Hood-Celebrity (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F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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
California Western School of Law graph Pending -- -- -- -- 12 years
Rutgers State University Newark graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Colorado Boulder graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
St. Louis University graph Rejected SP -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Oregon graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of South Carolina graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Arizona graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
Southwestern University School of Law graph Waitlisted -- -- -- -- 12 years
Seattle University graph Rejected SP -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Denver graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of the Pacific graph Pending -- -- -- -- 12 years
Syracuse University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
Marquette University graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 12 years
University of Miami graph Rejected -- -- -- -- 13 years
University of Nevada Las Vegas graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
Howard University graph Intend to Apply -- -- -- -- 13 years
Thomas Jefferson School of Law graph Accepted -- -- -- -- 13 years

Applicant Information

149
3.0
3.4
N/A
Liberal Arts
N/A

Demographic Information

Seattle
Washington
Black
Male
N/A

Extra Curricular Information

Memeber Colorado State U football team (Defensive leader on a team that had three winning seasons a bowl game)

NCAA Athletes of Diversity

Coach of H.Y.P.E

Guest Speaker/Mentor for MESA

Gateway Athletic Team

Scholar Athlete of the Year Nominee

King County District Court House Clerk

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

I was a scholarship football player at Colorado State University. I have also gained some great work experience over the last couple of years. I am a sports writer for the University of Washington athletic department. I work with the top high school athletes across the nation. I also was a court clerk at the largest court house in the State of Washington. I currently am a guest speaker and mentor for MESA. I am looking at going into sports/entertainment law. ...

I am re-applying this cycle. Deferred admission to Thomas Jefferson over to next fall. Accepted at Denver Law last year also, pending on my successful completion of the CLEO program. Due to family and personal reasons, I could not attend CLEO or law school last year. I am hoping to get into a good program. My top choice would be Seattle U, followed by Denver and Southwestern. I'm an entreprenuer who will make the best of his situation. Pray for me!!!

2/6/08- Dinged at Marquette!!! Kind of bothered because I was on the wait list last year. I also applied months earlier and had better work experience. They have a great sports law program, but I am not sure I could live in Milwaukee....I'm still optimistic that I will get into a school of my choice...

3/3/08- Rejection from Syracuse. I couldnt see myself in New York anyway...and the app was free. I'm still hanging in there. I'm praying for Seattle U, Denver or Southwestern!!!

3/15/08-Rejected at Indiana-Indianapolis. I beleive this had something to do with me not applying to Indiana CLEO. A bit shocked, as my numbers were clearly good enough for their summer program. It's their loss. I'm still gonna stay strong and hope for one of my top choices.....

3.25.08- Seattle status checker changed to decision mailed. I am really nervous, but optimistic. I have been really involved in the community this year and have been devoted to helping the less fortunate. I should have a decision soon, probably even tommorrow. I will keep everyone informed. All I can do is pray and put it in God's hands. He knows my struggle.

P.S Denver has reached a decision also which I have yet to receive in the mail...

3/27- Horrible day today. Rejected at Seattle U and Denver. Received a hand written letter from Seattle U explaining how competitive this cycle was and urging me to re-apply next year. Who knows...If I am not accepted into anywhere decent, I will be retaking the LSAT. I only took it once....So a second try with more studying may bring me happiness!

Waitlisted at Southwestern!!! I need to get in. They have the sports and entertainment law institute!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed..If not here, than I'll be retaking probably...

I have a lot of schools left to hear back but have heard from my top 3...Stay tuned!

4/1/08- Thanks to everyone for all the support! I haven't heard anything in a few days but unless something good happens like scholarship money, I'll probably be retaking the LSAT. I've been through a lot and this is nothing. I'll score higher and than I'll be the one turning down people. I don't feel as if the admission committees respect my athletic duties during undergrad. Hell I practiced over 40 hours a week. It was a full time job! They just don't understand the struggle..but they can turn me down this year, I'll be back. No only means yes later on down the line to me :)

April 18- Rejected at Arizona. A huge reach for me..Also rejected at South Carolina a few weeks ago.....

April 27- Waitlisted at Oregon!! One of my top choices. Only a few hours from home, affordable and have an entreprenuer program. I'm hoping to get off of this waitlist. Would be a very good situation for me.....

May 2- My cycle is pretty much complete. I got rejected from St. Louis Law this morning. I was a little interested and thought my numbers were competitive. However, I doubt I would move to St. Louis. Rutgers and CU Boulder rejected me last week. However, I have made up my mind. If I am admitted into U of Oregon, that is where I will be going. If not, I'll be retaking the LSAT and attending Seattle U next year. As the cycle stretched on, I began to get a clear idea of where I want to be.....

Visitor Comments

  • cool man
  • Saturday, December 29 2007 at 12:35 PM

good luck...I did a little sports writing/photography in undergrad...I was also thinking about sports, entertainment law.

- pnewman20
  • shit
  • Sunday, January 20 2008 at 10:43 AM

look at all these people hating on me. they don't understand people like us.

- ohgov2020
  • S&E
  • Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 10:25 AM

Sports & Entertainment is my focus as well...good luck!

- reesemill
  • Good Luck!
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 06:57 AM

I just wanted to wish a fellow Seattlite good luck! looks like we are applying to similar schools--hope you have a great admissions cycle!

- AmyLynn637
  • UCLA & Loyola
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 07:25 AM

Yes we must! I had them on my list but took them off because Cali would be great but that would be clear across the country for me, and USC really perked my interest. Ashame we only have one school in common! God bless my friend!

- reesemill
  • Seattle U
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 09:54 AM

I got my undergrad from Seattle U-- because of its jesuit tradition they love extracurriculars and community service-which you have tons of! Im sure you will do great!

- AmyLynn637
  • Marquette
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 11:12 AM

Good luck to you too. I think Marquette is a great school, can see why it is your first choice. Hope you get in!

- a224932
  • Best Wishes
  • Sunday, January 27 2008 at 06:46 PM

Good luck this cycle!

- justpraying
  • Seattle
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 09:48 AM

No, I don't think I knew anything about their special program...oops!

- michellev4
  • SU
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 10:58 AM

Yeah, I was not happy about that one. On the positive side, of all the schools I've dealt with they seem to be the most willing to discuss why and what corrective actions might be taken in the future. Best of luck with the rest of the cycle.

- kimbowmanjr
  • No CLEO
  • Monday, January 28 2008 at 07:24 PM

Yeah I checked it out, I wouldnt get in. They have a criteria, and my gpa doesnt fall within the range.

- justpraying
  • Rutgers-Newark
  • Wednesday, January 30 2008 at 08:14 AM

Nope :)

- blueapple
  • Nice
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 01:41 AM

I went to UW for couple of years. Best of luck.

- crabcalash
  • Re: SLU
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 10:49 AM

Hey! I would recommend applying to SLU. It's a great school and you have nothing to lose by sending in your application. Good luck and congrats on Thomas Jefferson!

- lookingforanswers
  • diversify!
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 01:25 PM

i applied through the regular program but spoke to them last year and they said every urm application goes through the diversity review. good luck!!! maybe i'll see you there!

- mpalencia
  • aim high
  • Saturday, February 09 2008 at 08:04 AM

Hi, that's quite the impressive slough of activities. I agree with you on Seattle U though, I don't know why but I am intrigued in the school. I'm actually headed for criminal or civil rights law. I got into Thomas Jefferson last year as well, but they started ignoring me once I began to inquire about deferring until this fall (2008)... not sure what that was about but they seemed to have a decent program and San Diego is INCREDIBLE. Their professor who handles the entertainment programming is Black and extremely proactive. I'm going to watch and see where you end up, I'm hoping it's somewhere you want to be!

- sbrownla
  • SLU
  • Saturday, March 15 2008 at 08:00 AM

Thanks a lot man for those kind words. Yea SLU was a big surprise for me, I applied because they gave me a fee waiver. But their Summer Institute is a conditional program, and I'm not a real big fan of those. Plus, the yearly tuition over there is quite steep. Its looks like its going to down to either FIU or Akron for me. We'll see what happens. Good luck with your cycle, hang in there

- inquisitivemale
  • RE:
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 02:27 PM

Thanks for the comment. All I can say about my cycle is that I have been blessed. I think Rutgers will probably accept you, seeing as they gave me a shot. When did you apply?

- philip7p
  • Re:
  • Tuesday, March 18 2008 at 05:05 PM

I don't have a clear cut favorite yet. Like you said, you got good option. Keep ya head up. It'll come.

- philip7p
  • still nothing
  • Wednesday, March 19 2008 at 08:40 AM

I have been stalking your profile for a min, and I noticed there is still no news from you. This is the same for me and a lot of other people, I wonder what the adcooms are doing or am I just being compulsive about the whole thing.lol

- justpraying
  • Thanks
  • Thursday, March 20 2008 at 08:25 PM

for stopping by my page (and for the congrats)! For Seattle U., I applied for regular full-time program. But in the acceptance packet, they gave me the choice to start in summer if I wanted to. I think I will take my time in preparing for the 1L storm to come, and not do the summer start. But I have yet to decide on where I will attend. So far, it's between Loyola Chicago, Seattle, and Denver. I'm still waiting to hear from others, though. We have a lot of schools in common, so I'll keep an eye on your progress. Don't let these initial rejections bring you down; you've got some impressive experiences behind you, and I think only the people who are able to see that beyond just a low LSAT score deserve you anyways. ;) Best of luck~!!!

- yonsohn
  • Hey!
  • Thursday, March 20 2008 at 11:18 PM

I'll be praying for you to get into one of your top choices!

- lookingforanswers
  • good luck
  • Saturday, March 22 2008 at 10:57 PM

Good Luck with Seattle U! If it doesn't work out, TJ really is a good school. They have VERY impressive profs, many of whom are young, energetic, and perfectly willing to go the extra mile for their students. TJ is a school with something to prove. That is a good thing. With that said, I really hope you get into Seattle U; it's always really cool when you see someone get their dream. I will pray for you! Go CSU!

- cmm58
  • Seattle Univ
  • Sunday, March 23 2008 at 02:32 PM

Hi thanks for the congrats! I was accepted to Seattle Univ contingent on me participating in their Academic Resource Center program. It's a summer program and they offered me a $10,000 diversity scholarship. They seem to really like public service oriented applicants I believe that's what got me in. I wish you the best of luck with all your other apps and don't get discouraged, I am shocked that some schools are taking a chance on me.

- justice21
  • good luck!
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 07:42 AM

Hey there, I wish you the best of luck with your Seattle App! Are you going to attend CLEO this year? I'll be at the SD site! :)

- shelee56
  • favorite...
  • Monday, March 24 2008 at 09:14 PM

i'm putting my deposit down at santa clara and riding out the wait list at hastings. i decided to stay in the bay (where i'm from) and would Love to stay in actual San Francisco. we'll see.

- shelee56
  • Sending positive energy
  • Tuesday, March 25 2008 at 12:45 PM

I am really shooting for the stars. I got a letter from Columbia saying I'm on their Reserve list which gives me hope. I know it's a long shot but if I would have listened to people I wouldn't be where I am today. I also haven't heard back from many Cali schools like UCLA, USC, Loyola, Hastings. My top choice is UCLA but I don't know if a miracle helped me get off that Columbia wait list I would take it in a heartbeat. Best of luck with everything, I say if Seattle is your top choice submit an additional letter of rec or look for an alumni.

- justice21
  • usf
  • Tuesday, March 25 2008 at 10:44 PM

you know... i was JUST thinking that right now... i think i liked santa clara's programs better and i got in their early so i just didn't apply. i agree with the above poster.. send in a LOCI stating how its your top choice/ what you've been up to since you applied. ;)

- shelee56
  • RE: Seattle U
  • Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 09:16 AM

Thanks for the congrats. Regarding the Seattle U question, they did accept me through the alternative admission/academic resource program. I'm still waiting to hear from several schools before I make a decision, but I can see myself attending SU. Good luck on the rest of your cycle! I'll be keeping an eye on you!

- trojanpony
  • SU
  • Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 01:57 PM

I got in through the alternative admission program. I can't decide between SU and Denver. I don't really want to start in the summer :P

- Pagal
  • ...opens a window
  • Sunday, March 30 2008 at 12:00 AM

This is my second go-round so I do believe that good things can definitely happen, if you want to try again. I've heard others say to just start where you can and then transfer if you still feel the need to. On my Berkeley rejection, they were very explicit in mentioning that they focus on first year grades and the application itself, and not on LSAT scores when it comes to transfer applicants. Thomas Jefferson has a lot of connections in sports and entertainment. It could be a good place to start if you don't feel like waiting for another cycle, and can find the money to attend. I'm going to keep watching to see what happens. You never know what the committee is going to like, let my acceptance be a testament to that.

- sbrownla
  • su
  • Monday, March 31 2008 at 02:04 PM

sorry to hear about seattle hood. hopefully you'll get off the southwestern wait list... or one of your other schools comes through!

- shelee56
  • Law School Hopeful
  • Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 01:12 PM

I read your profile. Keep pressing forward. Your story is inspiring as I can thoroughly relate to that "hope" and "praying" for that acceptance by faith it will happen for both. I know that God has something in store he know what law school is best. Amen.

- LawSchoolHopeful
  • Hi
  • Tuesday, April 01 2008 at 04:37 PM

Keep your head up and study hard if you end up taking it again. I like your tenacity shown throughout your profile, I can see it just from reading what you have to say. My boyfriend plays college football and a few times he's brought up the possibility of law school. I keep telling him to go out this senior year with a bang because you NEVER know what you'll be doing with those grades in the future. So good luck on the rest of the schools=)

- carlyk
  • Stay positive
  • Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 03:07 PM

Good luck on the cycle my dude. We have similar numbers and I am also interested in sports and entertainment law. I wish you the best.

- hoodscholar
  • type-o
  • Wednesday, April 02 2008 at 03:09 PM

**with the cycle.

- hoodscholar
  • Apps
  • Friday, April 04 2008 at 12:20 PM

Thanks for all the support, I wish you the best in your apps. This is very stressful and confusing. I know we are all wishing we can get into just that one school. But everything happens for a reason. Keep your head up, wherever you go or decide to do, do it 100%. Let me know if you going to take more time and prepare for the LSAT again or just take that dive at a less desirable law school than you attended.

- justpraying
  • Good luck to you brother
  • Monday, April 07 2008 at 02:57 PM

Keep your head up. Coloradans have to stick together. Hopefully CU will admit you.

- laxinthe303
  • Hey
  • Thursday, April 10 2008 at 03:02 PM

Hey hood...fellow applicant saying hello and encouraging you to keep the faith! God has a plan ;-) Will we ever hear from CLEO??? MAn!

- hopefull2008
  • Keep your head up!
  • Tuesday, April 29 2008 at 09:55 AM

Keep you head up man. Be in this to win this! I wish you the best of luck with the rest of this cycle and beyond.

- Dlc5949
  • I will....
  • Friday, May 02 2008 at 08:13 AM

be attending Southwestern. I am excited about it. I hope you get into Oregon

- justpraying
  • Oregon
  • Thursday, June 05 2008 at 12:00 PM

Hey there Celeb, I received an email at around 6 p.m. from the Admissions Office. I so understand how sick you must be of waiting in limbo for the schools to reply; I\'ve been there, too! Good luck, man, and don\'t let this process get you down!! It\'s a long one.

- blondie5
  • TJSL...
  • Wednesday, July 02 2008 at 02:55 PM

I\'m not sure if youre thinking of TJSL or not, but I just finished my 1L year there. It\'s in a GREAT location, SUPER nice professors who are very approachable and dedicated to teaching. You\'ll live a mile from the beach and a mile from downtown SD. The location is basically awesome! What they don\'t tell you about is the ridiculous curve. 75% of the people will get a C or below! If you want to get a job in SD, the school is really well connected. Also, the school is moving to this new downtown location Fall of 2010, that is really going to help the school\'s rankings/reputation. Good luck!

- TJSL kid

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