talknerdytome (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 University of Southern California Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/04/09 Rec: 01/05/09 Comp: 01/21/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/18/09 Upd: 13 years
#2 Fordham University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/09/09 Rec: 01/09/09 Comp: 01/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/09 Upd: 13 years
#3 Boston College Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 01/11/09 Rec: -- Comp: 01/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
#5 Loyola Law School Accepted W Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 01/04/09 Rec: 01/05/09 Comp: 01/06/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/05/09 Upd: 13 years
#3 University of California Hastings Accepted A Type: RA $17,900 Sent: 01/04/09 Rec: 01/05/09 Comp: 01/05/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/09 Upd: 13 years
#4 University of California Davis Accepted W Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 01/04/09 Rec: 01/05/09 Comp: 02/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/02/09 Upd: 13 years
#1 University of California Los Angeles Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/05/09 Rec: -- Comp: 01/27/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/20/09 Upd: 13 years
#2 Boston University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/09/09 Rec: 01/09/09 Comp: 01/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
#1 University of California Berkeley Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/04/09 Rec: 01/05/09 Comp: 01/14/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/09 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 163
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.67
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Large Public
  • Major: Criminal Justice

Demographic Information

  • City: Los Angeles Suburbs
  • State: California
  • Race: Mexican
  • Gender: -
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Worked 24-36hrs week through undergrad
Musician
Hardly Any Softs
URM From LA Suburban Area
Single digit handicap for golf! Haha.

Additional info & updates

5-13-09: Loyola is aggressively pursuing me. Getting calls from Criminal Justice professors and they upped my scholarship by $12,000 or $4,000/yr. Professor hinted that if money is the issue they may be able to up my $$, however I still don't think that even if they make Loyola significantly less than Hastings (which would require about another $10,000 worth of money), would I consider going to LLS; they opportunities at Hastings don't seem able to be overlooked.

5-1-09: Deposits down for Hastings and housing. SF-bound.

4-15-09: So, after declining UC Davis admission as the deadline was today; I finally realized that they put their financial award letter online instead of sending it via snail mail (as Hastings and Loyola chose to do). $10,000 grant and a $5,000 scholarship. Makes the cost of attending Hastings and Davis roughly the same (within a few hundred dollars), however it is still difficult to look over the opportunities that Hastings offers.

Hastings:
Within walking (less than 2 blocks) distance of...
City Hall
Federal Court
U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals
California Supreme Court
Local Court
A short walk (about 7-10 blocks) of the downtown financial district and SoMA, home to many firms.
Awesome burritos around town (especially in the mission).
2 streets up from the BART station and Market Street.

Only cons:

In the Tenderloin....but we have good security!

I think I've made up mind, barring any kind of spectacular package from the waitlisted colleges.

4-10-09: Its about 11pm...just checked my email and received a 10,000/yr Dean's renewable scholarship! FTW!!!!! That gives me about $17900/year! Goo Goo Ca Choo!

4-7-09: Received my award letter from UC Hastings. In addition to normal financial aid I'm getting a hastings grant for 3950/semester. Its free money that doesn't have to be paid back based on financial need.

4-6-09: Just got back from SF and Hastings. Wow. 99% sure I'm going to Hastings.

4-2-09: Flying up to SF tomorrow to check out Hastings and attend the new admit day. Yay. Also, checked Davis' status checker and I'm accepted! I'll check them out next week.

3-28-09: Bada bing! UCHastings acceptance. Yay.

3-26-09: Checked online status at Fordham: waitlisted. I'd like an acceptance now please.

3-21-09: Rejected at UCLA. Boo. Oh well. Was a big "reach" school for me.

3-20-09: Under review at Hastings (found out through an email) and should receive a decision soon. Also have been under evaluation at Davis all week. Here's to some good news this week.

3-19-09: USC Waitlist, Boston U rejection. Not a bad sign regarding my chances with Hastings.

3-11-09: Waitlisted at Boston College. A good sign; I'm not rejected.

3-9-09: Still waiting for anything from a school other than Berkeley or Loyola...and all my financial aid stuff was sent in before the deadline in March.

2-17-09: Berkeley's snail mail rejection. They admit to being subjective. Funny rejection letter.

2-16-09: Still waiting on other schools. Hopefully something comes in tomorrow over the long weekend (other than that Berkeley rejection letter). I think i'll end up going to Hastings, as long as I get in.

2-10-09: No letter, but checked application status for Berkeley and I'm rejected. It was a longshot anyway, oh well.

2-6-09: Accepted at Loyola! 63,000 over 3 years. Yay!

2-5-09: Just checked Loyola's website and they made a decision. Should know tomorrow or Saturday.

1-28-09: Under review at Berkeley. Ugh.

1-26-09: I had a dream last night that I got into Loyola with a 21k per year scholarship. Pretty sweet. Then I woke up =(

1-17-09: Checking the mailbox everyday religiously for news of an acceptance. As long as I get one then I'll be content.

1-14-09: Complete at Berkeley! Now I get to get my first rejection letter! Haha...um...hopefully not?

Took LSAT first time, on my birthday, in Vegas, for a 163. Afterwords I won a few grand at the craps tables and got drunk.

Disappointed that I missed 3 on logic games...which I usually ace. It may make the difference between me getting into some of the better schools.

1/10/09: Well that's what I get for waiting for one more letter of rec before I started sending out my app. I hope it doesn't screw up my chances too much.

Loyola is my lowest safety school. Hastings and Davis are my "ideal" safety schools; all the other schools are longshots, but i hope my URM status might help me to get in.

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Good luck
Friday, October 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats and good luck on the cycle man.

Loyola
Tuesday, December 02 2008 at 07:00 PM

:( I've got slightly better numbers than you and I didn't get any money at Loyola! I'm jealous.

Wednesday, December 10 2008 at 07:00 PM

Nothing from them yet. I will post as soon as I hear something though. Good luck!

USC WL
Wednesday, November 12 2008 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, I'd take a waitlist over a rejection any day. Hopefully we'll get in!

love the name
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

amazing

Congrats on the UCs
Tuesday, March 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats! How did you find out about your scholarship info? Did you apply for the awards or did they just notify you via email/snail mail that you received them?