BasketCaseBrief (2021-2022)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#21 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#19 Washington University in St Louis Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#48 University of Maryland Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#38 Wake Forest University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#42 George Mason University PT Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#34 Washington and Lee University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#28 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#28 College of William and Mary Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#11 Northwestern University Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#27 Indiana University Bloomington Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#28 University of California Davis Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#10 University of Virginia Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#22 University of Notre Dame Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#22 University of Minnesota Twin Cities Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#13 Cornell University PT Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#14 Georgetown University PT Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#72 Penn State University (Dickinson) Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
Howard University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#20 George Washington University PT Intend to Apply Type: Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#48 American University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: -
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.0
  • Degree GPA: 3.1
  • School Type: small private, city univ.
  • Major: Criminal Justice, Sociology

Demographic Information

  • City: Washington
  • State: Washington D.C.
  • Race: African-American
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

-Mock Trial competitor - 1 year in undergrad, 1 year in high school
-Law and Legal Services Academy in high school
-Secretary of university's Mock Trial Society; Awards
-Substantial work experience at a major non-profit organization in D.C. in social work and legal clinic
-Fair Budget Coalition member; active on Children & Youth, and Affordable Housing & Homelessness committees
-Community advocate
-worked PT while in undergrad
-Interned for the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch; worked in adult probation

Additional info & updates

-Upward grade trend from 1.8 GPA and academic probation to Dean's List three semesters, consecutively; 3.50 at graduation/final semester
-First generation member in family to graduate high school and college, and to pursue graduate education
-Strong interests in legislation, criminal law, constitutional law, family law, and public interest

LSAT: studying new strategies and improving

Will take the LSAT in June 2010 after TestMasters course starting in March 2010; expecting high scores: (lowest but not dissatisfied) 163; (satisfied) 168; (happiest of all) 171 and up. We'll see how it goes. High hopes.

LSAT Practice Test: registered for December 12th, will report results.

12/18/09 PT results: 155. Now I know how much work is ahead of me. I look forward to putting in my best with TestMasters, and I hear they're the best. If I can get a 155, I'm definitely capable of a 165. Hard work ahead. High hopes.
- Added UVA to the application list for next year. All major DC schools -- check.

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Cornell Visit
Sunday, October 25 2009 at 08:00 PM

I visited last spring--and loved the campus! The facilities are beautiful, the people (that I met) were really nice. I sat in on a few classes, and the professor recognized a new face (in a class of 70+ students), and came over and introduced himself. I was only there for about 6 hours--so I didn't get a chance to go exploring. As far as needing a car, everything seemed close enough to walk, but I'm unfamiliar with their public transportation. As for how close it is to NYC, they have a shuttle that goes from Cornell to NYC regularly, and is reasonably priced--if you're looking to get out there often. Good luck and I'll keep my eye on your cycle. -God Bless, Jose

Interview...
Monday, March 09 2009 at 08:00 PM

The interview was pretty chill, they must request to interview you as there are otherwise no interviews offered.

SLS
Thursday, August 06 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words! Stanford doesn't work for my wife. There are things more important than law school :-)

Thanks!
Wednesday, November 04 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks! Ya, it is nice to know that the LSAT isn't a deal breaker. Good luck on your LSAT and on your cycle! Let me know if you have any questions :)

Moolah
Tuesday, January 12 2010 at 07:00 PM

Yeah thankfully it appears that not all merit scholarships are solely based on GPA. I think for my GW scholarship, LSAT played a big factor. As for NU, it was merit and need combined. Get your apps in early (unlike me) and you'll be in a great shape. And good call on Testmasters, that's what I took! Put in lots of hard work and it'll pay off =)