Palma (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#5 Pace University PT Accepted A Type: RA $4,000 Sent: 12/23/09 Rec: 01/07/09 Comp: 01/13/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/09 Upd: 14 years
#3 Seton Hall University PT Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/21/09 Rec: 01/21/09 Comp: 01/22/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Loyola University New Orleans PT Accepted W Type: RA $7,800 Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/08 Comp: 12/26/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Touro College PT Accepted W Type: RA $8,000 Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/08 Comp: 12/26/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#5 New York Law School PT Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/09 Comp: 12/26/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Valparaiso University F Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 12/30/08 Rec: 01/05/09 Comp: 01/05/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#1 Wake Forest University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/21/09 Rec: 01/21/09 Comp: 01/22/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/09 Upd: 14 years
Washburn University F Accepted W Type: RA $7,800 Sent: 01/04/09 Rec: 01/04/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Willamette University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/09 Rec: 01/04/09 Comp: 01/04/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#2 Villanova University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/08 Comp: 12/23/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/09 Upd: 14 years
Hamline University PT Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/08 Comp: 12/23/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#4 St. John's University PT Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/21/09 Rec: 01/21/09 Comp: 01/22/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/11/09 Upd: 14 years
Barry University School of Law Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/08 Comp: 12/23/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Thomas Jefferson School of Law PT Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/08 Comp: 01/07/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Thomas M Cooley Law School Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/08 Comp: 12/23/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#6 University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis F Accepted Type: RA $5,000 Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
CUNY Queens College PT Pending Type: RA Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/08 Comp: 12/26/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
University of New Hampshire School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/23/08 Rec: 12/23/08 Comp: 01/05/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 148
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.0
  • Degree GPA: 3.2
  • School Type: Private
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Minnesota
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Study Abroad/ Work Experience:

-Studied abroad in Greece, Egypt and Switzerland
-Interned at the INGO Green Cross International
-Worked for Congressman Tim Walz MN 1st District, as Finance Director and Volunteer Coordinator
-DCCC Finance Training
-Currently employed at wealth management firm

Undergrad: University of St. Thomas (MN)

-BA Political Science
-GPA 3.0
-During Undergrad I played D3 lacrosse 4 years
-Volunteered with Volunteers of America 4 years
-VP of the Environment for South Campus in Residence Hall Association
-Member of the Political Science Club
-Studied abroad in Greece
-Minority Scholarship

Grad: Villanova University

-MA Political Science focus International Relations
-GPA 3.87
-Studied abroad Egypt, participated in Model United Nations at the University of Cairo
-Studied abroad Switzerland, interned at the INGO Green Cross International for the summer
-Alumni TextBook Scholarship awarded to only two recipients in the entire Liberal Arts College

I have done somethings, and seen some stuff man....I would not recommend it.

Additional info & updates

Wish I would have found this site sooner...but I will attempt to keep a log for all those that are interested.

Also feel free to ask questions and leave comments. It will make the waiting easier....

2/26/2009: Letter in the mail from Seton Hall telling me they were reviewing my application. Was such a tease, so I gave them a call to see where my application was, they said 2 weeks for a decision.

2/27/2009: Let my anxiety get the best of me and gave Pace a call to see where my application was in the process. They said I just hit the 4th week after my interview and that I should hear within the next 2 weeks.

3/4/2009: I withdrew from Barry, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Cooley. I hope it helps someone get off their waitlists!

3/11/2009: Ding at St. John's...blah

3/12/2009: Hamline waitlisted me, are you seroius? Going to withdraw anyway. This game is silly...

3/16/2009: In at Pace! Got an e-mail offering me congratulations on admissons and inviting me to the annual Diversity Dinner! Now have to see what type of money they will be offering when I get the snail mail version.

3/17/2009: Ding at Villanova. But really on my birthday?! Pretty sure you should be a bit more kind to your alumni.

3/18/2009: Wake Forest status checker: Current Status: Decision Letter Pending....

3/20/2009: Wake sent the decision letter

3/23/2009: No money from Pace :(

3/26/2009: Ding at Wake

4/9/2009: $4,000 per year from Pace, I guess I must have missed it i the Financial Aid package!

4/11/2009: Seton Hall said they hate me too...but it is a moot point right now.

Request for help:
I am currently attempting to pick between Pace and University of St. Thomas. If anyone could give me some insight as to these schools benefits I would be grateful!

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Tuesday, September 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptance at UST. What kind of scholarship did you receive from them?

Tuesday, September 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

Being from Minnesota, which school would you reccomend more UST or Hamline? I'm going to visit next month to check out Hamline. UST may be a long shot but I'm suppose to hear from them within the next 2 weeks.

NY law school
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good job on NY law school. Are you considering it? Nicely done.

Tuesday, November 18 2008 at 07:00 PM

im not really sure about wake. i have to decide once i have all my decisions. right now im between wake, w&l and pitt. good luck this cycle! im sure u will do well

Washburn!!!
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Nicely done on Washburn...Are you now considering it? Nicely done on the scholly too.

Thanks!
Friday, December 05 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats to you as well! no worries, you have some great acceptances to work with already. if anything, you can transfer if you don't like whichever school you choose. good luck with the remaining schools.

hey
Wednesday, August 13 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on all acceptances.. fellow latina wishing you much luck on the rest of this insane cycle!

NY law
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good job on NY law school. Is this part time or conditional? NY law school is a great school. I agree that this game is silly. It is quite unpredictable.

Pace
Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Pace! That's the school I am shooting for! I anticipate that I will be attending their diversity dinner as well, even though I haven't received word yet! Maybe we will meet!

Pace
Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

Yes, I interviewed with Mark, one of the admissions counselors. I thought the interview went quite well. That is why I was so disappointed when they decided to defer my decision. I couldn't take the wait, so I called yesterday and they advised me that my file is still on hold and no decision has been made as of yet. This news was so disturbing to me that I applied to Widener as a safety school. I have to start in the fall! I am trying to keep my hopes up but as the days go by I become more and more desperate for an acceptance! lol BTW: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hamline withdrawal
Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey there, that is very nice of you to say! I am really hoping to turn some of these waitlists into acceptances. I hope the schools see that as well! You have some excellent acceptances, congrats! Which schools do you like the most out of the ones you have been accepted to? I can speak for Washburn because I have lived in Kansas my whole life. It is a great school, very respected in the state of Kansas, along with Missouri and Oklahoma. Lots of our local lawyers and judges came from Washburn.

I see its your birthday!
Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Happy birthday, by the way!!!

Pace
Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hey! Thanks for the vote of confidence! I just received an acceptance today from Pace via mail! WOW! I am over the moon! Good luck in the fall!

Thursday, October 30 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on Pace! You've got eight schools to choose from! That's amazing. I am still waiting, but I think I am going to put down the deposit on Pace soon. I would go to Pace if I were you, only because you might meet me there. JK! ;-)

Money at Pace
Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

I didn't get any either! I was hoping for some diversity money! I am thinking if they would have decided on me sooner I would have received some (I applied in November). I am just so happy to get accepted. Now it's time to show and prove! Good luck! Any idea yet where you will be attending? Will you be present at the ASR on April 22nd?

ASR
Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

Yes, I will definitely be in attendance on the 22nd. I am also scheduled to attend the diversity dinner on the 31st.

Pace
Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

I have been fixated on Pace ever since law school started becoming a realization. I have been to numerous events which allowed me to meet many students. It was important for me to meet people who were in the PT program and had kids and work obligations. I was able to meet more than a few! It's a beautiful school, with a very small class (which I love, I don't like getting lost in a crowd). The faculty is amazing! It felt like a comradery more so than a school, everyone was working side by side. I got the feeling that there are very few people in that school who would pounce on you to get ahead, instead, I got the vibe that they will hold your hand and stay at the same pace...(no pun intended...lol). I live about an hour and 10 minutes away...which is still a bit far, but the closest law school to my house. I wish I had the opportunity to live on campus, but unfortunately I made my life before my career. I have to play with the cards I dealt! There are not many Hispanics at all!!! I think there is real opportunity for us in there. What nationality are you?

Tuesday, September 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

congrats on the scholly!

Scholarship
Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

CONGRATS!!! I wish I would have overlooked something like that on my package. Where did you find that, maybe I should look again? lol!

Money at Pace
Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

Palma, that letter would be great! YOu can send it to the email address I provided, or if you prefer we can meet at ASD and you can give it to me there! I really have to work out my financials right now...I am so nervous! Hey if you go to Pace, we will end up classmates!

St. Thomas v. Pace
Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

I don't know much about St. Thomas, however, I see that you are currently residing in Minnesota, so it would reduce the stress of moving, finding a place, finding work, being away from family...etc. You would also pay in state tuition, right? Hard decision to make...good luck!