ocnative (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
American University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/08/07 Rec: 03/13/07 Comp: 03/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/30/07 Upd: 16 years
Pepperdine University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: 02/05/07 Comp: 03/29/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/23/07 Upd: 16 years
Loyola Law School WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/02/07 Rec: 02/05/07 Comp: 03/26/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/29/07 Upd: 16 years
University of the Pacific F Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 03/02/07 Rec: 03/13/07 Comp: 04/02/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/10/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Pennsylvania Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/13/07 Rec: 02/13/07 Comp: 03/14/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/21/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Southern California Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 03/19/07 Inter: -- Dec: 05/15/07 Upd: 17 years
University of California Los Angeles Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/02/07 Upd: 17 years
University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: 02/27/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/16/07 Upd: 17 years
Chapman University Accepted W Type: RA $27,400 Sent: 03/02/07 Rec: 03/09/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/10/07 Upd: 17 years
George Mason University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/31/07 Rec: 03/31/07 Comp: 04/17/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/18/07 Upd: 17 years
George Washington University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/01/07 Rec: 03/01/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/07 Upd: 17 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/28/07 Rec: 02/28/07 Comp: 03/16/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/13/07 Upd: 17 years
University of California Hastings Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/06/07 Rec: 02/09/07 Comp: 04/02/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/07 Upd: 17 years
University of California Davis Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: 02/06/07 Comp: 03/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/03/07 Upd: 17 years
Stanford University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/01/07 Rec: 02/20/07 Comp: 02/23/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/04/07 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 159
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.22
  • Degree GPA: 3.23
  • School Type: Top 10 University
  • Major: Political Science/History

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

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Additional info & updates

All scholarship amounts listed above are per year.

When multiple events are listed with the same date, they are listed in chronological order.
All envelopes white in color unless otherwise noted.

2/5: Pepperdine sends email confirming receipt of application.

2/6: UC Davis sends email confirming receipt of application.

2/9: UC Hastings sends email confirming receipt of application.

2/13: Penn sends email confirming receipt of application.

2/20: Stanford sends email confirming receipt of application.

2/23: Stanford sends email confirming application is complete.

2/27: UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall sends email confirming application is complete.

2/28: Georgetown online status checker confirms receipt of application.

3/9: Chapman sends postcard confirming receipt of application.

3/13: American's Washington College of Law sends email (to financial aid email address, rather than application email address) confirming receipt of application.

3/13: Pacific McGeorge sends medium thin envelope with brochure and letter confirming receipt of application. Signature by computer.

3/14: Penn sends email confirming application is complete.

3/15: UC Davis sends email confirming application is complete.

3/16: Georgetown online status checker confirms application is complete.

3/16: American's Washington College of Law sends email (to application email address, this time) confirming application is complete.

3/16: UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall sends small thin envelope to my permanent address instead of my mailing address. Signature by computer.
REJECTION

3/19: USC sends email confirming application is complete.

3/26: Loyola online status checker confirms application is complete.

3/29: Pepperdine sends email confirming application is complete.

3/30: American's Washington College of Law sends medium thin envelope. Signature by computer.
WAITLIST

4/2: UC Hastings sends email confirming application is complete.

4/2: Pacific McGeorge sends small thin envelope. What?! Turns out they were just confirming that my application was complete. Considering they already sent an envelope to confirm receipt, they really should use a postcard or an email to notify about completeness like everyone else. That was unnecessarily scary.

4/3: UC Davis rejects via online status checker, includes copy of letter online. Letter sent in small thin envelope next day. Signature by pen.
REJECTION

4/4: Stanford sends small thin envelope. Signature by pen.
REJECTION

4/10: Chapman sends email reminder about 4/13 Admits Reception. What?! Someone has fowled up; either they let me know too early that I got in, or someone inadvertantly sent that email to way too many people.

4/10: Pacific McGeorge sends large thick envelope with folder inside by priority mail. Includes designation of Legal Scholar and Honors at Entrance, which means free first-year textbooks and possible scholarship. Signature by pen.
ACCEPTANCE

4/10: Chapman sends large thick envelope with folder inside. Deposit deadline altered on forms and letter with White-Out! $27,400 (80% tuition) scholarship. Signature by pen. Email above now explained.
ACCEPTANCE

4/13: Pacific McGeorge sends small thin envelope with $10,000 Dean's Scholarship. Signature by pen.

4/13: Georgetown online status checker notes decision reached. Letter sent to my permanent address. Parents state it's a rejection. No other info; I've not seen the letter.
REJECTION

4/16: UC Hastings rejects online via online status checker. Letter sent in small thin envelope next day. Lousy signature by computer.
REJECTION

4/16: GW sends small thin tan envelope. Signature by pen.
REJECTION

4/17: GMU sends email confirming application is complete.

4/17: Pacific McGeorge sends small thin envelope. Invitation for white water rafting trip before Fall Semester starts. Signature by computer.

4/18: GMU sends small thin envelope. Wow, that's record time; I only went complete the days before! Signature by pen.
REJECTION

4/19: Chapman sends promotional email about new program.

4/20: I attend Pacific McGeorge Legal Scholar Day. Meets expectations. Not great, not bad, just good.

4/20: Pacific McGeorge sends large thick envelope with all loans, except for the stuff covered by the Dean's Scholarship/Legal Scholar/Honors at Entrance. No signature.

4/23: Send letter to Pacific McGeorge asking for scholarship increase, using Chapman offer as leverage.

4/23: Pepperdine sends small thin tan envelope. Business reply mail envelope very clearly visible through front of outer envelope. Signature by pen.
WAITLIST

4/24: Pacific McGeorge sends promotional email.

4/25: Pacific McGeorge sends small thin envelope thanking me for attendance at Legal Scholar Day.

4/30: I officially decline Chapman's offer.

4/30: Chapman professor emails to congratulate me on admission. Unfortunately, she does this while I am literally at the Post Office mailing in my declination of Chapman's offer.

5/1: Pacific McGeorge's Adam Barrett calls in response to 4/23 scholarship increase request letter, increasing Dean's Scholarship to $15,000. Makes slightly snooty remark about Chapman. Letter confirming this sent in small thin envelope next day.

5/1: I send initial deposit to Pacific McGeorge.

5/2: UCLA sends small thin envelope. Lousy signature by computer.
REJECTION

5/15: USC sends small thin envelope. Signature by pen.
REJECTION

5/21: Penn sends small thin envelope. Signature by pen.
REJECTION

5/25: I mail in my letter of declination to Pacific McGeorge. I have accepted a graduate fellowship and have opted not to attend law school at this time.

5/29: Loyola sends small thin envelope. Business reply mail envelope very clearly visible through front of outer envelope. Signature by computer.
WAITLIST

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Some Safeties
Sunday, February 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

I highly recommend adding some safeties to that list because if you don't then you might end up without a single acceptance. Throw in Southwestern, USF, USD, Santa Clara, and Pacific - McGeorge just in case. You sure are aiming high so good luck to you.

Thanks
Saturday, April 14 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the advice, but I was just creating my user profile today, so you didn't see my whole list yet (it's complete now). I did indeed apply to Pacific-McGeorge (and Chapman too).

Pacific - McGeorge
Sunday, February 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Sorry about that. Just wondering but why did you apply so late? Also, what is your top realistic choice? It's strange how you didn't apply to some of the schools in your area like USF and Santa Clara. Perhaps I might see you at McGeorge? I'm basically done with my cycle but good luck to you. If you are interested in McGeorge you might want to have them raise your scholarship. That Chapman award might help. I had mine raised from 12K to 15K and I didn't even have any other offers to present to them. I don't know what your results will be but you can look at my cycle and see what happened to someone with a higher LSAT and similar GPA. It's a hard year it seems.

Response
Sunday, February 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your response ocnative. I totally understand what you mean when you say that your parents made you apply to those reach schools. My family wanted me to apply to Loyola when I was practicing in the low 150's and when I got a 161 they wanted me to apply to Georgetown, USC, and UCLA. I basically told them that I wasn't going to waste my time and emotions on those schools. What are your political interests? I'm also going to McGeorge because I am interested in politics and policy making. The scholarship on my profile is a 3 year aggregate but people tend to display their amounts yearly as well as in total. Late applications suck and I guess my February application to Lewis and Clark killed my chances of an admittance with money but they are the ones who sent me the fee waiver at that time. Maybe I'll see you at McGeorge but if not then good luck at Pepperdine.

Thanks for the advice!
Saturday, April 14 2007 at 08:00 PM

I just wanted to thank you for your advice on getting Pacific McGeorge to up the scholarship. With Chapman's offer as leverage, I was able to get Pacific McGeorge to raise the scholarship from $10K/yr to $15K/yr.

No Problem; got some from USD too!
Sunday, February 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

I'm pleased that they raised your offer that much. I am also glad to pass on the advice that I got from others on LSD. I withdrew from McGeorge two weeks ago and therefore 15K a year opened up. It's nice to see the money being passed on to someone else. Speaking of scholarships, I received a 16K nonrenewable scholarship from USD today. I sent them a letter asking if they would match my McGeorge offer and they never replied. I visited twice and spoke to the financial aid office this past Saturday. They then quickly completed my package without any scholarship money. Then at the end of the week they sent me this offer. It's nice to be wanted especially since I've been waitlisted at so many schools. I guess this cycle has worked out for both of us. Congrats again and I hope you enjoy McGeorge, it's a good school.