tcgoestolawschool (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
University of Chicago graph Rejected 01/10/20 01/11/20 01/24/20 03/25/20 3 days
University of Miami graph Accepted 02/25/20 02/26/20 02/26/20 03/12/20 15 days
Washington University in St Louis F graph Pending 02/19/20 02/25/20 02/28/20 -- 19 days
University of California Los Angeles graph Rejected 01/10/20 01/13/20 01/21/20 03/04/20 24 days
Harvard University graph Rejected 01/11/20 01/13/20 01/16/20 02/27/20 30 days
University of Southern California F graph Rejected 01/07/20 01/08/20 01/09/20 02/26/20 1 month
Georgetown University graph Pending 02/21/20 02/22/20 02/24/20 -- 1 month
University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Rejected 01/07/20 01/10/20 01/20/20 02/24/20 1 month
Yale University graph Rejected 01/20/20 01/21/20 01/22/20 02/21/20 1 month
Vanderbilt University F graph Pending 02/19/20 02/21/20 02/21/20 -- 1 month
Florida State University F graph Pending 02/18/20 02/19/20 02/20/20 -- 1 month
Cornell University F graph Rejected 01/07/20 01/08/20 01/08/20 02/20/20 1 month
University of Florida F graph Rejected 01/07/20 01/07/20 01/09/20 02/18/20 1 month
University of California Berkeley graph Pending 02/15/20 02/16/20 02/17/20 -- 1 month
Duke University graph Pending 02/03/20 02/04/20 02/04/20 -- 1 month
University of Pennsylvania F graph Rejected ED 01/07/20 01/07/20 01/08/20 01/30/20 1 month
Northwestern University F graph Pending 01/10/20 01/10/20 01/27/20 -- 2 months
University of Virginia F graph Pending 01/22/20 01/24/20 01/24/20 -- 2 months
New York University graph Pending 01/09/20 01/10/20 01/21/20 -- 2 months
Columbia University F graph Pending 01/11/20 01/14/20 01/17/20 -- 2 months

Applicant Information

Obscure Private
Double S.T.E.M. Major
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Nontraditional applicant, switched careers from medicine to law
S.T.E.M. Masters
Dean's List, Honor Society, Honors College
Undergraduate Honors Research and Lab Assistant
Math Decathlon Team
K-12 Academic Tutor and College Counselor
Internship at a non-profit medical insurance company
Editor of an online magazine and the university newspaper
Team leader of a S.T.E.M. program at an underserved elementary school
Founder and President of two on-campus organizations
Held leadership roles in all other on-campus organizations
Chamber Music Orchestra and University Choral
Assistant Director of a children's theater company
Lots of community service including initiating an abroad community service project
Involved in a current democratic campaign
Bilingual, First Gen American, Latina, LGBTQ+
Strong LORs (had a Dean tell me both of my letters were outstanding, one of those being a one in a million!)
Strong PS, DS, GPA/LSAT Addendum (revealed T2/T3 personal softs in DS and Addendum), Upward GPA trend
Wrote Why Penn, Michigan, Duke, Berkeley and UF, UCLA Programmatic Contribution, Harvard Joint Degree statement, CLS Fun Facts Section, Georgetown Top 10 List; Disclosed family connection to UChicago, UVA and Penn (cousin attended and sibling currently attending, respectfully); Disclosed GRE score when necessary; Sent DS and Addendum to every school. Fingers crossed!


09/2019: Unsolicited fee waivers from Cornell, Penn, Vanderbilt, Michigan, USC, Notre Dame, WashU, Emory, UF; Emails from HLS for online and information sessions; Unsolicited snail mail from Michigan Dean including handwritten note encouraging applying
10/2019: Unsolicited snail mail from HLS + HLS affinity groups (including handwritten note from a student) encouraging applying
11/2019 Boston College unsolicited fee waiver; Northwestern solicited fee waiver; LSAT retake
12/2019: LSAT score release (158 -> 161); Overall increase 11 points from first take
01/2020: Unsolicited CLS fee waiver, email from the Dean, and snail mail from affinity groups encouraging applying; New Years email from KJ reminding to apply; UVA solicited fee waiver (Requested one from Georgetown and was denied)
02/2020: Got nervous after Penn ED2 and UF dong and submitted last minute applications Duke, Berkeley, Vanderbilt, WashU, Georgetown, UM and FSU (Blanketing most of the T20s and adding more in-state options); Figured the wider the net, the better! Trying to stay positive and not let all the waiting go to my head - harder said than done!
03/19/20: Decided to add another academic LOR and send my GRE scores (high Verbal and perfect Writing score, but low Quant) to all pending schools in an effort to boost my application. LOR writer has written me very strong ones in the past and can attest to my intellectual promise and the academic rigor of my undergraduate program, which will help offset my low GPA. Figured I would give it all I could at this point in the cycle. Fingers crossed!
01/13: Northwestern Kira Invite, Completed on 01/23 - felt like I did really well on it and represented myself and personality genuinely! Fingers crossed!
01/30: Penn ED2 Dong; Was anticipating a waitlist considering the strength of my soft factors, very compelling Why Penn statement and the fact that I have a sibling currently attending, but knew that they're more traditional in their admissions process. Pretty difficult loss, but guess it wasn't meant to be!
02/18: UF Dong; Applied last year with a much lower LSAT score and was waitlisted, so it came as a surprise and major loss. Received emails all year encouraging applying as well. Was counting on UF to be my in-state option. Guess it wasn't mean't to be!
02/20: Cornell Dong; Since I was UR2 two weeks ago, was expecting a Kira invite or a dong, so it wasn't unsurprising.
2/21: Yale Dong; Totally expected, but still stings. Hope they enjoyed my Y250! Glad I shot my shot!
02/24: Michigan Dong; One of my personal favorites. Guess it wasn't meant to be!
02/26: USC Dong; Applied last year and was donged too. Guess it wasn't mean't to be!
Fingers crossed that my luck changes soon!
02/27: Harvard Dong; Absolutely expected, but still was holding onto hope for a JS1. Glad I shot my shot and hope they enjoyed my application!
03/04: UCLA Dong; Had a feeing it was coming. Applied last cycle with a much lower LSAT score and was donged as well. Guess it wasn't meant to be?
- Starting to lose a bit of hope as the dongs keep coming. Fingers crossed my luck changes soon! -
03/12: Accepted to UM; Finally broke the dong streak! Expected given my stats, but still very exciting given the fact I was waitlisted last year!
03/25: Chicago Dong. Very much expected, but stings deeply. They were my top choice and I felt as though they were a perfect fit, if they were willing to take a chance on me. Theres always transfer?

Visitor Comments

  • Good luck.
  • Monday, January 06 2020 at 04:17 PM

Looks like yours is an experiment in epic soft factors. Interested to see how yours all turn out. Why not UVA, and Georgetown? both are known for occasionally finding gems at or below their 25% numbers, and sometimes offering them good scholarships.

- 2ndCareer

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