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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#4 Golden Gate University F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/20/09 Rec: 11/06/09 Comp: 11/06/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#2 Southwestern University School of Law Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/20/09 Rec: 10/22/09 Comp: 10/23/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Florida Coastal School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $5,000 Sent: 12/03/09 Rec: 12/03/09 Comp: 12/03/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/03/09 Upd: 14 years
Thomas M Cooley Law School F Accepted W Type: RA $6,000 Sent: 11/01/09 Rec: 10/13/09 Comp: 10/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: 10/28/09 Upd: 14 years
#5 Thomas Jefferson School of Law F Pending W Type: RA Sent: 10/19/09 Rec: 11/09/09 Comp: 11/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
#3 California Western School of Law Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/20/09 Rec: 10/21/09 Comp: 10/29/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/09/09 Upd: 14 years
#6 Western State University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/20/09 Rec: 10/30/09 Comp: 10/30/09 Inter: -- Dec: 11/06/09 Upd: 14 years
#1 Seton Hall University PT Pending Type: RA Sent: 10/20/09 Rec: 10/23/09 Comp: 11/03/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 150
  • LSAT 2: 147
  • LSAT 3: 133
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.99
  • Degree GPA: 3.085
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: Los Angeles
  • State: California
  • Race: Asian
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Order of Omega Honors Society
Chair of Student Conduct Committee
Employed at a law firm in Pasadena for two years
volunteered as a tutor for ESL students
volunteered as a judge for high school debate tournaments
Delta Gamma fraternity

Additional info & updates

I am a full-time parent and have been through the last two years of college; I managed to graduate within four years. During my first year in college, my GPA was not very high. During my last two years, however, I improved my GPA receiving Dean's and Chancellor's Honors. I have taken the LSAT three times because of my heavy schedule. The most recent score is my highest. It was extremely hard for me to do well under my circumstances, so I'm hoping the admissions committees will focus more on my personal statements and GPA from the last two years.

I'm basically here to give some insight for my fellow applicants on the admissions cycle.

I recently received a package for a 25% merit honors scholarship from Thomas Cooley. I also received a call from the admissions adviser at Western State telling me I was accepted. I also just called Thomas Jefferson because I had not heard from them in a while, and they said I would receive something in the mail by next week. I hope it's good news. I'm not quite sure what to expect. I'm also supposed to hear from Cal Western some time this week. I applied to a few Spring 2009 schools, but I'm not sure if I should wait or not for the Fall 2010 applications, considering my numbers.

So, quite a few weeks ago, I visited Cal Western. The school is small and very convenient. The library is quite lovely, especially on the third floor where you can see the ocean. Talked to my admissions adviser. I'm hoping I gave off a good impression. I really wanted to sit in on a class, but I didn't have enough time. Still, I think it went well. I really like the school. I'm hoping I hear back from them soon. On another note, I was offered admissions with scholarships into Phoenix School of Law (AZ) and Florida Coastal School of Law (I never applied to either of these schools). I'm considering Florida Coastal. As for Thomas Jefferson, no decision has been made, and I've been deferred... I'm not sure what to expect or what I should do. Tried calling them for advice on how this process would work. Deferral to Fall 2010 is free, but they don't answer their phones or e-mails. As a result, I'm not even sure how to put my application for Fall instead. For Seton Hall, I got a letter that my application is now in review, meaning I should hear back in 6 weeks. I may just decide to go to school in January. Seton Hall is a reach school, and I'm not even sure if I stand a chance. Oh well. Anyway, I withdrew from Western State University because they're not ranked, never offered scholarship, and I've researched their bad reputation. I heard that even people who were the top of their class at Western State University cannot find jobs. I'm guessing Cooley and Florida Coastal would be much better options. As of now, I'm impatiently waiting to hear from Cal Western, not sure if it's a good sign or a bad sign. At the very least, they haven't out right rejected me. Anyway, still playing the waiting game.

So... about an hour after I wrote the above entry, I got a call from Cal Western. Accepted, and of course, I want to stay in California. I'll be attending because it's a good school, and of course, it's in a really nice city. :)

In case other people were wondering why I chose CWSL, these are my reasons: 1) I have commitments to my family and it would be so hard to re-locate, especially with my husband still in school. 2) I like the small communal feeling. 3) It has had a decent bar passage rate over the past couple years. 4) It offers a specialty interest program in Healthcare Law (which I have been interested in for the last 3 years). 5) I also feel time is constraining, where the sooner I get law school over, the sooner I can start supporting my family and beginning my career.

I would wait for a few other schools, but I feel the location is probably the biggest thing keeping me with CW. It's about a 2 hour drive from my home, which is important so that I can see my daughter more often than if I was anywhere else in the U.S. On another note, I loved the faculty and staff. Everyone there is extremely pleasant. I also love the smaller class sizes. Registration is on the 22nd!

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good luck
Saturday, October 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

we have many of the same schools on our lists. good luck with the cycle!

Good luck
Saturday, January 05 2008 at 07:00 PM

I am in the same spot as you. I am a fulltime parent as well so i know about the studing for the LSAT. I am takign my 3rd one in a couple of weeks.We have 4 of the same schools. So good luck.

Saturday, October 17 2009 at 08:00 PM

congrats on Cal Western!... I noticed you decided to attend Cal Western before getting the rest of your admissions decisions.. If you get into Southwestern will that change your decision since it is also in CA & a better school? Either way, good luck on the rest of this student parents gotta stick together :o)

Cal Western
Saturday, October 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats! Are you starting in Spring or Fall? I am anxiously awaiting hearing from them, but i think they are holding off until my new LSAT score shows up. Congrats again, maybe I'll see you around campus :)

Saturday, October 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

That's awesome you will start so soon! I actually will be visiting before making a decision, if I am accepted. The admissions have been great so far, very friendly. I also have a friend here in Vegas that attended CW, so that's a plus if i want to make the move back to vegas after school.

Cal Western
Thursday, September 03 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey congrats on going to CWSL. Are you going to start in Spring or Fall? Im starting in the spring. Probably see you around.

My friend
Saturday, October 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

loved Cal Western. He said the time in SD was a great experience for him. He is really doing well for himself right now, so it's a plus to see a CW grad not HAVE to work in SD after graduation, even if it's not the norm. The LSAT was a different process for me this time around. Last year i didn't study at all; this year i took the TestMasters so I knew more of the process, but of course i felt like i could get a 160+ or a 148, haha Congrats again!

Friday, August 15 2008 at 08:00 PM

before making such a decision you should consider Golden Gate it is pretty good I have loved the experience up to this point. You have a few options and should wait to hear from them.

Cal Western
Friday, August 07 2009 at 08:00 PM

I was considering Cal Western for Aug term. I see that you are about if not already started school. What do you think so far? Any input would be appreciated!

Cal Western
Friday, August 07 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I am sure that you are very busy. I really loved San Diego when I was there over the summer. I am pretty sure that is where I want to go. Hoping I will get a decent scholarship to allow me to go out there. So I might see ya around in Aug!!! Thanks again for the info. It helped!

How's it going
Saturday, October 24 2009 at 08:00 PM

at Cal Western? i saw you posted on another profile and thought I'd drop you a line. looks like you made the right choice. My decision was mailed yesterday...hope to see you in the Fall!