Fox LSAT Alumni Spotlight: Claudia Carvajal

CarvajalI love hearing what my former LSAT students are doing in law school and beyond. Claudia Carvajal took a class from me and will be attending New York University School of Law this fall. I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Before taking the Fox LSAT course, I knew very little about the law school application process. The course taught me strategies that increased my LSAT score by over ten points, and it also demystified the application process in many different ways. Nathan is extremely accessible and willing to answer any questions I had. I received the best feedback from him on my personal statement than I did from anyone else whom I sent it to. I don't believe I could have found the kind of personalized LSAT preparation and support from any other company than I did with Fox LSAT.

I applied to a total of 18 schools. I was accepted into NYU, Columbia, University of Chicago, UC Davis, UCLA, Cornell, UC Berkeley, and University of Michigan. I was waitlisted at University of Pennsylvania and University of Virginia. I was rejected at Yale. My applications at Boston University, Duke, Georgetown, University of Southern California, Stanford, Harvard and University of Washington were still pending when I officially enrolled at NYU.

When submitting my application at NYU, there was a section that asked if I wanted to apply for any of their scholarships. After reading the criteria for each, I decided to apply for the AnBryce scholarship. Applicants are required to be the first in their family to pursue a graduate degree and have had to overcome some sort of hardship. I found out I was one of the finalists in late February and traveled to New York at the end of March for my interview.

A few days after my interview, I received a call that I was one of the recipients. The scholarship includes full tuition for all three years, countless networking events, job placements, social support, and a multitude of opportunities for mentorship. I immediately accepted the scholarship, withdrew all pending applications, and declined all current offers, as required by the scholarship. After law school, I am interested in working in public policy, with an emphasis on immigration policy.

Thanks for sharing what you’re doing, Claudia. Congratulations on your scholarship award and good luck as you start law school!

If you want to learn more about Claudia or connect with her, visit her on LinkedIn.

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