Proudmother (2021-2022)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#1 Charleston School of Law Accepted A Type: RA $7,000 Sent: 12/12/05 Rec: 12/13/05 Comp: 01/04/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/01/06 Upd: 15 years
#2 Campbell University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: 12/29/05 Comp: 01/17/06 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#5 Florida Coastal School of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/12/05 Rec: 12/13/05 Comp: 12/16/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/08/06 Upd: 15 years
#3 North Carolina Central University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/15/05 Rec: 12/20/05 Comp: 01/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/01/06 Upd: 15 years
#6 Ohio Northern University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/18/06 Rec: 01/19/06 Comp: 01/25/06 Inter: -- Dec: 04/18/06 Upd: 15 years
#4 Charlotte School of Law PT Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/03/06 Rec: 01/03/06 Comp: 01/05/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/11/06 Upd: 15 years
#7 Thomas M Cooley Law School Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/19/05 Rec: 12/27/05 Comp: 01/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/23/06 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 141
  • LSAT 2: 144
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.44
  • Degree GPA: 3.69
  • School Type: University of South Carolina
  • Major: Criminal Justice

Demographic Information

  • City: Columbia
  • State: South Carolina
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

30 years old
U.S. Army Veteran - 8 years
Married 10 years to my high school sweetheart
Mother - 2 boys (7 and 3)

Bio was published in the National Dean's List almanac (2003 & 2004)
United States Achievement Academy Collegiate All American Scholar
Numerous Awards / Scholarships - both academic and professional ( I would list them, but many would not know what they are )

Lived in: via the military
Germany
Bosnia (deployed)
Hungary (deployed)
Maryland
Alabama

LSAT
12/4/04 138
12/3/05 144

P/T Victim Assistance Advocate - Local County Detention Center

F/T University of South Carolina - Administrative Clerk

Additional info & updates

12/22/05 - Rejected from FCSL and the letter was in the mail before my LSDAS report was sent out.

1/3/06 - Requested another review of my file at Florida Coastal since they rushed their first decision.

1/13/06 - Called NCCU about the completion of my file and was told that it is not complete. Due to the holiday break they are behind processing them.

1/17/06 - Called Cooley and spoke with my assigned counselor (identified in a letter that I received) about the completion of my file. My file still is not complete, however I was told that the LSAT minimum was dropped from 145 to 142 for the Fall 2006 admission process. I had a great conversation with this guy. He said that from the looks of my scores (index) I will get in. Not exactly where I want to be this Fall, but its the first step in showing these schools that the LSAT is wrong. (At least in my case) However, I will wait to shout when it actually comes in.

1/18/06 - Got an email from NCCU stating that my file was complete and is under review.

1/21/06 - Attended the open house for Charleston School of Law today. I must say, I've attended about 4 open houses at various schools, and I have never felt more welcomed than I did today from the Charleston family. I say family because that's exactly the vibe that you get from the moment you step foot into the place. From the Dean, Assistant Dean, Faculty to students, they truly made time for every sinlge person that entered that room. Nice place.

1/22/06 - I just received an email from Florida Coastal's Dean of Admissions stating that my file is being reviewed again. As soon as a new decision is made they will contact me by phone. I guess my request worked.

1/23/06 - Received an appointment to interview with the Dean of Admissions at Charleston School of Law.

1/23/06 - It's not official as of yet, but I am in at Cooley. I received an email from my counselor and it said to look in my mailbox this week and I will be happy. Hooray!!! No thank you JESUS I'm in somewhere.

1/23/06 - I have to say this. This is what happens when you let go and let God. Miraculous things begin to happen. First Coastal reconsidering my application and now Cooley. Since I entered the military and got married at the age of 19, I have always had to be in control of every aspect of my life to be successul. This control increased even more when I became a Sergeant and had the responsibility of leading and being an example for my soldiers. I will tell you one thing. If I haven't learned anything, I have learned that I am not in control he is, and everytime I try to manipulate this process I fail (last year is a great example of that). So, I said that to say this. Be encouraged, let go of trying to be in control and listen to the little voice that is always there to comfort you and give the best advice during this process, and know that it is not your voice that is speaking.

1/23/06 - Well it's official. I got home checked the box and the big manilla envelope was there. I am in at Cooley. The letter was dated 1/17/06, the day I called my counselor about whether or not my file was complete. Oh yeah, I also got a 25% tuition scholarship.

1/25/06 - I received an email from Ohio Northern stating that my file is complete.

1/27/06 - I was interviewed by Charleston Law's Dean of Admissions today. He was impressed with my file (military experience, etc...). I believe the file spoke for itself, because there was little discussion about the score. Except to commend me for the 6 point increase. He informed me that statistics show that increases are rare on repeat tests (increaes of this magnitude at least). He asked how I did it. I told him not by Kaplan, but by self study on the job, at home, etc... Out of the 35 minutes, at least 25 went on explaining why the parttime program exists, who it is geared for, and how it may be the best start for me, due to my obligations at home, etc... All in all it went well. After all he asked if I would accept parttime over full. Heck yeah, I said. I feel better about this one than about Carolina. Help me claim this victory. Keep me in your prayers y'all.

2/8/06 - To all of my low LSAT peers. I am a true testimony that we can get into law school. Today, I received an acceptance from Florida Coastal School of Law. Yes, I said FCSL. The school that rejected me on 12/22/05. According to the letter dated 1/30/06, they stated that their acceptance "recognizes the previous success that [I] have had, and demonstrates [their] expectation that [I] will succeed in [my] future academic pursuits." God is good.

1/9/06 - Today, I will officially decline my acceptance to Cooley. It's sad because I am truly grateful to Cooley for being the first to say hey, you are worth the try. Okay maybe they say that to everyone. However, in my case it meant something to me. I knew then that despite the odds, I would have been going to law school. Thank you all for yor continued support. Now, let's wait to see who else will say yes, with a 141 average you are still worth the try.

Any information on FCSL would really help me out. Thanks.

2/14/0 6 - Happy Valentine's Day to all.
What is up with North Carolina Central University? Can't they make a decision? Absolutely no one has heard from them. I am tempted to pull another Cooley and make some contacts. Boy is this a long wait.

I feel like a straight up addict. I can't stay off of this site. Take care everyone.

2/15/06 - Received an email today from Charlotte Law about their upcoming information session for Prospective students.

Listen! If it is not saying Welcome, come on in and get your acceptance, don't bother getting me excited about receiving an email. Have a nice day y'all.

2/26/06 - I see that NCCU finally made 1 decision. I hope that mine is on the way. If you know anything about this school, drop me a line and let me know.

3/7/06 - This whole process is killing me. I'm only 108 lbs (ok 104) and I can't eat and could barely sleep. I need to know. I'm holding on to the last minute before I send in my seat deposit to Coastal. I want Coastal because it seems like a great school, but I am so divided on this thing that I can't think straight.

Anyway, if logging on to this site was grounds to be fired from my job, I would have been fired the day I created my account. This thing is addictive and my decision will only come in my mailbox, not here. Hmmmmm.... So, since I know this already, why I continue to check it is beyond me. Be blessed everyone.

3/11/06 - Received a rejection from Charlotte Law today.

They said to " please be assured that this decision is in no way a judgement that [I] will not be successful in the study of law. Unfortunately, the limited number of seats for the entering class forces [them] to deny admission to many promising applicants. Surely a bright professional future is ahead of [me].

I couldn't agree more with the last sentence and totally understand their position. I'm not upset about it at all. The application was free and I was just trying to get in somewhere in the NC, SC, FL area. Besides the thought of being in the very first class, and using only private funds in another state was a bit scary for me.

Well, to all that made it into Charlotte Law, congratulations and much success in your studies.

3/16/06 - Received an email today From FCSL inviting me to the minority recruitment event. It's the weekend of March 30 - April 2, and hotel accomodations are paid for. This is great. Anyone else received this invitation? Are you going?

3/21/06 - Called Charleston today and was told that my file was reviewed in January, but no decision has been made. I knew this from my interview, but I hoped to hear something good. Well, no news is good news. I guess.

3/23/06 - I've heard absolutely nothing from Campbell and NCCU. Both files have been complete 2 months now. The few decisions that NCCU has made (rejections) is crazy. These people look like they were guaranteed spots. I'm not concerned though. Campbell, however, I am terrified because this is the one school that I would attend in North carolina. They interview everyone and I have yet to receive an interview requests. Oh well, the wait continues.

4/3/06 - Good day everyone. I guess a break from LSN for the entire weekend is what I needed. I feel much better about this whole thing this week. Last week I was in the slums. Thanks to a good LSN friend and my family, it's all good. Besides, I AM GOING TO LAW SCHOOL. Have a wonderful day y'all.

4/10/06 - No decisions have been made yet from those pending. However, I am receiving a ton of emails from FCSL. I know th deposit is due in 5 days. I wish they would just relax and allow me to do the same. If it is not mailed before the 15th, it will definately be postmarked on that day. If only I could get the email that I want from Charleston. Have great day y'all and when I know, you'll be the first to know.

4/17/06 - Well I visited FCSL last week and liked what I saw. With the exception of the condition of the current location, I am pleased and think that it is a good fit for me. Besides the building is not of much concern to me, the quality of education tops my list. So, needless to say my deposit was made and as of this moment I will be attending FCSL.

4/18/06 - I received a call from Ohio Northern today about my fulltime regular admission acceptance. Unfortunately, I am not interested in ONU. Therefore, I will continue to wait on Charleston while holding off on packing my bags for FCSL. Truly all I can say is Ye, instead of Yeah!!!! with this one.

4/21/06 - Well the check cleared for Coastal. This may be my final "resting place". Although it may not seem like it. I am grateful to just be going to law school. Have a great day everyone.

5/1/06 - So, I just got an email from Ms. Bechtold of NCCU stating that the Dean wanted her to email me because they sent out the worng decision letter to me dated 4/28/06. She said a new one will be mailed out today and if I have a fax she will fax me a copy of it. How ghetto is that. So, now I wait for the fax to come through. Hmmmmmmm, what will it be.

5/1/06 - Well, it's official. I am in at NCCU's day program. If I weren't set on Charleston, this would have been a tough decision. I wish they could just show me the money!!! With my score, it is highly unlikely.

5/1/06 - Okay in the turmoil I was going through with being accepted at NCCU, I forgot to tell you guys that Charleston said yes also. Not so fast though. I only got into the parttime program. I know that I was sure Charleston would be the place and I knew that PT was already offered to me, but I have changed my mind.

After this long drawn out cycle, I am ready to get it over with. Do my time and graduate. Although, I have not heard from Campbell yet, they are out of the question unless they "SHOW ME THE MONEY". That is highly unlikely, so their out. That leaves NCCU vs. FCSL. Ohhhhhhh, what do I do?

5/4/06 - Okay, I've only come to one conclusion thus far and here it goes. Charleston is not the place for me. As said before, I am ready to start and finish. My decision will come soon.

5/8/06 - I've made a decision! I've made a decision! After I thought they were out of the way, I have decided afterall to attend Charleston School of Law. My decision is based on what I saw in their packet over the weekend. Because they are fully aware of this site, I cannot disclose "that thing" here. Believe me when I say that it is an offer I cannot refuse.

Thank you all for assisting in this decision making process. I'm sure that all of the schools that I have been stressed over are great schools indeed. However, after this, Charleston afterall is the place for me.

Best wishes to you all.

For all of the new applicants who will read this profile, your dreams too can come true. See the example above.

6/28/06 - It is so nice to finally be able to relax. At least for a little while. I still haven't heard anything from Campbell. I didn't officially withdraw, although it is indicated above. I thought for the money I gave them, I need to know if they said yes or no. You would think that they would have made up their minds already considering my scores. Anyway, all is well here, and I pray that it's the same for you all too. Best wishes to you all.

For all of you who asked and I didn't want to tell. Yes, Charleston gave me money.

9/7/06 - Hello everyone,
I just thought I'd drop a couple of lines since I have 1 minute to do so. Well, what can I say. Law school is tough, but I'm loving it. I know now that I made the best decision regarding the school that I chose. My family and I couldn't be happier and most of all, NO STUDENT LOANS NEEDED.
For those of you who are just beginning this process, Good luck, read my blog and know that you too can make it into law school.
Last but not least. LSAT scores do not matter once you've gain entry into school. No one discusses it and could care less. Also, the LSAT in my case was wrong. I am ahead of the game in reading, briefing cases, etc.. I am truly proud of myself. Charleston School of Law's faculty members ARE THE BEST.

Until next time,
Proudmother

11/09/06 - I just thought I'd stop by and give you all an update on my progress in law school.
All is well. My first memo grade was wonderful and as of today, I am a new member of the Charleston School of Law's Honor Council. I interviewed a couple of weeks ago and was selected today. Wow!
I hope that everyone is doing well also. For those who are starting the waiting game, best wishes.
-Proudmother

I JUST THOUGHT I WOULD LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT THE CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF LAW IS NOW ACCREDITED.

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

CULAW2005, I had to find out a little more about you. I wanted to know who was giving me great insight on this application process and bringing a little sunshine to my day everytime I read my posts. So, I just got through looking at your account. I must say I am truly impressed with your accomplishments. Florida Coastal denied me before seeing my new score. I applied online via their website for free, and there wasn't a slot for both test dates. I received the letter the same day the Law School Report was sent out to them. However, thank you for the list of other schools. I had absolutely no idea that they existed. I searched for schools online by the states and never saw the other two for NC. I will research them now. It appears that we are applying to the same programs. I would like to keep in touch. Who knows we may end up at the same school. As soon as I get a handle on this comments section, I will give you my email address. Thanks again.

Charlotte School of Law
Tuesday, July 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hi Proudmother, Best of luck in your applications. Don't give up. I have decided to go to the Charlotte School, so I thought I'd introduce myself. They are a sister school of FCSL, so I don't know if that is good or not for your case, but you might want to give them a try anyway. The application is free online, and if I were you, I would call and ask to speak with Victoria Taylor Carter, the Dean of Admissions, to tell her your story. They might be able to give you some guidance. One thing I have learned is that not everything is black and white when it comes to applications. Initiative, and determination count! Good luck! Joan

Charlotte School of Law
Tuesday, July 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hi Proudmother, Best of luck in your applications. Don't give up. I have decided to go to the Charlotte School, so I thought I'd introduce myself. They are a sister school of FCSL, so I don't know if that is good or not for your case, but you might want to give them a try anyway. The application is free online, and if I were you, I would call and ask to speak with Victoria Taylor Carter, the Dean of Admissions, to tell her your story. They might be able to give you some guidance. One thing I have learned is that not everything is black and white when it comes to applications. Initiative, and determination count! Good luck! Joan

Charlotte School of Law
Tuesday, July 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hi Proudmother, Best of luck in your applications. Don't give up. I have decided to go to the Charlotte School, so I thought I'd introduce myself. They are a sister school of FCSL, so I don't know if that is good or not for your case, but you might want to give them a try anyway. The application is free online, and if I were you, I would call and ask to speak with Victoria Taylor Carter, the Dean of Admissions, to tell her your story. They might be able to give you some guidance. One thing I have learned is that not everything is black and white when it comes to applications. Initiative, and determination count! Good luck! Joan

Hey Good luck
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey good luck, you and I have applied to about the same schools and our numbers are about the same also. I wish you great luck, It is my second try at this also. I have no clue what I will be doing next year, I am both anxious and nervous. I am sure you are also. Take care and may the lord be on your side.

Re: Similar Numbers
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey Mike, I applied for Fall 2006 at Coastal and was rejected. What was so crazy about that was that I applied online via their website for free and before my LSDAS report was mailed they rejected me. The day my letter was sent out (the day of the letter) I received my new LSAT score and both reports were being sent to them. I was truly shocked, but could care less. They didn't even wait for my file to be complete. However, I am thinking about sending in an addendum to my application explaining the 6 point increase in my LSAT score to see if they'll reconsider. Thanks and best wishes to you too.

Do it!
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

I would say to go ahead and call FCSL and alert them of your new score and to ask them to reconsider/reopen your file. Never hurts to ask. Good luck

oh yeah...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

and did you think about U South Carolina? Not sure if you from SC or if you went to school there, but just thought I'd ask.

Yessss!!!
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

Oh I'm excited for you. And a Penned letter definitely says something. Perhaps they're also noting the fact you are a Univ. SC grad and have SC ties. Yes, let go and let God because you can obviously see the doors being opened for you. Can't wait to til Friday...LOL. Do your thang...

RE: Yessss
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

BrooklynPeach, I don't know you, but I like you girl... I am also excited about tomorrow, but not worried. I will definately keep you posted and best wishes to you during this process. Proudmother

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

Are you a student there? A resident? Just asking because of the advice your giving?

CSOL comments
Tuesday, August 23 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey P.M., just wanted to wish you luck in your process. I don't know who CSOL is but his or her comments are similarily posted on other users webpages as well. I AM a CSOL student and, while I agree that the school is expensive, I do not believe that the job outlook for COL graduates is 0. If you wanna chat, I'd be happy to talk about the school. Good luck!

So...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

What did they say?!?! Haven't heard from ya but I'm still hopeful here. I'm still hanging in there too. We'll be fine...I'm telling you.

USC
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Proudmother, Well I went to the appointment and he reassured me that the only thing that eliminated me was the 1st score. We went on and on about my record "the soft factors" or whatever and told me that I had a better chance this year. He was impressed with the increase. It is said that normally people do not see an increase. He also asked me if they would be my first choice. Of course I said yes, I would not be here if it wasn't. I was told to submit the application (fee waived) and I did. It's not listed here though. Overall, it went well. Like all the others, I will shout when I actually read the acceptance.

GO GIRL!!
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

I was really praying for ya. I'm glad to hear it went well and that they waived the fee. I will shout with ya when you get it!! Just make sure you post it so I know when to shout...LOL.

Re: Go Girl
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks BrooklynPeach. I will definately keep you posted and pray for you as well.

CSOL
Sunday, January 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your comments on the CSOL Open House! It would be great if I could hear back soon with an acceptance! :) Good luck to you too!

FCSL
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Wow, thats great! Good luck. So they really denied you without requesting a LSAC report? wow, well I don't know if I can do the same. My reports were requested and I think they actually saw my file for about 5seconds before deciding to reject me. I hope you have better luck. Take care

FCSL
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Latinlord, Yes they did. I know my scores aren't like many users here, but it seemed funny to me that others with similiar numbers were either accepted or still pending. If they say yes, then it will be a good thing that I had the guts (with support) to check them. I'll keep you posted.

Florida Coastal
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, I do remember. THAT'S GREAT!! Well, there you go, that's one more prosepective school for ya. You see, things will work out. :-)

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

CULAW2005, You are so right. There are so many people that need to learn what we obviously have. I hope that Campbell comes through, because there isn't another person I would rather go through the next couple of years with so that we can celebrate and rejoice at the end. Be Blessed. Stay in contact, see my email address. What you see there is my name. Remember it and look for me

Cooley
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yea i called, they switched my counselor for some reason. THey said my file is still under review. For some reason it is taking them forever. Thanks for the info though

Congrats AGAIN
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Cooley!! I am soo happy for you, and happy that you are finally happy!! Good luck with everything!!

Congrats!
Sunday, January 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your Cooley acceptance! Hopefully you will get in somewhere closer to home, too! But that is really wonderful!

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

Thank you all. I'll be waiting to see your acceptances come in as well. Orchird455, if Charleston is one of the schools that you would really like to attend and can get there to interview, call the admissions office for one. It is not highly publicized, but it is something that I learned at the open house. Now, good luck on the Campbell interview.

Re: Cooley
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

YES!!! Now at least you know you have a sure in! That's wonderful. God is definitely GOOD. Can't wait to see the rest come through!

Cooley
Tuesday, July 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

YAY! Congrats!

USC
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

TJ, Yes, it does feel good to at least know that someone wants you or will give you a chance. I'm hoping that things will go well at Charleston Law on Friday when I interview there. Until your message I really forgot that I even applied to USC. It's not one that I am counting on, but it sure would be nice. I won't have to sell my house and move. Good luck to you.

Much success to you
Monday, August 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Just from looking at your GPA and your expereinces I'm pretty sure you have a great chance at all the places you applied to. I wouldn't worry about the LSAT, you have a great explanation, plus I'm sure your PS will make the Adcomm take a special interest in you, besides you have work experience that you can rely on. I wouldn't be surpised if........WHEN you got accepted into more schools of your choice. Much sucess to you.

USC
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

I just saw something that broke my heart. "Supersucker" was accepted to the University of South Carolina with a 2.49 GPA and a 165 LSAT. Now I have truly seen it all. Is hard work in academics worth nothing these days? HMMMMMMM

Cooley
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yes I agree what you said about cooley. Thanks for the insight!!

Cooley
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

hey, you're right about Cooley. I had mentioned to someone that if it wasn't their first choice, don't be afraid to apply elsewhere despite the numbers cause I kept hearing the comments too, but I agree, it's all what you make it. Besides, they really do seem to have a lot going on. I called them to ask a question and had a nice conversation with someone in the admissions office, no rushing off of the phone or anything. They seem inviting so I went ahead and applied too. I hope that you get in where you really want to go so you don't have to uproot your family (I know you're concerned about it). But, w/Cooley, like I said before, at least you know you're going to make some serious strides. I'm sure you will do well wherever you. I feel like I'm watching a football game, seriously rooting for us low lsat underdogs! LOL

cooley
Monday, January 09 2006 at 07:00 PM

congrats on the cooley acceptance. i went to visit the school in november. it is a really nice building. all of the classes are now in the newly constructed buliding as of January 2006. they are very friendly, helpful, and yes, have a liberal admissions policy. i must say, however, to be certain to focus on your goal and your studies, especially while you are there. they have a high attrition rate and a tough exam schedule. students tend to grumble, although the atmosphere isn't highly competitive. being more mature will help you in your success. cooley offers flexible scheduling options so that you can dip your toes into the academics before diving full in (i.e. PT36, 48). winters are cold and downtown lansing isn't so great as far as housing is concerned. but there are great areas in east and west lansing. i'm making assumptions about your housing needs. good luck. do well. and congratulations.

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

Thanks BrooklynPeach & Joma. Depsite the wait on decisions from the other schools, I'm planning to visit Cooley within the next couple of weeks. As far as I am concerned they are alright with me. It's not the degree that will do the work. It will be me that does something with the degree. That I will do, no matter where it is going to come from. You're right BrooklynPeach, they are very inviting. So you wait on your acceptance and perhaps money too. Maybe we all will meet, graduate and become another one of Cooley's success stories.

Ohio Northern
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

BrooklynPeach, When you applied to Ohio, did you show interest in the Summer Starter Program. I think that is the way to go also. So I did in the event I don't get in the other way. The best thing about that though is that it is not a qualifier program. It is an acceptance, but you start during the summer and get help transitioning into law school. if you haven't call them and tell them you would like to be considered for it as well.

Cooley
Thursday, December 08 2005 at 07:00 PM

Did Cooley notify you that your file was complete? I have received the letter naming my couselor. They also requested LSDAS report.

FCSL
Tuesday, July 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

Good job in getting them to reconsider. It's worth fighting for! J.

Sounds like...
Thursday, September 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

Sounds like very good news from Charleston, like he's definitely looking to offer you PT admission! Sweet!

Re: Cooley Congrats!
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks Mike.

Charleston...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

if that's what you want, I stand in agreement with you! Charleston it is!

oh, re: Ohio Northern
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

No I didn't actually apply for it but I guess once they saw my stats, low LSAT, they offered that program. I haven't responded yet but I know I need to make a decison. It's hard when I'm still waiting on other schools to get back to me. I'll keep ya posted.

Re: Charleston...
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks BrooklynPeach. Charleston is where my husband and I are both from and where our entire family lives. We could definately use the support with the children. Well I know what you mean about this waiting process. Because I am not putting all my eggs in one basket, it is extremely hard for me. I am busy planning to move to all the locations that are listed above, so there are not too many suprises when it is actually time to do so. However, hold on. It can't be too much longer, and remember, No news is good news.

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

Thanks Higherlearning and best wishes to you also during this process. Unf, What you see on my profile is the exact contact dates. I submitted my application via LSAC on the 12/17/05. They acknowledged receipt of it by a letter dated 12/21/05 on 12/27/05. Then, I received a letter 1/16/06 identifying my student number and who my counselors were. It also said to call my counselors with any questions that I may have, so I took them up on it on 1/17/06. I actually emailed both of them and one reponded. We exchanged about 5-6 emails that day and on 1/23/06 he emailed me at work telling me to look in my mailbox during that week and I will be very happy. Happy I was, because it was there that same day when I got home. So, I'll tell you this. If you have applied and received your counselors' names, call or email them. Express interest and see if it works for you. Best wishes.

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

Oh yeah, Unf, My acceptance letter was dated the same day that I exchanged emails with my counselor. Try it.

Thomas Cooley
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hi Proudmother, I got my letter from them today informing me of my counselor. I figure I'd send an email sometime next week. Oh, yes, girl I am tryin to hold on. It just feels crazy trying to figure out when and where you have to pack up an move. Well, guess we'll find out soon enough.

YEAH!!!!!!!!
Monday, August 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

I just wanted to say Congratulations on your *FIRST* acceptance. I'm sure they'll be many more. I know your family is proud of you. Any idea what you want to do with your JD when you get it?

Re: Yeah!!!
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks MorehouseMan, I can only pray that I am as successful as you are this cycle. Family/Juvenile Law is where I would like to invest my time. Up until August 2005, I had been working fulltime as a juvenile and adult bond court Victim Assistnace Advocate. I went partime in that position because it was extremely time consuming and I needed to devote more study time to the infamous LSAT. My then parttime job at the University allowed me to do just that. Anyway, in this position I deal with many Criminal Domestic Violence, and Criminal Sexual Conduct cases in which approximately 7 of 10 cases include children as either the offender or victim. Also with a family history of neglect, sexual abuse, CDV, etc... I feel that in this area is where I could leave my mark. There is allot of room for change in the two, and I want to be apart of that when it happens.

Congratulations
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

on the Cooley acceptance and thank you so much for your kind words. I have run into very few non-traditional applicants this cycle so it is nice to find someone who could relate to diving into this venture as a parent with young children. Best of luck with the rest of your decisions, I am confident that with your credentials you will gain accpetance to Charleston or Charlotte and not have to make too much of an uphaul to a new location. -MJ

Re: Charleston PT
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Realist, Because of who I am and the life that I lead, and the fact that I have never underestimated myself and my ability to do well at any and everything that I do, all I will say to you is thank you for your concern and the added reason to do an even better job in law school. All my accomplishments that you see above and have not seen where all made possible courtesy of people like you who have underestimated my abilities. So once again thank you. Now, if you would like to be mature about this whole thing and reveal yourself, feel free to do so. Then, I may provide you with my contact information and everytime I am successful, you will be the first to know.

Proudmother cannot follow directions.
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Whoever you are, You are absolutely correct. I did say that and I do not apologize for doing so. As for the test scores, you would have to know me allot better and my history of exams to understand why I choose not to consider them in my case. If I seriously considered the SAT, ACT, and ASVAB tests that I have taken in the past, I would have given up a very long time ago. Not one of them measured my capabilities correct. However, I also believe that I said the areas of Family & Juvenile Law is where I would LIKE to devote my time. Like you, I am aware of the numbers, success, wealth, and nonwealth that comes along with this decision. There is nothing is definitive here. I am doing my homework and will settle where my family and I will benefit the most. But, I will not let go of my desire to attend law school just because YOU AND YOUR STATISTICS said I will fail. I am fully aware that I have numerous responsibilities that I must consider during this process and believe me I have looked at them all. So, consider your self heard and seen. If at anytime you feel that you need to criticize applicants that are in the same situation that I am in, please feel free to continue to do so here on my profile. Because you see, I would rather you vent here and I just ignore you, than you spread your negativity throughout LSN to those that will not do the same. I wish you much success as well. Considering your comments here, you must be well own your way, and for that I am happy for you.

faith
Tuesday, November 08 2005 at 07:00 PM

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt. God loves you, but I think you know that. Im rooting for you ma'am, keep rolling.

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

Thank you Dauntless452003, I needed that. I'm glad that someone other than myself is aware of "Faith". I was taught from a child to walk by faith and not by sight and it hasn't failed me yet. God bless you and do well in law school. To all others, I am not sure how "Proudmother cannot follow directions" came to be the title of my last entry, however I will be happy to claim and repeat it. Proudmother does not know how to and will continue not to follow any critic's directions. I will continue down the path that I choose and will not put down, but uplift all that I see on the way.

To the fake logger
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

I hope you will not be going to Florida Coastal because I just may see you there. I am very happy that you recoqnize that I am indeed a lady. A very strong and intelligent lady. Who as of right now, will be one of your peers in the future. That's if you make it.

FC
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thanks Skumar, Believe me I won't. I know that I have plenty to offer any law school.

Just curious
Sunday, January 29 2006 at 07:00 PM

Did you contact them or did you get the letter notice? I am happy for you. Yours is a testimony. No matter what the stats say God is still the one in charge of ultimate decisions. What he has for you nothing or no one can take away.

Way to go
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

2 for 2 congratulations!

Trolls
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Proudmother, Somebody is using my account name to leave nasty messages. I'm sorry. But let me congratulate on your acceptances! Your drive is inspirational. I wish you the best in law school.

YES!
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

you go ma! that's what a future lawyer's supposed to do. way to advocate for yourself! i'm proud for you.

YES!
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

you go ma! that's what a future lawyer's supposed to do. way to advocate for yourself! i'm proud for you.

Congrats again!
Tuesday, July 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

The FCSL acceptance rocks!!!! I am so happy that they reconsidered, and proud of you for fighting. Now, go get 'em!

re: FCSL
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

THAT'S WONDERFUL! See, glad you called them on it! Ha! Anyway, thanks for the heads up. Let's hope I do get something because all I've received has been those UDM mailings. I'm so happy for you. Keep em' comin.

FCSL
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thats amazing, i'm soo happy for you. Now you can an even more of a PROUD MOTHER. I hope to join you and have some sort of acceptance sometime.

CONTGRATS!!
Thursday, January 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances...coming from your low LSAT peer...lol

W-O-W
Monday, August 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

You are my inspiration. You made a Law School completely go back on their decision to accept you! I'm gonna keep that in mind as I keep approaching Iowa about more Fin. Aid. Congratulations on your success, you deserve every bit of it! God Bless

Amazing...
Tuesday, February 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Describes you best! I noticed your account the other day. If any one deserves to have their dreams fulfilled, you certainly are! My best wishes and greatest thanks for taking the time to leave me a message. I'll be hoping for your acceptance at Charleston! Good luck and God bless!

hey ma,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

it's not just that i want to see urm stats rise. i really just don't want to see anyone with a 3.5+ gpa excluded from higher education. that's makes no sense to me.

THANK YOU!!!!!
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

I'm so happy just to get an acceptance. At least I know I'm going somewhere. Can't wait til the others start rolling in...LOL.

Best Wishes
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

You go girl!! I am also a veteran of the US Army. I tell you no one understands about being in the military unless they experience it first hand. I learned a lot in the Army and am glad I did it. I know without a shadow of a doubt that whatever comes your way, you can handle it, even law school. I told my friend that if you can survive the military, you can survive any where. So, you keep going on and on!! Blessings and the favor of God with all you do!!

FCSL
Monday, October 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptance to FCSL! I plan on attending there in the Fall of 2006.

Duty Stations
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

I was in Germany from 1999-2001 (during 9/11-it was really hard to get a flight out to PCS after that). I was stationed in a small town named Bamberg. It it really a pretty town. Everything is in walking distance. Before that, I was at Fort Campbell-Air Assault. Yes, I went to Air Assault School. I actually made it through zero day. I also made it to day 7 and broke my foot fast roping off of the 34 foot tower. I made it through the first two attempts fast roping in the rain, but the third time caught me and I had to be rushed to the hospital. I was in a cast for about 6 weeks. Then it was off to Germany after that. Then to the Great Place-Fort Hood, Texas where I ETS'd. Now I am teaching first grade in Texas and will finish a Master's in Education before law school. That is the reason why I have not applied because I want to finish the Master's first.

FCSL
Saturday, January 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am nonTrad like you. FCSL was my first choice. For me it is about studentcenterness and passing the bar. I'm not sure when I am moving there yet. Currently living in Montana. Congrats and see ya there.

FCSL
Saturday, January 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

I know 5k is better than nothing, but it still leaves me short $$$$. I like that Barry at least has an incentive to be in the top part of the class, 75% tuition. But it is only the $$$ that is keeping me looking at options. I would still pick FCSL even if my numbers were better and $$ was no object.

Inspirational!
Monday, October 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

I love your spirit! I truly hope to meet you at FCSL! Your positivity is inspiring.

...
Monday, February 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Blow Me!

I've Blown You
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

off already. Because I will not allow you to be placed on the TOP Users list, I will comment here instead. Get a life. Accept your apparent rejections and move on, because I have and will be moving on to Jacksonville, Florida to study the law. Will you be doing the same? Probably not there, or anywhere. Have a great day and I will pray that God's conviction of your wrong doing on this site bothers you every minute, hour and day that you continue to spread your hate. Being convicted by him is way stronger and harder to deal with than anything that I will ever say to you. SO LET THE CONVICTION BEGIN.

Apologies
Monday, February 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

I know this is going to sound insincire, and I do not expect your forgiveness but I think that I owe you an apology whether you will forgive me or not. I honestly cannot explain the motivation behind my previous post and looking back I am disgusted at myself for taking such actions. While I have other apologies to write, I think you deserve the first one. Looking at your profile, you are a dedicated citizen who has devoted her time and effort towards making this country a better place for all of us. I am sorry that I insulted that. You deserve everything you have accomplished to this point and everything that you will certainly accomplish in the future. You have my sincerest apologies for the previous comments that I have made. Everything seems so distant on the internet, like you can write a comment and forget that it is going to an actual person. In your case, a person that has worked extremely hard for her nation. I am sorry that this realization came so late to me, and once again I am sorry for my past actions. Congratulation on the schools you have been admitted to and best of luck in all of your future endeavors. If you could please do me a favor and delete my previous message from your file I would greatly appreciate that. I am ashamed at my actions and I promise you that I will not take such actions again (whether it is on your profile or on that of someone else). Once again, you have my sincerest apologies.

Apology
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

accepted. Once again because of the life that I lead, I must forgive you. While I prayed that you would be convicted by your actions, I also forgave you. It would take too much from me to do otherwise. Besides, I cannot demand something from my children that I am not doing myself. May God bless you and remember that when you know better, you do better.

Apology
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

accepted. Once again because of the life that I lead, I must forgive you. While I prayed that you would be convicted by your actions, I also forgave you. It would take too much from me to do otherwise. Besides, I cannot demand something from my children that I am not doing myself. May God bless you and remember that when you know better, you do better.

Go 'head girl...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

Preach sistah! LOL. Email is down at work so thought I'd surf the net, of course to my favorite site at the moment... LOL Man, I can't wait to see your file (and mind) get some more acceptances although we what you're waiting for!!

oops..
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

meant to say "your file and MINE"...typo...sorry.

greetings
Thursday, January 26 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hi There, I am one of those following your progress and succeesses. Congrats on everything so far. You seem like a very spirtual person. (Especially all that weirdness with bushadvisor-not sure what that is about .)Would you do me a favor? Would you remember me in your prayers that I get into Widener? Not sure if mine are answered and you seem to have a direct line...Good Luck to you, you are inspirational...I also have children

Thanks
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

so much, I have actually looked at your profile several times and told my friend sunpixie33 about the great miracle that happened with Florida Coastal. I wanted to say that you are indeed blessed and I wish you the best of luck with the rest of your schools. BTW, I live in Florida and worked at a lawfirm last summer and one of the associates went to Florida Coastal. The school is definetly up and coming and you will get a good job and opportunities coming from that school. Jacksonville is also a nice area and I heard they are building a new building, lol. And BTW I am an addict of this site as well. I am so happy for what you are doing, you are going to give your sons so much positive impact!!! Keep in touch!!

Thank...
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

...you for your kind words. No I am not going through the FLEP program. While it is a great program if you have more than 6 years of active service you are not elibible. While I have not ruled JAG out, I have been keeping my options open. Congratulations on your acceptance to FCSL and good luck with the rest of your aps!

FCSL!!!!!!!!!
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

I just may see you there!! I got it. I got the letter!

MOS
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

What was your MOS?

My site
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

I tried to respond to you, but ended up doing it on my page. Sorry, this is still new to me.

Deployment
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

I was told that I was going to Kosovo with my unit in Germany and two days before deployment the Battalion Commander said that I did not have to go. I ended up being left in the barracks-which was a miniture apartment-for six months with about five soldiers. One the day the unit returned from Kosovo, I was packing my car to go to graduation in Heidleburg for the weekend.

CONGRATS!
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thank you for your kind words and support. I truly do need them. FCSL I have a friend attending there in the fall as well. I would love to go. We will see how June turns out. But I am so encourged. Thank you again. It is so comforting to know that GOD truly is still on the throne.

That's Right...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

put that dollar in there...LOL. But glad you checked it anyway! I was hoping you did...I should have known you would..LOL.

Congrats!
Saturday, February 11 2006 at 07:00 PM

You have an amazing story!I'm new to LSN, but have seen postings about your story and had to find out for myself. You are an inspiration. I have heard terrific things about FCLS and have a couple of law firm clients in Jax who recruit from there. Jax is a really nice town, a great place to raise kids and I think you will love Florida. Best of luck in law school. I am also a non-trad mother/student and plan to go into family law.

thanks!!
Monday, December 19 2005 at 07:00 PM

Although I think it is the other way around. It's princeton review that makes up their own LSAT questions and not KAPLAN. Kaplan actually utilizes old real LSAT questions. I know this because I am getting 130's despite my several attempts of taking courses at KAPLAN. Anyway, congrats on your acceptances and I wish all the best with your future!!

Charleston
Friday, September 23 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey. I am from Columbia too. What have you heard from Charleston?

Re; NCCU
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

Finally! They're alive. So I guess they are making the decisions now...yikes! I see Latinlord got in but we know where he wants to go...lOl. This is great. Well, we both should be hearing some more news soon.

Thanks...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

I'm just not having a good week...this totally sucks...but you're right, their loss. I still have a few pending so there's still hope...

USC
Sunday, January 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments you have left me during the whole application process! You are a wonderful lady who will continue to succeed! I got my USC acceptance today and am absolutely thrilled! I wish you the best of luck!

Thanks
Sunday, February 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

for your congratulations! And congrats to you too!!!

I understand
Saturday, January 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am waiting until the last minute too. Its just the $$$ that has me waiting. I applied to Montana really late as a hail mary. If I could have received a little more $$$ from Coastal this would be so much easier for me. I see you have a lot still pending, good luck.

I C U...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

LOL....Hey, I'm back. Sorry about Charlotte! That's ok. You have 3 more pending and besides...YOU'RE GOING TO LAW SCHOOL!! LOL. We'll keep our fingers crossed and prayers deep for the next three! :-)

oops...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

make that 4 pending...

Sorry about Charlotte
Monday, March 06 2006 at 07:00 PM

I'm sorry that you didn't get in at Charlotte. From the looks of this site, they have handed down the first batch of rejection letters. I just applied (only school I applied to). Congrats on FCSL! Good luck with your other apps!

Thanks
Thursday, November 03 2005 at 07:00 PM

Well yesterday I got my letter from CSL and I was denied, it sounded like the same letter you got and posted on this site. Well good luck to you, and again thanks for your words. Guy

thanks.
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

I really wanted that last one but I'll be ok. I am blessed to have been accepted so I'm going to school regardless. Thanks for the support my friend.

Best
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

wishes on the rest of your apps!!

Thanks
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the good wishes...I needed that. Good Luck to you too. I will keep checking in on you to see how you are doing.

Hey
Monday, February 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances. I read a few of your comments on other people's pages and I have to say that you're a true motivation for me. All I want is to get into Cooley and do well there. My stats aren't all that great so they're not posted. I have a 142 for my LSAT and seeing that Cooley gave you an offer gives me some hope. I am a strong believer of prayer too. Hopefully something good will happen. Thank you again for giving me motivation. Maybe I should give my counselor at Cooley a call. Maybe we have the same counselor? Do you mind telling me who it is?

Hey
Monday, February 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances. I read a few of your comments on other people's pages and I have to say that you're a true motivation for me. All I want is to get into Cooley and do well there. My stats aren't all that great so they're not posted. I have a 142 for my LSAT and seeing that Cooley gave you an offer gives me some hope. I am a strong believer of prayer too. Hopefully something good will happen. Thank you again for giving me motivation. Maybe I should give my counselor at Cooley a call. Maybe we have the same counselor? Do you mind telling me who it is?

Thanks and CONGRATS
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

on Cooley and Fl Coastal! I think I remember that you were trying to stay in SC so I still have my fingers crossed for you on Charleston.

FCSL
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

Yeah girl, it's not much but it's something. You sure you didn't get anything? It came separate from everything else. Your GPA was higher than mine so I'm not sure what they are going by. Anyway, as of right now I haven't received an invitation so I'm not sure what's going on with that. I would like to attend especially if just about everything is paid for. I want to visit. I'll let you know if I get the invititation.

oh...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

and thanks a lot! Just one more thing to run to the mailbox for...LOL.

FCSL
Monday, October 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

Oooooh! I didn't receive an email about a minority recruitment event. I would hop on a plane and go in a second! What a great opportunity. If I receive an invitation I'll definitely go. But I've already paid my seat deposit so they may no longer be interested in wooing me.

FCSL
Monday, October 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

Oooooh! I didn't receive an email about a minority recruitment event. I would hop on a plane and go in a second! What a great opportunity. If I receive an invitation I'll definitely go. But I've already paid my seat deposit so they may no longer be interested in wooing me.

Hi there...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

Just checking on you. I still see we're waiting. ***sigh*** I've been doing a little more research on the area. I'll drop you a line to compare notes. Talk to ya soon.

hey
Sunday, March 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

just checking up mon ya! Hope all is well...I am still waiting. keep me posted and best o' luck!

What is your plan?
Sunday, February 05 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am a 31 year old wife with a 19 month old daughter...I am also applying to law school. However, I am only applying to schools in NJ and NY because I live in NY. Unfortunately my LSAT Scores are a 140 and a 143 so obviously I am very limited. I am retaking the LSAT in June...I do not have the option of moving because my husband has a dental practice and commuting from florida seems ridiculous if I want to have a happy family life. I see that you are also married and have 2 children and have applied to schools outside your state...How do you plan on doing this...Interested...Any possible suggestions....Are you moving your entire family to where you get accepted? Thanks for your time.

FCSL
Monday, March 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

HEY!!! I just may be goingto FCSL as well. I will be attending the minority recruitment weekend. Hope to see you there.

Good Luck
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'm really looking forward to the COSL decision on my file too. Thank you for your kind words and best of luck.

Going to J'ville
Friday, January 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am going to the events this weekend.

family support
Wednesday, March 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on your acceptances! I have a very supportive husband..but my daughter (who is grown with children) is not happy that I am moving 90 minutes away. She is afraid her children will lose touch with me. I understand her concern, but even as mothers we have to do what is right for our lives. It makes it more difficult for someone you love to be so upset about something you're so excited about. She has some negative memories about my years in undergraduate school (she was 8 when I started). I had been a stay-at-home mom up to that point, and I think she went through some abandonment issues which are now resufacing. I'm trying to be understanding--but it does make things more challenging. You know how it is--as women, we tend to have have more guilt. I like your name and wish you all the best...PS--I also have a son who is an army medic in Mosul right now, so I am also a proud mother of 3.

MILAN328 cannot follow directions.
Tuesday, March 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

PM, Congratulations on your acceptances. I can truly say that you are so sweet. You are always encouraging. Keep on my SC sistah! I haven\\\'t taken the LSAT yet (will in June \\\'06) but I pray that I do well and get accepted in a law school somwhere. Congratulations and God Bless!

I think..
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

you're getting into Charleston. Every time I click on your profile, I scroll down to see what's going on and I see ACCEPTED next to Charleston and then I do a double take. Girl, gotta be true...LOL. Anyway, I see not much going on yet. We're both just waiting...waiting...and waiting... Talk to ya later.

uh huh...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

I know the real reason you didn't make it to the FCSL weekend, you didn't wanna be away from LSN...LOL. No, just kiddin. But I can't wait to see more of your decisions posted. and uhhh, yeah, wassup with NCCU?!? It's just mind boggling. Seriously.

COSL
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'm only applying for full-time. A few of my friends with better LSAT scores were accepted last week so i'm sure a decision is coming in the next few weeks. Good luck.

FCSL
Tuesday, February 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

did you go to the the recuit at FCSL? Im wondering what your take on the school was?

bri
Soft factors?
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am new at all of this. Can you tell me what are soft factors?

SF
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

Great! I can talk about the military and the awards and the many jobs they volunteered me for. I am glad all of that can now come into play. Thanks a bunch;-)

Thank you!!
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thank you!! I really needed to know that. In Germany, I was an E4 training an E5 that reclassed and running Legal Assistance and TDS at the same time. I was asked to reinlist and was offered my own battalion if I would reenlist and go to PLDC. I am working on my personal statement and filling out 2006 apps for the 2007 cycle so that I will not have to take two weeks to fill it out. I will just transfer the information. The closer that new cycle gets the more nervous I am getting. Thank you again for your help and Blessings in law school. PS. No the discipline does not go away. I still wake up in the morning at 530 without the alarm clock. Sleeping in for my is sleeping until 730, when PT would normally be over.

Thank you ...
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thank you so much for all your supportive words throughout this process. Everything has turned out better than I could have ever imagined and I'm sure it will for you too.

Hi
Wednesday, December 14 2005 at 07:00 PM

Thank you for the well-wishes on my profile. I see you have a few pending; so, the best of luck to you on those. And congrats on your accpetance to Florida Coastal. We're goin' to law school. We're goin' to law school. yeah! =)

COSL
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

Are you going to go to COSL if you get in or are you deadset on FCSL? Also, did you hear anything about FCSL moving into a new building when you visited?

Congrats!!!
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

on ONU.

ONU
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am really excited for you. This is a great encouragement to a lot of us!! Hooah!!

I
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

have a question for you and I will email you on your personal email. I think I am beginning the feel the pressure and excitement of next cycle. I will email you tonight. Thanks!!

Thank You
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

I hope you hear from them in the next few days as well.

central
Friday, January 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

has a great rep, alumni network, and is cheap. I think you are better off there or campbell in the carolinas. Good luck with your decision, you have some good options.

nccu
Friday, January 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

I know that in NC campbell and Central have good reputations. Graduates from Campbell work in corporate firms as well as in the DA's office and as defense attorneys. I know that many Central grads are in the DA's offices and practicing in the court rooms (especially in Charlotte), but I don't know about corporate law. If I were you, I would stay away from newer, for profit schools because of the cost and the small alumni networks. You should be very proud of your acceptance to NCCU. I don't know about SC, but it will take you far in NC for very little money. I think the governor is actually an alum and I think his wife teaches there. Good luck with your decision.

Congrats on
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

North Carolina!! I am so happy for you!!

NCCU
Friday, September 23 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on NCCU! Did you receive regular admission or their performance-based admission?

Congrats
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

on North Carolina. I knew that we were praying for you get to get into Charlston with money, but hey if God wants to bless you in North Carolina we recieve it in Jesus Name. I am really excited for you! I know that you will do well in law school. I still say if you can make it in the Army, you can make it anywhere. By the way, JAG has internships every summer all over the world. Best wishes and Blessings all the way. Now we pray for another grant of some sort to pay off that 11 thousand!!

NCCU
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

wow that is great!! I got accepted to its summer conditional program so I don't know if I could have gotten in or not. STill though I have been hearing decent things about the school. First off did you know that it started out as an african american instituition?? The majority of the students there are minority especially african americans. I don't know how important it is to be with fellow minorities. I know I would like to be around more latinos, IU doesn't have that many. oh welll! Also I heard that it has a real good reputation in the area if the school and with in NC. Sorry that is all I know so far. It is a tough choice b/t NCCU and FL I honestly don't know which I would choose, you should visit both campuses and do as much research as you can. Also location is important, it sounds likeyou want to stay near the carolinas. So NCCU might be the school for you. Take care and good luck.

congrats!
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

what an amazing cycle you have going. re: nccu honestly, i think it's the best school on your list. it's in the research triangle so you will likely have access to the libraries of both duke and unc. this could lead to some really nice contacts. plus, it is dirt cheap for in-state. that is something to consider for 2L. also, i would think that top quartile has a good shot at transferring to unc, wake, and usc. the same can probably be said for cambell but their tuition is high. one thing to consider is the alumni network from nccu is probably bigger than cambell and definitely bigger than charleston. i would visit nccu and talk to some 2/3Ls. they are past the 1L haze and should have a more practicle down to earth perspective of the school and what it has to offer. another thing to consider is that nccu has a student body made up of 46% african americans and 62% of graduates are employed in lawfirms. that means you can get a job. congrats again. i am so proud of you ma!

congrats!
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

what an amazing cycle you have going. re: nccu honestly, i think it's the best school on your list. it's in the research triangle so you will likely have access to the libraries of both duke and unc. this could lead to some really nice contacts. plus, it is dirt cheap for in-state. that is something to consider for 2L. also, i would think that top quartile has a good shot at transferring to unc, wake, and usc. the same can probably be said for cambell but their tuition is high. one thing to consider is the alumni network from nccu is probably bigger than cambell and definitely bigger than charleston. i would visit nccu and talk to some 2/3Ls. they are past the 1L haze and should have a more practicle down to earth perspective of the school and what it has to offer. another thing to consider is that nccu has a student body made up of 46% african americans and 62% of graduates are employed in lawfirms. that means you can get a job. congrats again. i am so proud of you ma!

me again
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

check this out. (from their web page) "For more than sixty-five years, the Law School has surmounted incredible odds, and the many achievements of our alumni demonstrate our success. Among the Law Schools outstanding alumni are Michael Easley, Governor of the State of North Carolina and former North Carolina Attorney General; Wanda Bryant, Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals; G.K. Butterfield, representative on the U.S. Congress and former Associate Justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court; Sammie Chess, Jr., the first African-American special superior court judge in North Carolina; Willie Gary, a prominent civil litigator, noted in Forbes Magazine as the 4th Highest Paid Plaintiffs Lawyer in the Country; Clifton Johnson, retired North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge; Eleanor Kinnaird, senator in the North Carolina General Assembly; Ola Lewis, Superior Court Judge and the first African-American female-appointed as a special Superior Court Judge; H.M. Mickey Michaux, Jr., representative in the North Carolina General Assembly; Nina Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate for the Internal Revenue Service; Maceo Sloan, Jr., corporate financier; Robert Vowels, Jr., the Commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference in Birmingham, Alabama; the late Robert Glass, former Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court; and the late Maynard Jackson, former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. Just as important to the Law School are the numerous Legal Eagles who competently work as district attorneys, public defenders, law firm practitioners, legal services attorneys, corporate executive and managers, business owners, judges, and military officers throughout the state and the country." i think this is the school for you. will your family be able to move with you? if not, it's cheap, so you may want to find a small apt for the week. this will give you the space to study and still allow you to spend time with your family friday to sunday. i would consider this for 1L even if it means you have to take out more in loans for that year.

In at COSL!
Wednesday, August 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats

nccu
Friday, January 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

Proudmother, I hope you go to central. I applied to their PT program and might end up there too if they accept me. I forgot to tell you that I'm pretty sure they have an agreement with UNC and Duke that allows students to take classes at any of the law schools for credit toward your central degree. Those are some great networking opportunities. You will also have the option to work in NC government because of your contacts and lack of debt. I agree with other posters that say that Central is the best school on your list. In fact, I've talked to Wake grads who told me they were working with Central grads and were jealous that they didn't have to send half of their paycheck to the bank. They urged me to apply and to give the school serious consideration. Again, good luck and maybe we'll see each other in Durham this fall.

Sorry
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

Just read the comment about Charleston. We are still praying for full tuition payment by some sorts that you do not have to pay back.

To all regarding NCCU
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

For once since I joined this forum, I am truly at a lost for words. I will read all of your comments and weigh them heavily. You have no idea how much of a decision this is going to be for me. Thank you all and I will respond to you all individually.

NCCU
Tuesday, July 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hi Proudmother, I replied to you via email. Please feel free to write me anytime! Good luck to you! WJ

kids/choices
Wednesday, March 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

hi, proudmother: thanks for your response on my page. i have been down this road before. i have 2 grown children (26 and 23) whom I left with their father for a year (we were divorced) while I moved from OKC to KC to pursue a "big money career." While the money was great, my children suffered greatly. It has been a source of pain and a point of many apologies to them (they were 16 and 13) as i left during a pivotal moment in their lives when they so needed their mother. thought they came and visited, i wasn't there for the day-to-day crises that arise in the life of a teenager...i eventually moved back to okc after 14 months of excruciating pain for me and them, guilt for me, sadness for them. i think you should do what is best for your children because there is only one opportunity (now) to make the best decisions. if there is even an ounce of uncertainty as to what is best for them, err on the side of caution. if you can attend school where you are, strongly consider doing so. if your kids are still living at home, they are still in need of their mom even if it is only hurried short time at the end of the day...at least you are there in the home. if going part-time is in the city where your husband's opportunity is, maybe there is a reason for that. as you know very well, god is in control and moves in ways we don't understand or that may not make "logical, financial" sense. i certainly am not trying to tell you what to do. i just know that we should think outside the box, put analytical reasoning aside for a moment and make choices that are best for our children, our marriages and ourselves. i understand the money is not there right now, but who is to say that it won't be in the future? say you do extremely well your first year, aren't there scholarships available? you are obviously a smart woman. i know that you'll make the right choice for all involved...just wanted to add that little bit of first-hand experience to your decision-making process. please keep me posted as i will keep you posted. i know god is on our side and wants what is best for us in every area of our lives.

CSOL
Sunday, November 27 2005 at 07:00 PM

I heard from Charleston by mail. They seem to be quite late on getting their decisions out. Hope everything works out for you.

Congrats
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

on making you decision. I think you will do just fine in law school. Plus, you do not have to uproot your family.

Congrats
Thursday, May 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

on getting into schools and finally making a decision. You must very happy right now.I wish u the best of luck in law school.

As I shed a tear...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

of joy for you, I hope you're now breathing a sigh of relief. I know it's been some process. You and I both have been going absolutely nutz! I'm so happy one of us is now able to move to the next level. Enjoy your moment and BEST OF LUCK in Charleston...although I KNOW you'll do well anyway! Congratulations!

Charleston
Monday, May 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on your decision!!! I have been a silent observer of your progress for the last few months. Please email me if you get a chance.

Charleston
Monday, May 08 2006 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on your decision!!! I have been a silent observer of your progress for the last few months. Please email me if you get a chance.

Congratulations!
Thursday, February 23 2006 at 07:00 PM

I've been following your progress----Congratulations on your accomplishments throughout this process. You truly are a great person with a big heart and you definitely stand as an inspiration to me. Good Luck! Even though you're not gonna need it. You'll be the bomb lawyer!!!

Charleston
Friday, February 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on your acceptance, I will be in Charleston too. Just wondering, did charleston offer you any money?

Charleston
Thursday, December 15 2005 at 07:00 PM

I too will be attending Charleston's part-time program starting in the fall. I am so ready to start! :o)

Charleston
Thursday, December 15 2005 at 07:00 PM

I too will be attending Charleston's part-time program starting in the fall. I am so ready to start! :o)

congratulations!
Wednesday, March 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

it sounds like God worked it all out for your good and for the good of your family. that is wonderful news. i hope that you will have a great 3 years in law school and will become the kind of attorney you want to be. what a cool story.

Thanks
Tuesday, January 31 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for that post. I have to admit that you have been one of my silent fans. You have such a positive attitude, and everyone, including me, come to your site to have some of this positive spirit rub off on us. I am excited about leaving for Durham in two days. I am not thrilled about being away from my husband, but I am okay with that. I will update you once I return. Happy Mother's Day!

thanks
Thursday, May 04 2006 at 08:00 PM

thanks for sending it to me. i have finals so i have not been able to properly view them. i glanced at it to get an idea. i have one question though did u call each school individually and ask about ur application? did u request to speak to someone specific? and were they receptive?i followed ur adviced and requested a review from UDC i am plainning on retaking the LSAT and trying again. thanks for giving me hope and such wonderful advice. i really appreciated ur kindness.

hey
Tuesday, February 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

actually i applied to charleston part time program also. i got accepted, went to the reception for admitted students today. very excited.

hey
Tuesday, February 28 2006 at 07:00 PM

actually i applied to charleston part time program also. i got accepted, went to the reception for admitted students today. very excited.

I see you are
Sunday, April 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

going to Charleston in the fall! As far as I know, I am too! I'm still on the waiting list for USC and I still (probably foolishly) have my fingers crossed. I am from Columbia and it would really help financially. Anyhow, congratulations and I hope to be meeting you soon!

hello
Friday, October 20 2006 at 08:00 PM

how are you? it has been so long. I am very proud of you. i just saw that u are a member of Charleston's honor council i kno im kinda late but congrats anyway and thank you for help and advice.