Mattmw22 (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Barry University School of Law PT graph Accepted A $10,000 01/31/17 01/31/17 01/31/17 02/15/17 1 year
St. Thomas University - Florida graph Accepted $10,000 07/05/17 07/05/17 07/05/17 07/11/17 1 year
Nova Southeastern University graph Accepted 07/05/17 07/05/17 07/05/17 01/20/17 1 year
Florida A&M University F graph Accepted 01/04/17 01/04/17 01/05/17 04/11/17 1 year
Florida International University PT graph Rejected 01/30/17 01/30/17 01/30/17 03/09/17 1 year
Florida Coastal School of Law graph Pending W 02/21/17 02/22/17 -- -- 1 year
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta graph Accepted W 02/07/17 02/07/17 02/07/17 -- 1 year
Whittier Law School graph Pending W 02/02/17 02/02/17 02/03/17 -- 1 year
University of La Verne College of Law graph Pending W 02/02/17 02/02/17 02/08/17 -- 1 year
Thomas Jefferson School of Law graph Accepted W $3,000 02/10/17 02/10/17 02/10/17 02/22/17 1 year
Hamline University PT graph Rejected 01/30/17 01/31/17 01/31/17 02/01/17 1 year
Ave Maria University School of Law graph Pending W 01/03/17 01/04/17 01/05/17 -- 1 year
Thomas M Cooley Law School graph Accepted W 01/03/17 01/04/17 01/05/17 01/10/17 1 year

Applicant Information

N/A out of N/A

Demographic Information

1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Started Small business/ business owner while in undergrad.

Legal Intern at Courthouse.

Civil Record Clerk.

Strong Lor's from County and state leaders in Legal field.

7 years of work and interning history throughout undergrad.


1/6/17 All apps are in. Just sent in my updated Resume including my strong work history including starting my own company and legal field work.

1/10/17 Wait Listed at Florida Coastal!
Immediately sent a LOI to the admission team and called in which they told me that my letter of LOI "helped". Hopefully will be fully admitted soon.

1/10/17 Decision made for Cooley App.

1/16/17 Just got the Cooley Email saying I was accepted!

1/20/17 Decision made at Nova. Admitted through the AAMPLE program!

1/23/17 Denied at St.Thomas!

Accepted at Barry Law!!!

Re taking June LSAT for better scholarship money and or a better tier school if my score is higher.

Re applied to Floirda Coastal For Spring. Will re Apply to Nova and St Thomas for this Fall if June LSAT score is high enough.

Re taking In June, hoping to apply late cycle at NOVA or go to Barry.

Took June LSAT, got a few points higher. Re applied to Nova and St.thomas. Hoping to hear back soon.

Nova stood by their decision. Will attend Barry after increase in scholarship amount.

Visitor Comments

  • Good luck
  • Saturday, January 14 2017 at 07:05 PM

Hey bud All of that experience looks good, you'll be fine. Since its early in the year chances of getting into schools are good. I'll keep an eye on your updates

- Chevychase
  • Monday, January 16 2017 at 11:13 AM

Thanks Chevychase I'll do the same.

- Mattmw22
  • Monday, January 16 2017 at 04:50 PM

Congrats on your acceptance into Cooley Law!

- Lawschool2017
  • Monday, January 16 2017 at 06:55 PM

Thanks Lawschool2017

- Mattmw22
  • Friday, January 20 2017 at 01:56 PM

Hi Matt! I got accepted to Nova to their AAMPLE program too. What are your thoughts on that? I really wanted to go to that school but I just have reservations. : (

- EllaWoodsGuatemala
  • ElllaWoodsGuatemala
  • Friday, January 20 2017 at 02:53 PM

HI EllaWoods, Congrats!! I was hoping to be fully admitted as well! Like you, Im waiting On ST. Thomas most importantly. I am hoping to get in there as they have the best Clinics in the state. If that doesnt work, Ill possibly try the AAMPLE program and enter in a seat deposit at another school i am accepted to. AAMPLE is said to be 3L classes in a conditional program which has me a little worried.

- Mattmw22
  • Friday, January 20 2017 at 03:19 PM

Hoping to hear back from the other schools soon!

- Mattmw22
  • Monday, January 23 2017 at 09:32 AM

Thank you! I'm crossing my fingers. So if you get into St. Thomas will that be your school of choice to attend? I actually just received username and password to St. Thomas's student account today and I emailed them asking if that meant that I was admitted because I have yet to receive an acceptance letter! I'm crossing fingers here!!! What else do you know about St. Thomas if you don't mind me asking and why didn't you apply to FIU?

- EllaWoodsGuatemala
  • Monday, January 23 2017 at 09:39 AM

Funny thing, I also received a username and password email from ST. Thomas. I just called them and they said I was still in review. I checked my app status and it said " Denied". Kind of pissed! why send that email to begin with!! I liked St. Thomas due to it's Legal Clinics and reputation in South Florida. It definitely was one of my first choices. I like FIU but my numbers aren't good enough for them. Hoping Barry, Famu or AVA give me the approval now! How about you? What school are you hoping to get into?

- Mattmw22
  • Monday, January 23 2017 at 09:43 AM

You got denied!!!? Why send you that username and password. That's really messed up. Jeez! Mines still saids under review. Ugh. I was thinking of Barry in Orlando, I really wanted Nova, but if they truly wanted me then they should have just accepted me. I'm currently still a student there getting a graduate certificate so I don't start paying off student loans yet and I received my masters from them in 2015! So I'm a bit upset with them now too! So waiting on Barry and FAMU and I might apply to AVA. Thanks for your thoughts! :)

- EllaWoodsGuatemala
  • Monday, January 23 2017 at 09:54 AM

I like AVA because of the small class sizes. Barry is a good school though and FAMU is affordable. I'm with you on NOVA, I was accepted for their MBA program and thought that would help with LAW admissions. Hoping your decisions come in quick. The waiting sucks!

- Mattmw22
  • Monday, January 23 2017 at 10:15 AM

That sounds like a good idea. Are you working full-time and willing to take 6 weeks of intensive work into it. I would if I lived down there, but I was going to make the move for an acceptance not for AAMPLE. I'm still debating and just waiting a few more days before I decide. Nova would be awesome! :( good luck. Keep me posted

- EllaWoodsGuatemala
  • Monday, January 23 2017 at 10:26 AM

I didn't think about that. Sadly I work two jobs at the moment. That might lead me to go to another school. I like Nova though :(. Definitely keep me posted on your plans as well!

- Mattmw22
  • St. Thomas
  • Monday, January 23 2017 at 03:45 PM

I too received the email from St. Thomas for Username and password, I actually went through the whole sign in and all my info was in there and an area where it said my lsat score and next to it i said "accepted". Afterwards, I go onto my status checker and it said Denied. I was so confused so I called and they said my app was still in review and I should receive a letter in a week or so. Why not just tell us ? Have any of you heard of an instance where status checker says denied then receive a summer cond. invitation? I am pretty pissed myself about this sick joke.

- lawsme
  • Monday, January 23 2017 at 10:42 PM

Where did it say accepted? I couldn't find that on there. Either way it's messed up! The email went to multiple people too. So far i've never heard of that happening to someone! I understand, it's frustrating to say the least.

- Mattmw22
  • St. Thomas
  • Tuesday, January 24 2017 at 07:46 AM

I also received an email saying "Welcome to St. Thomas" with login info but my status checker says tat my file is still in review. What kind of sick joke is this!?

- Beyonce4
  • Ave Maria
  • Tuesday, January 24 2017 at 08:07 AM

Hey, also beware of Ave Maria! I went to go visit and the school is extremely small and lacks a lot of what a law school should have. They have 4 classrooms and not many professors. They are also in probation and under investigation with the ABA and they run the risk of getting their accreditation revoked

- Beyonce4
  • Tuesday, January 24 2017 at 12:20 PM

What's going on with St. Thomas? I emailed them and they apologized for the confusion but saying that the file is still under review. I don't like how this is their first impression, I'm kind of scared of a school that doesn't have their act together and are sending mixed emails to candidates. They might be having an internal system error, but who knows! ha!

- EllaWoodsGuatemala
  • Tuesday, January 24 2017 at 07:24 PM

Good to know Beyonce4. Thanks for the info. I'll keep that in mind.

- Mattmw22
  • Tuesday, January 24 2017 at 07:27 PM

I emailed as well and they said it was a error. But other people have received the same email and their status checker read denied. While their profile said accepted. Seems very disorganized. I was told my letter was in the mail. I'll let you know tomorrow.

- Mattmw22
  • Congratulations
  • Thursday, February 09 2017 at 05:08 PM

Congrats on the acceptances so far!

- Nextstep2017
  • Thursday, February 09 2017 at 11:10 PM

Thanks Nextstep2017. Any idea where I should apply to next?

- Mattmw22
  • Friday, February 10 2017 at 09:22 AM

Our numbers are basically the same and since you're also an URM, that will help. I've gotten accepted at the University of Dayton and Loyola NOLA. Give those a shot! You honestly have better prospects than most of the schools you've applied for. Are you pretty set on staying in Florida or are you happy to move out of state?

- Nextstep2017
  • Nextstep2017
  • Friday, February 10 2017 at 01:20 PM

Awesome, thanks. i did but now i'm looking at other areas like San Diego and Atlanta but i'll look at Loyola as well. Where are you leaning towards Nextstep2017?

- Mattmw22
  • Congrats
  • Saturday, February 18 2017 at 01:54 PM

Hey man, congrats. How was your interaction with Mitchell Hamline? I'm thinking of applying there.

  • Sunday, February 19 2017 at 09:19 PM

Congrats on Barry law!!!

- Lawschool2017
  • TNT
  • Monday, February 20 2017 at 09:00 AM

Mitchell Hamline was very efficient, I received a personal email decision a couple days after I applied! very efficient.

- Mattmw22
  • Lawschool2017
  • Monday, February 20 2017 at 09:00 AM

Thanks Lawschool2017

- Mattmw22
  • Wednesday, April 26 2017 at 03:07 PM

For cooley did the date update while in review? Mine changed on 4/18/17 but no updates since

- Jana1286
  • FAMU
  • Thursday, April 27 2017 at 12:46 PM

Did it really take that long to find out from FAMU? Good luck on your journey by the way!

- Hatter93
  • Cooley, Coastal and Stetson
  • Tuesday, June 13 2017 at 09:21 PM

Hi guys ! I being reading reviews about all of these schools.. but honestly I don't have much of a choice since I am moving to Sarasota, and I need a school near by. I am married with a daughter, and my husband just got hired by the sheriff department... soo... my school choice was Barry, St.Thomas, or Nova... but in light of his hiring I'm very limited to say the least... any thoughts on Cooley or Stetson ?

- Yenilaw2017
  • Wednesday, July 05 2017 at 07:18 PM

Stetson is by far the better school but Cooley is more flexible in class scheduling. Stetson by a mile though..

- Mattmw22

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