Interested in sports law, I want to be the next Irwin Mandel. I think this site is very helpful and I would be happy to share any information about myself regarding my cycle. I have gained a realistic insight to what my chances are and have gained some inspiration as well. Good Luck to everyone.
11/15: Got in to U of Miami. I am veeeerrrryyyyy happy and I hope the success continues.
11/20: Directed letter of recommendation for UCLA done, I will be applying tomorrow on my birthday, hopefully that will be a good sign.
12/5: Complete and in review at DePaul and Chicago-Kent....So 8 schools are complete and in review....some of these decisions will probably make or break my Xmas....Hopefully, I get into at least one of my top four.
12/12: Good News First: In at DePaul. I received an e-mail and a phone call. Packet with scholarship information is in the mail. SOOO happy nice early xmas present......
Bad news: I am nervous about my Real estate law final....I feel like I could've done better.
1/3: So my first rejection from Minnesota finally came...I'm not too disappointed because it was expected and the acceptance to DePaul softened the blow... In other news Letter from the Dean of my department should be going out today, hopefully it gets there before AdComms make their decisions.
1/7: Shocked and confused by the Chapman Waitlist...So much for them being a safety.
1/13 Part 1: This waiting game is ridiculous....Of the schools I have left, only 3 gave me status checkers, and I only care about getting into one of those...I'm considering withdrawing my apps from a few of these schools, but I have already sunk in the application fees and I want to see what adcomms think of me. In other news, DePaul sent me a T-shirt, which I may try to exchange for a sweatshirt because it is 12 degrees in Chicago right now!!!! Here goes nothing....
Part 2: I got waitlisted at Northwestern I am soooo excited and blessed that I wasn't flat out rejected. I have a chance to show them second semester grades, a new LOR , and on OCI.....Only an acceptance could have made me happier today.....
1/24: Out at UCLA...No love from California....Maybe I'm supposed to move... Who knows...Life is good otherwise so I'm keeping my head up.
1/29: In at Southwestern with a nice scholarship although it pales in comparison to DePaul's offer... Nice to hear something from someone...I was starting to get a little frustrated with the string of rejections.
2/9: So my cousin who is a lawyer was named one of the 60 most influential people in her state (can I put that in my LOCI to Northwestern?) lol....working to finish my FAFSA and more waaaaaaaaaiiiting
2/13: Waitlisted at Cardozo...ehhh...Waiting is painful...but networking is making everything great.
2/25: Sent off my LOCI to Cardozo...sending the "pretty please accept me off of the waitlist" package to Northwestern tomorrow...Excited to be visiting all 3 of my Chicago schools in 2 weeks (biggest interview of my life coming up too... Dun dun dun).
3/5: All quiet on the western front...but traveling to Chicago next week for an important interview, school visits and a tour of the city...
3/14: So it's my last day in the Chi and my gf and I loved it. I loved Chicago-Kent and Northwestern (DePaul not so much). The people are nice , there is great food, public transportation is sooo much better than in LA. I could really see myself moving here. Oh and the architecture is beautiful lightyears ahead of Downtown LA. We shall see where this loooong admissions process takes me.
3/23: A day off from work is always welcome, but it leaves me to contemplate the impending law school decisions. Southwestern in the backdrop of sunny California, with its Entertainment Law Center, but a T4 nonetheless, or DePaul: an old building with top 25 IP law program and good job prospects in Chicago, which is a great city, but the location under the El does not seem like a worthwhile learning environment (Plus the other bad vibes I got when I visited). Decisions Decisions
3/26: Finally some action...but not the decision I wanted...Rejected at USC. I put the seat deposit down at Southwestern today and I am awaiting the showdown between DePaul & Miami for the second seat deposit. 4 schools left on the list and I can honestly see myself at any one of them. To Be Continued............
4/1: In at Chicago-Kent via e-mail. One of my top 4 choices...No word of scholarship money yet though. Loyola made a decision on 3/30, but I haven't received it yet, which is weird because I live 15 minutes away and I could've picked it up on my way to work. Hopefully it is an acceptance, as they have moved up on my personal rankings list. 4-3-3. I feel truly blessed.
4/2: THE GREATEST 12 hours eveeeerrrr!!!! lol I got in to Loyola Law School....I have to attend a summer institute, but as long as I attend and participate, I can attend class in the fall. Weird, but I am excited for all the practice I will get. God works in mysterious ways, throughout most of this cycle I had my heart set on DePaul/Chicago-Kent, and I could have cared less about Loyola, but after my trip, I see the benefits of living in L.A. especially for what I want to do and I actually got in at Loyola. Very excited. Now I just need to find some money. I probably will be withdrawing from Miami and DePaul within the next week.
4/6: 10k per year from Chicago-Kent is tempting but given my desire to eventually practice in CA, I think Loyola is the frontrunner, although I do love Kent's various programs. I have a week to decide because the deposit at Chicago-Kent is due next week. Positive decision from Northwestern(hopefully with money) and Cardozo(would need money) could sway me from Loyola. Will withdraw from Miami by the end of the week.
4/15: Officially withdrawing from Chicago-Kent today. It was a little painful, but in the end I think Loyola is a better fit for me. Barring a miraculous Northwestern acceptance, I'll be spending at least 3 more years in the sunny confines of Southern California. Sweeeeeeet !!!! haha Now to meet some of my classmates on Friday and make the most of this wonderful opportunity.
4/17: So I went to Loyola for it's "preview day" and.......I loved it. The students are so welcoming it's amazing. I met a Dean, the Presidents of APALSA, BLSA, La Raza, and the face of the website (haha). Even the mock class on contracts was interesting. You can really tell that the alumni and faculty look out for dedicated students. They are trying to work on their name recognition in transactional law through a series of clinical courses where you get to work on a deal from start to finish. And even though it looks like a prison on the outside, inside is actually really nice. The architecture had some serious aesthetic value haha. Maybe you can tell I am excited about going to Loyola. I am. If Northwestern accepts me then fine, I'll make that decision when the time comes. Pretty geeked for August.
4/24: Northwestern Rejection-so my cycle is basically over. I am just curious to see if Cardozo will let me in. All in all I am very happy with my cycle. Now to be a student all over again, which means a new batch of sweatshirts and business cards. haha.
5/6: Trying to get my foot in the door with this whole sports law thing before school starts; so far 1/1
5/8: Cycle officially over!!!! Cardozo was taking way too long to get back to me, so I decided to save us both time. 5-4-2, Going to Loyola and I couldn't be happier.