whocanitbenow (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#10 Villanova University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/24/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 04/27/07 Upd: 16 years
#9 Temple University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/24/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/21/06 Upd: 16 years
#4 Northwestern University F WL, Accepted A Type: Sent: 10/30/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 06/05/07 Upd: 16 years
#8 University of California Los Angeles Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/18/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/17/07 Upd: 17 years
University of Southern California Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/09/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 05/10/07 Upd: 17 years
#7 Cornell University Rejected D Type: Sent: 10/31/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/28/07 Upd: 17 years
#6 University of Virginia Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/07 Upd: 17 years
#2 University of Pennsylvania Rejected D Type: Sent: 10/19/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/17/07 Upd: 17 years
#3 Columbia University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/23/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/16/07 Upd: 17 years
#1 Harvard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/24/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/07 Upd: 17 years
#5 Georgetown University Rejected Type: Sent: 10/23/06 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/06 Upd: 17 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 175
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.2
  • Degree GPA: 2.2
  • School Type: swarthmore
  • Major: religion

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Race: native american
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

6 years out of school
founded a private tutoring company and consult for innovative green real estate development company.

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open to advice
Sunday, April 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

haven't talked to a law school advisor, but i am fairly confident that few other swarthmore grads in general, let alone those applying for further degrees, had as poor GPAs as I did. My interests in the law are much more inclined towards the philosophical questions the law seeks to tackle and I have been finding that only the top tier schools seem to pay much attention to this subject. Or at least that's what people have been telling me anecdotally. I don't count my chances of acceptance at any of these schools to be particularly great, but that said, I would definitely prefer to pursue my interest in the legal field from a different angle (MA to PhD perhaps) than go to a school that was more geared towards preparing one in the more pedestrian aspects of the law. If you have any advice about other programs, please let me know. My list is a combo of schools I particularly liked and fee waivers I received.

Native American URM Status
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Don't forget, as a Native American he will have a fantastic advantage. It is one of the most URM in law. That coupled with his interesting work experience and awesome LSAT, should be more than enough for at least one of these schools. Best of luck, keep me posted as I will be curious to see where you end up.

agree with legallatin
Friday, September 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yea I agree with LegalLatin...the OP is in great shape, especially for Northwestern who loves WE.

A Deferral = A Good Chance!
Saturday, September 02 2006 at 08:00 PM

Don't despair. Cornell's adcom thinks you merit a good look. They could have rejected you outright, but they find your application compelling. My prediction is that they will admit you, but not until some time later in the admissions cycle. In the meantime, stay posiive. You will definitely be going to law school next fall. Count on it!

Good luck
Thursday, August 17 2006 at 08:00 PM

Good luck, fellow high-LSAT low-GPA rigorous-undergrad-curriculum applicant.

Sunday, April 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

thanks for all the encouragement. to radin: class of '00. not sure how my chances look at any of these schools, but have sent in supplementary material to both penn and cornell.

small world
Monday, October 23 2006 at 08:00 PM

we probably crossed paths at some point. I came in with '01. Keeping my fingers crossed for you...

good luck
Monday, November 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

good luck from another swattie...i'm rooting for all of us!

Sunday, April 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

i sent in a letter along with my card to stay on their waitlist. we'll see. i would only go there if they gave me some money, which seems exceptionally unlikely. just a terrible cycle. i know my GPA was as low as it gets, but i've been out of school for a while and doesn't anyone need an LSAT median boost?! i guess there's still NU and UCLA, but things are looking bleak.

Sunday, April 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

hey, t hanks for the input. I have written them 2 letters to date and am writing a 3rd right now. I have expressed that they are my absolute top choice and, i think, done a good job of backing that up. i didn't bring my diversity up in this last letter i am writing (should i?), but i did send a diversity statement in with my original app. any advice is helpful. i would LOVE to be at NU.

i am considering that
Sunday, April 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

not sure what i might do differently in my marketing scheme (sent in an A paper btw, thanks NU1L), but i am certainly open to advice. i think my GPA was just *so* low that there were enough people with 2.7/2.8 and high LSATs that they didn't need to dent their GPA percentiles even more by accepting me. my last hope is NU (UVA was non-priority out of state waitlist), whose program i actually preferred to some higher ranked schools. i also didn't really apply to schools in the 20-50 range but i'm not sure i would in a new cycle either. any advice on how to market myself better? i am fairly competent writer and think that my essays, of which i always wrote the maximum number for each school, were effective and made me stood out.

Sunday, April 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

hey everyone, thanks for all the support. hopefully i'll be seeing some of you in chicago like NU1L. very excited, but now how to find an apt from thailand where i am until august 1?

Truly Awesome!
Saturday, September 02 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations! Great things happen to good people who never give up. I wish you the very best at NU and in your next quest of becoming a professor. Blessings!