johnac97 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of San Diego WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 01/04/06 Comp: 03/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/09/06 Upd: 16 years
Pepperdine University WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 01/17/06 Comp: 03/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 06/09/06 Upd: 16 years
Southwestern University School of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 02/17/06 Rec: 02/28/06 Comp: 03/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/27/06 Upd: 16 years
University of San Francisco Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 02/18/06 Rec: 02/22/06 Comp: 03/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/05/06 Upd: 16 years
Santa Clara University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 01/13/06 Comp: 03/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/22/06 Upd: 16 years
Case Western Reserve University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/18/06 Rec: 02/22/06 Comp: 03/11/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/15/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Southern California Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 12/27/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/18/06 Upd: 16 years
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) Pending D W Type: RA Sent: 02/06/06 Rec: 02/16/06 Comp: 03/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/08/06 Upd: 16 years
Chapman University Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 02/18/06 Rec: 02/22/06 Comp: 03/03/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/03/06 Upd: 16 years
Loyola University Chicago F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/09/06 Rec: 02/14/06 Comp: 03/07/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/06 Upd: 16 years
University of the Pacific Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 02/18/06 Rec: 02/27/06 Comp: 03/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/06 Upd: 16 years
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/06/06 Rec: 02/07/06 Comp: 03/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/26/06 Upd: 16 years
Whittier Law School Accepted W Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 02/18/06 Rec: 02/22/06 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/30/06 Upd: 16 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 01/04/06 Comp: 02/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/10/06 Upd: 16 years
University of California Hastings Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 12/28/05 Comp: 01/11/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/06 Upd: 16 years
University of California Davis Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 01/04/06 Comp: 03/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/06 Upd: 16 years
Loyola Law School Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 01/06/06 Comp: 03/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/21/06 Upd: 16 years
California Western School of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 02/18/06 Rec: 02/23/06 Comp: 03/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/11/06 Upd: 16 years
Northwestern University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 12/30/05 Comp: 03/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/30/06 Upd: 16 years
University of California Los Angeles Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 12/29/05 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/31/06 Upd: 16 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/22/05 Rec: 12/29/05 Comp: 01/14/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/27/06 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 160
  • LSAT 2: 164
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.93
  • Degree GPA: 3.29
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Business

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

- Lots of EC's. Leadership positions. On campus and off. Primarily faith-based.
- Worked full time through most of undergrad.
- 7 years work experience. Multiple promotions into middle management at a mid-large tech company.
- Took about 17 units of college coursework while in high school.
- Currently consulting at a legal non-profit in California.
- Wrote GPA addendum. Upward trend in grades.
- Wrote LSAT addendum after the jump in my LSAT score.

Additional info & updates

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Note to self: If you ever do this again, apply MUCH EARLIER in the admissions season.
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12/05
- Received LSAT Score of 155. Very disappointed. I had been scoring in the Mid-160's on my diagnostics all along.

01/06
- Rejected from Hastings via online status check. Letter arrived about 1 week later.
- Made the decision to retake the LSAT in February. Informed all schools of the decision. Most schools (except for UCLA and Boalt) said they would defer making final decisions until the Feb scores arrived.

2/06
- The hard work pays off. I took the February LSAT and received a score of 164! From 65th to 91st Percentile.

- Loyola has requested an explanation for the jump in scores... LSAT Addendums sent...

3/06
- Got my first acceptance from Cal-Western. Two seperate envelopes arriving on the same day. One from the Dean, the other from my assigned Admissions Counselor. I qualify for some kind of scholarship and the committee will send me that info in the coming weeks, even though the first seat deposit is due on April 1.
- Accepted to Whittier. Awarded the Dean's Scholarship Award. Covers Full Tuition for my first year. Renewable.
Predictions:
Case Western yes
Chicago Kent yes
UCLA no
UIUC waiting list
Pepperdine Yes
Southwestern Yes
San Diego Yes
USC no
NICOLAS says USC yes. hahaha we'll see Nic.
Chapman Yes

4-06
Western State sends me a fee waiver to apply.
Application on "HOLD" at Case Western. I will send them an addendum expressing my interest in their dual degree programs.
Waitlisted at USD too... dang. Gonna take a trip down to visit.

05-06
In at USD!!
Waitlisted at Case, after being deferred.
The USC Rejection arrives.

After this long journey... i've decided to forego law school for this year. Lots of good reasons to do it that I won't mention here. Good look to everyone else.

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Hastings
Tuesday, February 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

Sorry to hear about your Hastings reject. Our numbers are pretty similar, but I'm still holding out hope. I'm hoping that my work experience and single extra index point put me in. Nice imporvement on the LSAT! Hope that it helps you at some of the other schools.

Good News
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

I'm sure you'l manage to find your way in to one good school or another! Best of luck to you and great improvement on the LSAT.

why
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thank you!! you have quite a few to hear from, good news is bound to come your way!!!

hey
Tuesday, February 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey buddy...There's no doubt in my mind that this is an instance of yield protection coupled with applying late. Our LSAT/GPAs towers over the vast majority enrolled there. McGeorge is ours for the taking if it's a top choice; call, explain the situation, that if accepted you will go, and they will most assuredly take you off the WL. The situation is the same for me with Maryland...preferred WL, they want me to show interest that I'd go if accepted. Which I don't want to do, until I've heard from most LS's.

cont.
Tuesday, February 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

I also recommend you apply to more schools. Some have a deadline of April 1st, while some others have a *suggested* deadline of March 1st, so you could still apply. With your stats you can get into a much better school than Cal Western. Another recommendation I have is that, in addition to your LSAT addendum, you ask/plead that they use your top score instead of a combined score. If they say yes, that would help your cause tremendously. Then you would have stats very comparable to mine, and I'm in at a T1 =)

LSAT
Wednesday, October 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the much improved LSAT. I also scored about 8-10 points higher on the practice tests than my actual. I wonder what the difference was? Nerves maybe. Anyway best of luck with law school in the fall.

good luck
Monday, October 31 2005 at 07:00 PM

seems like we have similar stats and we both got rejected from the same schools you'll probably get accepted to USD! good luck

Nicolas...
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

may be right! Verdict is still out... Congrats on Whittier!!!90gs is a whole lotta money!!!

USD
Wednesday, February 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

Just saw you post your waitlist at USD. It was looking so positive with all the acceptances but such is life. I think I might opt for the day/evening option but still not sure. Good luck with the waitlist...such a bummer with the weekend right around the corner!

USD WL?
Thursday, December 01 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey did you apply to USD full time or part time?

USD Waitlist
Thursday, December 01 2005 at 07:00 PM

I had sent them updates throughout the application process (ex. LSAT addendum, resume updates, etc.). I also returned the first waitlist response form within 24 hours.