- Dean's list
- LGBT applicant (maybe it'll have some weight at Yeshiva/Cardozo. HA!!!)
- Employed in attorney services since getting my BA in 2008. Positions held: Post-Judgment Legal Clerk, Attorney Relations Rep. Experience in debtors rights and workers' compensation law. Noted in my resume.
- Paralegal and trial prep experience
- [Insert LSAT excuse here.]
GOAL: Anything but BigLaw (speaking from loads of work experience.) I've been fitting in well with smaller, established boutique firms in/around San Francisco and I see myself working in one and eventually having my own practice... Lucky to have some clients (attorneys) to offer me advice and really show me the ropes. The Bay Area is an amazing place to do some quality networking.
SCHOOL CRITERIA: I'm looking for a PT program (Would do the full-time thing, but I'm trying to hold down a part-time job in order to pay off medical bills from an accident last year. Ouch.)
Good luck! ... Even though I'm probably in direct competition with you for a seat at these schools :)
1/25/2011: In at Cardozo!!!! Didn't think I had a shot. I owe it to my personal statement. I'm still set on SCU or USF (sorry NYC, I'm a California boy), but this is still exciting news. Good cycle!! All admits - just waiting for Seton.
1/19/2011: In at USF! Admitted to two of my first choice schools.
12/6/2010: In at Rutgers-Newark... in sunny, scenic New Jersey!
12/2/2010: In at Santa Clara via status check! Also got the formal acceptance letter in the mail the same day. Attending the meeting for Early Action admits on 1/26/2011.
11/24/2010: In at McGeorge via snail mail. It's my safety but this is still pretty exciting. The admission note came with a handwritten note from Asst. Dean Barrett inviting me to their school. It may be a good choice since I'm considering a gov't/public service path and the school's right by the State Capitol (which appears to love McG grads).
That decision came quick. And got some pretty generous $$ from the Barrister Award Scholarship, too.
11/26/2010: Online Status Check at Santa Clara reads "In Committee" on the 23rd, and "Decision Letter Sent" on the 24th. That was quick... Not sure if that's a good sign or not. I'm actually pretty nervous about this one. My LSAT is only 1 point above their 25th%ile for PT. Any day now...
11/26/2010: Got a little envelope from Cardozo. I thought it was a rejection letter, but it turned out to be a letter from OutLaws. Whew.
11/29/2010: Online Status Check at SCU says my decision letter was sent on 11/24. Waiting impatiently.
11/30/2010: Took USD off my list. I keep hearing how conservative it is relative to other schools. Plus, their specialty is tax law. Not sexy. Maybe I'll apply to Brigham Young... just to be funny.
J.K. I'm just being a jerk. I'm really not that shallow :)