ragstoriches (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of California Los Angeles Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/26/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/02/08 Upd: 13 years
Columbia University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/03/08 Upd: 14 years
New York University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 11/02/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/15/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Virginia F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/02/08 Upd: 14 years
Emory University Accepted Type: RA $54,000 Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/07 Upd: 14 years
Duke University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/24/08 Upd: 14 years
Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/08 Upd: 14 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/31/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Pennsylvania F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/31/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/02/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/28/08 Upd: 14 years
Vanderbilt University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Georgia Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/06/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/08 Upd: 14 years
Georgia State University Accepted Type: RA Sent: 10/31/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/24/08 Upd: 14 years
Georgetown University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/02/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/05/08 Upd: 14 years
Mercer University Accepted Type: RA $108,000 Sent: 11/01/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/07/07 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 156
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.71
  • Degree GPA: 3.7
  • School Type: 4th tier national university
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: Atlanta
  • State: Georgia
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Political Science major with a Certificate in European Union Studies

Honors:
-Graduated Magna Cum Laude
-Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honor Society
-Honors Program: Advanced Honors Award
-Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
-Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society
-Golden Key International Honor Society
-The National Scholars Honor Society
-Student Government Supreme Justice Award
-Hope Scholarship Award 2001 2006
-Deans List: Summer 2001, Spring 2003, Fall 2003
-Faculty Scholar: Summer 2004, Spring 2005, Summer 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006
-Faculty Scholarship Award
-Deans Scholarship Key Award

Organizations:
-Mock Trial Team
-Founder and President of Mock Trial Association
-Student Government Chief Justice & Bylaws Committee Chairperson
-Student Government Executive Committee
-Student Government Constitutional Committee
-Student Life and Development Committee
-Committee on Student Discipline
-Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Treasurer
-Honor Students Organization
-Pre-law Club
-Sociology Club
-Latin American Forum
-Latin American Students Association

GPA: 3.70 (cumulative) 3.88 (major)

Other Stuff:
-Born in 3rd world country
-1st generation high school & college graduate
-Worked 50-60hrs per week freshman & sophomore years and 40hrs per week junior and senior years
-Completely fluent in Spanish and English
-Excellent public relations and public speaking skills due to having made appearances on and/or spoken at Good Morning America, CNN, National Immigration Forum, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, A&E Channels Between The Lines, all Atlanta news stations, Salute 2 America Parade, People Magazine, Esquire Magazine, News Hour with Jim Leher, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Rockdale Citizen, The New York Times, National Public Radio (all this due to my brother's death in Iraq...he was one of the first foreign-born US casualties of the war).

Additional info & updates

12/7/07: Received letter of acceptance from Mercer along with a full-tuition scholarship!

12/13/07: Received a phone call from Emory's Dean of Admissions congratulating me on my acceptance!

01/05/08: Got rejected from Georgetown.

01/24/08: Got acceptance letter from Georgia State University! It didn't say anything about scholarship money; I hope that a letter to that effect comes soon.

01/25/08: Got accepted at UGA via status checker! I hope the package that's coming soon has a scholarship offer.

01/26/08: Got waitlisted at Vanderbilt.

01/28/08: Got rejected from UPenn (even though they gave me a fee waiver) and Chicago. I hope Emory and UGA cough-up some money as it looks like I'll be staying in Georgia.

01/09/08: Rejected by Yale.

02/15/08: Rejected by Harvard.

03/03/08: Put on "Hold" at Columbia. The letter said that they'll let me know their final decision by April 15th. I sent another letter of recommendation and a 1 page letter of continued interest from me. I hope this all works out!

03/13/08: Named a "Georgia Scholar" by Emory and received $54,000 to be divided over 3 years.

03/24/08: Waitlisted at Duke.

04/02/08: Waitlisted at University of Virginia.

04/15/08: Waitlisted at NYU.

04/18/08: Got a letter from Columbia putting me on the "First Reserve."

05/02/08: Rejected from UCLA.

*Looks like I'll be going to UGA unless one of the five schools that has waitlisted me accepts me during the summer.

06/02/08: Placed on "Second Reserve" at Columbia.

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Good luck
Tuesday, May 09 2006 at 08:00 PM

You have some amazing experience. I'm predicting a very good cycle for you. Good luck.

Diversity
Thursday, September 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the good words. You look to be the poster child for diversity! Good luck.

Sep. LSAT
Wednesday, March 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

How did your LSAT Pan out?

Emory
Thursday, November 15 2007 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Emory! That's my first choice and I applied back in September and I still haven't heard! I'm going crazy!

hello!
Friday, September 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Oh my God! I read this and I realized, I know this guy! We were on Mock Trial together, remeber me, haniyah? Congrats on GSU! I applied there as well so I'm hoping to hear soon. I hope I'll see you there at Moot Court! I spoke to Attorney Jones a few months back, he wrote my letter of recommendation for me. Hope to hear from you soon. Good luck!

Keep in touch
Friday, September 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for telling me! I think had I gotten a small envelope I would've trashed it! I applied to Emory but it's so expensive, I'm praying for GSU or UGA. I'll keep you posted. Keep in touch Fabian. - Haniyah

congrats
Sunday, January 13 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on Emory! We have similar numbers but you have much more soft factors; seems like you've worked really hard, I hope you get what you want! And thanks for giving me a glimmer of hope for my own Emory admission:)

hello
Friday, September 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

hey fabian, i got an email from GSU today inviting me to sme speaker events and congratulating my on my application. It said welcome to Georgia State but i havent gotten an acceptance letter yet so i dont want to get excited, did you get an email like that?

GSU
Friday, September 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey fabian, Got into GSU!!! Im so glad, my 1st choice.

Good Luck
Friday, February 08 2008 at 07:00 PM

Sorry about Yale. Looks like you have the "soft" factor wrapped up. Good luck on your remaining apps!

GSU
Friday, September 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

I think I'm settled on GSU. I don't want to move and I hate the idea if driving to Athens everyday. Emory would be great but $36,000 is so high. If I go to GSU I graduate with virtually no debt, thats the greatest feeling ever! So as it stands unless Emory will give me a load of $$, GSU is where I'm headed. Whats your top pick?

Yale Ding
Friday, October 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

How were you notified of the Yale ding?

congrats
Friday, September 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

well first off, congrats on the marriage (I didn't know you guys got married so I'm late). I would go to Emory if I got in and got enough money. But you know how something feels right? Georgia State just feels right. But I will still think about Emory and UGA. UGA is so far, will you commute or you guys going to move.

GSU
Sunday, January 27 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey, I was wondering what your GSU status said prior to your acceptance? I'm still waiting on them and I'm getting really nervous and worried... my status currently says "Being reviewed by committee" or something like that... let me know. thanks!

UGA
Friday, September 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

well thats good that you guys can move and save some money! I am stuck here, my hubby works in Alpharetta, kids like their school, and we just got a new home so I wouldn't be able to move. I sent my deposit to GSU this weekend, so I guess I'm done. still haven't heard from UGA or Emory, but I dont want to fork over all that money for Emory so it doesnt matter whether I get in or not. I guess I'll be a GSU Alumni twice! What kind of law do you want to get into? I want to do IP, patent and antitrust.

Hello
Monday, July 16 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hi there, Congrats on all of your acceptances! We have a lot in common (URM, EC's, GPA, etc.). Best wishes to you this cycle. Stay in touch! aniedrich84

Congrats...
Monday, July 16 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hi ragstoriches, Thank you for the good luck wishes! I hope that you are right. I will let you know when I decide where to go. Best of luck to you too! -aniedrich84

Virginia & Columbia
Monday, July 16 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hi ragstoriches, I actually withdrew from UVA to make room for other applicants because I think I'd be happier at U. Mich. than UVA. So, the top 3 schools I'm still considering are the only schools I'm still in the running at - Yale, Columbia and U. Mich.. And yes, while waiting is hard, it's so worth it. :) Best of luck to you! -aniedrich84

emory
Friday, September 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Good job with the Emory scholarship! so are you thinking about them or still UGA?

Congrats...
Monday, July 16 2007 at 08:00 PM

ragstoriches, Thanks for your congratulatory words! I'm really excited about Michigan too. Best of luck to you as you wait for more decisions! But hey, Emory and the other schools that you have as choices are all great, too. Best wishes! -aniedrich84