wolffstar (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
California Western School of Law Accepted A Type: RA $48,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Accepted W Type: RA $36,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of the Pacific Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Golden Gate University Accepted W Type: RA $20,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Southwestern University School of Law Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Chapman University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Oregon Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Santa Clara University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Nebraska Lincoln Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Miami Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Seattle University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Rutgers State University Newark Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Northwestern University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of San Francisco Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Arizona State University Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Penn State University (Dickinson) Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 154
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.96
  • Degree GPA: 2.96
  • School Type: UC
  • Major: Sociology

Demographic Information

  • City: Los Angles
  • State: California
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

ICA Athlete- Water Polo

Additional info & updates

BA in 1998

5-8-07: I feel like the battle is almost over. I can almost sit down now. What a tough game of musical chairs - geeez! After spending last Friday at Scholar's Day at California Western, I'm feeling really good about going there. I've vacilated between Cal Western and Thomas Jefferson since last November. Its becoming clear to me that although the staff at TJ is very nice and the schools is as solid as nearly any 4th tier school (many bar pass rates do fluctuate), California Western has ground-breaking programs and is at the least on the top of the 4th tier schools. UOP - oh UOP- where are you? U of Miami - accept me NOW or forever hold your piece. Penn State - thank God for your football team. Your name recognition seems one of the best things about you. And Golden Gate - you seem like a good place for future litigators. But ABA probation? No No. Plus, why go to you when Cal Western offered me $48,000. I applied to your public interest scholarship. That $15,000 would have meant a lot to me. Its a shame I didn't get it. Still thinking I should take another LSAT class (aside from Testmaster, which I already took - went up 2 points) and take the LSAT again. Three of my practice LSATS (test from past years) were 159s and one was a 160. Obviously, those scores would put me in a whole different range. But, I hear the LSAT is getting harder and more questions are going to Reading Comp (by far, my least favorite section). I'm 31 years old. I graduated from college 9 years ago. I'm ready to go to Law School ThIS year.

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abreadcrumbnfish cannot follow direction
Thursday, February 15 2007 at 07:00 PM

i have similar numbers as you. My first choice is Rutgers Newark. Did you apply full-time or part-time? Just want to get a sense of where I'm at right now with them.

Lisa
Thursday, March 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey wolffstar, it looks like we have about the same numbers and got accepted and rejected at the same schools so far. I'm still waiting on U of O and USF. I'm not too optimistic though. Do you know where you want to go yet?

U of P
Sunday, June 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hi, Wolffstar. Is UoP your next "1st choice"? I figure if I get accepted by UoP, I'll go to law school this fall. If I don't, then I'll retake the LSAT. I'm still bummed about SCU, but I knew my chances of getting in weren't too good.

Choices
Wednesday, March 21 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thomas Jefferson has actually been doing quite a nice song and dance for me. There was a time that I would have told you I would much rather go to UOP, but not anymore. For me, there is something to be said for the admissions people that really go after you and the ones that are just taking their fine time in even admitting me. Most likely, I think I'm going to TJ. If I don't like, I'll just transfer. If I do get into UOP's day program though, I might see you there. But I feel like I'm only going to get into their night program. I'm 31 and want to do Law School in 3 years, not 4. Sometimes perhaps life is not where you start, rather where you end up. Good luck in whatever you do. I feel like you are going to get an amazing acceptance soon and you will go to that school and totally love it. Please write me when that happens and let me know.

see you
Saturday, February 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

at the admitted students' day thing at TJSL?

Pacific - McGeorge
Sunday, February 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Just my opinion but if you get into McGeorge then you should go there because it's significantly more respected than the other acceptances you have. I would also choose Cal Western over TJ since they are more respected in the San Diego community. You might also want to take an LSAT class and improve that score. I know that it can be done because my first practice test was a 144 and I got a 161 on the real thing. Try Kaplan Extreme, it worked for me. Yet if you don't want to go that route then good luck to you, I hope everything works out. I'm not trying to be a jerk, I just want to let you know that you can do better if you have the will to do so.

Thanks
Sunday, February 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your good vibes about Lewis and Clark wolffstar but I'm over that school. It was just a temporary love affair that had to do with the city more than the school. The school is great I'm sure but I'm not really as interested in environmental law anymore as in getting a certificate in governmental affairs. I too was shocked that they sent me a fee waiver and then deferred me. How did you like their event in LA? In regards to the Kaplan EXTREME class, it did improve all aspects of my test but I had the most improvement in games because I never did well on them. The class just brought up my games score to a manageable level. I know that many people go down on the real LSAT but I went up. My average was a 153 with a high of 157 so getting a 161 on the actual test was very thrilling. I did know that I had done better than before and was confident that I had scored in the low 160's so it was kind of expected in some way. I had set a goal of reaching a 161, one point above the minimum necessary to be considered smart, and achieved it so maybe if I had aimed higher I would have had a better score. I don't know much about the night program at McGeorge but if I were you I would take that over those tier 4 schools especially since you can transfer to the day program. I read some of your posts and you seem to think that transferring from one school to another is easy but it's not. Don't assume you'll be at the top of your class and please choose the school that you will be happiest at and have the best job prospects from. I know that one of your complaints is that you feel McGeorge doesn't want you but it's just takes some time for them to get all of the responses out, it doesn't mean that they don't want you. Seriously don't go to Thomas Jefferson! Do yourself and your future family a favor and go to McGeorge if you get in. I also agree with that dean that you talked. All of those schools are tier 4 and not worth going to if you have better options. You're not on the waitlist at McGeorge so you may still get in outright. I can tell you that the people at McGeorge are cool and friendly so don't think that you'll be missing out on that. That's one of the major reasons why I chose McGeorge. On top of that their office has always been prompt with sending me information and responses to my questions. You may think that this is because they are doing a song and dance for me but Southwestern wasn't this way. They totally sucked in this regard and they are a lower ranked school. Yes, you can accept a scholarship and then go somewhere else but I don't think that McGeorge will waitlist you for the part time program. I would send them a letter of continued interest and tell them that they are your number one choice. That might help get you in although it didn't work for me at Lewis and Clark. Instead they were rude and that totally changed my mind about their school. Good thing I found out before I attended. Also, American is not a top 30 school but is still tier 1 nonetheless. I am choosing McGeorge over Santa Clara, USD, Loyola (which I will get into off of the waitlist), and others because I liked McGeorge the best. Not only is the administration responsive but the students are friendly and their location in the capital with a certificate in governmental affairs really seemed to be right for me. In addition, I have wanted to move up north for a long time and now is my chance. I have visited USD, Southwestern, and McGeorge and liked McGeorge the most overall. Sure the other two had better libraries but I'm going to law school to learn and make connections, not the library. USD dropped down to 85 so it's a marginal difference anyways but even if it was still ranked at the top of the second tier the job prospects would be the same as with McGeorge. No matter where you go in the second tier you still need good grades. So I might as well go to a school that is giving me a bunch of money, has friendly students and staff, has a specialty that interests me, is in a cleaner and more affordable city, has a growing job market and cheap housing. I do plan on buying a house after law school so I want to go to a city I wouldn't mind living in for a long time. It's a no brainer for me. Perhaps I will see you at McGeorge.

TJSL
Tuesday, August 30 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey thanks for the note! I have pretty much decided I will be at TJSL so Ill probably see you in the fall!

one more year
Sunday, June 11 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hi! Thanks for all the good thoughts. I'm putting off law school one more year. I know I can do better on the LSAT, and I at least have to try just once. I hope law school goes well for you. Bye!

GGU
Wednesday, January 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

How did you feel about the law school? I herd the building is a little run down etc.. were you able to meet any students? Thanks for your input!

hey wolffstar
Tuesday, January 09 2007 at 07:00 PM

as of now, im leaning towards southwestern, but if i get into uop, im going there. they are taking forever!!!!!!!!!

UOP
Wednesday, January 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

Just called Pacific to make sure my app didn't get lost. They said I would receive a decision by May 1st. I would assume most apps will hear by then also.

UOP
Wednesday, January 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

Just called Pacific to make sure my app didn't get lost. They said I would receive a decision by May 1st. I would assume most apps will hear by then also.

U of P
Friday, January 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Oh, i KNOW! McGeorge is really taking their sweet time... when they said by May 1st, I think that means they'll put letters in the mail on May 1st. As of right now, where are you leaning? For me, Cal Western seems like a good choice (for a bunch of reasons). I struggled between TJ and Cal West and decided that Cal West is a much better option for me and my goals. Good luck deciding!

Milad
Saturday, December 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

It wasn't even a decision for me. I've heard so many bad things about TJ, and have also seen their bar passage rate. Did you go to the scholar weekend at CW?

UOP
Wednesday, January 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

Well it is May 1. I guess I'm supposed to hear today so we'll see on that one! Let me know if you hear!

Cal Western
Friday, January 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Yes, I also went to the Scholar's Day (not the evening reception though, I had to work. I was bummed, it sounded like it was going to be a lot of fun). I was already leaning towards Cal Western, Friday just sealed the deal. I'm very much looking forward to starting there in the fall. How 'bout you, have you decided where you want to go?

San Diego Drinks
Sunday, February 11 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the comments on my page. I'd be glad to get a drink with you. I sent you an e-mail. :)

Yay!
Friday, January 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

I see you put up the little "A" next to Cal Western! Congrats on making a decision! San Diego is a very fun place to be out, my partner and I spend a lot of our social time in Hillcrest and Northpark and feel very at home. I hope you do, too! I'm down for drinks!

RE: TJSL & CW
Tuesday, May 15 2007 at 08:00 PM

when are their seat deposits due?

OF COURSE...
Saturday, February 24 2007 at 07:00 PM

we can and will hang out!!! i'm going to be playing capoeira and going to school, that's it. i can see why you chose CalWestern. $$ ;0) and some better numbers. you seem very cool and so i'm certain you'll do well wherever you go. that's just my take on it. the more motivated, the more likelihook you'll be even more succesful. now all we have to do is make it to August. i'm eating my face off trying to make it through these next few months. i have to keep telling myself to just RELAX and enjoy life as it is now. oh, where are you gonna live?

PSU
Thursday, October 19 2006 at 08:00 PM

i wrote an email to Penn State, the dean says they havent went to the waitlist yet