Dmoore27 (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Charleston School of Law F graph Accepted A 12/08/17 12/09/17 12/11/17 01/23/18 1 month
University of Dayton graph Rejected 02/06/18 02/07/18 -- 03/15/18 3 months
Appalachian School of Law graph Rejected 02/12/18 -- -- 02/24/18 4 months
Widener University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 4 months
Ohio Northern University graph Pending 01/26/18 01/26/18 01/30/18 -- 5 months
Northern Kentucky University graph Rejected 01/19/18 01/19/18 01/23/18 01/29/18 5 months
University of Toledo graph Rejected 08/01/17 08/01/17 -- 08/03/17 5 months
Capital University graph Rejected 01/12/18 01/12/18 01/16/18 01/19/18 5 months
2 University of Michigan Ann Arbor F graph Rejected 08/23/17 09/01/17 10/11/17 01/15/18 5 months
1 Michigan State College of Law F graph Rejected 09/08/17 09/18/17 -- 01/12/18 5 months
Wayne State University graph Rejected 10/01/17 10/01/17 10/02/17 01/10/18 5 months
Texas Southern University graph Pending 09/29/17 09/30/17 10/10/17 -- 8 months
1 Thomas M Cooley Law School F graph Rejected 07/05/17 07/06/17 07/31/17 07/31/17 11 months
4 Loyola University Chicago graph Rejected 01/04/17 -- -- 07/14/17 11 months
3 University of Akron graph Rejected 01/04/17 01/06/17 01/11/17 01/11/17 11 months

Applicant Information

145
2.42
2.7
The university of Toledo
Criminal justice
N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

Akron
Ohio
African american
Female
Yes
Yes
1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

-Lucas County Prosecutors office
-First Faith Development
-DECA Marketing Education
-Buchtel High School Farewell Event Volunteer
-Children of Today Youth Center Volunteer
-Storks Nest Volunteer
-4AW Student organization at The University of Toledo
-Criminal Justice Society
- Undergraduate Law Society
-Head of Undergraduate Law Societys Toys for Tots Drive

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

December 2016 LSAT 135
MSU applied 1/2017 rejected 5/2017

Cooley applied 1/2017 participated in PEP 3/2017 rejected, reapplied with new score and rejected still

Reapplying to MSU in September 2017 app opens on the first

Applying to UofM app opens on the 23rd of this month.
Sitting for the December 2017 LSAT

Currently getting an MBA from WGU an online university

1/10/18 rejected via status checker to Wayne email followed
1/12/18 rejected to MSU via email
1/16/18 Rejected. via status checker to University of Michigan
1/19/18 rejected to capital via USPS
1/23/18 rejected to Charleston via USPS
1/29/18 rejected to NKU via email and status checker
2/12 U Dayton application finally in committee review, applied to one more school to end the cycle, hoping i get into one of the final 4 schools if not i plan on sitting for the June or September LSAT
2/15/18 - Reached put to Widener at both locations because I was propositioned by the dean at Commonwealth and I like both locations, asking questions about the chance of admissions and explaining my situation with cooleys conditional program and how I've reached out for the information they require but have gotten no response from Cooley. so i reached out to figure out options before i send in applications and possibility of admissions
2/19/18 Spoke with someone at Widener suggested I hold off on applying until I finish my MBA and to retake the LSAT
4/11/18- Got an email from Texas southern offering me a chance to interview for there Leap program that cost 1200 not leaning to do this
4/23/18 Charleston after receiving my graduate work re-reviewed my application and offered me CAP i will be participating

Visitor Comments

  • Florida costal
  • Thursday, August 10 2017 at 03:07 PM

Got a call to be admitted into the fall class even though I applied for the fall. Unrealistic to make that major move so late

- Dmoore27
  • Florida costal
  • Thursday, August 10 2017 at 03:08 PM

Even though I applied for the summer of 2018

- Dmoore27
  • Wayne state
  • Monday, October 02 2017 at 11:31 PM

received an email today stating my application was complete and would be in a review soon for a decision in two to four weeks even though I have yet to take my 3rd LSAT

- Dmoore27
  • LSAT
  • Monday, October 02 2017 at 11:33 PM

Some schools consider your file complete even if you are scheduled to retest if they think your score won't increase by much so I've been told so I'm just hoping that these schools see my potential and accept me fingers crossed

- Dmoore27
  • Tuesday, November 14 2017 at 03:57 PM

Good job on the increase! The highest LSAT I got was 134. Retaking for the 3rd time in Feb. I was going to get my application in before the end of the year, didn't know they think that w out a score

- ahoward9
  • Wednesday, November 22 2017 at 11:53 PM

@Ahoward9 I'm retaking for the 3rd time in December i wouldn't send them in until you retake because even if you tell them that you are planning on a retake they will consider your file complete and use the scores and average you already have. I recommend using the power score company for study material it helped with my increase

- Dmoore27
  • Lsat
  • Sunday, December 03 2017 at 12:54 AM

How do you think you did today??

- dytmomx3II
  • Florida coastal
  • Sunday, December 03 2017 at 09:54 AM

Whatever happened with FC? Were you able to defer? Why not go there?

- dytmomx3II
  • Monday, December 04 2017 at 12:23 AM

@dmoore27 Ugh, OK well ima get them done before the end of the year still. Thanks I I was wondering how that worked, I was not ready in Dec. I used powerscore but I'm getting 7sage this week. I need online tutorials n stuff. I got a tutor n I'm hitting 140 now. So there's hope lol. Howd you think dec went? I'm ready to be done w this test, feb gotta be it for me

- ahoward9
  • Lsat and FC
  • Monday, December 04 2017 at 02:44 PM

@dytmomx3II i think I did well i finished a few sections in a record amount of time which was a first for me also FC is a shame after i spoke to them they withdrew my application without permission and never returned any of my emails in regards to why. I couldnt start in the this fall because i am in an MBA program which i should be done with in the next 3 months

- Dmoore27
  • Monday, December 04 2017 at 02:47 PM

@ahoward9 I think it went okay im really not sure i dont want to be discouraged since this is my third time and i dont want to have to take it again. Youtube has a lot of LSAt videos so that helped. I wasnt able to study like i was when i took it in june because of school. Im just praying for a score in the 150s so i never have to take the test again. I hope in febuary you are succesful. I wish this test wasnt the end all be all i feel it doesnt show what potential we have to succeed in law school

- Dmoore27
  • 7sage
  • Monday, December 04 2017 at 03:27 PM

@ahoward9 I highly recommend 7sage. I currently have the $179 package and it's great, I am already grasping concepts I never understood before and seeing this test in a new light and understanding, so many things are clicking now.

- dytmomx3II
  • Monday, December 04 2017 at 03:59 PM

ive never heard of 7sage if I have to take it again (Praying that this isnt the case) i'll have to look into it. Powerscore is what I used during my 10 point increase so ill take anything to improve my scores

- Dmoore27
  • Saturday, December 09 2017 at 12:37 AM

@dytmomx311 yes! That's the one I got the 179, I can't wait to start it tmrrw. Seems like a good deal and I like the way they explain things. Powerscore was too detailed it was too much information almost overkill. I also been using the LSAT for dummies book, got it for like 3 bucks on Amazon. It helped things click for me quicker than powerscore! When are you taking again?

- ahoward9
  • Saturday, December 09 2017 at 12:41 AM

@dmoore27 it's so hard to judge that test when you get done. That's good you finished sections! A 10 point increase is great wow! Yea fc wrong for that, but I heard they might be closing. I'm going to apply to Barry too and John Marshall ATL. Yes I feel you, I don't want to take again but my score too low. I hate that this test is the big factor, I'm very smart just not the best test taker, does not measure my intelligence but ima be a test taker now lol. Ima beat this test.

- ahoward9
  • Saturday, December 09 2017 at 08:21 AM

@ahoward9, Exactly i can be a horrible test taker, im just hoping the scores are better this time! yes beat the test dont let it beat you!! And maybe FC is closing because that was so shady and a waist of my money. I just applied to charleston law and im going to apply to capital. I dont think i can take anymor rejection. I'll sit for the test one more time if needed but thats it

- Dmoore27
  • Wayne Law
  • Monday, December 11 2017 at 05:22 PM

Haven't heard from Wayne state yet? I am anticipating a rejection since they haven't sent me a decision yet.... it's dissapointing! I wish they would just reject me if that's what they want. The little hope you have only to get rejected MONTHS later ... sucks!

- Legal1234
  • Wayne
  • Monday, December 11 2017 at 07:58 PM

@legal1234, no I havent heard from them yet but I have hope I feel as if maybe they may be waiting for my new score from this December test. Keep hope alive! Thats what Im doing but I did feel that way the other day I havent had any movement on any of my apps

- Dmoore27
  • Monday, December 11 2017 at 09:32 PM

Ugh! Thanks for the positive vibes. Still difficult though when I applied early on in the cycle and haven't heard back from any schools! And I didn't even take the december lsat so not sure what they are waiting for. I've heard Wayne send out rejections after the Christmas break so we aren't depressed right before the Holidays lol. Still holding on to that hope though! Best of luck to you and praying we get those acceptance letters!

- Legal1234
  • Monday, December 11 2017 at 10:48 PM

@legal1234 I completely understand I applied the day applications open so I'm just like hurry and let me in or let me down so I can plan! and if that's true that's still torture lol Hopefully we hear something in the coming weeks! best of luck to you as well fingers crossed!!

- Dmoore27
  • Wednesday, December 13 2017 at 06:23 PM

Why do they tell us 2-4 weeks a decision will come in? You mean 2-4 months?!?

- Legal1234
  • Wednesday, December 13 2017 at 07:22 PM

@legal1234 I totally agree!! The process is way longer than what they say

- Dmoore27
  • MSU
  • Thursday, December 21 2017 at 05:23 PM

Finally heard from them, told me they were putting my application on hold until they receive my December scores

- Dmoore27
  • December scores come out tomorrow I hear
  • Thursday, December 21 2017 at 08:18 PM

Hope you are pleased with your score!! Keep us posted if you will.

- dytmomx3II
  • Scores
  • Friday, December 22 2017 at 01:24 AM

I heard the same thing via a law school solicitation ! Im kind of scared ! Why are they coming out so soon is what Im wondering ! Will update !

- Dmoore27
  • December scores
  • Friday, December 22 2017 at 12:47 PM

My score decreased by 10 points

- Dmoore27
  • Hopeful
  • Friday, December 22 2017 at 01:01 PM

I have 5 applications out and just prayinf the use the highest score and that someone accepts me. Willing to sit for the rest a 4th and final time this time with much more preparation. I took this test the first and 3rd time while being a full time student and working 2 full time jobs the second time I was out of school focused on studying and work. If I have to retake praying I dont and am offferend admissions by if I do Ill take a few months off from school focus on studying and register for the June test but praying I get into one of the 5 schools I have applied to

- Dmoore27
  • Try 7sage.com
  • Friday, December 22 2017 at 06:14 PM

Or a personal tutor. Take time off school. You can do it. Don't give up.

- dytmomx3II
  • Friday, December 22 2017 at 07:14 PM

I was looking into 7sage Im going to see what happens with the apps that I have out now and then go from there. Its just very disappointing

- Dmoore27
  • So sorry. Keep your head up
  • Friday, December 22 2017 at 07:55 PM

I know the feeling of discouragement. It knocks you to your knees. Grieve over it for a few days then continue to keep moving forward. You can do it.

- dytmomx3II
  • Appreciative
  • Saturday, December 23 2017 at 11:49 AM

Thank you for your words! definitely not going to wallow in it, going to continue to push forward and hope for the best

- Dmoore27
  • Wayne law status date
  • Friday, January 05 2018 at 11:03 AM

My status date in the status checker changed to 1/4/17. However, the status is the same (under review). Maybe this means a decision is upcoming? Did your date change?

- Legal1234
  • Wayne
  • Friday, January 05 2018 at 03:45 PM

My date did change yesterday and today so Im hoping to hear something soon

- Dmoore27
  • Wayne state
  • Friday, January 05 2018 at 05:00 PM

My date changed today too. I don't know what it means but it doesn't look good... :(

- Legal1234
  • Wayne
  • Friday, January 05 2018 at 06:01 PM

Is this your first application cycle? When the date changes it means that people from the committee are reviewing your application, everyone reviews and goes over your material extensively before they combine as a whole committee to make a decision. Keep your hopes up! Im trying to do so!

- Dmoore27
  • Wayne
  • Monday, January 08 2018 at 08:03 AM

Yes this is my first application cycle so I'm not sure how any of it works. So how many times can this date change before a decision is made? I'm assuming it can vary but was wondering how it was in your experience.

- Legal1234
  • Wayne
  • Monday, January 08 2018 at 10:21 AM

In my experience that date can change every other day until a decision is made sometimes it takes 2 weeks sometimes 4-8

- Dmoore27
  • Wayne
  • Wednesday, January 10 2018 at 01:33 PM

I was also rejected today. It appears they do send mass rejections after all. Disappointed but I expected it. It was a reach school for me.

- Legal1234
  • Legal1234
  • Wednesday, January 10 2018 at 03:18 PM

I was keeping my hopes high, most schools send out acceptances and rejections all at once. Where else did you apply? I reached on a couple of schools but Im very hopeful for Charleston and Texas southern as well as possibly Michigan state

- Dmoore27
  • Dmoore27
  • Wednesday, January 10 2018 at 06:36 PM

I also applied to university of Detroit mercy. I didn't bother applying to Cooley because of there reputation. I'm limited to Michigan schools and we don't have a lot of options over here.

- Legal1234
  • Thursday, January 11 2018 at 11:00 AM

I thought about applying to Detriot mercy because I'd like to stay here in Michigan, I don't want to have to end up back in Ohio. I applied to cooley twice did there pep program raised my LSAT and still didn't get in

- Dmoore27
  • Cooley
  • Thursday, January 11 2018 at 12:14 PM

They must be taking your average score instead of your highest score then because the 50th percentile lsat score for Cooley is only 141.

- Legal1234
  • Cooley
  • Thursday, January 11 2018 at 04:24 PM

I had errors in my essays that me and three other people didnt catch so they may have thought my writing skills were terrible but Im glad I didnt get in with all the trouble they are having with the ABA

- Dmoore27
  • Capital
  • Wednesday, January 17 2018 at 12:14 PM

Good luck with Capital. They're one of my top choices. Are you sitting for the LSAT again?

- dytmomx3II
  • LSAT
  • Wednesday, January 17 2018 at 03:56 PM

Im not sure, not if I get into one of the 3 schools I have applications out for but if not I will definitely resist. My mom wants me to go to capita because its close to Akron. My file went into review today so we shall see! Did you go to Cooley or are you just going to wait?

- Dmoore27
  • Waiting
  • Wednesday, January 17 2018 at 08:46 PM

I am waiting. I deferred. But, really hoping to pull through on the LSAT. I've been studying and have had an increase in PTs, so I just need to mimick that on test day. You should give NKU a shot. It's practically in southern Ohio, although it's Northern Kentucky, just on the border.

- dytmomx3II
  • Thursday, January 18 2018 at 03:29 PM

You can do it ! I never wanted to be in Ohio again but if I have to I will the upside would be In state tuition and Ill have to look into NKU Im just drained from paying lsac fees

- Dmoore27
  • Capital
  • Friday, January 19 2018 at 11:26 AM

Capital has made a decision but I have to wait for the letter

- Dmoore27
  • Charleston
  • Wednesday, January 24 2018 at 09:35 AM

They may have offered you their summer acceptance program.

- dytmomx3II
  • Charleston
  • Wednesday, January 24 2018 at 12:06 PM

If so Ill be decinling I wont pay 500 dollars for possible admissions

- Dmoore27
  • Same
  • Wednesday, January 24 2018 at 01:20 PM

I declined it. They offered it to me last year.

- dytmomx3II
  • Options
  • Wednesday, January 24 2018 at 06:17 PM

Im running out of options if I dont get in somewhere ill Be heart broken

- Dmoore27
  • I'm cluless.
  • Wednesday, January 24 2018 at 10:13 PM

I saw you mentioned errors in your papers. Did you get those fixed before applying to other schools? I would keep trying with the LSAT. We can now take it an unlimited amount of times. If you really want it, I say don't give up. I know it's easier said than done seeing as money does not grow on trees but perhaps seek some professional help for your personal statement, any other essays, and/or resume. In the long run it's a potential investment if it helps. I know, it's risky. Just throwing out options. I was browsing around my LSAC account and found a spot that shows the total I have spent on LSAC, and I am over 1,000. It just adds up so quickly. Have you asked any schools if they would mind discussing any issues with your file? I did that, and 2 were very kind and responsive and said it is my LSAT score. I was concerned because I do not have a stellar GPA, and I also have a few CF things I had to shed light on, so I really wanted to ask if it was just the LSAT before I moved on with paying to study for it, or if other things were holding me back. I believe Capital might be willing to discuss with you if they did reject, they may give some insight if you ask them kindly.

- dytmomx3II
  • Sadly
  • Thursday, January 25 2018 at 03:24 PM

Sadly I did have errors In past essays that no one ever caught until I got ready to apply during this cycle and I fixed them immediately and got them re proofed. I also found that on lsac and Im almost a grand in. I really want this and I dont want to give up its just very discouraging when schools dont let you because of numbers I dont have the best gpa as well because of hardships in undergrad and I just need the opportunity to prove myself I guess. Im still waiting to hear from Capital if I didnt get in Ill definitly contact the dean of admissions as weve already had a few conversations. Im moving back to Ohio in may and Ill be done with my masters in a few months if it boils down to it Ill prep for another lsat test and re take/ re apply during another cycle. This is what Ive wanted since I was 5 outside of making Music I know I shouldnt give up on this

- Dmoore27
  • Don't give up
  • Thursday, January 25 2018 at 04:29 PM

I wanted to, but I can't, I just can't give up. I will keep taking the LSAT until I get a score that gets me accepted. Consider giving ONU a shot. I am already thinking I will be taking June's LSAT. I think you just need to study for it w/no distractions, once you finish that masters then maybe you can sit for June or another test this fall/winter. the next cycle of entering classes will be here before we know it, fall 2019 i mean. Sounds silly but it's true, time does fly. I know how you feel, I really want it too, I always have. We have to keep in mind that things that are worthwhile are never easily attainable. Keep pushing. I am right there with you pushing too.

- dytmomx3II
  • Hopeful
  • Thursday, January 25 2018 at 04:38 PM

This site its definitely helpful being able to interact with people in the same position as you. Im definitly going to continue to push forward and try until I cant abynore. I agree if you really want it youll keep going no matter what. These application cycles do come fast I just wanted to already be in school by now but things that are worth while take time I guess

- Dmoore27
  • ONU
  • Thursday, January 25 2018 at 08:06 PM

I actually have been looking into ONU for a week now doing research I filled out an application but I wasnt sure if I should send it in, I emailed admissions with questions and Im just waiting for a response. I basically mapped out my situation scores and GPA and asked the likelihood of me being accepted

- Dmoore27
  • Capital
  • Thursday, January 25 2018 at 11:39 PM

Sorry to see that. :( I don't suppose the letter gave any explanations.

- dytmomx3II
  • capital
  • Thursday, January 25 2018 at 11:42 PM

no just the normal spill of we get more applicants than we can take for our small class. feel free to reapply in the future, the usual

- Dmoore27
  • ONU
  • Friday, January 26 2018 at 09:36 AM

Finally got a response they told me I would be a good candidate for the summer starters program but my undergrad GPA is lower than the median so it would require a holistic review by the committee definitely going to send in my app and see what happens

- Dmoore27
  • Are you
  • Friday, January 26 2018 at 03:37 PM

Are you going to reach out to Capital and inquire further? That's good news from ONU. I think their summer program seems a bit different than the others like Charleston, etc. Financial aid can cover it, sounds like a good program. It's something I would do if offered.

- dytmomx3II
  • ONU
  • Friday, January 26 2018 at 04:14 PM

Capital wants a higher LSAT, and yes there summer starter program is very different its an automatic entry into the fall class if you participate (if you make it through the interview) and you have until the end of spring semester to maintain a 2.5 gpa to stay.

- Dmoore27
  • Onu
  • Friday, January 26 2018 at 04:16 PM

Unlike Charleston its two classes for 8 weeks civil procedure and criminal law and once you finish those you dont have to take them in the fall so youll have a head start on your 1Lclasses

- Dmoore27
  • ONU
  • Tuesday, January 30 2018 at 03:19 PM

Rooting for you and realllllyyy hoping you get invited for an interview for ONU's summer starter program!! Would be interested in seeing if anyone else on this site has experience with that, the interview, being accepted , etc.

- dytmomx3II
  • ONU
  • Tuesday, January 30 2018 at 03:58 PM

Thank you for your support ! Ive been feeling really down as the letters come in and Ive looked at a few different application years on this site and I see some do have interviews but they only interview 75 people and take about 20, hoping I can get an interview

- Dmoore27
  • rooting for you
  • Thursday, February 01 2018 at 01:55 PM

would just like to let you know that i am rooting for you to like others. as someone who is a splitter i understand how you feel, the rejections do take its toll. you have what i have which is the burning desire and passion to go to law school. i wrote the lsat 3 times (registered 5 times) until i got the score that i got. if there is hope for me of all people then you can definitely do it with a way better gpa than mine :).

- rakinalikhan
  • Thank you !
  • Thursday, February 01 2018 at 03:17 PM

I appreciate it ! You have a great score I can only hope to achieve that. And yes very passionate about law and getting into law school. Its definitely overwhelming to not gain admissions time and time again but Im definitly prepared to do whatever it takes

- Dmoore27
  • Thursday, February 01 2018 at 04:25 PM

definitely let the rejections fuel you to prove them wrong! for myself, the fact that better schools were willing to accept/waitlist me but many of the lower/unranked ranked schools decided to straight up reject me definitely added more fuel to my fire and makes me want to prove them wrong. if it wasnt for my bad gpa i could have gotten into way better schools so thats another chip on the shoulder. have you ever thought of maybe going to a low tier/unranked school for your first year and then transferring out to a better school?

- rakinalikhan
  • Thursday, February 01 2018 at 04:37 PM

At this point I dont even know where to apply to, I dont know I feel as if financially I need to stay in Ohio but there is not many places to go. I would definitly be willing to go to un unranked school and transfer if someone would extend an offer of admissions. My GPA is just not good on top of my lsat score I had a lot of things the interfered wth my mental and emotional health during undergrad and it shows in grades

- Dmoore27
  • Essays
  • Friday, February 02 2018 at 06:22 PM

Given your #s and seeing similar being accepted I can only guess that something in your essays is not sitting well with adcomms. I know it's a ton of money to spend on top of what's already been spent but if I were you I would consider getting some professional help with the essays. Do you have CF issues that you addressed? Personally I do, and I did get help in writing the addenda. Check out Spivey Consulting or any type of consulting firms. It might serve you well and be an investment in the long run. Do you plan on studying again for the LSAT? if so check out 7sage, the $179 package is well worth it.

- dytmomx3II
  • Dytmomx3II
  • Friday, February 02 2018 at 06:41 PM

No, I don't have any C&F issues outside of bringing cases against other people which don't negatively affect me in any way. I was thinking if I didn't get accepted to any of the schools I have applications out to now I would rewrite and revamp essays. I was also thinking that maybe my letters of recommendation were not strong enough, so I have started asking for new letters of recommendation from different people. (I wish I could have gotten one from the prosecutor's office where I interned he said he would do it and never did since I had to leave to move away). If I have to take the LSAT again it will be when I'm done with my MBA, soi can focus on just that. I have sped up my studies and should be done in may. Really hoping to get an interview for ONU.

- Dmoore27
  • Lors
  • Friday, February 02 2018 at 07:43 PM

I'd get some from any professors you have with your MBA. Are you also working? Maybe a current supervisor. Wouldn't hurt to reach out to someone at Lucas County prosecutor's office to ask again.

- dytmomx3II
  • LORS
  • Friday, February 02 2018 at 08:16 PM

Ive asked my assigned student mentor at WGU to write one and I think Im going to shoot the guy at the prosecutors office an email later today. And yes I do work but its in the medical field and I havent been at my current job long only 90 Days so I feel kind of awk asking them for one.

- Dmoore27
  • Gotcha
  • Friday, February 02 2018 at 09:11 PM

Yeah i think you'd benefit from a revamped application. Also ask your mentor to look over your essays. Ever considered a paralegal job or secretarial position in a law setting?? That might be insightful. I've been a paralegal for nearly a decade now. Made some great connections.

- dytmomx3II
  • Friday, February 02 2018 at 09:49 PM

I thought you had to have a degree in paralegal studies to be a paralegal? I did Minor in legal studies but Ive never thought about being in the legal field in that manor it is something Ill have to look into when I move back to Ohio, I was thinking about interning again but in Summit countys prosecutors office

- Dmoore27
  • Not necessarily
  • Saturday, February 03 2018 at 12:49 AM

It's not necessarily required, it will be at the discretion of the person or company hiring you. A minor in legal studies would give you a leg up on competing candidates with no education. I do have a paralegal degree but I've worked in a couple of different capacities, such ashort at Law firms and court houses, and plenty of my co-workers did not have any formal education or training.

- dytmomx3II
  • Typo
  • Saturday, February 03 2018 at 12:50 AM

Such as at *

- dytmomx3II
  • Saturday, February 03 2018 at 01:16 AM

Ill have to look into Now that Im moving back to Ohio I need to find things to boost my profile/resume. I did like working in a prosecutors office so I would love to work at a law firm with independent lawyers

- Dmoore27
  • Getting In
  • Sunday, February 04 2018 at 03:37 AM

Ive read a lot on schools when I first started to apply and my number one school accepted me while a safety school did not so I am definitely going to say dont give up! I know you are currently getting an MBA but I would look at schools that have automatic admission to their law school if you do well enough in undergrad. I dont know how useful is at this point but either way. I have an LSDAS gpa of a 2 something so I know you can make it in. While Im sure being in the military helps a little with my acceptance I think the letters and addendums that I sent in helped the most. I was actually denied by northern Kentucky and roger Williams but got into St Marys and Capital with a scholarship so it doesnt seem to follow too close to their listed median scores. Youll get in!

- cswheeler12
  • Thank you !
  • Sunday, February 04 2018 at 01:34 PM

Definitely not going to give up, going to see how this cycle continues to play out and then start working on my next moves. Im definitly working on new letter of reccomenfation and trying to redo my personal statement and addendum before I attempt to apply anywhere else

- Dmoore27
  • Florida coastal
  • Wednesday, February 07 2018 at 12:29 PM

Finally spoke with some regarding my summer application she advised me to try and raise my score to 148-150 for admission

- Dmoore27
  • Please don't take this the wrong way
  • Wednesday, February 07 2018 at 12:54 PM

I totally agree with dytmomx3II that it must be something with your writing samples. I've seen people with worse get into some of the schools you are applying to so it doesn't make sense to me. I got a 146 lsat, so I am not one to tell you to raise your LSAT score or anything like that, but you should totally look into having someone read over your writing samples!

- Meganm0403
  • Oh no
  • Wednesday, February 07 2018 at 01:50 PM

Definitely not taking it the wrong way! Ive actually started ombr write my essays in its entirety.

- Dmoore27
  • Typo
  • Wednesday, February 07 2018 at 01:52 PM

Started on re writing*

- Dmoore27
  • Writing
  • Wednesday, February 07 2018 at 02:38 PM

Okay good! Good luck to you! Someone is bound to accept you!

- Meganm0403
  • Thank you
  • Wednesday, February 07 2018 at 02:50 PM

Good luck to you as well!

- Dmoore27
  • Capital
  • Wednesday, February 07 2018 at 02:55 PM

Spoke with the Dean of admissions just a few minutes ago, my essays werent the problem it was the trend of my LSAT score going up and down. Also that I participated in Cooleys program and didnt gain admission ( Cooley can take all or none from the program despite performance) and the fact that I took legal studies courses and excelled in some but did bad in others for example torts and intro to law only because they were only offered online and I wouldnt wish that on anyone but I need to write an addendum for that. She said get closer to the median and call for reconsideration

- Dmoore27
  • Capital
  • Wednesday, February 07 2018 at 06:54 PM

Well that sure is nice to get feedback like that. Are you going to sit for the June test? I bet they might still consider you for fall if you take in June and get a higher score.

- dytmomx3II
  • Im not sure if I'll be ready
  • Wednesday, February 07 2018 at 08:09 PM

she said if I sit for the June test I can call and be reconsidered if there are still seats left in the fall class, I dont want to rush the studying process to sit for the June test if I dont get into the last 3 schools I have applications out for i'll most likely sit for the September test. I want adequate time to study like I did last summer. Bummed that cooleys program is weighing negatively on me when I actually excelled in the program. Also good luck with your retake this weekend praying for your success!

- Dmoore27
  • NKU and CAS report
  • Friday, February 09 2018 at 04:46 PM

Spoke with the dean of admissions and she told me what to do to improve my profile, she said lsat scores and academic history is most important obviously, she also let me know that my graduate school transcript was not attached to my CAS report ( trying to get in touch with LSAC about this) but my graduate transcript could be a good way to show my progress as I go to a school that does not have grades its a pass not pass scale but it details what you must complete to gain your credits and how many credits you are suppose to take each term to keep a 4.0 for example I only needed 8 credit hours or competency units to pass my term as a graduate student but I have finished 21 competency units within my first term and only have 13 credits or 4 classes left to finish my degree. Hopefully I can get the transcript issue figured out because this will improve my sorts. Also received a letter or reccomendation from my grad school mentor and have re written a lot of my essays

- Dmoore27
  • Typo
  • Friday, February 09 2018 at 04:48 PM

Improve my softs * Letter of reccomendation**

- Dmoore27
  • Appalachian
  • Tuesday, February 13 2018 at 09:32 AM

Didnt know it was in such a romote, small area and in the middle of a moutain, basically wasted my money. I wouldnt attend even if offered admission.

- Dmoore27
  • Widener (delaware)
  • Tuesday, February 13 2018 at 12:12 PM

I'd recommend applying to Widener, I don't think the Harrisburg location would accept you, but you might have a shot at the Delaware campus. They also have a conditional acceptance program called T.A.P.

- Meganm0403
  • Widener
  • Tuesday, February 13 2018 at 12:47 PM

I did actually request information from the school, it had been in my list I wasnt sure if I wanted to apply, I dont want to do a conditional program I cant afford to relocate for a month and a half and not get into the program

- Dmoore27
  • Widener
  • Tuesday, February 13 2018 at 02:30 PM

You could always apply and then if they only accept you into that program, withdraw your application

- Meganm0403
  • Widener
  • Tuesday, February 13 2018 at 02:59 PM

Im thinking about submitting after I do a little more research on the area, possible jobs and housing. I also have to reach out to Cooley because I did a conditional program there and widener requires a detailed statement from myself and the school

- Dmoore27
  • Widener
  • Saturday, February 17 2018 at 01:53 PM

Emailed widener on the 15th, my application is all set to submit but I have had no luck in obtaining a statement from cooley in regards to the conditional program i participated in which is annoying and i emailed widener on how to proceed since they require this information

- Dmoore27
  • Charleston
  • Wednesday, February 21 2018 at 12:16 AM

Did your status checker just say decision letter mailed? Mine does, and I'm nervous I didn't get in.

- dess929
  • Charleston
  • Wednesday, February 21 2018 at 09:46 AM

Yes it just said mailed, usually when accepted to a school you get a phone call or text message from the dean. It could be a denial or an offer for the conditional program

- Dmoore27
  • Wednesday, February 21 2018 at 06:38 PM

I have been rejected to schools for my lsat as well. Its taking a toll on me but I know that i can give up. one school told me to raise my score at least 8 points the other school told me to raise my score and rewrite my personal statement. It made me crazy to think that my personal statement had errors after I had it proofread by my professor. I normally od not test well so i went online to a website called wyzant.com and found a tutor in my area that im going to work with weekly until the june test. He thinks as long as we work weekly I should be able to up my score to a 150. I hoping this is the case. Both schools that denied me said the they will reconsider me once My score is raised good enough to meet there medium. I know its only 3 1/2 months away but try to study as much and sit for the June test you can be reconsidered for this fall instead of waiting a whole year again! good luck with everything and just know your not alone in this process.

- mandistein
  • Wednesday, February 21 2018 at 06:58 PM

Thank you! It definitely drives you nuts, I had 3 different people read my essays and yet Everyone missed the mistakes. Im not sure if Ill be able to devote time to take the test in June my masters program requires a lot of time and I want to make sure I finish strong all all accords. Ill have to look into that website and see what tutors are around. I may take it but Im at this point in time not completely sure. I would like to get into the 150s when I was able to devote most of my attention to studying I was able to raise my score 10 points

- Dmoore27
  • Friday, February 23 2018 at 04:08 PM

im also not sure if you have looked into schools in FL? Barry and Nova usually accept people with lsat scores of 145

- mandistein
  • Friday, February 23 2018 at 04:18 PM

I only ever looking into Florida coastal but I have been looking at Barrys stats but I have really thought about if I wanted to apply

- Dmoore27
  • Florida Coastal
  • Friday, March 02 2018 at 12:10 AM

Florida Coastal was the first school I applied to just to see how I stacked up. They rejected me one week after I sent my application. I thought I would be admitted for sure. I believe they were in a little bit of trouble with the ABA for accepting students with low numbers. So I think this year they increased their admission requirements. I just wanted to give you a heads up but it still might be worth applying there. Just thought you should hear my story lol!

- cdsaxsma
  • Florida coastal
  • Friday, March 02 2018 at 09:43 AM

Thanks lol yes They told me in the fall they would be increasing there median score! im no longer interested in FCLS anyway as there sanctions by the ABA have not been lifted

- Dmoore27
  • Florida Coastal
  • Friday, March 02 2018 at 01:17 PM

OH I didnt know they were still in trouble with the ABA. Ya it would not be a good idea to apply there anyway. Always gotta be careful.

- cdsaxsma
  • Dayton
  • Wednesday, March 07 2018 at 09:48 AM

Are you still in committee review w/ Dayton? Mine went in to that this morning. Hope I hear something soon.

- dytmomx3II
  • Dayton
  • Wednesday, March 07 2018 at 12:17 PM

Yes I am, Im hoping for something good to come from it

- Dmoore27
  • UD
  • Wednesday, March 14 2018 at 11:49 AM

Dayton is sort of my top choice. I am dying waiting to hear from them!!! I check the status checker religiously.

- dytmomx3II
  • Dayton
  • Wednesday, March 14 2018 at 02:59 PM

I love the campus Im really hoping for good news I also check it multiple times a day hoping for movement

- Dmoore27
  • UD
  • Wednesday, March 14 2018 at 03:15 PM

Same. glad I am not the only one checking it often. I toured the campus in 2016, it really is a gem. Knowing I am moving back to Ohio but not sure where is really killing me.

- dytmomx3II
  • Wednesday, March 14 2018 at 06:13 PM

Same, Ive already started taking things back to my home town but Im hoping to be extended an offer of admissions before the cycle is over

- Dmoore27
  • Ud
  • Thursday, March 15 2018 at 03:30 PM

Sorry about Dayton. Keep your head up. How did you find out?

- dytmomx3II
  • UD
  • Thursday, March 15 2018 at 03:58 PM

I checked the status checker

- Dmoore27
  • Monday, March 19 2018 at 10:36 AM

Have you thought of applying to Mississippi?

- dess929
  • Dess929
  • Monday, March 19 2018 at 01:57 PM

I did at one point but I didnt pursue it. I havent done enough research to consider it

- Dmoore27
  • Thursday, April 19 2018 at 07:12 PM

I just read your trail of comments...I am definitely inspired by your determination. You WILL get in....keep your head up. My journey hasn't been easy...I have been accepted to U. Mass- Dartmouth, but it just accredited in 2010 ...I am nervous about the school. I have #13 applications out and I've been rejected by 4 schools: NY Law, Suffolk, American, Uof Baltimore. - I won't stop until I get in.

- queenly2003
  • Charleston
  • Monday, April 23 2018 at 03:44 PM

After being rejected 3 months ago Ive just been offered CAP program

- Dmoore27
  • charleston
  • Tuesday, April 24 2018 at 07:37 PM

I am so happy they reconsiderd! I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you in the fall!! I loved it when I went and toured!

- dess929
  • Charleston
  • Tuesday, May 01 2018 at 10:34 PM

Hey! So happy for you. When do you start? I have a feeling you're going to rock it and do well. A bit jealous because SC is my vacation spot! :-D

- dytmomx3II
  • Congrats on Charleston
  • Monday, June 18 2018 at 05:22 PM

Are you applying to more schools? I had similar stats and blasted out my app and used the laws of averages to leverage admissions & $$. If you have any strategy Qs for admissions lmk ill be glad to help.

- aarwu2000
  • AArwu2000
  • Wednesday, June 20 2018 at 03:04 PM

I am not applying to any more schools I just finished the program at Charleston and I am very confident in my success here

- Dmoore27

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