Atticus2009 (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Pepperdine University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/25/09 Rec: -- Comp: 04/04/09 Inter: -- Dec: 05/01/09 Upd: 15 years
Tulane University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/16/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/22/09 Upd: 15 years
University of San Francisco Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/26/09 Rec: -- Comp: 03/12/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/22/09 Upd: 15 years
University of San Diego Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/25/09 Rec: -- Comp: 02/06/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/09 Upd: 15 years
Loyola Law School Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/25/09 Rec: 03/07/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/14/09 Upd: 15 years
University of the Pacific Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/26/09 Rec: -- Comp: 03/12/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/13/09 Upd: 15 years
DePaul University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/20/09 Rec: 02/23/09 Comp: 03/16/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/31/09 Upd: 15 years
Southwestern University School of Law Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 02/18/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/05/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Houston PT Pending Type: RA Sent: 03/03/09 Rec: -- Comp: 03/17/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Pending Type: RA Sent: 03/13/09 Rec: -- Comp: 04/06/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Loyola University New Orleans Pending Type: RA Sent: 02/26/09 Rec: -- Comp: 03/17/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 154
  • LSAT 2: 154
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.49
  • Degree GPA: 2.49
  • Major: Poli Sci / English

Demographic Information

  • City: Los Angeles
  • State: California
  • Race: Latino / Brazilian
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 5-9 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Graduated with dual degrees
President of Student Oragnizations
Member of various campus organizations
Director of various diversity / international coalitions and events on campus
Dean's List

MS Legal Administration
MS Legal Administration Merit Based Scholarship
Co-Chair of Hurricane Katrina Relief Drive
Intern (outside of school) Non profit organization designed for social equality of all women of all races esp. low income

Paralegal Certificate UCLA

Work Experience:

Intern at International Powerhouse Law Firm Los Angeles
Worked at CA based Law Firm Los Angeles
Worked at International Powerhouse Law Firm Los Angeles

Computer Skills
Techinical and Creative Writing
Westlaw, Various Law Recruiting Software, Paralegal Software

Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French

Strong Personal Statement

**LGBT Identified

Additional info & updates


A delayed start with the comments but I guess better late than never...

I graduated from undergrad in 2004 with dual majors. Cum GPA was 2.49. I applied to 13 schools in January of 2005 and was rejected to each (two wailisted me and I was eventually rejected as well).

I got into graduate school at the Univ. of Denver Law School and left with a Masters in Legal Administration and a 3.83 GPA. The Dean of the Law School, the Professor of Legal Writing at the School, and an accounting teacher wrote LORs for me.

I interned at a non profit in Denver and interned for my grad degree in LA (relocation) at a big law firm, and worked at two more law firms since then - progressively obtaining more demanding positions.

In 2007 I applied to two schools (Tulane and Loyola NO). I was rejected from Tulane and admitted into LNO after being waitlisted. I deferred because of serious family health issues. Unfortunately, a year later, my family was still suffering from the issues so I could not attend.

I received a Paralegal Certificate from UCLA in 2007. In my last position I was able to use my skills from the program in assiting the Regional Paralegal Manager and Senior Paralegals...

I've had three rejections so far: Loyola Los Angeles, University of the Pacific, and DePaul University. Waitlisted along with the rest of the world at Southwestern. I really wasn't banking on Loyola LA, but I have a problem with U of P and DePaul. First of all, I didn't intend to apply to DePaul until I got a letter in the mail and email asking me to apply based on the information that was submitted to them by LSAC. To encourage me to apply, they waived the app fee. In additon, I was also told that I was a strong candidate for their scholarships. I applied the very next day. To say that I was shocked to be out right denied admittance is putting it lightly, but I didn't dwell on it. Moving on to U of P. I applied to be considered for both the FT and PT programs believing that if I didn't have a shot for the PT program that I would be given heavy consideration for the PT program. I even did my researched and noted that many people who go into the FT program did so with lower numbers than me and got scholarship $$$. I got my letter today from U of P and wasn't even waitlisted - nor offered PT. Like I said earlier, it's just more of a shock when I see my numbers in comparison to some accepted students. I know that my undergrad stats aren't the highest but in comparison with the applicants I spoke of - and considering that this pool is mostly straight out of undergrad -it does burn a little. How'ever, the frustration is with the schools themselves. Congrats to everyone who was accepted! Especially to those who've overcome lower stats in the cycle! I know its a difficult journey!


Auuugh, it's a new day. Yesterday was tough and defintely left me a bit discouraged. Oh well, I just would like to get out of this state of limbo. Received an email from Tulane this morning stating that my application was now under review - we will see what happens - I hope there is some truth in "three times a charm" because this is actually the third time I've applied to Tulane - I hope they give me a chance considering my persistance (wishful thinking I know)...


I am assuming I will hear from San Diego today. It's been over a week according to the status checker that a decision has been made and I still haven't received anything in the mail and I'm only two hours away in LA...also, I think I am going to stop checking the online status checkers, they don't help my nerves one bit.


Mail came in today from University of San Diego - small white envelope - you know what that means.


Rejection from San Francisco via regular mail. Am I upset? Of course, rejection is never easy to handle. But, let me tell you something - the mark of many successful people is the ability to tolerate failure and overcome it. This is the second time I've been rejected at SF. It's nothing compared to the fact that I've been rejected over 20 times from schools in the past three years. I am a very driven person and I will continue to go after what I want. Sure, I should have had a better undergrad GPA but I was also able to come out of college with two BA degrees after surviving severe major depression. I've looked at all of what I've accomplished since graduating in 2004 and I cannot be down on myself. It's unfortunate that my undergrad GPA is such a big obstacle in front of me - but it's O.K. I cannot allow the 18 year old I was, determine my future at 28. I will get into Law School and if at any point of my life, shoud I come across a young person who has made mistakes in the past but is determine to prove themselves - I will give them a chance. Because those who have encountered a brick wall over and over again and still persist - must have something outstanding to accomplish once they make it to the other side...
Please, don't ever give up on your dreams.


Received Rejection Letter from Tulane. This is my third rejection letter from Tulane. I am dissapointed but at this point in the cycle, I've become numb. I have consistently improved my credentials since first applying in 2005. Wow - 2005...moving on, on a positive note (as one must look for such in the negative) the letter was as nice as a rejection letter could be - it communicated that I should be proud of my accomplishments and that the school hopes that I am admitted into another law school - and that I am encouraged to apply as a transfer student once I complete my first year at another law school. I don't know
how to feel at this point.


Checked U of Houston status checker - file has been under review since 4/27...


Rejected from Pepperdine. Considering their stance on Prop 8 - God probably decided that this was for my own good.

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Thursday, December 04 2008 at 07:00 PM

I really hope you get into one of those schools this time, I was reading your story and I really like it, I think you have the potential to get it. It sucks that they place so much emphasis on undergrad when clearly, you worked really well and have improved significantly since then All the best!

Saturday, September 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

Loyola actually told me I was in on the status checker. I wish you luck with your law school cycle and with Loyola I read your info and I hope everything is well with your family.

Tuesday, March 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

hi! LOCI is short for letter of continued interest. usually, people email or send actual letters to schools where they've been waitlisted to express to the school how much an offer of admission would mean to them. I sent one without even being waitlisted and I think it might've helped. who knows! anyway, good luck to you and keep your head up! you are an inspiration to many of us on here. ill be keeping my fingers crossed for u!

Hang in there...
Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

Keep your head up! Somebody will give you a chance! Seems like you have a lot of things going for yourself! Seattle U did not waitlist me, I just wanted to show them how interested I was!!!! Keep in contact...

Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

If your interested in a school, I'd really consider visiting or writing an letter of continued interest. I waited like a month or two before writing it. If I were you, I'd write one ASAP before a decision is made...Give it your all !!!

Thursday, December 04 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thank you so much for the kind words! Best of luck to you too! :) Yes I am going to attend The University of Wisconsin.

Tuesday, November 18 2008 at 07:00 PM

thank you! you will beat the odds as well, you have a lot of accomplishments under your belt. i wish you the best!

Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

I'm lookin forward to it!