cjcleave (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
Elon Law School graph Accepted A $5,000 03/02/08 03/04/08 04/03/08 04/07/08 12 years
Thomas M Cooley Law School graph Accepted W $13,000 03/05/08 03/05/08 -- 05/01/08 12 years
Albany Law School of Union University graph Accepted W 03/01/08 03/03/08 03/17/08 05/15/08 12 years
Appalachian School of Law graph Accepted W $25,000 03/17/08 03/18/08 -- 05/14/08 12 years
North Carolina Central University graph Waitlisted 03/03/08 03/05/08 -- -- 12 years
Campbell University graph WL, Rejected 03/05/08 03/10/08 -- 05/01/08 12 years
Charleston School of Law graph Rejected 03/01/08 03/03/08 03/28/08 04/25/08 12 years
Nova Southeastern University graph Accepted W 03/01/08 03/03/08 03/19/08 04/18/08 12 years
Florida Coastal School of Law graph Accepted W $7,000 03/06/08 03/20/08 -- 03/24/08 12 years
Charlotte School of Law graph Accepted W $10,000 03/03/08 03/04/08 -- 03/21/08 12 years
Mercer University graph Rejected 03/06/08 03/07/08 03/18/08 04/26/08 12 years
St. Louis University graph Waitlisted 03/01/08 03/05/08 04/18/08 04/27/08 12 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Rejected 02/15/08 02/16/08 03/19/08 04/15/08 12 years
University of Denver graph Rejected 03/01/08 03/04/08 -- 03/29/08 12 years

Applicant Information

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Demographic Information

Charlotte
North Carolina
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Extra Curricular Information

Lots of community involvement, leadership and management experience during undergrad. I've been out for about two years and working in the private business sector.

Interested in Corporate Law. Considering JD/MBA.

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

Getting into the cycle a little later than I'd like. Still hoping to have a few solid opportunities. Good luck to all.

03-21-08 Accepted to Charlotte School of Law. Small white envelope with annual $10,000 scholarship.

03-24-08 Accepted to Florida Coastal School of Law. Large white package with annual $7,000 scholarship.

03-29-08 Rejected at University of Denver. Small white envelope.

03-31-08 Accepted to Campbell University's PBAP. Pretty dissapointing considering my numbers are right at their median and I have strong soft factors.

04/07/08 Accepted to Elon University Law School. Large white envelope.

04/15/08 Rejected at UNC. Small white envelope.

04/18/08 Accepted to Nova Southeastern University via-online status checker.

04/23/08 Sent first seat deposit to Elon University.

04/25/08 Rejected at Charleston School of Law via-small white envelope.

04/26/08 Rejected at Mercer University via-small white envelope.

04/27/08 Received waitlist offer from St. Louis University via-small white envelope.

05/01/08 Accepted at Cooley. Large packet with 50% scholarship.

05/14/08 Accepted at ASL. Large white packet.

05/15/08 Accepted at Albany. Large white packet.

Visitor Comments

  • TITLE REQUIRED
  • Thursday, March 06 2008 at 03:53 PM

Best of Luck to you! Thx for ur encouraging words! I thought about NC Central...maybe I should go ahead and apply! Best of luck to you!!

- ladijd2008
  • NCCU Law
  • Friday, March 07 2008 at 08:03 AM

Thanks for the congrats! I see that you've applied to NCCU also. You have a good variety of schools. I wish you the best of luck on your cycle. Hey...maybe we'll see each other at NCCU Law.

- gamecock08
  • Good Luck!
  • Friday, March 07 2008 at 08:37 PM

I applied late as well and have been pleasantly surprised so far! A lot of schools seem to have deferred or held off a good number of decisions this year so you shouldn't be too disadvantaged applying late.

- alltimelow
  • Campbell
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 06:17 AM

Thanks for the congrats! I'm still waiting to hear back from USC and Charleston but I have really been impressed with Campbell and I feel like I'll end up there next year. Good luck and keep me posted.

- GamecockinSC
  • Campbell
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 06:19 AM

Thanks for the congrats! I'm still waiting to hear back from USC and Charleston but I have really been impressed with Campbell and I feel like I'll end up there next year. Good luck and keep me posted.

- GamecockinSC
  • Thanks
  • Saturday, March 08 2008 at 10:17 AM

Thanks for your comment and your advice...I appreciate it. I'm planning on apply to John Marshall and a couple others once I can come up with the money...this is getting expensive! Guess it's worth it in the long run though. Good luck to you, keep in touch.

- lk881298
  • App.
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 05:05 PM

Yeah I have decided not to apply there. I didn't want to go that far in the mountains. I am putting all of my hopes into NCCU hoping for some goodluck. Thanks for the encouragement.

- blong10
  • Good Luck!
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 05:48 PM

Thanks, best of luck to you too! Don't worry, your numbers look good.

- as5664
  • Thanks
  • Tuesday, March 11 2008 at 05:55 PM

Thank you and good luck on your apps! I'm still waiting to hear from a few schools so I don't know if I'm going there yet or not. I love Charlotte so that wouldn't be a bad place to end up, though. I'm going to visit over Easter when I go home. Let me know how open house goes! Any of my NC schools are my top choices...trying to be open minded at this point. Good luck again!

- kalaw
  • Split Roads
  • Wednesday, March 12 2008 at 06:14 AM

What's up, man? Thanks for the 'congrats.' To answer your questions, I submitted the majority of my apps between Jan 7 and Jan 15; and of the schools that have accepted me, Albany is my #1. However, I found out yesterday that I wasn't awarded any scholarships for Albany, so this could change things at 'the end of the day.' I definitely don't want over 100K in debt upon graduation. Other than that, I have good feelings about being accepted to Wyoming and Idaho . Before moving to DC last fall, I had spent the last 8 years in the Mountain West (SLC), so I wouldn't mind a return - I just have to decide if I want to sacrifice the career opportunities in NY for the more calm and quiet life/career of the Mountain West. Deciding on a lifestyle seems to be climbing my list of factors in choosing a school. At the outset, it was all about the money and the size of the legal market. It's funny how things change the more you learn about yourself. What about you? What are your top choices?

- matias
  • thanks
  • Wednesday, March 12 2008 at 07:13 AM

On the congrats. I'm actually torn between Wake Campbell and UNC (if by some chance i get in), they all have a lot to offer.

- sfd0321
  • Thanks!
  • Saturday, March 15 2008 at 09:39 PM

Thanks for the good luck comment!

- bdavis
  • Thanks
  • Monday, March 17 2008 at 02:06 PM

Thanks for the congrats. Yeah, we're in the same boat as far as applying late. I didn't decide until after New Year's to throw caution to the wind, take the LSAT and go for it. As for Mercer, I haven't visited yet, but I did receive a big packet from them today with the brochures and such. Good luck with the rest of your apps!

- missstatemba
  • CSL
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 06:54 AM

How was the open house? What have you heard about the school (negatively) besides it being very new and all?

- kalaw
  • Washburn
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 11:24 AM

Thanks a lot. Good luck on yours. And yeah I'm all ready to head to Washburn. I can get in state tuition by second semester and they've been really nice so far. I'll keep an eye on your schools, you never know which one might really stand out once you get accepted, I know I Washburn was a last second school for me.

- loki922
  • Thanks
  • Wednesday, March 19 2008 at 10:41 AM

Thanks for the comment. My top choices are Elon and Charleston (I visited both and they look to have a lot to offer). However, it might be hard to pass up on NCCU if I get in because it is so much cheaper than everywhere else. Good luck on the cycle, I'll keep an eye out on your progress.

- mnowell
  • Thanks
  • Wednesday, March 19 2008 at 10:43 AM

Thanks for the comment. My top choices are Elon and Charleston (I visited both and they look to have a lot to offer). However, it might be hard to pass up on NCCU if I get in because it is so much cheaper than everywhere else. Good luck on the cycle, I'll keep an eye out on your progress.

- mnowell
  • Good Luck
  • Wednesday, March 19 2008 at 09:39 PM

Hey we have similar numbers, just wanted to say good luck... Hopefully it turns out well for the both of us...

- losangeles101
  • western state
  • Thursday, March 20 2008 at 09:39 PM

honestly I can't say I've heard anything about western state. Do you mean cal western? I have a friend that goes there and likes it, but he's hoping to transfer out...

- losangeles101
  • Interview
  • Sunday, March 23 2008 at 03:26 AM

My interview wasn't too bad. It did last for 3-4 hours, but it wasn't a constant interrogation. I was drilled on a few questions on my app, especially on past grades and conduct. You also need to be prepared to answer the proverbial question: "Why do you want to go to law school?" Also, dress nice -- I wore a suit. Other than that, just try and relax. It is a good opportunity for you to learn about the school as well. It is one of my top choices and will very likely be there in August. Good Luck.

- chadwick430
  • Thanks.
  • Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 08:51 AM

My first choice is definitely Ga. State b/c its a good school and tuition is cheap. But I know my numbers are a bit low for them. My 2nd choice is Mercer. After that it depends on scholarship money.

- meridyth
  • Campbell
  • Friday, March 28 2008 at 01:34 PM

Good luck to you also! What are your top choices? I just set up my interview for Campbell in a couple weeks. I'm going to try to visit Elon also while down there. I think I'm leaning towards Campbell over the two if I get in but we will have to see. Good luck on hearing back from your schools!

- jsm85
  • Thanks
  • Monday, March 31 2008 at 06:05 AM

The interview was pretty laid back. It was with a prof. and he was really nice. It wasn't intimidating at all and probably only lasted about 45 mins or an hour. If I get in to any, my top 3 are Georgia State, South Carolina, and Ole Miss. I am expecting rejections from all the other schools except Mercer and Arkansas.

- hscgolfer06
  • Elon
  • Monday, March 31 2008 at 12:27 PM

My letter from elon was a large white envelope but it was thin with only 3 papers. They sent more information a couple of days later. Did you say you have visited campbell and elon...if so what did you think about the two and which was you favorite. Good luck and keep me updated

- jsm85
  • Good Luck
  • Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 10:05 PM

Hey, just wanted to say good luck with the rest of your cycle. We have similar numbers and hopefully things work out...

- losangeles101
  • Campbell
  • Thursday, April 03 2008 at 10:18 AM

Hey! Just got your message...congrats on all the acceptances...I've decided on Cooley b/c of the scholarship money....Campbell sent me an email in January to let me know that I was "on hold" and then offered me Performance Based Admissions Program a few weeks ago

- rizzoj3
  • Good Luck
  • Thursday, April 03 2008 at 03:58 PM

Similar numbers and late into the game, like you say. Good luck in your search, and my top picks are the schools with the best health law programs that I can get into, like St. Louis, Hofstra, and some of the dream schools I appied to. Thanks.

- froglaw
  • Campbell
  • Saturday, April 05 2008 at 08:43 AM

I have my interview for Wed. and then I am going to Greensboro to visit Elon and sit in a class the next day. Have you heard anything from Elon yet?

- jsm85
  • Campbell
  • Saturday, April 05 2008 at 01:55 PM

Thanks for the congrats. I actually didn't have a formal interview. I have a friend that goes there, and I attended their barrister's ball, and stayed an extra day to tour the campus/building. I just happened to run into Dean Hutchinson and we just chatted about law school in general, the school's upcoming move to Raleigh, and a lot of other chit chat. I sat in on a class, and met a bunch of people. It's in the middle of nowhere, but has a quaint campus, and every seemed very nice. Hope that helps, and good luck to you!

- bchiatt
  • Thanks
  • Sunday, April 06 2008 at 07:33 AM

I am looking at taking one of the Test Masters courses. I have heard good things about the program. I hope there will be no need for it, but I am just not sure if NCCU is going to give me a shot. The process is odd with Central because it seems like they take a mixed bag of applicants. They notified me back at the end of February that my application was complete and they would have a decision for me in 6-8 weeks. So it should be soon. Goodluck to you with all of your applications. Keep in touch. I will let you know what happens.

- blong10
  • Thank you
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 07:49 AM

hey thank you for the comment. Concrats on the schools you already got accepted to. I pray that many more doors open up for you. Which one is your number 1?

- 343beast
  • Campbell
  • Wednesday, April 09 2008 at 09:35 AM

Thx! Campbell sent me an email as well as a letter requesting an interview. Either in person or via telephone... apparently they are one of the few in the country that still interview. Good luck with the rest!

- runningman
  • Campbell
  • Wednesday, April 09 2008 at 09:38 AM

Thx! Campbell sent me an email as well as a letter requesting an interview. Either in person or via telephone... apparently they are one of the few in the country that still interview. Good luck with the rest!

- runningman
  • Elon $$
  • Wednesday, April 09 2008 at 07:33 PM

The initally sent a letter to permanent address, which is different than where I really live, and gave me $2K per year. They sent me an email today about the increase. I guess when I didn't send in my seat deposit by April 1 they decided to up the ante. They extended the deadline until April 18.

- chadwick430
  • Letter
  • Wednesday, April 09 2008 at 07:35 PM

Oh yea, the scholarship letter came several weeks after the acceptance letter.

- chadwick430
  • Elon
  • Wednesday, April 09 2008 at 08:35 PM

Congrats on your acceptance to Elon.

- mnowell
  • Campbell
  • Thursday, April 10 2008 at 05:04 AM

Thank you for the advice! I have been wanting to email but didn't know if I should or not - I'm sure they have tons of people trying to find out their decisions right now. Why is it good news if I haven't heard yet??? I've been PRAAAYING for an email requesting an interview but nothings come yet.... I think I will email them now actually b/c I'm super anxious about it...

- whitnay
  • Withdraw
  • Thursday, April 10 2008 at 11:02 AM

I withdrew from Elon today, so there is an extra 5K out there for you.

- chadwick430
  • charleston
  • Thursday, April 10 2008 at 12:13 PM

I called today and they said that they would have all their results out by the end of the month. Good luck with your cycle!

- kad3285
  • NCCU
  • Thursday, April 10 2008 at 06:33 PM

They sent me an email back on Feb. 28 informing me my file was complete and to expect a decision some time within 6 to 8 weeks. But, no word yet, and I cringe whenever I go to the mailbox to look in.

- blong10
  • NCCU
  • Friday, April 11 2008 at 06:58 AM

Hey! They did notify me when I was complete and it was exactly 7 weeks and two days after that I got the letter with the PBAP invite. I decided to do it! I am nervious but feel good about it. Let me know how things go.

- esperanza123
  • School visit
  • Saturday, April 12 2008 at 07:37 AM

I went by Campbell for my interview wed. and liked the school a lot. I was pretty sure that I would go there if I get in. The next day I went to Elon to sit in a class and the asst. dean of admissions told me I was being offered a money to go to Elon. This is good but it is going to make my decision very tough because I really like both schools. Congrats on Elon...is that where you are going to go?

- jsm85
  • Elon
  • Tuesday, April 15 2008 at 02:33 PM

I liked the school and the people a lot but Greensboro seemed a little old and run down to me. I don't think it's going to affect my decision because the surrounding area is nice.

- jsm85
  • campbell
  • Friday, April 18 2008 at 08:51 AM

still no word from Campbell - I emailed admissions a week ago & they told me my file was "currently under review" ... hopefully I'll hear soon b/c I only have 30 days before my $400 deposit at FCLS is due. comment me when you hear your decision from campbell & i'll do the same for u!

- whitnay
  • Mercer&Charleston
  • Sunday, April 20 2008 at 05:43 PM

Good luck, our numbers are similar. I'm still waiting on both of them too. Why does this take forever!?

- lja04
  • me the risk taker
  • Monday, April 21 2008 at 07:39 AM

I don't think I'll accept Charlotte and just put all my chips in for NCCU. the PBAP starts May 12th. I hope all goes well! Good luck with the rest of your apps!

- esperanza123
  • Charleston
  • Tuesday, April 22 2008 at 03:50 PM

I called yesterday and they told me that they would be making final decisions "by the end of the month". I feel like it's a broken record, b/c Mercer said the SAME thing. Thanks for the wishes, I wish the same for you. I NEED some positive news. I had to wait until early February to send out ALL of my applications because of financial issues, poor starving college student here, haha. But then FSU didn't send out my Dean's Certification letters, which I actually requested in January. (I sent apps with LSDAS in January, paid app fees later). Hope you hear good news from Charleston and Mercer soon. -Lela

- lja04
  • Thanks...
  • Thursday, April 24 2008 at 10:16 AM

...for the congrats on Richmond and Charleston. I am still waiting on the financial aid info from both before I make my decision. And I am going to visit the campuses soon as well. So we'll see. Congrats on your acceptances, and hopefully you'll hear some more good news soon.

- bchiatt
  • Thanks
  • Sunday, April 27 2008 at 11:47 AM

Hey...thanks for the congrats... still think you stand a good chance of getting in NCCU. Yeah Experimental Psychology was/has been interesting. Right now I think I want to go into Family or Disabilities Law...that may change

- gamecock08
  • Charleston
  • Monday, April 28 2008 at 12:00 PM

Rejected as of today... Gahhhh!!!

- lja04
  • PBAP
  • Monday, April 28 2008 at 08:06 PM

Not really. I'm pretty pissed about it. I don't really want to spend extra time and money on an already expensive and lengthy education - especially since admission is only conditional. IM me if you want, I'd love to have someone to talk to about it- tootie1337.

- whitness
  • Charleston
  • Monday, April 28 2008 at 11:30 PM

I hear ya. It was disappointing but not too unexpected considering the date. I don't know much about Elon. IM me if you want, XxOcEaNChYq15xX. -Lela

- lja04
  • NC
  • Tuesday, April 29 2008 at 07:20 AM

thanks. well, i'm not sure if it's a good sign, but i still have my fingers crossed! at this point i think it is UNC (they have to let me know in the next few days...by May 1st) or take the LSATs over and try again next year. i already skipped out on the (small) scholarships at the other schools. where are you planning on attending? best wishes!

- MonsterFace
  • NC
  • Tuesday, April 29 2008 at 07:23 AM

i noticed you have been out of school for a few years too. this is my 3rd year out of undergrad. i hate to wait another year, but i figure it might be worth it in the long run. some people don't go to law school until their 40s! we have plenty of time. maybe we'll both wait a year, get a 180, and i'll see ya at UNC. (or maybe duke if the 180 actually happens! haha)

- MonsterFace
  • Mercer
  • Wednesday, April 30 2008 at 01:48 PM

Rejected from Mercer today via white envelope. :[ Bad cycle, I'm pretty sure I'm taking a year off, retaking the LSAT, yada yada. I'd love to talk to you more about this though, perhaps get some advice. As I said, feel free to IM me if you want to. :) Good luck, Lela.

- lja04
  • Elon
  • Sunday, May 04 2008 at 03:20 PM

Thanks! Quick questions, when did Elon offer your the $$$, with the acceptance letter? Have you made a decision yet?

- esperanza123
  • elon
  • Monday, May 05 2008 at 09:54 AM

hey have you heard anything about the accepted students day for elon yet?

- jsm85
  • campbell
  • Tuesday, May 06 2008 at 08:18 AM

just got an email today saying i'm waitlisted there. so annoying. i'm waitlisted at NCCU, USC & Campbell. I can't be sitting around waiting up until classes start so I'll most likely make plans to go to Florida Coastal. SO ANNOYED.

- whitnay
  • Elon
  • Tuesday, May 13 2008 at 04:10 PM

well i decided i'm def. going to Elon next year... campbell has been very frustrating. Never lived in NC but have always visited family...sounds like I'll see you there in the fall. Good luck

- jsm85
  • Campbell PBAP
  • Tuesday, May 13 2008 at 07:56 PM

Are you going to attend PBAP?

- carolinian
  • Elon
  • Friday, May 23 2008 at 10:07 AM

Yes my wife and I went did you? I really like the school and hope I get off the dreaded wait-list. I am moving to High Point in July, so if it\'s a no-go then I\'ll just have to reapply.

- prhawkins375
  • Question?
  • Saturday, July 05 2008 at 05:54 PM

Congrats on the school man. Your very lucky that you are heading to law school. I live in California and my dream has always been to attend University of North Carolina. I am a senior in college with a very good GPA, however my LSAT is not so shiny like the other numbers. Do you think i should apply to NC Central if i dont get accepted to Chapel Hill? Can i get a good job and earn a good living in carolina if i come out of NC Cenral? Thanks man. Again, congrats and good luck

- ajordan23
  • Elon
  • Wednesday, September 10 2008 at 04:08 PM

Thanks alot for the comment. My top choice is Campbell but my top realistic choice is Elon. App Law would be nice, but i'd like to live in a semi-nice size town. i've got my fingers crossed for Elon, keep me up to date about how it is.

- Noideawheretogo
  • Elon
  • Saturday, October 25 2008 at 10:16 PM

Hey! I applied to Elon, noticed that you are attending there. Can you tell me a bit about the school? When can I expect the decisions to go out? Thanks!

- ABALaw
  • Elon
  • Friday, November 07 2008 at 05:33 AM

Now that you're about a semester in class, how do you like Elon? I'd really like to hear some 1st hand accounts of what it's like. thanks

- Noideawheretogo

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