thepiporron (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
University of California Berkeley F graph Accepted A $75,005 11/15/18 11/16/18 -- 01/11/19 1 year
University of California Davis F graph Accepted W $40,500 11/19/18 -- -- 01/11/19 1 year
University of California Hastings F graph Waitlisted W $30,000 11/23/18 -- -- 12/20/18 1 year
University of Southern California F graph Rejected 11/16/18 -- -- 02/28/19 1 year
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Rejected 07/19/19 -- -- 01/14/19 1 year
Stanford University graph Rejected 07/19/19 -- -- 02/01/19 1 year
Harvard University graph Rejected 11/16/18 -- -- 03/22/19 1 year
Cornell University F graph Waitlisted W 11/16/18 -- -- 02/05/19 1 year
University of California Los Angeles F graph Waitlisted W 11/16/18 -- -- 02/05/19 1 year
Northwestern University F graph Waitlisted W 11/16/18 -- -- 02/20/19 1 year
Columbia University F graph Waitlisted W 11/22/18 -- -- 02/07/19 1 year
University of Chicago graph Accepted W 11/15/18 -- -- 02/15/19 1 year
Vanderbilt University F graph Waitlisted W 12/26/18 -- -- 05/15/19 1 year
Duke University F graph Accepted W $90,000 11/19/18 -- -- 02/26/19 1 year
Georgetown University graph Accepted W 11/15/18 11/16/18 -- 02/22/19 1 year

Applicant Information

Top Public
Political Science
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Los Angeles
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Personal softs: Immigrant and low SES.
Academic softs: Honors thesis (and award for it), Teaching Assistant, student leadership positions, student-athlete, paralegal certificate while in school, interned in state legislature few times.
Work softs: Legislative staffer, public finance/budget for a bit.


I know how much this website helped me when I was applying (and even before) so I wanted to return the favor. Hope this helps someone out there. You can do it!

Scholarship at Berkeley was after going through their reconsideration process by leveraging Duke offer.

Visitor Comments

  • LSAT versus GPA
  • Friday, November 22 2019 at 03:03 PM

Congrats on all your acceptances! I see you received a 155 LSAT and have a 3.83 GPA, would you say that the GPA helped level out our LSAT score or do you think your personal statements is what helped out the most? I'm scoring lower than the 25% percentile for the schools I want to go to but have a high GPA, so was trying to get some advice on whether I had a shot or not.

- calihopeful123
  • Wednesday, December 04 2019 at 02:21 AM

Thanks! I would say the GPA helped me go to the Maybe pile from and my essays pushed me to the Accepted pile. At some point, you have to benefit the school's hard data somehow (unless you have "unicorn" softs). On my essays, what helped was to weave a narrative throughout your life and extracurriculars/work experience to create an authentic picture of a person that law schools want in their classrooms: successful and with a perspective that will add to the class. Hope that helps!

- thepiporron

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