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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#2 Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: 01/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/28/06 Upd: 15 years
#1 Yale University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: 02/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/06 Upd: 15 years
#1 Harvard University Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: 01/19/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/06/06 Upd: 15 years
#4 Columbia University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: 01/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/13/06 Upd: 15 years
#3 New York University Accepted W Type: RA $97,000 Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: 01/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/06 Upd: 15 years
#5 University of California Berkeley Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: 01/25/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/20/06 Upd: 15 years
#6 University of California Los Angeles Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: 01/03/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/06 Upd: 15 years
#8 Northwestern University Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/05 Rec: 11/15/05 Comp: 01/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/06 Upd: 15 years
#7 University of Southern California Accepted W Type: RA $141,000 Sent: 01/05/06 Rec: 01/15/06 Comp: 01/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/06 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 166
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.9
  • Degree GPA: 4.0
  • School Type: large public
  • Major: government

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: hispanic
  • Gender: -
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Now that the cycle is over, a bit more info on me:

I got one letter of recommendation from a YLS JD prof with whom I took courses during undergrad. The other was from an instructor in a foreign language course. I am sure that both of them were very good.

I worked full time throughout undergrad while taking a full load of coursework. My first year was at community college and I subsequently transferred to a state school. I financed my education and living expenses through a combination of employment, grants, and loans.

4.0 GPA from my degree granting institution. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa, though the election did not happen until after I applied to law school. Various academic honors and scholarships.

I think my personal statement was unique and well written. It's probably what helped overcome a mediocre lsat, along with race.

Additional info & updates

Comments/flames welcome!

Dates and scores are approximate
NU Fee waiver. Did not interview or write optional essays for NU.

UCLA- email acceptance notification

NYU- large manila envelope, Dean's Awar d Scholarship offer after completing NYU's finaid application

USC acceptance in large white envelope w/ scholarship offer enclosed. Amount to be determined. 3/15/06- Full scholarship offer! Wow. I still withdrew, though.

CLS "Reserve" in regular size cream envelope. Promptly sent in the card to withdraw.

About a week lapsed between the interview and acceptance at HLS. Needless to say, I'm quite surprised as I thought I was an autoding. Nice binder came in the mail a few days after acceptance. Visited for the March admit weekend and was quite impressed. I think I'll end up in Cambridge this fall, unless Yale or Stanford admit me and change my decision when I visit.

Boalt email acceptance 3/20. Very surpised my cycle has gone this well so far. Closing in on the last two decisions, and looking forward to an end to the waiting game.

4/24- Yale waitlist! I'm pretty happy about this, though my chances of getting in from it are extremely low and I'm probably going to Harvard either way. It's sort of a rejection, but one that doesn't hurt as much. My application cycle has exceeded my wildest expectations.

4/28- Got my SLS ding! I'm headed to Cambridge!

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Monday, January 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

Good luck, homey. And congrats on NYU.

thanks!
Monday, October 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

thanks for the congratulations and good luck with the whole process! You've had some really quick turn arounds so far - should be a good sign.

thanks
Wednesday, November 09 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats. Looks like you're going to have some good options too.

Columbia
Friday, November 04 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey man. Congrats on Harvard. Now that you are in would you mind withdrawing your application from Columbia? I'm dying to get in there. Forgive me if I'm incorrectly assuming you'd rather go to Harvard than Columbia.

re: huh?
Wednesday, December 21 2005 at 07:00 PM

i guess i thought my lsat was too low, even for a hispanic applicant, given HLS' insane lsat stats. Glad I was mistaken.

thanks
Tuesday, November 01 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congrats to you on your great acceptances!!! And thanks a lot for the good thoughts--I need em right now :)