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!