latinlord (2017-2018)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred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

Applicant Information

144
3.59
3.67
Public WCU
BSED Spanish
N/A

Demographic Information

West Chester
Pennsylvania
Hispanic/Latino/ Col
Male
Yes
N/A

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!

Visitor Comments

  • never give up on you dream

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

- crissy00
  • How about Florida Coastal School of Law?
  • Sunday, October 23 2005 at 01:12 PM

There were ABA approved. It's not the nicest place but they're working on getting a new campus. Also, they're highly involved in the Jax community so that would be a great in for you. Good luck!

- T
  • Did you know?
  • Sunday, October 23 2005 at 01:14 PM

Maybe you picked this on purpose but Latin Lords is the name of highly violent gang in the US...

- Also...
  • Did you knw that your did you know and F
  • Sunday, October 23 2005 at 01:19 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.

- latinlord
  • gangs
  • Tuesday, October 25 2005 at 08:33 AM

I think you were confusing the vice lords with the latin kings...hence latin lords. if you want to touch up on your gang knowledge, I recommend some west coast rap. "the game" makes a lot of gang references.

- punjab
  • forgot
  • Tuesday, October 25 2005 at 08:33 AM

good luck on your apps latin lord.

- punjab
  • Thanks for the imput!! Keep it comming.
  • Tuesday, October 25 2005 at 10:30 AM

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 :/?

- latinlord
  • thanks
  • Tuesday, October 25 2005 at 01:23 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.

- lasmo
  • Do it!
  • Monday, October 31 2005 at 02:03 AM

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

- carlossa
  • You'll get in somewhere
  • Tuesday, November 01 2005 at 06:35 AM

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

- Thikighoros
  • Florida Coastal
  • Wednesday, November 02 2005 at 07:58 AM

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.

- UFCraig21
  • FL Coastal
  • Thursday, November 03 2005 at 02:04 AM

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.

- UFCraig21
  • Howard
  • Friday, November 04 2005 at 03:10 AM

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

- intent1906
  • Thanks...
  • Monday, November 07 2005 at 05:53 AM

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?

- intent1906
  • Ever been to Texas?
  • Tuesday, November 08 2005 at 01:50 AM

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!

- kruddler
  • Texas
  • Wednesday, November 09 2005 at 05:04 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • All the best!
  • Saturday, November 12 2005 at 02:27 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!

- lowell
  • what up!
  • Friday, November 18 2005 at 08:23 PM

you went to west chester? that is some good tuition they got over there. good luck this cycle. what led you to iupui? that is one of my top choices. have you looked into some of the programs they have there? they have one of the best buildings around. if i get in, it will hard to say no. florida coastal is a good safety. i think you have a good shot and the location is 'nice'. they may be 4th tier but their bar passage rate is really good. you should also look into texas southern. there is a west chester alum from philly who went there. i think your numbers would fit right into their grid. if you get in and do well, your transferr options should be good. back to fcsl. they just gave me a fee waiver. did you get one of these?

- higherlearning
  • Cooley
  • Saturday, November 19 2005 at 07:11 AM

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?!

- trudat304
  • what about albany?
  • Saturday, November 19 2005 at 12:09 PM

i think that both albany and widener have summer programs that guarantee admission if you score well. you should take a visit to widener in de. i hear that the administration is very approachable. maybe you can visit and ask about being selected for their program. if you are willing to commit on the spot, that might be insentive enough to get you in.

- higherlearning
  • just checking in
  • Friday, November 25 2005 at 03:19 PM

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

- higherlearning
  • still waiting
  • Monday, November 28 2005 at 04:30 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • Dec LSAT
  • Tuesday, November 29 2005 at 02:16 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.

- christylove
  • THANK YOU
  • Wednesday, November 30 2005 at 03:16 PM

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

- christylove
  • BARRY SUX
  • Friday, December 02 2005 at 06:45 AM

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)

- latinlord
  • Sorry
  • Friday, December 02 2005 at 09:22 AM

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

- angelicasassy
  • Try FAMU!
  • Saturday, December 03 2005 at 03:23 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 :-)

- bushadvisor
  • Another Rejection today :(
  • Monday, December 05 2005 at 04:38 AM

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!!

- latinlord
  • yo
  • Monday, December 05 2005 at 12:38 PM

keep your head up dog! You'll definitely get in to some schools this season. Keep a positive mental attitude. Wishing you mad success!

- batdown
  • MSU?
  • Tuesday, December 06 2005 at 04:26 AM

i told a couple of other people...you should try MSU - they accepted a friend of mine with similar stats as yours..goodluck

- reggie
  • Appalachian
  • Tuesday, December 06 2005 at 07:24 AM

With your numbers you stand a good chance of getting in there... let me warn you though, that school is in VERY RURAL area. I think the closest store is 30 miles away! Nice campus though if you like nature :) Good luck on your apps!

- AKCPUP
  • UDC
  • Tuesday, December 06 2005 at 09:16 AM

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

- lawcutie23
  • RE: Congrats
  • Wednesday, December 07 2005 at 12:52 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.

- laxerlager
  • APPLY TO CUNY
  • Friday, December 09 2005 at 06:20 AM

You are interested in making a difference in your community as a lawyer...CUNY would love to have you but your LSAT Score might hurt you. However I think that would be your best shot

- some guy
  • 21 and 22
  • Friday, December 09 2005 at 07:40 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.

- higherlearning
  • Temple Rejection
  • Saturday, December 10 2005 at 03:32 AM

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. :(

- latinlord
  • you will do fine
  • Saturday, December 10 2005 at 06:34 AM

this cycle. You'll end up where you're meant to be. It's such a shame that 4 years of college are practically negated by a 4-hour exam. I would kill for your GPA, and you should be proud of it. Also, you may want to look into CLEO. Let me know if you want more info about it.

- windowshopper
  • re: temple
  • Saturday, December 10 2005 at 08:59 AM

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.

- higherlearning
  • Hey! Update
  • Saturday, December 10 2005 at 11:20 AM

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

- crissy00
  • re: when are you applying
  • Sunday, December 11 2005 at 02:31 AM

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.

- higherlearning
  • To Latinlord
  • Sunday, December 11 2005 at 02:27 PM

I am an attorney admitted to practice for 30 years, and have been watching you, Latinlord, at first with fascination, and then with admiration. Your drive is incredible. If you make it, you're gonna be one hell of a lawyer. But your lsat is killing you. WHY is it so low? You are articulate in your posts, and your gpa is high. Did you take a review course? Read every single practice book and do every single practice test? Devote your life for two months or more to studying for the lsat? Hire a personal tutor? You need to do at least the first three of these things, (your competition did)because with your drive you deserve to get into a better school than your lsat is going to get you into. You need to move Heaven and earth to raise that lsat, even if it means applying again next year. If you hate the lsat you just might hate law, because the legal reasoning sections are very similar to what you do in law, and law school is a lot more work than the necessary prep for the lsat. If its the logic games, work on those (they are not so representative of actual law practice, but you need to get through them.) The first lesson of combat is don't underestimate your adversary, in this case the lsat--get that lsat up, and get into a better school that will give you better job options and ultimately a better ability to help your community. Rooting for you kid--with your drive, and proper legal training, I wouldn't want to have you for an adversary. Good luck!

- Counselor
  • wow thanks
  • Sunday, December 11 2005 at 04:29 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.

- latinlord
  • Determination
  • Sunday, December 11 2005 at 07:13 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!

- intent1906
  • Hey latinlord...
  • Sunday, December 11 2005 at 09:07 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.

- Bet27
  • to Latinlord
  • Monday, December 12 2005 at 12:59 PM

Have you considered the possibility that you may have a learning disability which, if documented, may entitle you to non-standard (usually untimed) testing? I mention this because the Bar has a standardized test portion also, and those with learning disabilities are at a significant disadvantage. (Nothing to do with intelligence--think of all the brilliant engineers who can't spell). Also, I hope you included an addendum to your applications which was almost verbatim your response to me--the determination, and disappointment, come through. Heck, you might even print out this entire page and put it in an addendum. Be sure to watch the movie My Cousin Vinny. You remind me of Vinny. And look how things turned out for him.

- counselor
  • re counseler
  • Tuesday, December 13 2005 at 04:56 AM

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??

- latinlord
  • re counseler
  • Tuesday, December 13 2005 at 04:58 AM

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??

- latinlord
  • To Latinlord
  • Tuesday, December 13 2005 at 07:23 AM

How do you edit this thing for typos? Or can't you?

- Counselor
  • typos
  • Tuesday, December 13 2005 at 11:31 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • CONSTRUCTIVE recommendation
  • Friday, December 16 2005 at 06:21 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

- MorehouseMan
  • latinlord,
  • Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:35 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.

- higherlearning
  • You inspire me!
  • Monday, December 19 2005 at 03:28 AM

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

- dominastl
  • FCSL
  • Thursday, December 22 2005 at 03:32 AM

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. :(

- latinlord
  • FCLS
  • Thursday, December 22 2005 at 07:39 AM

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

- UFCraig21
  • damn
  • Friday, December 23 2005 at 07:07 AM

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

- higherlearning
  • damn
  • Friday, December 23 2005 at 07:09 AM

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

- higherlearning
  • Something you might want to know
  • Monday, December 26 2005 at 10:29 AM

Here is some inspiration for you: Jeffrey Collins was our keynote speaker at an event I attended over a year ago. He is a Howard Law alum, former judge and US Attorney. He said every law school in his home state rejected him because of a low LSAT score. He took the test again and did *worse*. Howard was the only school that would accept him because they chose to look beyond the LSAT. Later on, he actually *taught* at one of the law schools that rejected him.

- 000
  • South Texas
  • Monday, December 26 2005 at 04:18 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.

- shaewm
  • Wow thanks for the comment 000
  • Tuesday, December 27 2005 at 02:30 AM

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

- latinlord
  • Inspired....
  • Tuesday, December 27 2005 at 12:37 PM

Latin King, I am truly inspired with your dedication and perseverance. I took the Dec. LSAT and got a 151. That was after a year of serious studying and a $1200 Kaplan course. On my practice tests I got a 165 and I was certain that I would receive a high score. Anyways, I didn't. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about transferring or interviews. I have an interview scheduled at UT Austin which, based on LSAT, I'm incredible underqualified for. Does anybody know if interviews are a crucial enough opportunity that they can open up doors? I am from New Mexico and am frustrated with the lack of support I receive from my impoverished state that lacks so many resources. I don't even have a pre-law adviser. Nevertheless, UNM is a pretty good law school. You should apply to it Latin King!!

- Latina21
  • Debes...
  • Wednesday, December 28 2005 at 07:20 PM

seguir intentando, amigo. No te des por vencido.

- whitehunter
  • Good Luck!
  • Thursday, December 29 2005 at 08:23 AM

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

- SnakeEyez
  • Drexel sux
  • Thursday, December 29 2005 at 12:33 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.

- latinlord
  • Keep your head up
  • Thursday, December 29 2005 at 04:39 PM

man, you will get in somewhere with that GPA. Just kick butt once you get there.

- partyguy708
  • Charlotte added
  • Friday, December 30 2005 at 04:12 AM

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).

- latinlord
  • Keep on keeping on...
  • Friday, December 30 2005 at 01:47 PM

Definitely keep your head up. Lots of us are pulling for you. Good luck and once you get to school, just get to kicking some ass! ;-)

- zenpeaceofmind
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • Saturday, December 31 2005 at 03:25 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.

- snillum
  • Good luck
  • Monday, January 02 2006 at 12:41 AM

You'll get in somewhere soon. Good luck!

- Sdevante
  • success awaits you
  • Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:21 AM

you are truely an inspiration. Someone knocks you down, you get back up. Keep fighting on soldier! You're a winner in my book

- Billy C
  • Elon Law
  • Monday, January 02 2006 at 07:50 AM

Latin, I was one of the ones who recommended Charolotte. I also recommend Elon in NC (you can receive federal loans there). You may have a great shot in. Seriously think about it!!

- CULAW 2005
  • Elon Law
  • Tuesday, January 03 2006 at 04:05 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • Thank you for yourt support
  • Wednesday, January 04 2006 at 01:57 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?

- christylove
  • You'll Get in
  • Thursday, January 05 2006 at 04:38 AM

Relax Latin. I know things didn't work out last year, but I'm sure you'll get into one or more of your schools this year. Also, there is a school in Puerto Rico that has an amazing reputation, but accepts students with low LSAT scores. You might want to add it to you list. Also, I see you getting into Howard (which is an AMAZING law school). But listen, you've gotta keep your head up, walk tall, and keep working. Its going to happen for you, but I don't want to see your spirit broken in the process. Good Luck...Hit me up if you ever need anything.

- JohnGaltLSD
  • don't worry
  • Saturday, January 07 2006 at 12:50 AM

I concur entirely with the previous post... all you need is ONE acceptance, and from there, put this entire hellish process behind you...you will get in SOMEWHERE, and it's what you do there that will help you pave your way. I'm so sorry that this process is so completely LSAT driven...but some schools DO look beyond it, as you can see in my case. Best of luck, and I am sure you will be very happy with the outcome of at least one of these apps :)

- indianprincess
  • keep hope alive
  • Saturday, January 07 2006 at 07:00 AM

if more people had your attitude the world would be a better place.

- hispanicmanic
  • Pittsburgh
  • Saturday, January 07 2006 at 08:46 AM

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"!!

- latinlord
  • hang in there
  • Saturday, January 07 2006 at 09:43 AM

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.

- some1letmein
  • Vermont Law School
  • Saturday, January 07 2006 at 03:05 PM

you should definitely DEFINITELY apply there!!!! Apply for a fee waiver if money's an issue, but make sure you apply :) best of luck

- indianprincess
  • Best of luck!
  • Saturday, January 07 2006 at 04:08 PM

I'm sure you will get a few bites this cycle! Your persistence and dedication will make you a fantastic lawyer!

- kirsten191
  • South Texas & St Mary's in Texas
  • Saturday, January 07 2006 at 04:43 PM

Have you looked at these schools? I think they have programs that help people with low scores get in. Good Luck- I hope you get in-

- wildcataz2004
  • St. Thomas
  • Saturday, January 07 2006 at 05:12 PM

Hey latinlord, I have similar numbers and I got accepted to Thomas M. Cooley. I also applied to St. Thomas around the same time as you. Just wondering when you got waitlisted and more info about that. I hope I got waitlisted to, my index number is 2.9 also. Hang in there bro, I live in Florida and I haven't had any luck with Coastal either. Keep in touch.

- MIKE
  • so sorry about pitt
  • Sunday, January 08 2006 at 02:57 AM

when you get your first acceptance the drinks are on me! hey, maybe we will both end up at widener. i applyed there hoping to get a full ride. i am also about to apply to texas southern. i still don't see a texas southern app and i think you would be an auto admit. if you do well there you could transfer to u of houston or some school in fl. ----- it sounds like you have an awesome family. ------- question. have you visited any of these schools and talked to someone in admissions? it might help to put a face to a name.

- logged user
  • I feel your pain
  • Sunday, January 08 2006 at 07:37 AM

I'm in the same boat as you. Law school admissions is so political. I see you applied to Cooley. I was accepted there. You'll get in.. As for Drexel I was dinged as well. WTF! Maybe well take that ride to Lansing Mich..

- No Discovery
  • Press on...
  • Sunday, January 08 2006 at 09:59 AM

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.

- BrooklynPeach
  • Re: Hey Good Luck
  • Monday, January 09 2006 at 02:07 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • FSU and NEW ENGLAND
  • Monday, January 09 2006 at 04:36 AM

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!"

- latinlord
  • more
  • Monday, January 09 2006 at 11:07 AM

have you looked at florida international university? or north dakota? texas southern? good luck!

- krysrox
  • Florida Coastal
  • Wednesday, January 11 2006 at 01:24 AM

Latinlord, I was wondering, when you applied to coastal did you apply online? Was your lower score the score they saw when you applied? Did you get a letter rejecting you before your LSDAS reports were sent out or got to them? My reason for asking is because I have requested a review of my application by coastal. All that I asked above was the case with me. Looking at the list of acceptances, it seems that we were bamboozled. We'll see what happens. I will definately let you know what the response is when/if I get one. Proudmother

- Proudmother
  • Rutgers
  • Thursday, January 12 2006 at 05:34 AM

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.

- Yankeefan
  • That sucks...
  • Thursday, January 12 2006 at 11:36 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...

- army2law
  • Leaning...
  • Friday, January 13 2006 at 03:27 AM

...actually until I actually visit the schools, I am trying not to choose. I have grouped the schools. I am flying into Minneapolis next week to check out my three acceptances there.

- army2law
  • Stetson
  • Friday, January 13 2006 at 04:19 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • Question
  • Saturday, January 14 2006 at 06:38 AM

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..

- lucky7
  • msu?
  • Saturday, January 14 2006 at 12:58 PM

you should consider shooting out an application there...i had a friend that got in their with a high gpa (lower than yours) and a low lsat?

- reggie
  • so it goes
  • Saturday, January 14 2006 at 05:31 PM

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

- manwithaplan
  • your GPA
  • Sunday, January 15 2006 at 11:16 AM

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!

- indianprincess
  • Vamos con berraquera!
  • Tuesday, January 17 2006 at 05:01 AM

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!"

- colombiandude
  • Keep
  • Wednesday, January 18 2006 at 01:20 PM

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

- angelicasassy
  • Cooley
  • Thursday, January 19 2006 at 02:20 AM

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....

- Proudmother
  • How about NOVA
  • Thursday, January 19 2006 at 10:54 AM

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.

- bushadvisor
  • TOURO & PACE
  • Saturday, January 21 2006 at 03:04 AM

Check this two law schools out..they are both in NY..I know one person that got into TOURO with numbers lower than yours...goodluck

- John
  • Appalachian ding
  • Saturday, January 21 2006 at 08:31 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • Touro
  • Saturday, January 21 2006 at 09:10 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • Don't give up
  • Saturday, January 21 2006 at 02:56 PM

When I got my audition on American Idol I did not give up. "She bangs, she bangs OH BABY and she moves she moves I go crazy cause looks like honey and stings like bee... the hottest girl in history"

- William Hung
  • Hey Latin
  • Saturday, January 21 2006 at 03:43 PM

you have the right idea. You know what matters is what you do once you are in law school. Heck, you can even transfer to a better school after you are first in your class as a 1-L. Keep your head up, good news will come soon.

- partyguy708
  • ST. Thomas
  • Sunday, January 22 2006 at 10:37 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • Florida Coastal
  • Sunday, January 22 2006 at 10:46 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • Hey man
  • Sunday, January 22 2006 at 01:11 PM

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

- mattsalaga720
  • BS
  • Sunday, January 22 2006 at 06:02 PM

I hate to see this. You deserve better than this. Your determination is inspiring and I know you will get to wherever you want to go in life. I'm rooting for you.

- Wes Mantooth
  • Cooley
  • Monday, January 23 2006 at 10:01 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • Stopping By
  • Monday, January 23 2006 at 02:44 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!

- tenth8sphere
  • Amazing determination...
  • Monday, January 23 2006 at 04:58 PM

If only ad-coms saw your determination.. I am amazed at your drive.

- TheWatcher
  • Cooley
  • Monday, January 23 2006 at 05:11 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.

- tenth8sphere
  • Cooley
  • Tuesday, January 24 2006 at 04:21 AM

Latinlord, I am looking at the Cooley Alumni Association magazine as I write this message to you. After hearing all the negative remarks that people have to say about Cooley, you will be suprised at the success of their graduates. Some of them have their own firms, are judges, prosecutors, have earned many awards and commendations, etc... just like those at other schools. Dont' let the talk fool you. Like many have said, Cooley's numbers are where they are perhaps because many are listening to the talk and leaving to go elsewhere after their first year. It is my believe that if these transfers were to stay there, the numbers that they have posted for schools that accepted them only via transfers would place Cooley right up there with the rest. So consider it. Do what's best for you. Force this issue and get in there. Of all the people with profiles on this site, with your determination and well expressed desire to do this, you can and will get in. It is all up to you. Look at Cooley's website and look at the success rate on the Honors Scholarship list. The ones that do stay and take the bar do really well.

- Proudmother
  • Cooley
  • Tuesday, January 24 2006 at 05:07 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • Thanks
  • Tuesday, January 24 2006 at 04:59 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.

- diggs1911
  • I'm totally keeping my finger crossed
  • Tuesday, January 24 2006 at 05:56 PM

for you. You have quite a following and we're all wishing you good luck. J.

- SolarysBlue
  • Your strength and Faith
  • Wednesday, January 25 2006 at 01:38 AM

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.

- MorehouseMan
  • im pullin for ya
  • Wednesday, January 25 2006 at 10:54 AM

good luck

- bender1020
  • About a WEEk
  • Thursday, January 26 2006 at 08:08 AM

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??

- latinlord
  • hey man,
  • Thursday, January 26 2006 at 08:27 AM

have you considered cleo? sorry about that last rejection. you will get in to ls. it only takes one.

- higherlearning
  • cleo?!
  • Thursday, January 26 2006 at 08:45 AM

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??!

- latinlord
  • Something to consider
  • Thursday, January 26 2006 at 09:33 AM

People who don't believe that admissions officials peruse this site are incredibly naive. This is just like anything else. From a public relations standpoint, how could admissions professionals not be concerned with how their decisions and institutions are represented on this site. I don't have inside information or testimonials to provide, but these law schools spend enough money on PR and marketing to indicate a vested interest in how they are percieved and represented on the web and in print. If an applicant is an extreme outlier in terms of LSAT, UGPA, or both, an ad comm could be reticent to admit that applicant when the "hard numbers" are prominently displayed on this site. In particular, I am referring to those schools that choose not to release an admissions grid to the ABA. In choosing between two similarly applicants, one with an updated LSN profile and the other without, why would an ad comm go with the one that is going to create headaches and bellyaching from rejected applicants with higher numbers? Ultimately, providing information on LSN is a great source of information for other law school applicants and a first step in demystifying a process that is not at all transparent.

- John Doe
  • Phoenix & ELon
  • Friday, January 27 2006 at 11:32 AM

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.

- snillum
  • Keep it up
  • Friday, January 27 2006 at 08:06 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.

- judo
  • admission snooping
  • Saturday, January 28 2006 at 10:13 AM

It may be naive to assume that law schools dont use this info against us, but that's really what i think. Of course, i assume that admissions staff do look over the accounts on this site, I would assume it would be for general admissions info on other schools (each school being an iron curtain of sorts..... no info in or out except via sources such as LSD/LSN) But surely admissions staff wouldn't try to match up accounts to applications... After all, just because certain information between an application and an account might coincide, that does not conclusively prove that the LSN profile is in fact maintained by the same person who applied. Surely admissions committees from LAW SCHOOLS would comprehend this basic premise of circrumstantial evidence/coincidence. Again, I may be naive, but I am also not cynical enough to believe that admissions committees would risk incorrectly matching an LSN profile to an application (particularly where it might adversely impact an applicant's chances for admission) simply to gain an edge over competing schools. I am sure they (along with many LSN members) also suspect that not all memebers are 100% honest about their stats/personal info. The fact that all information is manually entered by the users makes it far too unreliable for admissions committees to use in any significant way. Furthermore, I suspect that the process of matching applications to LSN profiles would be prohibitively time-consuming. One would logically assume that if admissions committees are accessing LSD/LSN, they are doing so to gain information about other SCHOOLS, not for specific information about applicants. Again, I admit that I am not 100% sure about this, I am merely speculating. I could be completely wrong, and I certainly hope that I am not. I would be extremely dissappointed if I learned that admissions committees were making such important decisions in such a reckless and arbitrary manner.

- bender1020
  • Good Luck
  • Saturday, January 28 2006 at 12:26 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 :(

- GUsigma307
  • Howard School of law
  • Monday, January 30 2006 at 03:41 AM

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)

- latinlord
  • Da deal Lat?
  • Monday, January 30 2006 at 04:36 AM

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

- gemini5165
  • Howard...
  • Monday, January 30 2006 at 01:12 PM

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

- BrooklynPeach
  • sorry
  • Monday, January 30 2006 at 03:06 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.

- higherlearning
  • Toledo
  • Monday, January 30 2006 at 03:35 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.

- latinlord
  • Toledo
  • Monday, January 30 2006 at 04:17 PM

I think you may have added Tulsa to your list rather than Toledo.

- Marty
  • Regent University
  • Monday, January 30 2006 at 05:17 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.

- hope1215
  • Ha
  • Tuesday, January 31 2006 at 08:01 AM

Regent is not the ONLY Christian school in the nation. Perhaps it is the worst, so ya might have something there.

- Angry Catholic
  • Regent
  • Wednesday, February 01 2006 at 03:52 PM

Someone who just graduated from Regent said they actively recruit minorities- some w/full rides. I would send an app there.

- Try it!
  • re: christian
  • Thursday, February 02 2006 at 05:51 PM

everyone's definition of christian is not the same. for some catholics do not count. weird, but true. ----------------- latinlord, wherever you eventually matriculate i know you will bust your hump and prove all these schools wrong. did you apply to any pt programs? did you apply to cleo yet? i will be applying to give myself that little added boost. trust me, apply to the program. they will take 8 schools that you pick, contact said schools and make every effort to get you placed. no one does it alone. i hope this helps you. sending a prayer,

- higherlearning
  • FAMU
  • Saturday, February 04 2006 at 02:18 AM

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!

- bushadvisor
  • painful rejection
  • Monday, February 06 2006 at 05:26 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • sorry about RUN
  • Monday, February 06 2006 at 06:00 AM

you still have many more apps out there. remember, it only takes one. you might just have to resign yourself that the yesses are going to come late in this cycle once some people start withdrawing. i have heard that the longer it takes for a school to make a decision the better it is for the marginal candidate. have you been keeping in contact with the schools? even if it's only to ask if you have gone complete yet? it might be worth it to visit some schools. have you considered pt programs? maybe you can contact some schools and see if they would be willing to consider you for pt if there is not room in their ft program. i once sent an email to the dean of admissions at chicago. he emailed me back with some words of encouragement. if i get into a chicago area school i plan to give him a visit to thank him. this might help me in the long run if i try to apply for an llm. you might want to visit or email some people. try to add a bit of the human element to your numbers. i have heard that every thing goes into your file. good luck with the remaining apps. sending a prayer,

- higherlearning
  • So sorry LL
  • Monday, February 06 2006 at 11:41 AM

I hate to see you keep getting hurt like this. If it was a bad week already, you must really feel down. Some days (and weeks) it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. But know that whatever happens, you have already made history, because everyone on this board admires you and is rooting and hoping for you. That wouldnt have happened if you hadn't been a pretty amazing guy.

- A Friend
  • Rutgers
  • Monday, February 06 2006 at 11:46 AM

Rutgers is a very hard school to get into, I don't know who told you otherwise. Getting rejected from Rutgers should not get you down.

- NJ
  • Been watching
  • Tuesday, February 07 2006 at 03:34 AM

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!

- danni
  • LSAT
  • Tuesday, February 07 2006 at 08:25 AM

Kaplan sucks!

- me
  • Way to kick someone when they're down
  • Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 12:12 AM

The Bushadvisor name fits.

- Anon
  • Trolls
  • Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 12:31 AM

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

- bushadvisor
  • Be strong!!
  • Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 03:14 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • Did you consider Albany Law School?
  • Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 11:14 AM

They have a newish invitation only program for folks with low LSAT but chance of success in law school. Your GPA may get you in that way. The program is something like take 2 law classes in the summer, get at least 2.0 GPA and you're in.

- leesee
  • hey man,
  • Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 12:41 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.

- higherlearning
  • You will get in!
  • Wednesday, February 08 2006 at 02:28 PM

Latin Lord, I am confident that you will get into law school somewhere. Excuse the language but it is a really fucked up process if someone as dedicated and determined as yourself does not get admitted. Law isn't about numbers or about a stupid three hour test. A great LSAT score does not make a great lawyer, dedication and motivation do, and you have more of both of those qualities than everyone else on this goddamn site. I truly wish you all the best with this process and I know that something will work out for you. Send me an e-mail when you get that first acceptance, and congratulations in advance for it.

- Skumar
  • Syracuse
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 04:14 AM

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!!)

- latinlord
  • GL
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 04:22 AM

Good luck LL, you are obviously a great guy and I'm pulling for you.

- Robes
  • Good Luck
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 04:39 AM

I have a very similar situation to you and we have almost the same UGPA. I have an average LSAT of 148 (143/153) and I am feeling pretty discouraged. With all the schools you applied to you will most likely get in somewhere. If not I would wait another year and study study study for the LSAT and write an amazing PS and apply again for PT programs. Dont give up your dream!!! Your UGPA shows that you are academically intelligent and motivated. Good luck to you

- hmlaw
  • have you thought
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 05:16 AM

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.

- heatherburr
  • Hi Latin
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 05:17 AM

do you mind sharing your personal statement? Maybe I can offer something constructive.

- partyguy708
  • damn
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 06:45 AM

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.

- higherlearning
  • hey,
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 06:51 AM

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.

- higherlearning
  • I'm right there with you
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 09:14 AM

LL- Hold your chin up. You are going to make it. I struggled with the lsat as well. I'm 39 yr. old mom, wife living in NY. I have a 3.91 gpa- all of my kaplan practice tests were between 144 and 149. I have been in the legal field for over 10 years and have written motions, read hundreds of cases, and know my area of law better than most attorney's out of law school for 5 years. The lsat-well- I cannot explain it. I think it's a timing issue for me. I can get the answers correct 85% of the time when I'm not timed. I wish I could offer you some advice...I'm awaiting my "official" score on the feb. '06 lsat. Nervously awaithing it- I have to be realistic- what are the chances of me getting 5 points higher than i have on my practice exams...Anyhow, I just wanted to wish you the best of luck!! I do have a question though- Is English a second language for you? Do they offer any help with respect to that issue? Buenas Dia Mi Amigo- Que Tengas Suerte! (Mi espanol es muy mal, lo siento)

- lsatflunkie
  • A Suggestion
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 09:57 AM

You might want to take down your preference rankings for the schools. I have heard that law schools do sometimes look at these boards and with all the info you gave it could be possible to match you to your application and schools that see themselves ranked towards the bottom might be less inclined to take you. This might be total paronoia but better safe than sorry.

- wilson1560
  • Miracles DO happen
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 12:49 PM

Hey Latinlord, I just wanted to give you props for putting yourself out there and still keeping your head up because there are tons of SOBs on these boards (particularly LSD) that will take any chance they have at making you feel like "maybe law school isn't in the cards for you"- basically making you feel like crap. I fell prey to that during the last application cycle because I was in the same situation you were in (not so high numbers). I have a 2.7 gpa and a 146 LSAT (143 +149)...I didn't get into any of the 20 schools I applied to last cycle so I decided to take the LSAT yet again for a third time. I tested horribly this last time (I had an anxiety attack during the test and gave up mid-exam) and ended up having to cancel my third score which meant that was it for taking this test since you're only allowed 3 every 2 years I believe. In the end, I had to apply to schools again with the same numbers and a prayer and to my amazement I just got into my first law school- Vermont (which is a 3rd tier school which flip flops between tier 2 from year to year so it's at least a top tier 3!)I was utterly in shock since most of the schools that rejected me last cycle were tier 4 so you frankly never know how things will turn out. There is hope for all of us. If going to law school is something you want to do, go for it. I just wanted to give myself as an example that getting in IS POSSIBLE. You are better off than I am because you at least have a high gpa while both my numbers are low so it can (and will) happen for you. I would recommend throwing Vermont on your list of schools- if I can get in there you can DEFINITELY get in. Good luck this application season!

- LawSchoolHopeful
  • re: rankings!
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 01:06 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?

- higherlearning
  • uh,
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 01:15 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.

- higherlearning
  • I'm right there with you
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 04:50 PM

LL- Hold your chin up. You are going to make it. I struggled with the lsat as well. I'm 39 yr. old mom, wife living in NY. I have a 3.91 gpa- all of my kaplan practice tests were between 144 and 149. I have been in the legal field for over 10 years and have written motions, read hundreds of cases, and know my area of law better than most attorney's out of law school for 5 years. The lsat-well- I cannot explain it. I think it's a timing issue for me. I can get the answers correct 85% of the time when I'm not timed. I wish I could offer you some advice...I'm awaiting my "official" score on the feb. '06 lsat. Nervously awaithing it- I have to be realistic- what are the chances of me getting 5 points higher than i have on my practice exams...Anyhow, I just wanted to wish you the best of luck!! I do have a question though- Is English a second language for you? Do they offer any help with respect to that issue? Buenas Dia Mi Amigo- Que Tengas Suerte! (Mi espanol es muy mal, lo siento)

- lsatflunkie
  • keep ur head up
  • Friday, February 10 2006 at 08:34 PM

good luck on ur apps, im rootin for u and anybody else goin to law school for a better reason than "i wanna make money." theres plenty of difference to be made - in ur comunidad and mine - and im sure ull get the chance to make it. what does the LSAT kno anyway...

- reutynwer
  • paralegal cannot follow directions.
  • Saturday, February 11 2006 at 04:39 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!!

- paralegal
  • hey man,
  • Monday, February 13 2006 at 07:07 AM

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

- higherlearning
  • Hofstra ding
  • Monday, February 13 2006 at 09:04 AM

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 :)

- latinlord
  • Try this
  • Monday, February 13 2006 at 11:46 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • NCCU
  • Monday, February 13 2006 at 11:48 AM

Sorry, I just saw that you already applied there.

- Proudmother
  • ohio Northern
  • Monday, February 13 2006 at 02:43 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.

- latinlord
  • Forget about it.
  • Tuesday, February 14 2006 at 04:24 AM

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

- Proudmother
  • here is
  • Thursday, February 16 2006 at 05:55 AM

the number to CLEO. i say call the office and see if they will accept an over-nighted app. the app takes ten minutes to complete. they will use your lsac report to complete it. this program is what you want. just call the number and get that app off today. (202)-216-4343. good luck man. if you can't find indiana cleo, let me know.

- higherlearning
  • Addendum
  • Thursday, February 16 2006 at 05:56 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • CLEO
  • Thursday, February 16 2006 at 05:59 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • You're getting in...
  • Thursday, February 16 2006 at 01:04 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.

- BrooklynPeach
  • damn
  • Friday, February 17 2006 at 12:59 AM

rejected by appalachian...I'm sorry! I guess it's just not happening. Good luck with your next LSAT or whatever you wind up doing!

- bob loblaw
  • Question
  • Friday, February 17 2006 at 03:25 AM

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.

- gemini5165
  • so.......
  • Friday, February 17 2006 at 09:07 AM

did you call cleo to see if they would take your app?

- higherlearning
  • A thought, suggestion
  • Friday, February 17 2006 at 11:37 AM

Perhaps the adcoms discredit your GPA due to your major? As a hispanic, you chose to major in Spanish Ed. I would argue that if you chose a more challenging major, in relation to your background, you might have an acceptance by now. As a suggestion, it might help your long-term goals by completing a master's degree in another field. Just a thought.

- jarabe
  • re: the major
  • Friday, February 17 2006 at 01:43 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.

- higherlearning
  • dude!
  • Friday, February 17 2006 at 02:48 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.

- higherlearning
  • Toledo
  • Saturday, February 18 2006 at 05:21 AM

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

- latinlord
  • one more thing
  • Saturday, February 18 2006 at 05:26 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • I agree...
  • Saturday, February 18 2006 at 05:26 AM

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

- thesoftskills
  • I agree...
  • Saturday, February 18 2006 at 05:27 AM

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

- thesoftskills
  • LL,
  • Saturday, February 18 2006 at 05:53 AM

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. :)

- higherlearning
  • proudmother
  • Saturday, February 18 2006 at 06:03 AM

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.

- higherlearning
  • To Latinlord
  • Saturday, February 18 2006 at 07:23 AM

PLEASE get tested for learning disabilities. There is a clear disconnect between your grades and posts on here, and your lsat. That disconnect is kind of a classic symptom of learning disabilities. It must be torment to receive rejection after rejection, and instead of just doing more of the same, you need to change something. This CLEO thing sounds good too, but if I had to bet, I'd bet you have a learning disability, which, if recognized, could make the entire rest of your life easier. If you really want to pursue law, do yourself a favor and get tested.

- Wellwisher
  • Ave Maria
  • Saturday, February 18 2006 at 08:12 AM

Hey, have you thought about Ave Maria? They're going to be ABA accredited soon (if they aren't already) and might be willing to give you a shot b/c of your diversity factors and overlook that lsat score. Just a thought. Good luck.

- JT
  • Best of luck
  • Saturday, February 18 2006 at 11:17 AM

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.

- Blessed40
  • a few more
  • Sunday, February 19 2006 at 05:34 AM

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.

- phineas
  • Cleo
  • Sunday, February 19 2006 at 03:29 PM

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

- latinlord
  • OMG OMG OMG!!!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 12:17 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)

- latinlord
  • yeah buddy!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 12:24 PM

i knew you'd make good this time, there's no keeping people with your heart and determination down. just no way.... I am extremely happy for you, i have been checking back here day after day praying to see an "Accepted".... you made my day, brother. Three cheers for LL! god bless.

- bender1020
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 12:24 PM

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

- thetinycowboy
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 12:25 PM

I am so happy for you right now. I've been lurking for awhile and praying that this would happen for you. You are so inspirational to us all.

- Rachel
  • Congrats!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 12:27 PM

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

- mattsalaga720
  • YAYAYAYAYAY!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 12:35 PM

You are going to law school! I'm so happy for you! You'd better be celebrating!

- zenpeaceofmind
  • PS
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 12:35 PM

You don't have to take the LSAT again!!!!

- zenpeaceofmind
  • Way to go!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 12:35 PM

I think the entire LSN community has got to be cheering for you right now! How exciting! YAY YAY YAY YOU!!!

- danni
  • congrats
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 12:38 PM

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

- alec
  • CONGRATS
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 12:39 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.

- cubsrams1
  • YES BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 01:30 PM

congrats, your first acceptance, and not the last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- vitaminwater
  • YES BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 01:31 PM

congrats, your first acceptance, and not the last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- vitaminwater
  • I knew you
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 01:37 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

- elegant031505
  • Halleluia!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 01:55 PM

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

- robmack
  • CONGRATS!!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 02:00 PM

I WAS PULLING FOR YOU! WAY TO GO!! :)

- thesoftskills
  • NOT SHOCKED!!!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 02:11 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!!!!

- intent1906
  • oh sh1t!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 02:50 PM

that's what i'm talking about! how does it fell man! prayer works. tell all the haters to kiss your..... YEAH BABY!

- higherlearning
  • Congrats..
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 03:45 PM

I am so happy for you, I have been keeping track of your progress. You are inspirational and deserve it so much....TIER 2 YAY!!!!

- blane
  • Congrats :)
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 04:52 PM

Congrats on your acceptance!!! I saw your post on lsd and couldn't be more happy for you :)

- hoffmane
  • Congratulations
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 04:53 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!!!

- brianflanagan
  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 05:00 PM

LatinLord, I am so happy for you. I check your profile everyday and have kept you in my prayers!! I am sooooooo happy for you and so proud that Indiana saw your true potential. That is a great school and you will do WELL!!! ;0)

- Angelicasassy
  • FELICIDADES!!!!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 06:00 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!!!!

- lawschool09
  • CONGRATS!!!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 10:32 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!

- snakeeyez
  • Congratulations!
  • Tuesday, February 21 2006 at 11:50 PM

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

- jorge
  • WHOOOHOOO!!!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 01:21 AM

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!

- gemini5165
  • COngratulations!!!!!!!!!!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 01:33 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • COngratulations!!!!!!!!!!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 01:34 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • Richly deserved
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 01:47 AM

I check your profile regularly, and today is the day I've been waiting for. You have proven the words of Chuchill, "Never give in, never give in, never, never never". See you in court. Counselor

- Counselor
  • YOU ARE IN!!!!!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 02:06 AM

WE ALL knew it would happen for you. I am soooo excited for you. Congratulations!!!!! I know you were sweating when you opened that envelope!! LOL. I'm sure more good things are in store for you...PRAYER really does work!!! Keep up the good work and persistance...it pays off. Congrats again!

- BrooklynPeach
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 02:08 AM

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

- shredhead
  • congratulations
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 02:26 AM

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

- gerschad
  • Way to go
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 02:40 AM

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.

- nukelaw
  • CONGRATS!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 02:53 AM

Everybody was rooting for you, and now you are in at a really respectable school. Great job!

- bass
  • Indy
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 02:59 AM

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!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 03:20 AM

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!

- MMILLER3
  • CONGRATS!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 03:21 AM

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!

- MMILLER3
  • CONGRATS!!!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 03:28 AM

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

- mdlaw
  • Well Done!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 03:37 AM

Congratulations! Nice to see that your determination paid off.

- wilson1560
  • CONRATS
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 03:46 AM

you are going to law school!!!!!!

- shaewm
  • Didnt even realize
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 03:48 AM

Top 100 law school!!! awesome!

- shaewm
  • Congratulations :)
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 04:34 AM

YAY!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you, congratulations on your acceptance!!!! God is so good :) Amazing!

- karmakat83
  • Congratulations
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 05:40 AM

Wow, you jumped about 7 spots on the LSN ratings. I imagine you are hella excited right now. Congratulations on a job well done.

- RockyMarciano
  • CONGRATS
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 05:47 AM

Great job on the top 100 law school acceptance!!

- jb1246a
  • I'm late
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 07:08 AM

but congrats. I'm sure you will do well.

- partyguy708
  • more info
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 07:14 AM

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!!

- latinlord
  • DUDE
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 07:18 AM

You're like a legend on this thing. congrats on the accept.

- Drewdiddy100
  • Sometimes
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 07:31 AM

you end up getting exactly what you need in life. Congrats on your acceptance. I'm sure you will do absolute justice to this privilege which you earned. Again, congrats.

- Secret Friend
  • Way to go on the IU app!!!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 07:44 AM

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

- squeak
  • This week
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 08:09 AM

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

- Proudmother
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 08:20 AM

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.

- diggs1911
  • Hello 1L!!!!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 09:40 AM

Ok, don't know you but I've been watching your profile and keeping you in my prayers. You have a unbelievable spirit and I am soooo proud of you. You deserve this and so much more. This is crazy but I am actually shedding a couple of tears. You are amazing!!!

- you rock
  • Yes! Yes! Yes!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 10:43 AM

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! :-)

- dominastl
  • congrats!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 12:07 PM

i've been rooting for you too, along with the rest of lsn and lsd. you must be sooo overjoyed!!!

- kimmus
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 12:13 PM

I'm a latinlord fan for many months now. Good for you. And now you can say F the haters! NICE

- AlexHasRage
  • About damn time!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 12:25 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.

- allyoucandoistry
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 12:57 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? :)

- BUSHADVIS0R
  • Congrats
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 12:57 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? :)

- BUSHADVIS0R
  • Mr. Mayor
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 01:50 PM

I am a total lurker (first post). I only read this board because my gf is applying to law school. But I have followed your story almost every other day! My gf and I both screamed with joy to see you got in, and such a good school. Kick a$$ in law school and write a book about this when you are mayor!

- Lurker
  • Congrats!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 02:27 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!

- mailcall
  • you sir
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 03:07 PM

are on a roll

- higherlearning
  • Yes!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 04:04 PM

Just awesome! Congratulations to you, it's a wonderful school to get into and you can now enjoy your next few months. I bet your family is so proud!

- dayglo
  • Wow!
  • Wednesday, February 22 2006 at 07:14 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!

- lilshades
  • Keep on rollin'
  • Thursday, February 23 2006 at 02:38 AM

in the acceptances. Congrats, that's two down and several more to go!

- BroolynPeach
  • FABULOUS!!!!
  • Thursday, February 23 2006 at 04:28 AM

I'm another one of the folks who have been following your jouney -- congratulations, you are an inspiration and proof that perseverance pays off. Way to go!!!!

- sunshinelaw
  • Villanova and Indy info
  • Thursday, February 23 2006 at 07:53 AM

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 :)

- latinlord
  • Indiana full-time info
  • Thursday, February 23 2006 at 09:00 AM

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!! :)

- latinlord
  • sorry about nova
  • Thursday, February 23 2006 at 09:07 AM

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.

- higherlearning
  • hey!
  • Thursday, February 23 2006 at 09:11 AM

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!!

- higherlearning
  • I hope...
  • Thursday, February 23 2006 at 11:05 AM

your not tired of people telling you Congrats! I am truely happy for you. Way to go after your dream! Are you pretty much set on Indy or are you still waiting on your other schools. Either way, congrats again.

- Shellbell
  • Yep Indy!!
  • Thursday, February 23 2006 at 02:06 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).

- latinlord
  • re: missing apps
  • Thursday, February 23 2006 at 03:18 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.

- higherlearning
  • Congrat
  • Thursday, February 23 2006 at 11:49 PM

on getting into law school!!!

- Blessed40
  • YAY!!!
  • Friday, February 24 2006 at 12:40 AM

WOOOHOOO!! I am sooo HAPPY FOR YOU!! I've been following you and I just have to say I got chills when I saw you were accepted!!! I'm sure you're very proud and you deserve this!!! Please keep us updated, even after you start! AWESOME NEWS!! CONGRATULATIONS!! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO

- paralegal
  • Felicitaciones!
  • Friday, February 24 2006 at 06:45 AM

Hey good job man, 1 acceptance is good enough. One way or another you're on track to become a lawyer. You're the only other colombian I've seen throughout this whole process. Hopefully I'll be receiving some more acceptance letters. Where are you from in Colombia? I'm Paisa. Que viva colombia. Buena suerte hermano!

- santi524
  • Naci en Medillin
  • Friday, February 24 2006 at 12:09 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
  • Latinlord
  • Friday, February 24 2006 at 03:03 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.

- allyoucandoistry
  • Congrats!
  • Friday, February 24 2006 at 03:35 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.

- jizzle
  • Can't get
  • Friday, February 24 2006 at 04:40 PM

in state tuition in Indy. The only way is just as you said, live there over a year for non-educational purposes.

- partyguy708
  • yeah, sorry
  • Saturday, February 25 2006 at 06:19 AM

gettin your hopes up about the residency thing. would have been sweet though. i guess it's better to pay 25k to indy rather than to cooley.

- yeah
  • keep smiling
  • Saturday, February 25 2006 at 08:42 AM

Hi Latinlord. You're an inspiration. Keep your goal in mind and you'll succeed. :)

- HS
  • Indy
  • Saturday, February 25 2006 at 09:20 AM

congrats on indiana! you deserve this more than anyone! :)

- a
  • Latinlord..
  • Saturday, February 25 2006 at 12:55 PM

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

- plsltmein
  • Congrates
  • Saturday, February 25 2006 at 09:55 PM

Nice job man. Good luck in the future and keep up your amazingly positive attitude-- it's infectious.

- Hispanicmanic
  • Congratulations!
  • Sunday, February 26 2006 at 02:24 PM

Congratulations bro. I've been watching your profile for a while now. Since we have identical numbers I've been rooting for you. Glad to see you get in. Congrats. Does this mean you won't be attending St. Thomas? Congratulations again, law schools need more hard workers like you.

- Mike
  • congrats
  • Sunday, February 26 2006 at 05:28 PM

Congrats Latinlord! You deserve it!!

- HS
  • NCCU
  • Monday, February 27 2006 at 06:15 AM

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!!

- latinlord
  • NCCU
  • Monday, February 27 2006 at 06:43 AM

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.

- Proudmother
  • Congrats!
  • Monday, February 27 2006 at 12:38 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!

- gracek82
  • congrats
  • Monday, February 27 2006 at 02:47 PM

Congrats Latinlord! You deserve it!!

- HS
  • Congrats
  • Monday, February 27 2006 at 07:49 PM

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

- ivan
  • Congratulations!!!
  • Monday, February 27 2006 at 11:55 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 $$$.

- Army2Law
  • IUPU
  • Tuesday, February 28 2006 at 07:43 AM

I am really looking forward to checking out the campus. I scheduled a tour and an appt. to sit in on a class on the 16th so after check it out I will be sure to update you on my thoughts. I am getting more and more excited about Indy the more I find out. Good luck on the rest of your apps and maybe I will see you in the fall!

- missbobbielynn
  • And another one...!
  • Tuesday, February 28 2006 at 01:11 PM

You are an inspiration. Thats all there is to it. Thank you so much for putting your info on LSN.

- bender1020
  • gracias!
  • Wednesday, March 01 2006 at 05:02 AM

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

- richlr84
  • All I can say...
  • Wednesday, March 01 2006 at 02:18 PM

is GOD IS GOOD! This is great news...congrats on NCCU although I see you withdrew from there. I'm just happy to see things are happening for you!

- BrooklynPeach
  • St. Thomas
  • Wednesday, March 01 2006 at 03:54 PM

Will you be withdrawing from St. Thomas anytime soon?

- Mike
  • Congratulations!
  • Thursday, March 02 2006 at 06:15 AM

you'll do great.

- jpcraven
  • PS
  • Friday, March 03 2006 at 01:25 PM

Heyy! congrats on IU-I!!!!!!!! My app is pending right now. Can I ask you what you stressed on in your personal statement? Did you write any addendi? W hat was your thesis? I really wanna get into IU I, too!!!!

- Warbler
  • congrats
  • Friday, March 03 2006 at 03:36 PM

Congrats Latinlord! You deserve it!!

- HS
  • very nice
  • Saturday, March 04 2006 at 05:37 PM

Way to go, man! This is great. You are going places. Being persistent will pay off even more once you're done with law school.

- SOONERnHouston
  • Felicidades!
  • Saturday, March 04 2006 at 07:46 PM

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

- migharvey
  • Indy
  • Monday, March 06 2006 at 01:52 AM

I got a chance to visit last week, the school is very modern and high-tech. I liked the small city environment as well. I received a scholarship (3K) on Saturday. That put them over the top and I will be attending this fall.

- fall2006
  • I love
  • Tuesday, March 07 2006 at 07:51 AM

Indy, I went to visit there in the fall. I talked to Patricia Kinney for a long time. They said I should hear a decision in mid-march.....I am going to definitely take your advice about telling them I would go there...also I'm from that area so if you have any questions about the Indianapolis area let me know..

- ncmcatee
  • St. Thomas
  • Wednesday, March 08 2006 at 09:55 AM

Please withdraw from the waitlist since you're going to [email protected]@!#[email protected]

- Petra
  • I'm thinking about St. Thomas
  • Wednesday, March 08 2006 at 06:09 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.

- latinlord
  • small scholarships
  • Thursday, March 09 2006 at 10:19 AM

add up. ;-) dude, you are going to luv iu-indy.

- higherlearning
  • wow,
  • Saturday, March 11 2006 at 04:35 AM

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?

- higherlearning
  • not sure
  • Saturday, March 11 2006 at 04:50 AM

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.

- latinlord
  • Nova?
  • Saturday, March 11 2006 at 07:15 AM

Congrats!How did you hear about Nova? Did you get the letter in the mail? I haven't gotten any news from them Congrats. Nova is an excellent school

- Mike375
  • Message # 1,000,000
  • Saturday, March 11 2006 at 04:28 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.

- mike375
  • Thanks and Congrats to you.
  • Sunday, March 12 2006 at 03:29 AM

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.

- dante
  • 'congrats
  • Sunday, March 12 2006 at 04:35 PM

on law school!!

- Blessed40
  • Charlotte rejection today
  • Monday, March 13 2006 at 03:20 AM

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

- latinlord
  • Charlotte
  • Monday, March 13 2006 at 03:22 AM

I feel you on that one. I got it yesterday. Too risky and expensive. However, congrats on Nova.

- Proudmother
  • Thanks
  • Monday, March 13 2006 at 05:09 AM

for taking the time to post some encouraging words. I took your advice and applyed to Cooley. The schools I've applied are in places that my wife and I wouldn't mind living but I just want to experience the feeling of being accepted somewhere after putting so much time and energy into this. I want to tell you that I've followed your journey since registering with LSN and without even knowing you I can say that I'm proud of you. Good luck to you at Indy. Continue to make us all proud!

- mwgoff
  • re:ui-indy
  • Monday, March 13 2006 at 05:39 AM

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.

- higherlearning
  • Indianapolis
  • Monday, March 13 2006 at 06:05 AM

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.

- mkubal
  • Temple
  • Monday, March 13 2006 at 04:14 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.

- templeowls555
  • Are you sure about PT?
  • Tuesday, March 14 2006 at 01:57 AM

Are you sure about going to IU part time? Do you realize you can't get much financial aid from the government if you're only a part time student? Are you going to look for a job? I would recommend considering at least one of your acceptances to a full time program. It sounds like full time is what you want to do.

- Jillia
  • INDY PT
  • Tuesday, March 14 2006 at 04:34 AM

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. !!

- latinlord
  • Sr. Paralegal
  • Tuesday, March 14 2006 at 09:45 AM

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.

- elpapo
  • Touro rejection
  • Wednesday, March 15 2006 at 05:17 AM

Well it was a free application anyway. :)

- latinlord
  • Love & Luck bags!
  • Wednesday, March 15 2006 at 08:31 AM

Chris I am so proud of you. You are truly one of a kind and I know you will do well in whatever it is you set your mind to. You have that special light about you; like no matter what obstacle gets in your way, you know it'll all be okay in the end. I guess that's why I love ya so much. So glad we stayed close through all these years. Love you!!!!!

- Tara
  • Indiana Cleo
  • Wednesday, March 15 2006 at 02:52 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.

- ang2383
  • Not for nothing...
  • Wednesday, March 15 2006 at 04:14 PM

If you did all the LSAT prep you say you did then I'm going to go out on a limb and say that re-taking the LSAT wouldn't help. I'd bet dollars to donuts that the issue isn't intellect (read some of LL's posts) but rather anxiety. Perhaps the drive that motivates you also undermines you. I'm guessing that had you saved the money on the tutor and gone to a shrink for some anxiety meds, you'd be just fine. Anyway, best of luck at Indy if you choose to go. And keep everyone informed on your 1L progress.

- JW
  • lol
  • Wednesday, March 15 2006 at 04:22 PM

Yea I probibly could have used some of those pills too haha. :) Anything to make me happier. Thanks again.

- latinlord
  • cleo
  • Thursday, March 16 2006 at 02:51 PM

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

- ang2383
  • University of Detroit mercy
  • Friday, March 17 2006 at 01:52 AM

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!

- latinlord
  • Congrats
  • Friday, March 17 2006 at 02:00 AM

latinlord congrats on all the acceptances especially indy. I know u will be a great lawyer in three years and will be going to a great school. Good luck at Penn State I am sure you would be an asset to their campus.

- corbabe
  • Thanks Corbe
  • Friday, March 17 2006 at 03:51 AM

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

- latinlord
  • wow!
  • Friday, March 17 2006 at 05:25 AM

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.

- higherlearning
  • thanks
  • Friday, March 17 2006 at 12:10 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.

- sunpixie33
  • congrats
  • Sunday, March 19 2006 at 11:35 AM

Wow. Congrats to you. You are an inspiration to me. I scored really low on my LSAT back in October and I told myself to take a two year break. Now I will give it another shot to follow up on my dream.

- jacquet
  • Congrats
  • Monday, March 20 2006 at 02:04 PM

on the acceptance to UDM!!

- Blessed40
  • You're still..
  • Wednesday, March 22 2006 at 01:45 PM

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

- BrooklynPeach
  • Indy
  • Wednesday, March 22 2006 at 05:09 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

- gfm123
  • Congratulations!
  • Friday, March 24 2006 at 02:42 AM

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

- bubbles246
  • INDY CLEO info
  • Friday, March 24 2006 at 04:32 AM

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!

- latinlord
  • Wow
  • Saturday, March 25 2006 at 01:11 AM

Hey Latinlord, Boy have you been through the ringer. I can only imagine the nastiness you must have gotten from many of the idiots who peruse and abuse on this site. You are fighting against the odds, and are truly an inspiration to all of us low LSAT-ers. I have always been one to root for the underdog (probably a telling insight as to my own reasons for wanted to be a lawyer), and I sure as hell am rooting for you. Congratulations on Indiana (with scholarship $$, no less!)- that is a fine school. Best wishes to you. You no doubt have a promising law career ahead of you.

- nostromo
  • Good luck in the future!
  • Sunday, March 26 2006 at 12:11 AM

I just wanted to say congrats on your acceptances and work hard in law school. Stay focused on whatever you want to do.

- Htowner
  • Indy
  • Sunday, March 26 2006 at 10:17 AM

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 :)

- lindzb
  • IU-Indy
  • Monday, March 27 2006 at 05:52 AM

Latin Lord, Thanks for the post on my account. Did you visit Indy this past Friday? I learned this past Friday that I have been accepted, so I guess we will probably be classmates. Eric

- ebrauer6
  • Penn State
  • Wednesday, March 29 2006 at 08:25 AM

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. :)

- latinlord
  • hey!
  • Wednesday, March 29 2006 at 03:09 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!

- higherlearning
  • Congrats and greetings from afar
  • Thursday, March 30 2006 at 02:57 AM

FELICITACIONES!!! (Just adding mine to the list) I sse that you were accepted to many schools (I knoew that would happen). I knew that you were bound to go somewhere. I see that you're going to U of Indiana Law. I am sooo happy for you! Don't worry about anything, the hard part is over (You know that now). Myself, I'm ending my first term as a 1L (getting used to saying such). I've been too busy to even look @ my e-mail. I'm actually in the midst of finals prep. So, if you don't hear from me immediately, you'll know why. I have several pieces of advice... 1) Get acclimated (You've probably done that already) 2) Get everything together ASAP 3) Get your books ASAP 4) Enjoy the amount of time you have between now and the when you are in law school. You deserve it, and you'll be hoping for such break time once school comes. I am so happy for you. Now we could talk about defeasible estates, comparative negligence, and UCC section 2-207 (Actually, after Contracts I, you will hate that particular section) I'm going back to work, you have my e-mail if you need advice or anything at all. Once again, welcome to the profession, you'll never be the same. Hasta luego y buena suerte...

- logged user
  • Hey,
  • Thursday, March 30 2006 at 03:04 AM

congrats on making a decision....I'm still waiting to hear from them, I wrote to them and told them that if I am accepted i will attend, they said I would have a decision by mid to late march, so it should be any day now, hopefully we'll be classmates!!

- ncmcatee
  • Congrats on Indy!!!
  • Thursday, March 30 2006 at 07:01 AM

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!

- rainking78
  • Indy
  • Thursday, March 30 2006 at 09:11 AM

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

- bluntmark
  • IU Indy
  • Thursday, March 30 2006 at 02:34 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.

- IUindyHOPEFUL
  • OUTSTANDING
  • Thursday, March 30 2006 at 04:01 PM

good luck at IUI!

- Matonte
  • Hey!
  • Friday, March 31 2006 at 08:21 AM

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!

- weenie
  • FAMU!!!!
  • Friday, March 31 2006 at 11:27 AM

Hey, Congrats on FAMU. You have no idea how excited I am about this. We have similar numbers and applied to FAMU at the same time. Was it a big envelope or small?? I know I should not even be asking these stupid question, but still I can't help it. Oh by the way, I visited St. Thomas today to talk about the Waitlist situation. They said sometime around end of April they will look it over. I really loved the Campus, it is so beautiful and awesome. The facilities are great inside and you wouldn't even know from looking outside that they have such great technology and services. It is truly a Miami feel good school. I love it so much, oh well, email me and keep in touch. Congrats again on FAMU, hope i get one too.

- Mike375
  • Latinlord..
  • Friday, March 31 2006 at 01:08 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.

- allyoucandoistry
  • Congrats
  • Friday, March 31 2006 at 08:07 PM

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

- joma
  • IU-Indy
  • Saturday, April 01 2006 at 06:42 AM

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!

- jwsjd
  • Indy
  • Monday, April 03 2006 at 09:36 AM

Hi LL! I plan to go to USD since I have family near, but Indy looks like a great school. New facilities, jumped in rankings, and even top rankings in some specialities like health law....have fun there!

- warriorii
  • FAMU
  • Tuesday, April 04 2006 at 12:40 PM

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

- lawbelle26
  • Deposit Amount for Indy?
  • Saturday, April 08 2006 at 08:24 AM

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!

- yummyoma
  • UDM
  • Wednesday, April 19 2006 at 08:23 AM

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!

- ang2383
  • UDM
  • Wednesday, April 19 2006 at 03:08 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!

- ang2383
  • American Justice School of Law
  • Friday, April 21 2006 at 04:03 PM

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

- polo
  • hey man,
  • Monday, April 24 2006 at 03:27 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!!! :)

- higherlearning
  • Duq??
  • Wednesday, April 26 2006 at 05:13 PM

hey latinlord, just saw your post on ghh1982's profile- was just wondering if you would consider duq if you got accepted instead of going to indy?

- NYLaw
  • Duq rejection
  • Thursday, April 27 2006 at 02:10 AM

Thanks, yeah. It kinda stings a little, not gonna lie. Honestly, I'm the kinda person who doesn't test well...especially when forced to decide things like which truck will arrive before certain other trucks on given days of the week...and picking out assumptions, flaws and inferences which are meticulously concoted with the purpose to mislead the test taker. Anyways, being a lawyer has never been my life's dream--like most people, I'm not a fan of lawyers. But I thought I would throw my hat in cause I am driven, a hard worker, and aside from the LSAT score--not stupid. I must say that the whole system of applying to law school has really made me lose faith in the system of meritocracy...and that even though you may prove yourself through working hard, it doesn't really matter. In any event, when I am elected Senator one day, I'll be sure NOT to thank my alma mater's law school. Just kiddin'. About retaking the LSATs...I could, but I know my boundaries. I took them again in Feb after getting a 149 in October. I was led to believe that it might look better if I tried it again. I talked to Campion about it...and I actually thought that since some of us had been waiting this long, it might mean we just might have gotten in. Oh well. I'm going to grad school now, at Duq. I'm, already a year out of graduation, and I gotta get things going here. I wish you the best of luck. Despite my bitterness now, haha, I really love Duq as a whole, and the city of Pittsburgh. I hope you get in there, and if ya do, let me know cause I'll be next door at the Liberal Arts School! I feel like I've made a few friends on here, which is pretty cool! Take Care.

- GHH1982
  • Thank you!!!!
  • Friday, April 28 2006 at 05:00 PM

You make me hopeful, thank you!

- notnowpleez
  • NCCU
  • Tuesday, May 02 2006 at 06:05 AM

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

- Proudmother
  • Duq
  • Saturday, May 06 2006 at 05:41 AM

I just wanted to let you know that I just received a $10K /year (no strings) scholly from Duq and with my abysmal #'s it appears the scholarship is a Diversity Scholarship so if you get in, i'm sure you'll be getting the same one- just a heads up to another URM if Duq was still on your plate though it seems you're pretty set on Indy and got some good $ with them as well. Good luck wherever you end up!

- NYLaw
  • thank you and congrats!
  • Sunday, May 07 2006 at 08:49 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.

- blessedassurance
  • Wow
  • Friday, May 12 2006 at 01:20 PM

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

- Rendus
  • greeting
  • Thursday, May 18 2006 at 08:01 AM

Dear Latinlord: I've been a total troller on LSN for about 4 months (currently waiting on school decision myself0 and I, too, wanted to wish you the best of luck. Your not a test score (as I try to convince myself of) and I think you give hope out there to those who are otherwise intelligent and capable. Indy I'm sure will be a good fit for you Sf

- logged user
  • Travel
  • Thursday, June 01 2006 at 04:34 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!

- mwats80814
  • Re: Congrats on John Marshall
  • Sunday, June 04 2006 at 02:30 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.

- mwats80814
  • Don't listen to the above poster...
  • Tuesday, June 13 2006 at 09:45 AM

True, your score leaves a bit to be desired (as you are prob. all too aware), but you have determination and you have drive. I assume that will get you much further in this profession than what you scored on some test. I am glad that you were accepted at a school that you are excited to attend. Good Luck!

- Shellbell
  • Great Profile!
  • Tuesday, August 22 2006 at 03:15 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!

- LegalLatin78
  • Thanks for the advice.
  • Friday, August 25 2006 at 06:22 AM

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!

- LegalLatin78
  • Hey
  • Thursday, December 14 2006 at 12:17 AM

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!

- ttran024
  • Profile of Hope!!
  • Thursday, December 21 2006 at 08:11 AM

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 :(

- wicked
  • Profile of Hope!!
  • Thursday, December 21 2006 at 08:12 AM

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 :(

- wicked
  • IU Indy
  • Tuesday, January 02 2007 at 02:47 PM

IU Indy is most def. my # 1 school....any suggestions?

- tawhalin
  • Hey Bro
  • Friday, January 05 2007 at 07:03 AM

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.

- LegalLatin78
  • IU - Indy
  • Monday, January 08 2007 at 07:29 AM

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.

- LegalLatin78
  • Drexel!
  • Friday, January 26 2007 at 07:28 AM

They granted my wish! Got accepted and got some $$ too. Damn good year!

- LegalLatin78
  • Congrats on IU indy
  • Monday, January 29 2007 at 05:53 AM

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!

- lionheart
  • Thanks
  • Tuesday, August 07 2007 at 09:29 AM

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

- bondgirl
  • Thanks
  • Monday, November 19 2007 at 03:04 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?

- indylaw
  • FAMU
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 05:03 AM

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>

- Dream2Shine
  • FAMU
  • Monday, December 10 2007 at 05:13 AM

<a href="http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071209/NEWS01/712080354" title="http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071209/NEWS01/712080354" class="data">http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071209/NEWS01/712080354</a>

- Dream2Shine
  • Thanks for stopping by!
  • Friday, December 14 2007 at 05:59 AM

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!

- Alisha724
  • Good Looking Out!
  • Saturday, December 15 2007 at 09:00 AM

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....

- dominrrican
  • Strategy
  • Wednesday, December 19 2007 at 06:38 AM

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.

- beattyot
  • I extremely need your help.
  • Saturday, December 22 2007 at 09:32 AM

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.

- haitian
  • I mean MAIL instead of EMAIL
  • Saturday, December 22 2007 at 09:34 AM

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

- haitian
  • Thanks for the advice...
  • Monday, December 31 2007 at 07:42 AM

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.

- haitian
  • update!
  • Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 05:17 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!

- dominrrican
  • Congrats
  • Sunday, January 13 2008 at 08:39 AM

Congratulations in your acceptance to IU....What do you think about UM and NYLS? I was accepted and now I am trying to make wise decisions. Hope to hear from you. Best

- latino08
  • Thank you
  • Thursday, January 17 2008 at 08:30 AM

Thank you so much for your feedback. I have to hear from other schools and I will make my decision by the end of February. I also applied to Indiana University Bloomington and Indianapolis! Best

- latino08
  • you were an inspiration
  • Monday, January 21 2008 at 09:37 PM

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

- crimlawhispanic
  • Just stopping by and say hi~!!
  • Thursday, January 24 2008 at 08:10 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,

- chunjae76
  • Congrats
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 01:26 AM

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!

- iwill
  • indianapolis
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 01:36 AM

so, when will you begin the program?

- iwill
  • cleo
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 05:50 PM

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

- iwill
  • confused
  • Friday, January 25 2008 at 05:54 PM

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

- iwill
  • IU-Indy
  • Thursday, January 31 2008 at 04:58 AM

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!

- inpacers
  • hi latinlord
  • Friday, February 01 2008 at 11:29 AM

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?

- lionheart
  • oh yea i forgot ...
  • Friday, February 01 2008 at 11:41 AM

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.

- lionheart
  • IU-Indy
  • Friday, February 01 2008 at 02:44 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?

- inpacers
  • Hey Latin
  • Thursday, February 07 2008 at 08:04 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

- haitian
  • thanks
  • Friday, February 08 2008 at 05:46 AM

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.

- lionheart
  • Hi my friend.
  • Monday, February 11 2008 at 08:44 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?

- CrimLawHispanic
  • indy
  • Thursday, February 28 2008 at 04:53 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

- iwill
  • Thanks
  • Sunday, March 02 2008 at 08:36 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???

- dominrrican
  • Indy
  • Wednesday, March 26 2008 at 08:04 AM

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.

- beccalee
  • YEEEEEES IM IN!
  • Thursday, March 27 2008 at 12:10 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!

- dominrrican
  • ques
  • Thursday, April 03 2008 at 05:39 AM

Hey.. im a fellow latina.. applying for 2009.. studying my but off for the june lsat.. any advice? How much did the lsac lower your original gpa? im worried about this.. Im at a 5.7 (hoping they dont lower it too much).. Congrats on all the acceptances.. Whats the top choice? any advice will be appreciated.. suerte~

- riquelmi
  • entonces..
  • Thursday, April 03 2008 at 06:43 PM

wow.. a 2L already.. the fam must be proud! how was that 1st year? Ok. so im taking a diagnostic this sunday simulated under real test conditions.. will let you know if i beat the 150 monster.. Um, Im considering applying to George Washintong for their early desicion program.. know anything about it? paz

- riquelmi
  • update
  • Wednesday, April 09 2008 at 04:00 PM

Allright now.. let me give you the 411.. this week took a preptest and scored a 151... the road to the 160's is a slow and rough one.. but im not losing hope.. hey its a point but its improvement.. Im thinking of leaving my job a month to a month and a half before the june test so that i could study 6/8 hours a day.. que crees? do you think itll make a big difference if I do it intensely for a month versus a month an a half? r

- riquelmi
  • ok
  • Saturday, April 19 2008 at 12:46 AM

thanks ! thanks

- iwill
  • indylaw
  • Sunday, June 15 2008 at 11:37 AM

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!! :)

- lionheart

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