lawschoolplease (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Santa Clara University graph Accepted 11/26/07 -- 04/04/08 -- 13 years
New York Law School graph Accepted W 11/26/07 -- -- 01/24/08 13 years
Columbia University graph Waitlisted -- -- -- 02/28/08 13 years
Fordham University graph Waitlisted 10/31/07 -- 11/13/07 02/22/08 13 years
American University graph Accepted 11/26/07 -- -- -- 13 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University graph Accepted 11/10/07 -- 11/26/07 12/21/07 13 years
Lewis and Clark College graph Pending 12/07/07 12/17/07 -- -- 13 years
Northwestern University graph Pending 11/28/07 -- -- -- 13 years
University of Southern California graph Pending 11/26/07 -- -- -- 13 years
Loyola Law School graph Pending 11/26/07 -- -- -- 13 years
Brooklyn Law School graph Pending 11/26/07 -- -- -- 13 years

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Extra Curricular Information

several internships during undergrad; dean's list; lots of soft factors; my mother is ill and I'm just trying to make it. God has gotten me this far and I know he has plans for me.

Personal Statement is about growing up poor.

Very strong recs from professors and employers.


I am applying to primarily New York Schools but will include more as I get my applications together. My top choices are Fordham or Cardozo even though I know it is a reach.

Any thoughts about my chances would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and good luck to everyone.

12/21/07 - I got accepted to Cardozo's May program. I almost passed out and asked my mom to call to verify. Wohoo!

Rant of the day 12/30: So I have blocked out some of my information out of paranoia. Apparently, admission offices read these forums and can automatically tell who the applicants are (especially the black ones). I doubt that people post anything that would hurt their chances but I do not think that this is a good practice on the part of law schools. I personally joined this forum and posted my information to not only get feedback but to help other minorities who are thinking about applying to law schools with similar numbers and not for admission officers to spy on me.

1/14/08 - OMG I got into American! Apparently several weeks ago. Post man delivered my packet to my neighbors who have been in Italy for a month and they just brought it by. Completely unacceptable Mr. Postman.

2/22/08 - Well I'm not going to complain but I am a bit disappointed that I am waitlisted at my top choice. :( The waiting game begins...

02/28/08- OMG this is the year of HOPE. Waitlisted at Columbia. If it wasn't for the folks on lsn I wouldn't have even applied to Columbia! Excuse me while I go and faint.

Visitor Comments

  • Hey
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 10:28 AM

Good luck with your apps. Fordham and Cardozo are really not reaches for you. I think that you can get into both.

- angeltwin
  • HEY
  • Monday, November 26 2007 at 05:43 PM

I agree with angeltwin. Fordham and Cardozo are not reaches for you. You should get into both. If you are not tied down to NYC, please consider applying to more realistic reaches such as Columbia, NYU, Chicago, UPenn, UVa, Duke, Northwestern, GULC, Cornell, and any of the top 25 that you would like to attend. You could easily get into a top 25 WITH MONEY. Please do not sell yourself short. If money is a problem, apply for a LSAC fee waiver and/or request fee waivers from the schools. Good luck.

- tl2
  • best of luck!
  • Tuesday, December 04 2007 at 05:53 AM

sorry, not posting numbers til the end of the cycle but best of luck! as everyone has already said, you've got a GREAT shot! Take Tl2 advice and apply straight to the top...

- sundogmagic
  • Fordham
  • Thursday, December 13 2007 at 03:29 PM

Thanks for the condolences. I think they weigh LSAT more than GPA. Plus, being black is more of a boost than being hispanic. I think you have a very good shot. Don't give up hope! Good luck. I hope to see "Accepted" next to every one of your schools.

- 4re
  • cardozo
  • Monday, December 17 2007 at 10:04 AM

Cardozo just contacted me to interview with them. We'll see. I'll keep you posted.

- new211
  • cardozo
  • Tuesday, December 18 2007 at 04:40 AM

Hey! Ok so the interview is today at 4 (yikes) . My boyfriend is an assistant dean of admissions at a med school, he said that the app process is similar and if they take a long time to get back to you, it's a good thing. I am alarmed at how late they are...but better a slow yes than a fast no. You have a good chance, better than me, so call and ask about your app status, I called once a week. Good Luck!

- new211
  • January
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 10:05 AM

The interview was great although agonizing as well. They are basically all out of room for the January program. She told me they would consider me for May if they can't fit me in here, which, like you said, is sweet. Let's see. I haven't heard anything from Fordham either, fingers crossed.

- new211
  • cardozo
  • Friday, December 21 2007 at 03:37 PM

I got a phone call and an e-mail that I got in today!!!! I am so excited. I'm thinking that if you dont hear from them within the next two weeks, they're considering you for May. Good Luck! Keep me posted.

- new211
  • Hey
  • Monday, December 31 2007 at 01:06 PM

looks like we are applying to a lot of the same schools. Here's to both of us getting in! Good luck and Happy New Year!

- nomikos86
  • Thanks!!!
  • Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 07:28 PM

I can already see you're off to a great start. I hope you have continued success and never doubt yourself! I'm sure you have a lot of great things ahead of you, you just have to believe!!!

- futuregsrainmaker
  • Acceptance!
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 10:07 AM

yaay cardozo! I hope to see you there.

- new211
  • First Acceptance
  • Thursday, January 03 2008 at 04:38 PM

Feels great doesn't it? Yeah, don't know why Fordham isn't giving me any love. "2nd Evaluation" is the same as a deferral. They'll send you a letter soon.

- mabengi001
  • Congrats...
  • Saturday, January 05 2008 at 05:53 AM

on your acceptances and thanks for the encouraging comments. Good luck with the rest of your cycle!

- 2008TPPGrad
  • hey
  • Sunday, January 06 2008 at 05:58 AM

congrats on Cardozo. Our numbers are almost Identical! I hope to start hearing from schools soon but unfortunately I took the December LSAT so my applications just recently became complete. Perhaps i will see you at Fordham or Cardozo.....I'm hoping for New York Schools as well

- Ladyt
  • hey
  • Sunday, January 06 2008 at 06:00 AM

congrats on Cardozo. Our numbers are almost Identical! I hope to start hearing from schools soon but unfortunately I took the December LSAT so my applications just recently became complete. Perhaps i will see you at Fordham or Cardozo.....I'm hoping for New York Schools as well

- Ladyt
  • hey
  • Sunday, January 06 2008 at 06:03 AM

congrats on Cardozo. Our numbers are almost Identical! I hope to start hearing from schools soon but unfortunately I took the December LSAT so my applications just recently became complete. Perhaps i will see you at Fordham or Cardozo.....I'm hoping for New York Schools as well

- Ladyt
  • ...
  • Monday, January 07 2008 at 09:39 AM

Thanks so much! And congrats on Cardozo! LOL @ the passing out part. I know what you mean. When I was holding the Mich envelope in my hand, I couldn't stop shakin'. The moment was too surreal.

- tl2
  • congrats
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 04:06 PM

congrats on cordozo. girl.. with that LSAT you are in at Fordham. I dont even second guess it trust me, you are in!

- lionheart
  • Thanks!!
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 04:56 PM

I can see you getting into Fordham. just stay optimistic.

- lishi
  • Aim Higher
  • Thursday, January 10 2008 at 09:01 PM

You left a couple of NY schools off of your list

- RTP2008
  • =)
  • Friday, January 11 2008 at 12:56 PM

You're going to do great without sharing, I think. Good luck on everything!

- SharkWeek
  • Cali Love
  • Saturday, January 12 2008 at 10:08 AM

I agree with RTP--AIM HIGHER! You have an outside shot at CCN and it sounds like you have good softs. Best of luck this cycle!

- prettypithy
  • ...
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 04:46 PM

Looks like you got your fix. No fair. Congrats on American!

- tl2
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 09:07 PM

On American! I'm flying out to D.C this week, taking the tour on Friday. Very excited to look at D.C schools.

- prettypithy
  • hey
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 10:14 AM

I am applying for September cuz i dont graduate until May...I was sooo excited to see that you got accepted so i may actually almost have a got a crs fee waiver from them but heard that doesnt really mean much....good luck with everthing!!!

- adeg4480
  • congrats
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 04:15 AM

congratson american. i am soo sure you wont have any problem gettin in at Fordham.

- lionheart
  • ???
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 02:41 AM

have u decided yet or still waiting to hear from the rest? Congrats on the acceptances so far!!!

- ladyt
  • loyola...
  • Wednesday, February 13 2008 at 03:10 PM

hey there.. really random... but i was wondering if loyola contacted you about an interview. myself and another girl on these forums were contacted... we don't know why. =/ oh well we all have similar #'s so thats why i'm messaging you. =) oh and good luck with all your apps!

- shelee56
  • Wednesday, February 20 2008 at 01:38 PM

have you heard from fordham yet?

- ladyt
  • thanks, you too
  • Thursday, February 21 2008 at 02:41 PM

yea, i have to admit i was a little surprised i wasnt even waitlisted at fordham, but alas, c'est la vie. Anyway, COngrats on NYU! i should be so lucky...

- holajune
  • Good luck!!!
  • Sunday, March 02 2008 at 09:04 PM

I'll send up a prayer that you get off those waitlists and get into a seat soon!!!

- futureGSrainmaker
  • good luck!
  • Thursday, March 20 2008 at 12:49 AM

gl with the waitlist at fordham (and columbia obviously) i'm waitlisted at my top choice as well...

- shelee56

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