blong10 (2020-2021)

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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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
#2 North Carolina Central University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/11/08 Rec: 01/22/08 Comp: 02/28/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/30/08 Upd: 13 years
Campbell University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/02/08 Rec: 02/04/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/08 Upd: 13 years
#4 Valparaiso University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/13/08 Rec: 01/16/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/08 Upd: 13 years
#1 Elon Law School Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/07/08 Rec: 01/08/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/08 Upd: 13 years
#3 Charlotte School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/29/08 Rec: 01/31/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/08 Upd: 13 years
Charleston School of Law Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Appalachian School of Law Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 138
  • LSAT 2: 138
  • LSAT 3: -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.78
  • Degree GPA: 2.87
  • School Type: Public/State
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: Greensboro
  • State: North Carolina
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Years out of Undergrad: Other

Extra Curricular Information

-Part-time Investigator for a Law Firm
-Substitute Teacher

Additional info & updates

-3 Years State LEO in N.C.
-M.S. in Criminology expected in May of 2008 (3.3 GPA)

-Low LSAT Scores but hoping work experience and M.S. will help, as well as strong PS and 2 LOR's.

2/23/08
---Rejected at Charlotte School of Law---(Thin Letter)

3/2/08
---Rejected at Elon University School of Law---(Thin Letter)
I was really wanting this but I am still hoping for good news from NCCU.

3/14/08
---Rejected at Valparaiso University---(Thin Letter)
Still holding out for NCCU.

3/14/08
---Rejected at Campbell University---(Thin Letter)

4/23/08
---Still waiting on NCCU---

4/30/08
---Rejected at NCCU, have to try again this Fall---

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Job
Friday, November 30 2007 at 01:48 PM

I'm a cop. I've worked for a city PD for four years, ever since I graduated from undergrad. I'll finish with my master's in May, like you it looks. Good luck!

Reply
Sunday, December 02 2007 at 06:02 AM

Yeah, I thought the LEO experience would be unique. Turns out that it's not so. I still believe it offers an advantage though. So you wanna switch sides? I've thought about it. For now, I plan to do the DA thing.

RE: nccu
Sunday, December 02 2007 at 06:47 AM

thx for the congrats. I'm interested in being a PD actually. Good luck to you, and keep me posted!

LG
Monday, December 03 2007 at 08:28 AM

Did you have trouble with that confessions game too? At first I just stopped and looked at it for 5 mins. then decided to come back...not a good idea.

99lp1283
Elon
Thursday, December 13 2007 at 09:08 PM

Elon is definitely my first choice. I just bumped my GPA up by a point this semester. Hopefully that will help! Is Elon your first choice as well? I went to visit the school and I definitely don't want to go anywhere else--it's a perfect fit. Good luck with everything. And yes, I do go to ASU--goooooo Neers!!! Go for 3!!!

Thanks!
Monday, December 17 2007 at 03:06 PM

I'm very excited about SC. Do you know anything about living in Columbia? (Especially for someone who uh, leans to the left politically. To be honest, the super-conservative southern red states make me a little nervous. :-/ )

RE: Interview
Thursday, December 20 2007 at 07:54 PM

I think it went well. I really like the school, plus I'm very interested in Raleigh. My undergrad GPA is hurting me, so I hope I can overcome it. The only word from Elon I've got is that they have all my stuff, but nothing else yet.

PS
Friday, December 28 2007 at 06:01 PM

Yeah, I did the optional PS also. I figured I would take every opportunity to describe myself. I think it was only about 1 1/4 pages though, and it dealt with what unique contribution I believe I could add to the class. How did the LSAT go?

PS
Friday, December 28 2007 at 06:01 PM

Yeah, I did the optional PS also. I figured I would take every opportunity to describe myself. I think it was only about 1 1/4 pages though, and it dealt with what unique contribution I believe I could add to the class. How did the LSAT go?

LSAT
Monday, December 31 2007 at 07:45 AM

Ah, I wouldn't sweat it. I'm sure your MA and soft factors will help. It looks like you've got a nice spread of schools so you'll do great. BTW, sorry about the double post earlier, not sure how that happened?!

Top Pick
Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 10:42 AM

That's a tough call. Although my top 2 or 3 are likely unrealistic, I'd go with #1 UNC #2 WF #3 USC #4 Campbell #5 Charleston #6 Elon...But this it just a general sense of order. I work for Asheville PD. It's been an awesome and eye-opening experience, but I'm ready to move on.

Last Resort
Wednesday, January 02 2008 at 07:59 PM

Yeah, I would go to Charlotte or Florida Coastal if nothing else panned out (the former before the latter). Yet, they are both at the bottom of my list. I have heard from students at each school who said they liked it, but I've also heard not so good things from attorneys already in practice about both. I guess the Campbell interview is a sign that they are at least considering me. However, I understand that they interview all serious candidates, even those that will only qualify for their summer program of which only about a third of the class proceed to the Fall semester. You should go ahead and apply. You'll only be out a few bucks and some time if your it doesn't work out.

re
Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 06:31 PM

Thanks and good luck with Elon! Hopefully your law enforcement experience will help, that's great!

elon
Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 03:38 PM

thanks and good luck!

Elon
Thursday, January 17 2008 at 11:52 PM

Got my acceptance yesterday. Yours should be arriving soon!

LSAT
Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 10:42 AM

Yeah, the LSAT really is a big deal I've learned. You can always transfer in to ELON from an accredited school though, that is, if you don't get already in for the fall. I wouldn't give up yet though.

Resume
Monday, February 04 2008 at 08:49 PM

Mine was 2.5 pages. I read on their website that they didn't care so much about the length but that they did want it to be comprehensive and fairly detailed. Applying there can't hurt. I was stoked to learn I was accepted. I'll probably end up there unless, by a long shot, I got in at UNC, Wake, or South Carolina. Regardless, I've been suprised by my early success in app season, and I'm sure that you'll end up happy too!

PD
Tuesday, February 05 2008 at 08:26 PM

I plan to get out of law enforcement totally. I guess you could say I'm bitter. Not because of the PD where I work, but just the job in general. I'm sick off all the grief we catch from people. I entertained the idea of law after I starting going to court for my cases. I'm not sure if I'll go the criminal law route or not though. If so, I think I would do the ADA gig. But who knows, I haven't spent a day in law school yet, so I'll decide later when I'm more acquainted the different fields.

Pay
Wednesday, February 06 2008 at 09:23 AM

I started out at APD at 27k. In four years, I have moved up to 38k--nice jump! But, the top out is just around 42k--that's it! I think the starting pay here now is around 30-32k.

MPA
Thursday, February 21 2008 at 12:57 PM

I'm getting it from Western Carolina University. The have a graduate program in Asheville housed at UNC-A.

Decision
Saturday, February 23 2008 at 08:17 PM

I'm still waiting to hear from UNC, Wake, and USC. UNC and Wake are my #1 and #2, respectively. But they're both definite long-shots for me! USC is kind of a wild card. If I got in, I might go there? Right now though, I see myself more than likely at Campbell in the fall--which is totally cool 'cause it's one of my top picks nonetheless. Good luck on your cycle. I've been fortunate and I'm sure you will too. Are you getting your MA from UNCG?

Options
Sunday, February 24 2008 at 07:34 AM

I studied for the LSAT using Powerscore. I took one weekend course, which was decent but too short. But I studied for months--sometimes 10-12 hours a day on my own! With that said, I was a little disappointed with my score, considering how much time I put into it. Nevertheless, it was good enough. If you don't get into a school of your choice, I would definitely recommend taking off for one cycle, studying HARD, and reapplying! With only a 155, you see where I got in. You can get a 155. Master the games, work hard on the LR, and hope for the best on RC--that's what I did. I was told at my interview at Campbell, that federal agencies LOVE applicants with a JD. So maybe one day you can both! Just a thought though, I plan to stay in litigation.

NCCU
Monday, February 25 2008 at 08:08 AM

Hey...I think you stand a good chance of getting in Central. They look beyond numbers and your experience in a law firm and also the fact that you will have a M.S. degree is a plus. Also, you would futher add to the diversity of the school. Keep in touch

NCCU
Wednesday, February 27 2008 at 02:37 PM

Good Luck with NCCU....Have you heard from their PBAP program?

99Law School Hopeful
ELON
Sunday, March 02 2008 at 04:17 PM

Yeah the LSAT is HUGE. If NCCU doesn't work out, you might want to consider retaking for next cycle. I don't think that many schools penalize you for multiple tests. I believe that most will take your highest mark. But, you've got a good shot at Central still.

Transfer
Monday, March 03 2008 at 03:28 PM

I know an attorney who only got in at a few bottom tier schools and ended up attending one up in the Northeast. But, he later transferred into Wake. So, yeah, you could definitely do it. And you can also improve 10 pts. on that damn test. I by no means aced it, but the advice that I would pass along is to MASTER the logic games--that's like 22-24 questions correct right there! And that is entirely doable. But you have to practice and practice and then practice some more, every day. I took every LSAT ever released, that's like 50+ tests. For that, I'm a little ashamed of my score, but at least it got me what I wanted.

Keep it up
Friday, March 07 2008 at 09:42 PM

Sorry to see Elon and Charlotte didn\'t work out this cycle. Good luck with NCCU. I\'m sure your soft factors and experience will help you out. If you take the LSAT again, you may want to consider Kaplan...I used them and saw a really nice increase. Whatever happens good luck - Have you considered Florida Coastal or Barry in FL?

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Friday, March 07 2008 at 09:44 PM

Wasn't signed in...but seriously, keep the faith and keep working hard on that LSAT and things will work out!

Appalachian
Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 04:53 PM

Hey got an e-mail today from Appalachian...they have waived the $60 fee for the rest of March. Noticed you had it listed..also I believe they are having an open house later this month. Good luck.

Central
Saturday, March 22 2008 at 09:30 AM

I was rejected at Central. Not even offered a spot in PBAP.

Your in!
Thursday, March 27 2008 at 06:32 AM

Good luck with NCCU. Have faith!

You're in !!!
Thursday, March 27 2008 at 06:41 AM

Good luck with NCCU Law! Have Faith!!

Waiting Game....
Saturday, March 29 2008 at 09:45 PM

Hey there... I have been reading your posts on other's page so I thought I'd stop by and offer some encouragement. It's tough waiting for an answer but do not lose hope esp. if this is what you really want. Hope to see you at Central this fall!

NCCU
Saturday, April 05 2008 at 08:53 PM

Hey, I really wish you the best with NCCU. I can tell your really about heading to school. If things do not work out for you this year, have you considered taking a Kaplan, etc course? It's an investment, but worthwhile if you can put some time in. Hopefully there will be no need - really pulling for you! Did NCCU notify you that you were complete or did you contact them?

Keeping My Fingers Crossed!
Wednesday, April 09 2008 at 07:10 AM

Just thought I'd let you know that I'm hoping you hear wonderful news from NCCU. :)

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Friday, April 11 2008 at 07:09 AM

Any news from NCCU? I really hope you get in.

please stop
Thursday, April 17 2008 at 04:48 AM

Your intelectual abilities are on par with a monkey wearing a fez. I seriously hope you dont end up practicing law.

99HAHAH
Friday, April 18 2008 at 04:33 PM

The person above is obviously the spokesperson for "intelectual" abilities, since he can't even spell the word intellectual. Don't listen to the jackass. I hope you receive good news soon!

99Allie
still there?
Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 12:28 PM

You still hanging in? If you are, keep fighting. Good luck Phil

Keep it up
Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 10:50 PM

Still ckecking on how things are going with you. Hope you receive news from NCCU soon. Just remember, if its not what you were looking for, take the test again. I know for a fact you can improve - especially with a course. Your on the up. Good luck.

NCCU
Monday, May 05 2008 at 09:47 AM

Sorry to hear about the decision... don't be discouraged.

Retake
Monday, May 05 2008 at 02:10 PM

Shake it off man. All you have to do is bust out an improved LSAT. You can do that! Don't get discouraged and best luck with the next cycle!