aKidFromAlbanyPark (2017-2018)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#1 Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) PT Accepted A Type: $45,000 Sent: 10/13/17 Rec: 10/14/17 Comp: 10/14/17 Inter: -- Dec: 12/08/17 Upd: 5 years
#3 John Marshall Law School - Chicago PT Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/31/17 Rec: 11/01/17 Comp: 11/01/17 Inter: -- Dec: 02/02/18 Upd: 5 years
#2 DePaul University PT Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/13/17 Rec: 10/18/17 Comp: 10/18/17 Inter: -- Dec: 11/15/17 Upd: 5 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 146
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.63
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: University of Illinois at Chic
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Honors, Awards, and Activities at UIC:
Executive Director for the Political Science Student Union
UIC Mock Trial Team 2014-2015
Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society
Deans List: Spring 2015
Deans List: Fall 2015
Deans List: Spring 2016

Honors, Awards, and Activities at Wright College:
Presidential Scholar: 08-2015
Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society: 03-2014
Presidential Scholar: 02-2014
Deans List: 07-2013
Deans List: 02-2013

Professional Experience:
Worked a full-time job throughout my entire undergrad and I am currently an office assistant for a corporate law firm in downtown Chicago.

Additional info & updates

Just a kid from Albany Park who took a shot and beat the odds. I got involved with drugs at a really young age and by the time I was 18 I was a chronic offender under the Chicago Police Department for possession and distribution of narcotics. I graduated from Roosevelt High School with a 1.6 GPA and enrolled at WIlbur Wright Community College where I earned my Associates of Arts Degree with High Honors. After Wright College, I finally got accepted to a University and graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with Cum Laude designation in 2016. I dreamed of attending Chicago-Kent and was beyond thrilled when I received my acceptance email. I am pretty sure my personal statement was one of the main factors to my $45,000 scholarship. I also submitted an optional essay which is a MUST and not really an option if you're serious about attending the school.

If you're reading this, best of luck on your applications and lawyer up!

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Wednesday, November 01 2017 at 08:37 PM

Congrats and props to you!

Wednesday, November 15 2017 at 10:59 PM

Incredible comeback! Keep it going!

Friday, March 02 2018 at 11:12 AM

Giving me hope fam. Im in a very similar situation grew up in Compton, CA got involved in gangs at a young age barely graduated from high school took a year off did City Year and ended up killing it in college, graduted cum laude. Chicago-Kent is one of my top choices

Friday, February 23 2018 at 05:38 PM

You are an inspiration! Keep defying the odds!!!!

Saturday, December 09 2017 at 12:31 PM

@cptfinest310 I'm glad to have shared my story with you. My entire application process (including studying for the LSAT) was extremely stressful, especially due to my circumstances. I could not get a clear answer from anyone whether or not I had a shot at being accepted into law school, and to make things worse, I would read law school forms on the internet discussing this matter, and most of them pointed out that due to my record and low LSAT score, my chances were low. I had nothing to lose so figured I was going to give it a shot and I'm glad I did because I got admitted into my #1 law school choice in Chicago. @cptsfinest310 Keep your head-up and prove them wrong.

Monday, April 02 2018 at 08:56 PM

Congratulations, your story is amazing! I wish you the best of luck in law school! Keep on climbing to the top!