habenedict (2015-2016)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Southwestern University School of Law F PT graph Rejected 02/12/16 02/22/16 02/24/16 04/25/16 4 years
Western State University F PT graph Rejected 03/11/16 03/11/16 -- 04/14/16 4 years
Whittier Law School F graph WL, Accepted A $5,000 02/12/16 02/13/16 02/15/16 03/29/16 4 years
California Western School of Law F PT graph Accepted W $5,000 02/13/16 02/14/16 02/16/16 04/04/16 4 years
Loyola Law School F PT graph Rejected 02/12/16 02/20/16 03/14/16 04/11/16 4 years
University of Nevada Las Vegas PT graph Rejected 02/18/16 02/19/16 02/22/16 04/05/16 4 years
Nova Southeastern University F graph Accepted W 02/12/16 02/15/16 02/15/16 02/19/16 4 years
University of the Pacific F PT graph Rejected 02/12/16 02/13/16 02/16/16 03/14/16 4 years
John Marshall Law School - Chicago F PT graph Pending 02/12/16 02/15/16 02/16/16 -- 4 years
New England School of Law F graph Waitlisted 02/12/16 02/17/16 02/25/16 03/11/16 4 years
Chapman University F graph Rejected 02/12/16 02/15/16 02/19/16 02/29/16 5 years
American University F graph Rejected 02/11/16 02/12/16 02/16/16 02/26/16 5 years

Applicant Information

Arizona State University
Liberal Studies
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Las Vegas
Pacific Islander
In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Work Experience:
- Currently working as Litigation Secretary/Paralegal. Have done secretary/paralegal work, full-time, for the last 5 years.
- Worked for an insurance company as a claims adjuster.
- Worked my way up from a sales associate to management by the time I was 17.
- Have worked 30+ hours continuously since my junior year of high school.

Volunteer work:
- Teaching for Junior Achievement in low income schools.
- Reading buddy to at-risk students in local elementary schools.
- Tutoring child cancer patients in the hospital.

No other extra-curriculars. (Spent most of my undergrad in online classes so that I could work full-time.)

Single parent.

Moral Character:
- Got in trouble for underage drinking at 17.
- One speeding ticket and one HOV violation ticket.


25 applications later, and I am tapped out! Yes, I went hard on the apps, and yes, my numbers are not the greatest by any means, but I feel as though one of these schools ought to accept me! Obviously, there will be a lot of rejections and waitlisting, but I am continuing to hope for the best!

I decided to end up going to Whittier Law School. If there's any advice I can give to those in the application process, it's to listen to the numbers here on law school numbers. Personal statements and other extracurriculars don't matter as much as you think. They're merely used as "deal breakers." Schools, first and foremost, consider your LSAT score, then they'll look at your GPA. Not to be the bear of bad news by any means, but save yourself the $75 application and not apply to a school you think is a long shot. Be practical in which schools you choose to apply to. Best wishes and good luck to all!

Visitor Comments

  • Tuesday, February 16 2016 at 07:34 PM

Yea i was really hoping they would at least put me on the wiatlist:( I am tryi g to apply To another DC school

- jaspreet28
  • Wednesday, February 17 2016 at 12:18 AM

Which one? Catholic or DC? I would try both! I submitted one to Catholic but I highly doubt they would accept me. Who knows though...

- habenedict
  • Wednesday, February 17 2016 at 12:19 AM

Howard is in DC too.

- habenedict
  • Wednesday, February 17 2016 at 02:11 AM

I know there's 3 other schools in DC (besides the obv hard to get in georgetown, george washigton, and american). there's cathloic, howard, and some weird school name david clarke? I think my only option is catholic. I don't want to go howard. But I was thinking of aimming at george mason cause it's literally like a few miles away from DC. But then again catholic and george mason hard to get in.

- jaspreet28
  • Wednesday, February 17 2016 at 02:18 AM

BTW did you literally apply to 21 schools??? In the beginning I had a list of 23 schools. But after my first free report fees were gone and I had to actually start paying the 30 bucks I had to shorten my list

- jaspreet28
  • Wednesday, February 17 2016 at 11:06 AM

Yeah, in DC the easier ones to get into are Howard, Univ of District of Columbia and Catholic. I thought American was an easier one to get into just cause it seems like they let a lot of people in. Yup lol I literally applied to 21-22 schools. I have two more I have to submit--UNLV and Southwestern--and then I'll be all done. I figure if I start to get all rejections (which I hope is not the case), then I will put more apps out, but for now, I'm tapped out.

- habenedict
  • Wednesday, February 17 2016 at 11:07 AM

Oh and FYI, apparently District of Columbia has a provisional acceptance program.

- habenedict
  • Wednesday, February 17 2016 at 11:19 AM

Have you thought about trying Whittier?

- habenedict
  • Wednesday, February 17 2016 at 10:17 PM

I was thinking of Columbus. Yea I applied to whitter(still in review). I was thinking of applying to UC Hastings. But idk anymore. Now I look at your cycle I feel left behind lol. Ok help me. I need your opinion. What other schools school I apply to?? Thanks you're awesome!

- jaspreet28
  • Wednesday, February 17 2016 at 10:18 PM

I meant Catholic not Columbus!

- jaspreet28
  • Tuesday, March 22 2016 at 02:15 AM

you heard back from santa clara already? I been in committe for over 2 months now!

- jaspreet28
  • Wednesday, March 23 2016 at 12:43 AM

Yeah Santa Clara took a long time! I knew it was a long shot though. Maybe that's good news for you though since it's taking longer!

- habenedict
  • Wednesday, March 23 2016 at 02:59 AM

Maybe. just maybe. it would give me hope if they even put me on the waitlist and made me wait 2 months but i haven't got a single thing from them. i see you still have a lot of waiting with all those pending apps! any news yet?

- jaspreet28
  • Wednesday, March 23 2016 at 06:46 PM

Nothing!! I guess it's just that peak time where the admissions offices are backed up on reviewing. Have you heard from Southwestern or USF yet?

- habenedict
  • Whittier
  • Monday, April 04 2016 at 05:30 PM

How long did it take to receive a decision for getting off the waitlist from Whittier? Did you do anything special to dazzle them, like LOCI or an interview?

- fardels
  • Whittier
  • Monday, April 04 2016 at 11:22 PM

I was on the waitlist for about 3 weeks. I wrote a Statement of Continued Interest, attended one of their Preview Days, Skype interviewed with Dean McColl and even had a friend/former alumni of Whittier (who is a partner at a large firm in the area) write an informal email to Dean McColl expressing my potential success as a student. I worked for it for sure, but I came off the waitlist TWO hours after the Dean received my friend's email. He said they weren't even going to start reviewing waitlisted applicants until the end of April so I was shocked. I guess I must have done something right. My advice would be to stay persistent and do everything they suggest. Write a strong supplemental statement, shining light on why you are committed to doing what they ask to come off the waitlist and you understand that law school is a commitment that you are prepared to take on. Best of luck!

- habenedict
  • Cal Western
  • Wednesday, April 06 2016 at 12:45 PM

Congrats on getting into Whittier!!! Were you on the waitlist for Cal Western or you just recently was accepted?

- pearlofpower
  • Cal Western
  • Monday, April 11 2016 at 12:27 PM

@pearlofpower I was never waitlisted for CalWestern. It just took a long time for them to give me an acceptance lol

- habenedict
  • Monday, April 11 2016 at 12:27 PM

@pearlofpower And thank you :)

- habenedict
  • Tuesday, April 19 2016 at 11:49 PM

I got accepted to Whittier today!

- fardels
  • Saturday, April 30 2016 at 10:12 AM

Congrats on Whittier!

- habenedict
  • congrats!
  • Saturday, May 14 2016 at 07:49 PM

what schools are you leaning towards?

- aarwu2000
  • Friday, June 10 2016 at 06:40 PM

I will be attending Whittier. @aarwu2000

- habenedict

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