BMahogany (2018-2019)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
47 University of Florida graph Accepted A 10/15/07 10/16/07 10/30/07 02/17/08 11 years
44 University of Arizona graph Waitlisted 10/18/07 10/19/07 10/31/07 04/30/08 11 years
25 Washington and Lee University graph Rejected 10/23/07 10/31/07 -- 04/01/08 11 years
53 Florida State University graph Accepted $1,000 10/15/07 10/17/07 -- 10/30/07 11 years
70 University of Miami graph Accepted $69,000 10/18/07 10/19/07 10/26/07 11/01/07 11 years
47 Tulane University graph Accepted 10/15/07 10/16/07 10/24/07 01/09/08 11 years
82 University of Oregon graph Accepted $24,000 10/18/07 10/25/07 10/26/07 03/03/08 11 years
100 Stetson University graph Accepted 10/18/07 10/19/07 11/19/07 01/17/08 11 years

Applicant Information

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3.3
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Liberal Arts
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Demographic Information

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Human
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Extra Curricular Information

Some work experience, some cool extracurriculars, a couple awards and scholarships--nothing too major.

Some advice I'd like to pass on:
1. Apply early
2. Do all "optional" essays
3. Study for the LSAT
4. Get LOR's from professors that actually know you
5. Proofread your applications before submitting them
6. Make sure your personal statement is personal, and that it shows you know where you've been and where you're going

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

October 2007:

Miami Postcard "Application Acknowledgment" (dated 10-26-07 on the back)

FSU Acceptance from the Dean. Regular mail, small envelope.

FSU Acceptance from the Dir, of Admissions. Regular mail, small envelope.

November 2007:

Miami Acceptance. Regular mail, small envelope.

FSU Scholarship info. Regular mail, large envelope.

Miami Scholarship: $23,000/year--must keep B average. Regular mail, small envelope. Very exciting. I now have two affordable options.

Unsolicited Email from Florida Coastal telling me that I qualify for $12-15K in scholarships/year.

Complete at Stetson (email).

January 2008:

In at Tulane....this should make my decision hard if they don't throw me any money.

In at Stetson. No money though...hmmm.

February 2008:

In at UF

March 2008:

In at Oregon by Email; $8,000 scholarship/year by snail mail

Notified of $1000 FSU "Graduate Grant"

Visitor Comments

  • Timing
  • Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 10:56 AM

Actually, my timing improved because I understood the LR better. I did have to practice a games section every couple of days to keep it from suffering.

- gowi
  • FSU
  • Sunday, November 04 2007 at 09:50 PM

Congrats on FSU! Looks like it was a pretty quick turnaround. Did you receive acceptance through e-mail, phone, or snail? Anything else that could put a light on the process would be greatly appreciated!

- jcheste8
  • FSU
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 05:13 AM

Had they updated your status checker online? I FSU ordered a report last week, so I should be complete by now, if not, soon.

- lwsch30
  • re: FSU
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 12:42 PM

Thanks. I guess they haven't gotten around to putting my information in the system yet. BTW, Congrats on your acceptance!

- lwsch30
  • Congrats
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 12:52 PM

Wow, accepted at FSU already! Congratulations. I was taking my time sending in my paperwork/application fee but now I have some incentive to get those in. Congratulations again and I bet you will get a lot more before it is all over.

- dotlyn
  • YEA!
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 01:17 PM

Good job getting accepted at FSU and Miami, that's great!

- lukecwaters
  • Oh really?
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 02:46 PM

How similar? I understand about the need for privacy on these things. But if they are very similar, that would bode well for me!

- lukecwaters
  • Oh really?
  • Monday, November 05 2007 at 02:48 PM

How similar? I understand about the need for privacy on these things. But if they are very similar, that would bode well for me!

- lukecwaters
  • GOOD STUFF!
  • Sunday, November 18 2007 at 10:52 AM

good deal with 2 acceptances - similar numbers and schools - GOOD LUCK ON THE REST OF THE CYCLE - keep me informed!

- drew82abndiv
  • Thanks
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 03:38 AM

I'm keeping them open for the time being. No sense in closing everyone out just yet. I see you were enticed by the "Go Gators" commercial, one of the many.

- lukecwaters
  • FSU
  • Tuesday, November 20 2007 at 07:40 PM

When they called me, they actually told me they were only calling people who didn't want to go to UF. Ha, I'm only kidding, I don't know why they called me? Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving!

- lukecwaters
  • Neato
  • Wednesday, November 21 2007 at 03:38 AM

Wow! A law school related site I actually have never been to (lsatreport.com). I'm running over there right now! THanks for mentioning it. Oh...and Go Gators!

- dotlyn
  • Thanks for the congrats!
  • Thursday, November 22 2007 at 06:22 AM

Go Gators!

- gator424
  • Thanks!
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 09:22 AM

I appreciate the congrats. Hopefully yours will be coming in any minute now!

- HopefulApplicant
  • Thanks...
  • Friday, November 23 2007 at 10:23 AM

For the congrats. I am thinking about applying to Harvard but can't decide. NYC is just too expensive (I use to like there), I hate New Haven :), and I am not sure of U Chicago. I can't decide on my top choice because too many factors play in. :)

- scurtis
  • UF
  • Wednesday, November 28 2007 at 04:13 PM

Haha yeah let's all keep our fingers crossed for good news.

- jalex519
  • UF complete email
  • Thursday, November 29 2007 at 05:56 AM

Yes, I received that email, too. Hopefully that means we'll all be hearing something soon. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of us!

- dotlyn
  • Merit Scholies?
  • Thursday, December 06 2007 at 03:44 PM

Hm, not sure? I doubt I'll be getting anything, especially since I am out of state. I'd say maybe around February?

- lukecwaters
  • Yea
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 03:00 AM

I wasn't too happy about it, but I mean, I guess it's ok. I do like FSU a lot more anyway. Who knows why I got rejected? It just hurts a little, eh?

- lukecwaters
  • UF
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 04:20 PM

Haha thanks and you're giving me hope with your admission to FSU. The schools I most want to hear from though are UF and Emory, but then again if they are rejections maybe I don't want to hear quite yet! Good luck on the rest of the cycle!!

- jalex519
  • Stetson!?!?
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 09:47 AM

I still can't believe that Stetson hasn't accepted you yet...

- HopefulApplicant
  • Ok.
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 11:13 AM

Ah, I see.

- HopefulApplicant
  • Tulane
  • Friday, December 28 2007 at 03:34 PM

Yeah man, I'm stoked seeing as it was originally in my top 3. To get their acceptance so soon is really exciting. Best of luck to you with them and keep me updated! Let me know if there's anything I can do.

- jcheste8
  • I think your money at Tulane
  • Sunday, January 06 2008 at 12:42 PM

If you don't have anything glaring on your application, I think you are good to go. Good luck on it!

- ahatt1
  • I think your money at Tulane
  • Sunday, January 06 2008 at 12:43 PM

If you don't have anything glaring on your application, I think you are good to go. Good luck on it!

- ahatt1
  • Congrats
  • Friday, January 11 2008 at 12:48 PM

On Tulane!

- cellardoor
  • Thanks
  • Sunday, January 13 2008 at 09:58 AM

I love BU and all of the NY schools, but i'm not going to rule out any place on my list until I visit. What about you, any preference?

- cellardoor
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, January 14 2008 at 04:58 AM

Tulane's a good school!

- HopefulApplicant
  • Tulane!!!!
  • Friday, January 18 2008 at 03:52 PM

Just saw you had been accepted to Tulane!!! Congrats man. Hope to see you down there during a ASW.

- jcheste8
  • Tulane
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 09:14 AM

Late congrats on Tulane. I've been in review since before christmas, so I'm starting go a little crazy.

- lwsch30
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 09:29 AM

Another one bites the dust...You're dominating this cycle! :0)

- HopefulApplicant
  • Thanks!
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 05:27 PM

I can't believe that the cycle's approximately halfway done!

- HopefulApplicant
  • Tulane
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 05:56 PM

I'm almost 99% sure I'll be at the March 28th one. Let me know if you'll be there man.

- jcheste8
  • Tulane
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 05:57 PM

I'm almost 99% sure I'll be at the March 28th one. Let me know if you'll be there man.

- jcheste8
  • Hi!
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 04:16 PM

May I ask why you plan on retaking? Is it because of money, or you want to get into better schools? Does Stetson normally give scholarship money immediately? If you want to talk about this via email, feel free!

- HopefulApplicant
  • Email
  • Friday, February 01 2008 at 04:32 AM

I sent it!

- HopefulApplicant
  • Hey
  • Friday, February 01 2008 at 05:28 AM

I did use the LRB. But to be completely honest, I have an embarrassing reason that also affected my first score. Like, something I don't even talk about with my mom but I had to reveal to adcomms, lol. Anyway, you have plenty of time to improve your score. Get both of the bibles, completely go through them, spend an hour a day on it, and I'm positive you can get at least a 166 by June. I firmly believe the LSAT can be learned. Good luck!

- gowi
  • LSAT
  • Saturday, February 02 2008 at 10:05 AM

Well your cycle isn't looking so bad!! I'm thinking of calling it a loss, too, but I haven't even heard from FSU yet so I think I have more reason to panic than you. How I prepared for the LSAT? I did it myself with the Powerscore Bibles and tons of practice tests. If you want specifics feel free to email me.

- dotlyn
  • retake
  • Saturday, February 02 2008 at 11:04 AM

thanks for the comment. I didn't do much between my two tests, just a couple of random sections and one full-length practice test. My first score was way below my practice average; I'm not really sure what happened the first time. Good luck if you do decide to retake

- RichieAprile
  • Good luck
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 07:49 AM

w/ your retake. Most of my TM improvement was in LG, I started out missing up to 15 per section and when it was over I rarely missed any, so it can be done. And yep, I did go with Pam's grid system. It just clicked after awhile and I would recognize similar patterns between games. I'll PM you more info on LSD so I don't hog your comments...

- cellardoor
  • Advice
  • Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 08:31 PM

I didn't really do anything too terribly different the third time around. I went through some more prep tests, read a lot, and practiced logic games extensively. It's probably nothing you wouldn't do. One thing to point out though: my humanities major requires me to do a lot of art historical reading. Try to lay hands on some art history books or articles (particularly those dealing with contextual or formal analysis) and read 'em. Evaluate the author's arguments as you go along, and imagine each paragraph as an LR stem. This approach will help with RC too. I also did a little bit of review the night before the LSAT: just a logic game or two, an RC passage, and a few LR questions. Not a full section's worth of anything, but enough to warm up my brain and boost my confidence. All of that stuff on getting a good night's sleep the night before is important too. It sounds trite, but it makes a big difference.

- gunnerdore
  • Kaplan...
  • Tuesday, February 12 2008 at 11:59 AM

I took Kaplan and my score went up from 161 to 165. Its worth the investment if for no other reason than it forces you to study. Break a leg with ur apps!

- phoenix378
  • LSAT
  • Wednesday, February 13 2008 at 07:08 PM

The big difference for me was studying. The first time I didn't study (I figured the LSAT was going to be more or less like the SAT). The second time I took a Kaplan course, and studied about an hour and a half a day for two months. My experience was that the games can be learned (I spent the most time here), while I found that consistent practice cut down on my mental errors in the LR section. I didn't improve in Reading Comprehension at all. In any case, I'm not sure you really need to worry about all of this though. I say just go to Tulane (I went there for undergrad) or take the money at Miami (unless you are dead-set on another goal). Both are good schools that are among the best in their regions (not to mention nice places to live).

- pappyvan904
  • Advice
  • Friday, February 15 2008 at 09:31 PM

Find a period/artist you like and read stuff about it/him/her. I do a lot of work with the art of the 15th and 16th century Netherlands and Germany personally. jstor.org tends to be a good source of articles, but anything in just about any art history journal will do. The Art Bulletin and Burlington Magazine (which are well-represented on jstor) run high-quality articles of varying lengths. You might just want to take a look at the "front matter" of these journals (letters to the editor and whatnot) for working LR/RC. If you need to work games though, I'd recommend just practicing actual LSAT games. Kaplan's 180 book has some good games to practice as well.

- gunnerdore
  • UF
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 12:36 PM

CONGRATS!!! I'm so jealous. :-) (but in a totally good way). It must be so nice to have so many options. I'm starting to panic.

- dotlyn
  • AHHH! UF!
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 05:20 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Are you still thinking of waiting a year?

- cellardoor
  • YEY!!
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 07:39 PM

Congrats on UF!!! And Tulane, FSU, Stetson...all schools I'm waiting to hear from :) I'm at UF now so if you decide to come here and have any general questions..let me know! (unless you are here too) UF is one of my top picks, so unless I get some scholarship $, there is a good chance I'll be staying in Gville. Do you think UF would throw any scholarships to ppl in the 5.6-5.7 index range? probably not huh... :/

- stinabee
  • Florida!
  • Thursday, February 21 2008 at 05:24 AM

Congrats! That's awesome!

- HopefulApplicant
  • Unsure!
  • Sunday, February 24 2008 at 03:45 PM

I'm trying to hold off until I get fin. aid packages from all of my schools; however, it's between UF and BU principally (although Temple, Pitt, and PSU are also in the running). What about you?

- HopefulApplicant
  • UF
  • Tuesday, February 26 2008 at 01:08 PM

Congrats on UF!! I'm hoping for an acceptance as well. Have you visited yet? I have and I absolutely love it. Hopefully you will too!!!

- L0ve
  • TIA
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 06:21 AM

Wanted to say thank you; it's difficult (putting it mildly) having to play not only the waiting game, but also having to take the shotgun-blast-approach hoping that maybe some school out there will give me a chance. Thank you, for your words of encouragement. And heartfelt congratulations on getting in at your schools of choice. Out of curiosity, why did _you_ apply to Tulane? I'm mostly interested in their clinic, and only secondarily in their international exchange...though the neighborhood isn't exactly terrible, either.

- frozensolution
  • And congrats to you on both UF and FSU!
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 08:59 AM

I'm going to go visit them both soon. Any idea on where you will attend?

- PennyLane
  • Tallahassee
  • Monday, March 10 2008 at 07:44 AM

Why do you not like FSU/Tallahassee? The 8 hours I have spent in town have, so far, been delightful.

- PennyLane
  • FSU
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 03:28 PM

Hi. I am biased since I did my master's at FSU, but I think it was a great town. I'm from Gainesville, so I can compare the two, though I never went to UF, so I can't compare campuses or anything. I'm still waiting to hear from UT and UF, but I still can't make a decision. Congrats on your acceptances!

- LadyK
  • Thanks
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 06:12 PM

Thanks for the kind words about my charge being dropped. It's definitely been a weight lifted off of me (albeit at a significant financial cost). Because of the UF WL, Tulane is looking like my destination. Chicago-Kent would probably have to come at me with a full ride for me to consider them at this point.

- sinkfloridasink
  • P.S.
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 06:13 PM

Also, where are you leaning towards? Gainesville's a great place, I'm just a little burnt out after four years here. Tulane will be a hell of a lot of fun.

- sinkfloridasink
  • Honestly
  • Thursday, March 27 2008 at 07:52 PM

...I am going to UCONN because it is ABSOLUTELY FREE for me and I have a place there already so it is free room/board too. I know U of A is ranked higher but I find it very difficult to turn down free law school that is located right in the area that I want to practice (CT/MA/RI)! YOU ARE ON A ROLL!!!!

- drew82abndiv
  • Hey!
  • Thursday, April 10 2008 at 08:32 AM

I just wanted to say hello, and see where you're leaning currently.

- HopefulApplicant
  • Florida!
  • Sunday, April 13 2008 at 07:29 PM

I'll be there next year; I'm so excited!

- HopefulApplicant
  • Yeah!
  • Monday, April 21 2008 at 06:58 AM

I'm excited!

- HopefulApplicant
  • Congrats
  • Thursday, May 08 2008 at 04:36 AM

on your decision!

- HopefulApplicant
  • UF
  • Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 04:11 AM

Yep, I\'m in!!! I\'m so excited to be a Gator this fall. I can\'t wait to find out what section I\'m in. Have you joined the FB group yet?

- dotlyn

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