LSConfidant (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
College of William and Mary graph Rejected 11/15/19 -- -- 03/25/20 3 days
University of Colorado Boulder graph Waitlisted W 11/16/19 -- -- 12/12/19 13 days
University of Nevada Las Vegas graph Waitlisted W 11/16/19 -- -- 12/03/19 13 days
University of Tennessee Knoxville graph Waitlisted W 11/17/19 -- -- 01/13/20 13 days
University of Iowa graph Waitlisted 11/28/19 -- -- 03/06/20 18 days
University of Wisconsin Madison graph Waitlisted 11/17/19 -- -- 02/28/20 29 days
University of California Hastings graph Accepted $5,000 11/14/19 -- -- 12/18/19 1 month
University of Cincinnati graph Accepted $18,800 12/14/19 -- -- 02/17/20 1 month
Loyola Law School graph Waitlisted 11/16/19 -- -- 02/17/20 1 month
Tulane University graph Accepted $27,500 12/14/19 -- -- 02/13/20 1 month
University of Washington graph Rejected 11/18/19 -- -- 02/07/20 1 month
Southern Methodist University graph Pending 11/21/19 -- -- 01/09/20 1 month
Northeastern University graph Waitlisted 11/18/19 -- -- 02/04/20 1 month
University of San Diego graph Waitlisted 11/14/19 -- -- 01/29/20 1 month
University of Arizona graph Waitlisted 11/15/19 -- -- 01/23/20 2 months
University of Houston graph Waitlisted 11/27/19 -- -- 01/21/20 2 months
University of California Davis graph Waitlisted 11/14/19 -- -- 01/16/20 2 months
Loyola University Chicago graph Accepted $27,000 11/21/19 -- -- 01/16/20 2 months
Indiana University Bloomington graph Rejected 11/16/19 -- -- 01/14/20 2 months
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Rejected 11/19/19 -- -- 01/14/20 2 months
Santa Clara University graph Accepted $35,000 11/28/19 -- -- 01/09/20 3 months
University of San Francisco graph Accepted $37,000 12/14/19 -- -- 01/10/20 3 months
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graph Rejected 11/21/19 -- -- 01/10/20 3 months
Boston College graph Waitlisted 11/18/19 -- -- 01/09/20 3 months
University of the Pacific graph Accepted $54,594 12/13/19 -- -- 01/09/20 3 months
Fordham University graph Rejected 11/14/19 -- -- 01/08/20 3 months
Catholic University of America graph Accepted $52,950 11/27/19 -- -- 12/20/19 3 months
University of Oregon graph Accepted $30,000 11/15/19 -- -- 01/02/20 3 months
American University graph Pending 01/04/20 -- -- -- 3 months
Ohio State University graph Pending 11/16/19 -- -- -- 3 months
Baylor University graph Waitlisted 11/28/19 -- -- 12/19/19 3 months
University of Maryland graph Rejected 11/27/19 -- -- 12/18/19 3 months
University of Richmond graph Waitlisted 11/20/19 -- -- 12/11/19 3 months
Washington and Lee University graph Rejected 11/20/19 -- -- 12/18/19 3 months
Arizona State University graph Rejected 11/16/19 -- -- 11/26/19 3 months
University of Notre Dame graph Rejected ED 11/15/19 -- -- 12/19/19 3 months

Applicant Information

157
3.51
3.815
UCLA
Philosophy
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

N/A
California
White
Male
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

3.83 UCLA GPA (freshman grades at other university were abysmal)

4-year -> 2-year -> 4-year

Re-applicant (also applied in 2017-2018 cycle)

Former collegiate baseball player (NCAA Div. II)

London, UK Study Abroad student (internship + classes)

BigLaw legal secretary experience following undergrad, other various professional employment and internships during and following undergrad

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

- 2017-2018 cycle -

Santa Clara U. - Admitted ($37.5K/yr)
Hastings - Admitted (No $)
GW - Denied
George Mason - Denied
Fordham - Denied
ASU - Denied
BC - Denied
Loyola-LA - WL-Denied
W&M - WL-Denied
W&L - WL-Denied
Northeastern - WL-Denied

I declined Hastings and SCU and retook the LSAT (2nd score = 157; 1st = 156) and got a job at a BigLaw firm.

- 2019-2020 cycle -

What's different this time?
- Better resume
- Outstanding LORs (academic + professional)
- Slightly higher LSAT score (+1)
- More conviction that LS is what I want to pursue (more of a personal thing)

- Scholarships listed per year with stipulations -

CUA - Top 50% of 1L class
Oregon - 2.5 1L GPA
UoP-McGeorge - Top 50% of 1L class
Santa Clara - 3.0 1L GPA
San Francisco - 3.0 1L GPA
Loyola-CH - None
Tulane - 3.0 1L GPA
Cincinnati - None
*Hastings [$5000/yr need-based grant] - None

Visitor Comments

  • Update 1
  • Monday, February 24 2020 at 12:42 PM

On January 9, SMU emailed me and said they were moving my file into the regular decision pool as they would not be admitting me via early decision. Interestingly enough, I didn't apply early decision.

- LSConfidant
  • Update 2
  • Monday, February 24 2020 at 12:45 PM

As of today, February 24, I have visited McGeorge's campus once and have attended one of their alumni events. I am making arrangements to visit more schools in March for admitted students' days, class audits, etc. I also plan to appeal at the end of March Hastings's decision to not award me any merit-based aid.

- LSConfidant
  • Update 3
  • Thursday, February 27 2020 at 05:21 PM

Hastings informed me today via email that I would be receiving their standard $5,000/yr need-based grant

- LSConfidant
  • Update 4
  • Monday, March 23 2020 at 08:07 PM

On March 21, I officially submitted an appeal to Hastings re: merit-based aid. I asked that they match Tulane ($27,500/yr) which I reasoned is fair given rankings, job placement, and similar costs of attendance. I think it is unlikely I will be awarded this amount as the median scholarship for the Class of 2022 was $20,000/yr but I figured I have nothing to lose. I won't attend without more financial help from them.

- LSConfidant

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