santaclarahopeful (2022-2023)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
Temple University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/08 Upd: 14 years
Santa Clara University PT WL, Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 07/09/08 Upd: 14 years
Southwestern University School of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
University of San Diego WL, Accepted Type: RA $60,000 Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 06/15/08 Upd: 14 years
University of Nevada Las Vegas Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/21/08 Upd: 14 years
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
University of San Francisco PT WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Whittier Law School Accepted W Type: RA $5,000 Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: 12/10/07 Comp: 12/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/08 Upd: 14 years
Golden Gate University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: 11/10/07 Comp: 11/20/07 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/07 Upd: 14 years
University of the Pacific Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: 12/10/07 Comp: 12/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/25/08 Upd: 14 years
Chapman University Accepted W Type: RA $64,500 Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: 11/10/07 Comp: 12/10/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/08 Upd: 14 years
California Western School of Law Accepted W Type: RA $64,000 Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: 11/10/07 Comp: 12/10/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/08 Upd: 14 years
Arizona State University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/20/08 Upd: 14 years
University of California Hastings Rejected Type: SP Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/15/08 Upd: 14 years
Pepperdine University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: 12/10/07 Comp: 12/15/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/25/08 Upd: 14 years
Loyola Law School Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/30/07 Rec: 12/10/07 Comp: 01/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/15/08 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 159
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.8
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: state school
  • Major: -

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: California
  • Race: Asian
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

nothing much, really. few groups and 2 years WE out of undergrad.

great letters of rec ( I read 2/3 of them and they seemed to be great to me).

really personal personal statement. I honestly think that this is what got me money from many schools that I didn't expect to, and this also got me into schools that I didn't expect to as well.

Additional info & updates

With my gpa, I had to make sure I had a bunch of safeties. The goal was to be as close to the Bay Area as possible while also getting into the best school I could, since that's where I want to be when I'm done. All dates are approximate. I remember the month and around the week I received each response from, but the exact date is sketchy.

December: GGU gives me full ride while on X-Mas break. This is a worst-case scenario.

January: Whittier, CalWestern, Chapman, and Southwestern get a hold of me. I'm excited about the scholly Chapman and CalWestern have given me, and shocked by the lack of money thrown at me by Whittier and SW. Maybe they knew I only applied as a safety and wanted to gauge my interest? Anyway, Chapman becomes my #1 at this moment, since housing is not a factor (I live in the area with a relative).

February: Rejection time. Rejected by Hastings (I applied LEOP due to personal statement) and Arizona State (no surprise here, those damn fee waivers make it enticing though, even when you have little chance to crack in). Also waitlisted at USF.
Accepted at UoP, with money though. This becomes my first choice, but Chapman still is a compelling situation due to living with relative.

March: Quiet month. Got rejected by Pepperdine and waitlisted at Temple (damn fee waiver!). Withdrew from Temple since I want to stay in Cali anyway.

April: Rejected at Loyola (not even a waitlist???) but in part-time at USD and WL for the day program. Didn't want to do part time with no money, so I let the deposit deadline fly by with no response.

May: Waitlisted at Santa Clara, my top choice. Wanted full time so I stayed on the WL, even though I was told to switch to part-time for a better chance.

June: San Diego sends another letter. I thought it was going to be a "Thanks for not letting us know in writing that you didn't want us", but instead it was an offer for a grant of 60k (1/2 tuition) renewable every year. No GPA requirements at all. Stunned.

July: Switched to part-time at Santa Clara since I pretty much knew it was hopeless to stay on the WL with my GPA for the day program. A day later, I got a *surprise* call from them that I'm in. Immediately withdrew from every other school.

Finally got into the school that I want.

*This is my second cycle. Last year, I applied to 5 of the schools above (all T2) and was rejected by 4, WL at one (UoP). I had a few less points than my current score, and my PS was crap. Took another year off to study for the LSAT and perfect my application. Was practicing in the 165-168 range, got real nervous and choked on first section of actual test. Anyway, to everyone out there who is applying for next cycle, don't give up. Don't settle on a school just because you got in. Aim for a school you want to go, and if you can't hit that lsat be patient. I waited for 2 years, got a job, and enjoyed my life. No rush to get into law school, especially if its to be at one where the situation is not beneficial (a T3 or T4 that will make you pay full tuition). Good luck everyone!

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Good luck!
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Santa Clara is my number one school as well. Our numbers are similar, so I'm crossing my fingers for us both!

Good luck!
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Santa Clara is my number one school as well. Our numbers are similar, so I'm crossing my fingers for us both!

Good luck!
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Santa Clara is my number one school as well. Our numbers are similar, so I'm crossing my fingers for us both!

Hey
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

God I haven't on this thing forever! I just got back from a much needed vacation. So did you go to the minority meeting at SC? If you did, how was it?

why santa clara
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

I would have to say location is most important. I'm from that area and I miss living there. I also plan to practice in that area, so I might as well go to a school in the area. Plus I know someone who went there and he has nothing but great things to say about it.

San Jose State
Monday, February 26 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the advice. I went to school at San Jose State. I wouldn't mind going to Santa Clara either, it is a really good school. I really don't have the energy to take the LSAT again, I want to move on with my life...lol

High School
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

I went to Monta Vista High School. It's in Cupertino, near San Jose. My family still lives there so I would like to move back there. I'm so sick of LA.

THAT SUCKS
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

So I see you got rejected from USF as well. That totally blows. I feel this is the nail in the coffin and I don't feel too hopeful about Santa Clara. Ugh. Good luck on the rest of your apps. I know I'll need it.

Thanks
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

for the words of encouragement. However, I'm not getting my hopes up. I'm realistic and I am seriously thinking about preparing for the LSAT again. Maybe Powerscore? I studied their books last year and they seemed pretty good.

Bleh
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Have you heard from SC yet? Or any other CA law schools? I haven't logged on to this site for awhile since I didn't see the point. Cali law schools are sure taking their sweet ass time. I'm so over it at this point. I'll feel lucky if I get into Southwestern.

Southwestern
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

I just got a ding from Southwestern. It's made worse by the fact that so many applicants with similar numbers as mine were accepted or waitlisted. Santa Clara is starting to look like a lost cause. I hope you're doing ok. Have you heard any news from any schools?

too bad
Sunday, September 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

sucks that your #1 school rejected you. Good luck with the other schools.

Sorry
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

That you got rejected to SC. I'm waiting for mine in the mail as well. Do you really think you're going to take the LSAT again? I'm thinking of just going to GG and then transferring after a year. I mean, I don't want to waste another year studying for a test I can't stand. But I'm sure you will do better if you retake it. Did you apply to any other schools besides SC? Don't count out McGeorge. Whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best of luck.

Good luck
Thursday, January 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Do you plan to take the June LSAT? If you do, let me know how it goes. I know they've made some changes on the RC section, which is why I'm afraid to retake it. If I don't get accepted anywhere else, I might take the Oct LSAT and this time with a prep course.

congrats
Thursday, March 20 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptance to Santa Clara. Was it tough to give up 60k at USD for SC? Either way, congratulations and good luck this year!