Blessed40 (2021-2022)

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
University of Denver Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
University of Colorado Boulder Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
George Mason University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
George Washington University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
Catholic University of America Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
American University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
North Carolina Central University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
University of The District of Columbia Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
Howard University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years
#1 Liberty University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 11 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 169
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.33
  • Degree GPA: 2.5
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Psychology

Demographic Information

  • City: Bamberg, Germany
  • State: Texas
  • Race: African American
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

*I will be applying next cycle*

My top law school choices have been changed to the above schools

Areas of interest:
Public Interest
Trial Advocacy
Education

I am not really big on names, but I am looking for the the following credentials in a law school:

Not only having a diverse student population, but a school that is culturally responsive and has to meet my needs not only as an African American woman, but as a complete person (I am more than my skin color).

Tuition-It has to be reasonable because I am single and am planning on taking a leap of faith and attend full time.

Scholarship money-I have alrady been researching for scholarships.

location-I was born in a small country town, but grew up in the city. I can pretty much survive anywhere. I am desiring to leave the south for three years of law school, but we will see what the outcome will be next cycle.

Cost of living-I do not desire to pay $1,000 a month for a two bedroom apartment unless I get scholarship money. Then I can live off of my savings for the first year. After the first year, I could either tutor for the next two years since I am a certified teacher or teach education and psychology courses at the local community college for extra money because I will not only have four years of classroom experience, but a Master degree in Education.

Best wishes to everyone this cycle!! Blessings!

AA in General Studies from the University in Maryland-European Campus

BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland-European Campus.

Going into the a M.Ed at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Elementary Education focusing on Reading Education.

Have been teaching for three years in inner city schools
Implemented a Family Literacy Program
Implemented a Backpack Program
Tutored students in two urban school districts the last three years
Certified in the following areas:
Early Childhood-Fourth Grade
English as a Second Language
Special Education
Gifted and Talented

Currently, helping the Parent Training Specialist implement programs for parents as well as newsletter editor for the PTS Newsletter

Publish a newsletter entitled-New Beginnings Newsletter. Next publication will be mailed out on July 1, 2006.

Heavily involved in church while stationed in the military (I still am heavily involved even though I am no longer in the military. I just have more time now).
Intercessory Prayer Team-Team Leader
Praise Dance Team
Praise and Worship Team
Choir
Church Secretary
Children's Church Secretary
Sunday School Teacher-toddlers and teens
Involved with the Adopt a Grandparent Program
Newletter Editor and Publisher for Women's Aux. Newsletter
Adopt a Grandparent

Have been invited to do seminars for women. The last seminars were entitled, "Who is Ms. Proverbs 31?" and "The Resurrection of the Christ."

Additional info & updates

I have a Post Master's in Educational Leadership and working on my Doctorate of Education. Current GPA 3.6

Was in the military for 5 years working for JAGC.
Duty Stations:
Fort Jackson, South Carolina-Basic Training and AIT
Fort Campbell, Kentucky-Air Assault!! Yes, I did go to AA School
Bamberg, Germany
Fort Hood, Texas-The Great Place

Completed last two years of college while stationed in Germany for two years. I worked 12-16 hour days and was a full time student at night.

*While in Germany, I worked in Military Justice and processed disciplinary actions and claims for the majority of my tour.*

Also, I will not respond to negative comments. They will simply be ignored and deleted. Thank you and Blessings!!

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Thanks.
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

so much. Blessings to you as well!! I wish you all the luck in the world. I am guessing you want to stay in that area because with your LSAT and EC's you have an excellent shot at alot of awesome schools, no matter what your gpa is!!!

LSAT
Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

I actually took Kaplan to prepare myself. Studied for about one month, then again for about 2 months before the exam about 5x a week for 4-5 hrs. My first test I scored a 149. My final few prep test that I took on my own I scored about a 152-157. Overall, I'm a horrible test taker. I noted to all of the schools that I didn't do as well on the SATs, but manged to do very well in college. Very impressing LSAT score BTW. I would be happy in at least the higher 150s!!! You should apply to more schools (like UH and UT). Don't worry about your GPA, it seems like more schools nowadays will accept higher LSAT scores to GPAs as opposed to vice versa. Seems like you have a excellent resume. Good luck. I'm sure you will be good.

PT/Scholarship Applications
Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm from Houston, and UH and South Texas both have part time programs. UH's academic credentials are like SMU but it's a lot cheaper (12,000/yr for FT). South Texas has the same credentials as Tx Wes and has the same tuition (20,000/yr for FT). South Texas has a great career services center as it is located in the business district in downtown Houston. Both schools have minority scholarships too. You might also want to look at St. Mary's and UT. I'm not sure if they have PT programs or not. UT is very cheap and their admissions standards are very unpredictable. Their credentials are VERY high but they have taken GPAs lower than yours. Overall, if I were you, I would at least apply to South Texas. Application fees begin to add up after a while. Good luck.

Happy to hear from a Veteran
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Oh, how happy I am to finally hear from a veteran. It's one thing to talk about youe military experiences, but it's another to have someone read it and understand exactly what you're talking about. I see that you did not apply to law school. Is it soley because of your GPA? Great LSAT score by the way. If it is because of that, I must say you need to do it anyway. There are allot of schools that ask you to explain if you ever had a lapse in your undergraduate studies for a term or more, and I am sure that you can use this space to your advantage. I sure did. You and I both know that the military/commander/unit determines whether or not you go to school and often times you have several undergradute schools to report to LSAC. So what I did was say yes and told them that I had to discontinue my studies on several occasions because of deployments, last minute mandatory enrollment in a service school, PCS moves, and as a result I had 2 withdrawls, and 1 Fail. They will understand if you break it down like that. Plus, how could you concentrate after working such lond hours. Even if they don't ask, tell them in an addendum. Thank you for the best wishes and nothing less than the same to you. Hooah. P.S. I did Germany also (Landstuhl Regional Medical Center 1995-1998). Where were you?

still
Tuesday, February 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

just three years. that's part of what's great about it. good luck!

Thanks
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

the more I read about it the more I like it.

Bamberg
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Wonderful, a Masters degree. You are on it. I know all about Bamberg. I had some friends there. However, since I lived on Ramstein Air Base, everyone wanted to come to me in K-town. I enjoyed Germany and would love to go back there one day. Again, it's good to be able to talk about the military side of my life for a change. May God continue to bless you.

apply to tougher schools
Sunday, February 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

you are in like flynn. you sound like an awesome person, and you can get in to a lot of good schools

Germany
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

First I thought it was funny we both logged on at the same time this morning. I have been trying to plan a trip back to Germany because the country is really beautiful. Also, I stayed there for two years without coming home and when I finally did come home I was in culture shock because of the amount of litter that is on the streets in the US and Germany just does not have that.

Germany
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

OMG, you are so correct. I was there for 3 years and came home twice, and I immediately saw the difference. My husband and I always talk about that with our family and friends. To be able to use the bathroom on the side of the road, and have prostitution be legal - and still be as beautiful as Germany, I am wowed about it all the time. I did all of my shopping and entertaining on the economy, so I think I can go back there and perhaps live. Once the kids get a little older. Probably now also, because both of my children are in Montessori programs and are doing really well. My 7 year old is testing (reading/math/etc...) on the 3rd grade level and the 3 year old is already reading a little. So, the schools that you see I have chosen all have either a public or private Montessori program near, and I have been in contact with all of them from day one. They have already been accepted into schools in Charleston, Florida and Michigan. Sorry for the long post, but I could talk to you all day. I will definately email you.

Duty Stations
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Ft. Jackson - BT Germany Maryland Alabama Deployed: Bosnia Hungary (Operation Joint Guard) You are also correct about the military experience. i've gotten all of my positions because of it. All of my interviewers told me that they saw that before my education. Which includes a Paralegal degree also.

Thanks!
Saturday, February 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your wishes! Good luck to you as well!

thanks
Tuesday, February 14 2006 at 07:00 PM

when are you applying to tw?

THANK YOU
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

You are so kind, Thank you for the encouragement, I do not intend to give up I ahve signed up for Powerscore I just need to pay the balance before the class starts in April. But I am determined this is too important for me to miss out on. Thank you again.

Thank you
Saturday, February 11 2006 at 07:00 PM

for your nice note on my page. Are you applying to law school this year? Your LSAT score is awesome.

Re: Schooling
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for those websites. I will be checking them out shortly and will let you know how it goes.

prep course/applying?
Wednesday, March 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hello, You did great on your LSAT. Did you take a prep course? Also, it looks as though you haven't applied anywhere. Why? Your stats are awesome.

you are smart!
Wednesday, March 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

I think you are using a lot of wisdom in your timing of applications and current situation. What prep course did you take? It's crazy. I took the test a few years ago, never studied and did extremely well. This time, I studied like a maniac, stressed out like a maniac and totally blew the test. I wish I had taken a prep course. I think I went into it with a little too much self confidence based on my past LSAT score, not taking into account how much stress, anxiety and pressure can play a role. I definitely could have gotten into some schools with larger reputations with a higher score, but I'm thankful for the acceptance to Tulsa. Best of luck to you in all your endeavors.

Thank You
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Those websites that you recommended are great. We've done some activities off of them and they both enjoy them. I hope you don't mind me bugging you about other ones in the future. Thanks again.

ABEKA
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

My oldest started with ABEKA system around 18 months and went to Montessori at K-4. I credit the ABEKA system totally for his great start and 3rd grade testing levels. I wish the baby had the same start. However, I will look into that also. Thanks.

Thank you...
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

and no I haven't looked into that program, but I will. I see you did BT and AIT at Jackson also. Boy does this bring back memories. Have a great day.

GSU
Monday, January 16 2006 at 07:00 PM

LOVED it. Atlanta is great. I love big cities so I fit right in. Everyone I met was so friendly and I spoke with the director of admissions. She said it's a competitive application cycle this year, but I think she was trying to tell me I'm not going to get in because of my numbers... I'm not heartbroken though :). GO TO ATLANTA if you love big cities.

St. Mary's
Saturday, February 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks so much! Hopefully soon! I have a good feeling about it ;-)

STCL
Saturday, February 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

No, I haven't visited the campus yet. I have a friend who just started there this past semester and she really likes it so I'm going to take her word for it!

Thank you!
Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for your kind words! I was hoping to get into UH, but I guess i wasn't cut up for it. What's your situation? How come you haven't applied yet? Are you waiting for next year?

Thanks
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

so much for your kind words. I wish you the best of luck with your applications!!

SMU Money
Tuesday, July 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

$7500/year

NOLA
Saturday, January 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words. It will certainly be a learning experience. I am looking forward to it.

Louisiana
Friday, February 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the note! I'm looking forward to experiencing New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana if I decide to go to Tulane, and I'm leaning that way. Best of luck to you too!

re: Congrats
Monday, October 03 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the message. Good luck with your apps. You have a very interesting background so cast your net wide and I'm sure you'll wind up at a great school.

Thank You
Saturday, March 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for the sweet message you left on my profile. I was afraid I would get a lot of negative comments. I really appreciate your encouraging words. God bless.

Loyola
Friday, February 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

I would enjoy moving to N.O. but if I get into memphis I will go there because of the price difference. I think I should get into memphis bc/ I did my undergrad there. But I don't know if they really factor that in. Awesome LSAT!

thank you
Friday, February 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

thanks

Soft Factors
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

They are nontraditional status, children, work experience ( i.e. military), awards, community service commitments, etc... Basically anything that is not the LSAT and GPA.

Yes use it
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

I did. Anywhere they asked about professional awards, I included them. I also spoke about my assignment as an Equal Opportunity Rep. despite the fact that it was normally given to E-7's and above. To top it off. My former Brigade Commander wrote about how I juggled being his assistant, EO, and school, family and did well. There are ways to put it in there. You just have to find them.

Listen
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

I had an interview with a Dean and he told me that he would pick a military person that had a good career with not so great numbers over some others. His reasons where because in his 15 years in the selection process, we have proven that the discipline doesn't go away. We work hard and have great success because of it.

No alarm clock needed
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

here as well. I call everything a vehicle. I can't bring myself to walk on the grass and as much as I hate to admit it, I line the toilet seat in my spotless bathrooms in my home. That is so embarassing, but some things are just still there. Well, enough of that. I will keep looking to see how this goes for you next cycle.

Thanks
Wednesday, March 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you as well. I have decided on OU. I have been a 27d for nearly five years also.

Thank you
Wednesday, March 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

very much and good luck to you

Many Thanks
Friday, November 04 2005 at 07:00 PM

...for the congrats - it's a very nice gesture. The school is beautiful - especially the library. I love the fact that the building design is so efficient - it's easy to get from place to place without a long hike. I'm really looking forward to the journey. Your admissions cycle will certainly go well - hope to see you in Ft. Worth! My prayers are with you.

Can you
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

please pray for me to get a decent score on the June test? I think that you are connected if you know what I mean?

THANK YOU.............
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks So Much!
Saturday, February 18 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am very excited! It really is a blessing!

Thank Pyth
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

I know that it would be costly to apply to all of those schools. Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.

too many schools
Tuesday, July 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

don't waste your time with all those schools. you'll get in somehwere good with that LSAT. ...Cooley???

hey
Monday, April 17 2006 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I'm actually teaching middle school right now. I like it a lot, but I think I want to go into public interest law to work for school systems. Thanks for asking and good luck to you!

Thank you!
Wednesday, December 07 2005 at 07:00 PM

Good luck to you too next cycle! It looks as if you have had some amazing experiences.

ONU
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thank you. I knew that one school would see my potential, however, I am stunned by the others. Without being too greedy, it is still my hope that Charleston will come through.

$$$
Tuesday, February 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

no money from Loyola..but im so blessed to have gotten in there..i was getting rejections from 4th tier schools...so Loyola was a step up...

thank you
Monday, September 19 2005 at 08:00 PM

thank you for the good word. best of luck to you on fordham and if that doesnt work out then i know youll be in at howard!

Whew this is hard.............
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for checking in, I am growing more and more frustrated with this test. I have only increased my score to 144, which means that on the real test I will more than likely only go up to 140. I am still studying and trying my hardest to reach the mid 150's or even higher. I just started reading over the correct answers and the how they came to their conclusions that my answers were wrong. It might some. I would like to know if you can give me the correct place in the bible where there is a verse that distinctly asks " the Lord to give me the wisdom of my teachers". I remember when I was in Nursing School one of my church members gave it to me for a drug calculations test that I was having, and it worked. I recited it just before an exam, and obviously he heard me because I am a nurse by hius grace and favor.

All I can say is.........
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thank You I am speechless at the outpouring of support that you have given me. Sincerely Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

NCCU
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks. This one makes my whole decision process more difficult. I not only was accepted, but I got money as well. Leaving me with $11,000 per year in tuition. How can I pass this up. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever believe that I would go for less than $20,000 with that score. I thought only private with high tuitions would be my choices. To my husband he said there is no decision to make. I either want $70,000 to 80,000 + in student loans or under $40,000. I need to do more research on this school.

Black Male Prospective
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am really not good at taking tests. I just take a prep course and study the practice tests and pray for the will of God to manifested in my life. I do not do anything special. Just what everyone else do.

thanks!
Tuesday, December 13 2005 at 07:00 PM

good luck to u too! im taking a yr off before law school so if i go to fordham maybe we will be classmates!

suggestion
Tuesday, December 13 2005 at 07:00 PM

for ur personal statement, u would probably have a lot of success in writing about intersectionality theory as a vehicle to talk about ur own life/etc.... its about the intersecting dynamic between race class and gender and how u cant look at any of them in isolation.... id really recommend the book "ain't i a woman" by bell hooks.... its a great read regardless

Thanks!
Thursday, December 29 2005 at 07:00 PM

I appreciate your best wishes. It's always comforting to know that you have others supporting you. Good luck and best wishes to you next cycle. From reading your profile it really seems like you have a good "head start" on what you want out of law school, and that mentality will take you very far not only in this grueling and trying process but in life overall. Thank you once again.

Psalms 119:99
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

I HAVE MORE UNDERSTANDING THAN ALL MY TEACHERS, FOR THY TESTIMONIES ARE MY MEDITATION. AMEN

Fordham...
Wednesday, March 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

thanks for the congrats...looks like i'll be at fordham next year unless ucla takes me off the waitlist...altho, if youre looking for a cheap place to live and reasonable tuition and scholarships, fordham might not be the best place to look...a studio is running about $1,400 a month and tuition is $35,000 or so...and the max need based scholarship is $17,100...for what it's worth...x x

RE: GPA
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

LSDAS will list the courses taken post-graduation as graduate courses, even if they are undergrad courses. They also do not factor them into their LSDAS GPA. However they forward all of your transcripts along with their report, I happened to take courses from my degree granting institution after graduating, so they were all on the same transcript. The GPA on my transcript reflected these grades as well. Good Luck.

no
better late than never...
Tuesday, March 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Sorry to reply almost 2 months later- haven't been on this site in a while As far as the AA post is concerned: I attempt to read beyond what people want you to know- to educate myself on the whole idea of a situation not just what is popular to believe. I loved Mercer undergrad- I will definately keep you posted on how the law school is.

I GOT IN
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey how are you? I got into FAMU in Orlando moving in two weeks to start their summer LEAP Program. Thanks for the prayers and encouragement it paid off.

HEY
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

I LIKE UR SPRIT. CHECK ME OUT. I WISH U THE BEST

REALLY
Monday, May 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

WERE FROM THE SAME HOMETOWN THATS GREAT!! I KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT U. THANKTOU ON THE CONGRATS. I HOPE TO SEE U AT TULANE

TC4
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hi TC4! I thought about Stetson but I am not a Florida fan. Sorry:-(

CONGRATS TO YOU TOO.........
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey that is great, good luck on both your move and your new job. I am still looking for a place in Orlando. I have been looking since the begining of the month. Wish me Luck.

Hello
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

I had just a moment to spare, so I thought I would drop a line to you. Everything is going great here. I'm busy all the time, but I am not complaining. This was my dream and now I'm here. I wish you the best this cycle and if you have any questions, please let me know.

nontraditional1L cannot follow direction
Sunday, October 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

great LSAT score, best of luck! I decided not to apply to Wesleyan since none of the firms I looked at hire from there.

This cycle?
Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Did you end up applying again? If you are applying next cycle you should definitely apply to Houston. I got in with your numbers- and for a Texas resident it is pretty cheap. They will probably give you some scholarship money on top of that.