tcgoestolawschool (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Washington University in St Louis F graph Pending 02/19/20 -- -- -- 3 hours
Vanderbilt University F graph Pending 02/19/20 -- -- -- 6 hours
Florida State University F graph Pending 02/18/20 -- -- -- 1 day
University of Florida F graph Rejected 01/07/20 01/07/20 01/09/20 02/18/20 1 day
University of California Berkeley graph Pending 02/15/20 02/16/20 02/17/20 -- 1 day
Duke University graph Pending 02/03/20 02/04/20 02/04/20 -- 14 days
University of Pennsylvania F graph Rejected ED 01/07/20 01/07/20 01/08/20 01/30/20 20 days
Northwestern University F graph Pending 01/10/20 01/10/20 01/27/20 -- 23 days
University of Virginia F graph Pending 01/22/20 01/24/20 01/24/20 -- 25 days
University of Chicago graph Pending 01/10/20 01/11/20 01/24/20 -- 26 days
New York University graph Pending 01/09/20 01/10/20 01/21/20 -- 27 days
Yale University graph Pending 01/20/20 01/21/20 01/22/20 -- 28 days
University of California Los Angeles graph Pending 01/10/20 01/13/20 01/21/20 -- 29 days
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Pending 01/07/20 01/10/20 01/20/20 -- 1 month
Columbia University F graph Pending 01/11/20 01/14/20 01/17/20 -- 1 month
Harvard University graph Pending 01/11/20 01/13/20 01/16/20 -- 1 month
University of Southern California F graph Pending 01/07/20 01/08/20 01/09/20 -- 1 month
Cornell University F graph Pending 01/07/20 01/08/20 01/08/20 -- 1 month

Applicant Information

Small Private
Double S.T.E.M. Major
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Nontraditional applicant, switched careers from medicine to law
Dean's List, Honor Society, Honors College
Undergraduate Honors Research and Lab Assistant
Math Decathlon Team
K-12 Academic Tutor and College Counselor
Internship at a non-profit medical insurance company
Editor of an online magazine and the university newspaper
Team leader of a S.T.E.M. program at an underserved elementary school
Founder and President of two on-campus organizations
Held leadership roles in all other on-campus organizations
Chamber Music Orchestra and University Choral
Assistant Director of a children's theater company
Lots of community service including initiating an abroad community service project
Bilingual, Latina, LGBTQ+
Strong LORs (had a Dean tell me both of my letters were outstanding, one of those being a one in a million!),
Strong PS, DS, GPA/LSAT Addendum (revealed T2/T3 personal softs in DS and Addendum), Upward GPA trend
Wrote Why Penn, Michigan, Duke, Berkeley and UF, UCLA Programmatic Contribution, Harvard Joint Degree statement, CLS Fun Facts Section; Disclosed family connection to Chicago, UVA and Penn (cousin attended and sibling currently attending, respectfully); Disclosed GRE score when necessary; Sent DS and Addendum to every school. Fingers crossed!


09/2019: Unsolicited fee waivers from Cornell, Penn, Vanderbilt, Michigan, USC, Notre Dame, WashU, Emory, UF; Emails from HLS for online and information sessions; Unsolicited snail mail from Michigan Dean including handwritten note encouraging applying
10/2019: Unsolicited snail mail from HLS + HLS affinity groups (including handwritten note from a student) encouraging applying
11/2019 Boston College unsolicited fee waiver; Northwestern solicited fee waiver; LSAT retake
12/2019: LSAT score release (158 -> 161); Overall increase 11 points from first take
01/2020: Unsolicited CLS fee waiver, email from the Dean, and snail mail from affinity groups encouraging applying; New Years email from KJ reminding to apply; UVA solicited fee waiver (Requested one from Georgetown and was denied)
02/2020: Got nervous after Penn ED2 and UF dong and submitted last minute applications Duke, Berkeley, Vanderbilt, WashU and FSU (Blanketing most of the T20s); Figured the wider the net, the better! Trying to stay positive and not let all the waiting go to my head - harder said than done!
01/13: Northwestern Kira Interview Invite, Completed on 01/23 - felt like I did well on it!
01/30: Penn ED2 dong; Was anticipating a waitlist considering the strength of my soft factors, very compelling Why Penn statement (mentioned background and interest in dual JD/MBE and Neuroscience certificate - one of my majors and seemingly "perfect" program given my interests) and the fact that I have a sibling currently attending, but knew that they're more traditional in their admissions process. Pretty difficult loss, but guess it wasn't meant to be!
02/18: UF Dong; Applied last year with a much lower LSAT score and was waitlisted, so it came as a surprise. Received emails all year encouraging applying as well. Guess it wasn't mean't to be!

Visitor Comments

  • Good luck.
  • Monday, January 06 2020 at 04:17 PM

Looks like yours is an experiment in epic soft factors. Interested to see how yours all turn out. Why not UVA, and Georgetown? both are known for occasionally finding gems at or below their 25% numbers, and sometimes offering them good scholarships.

- 2ndCareer
  • Saturday, January 11 2020 at 03:12 PM

It was very tempting. It honestly came down to fit and fee waivers. I was surprised that I didn't receive a fee waiver for them, but I did for other schools. I never really saw myself at Georgetown, but I liked UVA for a long time. When it came down to it, I think the schools I chose were a better fit. Fingers crossed!

- tcgoestolawschool

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