pgh21 (2017-2018)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Duquesne University WL, Accepted A Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 01/13/18 Rec: 01/15/18 Comp: 01/18/18 Inter: -- Dec: 03/26/18 Upd: 4 years
Temple University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/16/18 Rec: 02/19/18 Comp: 02/19/18 Inter: -- Dec: 04/30/18 Upd: 4 years
Villanova University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/16/18 Rec: 02/16/18 Comp: 02/24/18 Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/18 Upd: 4 years
Widener University F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 02/16/18 Rec: 02/16/18 Comp: 02/19/18 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/18 Upd: 4 years
Case Western Reserve University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/16/18 Rec: 02/16/18 Comp: 02/20/18 Inter: -- Dec: 04/06/18 Upd: 4 years
Drexel University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/16/18 Rec: 02/16/18 Comp: 02/23/18 Inter: -- Dec: 04/02/18 Upd: 4 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/13/18 Rec: 01/15/18 Comp: 01/17/18 Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/18 Upd: 4 years
Syracuse University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/13/18 Rec: 01/14/18 Comp: 01/17/18 Inter: -- Dec: 02/16/18 Upd: 4 years
University of Pittsburgh Rejected Type: ED Sent: 01/14/18 Rec: 01/14/18 Comp: 01/15/18 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/18 Upd: 4 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 153
  • LSAT 2: 148
  • LSAT 3: 145
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.29
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: U of Pitt
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: Pittsburgh
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

3 LOR from Attorney's I work for directly.

Currently a Paralegal after being promoted from file clerk.

Softs are incredibly strong.

Worked full time in college and promoted to management position. I Attended pitt, both brothers attend pitt, dad attended pitt.

Want to stay in Pittsburgh, if Duquesne admits me I will attend.

Additional info & updates

153 on Dec LSAT. Going forward with applications. Waiting for LSAC to process LORs and then will apply.

Submitted Addendum on illness that hurt my GPA in college. Treated and resolved at in 2016. Since then have worked at law firm as law clerk then promoted to paralegal.

***Update 1/14/18

-Applied to Pitt (Priority Decision), Penn State Law, Duqusene Law, and Syracuse. Taking a moment to relax and will apply apply to Nova and Widener later this week.

***Update 1/20/18

All applications I sent out last week are now complete and under review. Should hear back from Pitt by the end of the month. Once I do then I will decide if I need to send out more apps. For now its a waiting game.

***Update 2/15/18

Pitt said no which was pretty expected back in January, hard to be competitive when your LSAT is under their median. Still waiting on Duq, Penn State, and Cuse. Will update asap when I hear back.

***Update 2/16/18

Syracuse-rejected via email at 4:50 PM on 2/16.
---Still waiting on Duquesne, but I thought I might as well get out the applications I wanted to for the East PA schools and Case Western. Applied today to VILLANOVA, DREXEL, TEMPLE, CASE WESTERN RESERVE, and WIDENER.

***Update 2/23/18

Rejected by Penn State Law-State College on 2/20 via email.
ACCEPTED by Widener Commonwealth via phone call from Dean with a $45,000 Scholarship over the 3 years. Very good feeling that I have an acceptance. Hopefully it shows an upward trend.

*** 06/12/2018

PHONE CALL TODAY FROM DUQUESNE LAW, ACCEPTED WITH $20,000 OFF THE WAITLIST. $60,000 OVER ALL 3 YEARS! MY WAIT IS OVER AND I AM ATTENDING IN THE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Widener Commonwealth
Tuesday, January 09 2018 at 09:39 AM

If you're interested in staying in PA, I'd look into going there. Really going up in the rankings and really good bar passage rates

@MEGANM0403
Tuesday, December 19 2017 at 02:07 PM

I sent in an app there on Friday, thanks for the look!

Widener
Sunday, January 21 2018 at 11:48 AM

How fast did you hear back from Widener?

@beitt12077
Tuesday, December 19 2017 at 02:07 PM

It took me 3 days!

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Saturday, March 17 2018 at 05:22 PM

I'm wondering how you received a scholarship after being admitted off the waitlist at Duquesne? Do you believe the wording of your letter of continued interest helped?

@TrustingGod
Tuesday, December 19 2017 at 02:07 PM

Well I think a couple things came into play. My LSAT was still above their median, one of my LORs came from my law firm's managing partner who is a Duquesne law grad, and I sent in two LOCIs- one when I got waitlisted in march and an updated one at the beginning of May. I made sure I let them know that Duq was my #1 choice so that may have helped as well.

Saturday, March 17 2018 at 05:22 PM

Thanks!