Science major for 2 years (this hurt my GPA)
Submitted solid PS,DS,resume, and GPA Addendum (no excuses).
Applying to part-time programs, not because it's easier to get in, but because I prefer to work like I have all my life.
Applying to some special consideration programs as well.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!
02-16-08: I am going to use LSN to vent. I feel down about this whole process one day, then I am optimistic. I just want to go a top 100 law school. I have mixed feelings about this but, I am going to have faith in my application packet and a higher power. I am going to expect something I would have never seen coming.
02-18-08: Browsing LSN I wish I stayed in the Cal State system, I gave up 3.1 1st year gpa and deans list, to attend an UC school. Damnit !(Jack Bauer voice). I hate living my life in retrospect. What was I thinking?
02-22-08: So I am reading my diversity/hardship and I noticed I used the word subjective instead of objective. damnit..damnit..damnit! One thing after another!
02-28-08: I got into Cleve State LCOP! I am going to law school. Sigh! I am happy. I will go to law school next year. Hopefully this is the start of many!
03-06-08: fudged my numbers a lil, dont want adcoms looking at this. Anyhow, I am waiting to here back from several schools. Hopefully, I will be hearing good news. My hope this cycle is to break into the Tier 2 arena in a metro city. I havent had any mail or emails so I am waiting, and knowing my worth!
03-09-08: Came home to recieve two thin envlopes from Hofsta and Loyola Chicago, rejections. Every school I apply to is a long shot, so I am thankful I have one acceptance so far. If Cleve State had not accepted me, I would be on the floor. But hey, I still got a couple more schools to go.
03-24-08: Rejected from NYLS. Funny thing is I was never notified I was complete. Here is my theory, they currently have no more space in their AAMPLE program so someonw with my numbers are not considered at this point. This is why I recieved a decision without recieving a complete notice. 3 Rejections in a row now.
03-28-08: Small thin env. from TJSL telling me I am deferred.
03-28-08 through 03-30-08: Visited Cleveland Marshall.
04-03-08: I was expecting this, a small thin env. from Denver inside rejection from Denver. I would have loved to practice and lived in Denver. It hurts, but I have to work my ass off as an 1L to transfer to a more reputable school. Also, I have come to the conclusion that UoP (McGeorge) and Southwestern are my #1 picks, I have loved these schools for years, I hope they give me a chance.
Best advice to anyone thinking about law school, take the easiest major, easiest professors, and kick ass on the LSAT. Its all a numbers game. And rightfully so!
04-09-08: Thin env from UoP (McGeorge), my heart melted as I read my rejection letter. I really seen myself attend and contributing to the school. I was crushed! But everything happens for a reason (at least I think so).
04-11-08: Ohman, another rejection from CAl WEstern. I dont understand because there are people with my numbers who got admitted. The only thing they have that i dont have is more than 3 years of Work expereince. My personal statement was well written, I have a nice grade trend after a change of major, and every job or organzation i have become a lead. I know I dont have the greatest stats, but I am actually pissed at this. Plus is another F'ing rejection.
04-26-08:Small thin envelope from Seattle, Rejection!!! I did mention the Alternative Admission program in my essay, but I guess my GPa was not high enough. I always wanted to live in Seattle, but I guees that is defered. Speaking of Deferals, I was admitted to Thomas Jefferson in Sand Diego after being Deferred. Guess they read my Personal Statement and said hey this guy can write although he GPA sucks, and read my LOR's. I am still waiting on my last #1 SOUTHWESTERN!!!
05-01-08: :-) :-) ;-) I got into Southwestern!!!!!!!!!!! I dont have to leave LA. I am actually excited about this. Now to withdraw from TJ and Cleve State. I cant wait to start in the fall. I am so happy, and will def attend.
05-03-08: Small thin env. from Albany, rejection!!! Still sucks although I am 100% with Southwestern.
05-05-08: Small thin Env. from FIU, letting me know I am deferred for another review. Withdrew from Cleveland State today, sending withdrawal to TJ tomorrow.