goosenesque (2021-2022)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#85 University of San Diego Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/30/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/06 Upd: 15 years
#46 Southern Methodist University Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/25/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/06 Upd: 15 years
#15 University of California Los Angeles Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/31/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/08/07 Upd: 15 years
#34 University of California Davis WL, Accepted Type: RA Sent: 10/30/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/24/07 Upd: 15 years
#36 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/31/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/06/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/07/07 Upd: 15 years
#60 University of Houston Accepted W Type: Sent: 10/23/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 11/30/06 Upd: 15 years
#91 Santa Clara University Accepted W Type: $10,000 Sent: 10/23/06 Rec: -- Comp: 11/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: 12/23/06 Upd: 15 years
#8 University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/31/06 Rec: -- Comp: 12/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/07 Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 159
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.96
  • Degree GPA: 3.9
  • School Type: Top 75
  • Major: Poly. Sci.

Demographic Information

  • City: Dallas
  • State: Texas
  • Race: Non-URM
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

PS: 8.5/10
LORs: 8/10

EC:
-Memeber of a minority golf foundation (though I'm not technically URM status).
-Had a research paper published in my school's academic journal.
-Worked 40+ hours/week through most of UG.

*Figures in the furthest left column represent each respective school's national ranking for 2007-2008.

If anyone needs more information just ask and I will share.

Chances of getting admitted to each school, based mostly on LSAC data:

Berkeley: 15%
UCLA: 18%
UNC: 25%
UC Davis: 40%
SMU: 60%
San Diego: 60%
Houston: 85%
Santa Clara: 90%

Additional info & updates

12-04-06: Received acceptance letter from University of Houston. I probably won't end up there, but it is very encouraging to get accepted only 10 days after going complete. Hopefully a sign of good things to come.

EDIT: Fall grades caused GPA to drop to 3.96; I doubt this will effect any of my applications, but I will send the updated transcript to all schools anyway.

12-20-06: In at SMU via phone call.

12-23-06: Received acceptance letter from Santa Clara University. Also awarded a scholarship in the amount of $10,000 (must remain in top 1/4 of class to retain the scholarship for 2nd and 3rd years).

01-29-07: Rejected from Boalt via a small, thin envelope. Is this the part where I curse the LSAT for underestimating my academic potential?

02-15-07: Withdrew from Santa Clara University.

04-05-07: Over 5 months since applying, over 2 months since my last decision, and still no decision from HALF my schools. It's really starting to wear me down.

04-16-07: As expected, waitlisted at USD. I'll probably stay on the waitlist for about a month, but I'm not sure I'd go there over SMU anyway. This does prove one thing though - USD is obsessed with the LSAT more than any other school in the country.

04-18-07: Withdrew from University of Houston.

04-24-07: Waitlisted via status checker at UC Davis. I'd easily go to Davis over SMU, so looks like I'll be staying on the waitlist until they officially reject me.

05-07-07: Waitlisted @ UNC...I will stay on this waitlist for a while as well.

05-08-07 @ 3:30pm: Rejected at UCLA via thin envelope. I guess that last minute letter of recommendation had no impact. I hate life, I am very unhappy, and will probably take the LSAT in September and re-apply in the fall.

05-08-07 @ 3:35pm: In off the waitlist at UC Davis!!! All is well, I love life, and will MOST likely be going to UC Davis in the fall.

05-09-07: Withdrew from everywhere except UC Davis and UNC. If I get in to UNC within the next month, it will be a tough call between UC Davis and UNC.

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good luck
Wednesday, December 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

good luck on your schools. we have similar scores. Im curious to see how things turn out for you. Best.

Thanks goosen!
Wednesday, June 28 2006 at 08:00 PM

Stay in Texas--go to SMU. I hear Berkeley doesn't even have any golf courses.

SMU?
Thursday, September 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on SMU. I was surprised when I read that you said you received a phone call, because they said that they do not release admissions info over the phone. So I guess I am asking how was the phone call?

Goose!
Monday, December 04 2006 at 07:00 PM

How's your game these days? Looks like you'll be in a warm climate next fall...see you on the links!

great news on santa clara
Tuesday, May 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

i finally heard from smu!!! congrats on santa clara. i applied late in the cycle for santa clara. probably leaning towards smu, at least for now.

Boalt email
Wednesday, December 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

did you get an email from Boalt before your rejection saying that your app had passed an initial review? Im sure youll get better news from some of the other school. Best, Tagore

Davis
Sunday, February 18 2007 at 07:00 PM

I applied to Davis back in October. I received a decision on 2/5.

UNC
Sunday, December 31 2006 at 07:00 PM

Yep. I'm a resident of NC.

similar numbers
Wednesday, October 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

hey, we have very similar numbers, and I, too, am stuck waiting for schools even though my apps have been done since early December. Do you think your LSAT score has anything to do with the wait (I ask because mine is only a 161 which doesn't quite "match" a 4.0) Did you write an addendum explaining the LSAT score or have any schools said anything about it? I took the test twice and could not get over a 161. Thanks and hang in there!

Thanks
Thursday, February 08 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the congrats. I am actually aware of the Critical Race Studies program at UCLA. My electives will most likely center on classes from that area as well as classes from sports and entertainment law.

UC Davis?
Tuesday, May 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

Still no word from UC Davis? I would say good luck, but, well, you know.... I'm hoping you get stuck at SMU!

UNC
Wednesday, October 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

hey, have you heard anything from UNC? The decision was "supposed" to be made by May 1st, and I've got nothing. :) Also, I live in NC, but, by their standards I am not a resident (even though all my stuff is here as well as my bank account, license, tax paying, etc.)

UNC
Wednesday, October 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

I got the letter in the mail today...it was good it was an acceptance because my b-day is today, so it was a great gift. I never got an e-mail. Thank you and good luck!

davis
Tuesday, February 27 2007 at 07:00 PM

How did you hear from Davis? And when were you waitlisted? Sorry about doing this twice.