husky_luvvaa (2016-2017)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
California Western School of Law graph Accepted W $18,945 02/12/17 02/13/17 02/13/17 02/13/17 9 days
Howard University F graph Accepted $16,000 03/15/17 03/15/17 03/21/17 04/14/17 9 days
Loyola Law School graph Accepted 02/02/17 02/03/17 -- 04/07/17 16 days
Washington University in St Louis F graph Waitlisted 02/12/17 02/13/17 03/07/17 03/13/17 19 days
University of Southern California graph Rejected 01/18/17 01/19/17 01/19/17 03/28/17 19 days
University of California Los Angeles F graph Pending 12/09/16 12/12/16 01/04/17 -- 19 days
University of California Irvine graph Pending 02/20/17 02/21/17 02/21/17 -- 19 days
University of California Hastings graph Waitlisted 01/07/17 01/08/17 -- 02/02/17 19 days
University of California Davis graph Pending 02/23/17 02/23/17 02/27/17 -- 19 days
University of California Berkeley F graph Rejected 11/17/16 11/18/16 01/09/17 02/21/17 19 days
Northwestern University F graph Waitlisted 12/15/16 12/16/16 -- 02/08/17 19 days

Applicant Information

Semi-Large State Campus
Child/Family Development
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Black, Latinx
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

PRESENT: working in a state administrative law court as a member of support staff

-Two years serving on Associated Students Judicial Affairs Council; included one year as Chief Justice (chair of the JAC)
-One year as National Communications Coordinator of Residence Hall Association
-Two years in A.I.M. for Law pre-law program; included two mock trials, learning basics of LSAT, listening to guest speakers, and learning the basics of briefing
-3.5 years as Student Assistant at campus housing office
-2.5 years as Student Worker at Superior Court
-Completed several internships, including mentoring youth probationers in a charter school and assisting in a kindergarten classroom
-Won two local pageant titles, serving the community for one year per title
-Regular miscellaneous volunteer work throughout undergrad (ie: food bank, beach clean-ups, Halloween festivals, etc.)


GENERAL: I studied for the LSAT using Blueprint (which was great and well worth the investment, but I could've done better balancing work and studying). The first time I took the LSAT, I psyched myself out and made the mistake of studying up until just a couple hours before the test. The second time I distracted myself with activities the day before the test but I was still somewhat tired and unfocused and nervous. I decided not to risk a lower score and did not take it a third time. While I am optimistic of admissions outcomes thanks to my extensive work and extracurricular experiences and a fairly high GPA (it earned me Magna Cum Laude honors at graduation), I also understand that LSAT scores are highly determinate of outcomes and anticipate more waitlists and/or denials than acceptances, especially considering the merit of the schools I applied to and how competitive their application processes are. My dream school is UCLA so please wish me luck as I await their decision! Best to all of you out there as well!

4/4/17: Just returned from visiting Northwestern and WashULaw (waitlisted at both). I felt very good about both schools, but something about WashULaw stood out to me. It felt more communal. UCLA remains my top choice (decision still pending), but WashULaw is a very close second.

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