hrr203 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Fordham University Accepted A Type: RA $17,300 Sent: 11/02/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/03/06 Upd: 17 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/28/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/05 Upd: 17 years
Brooklyn Law School Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 17 years
Rutgers State University Newark Accepted W Type: RA $4,000 Sent: 11/10/05 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/05 Upd: 17 years
New York University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/13/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/27/06 Upd: 17 years
Columbia University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/18/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/06 Upd: 17 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/22/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/30/06 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 156
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.1
  • Degree GPA: 3.2
  • School Type: Major State University (UCLA)
  • Major: History/Italian

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

3 years experience working at UN with some travel--international fieldwork in Uganda, Italy and the UK
Speak 4 languages.
Solid letters of recommendation from current or former government officials.
M.A. Degree in Politics from NYU
B.A. from UCLA

Additional info & updates

I admittedly don't have a stellar GPA and LSAT but it'll have to do as I didn't want to relive the pre-test stress of retaking the LSAT. My graduate GPA was higher (3.5) though I don't know if that will count for much.

12/7/06 Accepted to Cardozo via phone call

12/13/06 Notified of acceptance to Rutgers via email with $4000 scholarship.

01/03/06 Notified of Fordham acceptance through phone call.....yay!
01/05/06 Fordham notification follow-up through email.

02/27/06 NYU notification through letter-sized envelope.

02/28/06 Withdrew from Rutgers-Newark; for now Fordham is in the driver's seat.

03/24/06 Rejection letter from Columbia in small beige envelope....not unexpected.

03/24/06 $17,300 award from Fordham via letter. Sure helps mitigate other rejections.

03/24/04 Also went to decision at GULC via status check; rejection most likely but we'll see....

03/30/06 Received rejection letter from's official, Fordham here I come....

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Friday, September 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

did you apply for full time or part time at cardozo?

Monday, October 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

I applied full time for admission to the January '06 term.

Thursday, January 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey, congrats on the acceptance to Cardoza. I'm applying there as well. What do you think of it? Also, how long after your file was complete before you got the call?

Monday, October 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hi, thanks for the congrats...though I recently withdrew my application. A few days before the start of the January term at Cardozo, I got a call from Fordham accepting me for their Fall '06 term so knowing that I at least have Fordham in the bag, I decided to forfeit my place at Cardozo and see if I can get into any other schools. Though I'm not going to Cardozo, I did do a lot of research on the school and given that I did not apply to any school that I did not feel comfortable attending, I think Cardozo is an excelent insitution. They have an excellent faculty and high NY state bar passage rate. They can also provide a route to Biglaw work if you manage to be highly ranked in your class. They're at an excellent location in the Village and their facilities have been thoroughly renovated in the past few years. The only possible negative is that since Cardozo is a relatively young school, its alumni base is somewhat shallow which as you may know, is an important(not critical) part of obtaining post-law school employment. In general though, I have been much more impressed with Cardozo than I have been with Brooklyn, a school to which it is often compared... Since I applied for admission to the January term, admissions reviewed my file very quickly. I submitted my app. on Nov. 28(my file was complete within a day) and got a call from the Admissions Dean on Dec. 7 which would equal to a review period of roughly 10 days. Hope this helps...

Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats! your stats are awesome, and you\\\'ve proven that numbers aren\\\'t everything. :) best of luck wherever you end up going!

re: congrats!
Monday, October 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, your comments are appreciated. Best of luck with applications as well.

re: Fordham
Monday, October 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hi, thanks for your best wishes...good luck with your apps as well. Other than a few references to their programs and institutes, my Fordham PS was not particularly specific and could easily have been used for other schools with minor editing. In reality, I suspect that it was the substantive content of the PS that helped me get through(given my UN background, I focused on the legal balance btw civil liberties and counterterrorism). This, plus the fact that my LOR were all quite solid(including one possibly very influential to Fordham admissions) helped put me over the top.

Saturday, August 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

you got into fordham. that's so stinkin' awesome.

re: wow
Monday, October 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your comment. It's greatly appreciated given that it's very likely I will end up at Fordham. Best of luck with your applications.

Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

on Fordham. I am thinking of applying, but the UGPA might kill me.

Wednesday, March 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

...on Fordham...I'll most likely be there in the fall, as well...pending a miracle from one of my reach schools...just curious about your award there...was it a scholarship, and did you have to fill out anything other than their normal financial aid app,,,? thanks and see you in the fall...x x