ama824 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#1 University of California Davis WL, Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 04/08/09 Rec: -- Comp: 12/18/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/08/09 Upd: 14 years
#4 University of Colorado Boulder Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/08 Rec: -- Comp: 11/26/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/09 Upd: 14 years
#3 University of California Hastings Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/14/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/30/09 Upd: 14 years
Northeastern University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/20/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/30/09 Upd: 15 years
#2 University of San Francisco F Accepted Type: RA $18,500 Sent: 11/20/08 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/17/09 Upd: 15 years
Lewis and Clark College F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/20/08 Rec: -- Comp: 12/05/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/07/09 Upd: 15 years
Santa Clara University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/14/08 Rec: 11/19/08 Comp: 11/26/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/26/08 Upd: 15 years
University of Texas Austin Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/14/08 Rec: -- Comp: 12/05/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Southern California Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/14/08 Rec: -- Comp: 12/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Washington Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 12/11/08 Inter: -- Dec: 02/14/09 Upd: 15 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 01/26/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Wisconsin Madison Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 12/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/09 Upd: 15 years
Fordham University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 11/26/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/09 Upd: 15 years
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Rejected Type: Sent: 11/14/08 Rec: 11/17/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of California Los Angeles Rejected Type: ED Sent: 11/14/08 Rec: -- Comp: 12/03/08 Inter: -- Dec: 12/26/08 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 159
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.64
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Top Public
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: -
  • Gender: -
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Lots of stuff in college. Working in education and traveling since graduation...

Additional info & updates

I wanted to post a wrap up of my thoughts after completing my cycle in hopes that it will help others this next cycle:

- not re-taking the LSAT is my biggest regret. I know we've all heard the stories of scoring 5 pts higher on practice tests, etc. but i think it really hurt my otherwise good chances at some top schools that i decided to forgo a re-take

* i should also note that my GPA was more towards 3.8 and that i graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC-Berkeley, so i was aiming high. this speaks to the importance of a strong LSAT score!!!

- i also made the mistake of applying to too many reach schools and not enough 50/50s and safetys. this made for a lot of post-rejection depression and anxiety

- i was WLd at some good schools but was very selective as to where i decided to pursue getting off the WL. UC Davis was my top choice and i did everything in my power to express to them why i should be in their class. this included a visit (no tour), 2 LOCIs, 2 new LORs, 1 email to the Assistant Dean, and several phone calls.

- in the end i did not make my decisions based on rank (a controversial factor); rather i relied on class size, employment prospects, cost, and ultimately QUALITY OF LIFE. my reasoning is that you have to spend 3 years there and face a certain amount of debt afterwards whether you have a job or not.

- if i did not get off the WL at Davis i was planning to attend USF, not the highest ranked school i got into, but a small comfortable school with an excellent regional reputation

- in the end, after a year of anxiety, uncertainty, and stress EVERYTHING ALWAYS WORKS OUT FOR THE BEST =)

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UC Davis
Tuesday, March 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

I withdrew from Davis today. Good luck!

UC Davis
Tuesday, March 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances too, but I'm sorry to disappoint you because I won't be withdrawing from the waitlist until I've heard from the Dean that the class is absolutely full... and even then, I'd wait another week or two or three. I think you're better off asking people who are already accepted and have committed themselves to another school. G'luck to you!

Davis
Wednesday, January 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

Davis is my absolute first choice and I am going to wait it out...sorry!

Davis
Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

I w/drew immediately. Good luck getting in!

Hey, you should let me know who you are.
Saturday, January 10 2009 at 07:00 PM

I ended up getting into Davis off the waitlist and go there now too. I'm in section A.