BuildingFoundations (2020-2021)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Pennsylvania F Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/07/20 Rec: 10/07/20 Comp: 10/21/20 Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/21 Upd: 2 years
Columbia University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/15/20 Rec: 11/16/20 Comp: 02/01/21 Inter: -- Dec: 04/06/21 Upd: 2 years
Stanford University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/30/20 Rec: 12/01/20 Comp: 12/28/20 Inter: -- Dec: 05/04/21 Upd: 2 years
University of California Berkeley Accepted Type: RA $1 Sent: 12/01/20 Rec: 12/02/20 Comp: 12/18/20 Inter: -- Dec: 01/13/21 Upd: 2 years
Yale University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/15/21 Rec: 02/16/21 Comp: 02/23/21 Inter: -- Dec: 03/29/21 Upd: 2 years
Washington University in St Louis F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/03/20 Rec: 10/04/20 Comp: 10/04/20 Inter: 09/08/20 Dec: 01/10/21 Upd: 2 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/08/20 Rec: 10/09/20 Comp: 10/14/20 Inter: -- Dec: 01/14/21 Upd: 3 years
University of Southern California F Accepted Type: RA Sent: 10/07/20 Rec: 10/07/20 Comp: 10/07/20 Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/21 Upd: 3 years
University of California Los Angeles F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/15/20 Rec: 11/16/20 Comp: 11/17/20 Inter: -- Dec: 01/19/21 Upd: 3 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/07/20 Rec: 10/07/20 Comp: 10/16/20 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/21 Upd: 3 years
Northwestern University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/07/20 Rec: 10/07/20 Comp: 10/21/20 Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/21 Upd: 3 years
Cornell University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/06/20 Rec: 10/07/20 Comp: 10/07/20 Inter: -- Dec: 01/08/21 Upd: 3 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 175
  • LSAT 2: 175
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.53
  • Degree GPA: 3.88
  • School Type: Stanford
  • Major: English

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: California
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

3.1 GPA at halfway point of undergrad. Worked fewer hours(~30 to ~15) and switched from Pre-Med to English + PoliSci minor to raise GPA to 3.5

Leadership Roles (President of Latinx Pre-Law Group, Safety Officer for Club Sports team, Advisory Board for set of courses for Freshman, and Mentored other middle school and high school Latinx students)

Worked 13-30 hours/wk nearly every week; grades suffered (was working almost 40hrs/wk when I went on Academic Probation Sophomore year)

Summers I worked for in Real Estate Equity, at Big 5, for a local Youth Baseball Program, and in a tiny Law Office.

For my gap year, I am working in the legal department of a large, international tech company as a legal intern (typically 3Ls). Also volunteering as a mentor for local underserved students which I did my Freshman year of college. I won the Mentorship award with them (volunteered from high school junior to freshman in college).

I was homeless for a very brief part of my life, and home insecure for a larger part of it.

First-Generation College Student, First-Generation American, Low-Income, one of the first in my family to graduate from high school (certainly among the first on my father's side)

My girlfriend is applying to Med Schools this cycle as well, therefore a lot of my decisions are affected by her applications.

Additional info & updates

July 13- LSAT-Flex
July 30- July score 171
August 1- bought 7sage for LSAT Prep
August 10- bought 5hr of tutoring from Powerscore
August 30- LSAT-Flex
September 18- August score 175
March- Girlfriend committed to SoCal for medical school

September 8- Interview

January 29- Stanford sent my Dean Certification out (I had a lot of trouble finding someone to help me, especially with COVID elongating winter break for them)

February 11- Honors Scholarship granted
February 23- Rothman Scholar Secondary Interview (~20)
March 31- Rothman Scholar Finalist (4) Interview
April 7- Not selected for the Rothman

February 24- Applied for the Dr. Sadie TM Alexander scholarship ($218k)
February 25- Nominated for the Dean's Scholarship ($90k-$132k)
February 28- Submitted essay for the Dean's Scholarship
April 1- Placed on Reserve for Dean's Scholarship
April 1- Selected as a finalist for the Sadie
April 7- Sadie finalist interview
April 14- Not selected for the Sadie

March 1- Opportunity Scholarship rejection
March 15- $0 Need-Based Aid

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Thursday, March 04 2021 at 01:39 PM

Hi, Would you be willing to share why you got rejected from Cornell? You seem to have really good stats - LSAT, URM, first-gen college student. I'd really appreciate it , I look forward to hearing from you. Best, Kelly

Re: Cornell?
Monday, July 13 2020 at 11:19 AM

Hey Kelly, I went through many iterations of personal statements, diversity statements and the like. Cornell received the first versions of these without information specific to Cornell (i.e. no Why Cornell; at that stage of the cycle, I didn't know you were supposed to write those). It could also have some degree of yield protecting, but I think I fueled that fire by not submitting my best application possible (my best applications, IMO, were sent to Yale, Stanford and Berkeley). Overall, I couldn't tell you why I was rejected at Cornell, but I think it had to do with being overeager to get applications out before researching the process and refining my materials. Thanks for your question! :)