bdt2018 (2018-2019)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
University of California Hastings graph WL, Accepted $30,000 12/04/18 12/05/18 01/03/19 04/23/19 2 days
Vanderbilt University graph Rejected 11/06/18 11/07/18 -- 04/12/19 14 days
Southwestern University School of Law graph Accepted W $50,000 12/04/18 12/05/18 -- 03/21/19 16 days
Loyola Law School graph Rejected 11/06/18 11/06/18 11/07/18 03/28/19 25 days
University of California Berkeley graph Rejected ED 11/05/18 11/06/18 11/20/18 02/22/19 2 months
Northwestern University graph Rejected 11/07/18 11/08/18 12/06/18 02/13/19 2 months
University of the Pacific graph Accepted 11/06/18 11/07/18 11/20/18 01/02/19 3 months
University of California Davis graph Rejected 11/05/18 11/06/18 11/29/18 01/14/19 3 months
University of Oregon graph Rejected 11/07/18 11/07/18 11/17/18 01/11/19 3 months
University of California Irvine graph Rejected 11/05/18 11/07/18 11/07/18 12/11/18 5 months

Applicant Information

Political Science
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

- 8+ years full-time work experience
- had to forego extracurricular activities in undergrad to take care of elderly/very sick grandmother.
- interesting (I think) background in PS about how I messed up CC the first time, had to fight to get to where I am.
- 3 professor recommendations - and I think I chose the right people. Hope this helps bump my application!


- 11/7: requested interview when I sent application.
- 11/10: interviewer assigned
- 11/18: interview. I think it went pretty well.
- as of 12/3, application still says incomplete because of interview. I emailed the Office of Admissions; waiting to hear back.
- 12/6: had to call in order for someone to check the status of my application. It showed Complete on Status Checker not long after call. YAY!
- 2/13: denied. definitely not surprised. would have been nice!

- 11/8: signed up for VLS Schedule Today, submitted resume.
- 11/19: I happened to randomly check Schedule Today to see that I was matched. There was no email for this, which was concerning.
- 11/28: interview. I think it went pretty well.

UC Berkeley:
- 12/3: notified that I didn't get in via ED. I figured this would happen, but I had to try anyway.

- 11/20: received two separate emails regarding specifics of my application. Hopefully it means they like me!
- 1/2: first admission! what a relief. randomly checked status checker. admit packet came about a week later (give or take a day); no money.

UC Irvine:
- 12/11: first decision! but its a rejection, via status checker. bummer, but their loss.

- rejection via email, status checker confirmed.

UC Davis:
- rejection via status checker, letter via mail to confirm a few days later.

Visitor Comments

  • Tuesday, December 11 2018 at 02:08 PM

Hi! Congratulations on all your submits! Fingers crossed on good news :) I did want to ask about something I found interesting on your profile: why is there such a difference b/w your Degree GPA and your LSDAS GPA? And do you think it makes a difference?

- readyfortheworld
  • Wednesday, January 02 2019 at 04:40 PM

Sorry readyfortheworld, I didnt see this until right now. Guess I hadnt been checking my own profile that much! I put my LSDAS as what LSAC calculated (I had failed out of one quarter at community college, explained within my application) and my degree GPA as my GPA from my degree-granting institution. What I hope it shows is that my potential is not what LSAC calculated, and Im on an upward trend. Ive heard things like that can make a difference, but I dont know yet for myself. I really hope schools dont just toss my 2.93 in the trash.

- bdt2018
  • Friday, February 08 2019 at 12:26 PM

Congrats on getting into University of the Pacific. I think that might be a good option for you. Doubt you get off waitlist at Hastings

- CreativeThinker
  • Monday, April 01 2019 at 11:30 PM

Congrats on getting on your admission to Southwestern with $$! I applied just recently in Feb. and haven't heard back, yet. If you don't mind me asking, did you have to negotiate with them or did they offer you scholarship with admission?

- teenymeeny
  • @teenymeeny
  • Wednesday, April 10 2019 at 06:39 PM

They offered it in my admission email and it was definitely a nice surprise. Good luck - hopefully you hear soon!!

- bdt2018

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