pgh21 (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Duquesne University graph WL, Accepted A $60,000 01/13/18 01/15/18 01/18/18 03/26/18 4 months
Temple University graph Rejected 02/16/18 02/19/18 02/19/18 04/30/18 6 months
Villanova University F graph Rejected 02/16/18 02/16/18 02/24/18 04/17/18 6 months
Widener University F graph Accepted W $45,000 02/16/18 02/16/18 02/19/18 02/22/18 6 months
Case Western Reserve University F graph Rejected 02/16/18 02/16/18 02/20/18 04/06/18 6 months
Drexel University graph Rejected 02/16/18 02/16/18 02/23/18 04/02/18 7 months
Penn State University (Dickinson) F graph Rejected 01/13/18 01/15/18 01/17/18 02/20/18 8 months
Syracuse University F graph Rejected 01/13/18 01/14/18 01/17/18 02/16/18 8 months
University of Pittsburgh graph Rejected ED 01/14/18 01/14/18 01/15/18 01/25/18 9 months

Applicant Information

153
2.29
N/A
U of Pitt
Political Science
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
White
Male
Yes
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visitor Comments

  • Widener Commonwealth
  • Wednesday, February 07 2018 at 01:27 PM

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
  • @MEGANM0403
  • Monday, February 19 2018 at 10:24 AM

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

- pgh21
  • Widener
  • Tuesday, March 06 2018 at 07:23 PM

How fast did you hear back from Widener?

- Britt12077
  • @beitt12077
  • Tuesday, March 06 2018 at 10:44 PM

It took me 3 days!

- pgh21
  • ?
  • Tuesday, June 12 2018 at 09:47 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
  • @TrustingGod
  • Wednesday, June 13 2018 at 08:13 AM

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.

- pgh21
  • Wednesday, June 13 2018 at 12:21 PM

Thanks!

- TrustingGod

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