BLACKMAN1 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Alabama F Accepted W Type: RA $72,000 Sent: 09/24/11 Rec: -- Comp: 10/13/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
Campbell University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/30/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 10/11/11 Upd: 10 years
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/07/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
Florida State University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/11 Rec: -- Comp: 10/27/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#1 Louisiana State - Baton Rouge F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/02/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#6 Florida International University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/02/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
Hofstra University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/28/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
Pace University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/28/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
St. John's University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/28/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
University of Detroit Mercy F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/27/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#13 Jones School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/23/11 Rec: 11/04/11 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#3 University of Florida F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/23/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#8 St. Thomas University - Florida F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/03/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#2 University of Georgia F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/23/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#9 University of Memphis F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/28/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
University of Miami F Accepted A Type: RA $90,000 Sent: 09/22/11 Rec: 11/29/11 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
Southern University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
Northern Illinois University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/22/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
North Carolina Central University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#4 University of South Carolina F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 09/22/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#17 Samford University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/23/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#16 University of Arkansas Little Rock F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/23/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#7 Stetson University F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/03/11 Rec: 11/29/11 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#5 Georgia State University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#12 Mercer University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/24/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
Ave Maria University School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/22/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#10 Nova Southeastern University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/01/11 Rec: 11/04/11 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#14 Florida Coastal School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/23/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years
#11 Florida A&M University F Pending Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 10 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 160
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.34
  • Degree GPA: 2.34
  • School Type: -
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

RETOOK THE LSAT OCT 1 AND SCORED A 161. I'M NOT GOING TO CHANGE THE SCORE ABOVE BECAUSE HONESTLY 1 POINT DOESNT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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I have an awful GPA but a great LSAT score. I'm applying EARLY to raise my chances of admission. I feel sorry for those of you applying after Nov. I'm about to steal your seat.
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US Navy (Veteran)
Hospital Corpsman (Medic)
Honorably Discharged
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My Top Schools

1. LSU
2.Florida
3.Georgia
4.Florida State
5.University of South Carolina
6.Miami
7.FIU
8.Stetson

I should get into at least one of the top 5. The rest I applied to for shit and giggles.

Additional info & updates

Before you yell out..AFFIRMATIVE ACTION..Please note that I am a veteran with two tours in Iraq and a G.I Bill Recipient.

I have 4 recommendations, all written by General's in the US Army.
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1/19

Sorry for the lack of updates folks. I got caught up in other things. I graduated in Dec. Now Im back working as a medical assistant full time until law school starts. I chose to "take my talents down to south beach". If you remember correctly..I had listed the school as REJECTED. But I received a call this past monday from the dean asking me whether Miami was still an option and that she was willing to extend an extremely rare opportunity. Basically she went on to say that they made a mistake and that people with my background are highly valued in the legal community blah blah blah..are you willing to come to umiami? I immediately said yes! The rest is history.

I WAS AWARDED THE YELLOW RIBBON GRANT. THIS IS NOT INSTITUTIONAL BUT A GOVERNMENT VETERANS GRANT ONLY AVAILABLE TO 30 LAW STUDENTS PER YEAR. IT COVERS EVERYTHING.

Let me repeat for the idiots..THIS IS NOT A GRANT BASED ON MY GPA, LSAT OR SKIN COLOR!!!!!!

I want to wish all of you the best of luck in life and in law school. Its been a really fun ride!

11/14

Withdrawn from Nova. crappy school. I am actively withdrawing from schools where decisions have not been rendered. My list is getting smaller.

11/4

Got some new updates on status checker. Today reaffirms all those critics i had when i joined the navy after my junior year. It pays to be a veteran during a time of war.

A little birdie told me not to settle on a school too fast.

Why would I go to jones if Im in at cheaper UA?

10/27

In at FSU. Number 4 on the list. I applied to way to many schools. I didnt believe in myself. I didnt think schools would want a student like me. I can actually see myself batting 1000. I mean all the schools I applied to are not necessarily tough schools to get in. Plus because of my background,Iraq War experience and G.I Bill, I give schools a hard time with the idea of rejecting me.

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Hello!
Monday, October 03 2011 at 08:00 PM

Good God, that's a long list!! I just had a question. Did you end up spending a lot of money on application fees and taking the LSAT? How did you manage to budget? Anywho, best of luck! You have great factors that I hope will help you (like being a veteran). :)

Monday, October 04 2010 at 08:00 PM

Im not afraid of acknowledging my race. I'm afraid that by acknowledging my race I

Hope you have a Great Cycle
Monday, October 03 2011 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck man!

yo
Monday, October 03 2011 at 08:00 PM

u have much better #'s than me, why r u only applying to these schools?

OMG Really?
Monday, September 19 2011 at 08:00 PM

Blackman1 I was being very cautious, but thank you for the pep talk lol

UGA
Tuesday, June 28 2011 at 08:00 PM

Hey our numbers are similiar and I hate to say it but I'm hoping to slide into UGA as well with a URM boost haha! Good luck on your cycle! :) p.s- I have lived in Georgia all my life so if you have any questions about Mercer, UGA, or GA State let me know!

Thank you
Monday, July 13 2009 at 08:00 PM

I am but I want to choose wisely. I applied to Hofstra Law last year, was waitlisted, rode out the waitlist until the end and was highly disappointed. My current list is still a work in progress; there are more school to come.

lol
Saturday, October 08 2011 at 08:00 PM

LOLI read you comment about the hunnies looking better in the suth ! hahah you sooo right we do! best of luck , your on my watch list! also ps. what did you do to prepare for LSAT??

Thanks
Saturday, May 21 2011 at 08:00 PM

yeah UALR is a good one. I want to try to get into a bigger school though. You have a good list. best wishes to you during your cycle

Good luck
Tuesday, July 12 2011 at 08:00 PM

I hope you get into every school, but I'm guessing only #'s 5-8 in top 8. Any bet takers out there?

ISL
Wednesday, June 15 2011 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Campbell acceptance! How did you hear about it? Every time I go to use their status checker it doesn't load the web page, so I have no way of knowing my decision, because I applied the same time as you and a few others who have already received decisions!

Congrat
Wednesday, June 22 2011 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Campbell. I applied and but the online checker is down. I am also a veteran (22 years Navy) and using the GI Bill + yellow ribbon program for school. Good luck!

Saturday, October 08 2011 at 08:00 PM

congrats!

Wednesday, June 15 2011 at 08:00 PM

Already in at Alabama, congrats! I just got e-mails from them about setting up some account. I would really like to get in there, but we'll see. Same as Campbell though, can't get the status checker to work. Frustrating as hell.

PLEASE!
Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

Don't waste your time, energy, or any amount of money...or even if you're getting a full ride with Mercer. Don't do it to yourself! Their program is a joke. I have 2 friends that were accepted, went, and transferred out to Georgia and Georgia State, respectively, after the first year due to the quality, or lack thereof, Mercer's law program. Just my opinion, though. Either way, congrats on getting into one of my top choices, University of Alabama. ROLL TIDE! :)

what?
Tuesday, September 27 2011 at 08:00 PM

so what is consider a URM in law school?

Congrats
Monday, September 12 2011 at 08:00 PM

I'm really happy for you! Way to go on the acceptances!!!

Ballin'
Tuesday, July 12 2011 at 08:00 PM

I found this funny "I have a real negative perception of Alabama as a state" ...because every school you want to go to is in the south. The area around Gainesville is country. It's unique and I promise you that you would enjoy Tuscaloosa. The whole "south" thing is relatively dead in college towns (especially one where white girls are known for sleeping with black guys). rtr.

ISL
NYC schools...
Thursday, October 13 2011 at 08:00 PM

I wouldn't take Pace and New York Law schools seriously if you want to work in NYC (unless they offer you full scholarship but even then..). Should be Hofstra at the minimum, but even Hofstra's employment % is iffy.

In reply to: LSAT
Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

LOL! You don't know the half of how tense/anxious I am! I had 3 different dreams in one night about getting my scores...lol. I dreamed I got a 109...lmbo...and you can't even get a 109! And I actually think we'll get them earlier. I got an email 3 days early before telling me it was available online. Nonetheless, thanks for your support/encouraging words. I HOPE I did well...and I know you got your 165 this go around! :)

HELLO!
Monday, October 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

Hello, I'm new to this site. Your page is very encouraging. I'm hoping you can give me some feedback. I'm taking the LSAT on December 3, 2011, and I'm hoping for a great score. If you get a chance, view my page, any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

Mercer
Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

LOL...so I've been guilted into applying to Mercer. A relative went there and once she found out that I was applying to law schools and NOT applying to Mercer, she turned it on, BIG TIME! LOL. So in order to appease her AND because submitting the application didn't cost me anything, I applied. Hopefully I'll have several acceptances and can just blame the fact that I choose another school on getting a better offer. LOL!

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Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

chose* (oops!)

CONGRATS!!!
Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

On FSU. I'm jealous! LOL. They're my #2 school (only because it's out of state for me), but my #1 football team! :)

NEVER!!!!!!!
Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

I despise UGA! I'd never apply there OR at the University of Florida! $16 is too much to spend on either school!

Because...
Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

I think BOTH schools are waaaay overrated. Academically and definitely sports wise! I'm not impressed by either. Never have been as far back as early high school.

Tuesday, September 20 2011 at 08:00 PM

hey hey hey noow! I have great soft factors !! and I have years at a law firm, and 6 years community service, and great LORS.. Sometimes lsat are not everything

Tuesday, September 20 2011 at 08:00 PM

And also, PT is much easier to get into than full time..

Some Advice..........
Tuesday, September 20 2011 at 08:00 PM

And, I don't know if you've been to Louisiana, but that is not a good place to practice law or raise a family. Trust me, the crime is ridiculous and its not as glamorous or fun as people make it seem. Lastly, if you get into LSU, You'll most likely be practicing and living in New Orleans which is even worst! I hate to say this, but some of the black people in new Orleans give hard working, African Americans such as yourself a bad name. Seriously, I would not raise a child in that cesspool of willful ignorance, pants hanging, gold teeth wearing, murder ridden, loud mouth talking , Project housing, welfare dependent, shit hole of city. Trust me, its 'aint worth it!!

Thursday, October 13 2011 at 08:00 PM

funny stuff on Pace. I know couple of people who goes there, they don't exactly hate it but not great either. have you checked your status checker for Florida Coastal? I know that school is bottom of your list but they're admitting people now.

Thursday, October 13 2011 at 08:00 PM

congratulations on the scholarship and going to 'Bama (though I would personally never go to the South, I'm a lil too liberal to survive there). Best of luck to you there!

So...??
Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

What if you get a better scholarship from a school higher on your "list"? :) Just curious...especially since you've decided and you have at least 20 schools left to hear from.

st. thomas florida
Thursday, November 03 2011 at 08:00 PM

hey, i see you applied to st. thomas a month ago. have you received any sort of confirmation that they received your app, and if you have, do you know how long after applying you got it? i appreciate the info - and good luck on your cycle!

Options
Wednesday, October 19 2011 at 08:00 PM

Why LSU over schools like Seton Hall and John Marshall.I have friends that go to both and they are really great schools.

Congrats
Tuesday, November 02 2010 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on your acceptances insofar and I know I'll see more when I check back again. #KeepYourHeadUp

Sorry
Wednesday, October 19 2011 at 08:00 PM

I apologize, I was referring to John Marshall in Chicago

Thursday, April 14 2011 at 08:00 PM

Just wanted to say good luck on the rest of your cycle! Congrats on your acceptances so far especially FSU :)

Congrats
Thursday, June 09 2011 at 08:00 PM

I watch-listed you when I still wanted to go to law school since we had similar numbers. I since dropped my law school plans, but I wanted to say congrats on all your acceptances! I remember over the summer you had a lot of comments about not getting in anywhere and u were wasting your time so hah to them!

Monday, June 27 2011 at 08:00 PM

no Howard??? I heard they place well for blacks, of course I may have heard wrong... maybe something to look into? Good luck with your cycle!

Sunday, January 31 2010 at 07:00 PM

I decided to go to USF, good luck on the application process and congrats on the acceptances so far :)

Good luck
Monday, October 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

Hey brother. Thanks for your service. Good luck this cycle. I especially like that 161. Hit it big!

Bama
Friday, November 25 2011 at 07:00 PM

Congrats man on getting in at Alabama. Is the scholarship for the total amount or yearly?

Miami Law?
Thursday, November 10 2011 at 07:00 PM

No word from Miami yet?

Monday, October 03 2011 at 08:00 PM

Wow I am flabbergasted that you did not get into UM. But you are in Alabama with scholarship money. So you are set. Good Luck to you sir!

uf
Thursday, November 10 2011 at 07:00 PM

hey man, did UF actually send you a waitlist letter or just that no decision reached on the status checker?

Monday, October 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

Foremost, thank you for your service. Congratulations on your 160. Good luck this cycle and I wish you the best.

Hi
Thursday, August 04 2011 at 08:00 PM

I understand you wanting to leave these other school for "shits and giggles" since you'd like to know the final tally. But if you are pretty sold on Bama or FSU why don't you withdraw from these other schools and give others a chance. I understand leaving some like UGA or Florida but these lower ranked schools you should withdraw from. You have been accepted to some great schools and if you hadn't I am sure you'd like others to have the same consideration for you, but in the mean time you may be getting considered for a seat that others really need.

Congrats
Saturday, May 21 2011 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances. Good to another black man doin his thang. Keep the progression goin.

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Friday, November 19 2010 at 07:00 PM

lemme guess.. you went with Alabama? ... SMH.. Seattle is a little better than that. ;)

Fellow Vet
Monday, December 26 2011 at 07:00 PM

Any idea how much Military/URM really matters? We have somewhat similar backgrounds. FSU is my #2 and I was wondering how you think you got in? Biting my nails for DEC LSAT scores but it won't be pretty

Congratulations!
Saturday, November 05 2011 at 08:00 PM

Heartfelt congratulations on Miami! You have quite a story, and I'm really happy to hear that you got into a school with a full-ride. You deserve it more than most. Good luck on your three years!

Monday, September 19 2011 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your cycle and I wish you much success in the future!!!

Awesome!
Wednesday, January 04 2012 at 07:00 PM

That is so awesome! Congrats on your cycle and best wishes at University of Miami!

CONGRATS
Monday, October 03 2011 at 08:00 PM

Congrats! Best of Luck in Miami! Enjoy the city!

Saturday, December 10 2011 at 07:00 PM

I'll be seeing you next year at Miami! I haven't officially accepted yet, but I'm going to once I can get the money together.

Congrats
Tuesday, November 02 2010 at 08:00 PM

Big ups on Getting into UMiami. You got a 90K Scholly too that's great news. I'm so proud of you I know you'll do great!!!

Funny...
Saturday, January 21 2012 at 07:00 PM

I remember seeing your profile and after you were rejected from Miami, I remember you posting something to the effect that "Miami doesn't seem like a serious place to go to school anyhow." My, my, how attitudes change. I'm sure it seems "serious enough" now.

Saturday, October 29 2011 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the acceptances, good luck in Miami

Thursday, October 13 2011 at 08:00 PM

hey bro, congrats on Miami. Too bad their football team isn't up to par though.

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Thursday, May 12 2011 at 08:00 PM

Why not Tuscaloosa? Do you have ties to South Florida or something? Regardless, good luck.

Sunday, November 21 2010 at 07:00 PM

Well congratulations!!!

NCCU
Saturday, December 10 2011 at 07:00 PM

Hey, any advice for a fellow Military Veteran. I served for Operation Enduring Freedom. GPA is kinda low and first time taking LSAT and didn't do to well. Thanks