latinlord (2021-2022)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#29 Ohio Northern University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/13/06 Rec: 02/14/06 Comp: 02/22/06 Inter: -- Dec: 06/24/06 Upd: 15 years
#31 Thomas M Cooley Law School Accepted W Type: RA $18,562 Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 10/28/05 Comp: 01/20/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/06 Upd: 15 years
#11 Duquesne University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 11/04/05 Comp: 02/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/16/06 Upd: 15 years
#8 Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law PT Accepted A Type: RA $4,700 Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 10/25/05 Comp: 02/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/02 Upd: 15 years
#10 Hofstra University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 10/27/05 Comp: 12/09/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/13/06 Upd: 15 years
#7 Penn State University (Dickinson) Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 10/26/05 Comp: 11/21/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/29/06 Upd: 15 years
#9 Syracuse University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 10/28/05 Comp: 11/09/04 Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/06 Upd: 15 years
#13 Widener University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 10/25/05 Comp: 04/21/06 Inter: -- Dec: 05/06/06 Upd: 15 years
#18 St. Thomas University - Florida Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 11/04/05 Comp: 11/21/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/17/06 Upd: 15 years
#16 John Marshall Law School - Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 11/07/05 Comp: 12/07/05 Inter: -- Dec: 04/13/06 Upd: 15 years
#28 Florida A&M University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 12/05/05 Rec: 12/14/05 Comp: 01/19/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/31/06 Upd: 15 years
#30 University of Detroit Mercy Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 10/26/05 Comp: 11/09/05 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/06 Upd: 15 years
#25 Touro College Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/21/06 Rec: 01/23/06 Comp: 03/15/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/15/06 Upd: 15 years
#17 Nova Southeastern University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 11/05/05 Comp: 02/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/11/06 Upd: 15 years
#26 Charlotte School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/30/05 Rec: 01/07/06 Comp: 03/13/06 Inter: -- Dec: 03/13/06 Upd: 15 years
#14 North Carolina Central University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 10/24/05 Comp: 12/20/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/27/06 Upd: 15 years
#1 Villanova University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 10/27/05 Comp: 02/23/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/26/06 Upd: 15 years
#5 Rutgers State University Camden Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 10/27/05 Comp: 02/10/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/22/06 Upd: 15 years
#27 University of Toledo Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/30/06 Rec: 02/03/06 Comp: 02/18/06 Inter: -- Dec: 02/18/06 Upd: 15 years
#6 Rutgers State University Newark Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 10/25/05 Comp: 11/03/05 Inter: -- Dec: 02/06/06 Upd: 15 years
#12 Howard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 10/28/05 Comp: 11/14/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/06 Upd: 15 years
#15 Stetson University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 10/28/05 Comp: 11/11/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/13/06 Upd: 15 years
#24 Appalachian School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/26/05 Rec: 10/31/05 Comp: 12/14/05 Inter: -- Dec: 01/20/06 Upd: 15 years
#23 New England School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 10/27/05 Comp: 01/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/06 Upd: 16 years
#4 Florida State University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/22/05 Rec: 11/01/05 Comp: 01/09/06 Inter: -- Dec: 01/09/06 Upd: 16 years
#2 University of Pittsburgh Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 10/28/05 Comp: 05/12/20 Inter: -- Dec: 12/20/05 Upd: 16 years
#3 Temple University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/25/05 Rec: 10/28/05 Comp: 11/10/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/10/05 Upd: 16 years
#20 Florida Coastal School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/26/05 Rec: 11/03/05 Comp: 12/22/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/22/05 Upd: 16 years
#19 Drexel University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 10/25/05 Comp: 12/29/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/29/05 Upd: 16 years
#22 University of The District of Columbia Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 10/27/05 Comp: 12/05/05 Inter: -- Dec: 12/05/05 Upd: 16 years
#21 Barry University School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/24/05 Rec: 11/03/05 Comp: 11/15/05 Inter: -- Dec: 11/29/05 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 144
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.59
  • Degree GPA: 3.67
  • School Type: Public WCU
  • Major: BSED Spanish

Demographic Information

  • City: West Chester
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Race: Hispanic/Latino/ Col
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Pi Kappa Phi, Spanish Club President, Alpha Mu Gamma President, Pre Law Society, Amnesty International, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Pi Lamda Theta, National Deans List, the list goes on and on and on.....

Additional info & updates

Graduated Magna Cum Laude; I don't know my class rank b/c my school doesn't do that, I was told I was in the top 5% in my major though and probibly around top 10% in my class, not truly sure though. From what I know now is that it doesn't matter as long as I got a good LSAT.

Yes SADLy, this is my second go at this. After having a terrible first LSAT, I just took it agan this October and got the 144, my average is like a 141 between that and the other score. Before I wasn't smart and applied to schools I thought my GPA( which was higher as a junior) would help me get into schools more than my low LSAT. I was wrong, extremely wrong. Hence, this is my second round of apps. And Yes most of them are completely different applications!!

All I know is that my main goal in life is to become a lawyer that can make a change "para mi communidad latina". Depending if I get into any schools or where I get into depends on whether I instead wait a year and try again or defer my acceptance and study abroad to get my masters in Spain with the Middlebury College Language School in VT. My main goal is of course like I said to become a lawyer, but studying abroad is something that I might try before. I just really want to get accepted this time around. Hence the long list, any additionals are welcome. I'm still not done making this list.

I am always looking for any CONSTRUCTIVE recommendations and encouragement from viewers. (NOT BLATANT RUDENESS PLEASE!)

My preference order changes everyday, so don't take my word on it. I still am not sure where I want to go, just that I want to go somewhere!!

** I was told to change my LSAT score to it's average. So I did, even though seriously most of the schools I applied to will only take the higher of the two which is still a low 144.

*For people who keep asking, Yes I took a prep course, (and didn't like it at all ) it was Kaplan and also I got a personal tutor for the second exam. I was testing in the low 150's on my practice exams but ended up still with a 144. So please stop asking me to take a prep course, and to retake the LSAT. I know my score is low, but trust me, I worked on the LSAT more than many people and I am aware that Yes I still may have to take the LSAT again. - Gracias

Finally!! I got my first acceptance!! Indiana University School of law- Indianapolis a tier 2 wow i am amazed how they saw passed my low LSATs. Even though they took my highest of 144 it is still way below their average. I am soo greatful! As of right now this is the only website I do research on!!! http://indylaw.indiana.edu/
Thanks to everyone for being supportive!! Love you all :) :)

More decent or good news:

2- 22-06 - Cooley acceptance with 25% scholarship. - Gracias Cooley

2-27-06 - I don't really know whether to say I was accepted to NCCU or not. I wasn't accepted unconditionally. I was accepted into a perfomance based admission program. No guarrentee means not for me but thanks for the chance! I'm happy to stick with my first choice of INDY!!

3-7-06- Today I got a letter saying that Indy wanted to give me a small scholarship of $750 a year for 4 years (if I stay part time). That was soo awesome of them!

3-11-06- Today I got another conditional acceptance. This time from Nova Southeastern University. It is for their AAMPLE summer program, where I would take 2 classes and if I get a C or better in each than i'm in. Thanks Nova for giving me the opportunity to study at your school. Ft. Lauderdale would be so amazing, I don't think I would get anything done there. :)

3-17-06- My frist acceptance by email! That was surprising! It was for another conditional special summer program from Detroit Mercy school of Law. Thanks to UDM for giving me a chance!

3-31-06- Today came another acceptance!! This is actually my second Full Time Fall Acceptance (the other one was from Cooley). This one was from Florida A &M University in Orlando Fl. Wow it would have been so great to study law in Orlando, I could have been chilling with Shamu the famous sea world whale. Thanks Florida A &M for giving me a chance!!

*** Unless I get a huge scholarship or something from another school I have decided " drum roll please"......... to go to Indiana University- Indianapolis. It is a great school and a great city. I visited it for the open house and loved it. For that reason it has earned the very special "A" next to it. Thank you Indiana for giving me a chance to succeed. :)

** I just noticed that if I numbered my list of schools by their "so called" rank, then Indiana would be ranked 6th out of all the other schools. A huge jump from number 6 (I ranked it 8 for locality reasons) to # 28 Florida A &M where I would probibly go if I didn't get into Indiana. The other acceptances were conditional. Just crazy how well things turned out for me. I'm so amazed and grateful!

** Just wanted to add something b/c I'v been asked a few times about whether I could recieve financial aid even if I was part time. Well you can and I did. Iactually got full time financial aid b/c when you fill out the form there are two choices fulltime and halftime. FASFA considers halftime as taking 6 or less credits. I will be taking 3 classes and 11credits worth, so that still counts as full time. So I was able to still get about 20,000 in financial aid !!

YESSS!! FINALLLY THIS CYCLE IS OVER!! 6 ACCEPTANCES 24 REJECTIONS AND 1 WAITLIST WITHDRAW!! AND ALL THAT MATTERS WAS THE ONE ACCEPTANCE TO THE SCHOOL WHERE I'M CURRENTLY ATTENDING!! 2ND TIMES A CHARM FOR ME!! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR MASSIVE SUPPORT THOUGHOUT THIS PROCESS. I HOPE TO HELP ANYONE WHO MAY WANT SOME ADVICE FOR GETTING INTO LAW SCHOOL. NEVER GIVE UP, AND NEVER GIVE IN!! SHOOT FOR YOUR DREAMS!! -GRACIAS A TODOS- :)

*** Incase your wondering this was ages ago!! But I am now a Licensed Attorney!! haha
I went to IndyLaw for 2years... Then visisted Villanova for a year... Not only that after I graduated, i decided to get an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple Law...haha... BANG!! my fortune said I would be a good lawyer... you know what... it was RIGHT!! haha
PS: You see me on here again b/c my best buddy just got accepted into law school (AuthorLaw) and b/c I can't get anought of LSN!! haha - Hit me up if any of your applicants want advice... :)**

4/5/2018 I decided to drop by and see whats up. Miss this site. Iv been practicing law in Philadelphia for almost 10years now and am a partner at my firm. www.jensenbagnatolaw.com at JensenBagnato, PC hit me up for whatever. Im so happy I could help so many people fulfill their dreams. God Bless.

Keep fighting for your dreams they can come true!

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never give up on you dream
Wednesday, August 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thank you for your comment. It's always a pleasure to know that I am motivating people. I'll keep in touch. Things are stil up in the air with Cooley right now. I'll keep you in my prayers too best of luck. Crissy

Did you knw that your did you know and F
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

No you mean the "Latin Kings" A gang in NY, they are completely different. I thought of this screen name when I was only 14. Also I was going to do Florida Coastal, but they want 3 letters of recommendations. I don't know who I would ask, so I'm not applying there. Pity they have to be different than every other school in the country.

Thanks for the imput!! Keep it comming.
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Just finished appalachian law and florida coastal,i mixed it up with florida international before. Thanks everyone for your imput i'm up to 26applications. I wonder if I have the most on the site :/?

thanks
Friday, September 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your encouragement. Goodluck to you, I'm not sure how you magnage so many applications. I am sure you will do great.

Do it!
Wednesday, October 12 2005 at 08:00 PM

I feel your pain brother. WHATEVER it takes... Resistance is only evidence of progress. Shoulders back! Chin up... You'll make it!

You'll get in somewhere
Tuesday, October 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

It's me again, I'm not adding much to what has been said before (v.s.). Keep it up. You'll get in some where

Florida Coastal
Wednesday, August 31 2005 at 08:00 PM

I received word from them and I had only two letters of rec. Just kick butt on your PS, and I think you will be alright.

FL Coastal
Sunday, October 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, two weeks and the letter was in hand. I couldn't believe it. When i saw the envelope I figured I accidentally missed a question or something and they needed further info. Much to my surprise it was an acceptance letter.

Howard
Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

I saw that we are both interested in Howard. They have not yet requested my LSDAS report. What about you?

Thanks...
Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey man, I forgot to put my LSAT score on my profile. As you can see it wasn't stellar but I am not too caught up in just the score. I am applying to Rutgers-Newark as well. Have you visited or know anything about the school?

Ever been to Texas?
Monday, October 24 2005 at 08:00 PM

You may want to consider Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth and St. Mary's in San Antonio. Also, Houston specifically asks on their application whether your SAT or ACT scores were inaccurate predictors of your college performance; they have an optional spot on the app to fill in your scores and you UG GPA. Good luck!

Texas
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Nah, I have never been there, but to tell you the truth I dont' think I would want to live there. I'm still looking at school mainly situated on the east coast or north eastern part of the US. Thanks for your suggestion though. Thanks to everyone else also, you all have helped me a lot.

All the best!
Friday, October 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hello there, Many thanks for your message. Looking at your long list, you are bound to get in somewhere. God willing, it will work out! Just do your best and leave the rest to God! All the best!

Cooley
Thursday, October 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

I heard from Cooley this past week. It came in a regular envelope...then just yesterday I received a letter from them saying if I enroll, I get a scholarship that will pay 25% of my tuition and books! Good deal, right?!

just checking in
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

have you heard anything yet? oh, i noticed i spelled incentive wrong. :) i hope things turn out well for you this go round.

still waiting
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

So far I only got that one waitlist for St. Thomas. I'm actually happy to know that I still have a chance, hopefully this time around will be a lot different and a lot better. I am still concidering sending in an app to Albany, i'm not sure yet though, thanks for your comments.

Dec LSAT
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Well once again cannot sit for Dec. LSAT, getting a divorce, oh well just as well so I would not have the distraction in school next year, I am going to take it in FEB, for sure, but the deadlines are cutting it close I think that I will still be in good shape, I have to do atleast a 150 I am sure going to try like hell to do it.

THANK YOU
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

Your advice was great for me, but now that I totally failed the June LSAT, what do you know about the FEB test?

BARRY SUX
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I just got dinged at Barry LAW. Shit I hope this doesn't start happening again!! People get accepted with low ass GPA's and I get dings b/c of my Low LSAT. Makes me so mad!! Oh yea for christy I don't know much about the feb LSAt. They are all the same, all hard. Good luck though as you already know the LSAT means everything. (which I despise)

Sorry
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

about the rejection. Don't let it get you down though!!! Have a positive mental attitude. You will get in somewhere!!

Try FAMU!
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I noticed you haven't tried FAMU in Orlando. I really think it's worth your effort. Their mean LSAT is in the low 140s. They've just built a brand new campus and have been provisionally accredited. You stand a good chance! And the application fee is only $20. Stay strong and it'll work out :-)

Another Rejection today :(
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

This time from District of Columbia School of Law. Boo, I would have really liked to go there. I thought I had a decent chance too. It was another no namer!! Oh well, I decided to send out another application today, thanks to bushadvisor to the Florida A & M school of Law. Hopefully they will make things right. I still have like 20 something schools left. Thanks for all your encouragement!!

UDC
Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

I feel you right now. Yo tambien soy Latina....y nada mas quiero se abogada!! I know I, we, will do it!!! I also applied to UDC and waiting to here back from them...i live in the district so it's real afforable. I too am very surprised you didn't get in. I do know that they are working very hard on getting thier reputation up so they have higher standards this year. How quickly did you hear back?? About Hofstra...good luck on that one!! I was wait listed last year and I applied about 2 weeks before deadline. I met w/a the dean of multicultural affairs and he told me that if I applied earlier I would have had a much better chance. Hopefully since you applied early you'll succeed. And my last comment: I got into both University of Detroit Mercy and Cooley so I'm sure you'll have luck there. Univ. of Detroit Mercy seemed like a decent school if you are truely interested in working for your community. They are VERY community oriented. I liked the school(not the city) ... but wasn't ready to move to Detroit so I didn't go, but hey Michigan may be for you! Buena Suerte en todo lo que haces!!! We need more latinos out there!!!1

RE: Congrats
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks a bunch. I've read your profile and comments. Did you consider taking the LSAT again in December? Either way, I think with all the schools you've applied to, you are sure to get in. Might want to check out Charlotte School of Law and Charleston School of Law. They're not yet accred. but they're fully expecting to be soon. Worth a shot. Take it easy.

21 and 22
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

just think, when you get into one of your higher ranked schools you would have rejected them anyway. good luck with the rest of the apps.

Temple Rejection
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Well I got rejected from one of my far reaches/dream schools. Temple Law would have been soo nice, it is such an incredible school. I would have enjoyed it soo much b/c it is so close to my home. OH well. Back to the waiting board I guess. :(

re: temple
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

it's their loss. however, it appears that they atleast reveiwed your file. can those dates be right for udc? complete and decision in the same day? that's appalling. i think in one of my earlier posts i mentioned texas southern. i think you would be an auto admit. also, i think your numbers would be good for oklahoma city. good luck with the rest of these apps.

Hey! Update
Wednesday, August 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hope things are going well for you! After going to the conditional program and learning 4 weeks of information in one week I was not accepted. Please, don't be discouraged I am optimistic that you will get into the school of your choice. Goodluck

re: when are you applying
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

haha. yeah i know it's getting late. some of my fee-waivers run out on the 15th. i will be sending off my apps by next weekend.

wow thanks
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the encouragement. I truly do not know what happened with that LSAT my score was getting pretty high up until the test. The highest i got was a 152, i basically ran out of time to study. Then for the final exam i got the 144 with would have really been a 147 but the curve as worse than the practice exams. I have never been good at standardized tests, I only got a 910 on my college board SATs. Still though, with that I was able to get into a college. The school pegged me as a remedial student and put me in a bunch of remedial non credit classes to start my freshman year. I proved them wrong and finished my first college semester with a 3.8 GPA. I have done a lot. I got a tutor, he helped a lot, but basically what did the most help was my continued timed practice exams. I ran out of them by the time the exam came up. This is my second year at trying to do this. The LSAT has been a terrible experience for me, but yes if needed I might concider taking that exam again. Right now I am hoping and praying for something. Only time can tell. I know that I can do the work and do it with a passion. A passion and drive that has come from deep within.I thank you soo much for your encouragement and advice.

Determination
Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

Is definitely going to take your far. I watch a few people on here and I am always looking at your profile and post for motivation. You are a trooper and I agree with "Counselor" that you are gonna make a hell of a lawyer. You know the LSAT is a large factor, but I dont believe the only one. You have a long lists of schools and I can guarantee that some of them are going to look at the "whole" candidate. Some of us just do not test well. I am pulling for you and keep your head up bro!

Hey latinlord...
Saturday, October 22 2005 at 08:00 PM

Just wanted to add my few words of encouragement to your already long list. I've been reading most of these posts and they all say that you're admirable and an inspiration. You are. Go for what you want and keep your chin up. You're going to go far.

re counseler
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I thought about that, I sometimes think I might, but I never got checked. I understand that the bar has timed sections, but at least it will be on information that hopfully I have been studying for the past 3 years. Unlike the bombardment of miscellanious information concerning magical pattern of logic. haha. Anyway, thanks for the "My cousin vinny" comment. I absolutly love that movie.!! Joe Peshi is one of my all time favorite actors.!! Just wondering, where did you go to law schoo? and where do you practice now??

re counseler
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I thought about that, I sometimes think I might, but I never got checked. I understand that the bar has timed sections, but at least it will be on information that hopfully I have been studying for the past 3 years. Unlike the bombardment of miscellanious information concerning magical pattern of logic. haha. Anyway, thanks for the "My cousin vinny" comment. I absolutly love that movie.!! Joe Peshi is one of my all time favorite actors.!! Just wondering, where did you go to law schoo? and where do you practice now??

typos
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Nope i'm afraid you can't edit for typos. Thanks again for the info. Maybe i'll ask my doctor or something sometime in the near future.

CONSTRUCTIVE recommendation
Monday, August 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ~ ~ Marianne Williamson

latinlord,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

i'm pullin for you like you won't believe. i'm about to go all kiddie-old-school and include you in my nightly prayers. God bless your remaining apps.

You inspire me!
Monday, October 10 2005 at 08:00 PM

I've been checking your profile regularly and wishing you much success! You seem like such a strong and determined person that I can't help but to wish you the best. Good luck! DominaStl

FCSL
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I got another rejection today FCSL. That one suprised me a lot. I thought I had a decent shot. I don't get it. I'm getting rejected by the lower ranked schools first. I don't know what to say right now. :(

FCLS
Sunday, October 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

It only takes one to say yes. Keep your head up.

damn
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

it's not over yet. keep your head up.

damn
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

it's not over yet. keep your head up.

South Texas
Wednesday, June 29 2005 at 08:00 PM

Have you thought about South Texas? There is a large hispanic community in the houston area, which is where South Texas is located. It is also a very well respected law school in this area, despite being 4th tier. Most people would be suprised if you told them South Texas was a 4th tier school.

Wow thanks for the comment 000
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the info, I never knew that. I love hearing stories like that, it gives me hope.

Good Luck!
Tuesday, December 27 2005 at 07:00 PM

Yo, i hope you get in LS...keep ya head up...i know im tryin..Jr

Drexel sux
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I just got my rejection today from Drexel.That place isn't even a real law school yet?! It is pretty depressing. My father is even an alumni from there. DAmit if only I did better on that LSAT. Anyway i still got many more places to go so as always i'll still keep my head up, for now anyway. Thanks for the comments again, and it is latinlord not latin king. haha.

Charlotte added
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Today after some advice from my fellow coapplicants, I just added Charlotte School of Law. I'v always liked North Carolina. Also it was a free and easy application. We shall see what happens next. ONe inaugural class (Drexel) for another (Charlotte).

Charlotte School of Law
Wednesday, December 21 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hi there. We seem to be in much the same situation with a low lsat hurting our chances. I have a 146 and am going to retake in Feb. We are applying to many of the same schools. Just to make you aware that I was looking at Charlottes website myself and am considering appying but there would be no federal loan programs only private ones through sallie mae so the cost would be more. However, i think Charlotte has a great chance of getting ABA within three years. Best of luck to you.

Elon Law
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

It costs $50 to send in another application. I promised i wouldn't do anymore unless it was free. Thanks though. I'll concider it if I can get some cash.

Thank you for yourt support
Thursday, August 11 2005 at 08:00 PM

I just hope that I can pull this off. I really need someone to help me with tutoring. I get frustrated at the end and then stop. I think I should not be concerned with the time it takes to complete the whole test, I usually get preoccupied with how long a section is and then I get nervous about wanting to see my final score, I have to learn to work on that. Well wish me luck, I have set a pace for myself, and I also have determined that I would behappy if I could get 15 or 16 right after each section. What do you think?

Pittsburgh
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Today after my parents got home from a realestate meeting, my father came up to me and said that he has been holding the decline from Pitt law for me since xmas. He said he knew how much I wanted to go there and didn't want it to kill my holiday. (he did it to me last year too). I thank him and took the decline and read it. Feeling sad, I laid it in the pile with the rest, shed a tear then walked away saying, "Pittsburgh too f*cking cold there anyway"!!

hang in there
Sunday, November 13 2005 at 07:00 PM

it's not the rejections that matter, but the acceptances-- and i'm certain that someone will accept you soon. an acceptance letter may be in the mail as I type this... i applaud your mindset. you've changed the way i think about rejections and law school.

Press on...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

You will get in somewhere and then it will be what you make it. Many great lawyers went to schools considered lower tier but your career is what you make of it. I'm sure with your determination, you'll do well.

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

Thank you Latinlord, It does appear that we are applying to the same schools. I guess Florida Coastal's numbers are going up, because I was dinged there also. Well, I wish you the best as well and maybe we'll meet at one of these schools in the Fall.

FSU and NEW ENGLAND
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Today I recieved rejections for FSU and New England School of Law. I kinda figured about florida state, actually I don't know why I applied there. New England was kinda suprising though, But not a heart blowing decline. What ever, "Press forward!"

Rutgers
Friday, September 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thank you! Yeah, I'm as surprised as anyone about my acceptance. Didn't think it would ever happen in a million years. And yeah, I applied to MSP. They haven't told me yet if I've been admitted to that. They do that after you've been admitted.

That sucks...
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

...that you had to drop to your average. The same thing happened to me. I think that you should be commended for your tenacity! If adcoms ranked by desire you would be an autoadmit! Keep your chin up and continue to fight for what you want...

Stetson
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I was rejected at Stetson today for fulltime. I called them and told them I applied for both. They said another letter will be sent to me later on for part time. So I guess I still have a chance for part time, i'm not expecting anyting though.

Question
Friday, January 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

Good luck with your cycle, I've been following it and wish you the very best! I just had a quick question though -- what are you going to do if you don't get in anywhere this cycle? Any plans? I'm sure you will, I'm just curious..

so it goes
Saturday, December 31 2005 at 07:00 PM

i think your attitude is very uplifting and though youve probably heard this a million times before, you'll get in somewhere.

your GPA
Thursday, December 15 2005 at 07:00 PM

is great and should carry more weight...I'm sorry that law schools are so very obsessed with the LSAT. You never know, though, since your GPA is good you may have a great shot at the rest of these schools. Best of luck!

Vamos con berraquera!
Thursday, December 22 2005 at 07:00 PM

It is trully awesome to find other Colombians interested in following a law career. From the bottom of my heart I send you all my positive energy so that the waitlist status at St Thomas becomes an acceptance. Always remember that "para atras ni para tomar impulso!"

Keep
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

your hopes up and your prayers strong. God will come through for you with an acceptance!!

Cooley
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Latin Lord, On 1/17/06, I 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. My motto - Let go and Let God....

How about NOVA
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I see you haven't applied to Nova in Florida. If you really want to go to law school, you should apply. If you aren't accepted right off (though you have a REALLY good shot), they have a program to get in called AAMPLE. In a nut shell, you take an eight week course over the summer (you have the option of doing it entirely online), and if you get a C or better you're in! It would be a great way to show them what you've really got to offer, and that your LSAT score is no indicator of your intellect. I really think you should try. Best of luck.

Appalachian ding
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Yesterday I got another rejection. This time from Appliachian School of Law. I don't really care that much thouhg. To me it is just another addition to the list. I'm still hoping for the best though. The main schools I am hopeing to hear better news have yet to ding me. Touro and Pace aren't they hard schools to get into?? I don't know, it seems really late now. I mean end of January is really cuting it thin. I'll check them out though, thanks.

Touro
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Well I'll tell you the way they make applications soo easy to fill out sure made it tempting. I hope your hunch is correct. I decided to apply today. Mainly b/c I really like the NYC area and it is soo close to there. If you are correct, you could be a Saint for me. Thanks soo much for the info. I'll let you know how it goes.

ST. Thomas
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

No you are actually thinking about the University of St. Thomas in MN. I applied to the one in Florida. Actually I have never heard of the other St. Thomas. I don't even know what tier it is in. Thanks though for the advice, I have tried calling the waitlist. I'm still on it for the time being.

Florida Coastal
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey Latinlord, I got another review by Coastal. I just got an email from the Dean of Admissions (on a Sunday I must add), apologizing for the quick decision without my file being complete and said that it is under review again and as soon as they make a decision they will give me a call. So, the request worked. Let's see if I can get in.

Hey man
Sunday, September 04 2005 at 08:00 PM

Another LSD member wishing you luck with this process. I hope you get in somewhere!

Cooley
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Latinlord, Have you received a letter from Cooley indicating your student number and counselors name? The reason I am asking is because I got into Cooley today and a 25% tuition scholarshp. I received the packet today and the letter was dated 1/17/06, the same day I called see if my file was complete. If you did get the letter and you want to start somewhere , please call your assigned counselor and express your desire to attend law school with them.

Stopping By
Friday, January 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

Just stopping by to wish you luck. I'm sure you'll get in someplace. And as much as people go on and on about ranking of schools, they're all ABA approved, and even Cooley grads make damn good money. Good luck!

Cooley
Friday, January 13 2006 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for stopping by my profile, I love getting messages :) I recommend you check out a book called 'US News Guide to Law Schools". It will list every ABA approved school in the country. More than that, it has tons of information on median salary, 25th percentile salary, and 75th percentile salary. It also lists info on drop out rates, transfers, etc. I can't quote the number, but I was suprised - a cooley grad still makes very good money. And don't forget, if you do well enough, transferring up is always an option. The book should be able to help in decision making - even if you just browse it in the bookstore. If I were you, I'd consider the best ABA I could shoot for, then hope on transfers. From the sound of your profile, I think you'll do very well in school.

Cooley
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

I have to say this. Cooley unlike some other schools, give applicants like me a chance to earn admission and the opportunity to prove themselves despite the numbers. I think that they should be given some credit for at least that.

Thanks
Wednesday, September 07 2005 at 08:00 PM

for the words of encouragement. I'm sure you'll get into at least a few schools. What about Texas Southern. You should apply there.

Your strength and Faith
Monday, August 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Is whats going to get you through this rough period. This scripture really helped me calm down and remain patient: `He hath said unto me, My power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore will I glory in my weaknesses, that the strength of Christ may rest upon me. Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses: for when I am weak, then am I strong.' -- 2 Cor. 12:9,10 Your determination SHINES through your posts on here. I believe that you will make it to where you belong. Alot of times the actually journey is more important than the destination. PS: I took a Kaplan course too, I wish I could get those 8 weeks of my life back. I probably would have gotten more sleep and less stress.

About a WEEk
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Well It has been about a week since my last denial. I was thinking, maybe it is good that I don't get any mail for a while. I mean, I am obviously a crapshoot and if admitted, will probibly be one of the last to know i'm admitted which may or may not be for a while. So maybe the schools are actually concidering me? Maybe not though, I mean, if the schools are going to reject me, why can't they just do it sooner than later?! Than at least I would know. From what I hear, the expression, "no news is good news" plays well in this law school acceptance game. I'm not sure though, what do you all think??

cleo?!
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

What is cleo?? never heard of that school?? Also what do you guys think about, when it comes to Admissions looking up our LSN profiles?? Could it really hurt us if we have our schools ranked and give too much info. My rankings change all the time, i have soo many schools it is hard to rank, although it is easy to see where I would rather go than others. What do you all think about the rumors floating around LSD??!

Phoenix & ELon
Wednesday, December 21 2005 at 07:00 PM

Latinlord: Have you looked into Phoenix law? Its in its first year. Its with the same system as Florida Coastal and Charlotte. THe application is free and I was told the lowest LSAT they have accepted is a 144 so you might have a chance. Also, the dean at Elon told me that I would be highly competetaive with a 146 so you might have a chance there as well. The application at Phenix is free so you would only have the 12 bucks to loose. Best of luck to you.

Keep it up
Sunday, January 01 2006 at 07:00 PM

I've been lurking around LSN and LSD for some time and your attitude is truly inspiring. Looking at some of the posts here I can tell you that I have a documented learning disability (LD, but fortunately it was discovered at an early age) and I feel your pain about standardized tests. That being said, I made it a point not to take or ask for special help or privileges when I entered college. I felt that I needed to do this on my own, with no one to hold my hand or make excuses for me if I underperformed. My GPA was great my LSAT, on the other hand, was not what I hoped for. If you can document that you have a problem I think it would be to your benefit to tell the admissions people at the schools you are applying to. Regardless, Ive found that in life a strong determination to succeeded will ultimately result in success, and I think you have that.

Good Luck
Monday, January 16 2006 at 07:00 PM

with your apps!!!! The LSAT sucks.. I took a Kaplan course and I don't even want to think about what my score would have been if I didn't prep. SOme of us just aren't cut out for standardized tests :(

Howard School of law
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Today I got denied by Howard, they must have found out about my horrible weekend and decided to pour salt into my wounds. I heard though that I might have had a decent shot there b/c they look favorible toward minorites. I guess not :( (I'll hurt today, but move on tomorrow)

Da deal Lat?
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Dinged at Howard? Their loss. I was really hoping you would end up in DC. Oh well, many more decisions to come so keep your head up. -MJ

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

Oh man, sorry to hear about that. Hope you start getting your acceptances soon...I'm sure they're on the way!

sorry
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

to hear about howard. do me a favor and send off an app to toledo. they have a program that is sort of like a pt program. it allows them to let in applicants with lower numbers and yet not be effected by u.s. news. oh, and the app is free on their site. i would send in a personal statement as well. you'll have to attach it to your lsac report because they consider the ps to be optional. good luck man. i will be saying a prayer for your remaining apps. when you get that first acceptance, the drinks are on me.

Toledo
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the info about Toledo. I decided to send in the application with an optional personal statement. I even mentioned the program you are talking about. Hopefully it will give me better chance. Thank so much for the info. I'll let you know how it goes.

Regent University
Sunday, December 18 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey I just applied to Regent. My parents have friends that are alumni there and have said great things about it. It is the only Christian school in the nation. I dot know if that intersts you, but you might want to look into it.

FAMU
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I got an email yesterday stating that FAMU will be sending out their decisions next week. Keep an eye out for your acceptance letter ;-) I'm really pulling for you!

painful rejection
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Today was so far the most painful rejection. I got denied my Rutgers- Newark. People kept telling me how good a shot I had b/c they are extremely favorable toward minorities. Obviously not to this one. This has been an all around bad week not only b/c of denials but other things too. I am trying to look up, but today was by far the toughest denial yet.

Been watching
Saturday, January 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Your profile around here. If ever there's been someone with the sheer tenacity and perserverance you display who didn't make it somehow I think I'd keel over from shock. You got what it takes to make it, in school and life. I can't imagine you not getting in somewhere this round. You're a winner LL, ad real winner. My heart goes out to you, my fingers cross for you, and my prayers wing their way skyward for you. Usted lo hara!

Trolls
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Obviously the above poster wasn't me. If I were you, Latin, I'd change my preferences to accept only registered users.

Be strong!!
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Latinlord, I have received similar posts and welcomed the person to keep writing to me. I know that you are strong enough to withstand the negativity, but I just wanted to send some encouragement your way. Continue to be strong and never let any critic who can't even reveal their true identity to sway you off of your path.

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

how's it going? i see you got some idiot thinkin he can get to you. don't let anything get you down man. remember it only takes one school to say yes, regardless whether that yes comes first or last, it will come. i am a little concerned about the lack of completes. have you contacted these schools? i know someone here called widener to see what was going on. if nothing else it gives you an opportunity to let your voice be heard. you should also visit the widener 'campus' in delaware. it might give you an opportunity to inquire about their provisional program. as always, i'm sending a prayer for you.

Syracuse
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Ding by Syracuse, nothing new. With each new rejection comes a step closer of me having to walk back into that room again and sit again for another 6hours to take that Freaking LSAT again. (That is the easy part, the hard part is trying to study for it again and not doing anything productive for yet another year!!)

have you thought
Sunday, September 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

about non-ABA schools? I just noticed you mention you don't want to take hte LSAT again, and a provisionally accredited school might be a good option- I was think Famu, which you already applied to- good luck.

damn
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

one more down huh? keep your head up and remember it only takes one. that's my montra. i have a bunch of apps out there that i expect to get dings from. i guess i always figured i might have to transferr into my target school. i'm sure one of these schools will see your potential. i called villanova and i was complete over a week ago. have you contacted these schools? try to get in contact with as many people as you can. send post cards. spam them if you have to. they are doing it to us. let the the school know that if they except you, you're going to attend. good luck with the rest of the apps and as always sending a prayer.

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

i just found something out that you might not be aware of. ui-indianapolis has this thing called indiana cleo. they are partners with the other indiana schools in a program that is similar to the CLEO program. you should call them up and inquire about it.

re: rankings!
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

hahaha! this is the one applicant that should not worry about whether a school sees his profile. heck, i imagine that their 'seeing' his profile would only benefit him. there are many other profiles with similar numbers. why does this one have so many more 'views' and comments. it is probable that none of us 'know' latinlord and yet we have such an interest in his progress. many of us have already been accepted into at least one school, whether it's our first/last choice and yet we come back. we are all curious about his progress. we all (mostly all anyway) wish him sucess. we do our best to encourage him. but why? why do we care? i wager that it has less to do with any 'goodness' on our part and more to do with latinlord as an individual. something tells us deep down that given the chance he is going to succeed. we all want him to get that chance. why? maybe it's our own inner doubt to the validity of this whole system. how can an individual that appears obviously bright (if gpa means anything) and driven be denied what should be his right-an education. is it right that someone refuses to sell (that is what they are doing) you something when you have the money to pay-based on one criterion?

uh,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

my comment was in response to wilson's about preferences. welcome back lawschoolhopeful. how's the snow up there in the big ny? i bet you are doing pretty well in school this year. good job. keep it up.

paralegal cannot follow directions.
Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 07:00 PM

I neglected to ask this question in my prior post- have you applied part-time to any of these schools? Sometimes that can make a difference. Que tengas suerte!!! I hope to have someone like you sitting next to me in class in Sept \\\'06!!

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

did you apply to CLEO? i sent my app off. good luck with the remaining apps.

Hofstra ding
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Today I had to add Hofstra to my long list of rejections. I don't know really how I feel, of course it is sad but I might be numb to the rejections by now. I figure it won't really really really hurt until the last school rejects me, then I will realize that this cycle too was a failure. I'm still fighting though, thanks for keeping me in all of your prayers, it means "el mundo" to me :)

Try this
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Latinlord, I'm sorry to hear about Hofstra. I'm not sure if you are interested, but there are 2 schools in Ohio with special programs for admission. Ohio Northern - They have a program called the Summer Starter where you do not have to pass the summer session. You apply for regular admission and state your interest in the Summer Starter Program to be considered. If you gain admission through that program, you will start during the summer and join the newcomers in August. The application is FREE. Please apply. Also, Cleveland University - Although this one is a performance based summer program, you may want to try it. You can't lose with 2 ways of possibly gaining admission. The application fee however, is $35.00. Oh, I almost forgot North Carolina Central, and Campbell University in N.C. both have summer performance based programs. Please give them a try.

NCCU
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Sorry, I just saw that you already applied there.

ohio Northern
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I just added ohio Northern University College of law tonight. Since it was free I thought what the heck, anyway I also told them of my interest in their summer program so hopefully that will help. Thanks again "Proud mother" for the info so much for the info.

Forget about it.
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Latinlord, i'll do anything to help a future peer. God Bless

Addendum
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Latinlord, I agree with the person who suggested an addendum to your application. It's never too late to submit one. As soon as my new LSAT score hit the LSAC's website my addendums were out to all my schools. I explained just what the unidentified logger said. I spoke about my ACT/SAT/ASVAB (military) scores and how they were never great predictors. I also talked about how I had exams for 7 classes my last semester around the same time that I had taken my 1st test and earned a 4.0 that semester. I told them that all these things lead to my score. I even provided them with copies of all those test results. All they had to do was look at them and compare my grades to how statistics said I was suppose to perform. Let me know your email address again and I will be happy to let you see it. I see that you are online now. Let me know and I could send it ASAP.

CLEO
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

The deadline was the 15th. I applied also last month. But, you still need to call them. Higherlearning, I like you. There is no competition here. We are all trying to get those URM stats up.

You're getting in...
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

if we can at all help it. You will be a 1L with the rest of us. The good think about Ohio Northern is they interview you for the Summer program so you have a chance to let them see your personality and your drive. I was invited to apply but I'm just not sure I want to go away this early. Anyway, They'll see how serious you are and boom...you're in. I know you can do it. Keep the faith! I'm still rooting for you.

Question
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Would you consider letting me review your personal statement. I sincerely feel as though with your numbers and a strong statement, you should have been admitted to several of the schools that rejected you? I have low numbers as well and have been admitted to 2 tier 2 schools that I didnt have the numbers for. I know you have sent out many apps and are still awaiting many decisions, but it may be worthwhile to revamp your statement and apply to one or two more schools to see if that makes a difference. I was thinking Baltimore, CUNY and NC Central. All of them also have good transfer potential.

re: the major
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

have you read his info? LL has a strong desire to do "for his latin community." it is likely that he has always had this desire and spanish ed was the only major that closely approximated his interests. i find it rather condescending that you make light of his success in his chosen major, simply because you assume he must be familiar with it. by your logic african americans SHOULD have 3.5+s in african american studies because of their assumed familiarity with the topic. i bet there are a bunch of (english speaking) 3.5+ english majors that are going to get into law school this cycle. by your analogy their chances for admission should be inhibited by their familiarity with the major chosen. if an adcom views his 3.5+ gpa to be less than legitemate because of his assumed familiarity with the topic, they are prejudiced and need to be called on it. next time you want to give a 'suggestion,' log in so he knows who it's coming from.

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

it's meant to be. the CLEO deadline has been moved back to the 28th! you can still do it. i'm telling you, they will get you placed. consider this a sign. let me know when you send that app off. if you need anything, let me know.

Toledo
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

wow that was the fastest rejection yet only 2 weeks. Also to clear the stupid arguement about my spanish major. Let me just say this I AM NOT A NATIVE SPEAKER OF SPANISH. YES I AM COLOMBIAN YES I WAS BORN THERE, BUT I AM ALSO AN ORPHAN I STUDIED ABROAD IN SPAIN AND MAJORED IN SPANISH B/C I WANTED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MY CULTURE AND LANGUAGE. I AM BILINGUAL, BUT NOT A NATIVE SPEAKER, THERE ARE ACTUALLY TONS OF LATINOS WHO AREN'T NATIVE SPEAKERS OF THE LANGUAGE. IM ONE THAT FOUGHT TO LEARN IT. That being said, please lay off the easy major junk, b/c I worked extremely hard in my major. Now that I told you all a little about my personal life, please stop the harrassment. Gracias

one more thing
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I also DID tell the Admiss about my past. I wrote it all in my persoanl statement. So please let it rest, thanks though for your concern.

I agree...
Wednesday, November 09 2005 at 07:00 PM

No one criticizes people that major in English. Don't criticize him for majoring in Spanish! Keep the dream alive!

I agree...
Wednesday, November 09 2005 at 07:00 PM

No one criticizes people that major in English. Don't criticize him for majoring in Spanish! Keep the dream alive!

LL,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

go to the link i left above. in red there will be a link to the member school list. ------- re: sp ed. i was going to comment about how i know people in philly of hispanic decent who DON'T speak spanish. ---------------- hey, when you hit the link above just look for the red type-face. if yoy need anything let me know. good luck. :)

proudmother
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

got into florida coastal after being rejected. i would include 2 safeties and 2 reaches that you were rejected from and the other four should be schools that your numbers give you a shot at (10-20%). i would add an addendum about your strong desire to attend one or more of the schools that your rejected at. howard is a member school, in case you were wondering.

Best of luck
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

I have seen your post on lawschooldiscussion.org as well. I think you will get in somewhere. Stay positive and know that a door will soon be opened. Also, I am in Texas and with the growing hispanic community you will be an excellent candidate for law school. Look at St. Mary's, South Texas (You can be admitted in the fall or spring. I think that is so neat of them. Look at TWU in Fort Worth and Texas Southern in Houston. From looking at the LSAC website, your GPA will make up for the LSAT at some of those schools. Best wishes and many blessings. Stay encouraged in your endeavors.

a few more
Tuesday, December 27 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey latinlord, It\\\'s been mentioned but in the name of maximizing your options maybe you should think about applying to InterAmerican and Pontifical (both in PR). You have an excellent shot at both. Also North Dakota. and North Carolina Central. Good luck, I\\\'m really pulling for you.

Cleo
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Cleo application has been filled out and will be sent tomorrow morning (Monday). Hopefully they can help. :)

OMG OMG OMG!!!
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I don't know what to say I am honestly crying right now with tears of joy. I just recieved a phone call not more than 20min ago from the assistant dean Angela Espada from the University of Indiana School of Law a Tier 2!!! They told me that they were very impressed with my desire to and inspiration to attend law school and told me that they have a place for me in the up and comming class!! I didn't know what to say, i was shocked and still am. I still don't know if I can believe it, they said that the letter will be in the mail sometime this week or early next week and to give her a call anytime if I have any questions. I had to tell you all first I don't know what to say, but thank you all for your inspiration. I am absolutely stunned right now. My hands are shaking as I am typing this, I still think it is a job. I won't really get it until I recieve information in the mail. This is above any dreams I might have had b/c It is ranked soo high. They seriously saw past my LSAt b/c their average LSAT is 152 to 158. Should I take this as a joke??!! I am stunned my heart is pounding, my hands are shaking, I am in complete bliss right now. Someone hit me!! :) :o :o :o :'( :'( (tears of joy)

Congrats
Wednesday, November 09 2005 at 07:00 PM

on you acceptance. You're going to law school!!!!!

Congrats!
Sunday, September 04 2005 at 08:00 PM

That is great news, man. Tons of credit to you for not getting down on yourself and not giving up during this process.

congrats
Wednesday, January 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

nice job man, way to stay positive throughout...you deserve it. good luck with everything

CONGRATS
Sunday, October 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey man, Congrats. This shows that anything is possible and it proves all the haters wrong. Congrats again, you're an inspiration to many I am sure.

I knew you
Sunday, October 30 2005 at 07:00 PM

would get in somewhere sooner or later. I'm happy for you. I've been watching your profile and said a prayer that first day when I saw all of your rejections

Halleluia!
Friday, September 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

ALL RIGHT!!!!!!!! Way to go!!!!

NOT SHOCKED!!!
Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

You are the definition of tenacity brother!!!! I knew that it would pay off for you. Handle your business in the fall. YOU ARE GOING TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!

Congratulations
Monday, November 21 2005 at 07:00 PM

WOW, Indiana University. I can't help but be jealous. I believe this acceptance could be life changing for you. But realize that the uphill battle is just about to start this fall. One positive note, Indiana's attrition rate is very low at 5%. Unlike the schools that rejected you (ie Barry 28%) Great perseverance. :) You are not the only one that needs a miracle. LOL Cheers!!!

FELICIDADES!!!!
Tuesday, January 03 2006 at 07:00 PM

I am sooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!! I completely understand your shock, I've been there!!! You sure showed anyone who said the LSAT was all that mattered!!!! Congratulations!!! You are the living, breathing proof that dreams can come true!!! Congrats!!!!

CONGRATS!!!
Tuesday, December 27 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Indiana!!! I knew you could do it! I've been checking your profile for a while now and I was sure I would see an acceptance...and at a Tier 2!! Great job man, good luck!

Congratulations!
Sunday, December 25 2005 at 07:00 PM

It's so great that you got into a tier two. Your parents seem very supportive--what do they have to say?

WHOOOHOOO!!!
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Why do I feel like I just got into Yale! This is the impact you have on ppl Latin and hope that it continues throughout your education and career. Congratulations!

COngratulations!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

I feel like everyone else here on LSN. I am very happy for you. I've prayed for you and others as much as I've prayed for myself and look what you have. Now, I can let my family know that you will be attending law school this Fall. Yes, even my 7 year old knows all about you and this whole process. I know that this will be a great lesson of persistance and faith for him. God Bless you.

COngratulations!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

I feel like everyone else here on LSN. I am very happy for you. I've prayed for you and others as much as I've prayed for myself and look what you have. Now, I can let my family know that you will be attending law school this Fall. Yes, even my 7 year old knows all about you and this whole process. I know that this will be a great lesson of persistance and faith for him. God Bless you.

Congrats!
Monday, October 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Just wanted to say congrats on Indiana! F' all them other schools!

congratulations
Thursday, August 25 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'm a silent viewer here, but just had to congratulate you. All that hard work paid off. congrats.

Way to go
Tuesday, October 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

Honestly, I think I'm more excited about you getting into IU than the rest of the LSD crowd heading to the T-14. You wanted this more than anyone, so I know you'll do great at the next level. Go kick some ass.

Indy
Tuesday, February 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

wow...this is weird...but I've been watching you for a while..and even tho I dont know you, im still happy for you!! That is wonderful!!

bri
CONGRATS!
Tuesday, September 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Long time lurker watching you with interest. God is good and God is great! You deserve to get into a law school more than maybe any of us. Your hard work and perseverence will always be rewarded in life. I am tearing up right now as I right this. You are the proof that this is a heart in this whole cold law school admission process. Good luck future peer! And maybe our paths will cross some where in the future!

CONGRATS!
Tuesday, September 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

Long time lurker watching you with interest. God is good and God is great! You deserve to get into a law school more than maybe any of us. Your hard work and perseverence will always be rewarded in life. I am tearing up right now as I right this. You are the proof that this is a heart in this whole cold law school admission process. Good luck future peer! And maybe our paths will cross some where in the future!

CONGRATS!!!
Sunday, September 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

It only takes one and you got it!!!! Now show them how much you will shine!!!

CONGRATS
Wednesday, August 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

Great job on the top 100 law school acceptance!!

more info
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Today also I got accepted into Cooley. I won't be going there and another rejection from Rutgers-Camden. I really want to see my acceptance in paper form from Indiana. I still can't believe they accepted me the phone call isn't enough I need to hold something in my hand. I'll be checking the mailbox even more, now that I know something is comming in it. This is still hard to believe!!

Way to go on the IU app!!!
Friday, September 02 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats man! I'm so very happy for you. Good luck with everything you do. You're a true inspiration!

This week
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

is your week. Hold on. It will be there soon and many others along with it. Congratulations again.

Congrats
Wednesday, September 07 2005 at 08:00 PM

on Indiana. Indiana is a very very good school. Yes I got a call last night from Angela Aspoda. I'm pretty sure you'll have to start in the summer. She said it's a two credit course that counts towards the fall. Before this I was pretty much sold on Drexel, now this makes my decision a lot tougher. But congrats to you. I know how you must feeling right now.

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

I'm in tears right now!!! I am soooooo happy for you! I knew you could do it! You're gonna be a lawyer! You're gonna be a lawyer! :-)

About damn time!
Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

Latinlord, I have been lurking here for several months. Your perseverance has been inspiring to say the least. You are going to law school. Congrats.

Congrats
Monday, February 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Let me start of by saying congratulations on Indy, it is an awsome school. I did not start this profile with the best of intentions, and while I have made some nast comments (that I deeply regret) all I can say to you is congratulations. There is no one on this site who deserves that acceptance more than you. My view of Indy has just skyrocketed, and I know that you will not let them down. Best of luck in your first year of law school. Doesn't it feel good hearing that? :)

Congrats
Monday, February 20 2006 at 07:00 PM

Let me start of by saying congratulations on Indy, it is an awsome school. I did not start this profile with the best of intentions, and while I have made some nast comments (that I deeply regret) all I can say to you is congratulations. There is no one on this site who deserves that acceptance more than you. My view of Indy has just skyrocketed, and I know that you will not let them down. Best of luck in your first year of law school. Doesn't it feel good hearing that? :)

Congrats!
Wednesday, December 21 2005 at 07:00 PM

Great job on the Indiana acceptance. It's inspiring to see other latinos with such dedication get rewarded with a great admission! Good luck next year!

you sir
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

are on a roll

Wow!
Tuesday, November 15 2005 at 07:00 PM

Latin, I haven't contacted you before but I've been checking your page regularly since I first saw it, rooting for you as everyone else has. Indy!!! WOW! If there's one thing your experience has taught us, it's that hard work and heart matter a hell of a lot more in life than LSAT scores or any other bull s h i t barometers of intelligence, past rejections or failures, or whatever else. You've obviously known that for along time and as long as you never forget it, you'll go far!!! Your attitude has made all the difference not only in your own life, but it's obviously touched many others as well--please don't forget that your positivism is your greatest strength!Congrats on everything and good luck at Indy!

Villanova and Indy info
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I called Villanova today to see how my status was. They were nice enough to tell me that they sent my decline in the mail. Now the only school that I would probibly go to instead of Indiana is Dickinson who I will call and see what is up with them. Indiana has offered to pay for my summer cleo class and give me 2 credits free. Total they are crediting me with is 1700 plus I can have the opportunity to recieve an additional 5,000 a yr if I do well. Also the dean of addmissions (who I speak with regularly) told me that she will look and see if they can get me a spot in the full-time day class instead of part-time evening. Still though it is ok if they can't do it. I am still very pleased at the school and how well they are treating me :)

Indiana full-time info
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I called today to secure a spot in their summer class. Get this (no deposit required!) They were also nice enough to put me toward the top of the waitlist for a full-time position if one opens up. So far they are soo great I can't wait to visit the school March 24th!! :)

sorry about nova
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

i bet the rejection didn't feel that bad though. i know it was an opportunity to stay close to home but i bet you would have traded a nova maybe acceptance for a guaranteed acceptance to iu-indy 2 weeks ago without a thought. oh, one good thing is that after this year you will be eligible for in-state tuition at iu-indy. (12,000) that would not have been possible at nova.

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

indiana CLEO-that's one of the programs i was telling you about. how awesome is that. dude, next year you are going to be paying 12,000 plus receiving a 5,000 stipend. amazing!!

Yep Indy!!
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Dickinson is the ONLY school that I would highly concider going in favor of INDY. I already told INDY that I would attend their summer session and I have already looked at apt complexes. I am visiting on the 25th of March and will look at more apts while i'm there. The other school I might concider but probibly not. Only if I get some serious cash (which is very unlikely).

re: missing apps
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

i hid them. hehehe. angelica scared me. re: residency i heard it was possible after one full year. i think you have to petition for change of residency, but it should be doable. i'll look into it.

Congrat
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

on getting into law school!!!

Naci en Medillin
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I was born in Medillin Colombia. Where is your profile, I wanted to see it Santi. You have to sign in then say hola so i click on the link to your name. Anyway what schoiols are you looking at?? As of right now i'm going to INDY. Where do you think you will be heading?? Where have you applied to?

Latinlord
Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

You do not have to click his name to see his profile. You just have to cut and paste his name in the URL that you see above. You'll notice that it shows the user in the Web address. Just put santi524 in there instead of the one that's there. Take care.

Congrats!
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

If the LSAT measured determination, heart and desire, LL would have been accepted to most of the schools he applied to. I'm glad to see someone with this much desire now have the opportunity to achieve his personal and career goals. Despite all of the problems we have with our country, it is great to see that people can still accomplish great things if they are determined enough. In many countries around the world today, people are still denied access to education, certain professions and the political process based on their race, sex and social class. I also believe that LL will receive a few more acceptance letters and will be very successful as a law student. Law school is not based on a 4 hour test, rather it 3 long years of hard work. Good luck latinlord and to everyone else with their 1L.

Latinlord..
Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:00 PM

GREAT JOB!!! I'm happy about your acceptance to a T2, your determination paid off!

NCCU
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I don't really know whether to say I was accepted to NCCU or not. I wasn't accepted unconditionally. I was accepted into a perfomance based admission program. No guarrentee means not for me. Plus they are no way as good as INDY!!

NCCU
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey latinlord, Congratulations, however you are correct. I would take Indy over them in a minute. All NCCU's performance based program mean is $$$$ for them with no guarantee for you nor credit towards your JD. It sounds like you have a good deal with Indy. Stick with them unless something even better comes along. Best wishes my friend.

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

Hi latinlord, I am completely with you on Kaplan prep courses. I have already taken these Kaplan courses twice and now I am starting to get a tutor. But still, I am scoring 130's. I am not too certain if all of this is worthwhile, but I am glad that you are going to INDY!! Good luck with your future!

Congrats
Thursday, December 22 2005 at 07:00 PM

From one Pi Kapp to another congrats. Hook a brother up with any advice you have...

Congratulations!!!
Thursday, October 20 2005 at 08:00 PM

I am glad to see that schools are looking past the numbers to your dedication and desire. Concerning your post on my board, right now I am not really considering Indy unless they decide to throw some in some scholarship $$$.

gracias!
Sunday, February 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

thanks man. I was really nervous waiting for the applications, especially after NY law rejected me, I might go to an open house in a week or two to Widener. Would you happen to know which campus is nicer, the PA or the Delaware one? PS...Felicitaciones por Indiana

Congratulations!
Tuesday, January 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

you'll do great.

Felicidades!
Thursday, October 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Your story is great, man. You've had so many people pulling for you. Make us proud!

I'm thinking about St. Thomas
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thinking about withdrawing from St. Thomas, but I am just curious to see if they give me any money. But truth is i'll probibly withdraw sometime this week. But i'm still not 100% sure.

wow,
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

4 accepts and a waitlist. not a bad turn-out so far. can you imagine how you would be feelin if the order of these acceptances were reversed?

not sure
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I would probibly still be happy, but a little frazzled b/c the other acceptances are conditonal, so I would be waiting to see about any other schools. Then hopefully INDY would show up and all would be ok. I still have like 10 other schools left. Crazy! I hope they all hurry up and send out notices. I want to be 100% sure where i'm going.

Message # 1,000,000
Monday, September 26 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey man, you got a long list of messages here. I thought I'd add to the list. About Nova, I seriously doubt that I would take the Conditional program because of the high expense for the program. I guess I'll stick it out w/the St. Thomas waitlist and see what happens. If all else fails, I'll be at Cooley with my leather jacket. Keep in touch and thanks for giving us low LSAT takers hope.

Thanks and Congrats to you.
Thursday, September 08 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the kind words on my profile. I am still waiting to decide for sure where I will be going until after I make a few school visits. I am leaning towards Tulsa right now, but we will see. Congrants to you on your admits too. You are the poster boy for determination in the application cycle. I am glad that you were able to get into a school that you will like attending. Keep up your hard work and great attitude and you will go far. Best wishes to you in the future.

'congrats
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

on law school!!

Charlotte rejection today
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Nothing to cry or even frown about. Wouldn't have gone there anyway :)

re:ui-indy
Saturday, September 17 2005 at 08:00 PM

yeah, it was one of my top choices. when i was applying to schools they were down on my list of schools to apply to. after i had applied to @20 schools i started to think i had applied to too many schools. it is one of my regrets for this cycle. i regret not applying to u of indiana, iu-indy, cleve st, wisc, and rutgers. at some point i think the reality of the $$$$ i was spending came into play. i really began to think that i was going overboard with the apps. i met the dean of admissions at a ny law forum in october. she was so cool. i now feel a little guilty that i didn't apply. one of the reasons i didn't apply to clev st and iu-indy is because i figured i was going to go there with my brother. the col in indy and clev is real low. another reason i didn't apply is because i learned the icleo program is limited to about 30 participants. i figured that my low gpa would keep me out of it. take care man.

Indianapolis
Saturday, December 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

is a nice quiet town. Overall it's a very comfortable place to be and that's not just because I grew up here. The campus is in the heart of the city and is mostly attended by commuters. IU Indy law has a reputation for more hands-on instruction than it's sister school IU _Bloomington. As it's in the state capitol, there are numerous job and internship opportunities that one wouldnt find in a small town like Bloomington. However, i get the impression that most of the people attending IU-Indy end up staying in Indiapolis as the school doesn't draw many national or non-midwest firms to recruit. I have friends who are currently students and seem to enjoy it.

Temple
Friday, December 09 2005 at 07:00 PM

That's where I've wanted to go since I decided I wanted to go to law school. I'm probably going to check out Drexel a little bit more, but it's going to be really hard for me to not go to Temple.

INDY PT
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Actually you are wrong. I looked into this. There are two types of options you can choose on the financial aid form. Fulltime or "half time". I found out that halftime is only if you are taking 6 or less credits. Indy Part time program enables me to take as much as 11 credits!! That is concidered Full time under the financial aid forms. Therefore I will recieve financial aid. I also called and asked about this and was very happy with the result. Also I am actually high up on the waiting list for FT at INDY. I may get into it before classes start. Either way, it is worth it. !!

Sr. Paralegal
Tuesday, September 27 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations, I know you will make a great Attorney. Thanks for your comments and sorry for the late response. I think I will take some time off and study for the LSAT. Im working at a law firm training attorneys to do real estate closings, bankrupcy filings and personal injury claims. When I tell them Ive applied an was turned down because of a low LSAT their jaws drop. But will hang on in there its just a matter of time.

Touro rejection
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Well it was a free application anyway. :)

Indiana Cleo
Monday, February 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hi Latinlord, I read on here that you were accepted to indy through the cleo program. i also applied for that as well. do you mind telling me how they told you you were accepted? i haven't heard anything yet. or if the school has to tell you first that you're in and then the cleo program accepts you? thank you! and congrats!!! you must be so excited.

cleo
Monday, February 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

thanks for your reply! hopefully i'll get in to either the indian cleo or the regular cleo. im crossing my fingers.

University of Detroit mercy
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

My first email acceptance! It was another Conditional Special Summer program. No school has let me in for the fall execpt Cooley. Still though, i'm happy to have a chance for these schools. Indiana's program isn't conditional and that is soo awesome!

Thanks Corbe
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I'm sure you will do great also. lol I didn't get into Penn State yet. (just hoping to) Don't jinz it. lol

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

congrats on another good school. although udm is a 4th tier they are one of the really good ones. their rep at the ny law forum told me that he was making 100k at what he said was the 12th ranked law firm in the city. he was a minority too. man, you are really having a strong app cycle. honestly, is it better than you expected? after so many unfortunate decisions early, this has got to be a good feeling. can you imagine how good you would be feeling if your 5th acceptance was indy? i really hope your next acceptance is penn st. that would be an awesome pair of book-ends to your cycle. congrats, again, man.

thanks
Friday, September 16 2005 at 08:00 PM

for the comment. Penn State mailed me a letter letting me know about the waitlist and I sent them some additional letters of recommendation and personal statement. Good luck with everything and congratulations on your acceptances.

Congrats
Monday, January 30 2006 at 07:00 PM

on the acceptance to UDM!!

You're still..
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

doing well. Great job. I just had to check on ya. Makes me smile every time. Thanks!

Indy
Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:00 PM

So far, unless I get into Louisville (in state tuition!) I will be at IUPUI this summer. Let me know how things are going

Congratulations!
Thursday, December 15 2005 at 07:00 PM

Good to see you've gotten accepted to several schools. :o)

INDY CLEO info
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

I just found out after visiting the school that I was placed not in the INDIANA CLEO program but inthe special summer program. It is basically the same except I have to find my own place. It is still free, but a little different. Just wanted to let you all know that Indiana has 2 summer programs and students get them mixed up all the time. Weird huh. Anyway so far I really like the school and have already found an incredible apt. Things are going good. I'll keep you all posted!

Indy
Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey! I don't know where I'm attending next fall yet... I am excited to go visit IU-Indy in the near future though :)

Penn State
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

Just got my rejection from Penn State today. Its ok, i think i would have still chosen Indy anyway, but it would have been a hard choice. Still, no matter what, i'm still super excited about being able to go to a top law school. :)

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

indy cleo! that's the program i was telling you about. did you know that they will give you a $5k stipend for all three years and provide you with awesome internships and clerkships with the local legal community. you are set! congrats!

Congrats on Indy!!!
Saturday, February 25 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congrats, mi amigo. (And $ too! Awesome) I'm heading out of Indiana for law school, but I'm sure you'll like Indy (there are some really cool spots). And it's great what you're doing for your 'communidad latina'--I wish you the best. Be sure to eat at BD's in Castleton for me! You should celebrate there everytime you kick butt on a test!

Indy
Tuesday, December 13 2005 at 07:00 PM

Damn you seem popular. Thanks for the post but screw indy because it looks like you'll be taking all the ladies. ha! It's tempting but that full scholarship to Akron is too much to pass up. Indy ranked #77 this year's USNWR so that's good for you. If they offer me money, I will go. Debt is my main concern as long as I attend a decent school, and i think Akron falls into that category. If FSU or UF take me, I will go there, though. Congratulations. -Mark

IU Indy
Wednesday, March 22 2006 at 07:00 PM

I recently sent a letter stating exactly what you said. I also included a letter of rec. from one of my current profs. Hopefully this will do the trick. I applied early so I'm somewhat at a loss as to why I still haven't heard.

OUTSTANDING
Sunday, August 21 2005 at 08:00 PM

good luck at IUI!

Hey!
Sunday, February 12 2006 at 07:00 PM

I've actually been paying attention to your lawschoonumbers - I lurk on lawschooldiscussion. Congrats on your acceptances and on your decision to attend Indy! I've only been to the town once, but I really loved it, and that is one of the schools I'm seriously considering. I should probably go visit sometime soon. So when you were there, did you get a sense for how Indy measures up to Bloomington? I mean, I know they are affiliated, but if Bloomington is rated higher, do you think those guys are preferred on graduation or that they look down at Indy students? I didn't apply to Bloomington because Indy sounded much more appealing, but I was just wondering what you felt when you got there. Did anyone discuss it? Also, how were the facilities? They look new in pictures - wireless internet? You can e-mail me if you prefer! Congrats again!

Latinlord..
Monday, December 05 2005 at 07:00 PM

Now that I have finally decided where to go to law school, I will be on LSN very infrequently. Just wanted to say congrats once again. Enjoy law school. Knock 'em dead, pal. Take care and stay safe.

Congrats
Wednesday, December 14 2005 at 07:00 PM

and good luck to you. Did you withdraw your waitlist seat at St. Thomas? I have my eye on it. ;P

IU-Indy
Tuesday, February 07 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations. I went to undergrad at Purdue and spent time in Indy after I was finished. It is a great city and has lots to offer! Best of luck!

FAMU
Friday, February 17 2006 at 07:00 PM

Congratulations on Florida A&M! I hope I'll be getting an acceptance letter soon as well!

Deposit Amount for Indy?
Thursday, December 29 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey, how much was your seat deposit for Indy and how long did they give you to pay it? And when does their summer program begin and how long does it last? Thanks!

UDM
Monday, February 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

hey i saw that u got accepted into the UDM's SSP program? do u have any info on that? i might be going, but not sure if i should? thanks!

UDM
Monday, February 27 2006 at 07:00 PM

oo haha that's funny, i didnt log into LSD yet, thanks though! and yes, i called UDM, it's $500 for the program, which is ok compared to the other conditional programs that are in the thousand range.. they said just as long as u pass you will be offered a seat and they said about more than 1/3 make it in... i think that's possible to do if i study my a** off since i have good work ethics.. just the stupid LSAT killed me. if u hear or know of anymore info, please let me know. i guess i'm looking more for advice from someone that actually participated so i can mentally prepare myself. thanks again!

American Justice School of Law
Friday, February 10 2006 at 07:00 PM

In your vast research, have you ever heard of this school? Do you know anything about it?

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

it looks like so many of the people i have traded comments with are going to be w/in driving distance of chicago. i say we all meet in chicago some time in august before classes start. we can all exchange contact info. i still owe you a drink anyway. i'm going to toledo. tier 2 for me too!!! :)

Thank you!!!!
Friday, March 31 2006 at 07:00 PM

You make me hopeful, thank you!

NCCU
Saturday, December 17 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey Latinlord, It's been a while, but could you tell me what you know about NCCU. It's reputation, etc... Anything would help me out. Thanks

thank you and congrats!
Monday, December 26 2005 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptances, and thank you for you kind words. i am very thankful that my several schools looked beyond numbers when considering my application. i havnt decided which school i will be going yet, i am waiting to hear from temple before i make my decision.

Wow
Friday, March 24 2006 at 07:00 PM

And I thought I applied to a lot of law schools! Damn, you beat me by two. Good luck with everything!

Travel
Monday, July 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on IU! Going to Indy will be quite a haul. I will be in the same boat as I'll be going from Wilmington,DE to Atlanta also to a part-time program. Also, don't listen to those who say you can't get financial aid as a part-time student. You can qualify for a stafford loan as well as many private lender loans. Good luck!

Re: Congrats on John Marshall
Monday, July 18 2005 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, I appreciate that. I only applied to schools in areas that had much lower housing costs as a lot of my school financing is coming from the sale of my house here. Plus, I wanted to get away from the cold winters. Good luck in Indy. I think the legend of the "LatinLord" will live for a long time in law school chat forums as proof of the b/s of so-called admissions calculators.

Great Profile!
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Your profile is fantastic and really inspirational. I am working on getting into school for next year. I have a higher LSAT but a much lower GPA. Congratulations and just wanted to give you some props on your acceptances!

Thanks for the advice.
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

I definitely will take up your advice and probably apply to a minimum of 8 to 10 schools. Thanks for the encouragement and best of luck in IU! I have been out there before, and Indianapolis is a cool city. You had some great acceptances and cograts on the scholarships!

Hey
Wednesday, October 18 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hi I was just wondering if Nova in florida was a good law school, I'm really scared, I hope I get into a law school!

Profile of Hope!!
Saturday, December 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

you are an inspiration to me.i get hope from your profile. Any advice and (or )suggestion for me about the schools i am applying to. I am debating whether i should apply PT or FT to valpo, Indiana (indianapolis), Albany. i would love to stay in east coast for law school. I just hope i get in :(

Profile of Hope!!
Saturday, December 10 2005 at 07:00 PM

you are an inspiration to me.i get hope from your profile. Any advice and (or )suggestion for me about the schools i am applying to. I am debating whether i should apply PT or FT to valpo, Indiana (indianapolis), Albany. i would love to stay in east coast for law school. I just hope i get in :(

Hey Bro
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

Glad to see you still read the boards from time to time. How did your first semester go? Hope you kicked @ss. I just got back from a visit to Drexel over Christmas, and I am really hoping I get into that school. I really loved the campus.

IU - Indy
Wednesday, August 16 2006 at 08:00 PM

My reason for not applying to IU - Indy is that my gf and I sat down and discussed places and cities where we could move and she could take her job with her. NY, SF, Phily, LA were the places we agreed on. That said, I got an acceptance from Widener on Friday. I am stoked! Location wise, it is really great for us.

Congrats on IU indy
Saturday, October 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

IU indianapolis is a good school. I completed my undergrad there. And I now work downtown at the Chase Tower so I drive by the law school often. If you need any other info about the campus/on campus housing or more economical housing/ restaurants/ or night life/ info or just any info dont hesitate to ask. I am happy you got in your top choices -its an accomplishment! Congratulations!

Thanks
Tuesday, December 19 2006 at 07:00 PM

Hey thanks for the message! I have Pitts for civil procedure, any advice on the class? See you soon!

Thanks
Monday, August 06 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate it. The waiting is the worst part! I sure hope to see you next year:) Are you enjoying Indianapolis?

FAMU
Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 08:00 PM

The concerns first started a couple of years ago. Living in Tallahassee and knowing so many people that went to the school, I would hear a lot of news about it ~ A lot of the students became frustrated then but to be honest I can't currently tell you anything about the school now, having not been around the area for a year Having to hear about it a lot in the past though really turned me off to ever wanting to attend the school Here's one news article toward the beginning of it: <a href="http://www.sptimes.com/2005/06/12/Opinion/Trouble_at_FAMU.shtml" title="http://www.sptimes.com/2005/06/12/Opinion/Trouble_at_FAMU.shtml" class="data">http://www.sptimes.com/2005/06/12/Opinion/Trouble_at_FAMU.shtml</a>

FAMU
Wednesday, October 24 2007 at 08:00 PM

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Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, August 21 2007 at 08:00 PM

seriously, i'm honored that you stopped by to wish me well. i think you are truly an inspiration to ANYONE who wants to go to law school. your messages on this board and LSD are always helpful and motivating. i'm sure you will suceed as an attorney and in life. we need more people like you in the legal profession. btw, i would like to get into w/your friend who is a 3L @ Rutgers, so please contact me. thanks!

Good Looking Out!
Thursday, December 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey man, thanks for the 411 on the AAMPLE program at Nova Southeastern. So far im leaning towards Florida Coastal but the good thing about apply to so many school is that I still have alot of school to hear back from. Thanks alot man for all of your help thus far! Some ppl here are thinking that I might be the "Latin Lord" of this years cycle.... that's cool, but definitely a hard reputation to live up to....

Strategy
Monday, August 16 2004 at 08:00 PM

Thank you for the advice, I shall get at them about that. I had a homie who got into early admissions at IU and also the ICLEO program and via the summer hustle was able to do the IU-Indy move.. It just definitely sours things but I still have a few schools on ice and hopefully one other then COOLEY will say yes so I have some cards to play... I'll keep you posted. Good looking.

I extremely need your help.
Friday, December 21 2007 at 07:00 PM

Latinlord, Hope all is good. I have been reading your profile, and because of you, I happened to apply to Indiana University-Indianapolis. Today (Dec. 22, 2007), I have just checked my email...guess what? I receive a conditional acceptance in the part-time program. I have to send my deposit by Feb. 1 of 2008, please advise me about the condional program. Please shoot me an email, so that I can email you my cell # to talk to you. I am so excited and speechless. I look forward to reading your reply. Regards S.

I mean MAIL instead of EMAIL
Friday, December 21 2007 at 07:00 PM

I mean that I have just checked my mail, not email. The acceptance was not sent through email, but to my mail instead.

Thanks for the advice...
Friday, December 21 2007 at 07:00 PM

Latinlord, Thanks for the advice today...believe me or not, you inspired me to apply at IndyLaw. I will definitely go over there, and I am excited about starting my new journey at Indylaw. Until then, take care, and Happy Holiday.

update!
Thursday, December 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey man just wanted to update you! I got a few rejection but I just got accepted to VALPARAISO in Indiana! I don't know much about that school or their program... any thoughts, especially cause ur in Indiana!

you were an inspiration
Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 07:00 PM

How do you like being a 1L at Indy? Congrats Latinlord.

Just stopping by and say hi~!!
Tuesday, September 06 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hey, Latin King~ How u doing?? Since I am joining this wonderful website in yr 2005, I did occasionally stop by your page and look how u did for the law school things... And I really felt good for you to join IndyLaw.. Frankly, IndyLaw is my dream school for now and desparately wanna join in... Anyway, I am studying for LSAT to retake it for upcomming Jun and will apply to IndyLaw right after that and hopely meet you at IndyLaw Campus next yr.. Anyway, good luck for your law school life and I want not only to keep visit'in your page but also ask any questions regarding any IndyLaw app process if u don't mind.... Best wishes,

Congrats
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

First off, Congratulations! I recently received an email from the Indianapolis school of law regarding the Indiana CLEO program. They encouraged me to apply. Perhaps, a positive sign? What's the difference between Indiana CLEO program v.s. their special summer head start program? Any other relevant information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

indianapolis
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

so, when will you begin the program?

cleo
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

if i am invited to apply for indiana CLEO, does this mean that i am accepted into Indianapolis law school?

confused
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

what if you are accepted into ICLEO, but not gain an admission into Indianapolis law school?? i mean school encourage me to apply...

IU-Indy
Thursday, January 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hi! I noticed that you have been kind enough to help out with some of our questions, so I thought I would ask you a couple. I also received the email from IU-Indy suggesting that I apply for the ICLEO program (which I did). I also sent a response expressing my interest in the school's summer program (she said she would put the email in my file). Anyway, my question to you is, if a person gets accepted in the school's program, don't they typically receive a response in late Feb. since their program starts in May? ICLEO says that they do not notify applicants until mid-April for their program, so I imagine that does not start until later in the summer. Do you have any idea how many people typically apply for the ICLEO program? I know that they only admit 30-40 applicants. Thanks for all your help!

hi latinlord
Saturday, October 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

i remember you from last year we posted msgs a couple times. I decided to sit out and reapply this year.. And the time goes by so fast, and here I am again back to the waiting time. I wanted to ask you what kind of scholarship opportunity might be available at IUIndy? I think you did the ICLEO program? Did you get any scholarships from them? Does IUPUI help out cleo fellows with grants etc, do you have this info?

oh yea i forgot ...
Saturday, October 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

the questions in my previous posts pertain to the part time candidate..since that is what i am applying for. Also, do you have thoughts on what my chances might be for PT admission? my gpa is 3.2 and IU is my alma matter (i graduated from kelley).I retook the lsat and my score went up to 156 from 148 last year which I know is still not so fabulous but I REALLY STUDIED HARD, took three different prep classes and still !... well now, i have taken it like three times so i cant do it anymore even if I wanted to. I am surprised with the OSU offer so I know atleast i have some law school I would be going to and not taking lsat again! :) PS i really appreciate all your help to everyone thru your profile. you are a gentleman.

IU-Indy
Thursday, January 04 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thank you very much for the information. I think it's great that even though you are a 2L, you still visit LSN and help the rest of us out! Another person mentioned attending an open house on Tuesday. Do you think that's a good idea? Could it possibly help someone's chances?

Hey Latin
Friday, December 21 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the info. I have no doubt that I will go to Indylaw. Honestly speaking, I did not remember if I did signed the binding agreement. With my score, I doubt that I can have a better deal that. Thanks for the advice once again

thanks
Saturday, October 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

thanks for the info. I live in indy about less than a mile from law shcool building. however i want to practise law in DC area and that is my concern whether going to IU in indy will help me to get where I want to be. I am still awaiting a decision if they involve scholarship that might change the equation. Also I am working FT with a regional firm so will get tuition reimbursemnt from my employer. I might go to school debt free while not missing one single paycheck if I goto Indy. VERSUS I go to OSU or any other DC school and will not be able to work and will accumulate debt but I might have opps in DC... What is worth more doing, this is the question I have to come up with an answer for. Its a difficult one.

Hi my friend.
Tuesday, January 15 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the advice on Indy Law. I expressed my strong interest in the summer program. I also said that I am interested in part time and in full time. All I have to do is to wait. I am not part of ICLEO. Do you think that will hurt me Latinlord? By the bye, how is your second year going?

indy
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

hello! Suppose if i get invited to Indy's special summer program...then, do i need to pay for whatever expense? is it free? or? thanks

Thanks
Thursday, December 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

on congratulating me on Cleveland Marshall. Im gonna attend their open house at the end of the month, i'll tell you how it goes and keep you posted. Hows everything going???

Indy
Friday, August 26 2005 at 08:00 PM

Hi there, thanks for the info re Indy! I am really excited about this school. When I was admitted, I was offered PT enrollment and I have been petitioning the admissions committe to change my status to full time, I told them that I am planning on attending a full time program and if they change my enrollement then I will Attend their school...supposedly my app went back to the committee for consideration..so we will see! Anyhow, I'm sure I will really enjoy the programs Indy has to offer! Thanks again for the info.

YEEEEEES IM IN!
Thursday, December 06 2007 at 07:00 PM

I got accepted to INDY LAW!!!!!!!!! Through the same summer program as you! I guess I am this years Latin Lord, lol. Thank you for everything and mos importantly for being an inspiration to so many of us! I owe you one!

ok
Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

thanks ! thanks

indylaw
Saturday, October 21 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hello there latinlord. we have been in touch for over last year. I have finally made my decision. It was between Loyola (Chicago), Ohio State and Indy Law. And so, I have chosen INDY! :) It was a tough tough decision man. But I wanted to chat with you about the school, is it possible you can email me and exchange our contact info? Looking forward to hear from you soon!! :)