Mzchiz (2019-2020)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
Florida State University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 3 years
Emory University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 3 years
University of Georgia graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 3 years
Jones School of Law graph Accepted W 03/03/13 03/04/13 03/27/13 03/27/13 5 years
Charlotte School of Law F PT graph Accepted W SP 03/03/13 03/04/13 03/07/13 04/04/13 5 years
Mercer University graph WL, Rejected 03/03/13 03/04/13 03/18/13 04/15/13 5 years
Charleston School of Law F PT graph Accepted W 04/02/13 04/03/13 04/15/13 04/18/13 5 years
Thomas M Cooley Law School F PT graph Accepted W SP 03/09/13 03/20/13 03/28/13 04/12/13 7 years
Samford University F PT graph WL, Rejected 04/01/13 -- -- 06/21/13 7 years
Georgia State University PT graph Rejected 03/03/13 03/04/13 03/08/13 04/02/13 7 years
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta PT graph Rejected 03/03/13 03/04/13 03/07/13 03/14/13 7 years

Applicant Information

Criminal Justice

Demographic Information

10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

- First in my family to attend college.
- Mentor delinquent juveniles after their first offense

Currently work as paralegal at a private firm. I've been a paralegal for 16 years


- This is my second time around. I took the LSAT 5 years ago and bombed it horribly!! My old score falls off Sept. 2012 so I'm planning to take the February 2013 test and will possibly push it up to December 2012.

-I plan to go to law school part-time so I can continue to work.

- PRAY FOR ME!!! :)

7/19/12 - sent transcipt request to undergrad. Mailed requests for letters of recommendation to professor and former boss.

11/12/12 - changed my mind about taking the Dec LSAT. Haven't studied in months. Work has consumed me and I just haven't had the motivation. I need to regain & refocus because I am still signed up for the February test.

2/9/13 - took February LSAT. Very proud of myself for making the step. I am praying for a great score!

2/11/13 - personal statement finished and sent to friends for proofing. working on my second person statement should be finished soon.

2/12/13- gave letter of recommendation to my boss for edits. hopefully he will sign tomorrow so i can upload it.

- my other boss said he would write his own and have it to me tomorrow.

**even though I took the LSAT over 5 years ago, I feel like I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing this time and I'm really going to apply to schools this time.

2/25/13 finishing touches on my PS. all LORs sent in.
- almost had an anxiety attack when I thought about waiting on my score next week. *Jesus please be with me*

3/3/13 - Sent my first round of apps to JM-ATL, GSU, Jones, Mercer and Charlotte

3/6/13 - Received my LSAT score today I'm excited. It was a huge accomplishment from the first time I took it. I know I will have to limit where I can attend...I'm still grateful!

3/9/13 - applied to Cooley (tampa campus). Have family there I can live with. :)

Praying for strength and favor during this process.

Applying locally for PT programs. I'm praying that the admissions council will taken into account my experience in the field and not just my numbers.

3/14/03 - received rejection email from Atlanta John Marshall. - oh well, I'm praying this is not a sign of how this cycle will go.

3/27 - Accepted in Jones!! YAY Thank you Lord!!! Feels great to be in somewhere!

4/2 - Rejected at GSU. Oh well it was a reach anyway.

4/4 - accepted into Charlotte's aample program

4/10 - waitlisted at Samford. Well it's better than being rejected. Gonna wait to see how Mercer decides and then will make my decision thereafter.

4/12 - accepted to Cooley throught its PEP program. I applied to the Tampa location but they changed my campus to Lansing. Said if I retake LSAT and raise score to 144 I can attend any campus.

4/15 - Received an email from Mercer saying that my application has been placed on hold. They will be making a decision after the 1st of May. *I'll take it, better than a rejection*

4/16 - sent my LOCI to Samford and Mercer - hope to hear some great news soon

4/18 - received call from Dean at Charleston giving me the great news of my acceptance!! YAY

5/7 - received an email from Mercer, application placed on WL

5/27 - its been a waiting game to see if I hear anything from Samford or Mercer...nothing...still waitlisted.

meanwhile, I've sent my $300 seat deposit to Charleston. Another $500 due next month. Will be withdrawing my app from Jones since I can't attend school full-time. Should be doing that sometime this week.

10/21/14 - Starting this journey again, preparing to take the LSAT again in February. It just was not feasible for me to stop working my full time job to attend school. My plan is to get in a part-time program in Georgia, therefore I can continue to work. Here we go!

4.27.17 - Absolutely can't believe I let 4 years pass and am in the same spot. Life just took over. We bought a house, I had a baby in january, just had surgery for something else 3 weeks ago and so on and so forth. Working from home and decided to do this one last time. I have a lot more to strive for because I have a child to worry about now. Well here we go.....

5.12.17 - Registered for the September LSAT! Just got real!

5.14.17 - added a couple of reach schools that I'm going to apply for after I kill the LSAT!

Visitor Comments

  • Be blessed
  • Sunday, March 03 2013 at 11:08 AM

Have you thought about savannah law school? They are on working on their ABA and seem hopeful they should have it I believe the admissions office said next year. And what about charleston school of law?

- hopefulmommy
  • Wednesday, March 06 2013 at 06:41 PM

No I haven't really looked into either of those schools really. I will check into Charleston. I once lived there. Thanks for the input!

- Mzchiz
  • Thursday, March 07 2013 at 02:46 PM

Best of luck to you as well and congrats on the improved LSAT!

- Kingwood
  • Saturday, March 09 2013 at 11:53 AM

Congrats on the improved LSAT. I hope you get the school you want.

- vx88
  • :)
  • Saturday, March 09 2013 at 07:14 PM

Thanks vx88 I appreciate the encouragement

- Mzchiz
  • Sunday, March 10 2013 at 12:12 AM

Wow, 12 years of work experience! With that kind of background, I hope you get into some good schools. Please keep us up to date on your cycle. Best of luck to you!

- Keon
  • Sunday, March 10 2013 at 12:25 AM

On the side note, I too took the LSAT few years ago (and bombed it big time), but I felt like this is the right time for me to do what I'm supposed to do and really plunge my way through this cycle. Hope that this time will serve us well :-)

- Keon
  • Monday, April 15 2013 at 09:20 PM

I applied to Cooley 02/26/2013 and I havent heard anything. I know at least 3 people who applied after me who already got a response. I guess they hold out on there rejection letters. Oh well I guess I can only wait and see.

- Golaysh
  • Monday, May 01 2017 at 06:59 PM

Back at it again. Iife took over. I'm leaving the info from the schools I applied to in 2013 because I will be applying to those same schools after I kill the LSAT in September. No time to take the June LSAT I just had surgery and a baby.

- Mzchiz
  • Good Luck!!
  • Wednesday, May 03 2017 at 07:08 AM

Best of luck to you on this journey!! :)

  • You gave me hope!
  • Thursday, May 23 2019 at 01:39 PM

No matter what comes up in life never give up!

- MrsPhdEsq

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