kixies (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
7 University of California Los Angeles graph Rejected 01/30/08 02/01/08 -- -- 11 years
3 University of Southern California graph Rejected 01/30/08 01/31/08 02/22/08 -- 11 years
5 University of California Davis graph Rejected 01/30/08 01/30/08 02/27/08 04/27/08 11 years
6 Loyola Law School graph Accepted W 01/30/08 02/01/08 02/26/08 04/18/08 11 years
9 University of San Diego graph Accepted W 01/30/08 01/31/08 02/22/08 04/01/08 11 years
2 Santa Clara University graph Accepted 01/30/08 02/04/08 02/20/08 04/16/08 11 years
1 Chapman University graph Accepted A $28,760 01/30/08 01/30/08 02/07/08 02/15/08 11 years
8 University of California Berkeley graph Rejected 01/30/08 01/31/08 02/27/08 03/26/08 11 years
4 Southwestern University School of Law graph Accepted W $10,500 01/30/08 02/01/08 02/19/08 03/06/08 11 years
11 Pepperdine University graph Pending 01/30/08 01/31/08 02/21/08 -- 11 years
10 University of California Hastings graph Pending 01/30/08 01/31/08 02/13/08 -- 11 years

Applicant Information

159
3.23
3.21
UC
INTLST min:JPNS,MGMT
N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
California
Chinese
Female
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Academic Honors: 04-05, 05-06
Languages: English, Mandarin, Japanese
- Various internships, jobs
- Tutoring
- Participation in Performing Arts
- Language conferences

* I didn't participate in any volunteering activities during my college years so that might hurt me.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

8/10/2009: For the people that spot this profile, I just wanted to let you know that I have officially finished my first year at Chapman University! I was able to keep my scholarship, although it was really stressful to think about it. It's stressful thinking about keeping it for the next year too *laugh* The people here are amazing and all the students/faculty are extremely helpful. I was able to participate in a lot of extracurricular activities (volunteering/clubs etc). At some volunteer events I met students from Loyola, Southwestern, Western State, and Whittier. It was great to hear their opinions and perspectives also. I'm glad that I chose Chapman, as I feel like I've been able to learn a lot and put myself to the test. The hardest part might be to get anywhere in the LA market for jobs, but I'll try my best! The cohesion between Chapman students is great. I can't wait to help the first years that are joining this Fall :)

4/30/08: It's official that I won't be going to Santa Clara, mainly due to their curriculum and being in Northern California despite it's higher ranking. As for Loyola, being in the middle of LA in one of the worst traffic areas ever older campus crazy competitive students that sabotage eachother extremely arbitrary grading no scholarship... it's just not for me. I'm not going to Law School to work for a huge firm, but because I'm interested in Law and perhaps Self Practice. It'd be nice if I could work with individual companies, but who knows. I think Chapman is perfect for me (although Southwestern's curriculum was temping if it wasn't in the middle of LA also), and I'm confident they'll do better in the next few years.

4/21/08: Santa Clara was the #2 school I wanted to go to. I didn't get a scholarship from them, but it is closer to my family. My boyfriend and friends are down south though... and I wouldn't want to stay at home with my parents so the lower living costs can't really be included. Santa Clara's course list and degrees are a lot more bland though. It would be cool to graduate from there, but I don't think I would enjoy it much at all... So I'm pretty sure I'm going to stay here and go to Chapman. I hope it doesn't reflect too badly on my resume, but my dad turned down Stanford for Washington University so... I know Chapman will begin doing better too!

3/27/08: 99% going to Chapman! Already got my apartment leased and everything. Got rejected from Berkeley and decided not to go to Southwestern. Thank you for all the encouraging words. Luckily, Chapman allows you to keep your scholarship with a 3.0 GPA so I'm just going to work my butt off to keep it! My undergrad GPA was lowered a lot from my Biology and Math classes.... I had a 3.8 in everything else! I'm going to fight really hard to keep the scholarship though. It means a lot to me!

3/6/08: I'm happy to have gotten my second acceptance, although I will probably not go to Southwestern. The scholarship is nice (they say it's the highest honor?), but it's hard to pass up Chapman's 80%. I also really love the Orange County area versus LA. I guess I'll review both programs just in case.

@ ysolate: Haha, I took my LSAT in Sept and finished all the paperwork/transcripts in December, but I suddenly got lazy with the holidays and didn't write my Personal Statement until last minute...

2/20/08: Yay! I got into one school and my top choice for now~ I'm happy to know I got a scholarship although my undergrad GPA wasn't that great. My first acceptance and perhaps only~ Only a few more weeks until it's all settled!!

Visitor Comments

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  • Wednesday, November 14 2007 at 10:07 AM

Interested in the west, are we? GOOD LUCK!

- drew82abndiv
  • late?
  • Wednesday, March 05 2008 at 09:41 AM

why did you apply so late? i could've swore that i saw your profile back in october. congrats on chapman, and good luck on the rest!

- y so late?
  • Chapman
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 08:32 AM

I saw you asked another poster who went to Chapman undergrad for his thoughts on the law school. I graduated from Chapman Law last year and I have nothing but great things to say about the law school. My only warning is that you will REALLY have to fight to keep your scholarship. The competition is fierce. So, if you have to be in the top 30% to keep your scholarship, the reality is that there is a little better than a 30% chance that you will keep your scholarship, based on the fact your numbers (159, 3.23) are right about the median for the school. I lost my scholarship after the first year, and it was painful, especially because my stats were high and I thought I had a better than average chance of keeping it. However, I would do it all over again because I LOVED my experience at Chapman. Best of luck to you!

- Good Luck
  • Chapman
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 08:45 AM

I saw you asked another poster who went to Chapman undergrad for his thoughts on the law school. I graduated from Chapman Law last year and I have nothing but great things to say about the law school. My only warning is that you will REALLY have to fight to keep your scholarship. The competition is fierce. So, if you have to be in the top 30% to keep your scholarship, the reality is that there is a little better than a 30% chance that you will keep your scholarship, based on the fact your numbers (159, 3.23) are right about the median for the school. I lost my scholarship after the first year, and it was painful, especially because my stats were high and I thought I had a better than average chance of keeping it. However, I would do it all over again because I LOVED my experience at Chapman. Best of luck to you!

- Good Luck
  • turning down scu for chapman?
  • Monday, April 21 2008 at 06:56 PM

are you from san jose? kinda caught that from your 4-21 post. anyway, congrats on chapman, and don't feel bad about where you are going. it is an up and coming school, sure to be t2 bound in the next few years. however, i am a bit surprised loyola isn't in the mix. or is it? anyway, congrats on an awesome cycle!

- y so late
  • iF...
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 05:43 PM

you're giving up Loyola for Chapman...you don't know what you're doing

- hi
  • To the Chap. Grad
  • Wednesday, June 18 2008 at 10:40 AM

Chapman wishes the actual entering classes median was 3.23/159. Unfortunately, with the part-timers its probably a 2.9/153. Don\'t worry, if you go you will be the brightest student there. I agree with the person above....giving up Loyola for Chapman? You\'re crazy!

- autumntragedy
  • Autmntragedy
  • Monday, June 23 2008 at 04:54 PM

After reading Autmntragedy\'s response I realized that you may take offense at my comment that your stats were near Chapman\'s median. In full disclosure: <a href="http://www.chapman.edu/images/userImages/loge/Page_4122/Class%20Profiles%202003-2007%208-23-07.pdf" title="http://www.chapman.edu/images/userImages/loge/Page_4122/Class%20Profiles%202003-2007%208-23-07.pdf" class="data">http://www.chapman.edu/images/userImages/loge/Page_4122/Class%20Profiles%202003-2007%208-23-07.pdf</a> Kixies, don\'t be bothered by autmntragedy - Pepperdine was a tier 3 school as recently as 2003. As far as your being the smartest person at Chapman, when you get to Chapman and realize that someone with a 160 LSAT was strutting around like a peacock, you will understand how silly his/her comment really was.

- Chapman
  • Autmntragedy
  • Monday, June 23 2008 at 04:55 PM

After reading Autmntragedy\'s response I realized that you may take offense at my comment that your stats were near Chapman\'s median. In full disclosure: <a href="http://www.chapman.edu/images/userImages/loge/Page_4122/Class%20Profiles%202003-2007%208-23-07.pdf" title="http://www.chapman.edu/images/userImages/loge/Page_4122/Class%20Profiles%202003-2007%208-23-07.pdf" class="data">http://www.chapman.edu/images/userImages/loge/Page_4122/Class%20Profiles%202003-2007%208-23-07.pdf</a> Kixies, don\'t be bothered by autmntragedy - Pepperdine was a tier 3 school as recently as 2003. As far as your being the smartest person at Chapman, when you get to Chapman and realize that someone with a 160 LSAT was strutting around like a peacock, you will understand how silly his/her comment really was.

- Chapman
  • Autmntragedy
  • Monday, June 23 2008 at 04:59 PM

After reading Autmntragedy\'s response I realized that you may take offense at my comment that your stats were near Chapman\'s median. In full disclosure: <a href="http://www.chapman.edu/images/userImages/loge/Page_4122/Class%20Profiles%202003-2007%208-23-07.pdf" title="http://www.chapman.edu/images/userImages/loge/Page_4122/Class%20Profiles%202003-2007%208-23-07.pdf" class="data">http://www.chapman.edu/images/userImages/loge/Page_4122/Class%20Profiles%202003-2007%208-23-07.pdf</a> Kixies, don\'t be bothered by autmntragedy - Pepperdine was a tier 3 school as recently as 2003. As far as your being the smartest person at Chapman, when you get to Chapman and realize that someone with a 160 LSAT was strutting around like a peacock, you will understand how silly his/her comment really was.

- Chapman
  • Will be 1L at Chapman this year
  • Friday, August 14 2009 at 10:45 AM

I would love to speak with you about Chapman. I will be starting there in the next few weeks. I would love to get a few pointers from you and learn from your experience. Thank you in advance for contacting me.

- careerchange

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