oxfordrama (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
4 University of Chicago F graph Pending W 10/23/17 10/23/17 10/25/17 -- 4 months
5 Columbia University F graph Pending W 10/23/17 10/23/17 10/26/17 -- 4 months
7 University of Pennsylvania F graph Accepted A ED 10/23/17 10/24/17 10/24/17 12/11/17 4 months
8 University of Virginia F graph Pending W 10/23/17 10/25/17 11/09/17 -- 4 months
8 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Pending W 10/23/17 10/24/17 11/14/17 -- 4 months
10 Duke University F graph Pending W 11/29/17 11/30/17 11/30/17 -- 4 months
10 Northwestern University F graph Pending W 11/29/17 12/01/17 -- -- 4 months
12 University of California Berkeley F graph Pending W 10/23/17 10/23/17 10/23/17 -- 4 months
13 Cornell University F graph Rejected 10/23/17 10/25/17 11/09/17 11/27/17 4 months
17 Vanderbilt University F graph Pending W 11/29/17 11/30/17 11/30/17 -- 4 months

Applicant Information

chemical engineering, English
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

co-founded an int'l org. in college that, in its first three years, accumulated $45,000' worth of donations and completed a $30,000 poverty alleviation project in Belize

worked in a legal aid law firm as an AmeriCorps VISTA for one year, after college


first-gen. college student

lower-middle class background

became homeless three years before graduating college and remained homeless until graduation

#: USNWR ranking

A Summary of My Applications:
10/23 - Mich, UVA, Columbia, Chi, Penn, Berk, Cornell
11/29 - NW, Vandy, Duke
applied only to schools with full-time, legal employment statistics at or above 80% and with "jobs-perceived-as-desirable" employment statistics at or above 65%, minus Harv, Yale, and Stan, and with the exception of Berk (due to my love of SF; Berk only missed my criteria by having a jobs-perceived-as-desirable employment statistic of 64%, anyway)*

Other Responses:
11/29 - Penn interview-request email
12/4 - Penn Skype interview (20 minutes)

*jobs perceived as desirable: jobs at law firms of 101+, jobs in business and industry, and federal clerkships (sources: ABA req'd disclosures: employment summaries)

Visitor Comments

  • Thursday, June 22 2017 at 05:12 PM

How long did you study for the LSAT to get that score, and what was your first diagnostic score?

- polisciguy123
  • Wednesday, December 06 2017 at 03:17 PM

My LSAT study log shows focused study for 366.75 hours over nine months. I never took a diagnostic test, but I had a test score as low as 158.

- 1glasspiano
  • Thursday, December 07 2017 at 08:10 PM

Did Duke send you a fee waiver through CAS or did you ask them for one? Congrats on the LSAT btw. Excited for your cycle. I'm Chem E as well.

- eccl1
  • Monday, December 11 2017 at 10:50 AM

Duke granted me the fee waiver because LSAC granted me their fee waiver. (All schools above honor LSAC fee waivers.) Thank you, and congrats to you for getting your chem-e degree. If every class in law school is easier than process control, we should be okay haha

- 1glasspiano
  • Tuesday, December 12 2017 at 09:54 AM

Congrats on Penn!

- revelator12
  • Tuesday, December 12 2017 at 10:48 AM

It is life-changing for me, and I cried a lot about it. Thank you for the kind words. Your cycle is heading in a good direction. I'm interested in seeing where you end up, so I'm marking your profile.

- 1glasspiano
  • Tuesday, December 19 2017 at 05:05 PM

Wow, congrats on Penn!!! That's amazing!!!

- MonicaYoung_LOL
  • this makes me so happy!
  • Wednesday, December 20 2017 at 08:04 PM

First of all, HOLY SMOKES THAT LSAT SCORE. Second of all, CONGRATS ON PENN! I love seeing people who aren't just an above-median GPA and LSAT get into top schools. Your organization sounds amazing. <3

- heyduchess
  • Thursday, December 21 2017 at 11:38 AM

OMG you are so kind ha. I'm surprised how many compliments I get on that LSAT score. I still missed 5 points! I wanted them, too. I'm glad my top choice accepted me. I can't wait to move. My org. did some cool work, and it was the highlight of college, but it didn't help my GPA : ) can't wait to see your cycle unfold. It looks really unpredictable, like mine was. Those are the most exciting : )

- 1glasspiano
  • Sunday, December 24 2017 at 04:02 AM

Hahaha that is priceless. That class and lab was a nightmare. Thanks for getting back to me, sounds good. And congrats again. Pretty cool story. : )

- eccl1
  • Thursday, January 04 2018 at 05:22 PM

Thank you! I feel you about wishing I scored juuuust a bit higher! Can't be too greedy though. Congratulations on Penn and being done with your cycle early!

- pizzapocky
  • Wednesday, January 24 2018 at 10:55 AM

Do you think applying ED for Penn is a good reason they accepted you?

- morticia92
  • Wednesday, January 24 2018 at 11:40 AM

I can only speculate that the idea of yield protection has some merit.

- 1glasspiano
  • Friday, January 26 2018 at 10:35 AM

Congrats on penn!! :) its great to see people who worked hard do well.

- Ekiki
  • Sunday, January 28 2018 at 11:53 AM

Thank you, Ekiki. It feels like a dream.

- 1glasspiano
  • Tuesday, February 13 2018 at 06:45 PM

I created an account just to speak with you. Your admissions cycle gives me hope. Glad this will give you a great future. Congrats on the LSAT score! Ill be applying this year with a 3.1. Im aiming for Cornell, and am hoping to get a 173+ on the LSAT. Do you have any idea why you were rejected by Cornell?

- MichelleObama2020
  • Wednesday, February 14 2018 at 11:24 AM

Michelle, it is a real honor to hear from you. Don't you already have your JD? On a serious note, Cornell didn't give me any clues around their rejection. I appreciate the kind words. With a 3.1, your potential is high.

- oxfordrama
  • Wednesday, February 14 2018 at 11:28 AM

Looking at the graphs so far, of my list, Cornell and Berkeley don't favor those with low GPAs and high LSATs, relative to, say, Penn, VA, and Chicago.

- oxfordrama
  • Wednesday, February 14 2018 at 01:49 PM

Thanks, Oxford. Ive noticed that as well. Berkeley is my first choice, actually, but I know Ill never get in with my GPA, even though my last three years were all As. Their loss!

- MichelleObama2020
  • Sunday, March 11 2018 at 06:25 PM

Just wanted to drop in and say you seem like an amazing person! Really happy you got into UPenn and you absolutely deserve all your acceptances, rooting for you!!

- MichaelScott100
  • Sunday, March 18 2018 at 02:38 AM

^ wow. That's incredibly nice. I wish I could help you with your app in some way. It looks like your cycle will be difficult to predict. I really hope you snag a spot that feels right!

- oxfordrama

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