luma (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Brooklyn Law School graph Accepted $45,000 -- -- -- -- 4 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 4 years
Cornell University graph Rejected 01/15/14 01/16/14 02/14/14 04/17/14 4 years
Georgetown University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 4 years
Boston College F graph Waitlisted W 01/21/14 -- -- 03/26/14 4 years
Fordham University graph Accepted $60,000 01/15/14 -- -- 03/11/14 4 years
University of Chicago graph Rejected 01/15/14 -- -- 03/19/14 4 years
Boston University graph Rejected -- -- -- 03/18/14 4 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor graph Rejected 01/15/14 -- -- 03/14/14 4 years
Northwestern University graph Waitlisted 01/15/14 01/16/14 -- 03/14/14 4 years
New York University graph Rejected 01/31/14 02/06/14 -- 03/14/14 4 years
University of Pennsylvania graph Rejected -- -- -- 03/13/14 4 years
University of Notre Dame graph Rejected -- -- 03/10/14 -- 4 years
Duke University graph Rejected 01/15/14 01/16/14 01/30/14 03/10/14 4 years
George Washington University graph Waitlisted 01/16/14 01/17/14 -- 03/06/14 4 years
Emory University graph Rejected 01/15/14 -- -- 03/07/14 4 years
Columbia University graph Pending -- -- -- -- 4 years
University of Virginia graph Rejected 01/23/14 -- -- 03/05/14 4 years
Washington University in St Louis graph Accepted 01/21/14 01/23/14 -- 02/21/14 4 years
American University graph Accepted 01/16/14 -- -- 02/07/14 4 years
Washington and Lee University graph Accepted $45,000 01/16/14 -- 01/17/14 01/30/14 4 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Rejected 02/01/13 -- -- 04/29/13 5 years
Fordham University F graph WL, Rejected 03/01/12 -- -- -- 5 years
Albany Law School of Union University graph WL, Accepted $20,000 03/01/12 -- -- 05/04/12 5 years
Syracuse University F graph Accepted $24,000 -- -- -- -- 6 years
University of Oregon F graph Accepted $24,000 03/01/12 -- -- 04/11/12 6 years
University at Buffalo graph Accepted 03/01/12 -- -- 04/18/12 6 years
University of Colorado Boulder graph Accepted 03/07/12 -- -- 04/09/12 6 years
Lewis and Clark College F graph Accepted 03/08/12 -- -- 04/17/12 6 years
University of Connecticut graph Waitlisted 03/07/12 -- -- 04/05/12 6 years
Northeastern University graph Waitlisted 03/01/12 -- -- 04/11/12 6 years
American University graph Waitlisted 03/01/12 03/01/12 -- 03/16/12 6 years

Applicant Information

State school

Demographic Information

Bronx, NY
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

This is to help other students, especially (but not limited to) URM students of disadvantaged backgrounds, and anyone else looking for stats on where to apply/what to do to be a more competitive candidate/what to expect. :) Just paying it forward!

Writer - Newspaper
Senator - Student Gov't
Lots of other extra-curriculars/volunteer work

** Worked throughout college

** STRONG upward trend. Started with a 2.5 GPA my first semester of college, ended with nothing less than a 3.87 and even got some 4.0's and dean's/president's lists the last year.

Double Major (second major is a dual), and a minor.
Speak three languages.
Strong Resume: Studied abroad in two European countries, worked in both of those countries too, did an internship in South America, volunteered in the Caribbean and South America. Finished a prestigious management internship at a huge and well-known corporation. Currently working in big law.

URM: Hispanic-Caribbean, Black, and Native American.

Overcame multiple challenges such as: growing up in one of the harshest inner city areas in the country, single immigrant, non English speaking mother who was disabled, and more.


10/23/15 - So I didn't go to law school. I haven't gotten into a good enough school. I don't want to risk 250k in debt against such bad odds. I already have a ton of undergrad debt, so the thought of adding to my debt chains, while losing 3 years of salary, is not enough for this gamble. Maybe one day I'll come back and try again.

Real stats are back on.


10/27/14 Update - SORRY! Somehow my profile made it to the top 10 most viewed profiles on here so out of fear of law school's finding me on here, I've put up fake numbers until my 2015 cycle is done. Again, to be safe. Thank you.

2014 CYCLE

I took the LSAT October, and canceled. Finally took it in December. Im seriously starting to develop PTSD from this exam. The timing is murdering me.

2/20 Updates:
Scored under my PT's, but submitted applications anyway. I spent months working on my PS and DS to make my story as vivid, compelling and effective as possible. Great Rec Lets. from Partners and professors. From Jan 15-Jan 31, I submitted 21 applications. About 5 safetys, 5 targets, and 11 reach schools.

2/19 Phone interview complete with WUSTL. Ten minutes long, I prepared so much and so much to say that I was alittle underwhelmed by how fast and short it went. I mean I was ready to kill it, I spent over 5 hours (cumulatively) preparing for the interview.

3/5 Rejected from UVA. Total reach.. But sad news nonetheless. Still have 17 schools to wait on.

3/5 Status checker on Notre Dame says a decision was rendered. But my deposit seat numbers remain at $0.00. According to TLS this either means WL or Reject. Double sad news whammy today. 16 schools left to hear from.

3/11 - IN AT FORDHAM!! I was getting anxious yesterday since I hadn't heard back, so I wrote them a letter explaining why Fordham I want to go there. 24 hours later I received a letter of acceptance!!! Looks like this will be it folks! Still waiting on another 11 schools.. But, oh my sweet baby lawd Jesus!

Waitlisted at Northwestern... followed by 4 essay questions. Which means I'm going to have to write them a LOCI, a new LOR, and the essay/video questions. This process of uncertain hope seems to never end ;_;

3/20 - 20k a year NEED-BASE grant from Fordham! Oh my happy days! :)
2013 CYCLE

10/2013 - Interview with Vanderbilt
2/1/2013 - Sent in application, complete total shot in the dark.
4/8/2013 - Still no word

Ultimately rejected from Vanderbilt in April via snail mail.

4/8/2013 - Enrolled for LSAT classes.

2012 CYCLE:

I applied to schools this cycle since my strong credentials (letters of REC, resume, background) might assist my mediocre GPA/LSAT. But, I'm realistically thinking about re-taking and reapplying MUCH EARLIER than MARCH! And hopefully then get scholarships. But since theyre deadlines are in March and April, I figure it doesnt hurt to just try.

3/1 - Sent out applications to: Northeastern, Fordham, Albany, Oregon and Buffalo

3/7 - Applications sent to Colorado, Connecticut, Syracuse, L&C

3/16 - Got WL at American. Better than a rejection! :) Keeping my hopes up.

4/5 - WL at UConn.

Why make application deadlines in March if you've already given out all of your seats in January? I don't understand. Oh right, business.

April 9 - In at Colorado! I cried. I went into physical shock. And now I'm scared of getting hit by a car or something, that's how unbelievably good this news is to me. People, don't lose hope! Waiting for $ offers.. hopefully.

4/11 - WL at Northeastern. Major bummer. I really hoped for this one.

April 11 - In at Oregon University :-) Eugene!

4/13 - Got the letter from Oregon with a big package of information, deposit slips, fellowship info. $8,000 a year. Such great news.

Still waiting on Colorado. They only sent in one small letter, no info on anything else... Kind of turning me off. I mean law school is a huge deal, just a tiny letter and no information whatsoever? That worries me about the school's efficiency.

4/17 - In at Lewis & Clark :)

4/18 - In at Buffalo :)

4/19 - Accepted at Syracuse via snailmail package. Beautiful envelope as soon as you pull it out of your mailbox you'll know you're admitted. It came with a bumper sticker and a T-shirt along with a folder of many things.

4/23 - Checked Syracuse NetUID and saw they are giving me 8,000/yr as a need-base grant!

4/27 - WL at Fordham! Holy Heck!! This is crazy good news for me. This was a reach. I can't help but wonder how well this cycle would have gone if I had just applied earlier.

Albany Update - I called them to ask why my application was taking so long, and they told me that they thought I was taking the June LSAT.. so they hadn't even taken a look at it.... -___-

Albany later WL'ed me. Then called to let me know that I was accepted (I hadn't done anything). Then told me I had a deadline to commit to going, and then threw in a scholarship after I didn't hesitate.


Visitor Comments

  • Hello :)
  • Tuesday, December 04 2012 at 02:16 AM

Let me first say thanks so much for all the updates that you have given us! I am so pleased to see the step by step process and it has really opened my eyes into what I need to expect when I apply. So I guess I am wondering what you think makes the biggest difference when getting into law school? What seems to make that step happen? Was it the Recs, the personal statements that you made or simply the whole package? I need to know what would make the best package for me. It was curious to me that you chose to apply to Both Uof O and Lewis and Clark, what made you decide on them? well I have typed enough for now you just have me very excited! My goal was to try and hold off study study and try and take the LSATS in 6months tio 9months time, I think that I need to try and knock the test out of the park because thats what basically sells you out to the schools it seems. Anyway thank you so much for the feedback and insight that you have already provided and I hope that you will share a bit more with me. :) any help and insight is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Jared

- Dolcettoguy
  • Monday, April 08 2013 at 05:04 PM

Hey, So the LSAT does carry SIGNIFICANT if not the MOST weight from your entire application and financial destiny for the next XX years. However, your background is HUGE. Someone with a 160 from Beverly Hills who is white and privileged does not hold the same weight as a Hispanic female from the poorest county in the US, who spent her youth hiding from gangs and shootouts with no resources. Explaining these things to them, along with what you've accomplished to prove that you can continue transcending limitations is amazing on an application. It's basically the whole package and the LSAT is like your superhero campaign manager.

- luma
  • Tuesday, July 16 2013 at 01:26 AM

Grats on Albany. Very solid regional school out of your list!

- jtype01
  • Tuesday, March 11 2014 at 06:40 PM

Nice job so far, you've been doing extremely well!

- dansanity
  • Fordham
  • Tuesday, March 11 2014 at 06:43 PM

Congrats! That's so exciting! Is that your current LSAT score?

- Wbrem
  • Fordham
  • Wednesday, March 12 2014 at 12:44 PM

Congrats!!!!!! The result was so worth waiting another year, right? :) best of luck to you on the rest of your cycle

- crown23
  • Thursday, March 13 2014 at 03:52 PM

Thanks guys! Amazing news. Waiting was *totally* worth it. :) Yes @Wbrem it is my current score.

- luma
  • So happy for you
  • Thursday, March 13 2014 at 03:57 PM

After all that work... I hope you feel wonderful!

- notfake
  • Congrats!!!
  • Friday, March 14 2014 at 06:53 PM

Congrats on Fordham! You go girl

- tollqueen
  • Thursday, April 24 2014 at 12:39 PM

thank you! you're cycle is amazing! good luck!

- lostg4ever

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