*** I FINALLY DECIDED TO ATTEND IU-INDY FOR THREE FACTORS : 1) IT IS FREE TO ATTEND. I.E 0 % LOANS.
2) I AM LOOKING FOR PUBLIC INTEREST AND PROGRAM IN INT'L HUMAN RIGHTS - WHICH IT HAS A GOOD REPUTATION IN. 3) I ALREADY HAVE A F.T JOB AND A GREAT CAREER AND PAYCHECK THAT I JUST CANT AFFORD TO GIVE AWAY. **** It was a tough decision!! It really was. I was blessed this admission cycle and got a chance to meet great schools/faculty/students throughout the States. If you have any questiosn regarding any of the schools in my list please drop me an email. Goodluck with your admission cycle and for all you future applicants, just dont give up hope! do you best on LSAT... dont panick and relax. Have faith in yourself and you will get to the destiny where you are meant to be. ******
CLEO Fellow' 07 - graduated in top 5
South Asian Immigrant
Worked FT w/ FT school all 5 yrs of college
Fluent in 4 languages
3 yrs Big 4 Auditing Experience
*Addendum and Diversity Statement added for most schools PS talks about my current position and professional success, the rough road till success, lessons learnt and what I want to do with my life.
* If you think I might have a good shot at any T1 school please pass your suggestions. I am open to feedback. I wish you all the very best luck in your admissions, selection of choices, and the remaining legal career that awaits you in your life.
*ONLY paying app fee for American, GT and GWU. All the rest have to be fee waiver. spent way tooo much money last year and now broke.
12/1 - Took LSAT (After a full year of my 1st attempt)
12/20 - Recvd LSAT score. SCORE UP 8 points ! from 148 to a 156. I wanted to break a 160 but I am happy with my score. Finally the prayers are answered and I crossed 155. Now waiting for some good mails :)
2/7 - received large white envelope priority mail dated 2/5 from Univ of Pacific congratulating on acceptance as a legal scholar and offer to fly me out to CA for free. excited !!! yaayaah.
2/12 - received a small reject letter from GWU "thank you blah blah blah you are great and all this, but no thank you".. no hold up... THANK YOU! I dont care much for your school anymore anyways, on my visit I didn't see anyone but bunch of snobbish people.
2/25 - Waitlisted at Temple - "We get so many good applicants so we can only take the ones that show interest".."do you?"... "if so, tell us"..... that sort of thing. OFCOURSE I AM INTERESTED Mr.Temple or else I wouldn't apply! Sending the mail back today.
3/10 - Received a large envelope with folder... Depaul acceptance in PT program $4k/yr scholarship for 4 years. This is def a serious consideration. I can take a job transfer to Chi town.
5/1 - accepted at Indy Law. part time division. This looks great. I wont have to leave my job (and $$). The school tuition is covered at 100% thru stipends and tuition reimbursement thru work. They also have International human rights program.. hmm this looks good.. we'll see.
6/10 - Loyola Chicago calls me and offers as seat off the waitlist. I visited the school adn loved the location/building/people. However this is 27K/year !! for four years that would mean huge debt since they are not offering any $$... tough decisions.. i really liked the school
6/15 - Made my decision. Withdrawing from other schools effective immediately.