mycatruby (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
3 Boston College graph Pending 09/30/18 10/01/18 11/14/18 -- 2 hours
Washington and Lee University graph Rejected 10/01/18 10/02/18 10/02/18 11/02/18 12 days
2 Fordham University graph Pending 09/30/18 10/01/18 10/16/18 -- 14 days
5 Loyola Law School graph Pending 10/01/18 10/02/18 10/30/18 -- 15 days
4 University of California Davis graph Pending 10/02/18 10/02/18 -- -- 23 days
Harvard University F graph Pending 10/01/18 10/02/18 10/09/18 -- 26 days
1 Vanderbilt University graph Pending 10/02/18 10/02/18 10/03/18 -- 26 days
Northeastern University graph Pending 10/01/18 10/01/18 10/02/18 -- 29 days
University of Alabama F graph Pending 10/10/18 -- -- -- 1 month
Arizona State University graph Rejected 09/30/18 10/05/18 -- 10/05/18 1 month
California Western School of Law graph Pending 10/01/18 -- -- -- 1 month
University of Pennsylvania graph Pending 10/01/18 -- -- -- 1 month
University of Arizona graph Pending 09/30/18 -- -- -- 1 month
University of California Los Angeles F graph Pending 09/30/18 -- -- -- 1 month
American University graph Pending 09/30/18 -- -- -- 1 month
1 Temple University graph Pending 09/30/18 -- -- -- 1 month
University of San Diego graph Pending 09/30/18 -- -- -- 1 month
Wake Forest University graph Pending 09/30/18 -- -- -- 1 month
University of California Hastings graph Pending 09/30/18 -- -- -- 1 month
6 College of William and Mary graph Pending 09/30/18 -- -- -- 1 month
Seton Hall University graph Pending 09/30/18 -- -- -- 1 month
Washington University in St Louis F graph Pending 09/30/18 -- -- -- 1 month

Applicant Information

161
2.79
3.38
Medium sized state university
Political Science
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
California
Hispanic
Female
Yes
Yes
N/A

Extra Curricular Information

6+ years of professional work experience.
Currently working as a legal assistant.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Took a few more years than usual to graduate undergrad as I was going part-time. Full-time past two years with MAJOR upswing in GPA. (Three 4.0 semesters and one 3.84 semester)

Notre Dame, Harvard, and WUSTL sent e-mails encouraging me to apply. Good feeling just to receive an e-mail from them, I will be applying.

10/5 -- not sure what happened. Almost immediate rejection from ASU. Double-checked to ensure my application was correct. Everything checked out, just seems that they REALLY didn't like me. Disappointing to start a cycle this way but here's hoping for better news!

11/2 -- Denied to Washington & Lee. Not one of my top choices but still would have liked to see a better outcome. Wrote a small paragraph at the end of my personal statement that functioned as a "Why W&L Law".

11/5 -- had an interview with a Vanderbilt alum. EXTREME long shot, but I applied and wanted to make my application as strong as possible, so I requested the interview. It was very casual. She asked a few standard questions about why I would like to go into law and why Vanderbilt. She was very personable and friendly. I feel as though the main intention of the interview is to determine if you are a good cultural fit for Vanderbilt. Good experience and I feel positive about it.

Visitor Comments

  • Loyola
  • Sunday, September 30 2018 at 05:03 PM

Hey, saw your comment on my profile. My grade trend was consistently upwards once I got serious about finishing school. Before that, my GPA tanked because I kept dropping out without withdrawing etc. Our GPAs, both LSAC and Degree, are essentially identical. I was surprised by the Loyola reject as well, but everything worked out in the end. I think you'll have a better shot of getting into Loyola than I did. Good luck!

- Unagisplitter
  • Unagi
  • Monday, October 01 2018 at 12:37 AM

Thanks for the additional info and well wishes! I am glad to hear everything worked out for you and I hope you're enjoying your studies!

- mycatruby
  • Saturday, October 06 2018 at 02:41 AM

I also got rejected fairly quickly from ASU. Unfortunately for me, it is my only option. Good luck with the rest of your cycle. Maybe writing an addendum and explaining the big upswing in GPA might help.

- matscomar
  • Saturday, November 03 2018 at 03:39 AM

Just wanted to wish you good luck, and to say, don't dispair about rejects, even fast ones. I was rejected in 4 days - two of which were the weekend - from Boston University, last cycle. Nothing was wrong with my application either. They just didn't like me. But none of that matters, I am at Berkeley Law. My LSAT is the same as yours. Keep your spirits up and know that getting rejected is just a part of the process, albeit a long one, as too are acceptances :)

- RoundTwoHopeful

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