sandia24 (2013-2014)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Seattle University F graph Accepted A SP $30,000 11/30/08 11/30/08 12/09/08 04/20/09 5 years
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law F graph Rejected 12/12/08 12/19/08 01/08/09 04/27/09 5 years
University of New Mexico F graph Rejected 11/30/08 12/08/08 12/16/08 04/20/09 5 years
Thomas Jefferson School of Law F graph Accepted W 12/10/08 -- 01/28/09 02/13/09 5 years
Michigan State College of Law F graph Waitlisted W 12/13/08 12/15/08 01/14/09 02/06/09 5 years
Willamette University F graph Waitlisted W 12/11/08 -- 01/12/09 02/18/09 5 years
Southern Illinois University Carbondale F graph Accepted W 12/13/08 12/15/08 01/14/09 01/21/09 5 years
Hamline University F graph Accepted W $50,000 12/03/08 12/10/08 12/10/08 02/03/09 5 years
Loyola University Chicago F graph Accepted W $22,500 12/13/08 12/22/08 12/31/08 02/03/09 5 years
Texas Southern University F graph Accepted W 12/10/08 12/12/08 01/05/09 01/07/09 5 years
Loyola University New Orleans F graph Accepted W $30,000 12/06/08 -- 12/22/08 02/03/09 5 years
DePaul University F PT graph WL, Accepted $32,000 12/12/08 01/13/09 01/14/09 03/27/09 5 years
University of Chicago F graph Rejected 12/11/08 12/15/08 01/08/09 04/10/09 5 years
University of California Irvine F graph Rejected 12/13/08 12/17/08 12/18/08 04/10/09 5 years
University of Detroit Mercy F graph Accepted W 12/11/08 12/12/08 01/05/09 02/23/09 5 years
Western State University F graph Accepted W $36,000 12/10/08 12/23/08 12/23/08 01/23/09 5 years
St. Mary's University F graph Rejected 12/10/08 12/17/08 01/26/09 04/10/09 5 years
Tulane University F graph Rejected 12/13/08 12/15/08 12/22/08 04/03/09 5 years
University of Hawaii graph Rejected 12/13/08 -- 01/10/09 -- 5 years
University of Houston F graph Rejected 12/06/08 12/08/08 12/08/08 -- 5 years
Arizona State University F graph Rejected 12/08/08 01/08/09 01/11/09 03/21/09 5 years
Santa Clara University F graph Rejected 12/12/08 12/15/08 01/09/09 03/21/09 5 years
University of Arizona F graph Rejected 12/03/08 12/22/08 12/23/08 03/19/09 5 years
University of California Los Angeles F graph Rejected 12/10/08 01/13/09 01/20/09 03/06/09 5 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Rejected 12/13/08 12/18/08 01/14/09 02/20/09 5 years
Vanderbilt University F graph Rejected 12/13/08 12/15/08 12/19/08 02/20/09 5 years
University of California Davis F graph Rejected 12/10/08 12/12/08 01/15/09 02/25/09 5 years
Gonzaga University F graph Rejected 12/06/08 12/10/08 01/14/09 02/17/09 5 years
University of Colorado Boulder F graph Rejected 12/11/08 -- 01/07/09 02/13/09 5 years
University of Texas Austin graph Rejected 12/13/08 12/16/08 01/13/09 02/12/09 5 years
Lewis and Clark College F graph Pending D 12/06/08 12/11/08 12/11/08 -- 5 years
American University F graph Rejected 12/03/08 12/05/08 12/19/08 02/09/09 5 years
University of Denver F graph Waitlisted 12/01/08 12/03/08 12/11/08 02/06/09 5 years
Boston College F graph Rejected 12/03/08 12/12/08 12/12/08 02/02/09 5 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities F graph Rejected 12/13/08 12/15/08 01/09/09 02/02/09 5 years
University of Wisconsin Madison F graph Waitlisted 12/13/08 12/26/08 12/26/08 02/02/09 5 years
University of California Berkeley F graph Rejected 12/06/08 12/08/08 12/19/08 01/29/09 5 years
Loyola Law School F graph Rejected 12/06/08 12/08/08 12/16/08 01/28/09 5 years
University of Oregon F graph Pending 12/13/08 12/19/08 12/29/08 -- 5 years

Applicant Information

150
3.01
3.35
Public University
Latin American Studies
N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
California
Latina
Female
Yes
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

If you are a URM check out:
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"Soft Factors"
Received a full-tuition scholarship to top college prep HS in New England.

I've worked since the age of 14.
20-30 hr/week while an undergrad and full-time since graduating in 2006.

7 years of educational non-profit work experience and community involvement, including undergrad work-study.

4 years of community work specifically with low-income, Latino communities on educational equity and immigration issues.

3 years of community work with veteran's rights and PTSD after my partner was severely injured in Iraq.

2 years working with diversity department of Legal non-profit. Helped develop a College-to-Law School program and printed manual to assist undergraduates of color through the law school application process and legal profession.

I know my LSAT/GPA is not the best, but I've overcome many obstacles and I hope law schools can factor that into their decision. :/

I've hesitated to put myself out there on TLS and LSN but I am convinced that many URM will benefit from this info.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

5/6/09 Seattle or DePaul...I just can't decide. Flying to Seattle next week. Anyone have any input?

4/25/09 NM no more. Shortest rejection letter ever. This one really really really hurts.

4/15/09 Withdrawing was so hard...I was accepted by such great legal institutions!!

3/20/09 Dear UCLA, we had fun in undergrad but you don't want me anymore! Love, Me.

UCLA and UofA not huge surprises...I'm flying out to visit a schools next week, so things are looking up!

3/4/09 I can't help but feeling like I'm just waiting for the rest of schools to give bad news...I hope not. Even if that's the case, I'm grateful for all the acceptances I've received.

2/23/09 Got a call from UDM, I'm in!! yay :)

2/17/09 It had been kinda quiet...acceptance from Thomas Jefferson School of Law!

Now if only financial aid packages would come...

2/9/09 Email notification that Tulane app is now under review. L&C app has been deferred.

Rejection from American and I'm okay with it...especially since they glued my rejection letter to another rejection letter and it was open. Very classy, American. Thanks!

2/7/09 Surprised about the MSU wait list (small white envelope), didn't see that coming. As I've said, I applied to a lot of schools, so I won't post the complete list until after my cycle.

Anxious to hear back from Vanderbilt, I had a great interview with them last week.

4:39pm. No mail, where's my mailman? Ugh.

2/6/09 Haven't been able to log in to my LSN account in awhile! So many updates, I had string of rejections and 3 very important waitlists. Most importantly, I'm in at Hamline (call from dean), Loyola New Orleans (status checker), and Loyola Chicago (call from dean)!

1/28/09 Confirmed that I'm complete everywhere and under review in at least 5 schools. And finally, first rejection, it burns.

1/26/09 Loyola Law in LA status checker says decision was sent today and I should be receiving it in the mail this week. (I'm freaking out...hoping its good news.)

1/23/09 Western State Univ called I was accepted with $12,000 per year!

1/21/09 Just got a call from SIU: Accepted! They are sending a package with more information. Yay I'm 2-0! SIU is one of my favorites!

1/20/09 Happy Inauguration Day! Did my taxes and FAFSA. I will do Need Access tomorrow.

1/15/09 Seattle U emailed me today with status checker info and I logged on and my status is "decision pending". Wonder if I will get a decision soon?!

1/14/09 Marked Gonzaga as complete today, although who knows when I went complete! I called them today and they said my application was "in review".

Just called Southern Ill. they said a decision will be made by next Wednesday. OMG!

1/13/09 I called Depaul today and my application is complete (I think). I made a mistake on the app and checked Yes on planning to retake the LSAT.

Called UCLA and they said they have received the app and "processing is in progress" so give them a call in 2 weeks to update.

UC Davis says "processing in progress" too.

Waiting sucks. My job won't give me my W-2 until this Friday. Argh.

1/10/09 Yay! I got my first acceptance to Texas Southern! It came in small white envelope. Good to know someone wants me :)

12/19/08 - UC Davis approved the fee waiver request! Yay! They didnt automatically grant me a fee waiver, even though I had the LSAC fee waiver. I went complete at UNM and almost all the apps have been received. Wait Wait Waiting game!

12/10/08 - I've gone complete at 2 schools and 5 schools have received my app! Eek, so anxious! I'm kinda glad I'm leaving the country in 4 days and will NOT have internet access for 25 days because I would be compulsively clicking the refresh button all month long!

12/09/08 - Working on finishing the last bunch of apps...

12/5/08 - FYI, I received the LSAC fee waiver..that's why I'm applying to so many schools!

11/30/08 - All Application materials are finally completed, five days later than I planned but good nonetheless! Now the submitting madness begins.

10/13/08 - I postponed applying last year. Took the Oct LSAT, hoping the score increase was substantial :X

Visitor Comments

  • Good Luck
  • Tuesday, November 06 2007 at 03:56 PM

Definitely, good luck to you! Where have you applied to?

- mpalencia
  • Best of Luck
  • Monday, October 13 2008 at 05:18 AM

We have the same LSAT score. Good luck throughout the admission cycle!

- Eric
  • We do have similiar
  • Wednesday, December 03 2008 at 09:56 PM

stats! your work is impressive, especially the Veterans work. must have been hard to describe it all in a personal statement. good luck on your #1 and all the others.

- sheepbrain
  • NW..
  • Thursday, December 04 2008 at 05:51 AM

Hey we are applying to a couple of the same schools.. Are you thinking of interviewing for NW? Good luck!

- soldiva
  • softs
  • Thursday, December 04 2008 at 08:12 AM

Hey, we have similar numbers and I'm also thinking about applying to American. You have awesome softs that should carry you through. Good luck on your cycle!

- coco62584
  • forpeopleofcolor
  • Friday, December 05 2008 at 08:53 AM

Anthony Solana is amaaaazing and im truly indebted to him for revising my app. soo yes, thanks, im familiar.. I might have to re read the guide..lol. Good luck to you! ill be watching your profile for news.

- soldiva
  • Good Luck
  • Tuesday, December 09 2008 at 04:24 PM

With your cycle!

- starrykc16
  • How yah doing?
  • Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 10:16 AM

Good luck on this cycle. I currently live in CA as well. What do you think of Thomas Jefferson and Western State? What do you know about their reputation?

- CriminalLaw6th
  • Congrats!
  • Saturday, January 10 2009 at 11:56 AM

Congrats on your first acceptance!

- hoodcelebrity
  • Hi
  • Sunday, January 11 2009 at 10:41 AM

I looked at your profile again, and I am quite proud of your accomplishments. I am originally from CA myself. How did you enjoy New England? Loyola New Orleans came in a medium sized envelope. Do you want to stay in California?

- CriminalLaw6th
  • DePaul
  • Monday, January 12 2009 at 05:47 AM

DePaul never sent me any notification that they had received my app or that I had gone complete. I called the admissions office and they told me I was complete. You may want to call as well.

- crimsondevilred
  • Thursday, January 15 2009 at 10:14 AM

Congrats on the TSU acceptance. It looks like a batch just went out. Have you heard anything in particular about the school because I haven't.

- 0ptomist
  • thnx
  • Friday, January 16 2009 at 02:50 PM

thanks for the info on arizona state and seattle. i'll probably call them next week. best of luck in your cycle. i think you are an excellent resources for other urm :)

- EvilBlueGirl
  • hi
  • Saturday, January 17 2009 at 07:50 PM

Congrats on TSU! That was a quick turnaround! I have a friend that's a 1L there! As for CLEO, I applied back in early December, and they requested my report after my Dec score came in; so far all I have received was a letter stating that they have received my application. According to TLS, people who applied back in Sept/Oct, started receiving acceptances. I'm not holding my breath for a response soon, but I can only hope!

- IheartDior
  • Sunday, January 18 2009 at 10:31 AM

Well its still early in the cycle and I'm sure other schools will want you. I also just checked my SU tracker and mine is also in review. Hoping for a decision soon.

- 0ptomist
  • Good luck
  • Friday, January 30 2009 at 02:20 PM

Congrats with your success and good luck with the rest

- starrykc16
  • Friday, February 06 2009 at 09:49 AM

Isn't that crazy? the trip to Ithaca was FANTASTIC and its now my #1. I feel i have done all I can to get in and i'm just hoping it all works out. and by the way, what is up with New Mexico taking forever? lol. take care, liz

- sheepbrain
  • ha
  • Friday, February 06 2009 at 11:07 AM

ya know what's funny is that i work at the UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, the law school is down the street, and it feels like they are a million miles away lol. :) i have day dreams that i just wake up and its next year and i'm where i will be and everything is settled. hoping here you get your #1

- sheepbrain
  • Sunday, February 08 2009 at 01:02 PM

Thank you....leaning towards a school?

- fergi85
  • Tuesday, February 10 2009 at 12:50 PM

Between NU and Cornell most likely...depends on money.

- fergi85
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, February 11 2009 at 05:10 PM

Congrats on all of your acceptances!

- vandonson
  • Thanks
  • Tuesday, February 17 2009 at 02:14 PM

No, I haven't visited yet, but hope to do so soon. As to your other question, I really prefer to look at all of my acceptances on equal footing (even the "reaches"). I really will take a look at all of my offers and give them all equal consideration. I thought I could at least take as much care toward considering them as they did when they were considering me for admission. But that's just me.

- vandonson
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, February 25 2009 at 12:49 PM

Congrats on your cycle! I'm also just waiting for those financial aid packets to start rolling in : )

- 0ptomist
  • Tuesday, March 03 2009 at 10:26 AM

Have you decided where you wanted to go yet?

- NeenRD
  • By mail
  • Wednesday, March 11 2009 at 10:43 AM

But get this----it came in a SMALL WHITE ENVELOPE. I nearly died at first lol. :) Since I work for UNM now it'd be nice b/c of the tuition remission but my heart is set on Cornell if I get in. I've done all I can so all I can do now is hope I'm what they're looking for. How are things for you?

- sheepbrain
  • Friday, March 13 2009 at 12:18 PM

Congratulations on your acceptances. Are you still thinking of MS?

- Caitlinlaw
  • congrats
  • Sunday, April 05 2009 at 05:36 PM

Congrats on you acceptances. I beg you, if you do not plan on attending Thomas Jefferson, please withdraw. thank you(from those of us on the wait list).

- ShavyShav
  • Acceptances
  • Monday, April 06 2009 at 07:32 AM

You have lots of great acceptances. What schools did you visit? What is your top choice? Congrats on getting off of the waitlist at DePaul. Those waitlists can be a pain.

- rosiesrules
  • congrats!
  • Monday, April 13 2009 at 12:36 PM

look at your acceptances!! yay!! do you know where you are going next year?

- rosieposie
  • tulane
  • Wednesday, April 15 2009 at 06:37 AM

congrats on your acceptances! have you heard back from Tulane yet? do you know where you're headed?

- noladog
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, April 17 2009 at 07:04 PM

Thanks for the congrats, congrats to you as well! You have been selected to some awesome schools, I can imagine it was hard to make a decision! Best of luck to you!

- rosiesrules
  • Wow!
  • Wednesday, April 22 2009 at 11:19 PM

Thank you so much for that info! I was unaware!!! Seattle U. is a great program! Let me know if you have any questions. I have about a dozen friends who go there and absolutely love it!

- hoodcelebrity
  • hey lady!
  • Thursday, April 23 2009 at 08:32 AM

hey hey!! i think i'm going to the univ of wisconsin, its just a better fit for what i want, and although tulane gave me $$ their tuition is ridiculous, so it wont be a crazy amount more to go to u wisc for sticker price. i hope u get off the waitlist there!! whats ur first choice otherwise, how did u like the school?? i havent been able to visit, as i've been traveling w/ my job :o

- rosieposie
  • Sorry
  • Thursday, April 23 2009 at 01:59 PM

it took so long to get back. I've been busy writing ANOTHER LOCI. :) I have withdrawn all apps except Cornell. Its pretty much a dream school for me and going to wait it out and see what happens. If not, I will retake LSAT and try again next year. I just figured that might be what i have to do if its worth that much to me. How about you? I hope you're well and get whatever you want as well.

- sheepbrain
  • Personal Statement?
  • Tuesday, February 16 2010 at 05:45 PM

Your background sounds fantastic.. would you mind sharing how you presented it in your personal statement? I would appreciate if you emailed me! Congrats on all your acceptances and first year at law school.

- artlaw

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