina
11.21 - fw @ Temple
11.30 - fw @ Villanova, Wayne State

My thoughts:
Backups - Golden Gate, UOP
Fit - Pepperdine, Loyola, Santa Clara, USD
Semi-Reach - UC Hastings, USF
Reach - Columbia, NYU, UCLA, Boalt, Davis, USC

Any advice is appreciated! or just say Hi and let me know that you're in the same boat as me!

*Also, if you know any good lawyer jokes, please drop a few here. I'm always looking for more ammo in my repertoire at functions.

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Tuesday, October 23 2007 at 03:03 PM

congrats on the 165! i think you have an excellent chance of getting into both hastings and davis with a score like that. have a great cycle!

Oh wow, fellow Berkeley Grad
Thursday, November 01 2007 at 08:06 AM

Hi, I also graduated from Berkeley (this makes me smile). You have much better numbers than me. I didn't do ED at Hastings (I don't think my chances are really that good anyway of getting in there). But I definitely wish you the best of luck getting into your first choice. I wouldn't even bother applying to Golden Gate, the school has major issues, and I don't think you would want to go there (even with a full scholarship). You've got strong numbers, you will get into a top school. Great seeing another bear! Go Bears! (although this season has been one of major disappointments)

EC @Hastings
Thursday, November 01 2007 at 09:18 PM

I'm hoping the EC helps @Hastings, I figure we're marginal. Of course, your 165 puts you in a much higher % accepted bracket than my 164- one stupid question! Oh well... Best of luck! I'm really excited to hear from them. I'm hoping the LSAT @75th% helps. Living / studying / working in SF would be GREAT! Good luck! I'll update my profile when I get the 'complete' e-mail from them and when I hear anything (probably deferral...).

possible advice?
Tuesday, November 13 2007 at 10:09 PM

how difficult were econ 101a and 101b, and how much multivariable calculus should i know before taking those courses?

Wednesday, November 14 2007 at 02:55 PM

as far as apps go - except I'm not appying to NYU or Columbia.. Your LSAT score is much better than mine...what's your first choice (do you have one?) Mine is Hastings/Berkeley. Good luck! Maybe I'll be seeing you at the same lawschool!

Hastings ED Comment
Thursday, November 15 2007 at 05:53 PM

Hastings (and all law schools in general) looks for above median LSAT, GPA, high yield rate and diversity. Your LSAT is above the media LSAT (163); but below the median for GPA (3.57) and your GPA is actually right at the 25% percentile. ED is a good decision on your part. I believe your aceeptance will be decided if you are offering Hastings any diversity and if you have clearly demonstrated (by the classes your have taken and grades thereof, essays, LOR and EC)that you are indeed prepared academically and you have the ability to write, research, read 1K pages per week and analyze. Hastings also looks for the quality of the undergrad. inst. UCB gives you the edge-:)).

How Many Schools to Apply?
Thursday, November 15 2007 at 06:38 PM

If your objective for going to law schools is about getting a good high paying job after graduation, you have to think hard if you really want to attend a low-tier school if in your case you can't get into a top regional school like Hastings. Make no sense to attend a low rank school, pile on a lot of debts, work hard, and find that there are not much job opportunities out there wanting and be frustrated.

St. Thomas
Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 10:02 PM

congrats on your first admission~! I was admitted as well and was wondering if you were offered any scholarship?.. we both have simlilar numbers (mine 164 & 3.34 from UCLA) Best of luck on rest of your schools

ST. Thomas
Thursday, November 22 2007 at 02:31 PM

I know.. only reason I applied was b/c of waiver.. but full ride is def tempting (just have to maintain 2.0 right?)

ED Admit Notification date
Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 03:47 PM

From Dec. 15th to Dec. 21st. Hastings will notify by email. You will not be provided with the login and password to access Web Advisor.

Thursday, November 29 2007 at 09:38 AM

Who is that?

Friday, November 30 2007 at 06:01 PM

thanks for your comments. your numbers arent bad either; i'm sure you'll get into most of the school that you applied for. good luck!

Still not complete?
Friday, December 07 2007 at 11:05 AM

Are you still not complete at Davis?

Friday, December 14 2007 at 06:49 PM

Congrats! Bummed about deferral. Hopefully I'll join you in regular admission!

Friday, December 14 2007 at 09:09 PM

My child also got the Accepted email this evening. UCB grad. MAJOR: Rhetoric-Public Discourse; lsat 166; GPA 3.6 (major 3.85). theLawDad

Dorm-where will you live?
Saturday, December 15 2007 at 09:06 AM

Well done! Hastings saw your merit not shown here. I am glad that I have a good feeling about you all along-:)). The next challenge....get a 3.45 gpa and be in the top 15% of your class and you will rock. Has

Saturday, December 15 2007 at 06:17 PM

hey man. congrats on hastings! its my dream school...hope i get in!

Sunday, December 16 2007 at 07:31 AM

theyre giving me a scholarship and they said its cus of my gpa. its definitely gonna affect how i make my decision, but im still holding out for hastings... congrats on your acceptance there!

Sunday, December 16 2007 at 06:52 PM

you were in at hastings the whole time...... congrats, hastings is sick.

Monday, December 17 2007 at 12:09 PM

i dont know, i just feel like it is a good fit. i know some people who went there and loved it. i also loved it when i went and saw it. boalt is awesome, but i doubt they would give me the time of day. im really hoping for hastings and hope my LSAT (which is at their 25%) can be overlooked.

depoist ($150) made
Monday, December 17 2007 at 06:16 PM

thelawchild withdrawn from the only other application filed at UC Davis. tough decision on housing--priority dorm, rent or buy (

Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 12:32 PM

...on hastings! i'm super stoked i finally received my first acceptance letter. you'll love sf... wait... you're from the bay right? i am! i think i might have to copy your idea of the moet with the mom! ;o)

Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 07:48 PM

hey remember me? I left you a post while ago regarding UST.. N E ways congrats on your acceptance at hastings~!! looks like we were getting responses along the same timeline xcept for hastings =( (UST, SD, UOP)... I really hope I hear from one of UC schools too~

Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 05:47 AM

Thanks for your good wishes... I don't necessarily have a top choice but I would really love to get into BC/BU. Hastings is certainly up there too. A lot of my buddies from school are from the Bay Area, so I've been up there a few times and absolutely love it.... Good luck w/ the rest of your cycle!

Thursday, December 20 2007 at 09:39 AM

San Fran is a great city, I love it. When considering housing options be sure to determine what your priorities are i.e.; living close to campus, networking like you suggested; getting away from school during finals; experiencing san fran and all it has to offer; getting involved in the clinics and the courts; space; etc. BART is a great public transportation system and ideal for students who want to live across the bay in Oakland, Berkeley or Alameda. Be sure to take advantage of all there is while in san fran. Good Luck!

Thursday, December 27 2007 at 09:42 AM

yo, how did ucla notify you of your complete file? mail, e-mail?? thx.

Tuesday, January 08 2008 at 07:31 PM

thanks for the comment - its crazy, i do so well on teh practices but just got so anxious in the real thing. are you def goin to hastings?

Monday, January 14 2008 at 12:23 PM

Congrats on Hastings! And good luck on Davis and Boalt!

Monday, January 14 2008 at 11:28 PM

cheers my friend, i hope to duplicate your success next is now time for the MLK v Hastings debate, hopefully UCLA or USC come through and make the decision for you. BTW i would go with hastings. bare in mind, hastings leop program affects its USN&WR ranking fyi

99get that $
UCH admittance
Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 01:50 AM

Acceptances after your admittance to a binding Early Decision agreement are each one a rejection for a person who might be dreaming of entering that school.....I can see you are going to be a great lawyer....

another comment
Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 12:38 AM

I hear what your saying...and yes, i hate the 180, 4.0 people too.. I am still waiting for my dream school acceptance, I'm glad that you were admitted to yours...

Thursday, January 17 2008 at 11:59 AM

Actually, I'm still thinking about where I want to go... Hastings vs Santa Clara. Are you set on Hastings?

Thursday, January 17 2008 at 12:51 PM

yeah, i know that hastings is the higher ranking school... but i might be interested in getting a jd/mba (which SCU offers)...

Thursday, January 24 2008 at 01:47 PM

Thanks for the post. You seem fun/a bit nutty. Congrats on your acceptance and enjoy your bottle o' Moet.

Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 06:06 PM

why are people being punks about the way that youre withdrawing? it seems like youre going about it the right way. and at the very least they should have the balls to put their name with what theyre saying. but that's just my opinion.

Drop me a note
Friday, March 07 2008 at 09:14 PM

Sorry; haven't been at lsn for a long time, just saw your post. Be delighted to "chat."

hastings aid
Tuesday, April 08 2008 at 10:37 AM

I never actually got a notification from them about my aid, I was checking the online "electronic award" thing (you can find the link off the Financial Aid page) and that's where I found out.

Your Question
Sunday, April 13 2008 at 10:37 AM

Sorry, I didn't see your comment before. The $7500 grant showed up on my financial aid offer that was mailed to my address. They didn't communicate it to me any other way.

Wednesday, August 13 2008 at 06:02 AM

Hi, I hope you will be able to help me to get into law school. I am next in line on a waitlist and I noticed you were accepted to the University of St. Thomas, if this isnt your first choice or you are not planning on attending and have indicated in the past that you were planning on attending, could you just send a quick email, indicating your intentions not to go to Law School at the University Of St. Thomas to [email protected] and c.c. [email protected] (thats me) This good deed to help a stranger will Im sure be returned to you at some point. Thanks so much.

Davis vs. hastings
Tuesday, May 05 2009 at 10:40 AM

Quick Question: Why did you think you were less competitive at Davis than Hastings? A 6.9 index score for Davis almost guarantees admission; its right at the 75% mark. I want to go to Davis, so your results are perplexing to me. Let me know if you have any advice for this future 1L! Ben.