mzaccardo (2020-2021)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
University of Dayton graph Waitlisted 02/12/08 02/14/08 02/14/08 -- 12 years
Charlotte School of Law graph Accepted A $12,000 02/13/08 02/21/08 02/29/08 03/13/08 12 years
Western New England College School of Law graph Rejected 02/12/08 02/13/08 02/29/08 05/19/08 12 years
University of Florida graph Intend to Apply W 01/14/08 01/17/08 02/13/08 02/13/08 12 years
California Western School of Law graph Intend to Apply W 01/02/08 01/03/08 01/03/08 02/08/08 12 years
Appalachian School of Law graph Intend to Apply W 10/21/07 10/23/07 10/23/07 02/01/08 12 years
Southern University graph Rejected 12/14/07 12/19/07 01/06/08 04/25/08 12 years
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graph Rejected 01/09/08 01/14/08 02/13/08 04/14/08 12 years
Touro College PT graph Rejected 01/27/08 01/30/08 02/11/08 04/14/08 12 years
Roger Williams University graph Accepted 02/12/08 02/13/08 03/14/08 04/10/08 12 years
Phoenix School of Law graph Accepted 01/31/08 01/31/08 01/31/08 04/08/08 12 years
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta graph Rejected 01/15/08 01/16/08 -- 04/11/08 12 years
Capital University graph Rejected 02/04/08 03/07/08 03/13/08 04/11/08 12 years
Wayne State University PT graph Rejected 01/27/08 01/29/08 02/12/08 04/07/08 12 years
Thomas Jefferson School of Law graph Rejected 01/09/08 02/01/08 02/21/08 03/24/08 12 years
Case Western Reserve University graph Rejected 01/30/08 02/01/08 02/16/08 03/24/08 12 years
Western State University graph Rejected 01/15/08 01/18/08 02/27/08 03/17/08 12 years
Widener University graph Rejected 01/15/08 01/25/08 02/07/08 03/13/08 12 years
Drexel University graph Rejected 02/19/08 02/21/08 03/07/08 03/13/08 12 years
University of California Hastings graph Rejected D 10/21/07 10/30/07 11/05/07 03/10/08 12 years
Oklahoma City University graph Rejected 02/04/08 02/07/08 02/14/08 03/10/08 12 years
Michigan State College of Law graph Rejected 01/05/08 01/07/08 01/20/08 03/07/08 12 years
Ave Maria University School of Law graph Rejected 10/21/07 10/23/07 11/20/07 03/10/08 12 years
University of Tulsa graph Rejected D 01/27/08 01/29/08 02/03/08 02/19/08 12 years
Whittier Law School graph Rejected 01/02/08 01/07/08 01/18/08 02/23/08 12 years
Mississippi College graph Rejected 01/27/08 01/29/08 02/13/08 02/23/08 12 years
Florida International University graph Rejected 01/02/08 01/07/08 01/16/08 02/13/08 12 years
St. Thomas University - Florida graph Rejected 11/05/07 11/08/07 12/20/07 02/02/08 12 years
Ohio Northern University graph Rejected 10/08/07 10/09/07 10/28/07 02/08/08 12 years
South Texas College of Law graph Rejected 10/10/07 10/05/07 10/10/07 11/28/07 12 years
Texas Southern University graph Waitlisted 12/14/07 12/20/07 01/04/08 -- 12 years
University of Detroit Mercy graph Rejected 10/21/07 10/23/07 10/30/07 01/31/08 12 years
University of La Verne College of Law graph Rejected 10/21/07 10/26/07 11/11/07 02/01/08 12 years
Loyola Law School graph Rejected 10/23/07 10/26/07 01/04/08 02/05/08 12 years
North Carolina Central University graph Rejected 11/29/07 12/05/08 12/10/07 02/04/08 12 years
Jones School of Law graph Rejected 10/30/07 11/01/07 01/10/08 01/24/08 12 years
Barry University School of Law graph Rejected 01/05/08 12/20/08 01/24/08 02/02/08 12 years
Florida Coastal School of Law graph Rejected 10/23/07 10/26/07 10/29/07 01/16/08 12 years
University of California Los Angeles graph Rejected 10/21/07 10/29/07 11/05/07 01/29/08 12 years
Nova Southeastern University graph Rejected 11/25/07 11/28/08 12/12/07 01/25/08 12 years
University of Akron graph Rejected 01/02/08 01/04/08 01/10/08 01/20/08 12 years

Applicant Information

152
3.23
3.51
UCF (Public)
Legal Studies
N/A

Demographic Information

Orlando
Florida
White
Male
N/A

Extra Curricular Information

Volunteer at Legal Aid (3 years)
Upward Academic Trend
Divorced Single Parent
Non-Traditional Law Student (38 yrs old)
Opened and ran a large retail store for 10 years
As undergrad, worked full time
Presidents List/Deans List

The Big Issue...
Extensive criminal history (1985-2000)
Civil Rights restored in 2007
The topic of my personal statement

ADDITIONAL INFO & UPDATES

This is my second cycle of applications and welcome all comments and suggestions.
If not accepted anywhere this cycle, I will resort to moving to California to attend a CALS accredited school and practicing there. I really don't want to limit my ability to practice to just California.

3-13-08
YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES,
I AM GOING TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-10-08
Yea, Choices

05-08-08
I just received a hearing date (June 5) to go back in front of Gov. Crist & Clemency Board for a FULL Pardon.

Visitor Comments

  • Congrats
  • Tuesday, January 22 2008 at 02:03 PM

Congrats on the LSAT. I'm sure you'll get into some good places.

- calexweaver
  • Quick Note
  • Friday, February 15 2008 at 03:44 PM

You should consider applying to Howard University. LSAT range is 148-154 gpa 2.8-3.4 and it is in Washington D.C.

- nmcfly05
  • Thanks for Suggestions
  • Saturday, February 16 2008 at 07:32 PM

I definitely appreciate your comments/suggestion and will look at Howard. Despite applying to schools within my range, I am burdened with an extensive criminal history (civil rights restored by Gov. Crist in 2007). Thanks again for your suggestion.

- mzaccardo
  • Best of Luck
  • Tuesday, February 19 2008 at 04:54 AM

I keep checking on you man and hope things work out. Alex

- fromtheburg
  • schools
  • Wednesday, February 27 2008 at 06:54 AM

noticed you applied to some michigan schools. if you're content with them, you should apply to toledo part time. the app is free on their website.

- chammon2
  • Never Give Up
  • Saturday, March 01 2008 at 07:04 AM

We're very similar in background. I'll be keeping an eye on your cycle. Send me an e-mail and I'll share more with you.

- trojanpony
  • CONGRATS
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 05:38 AM

Congrats on your acceptance, this was my 2nd time going through the cycle and its going so much better than the first! I just withdrew from Touro, so hopefully that will help you out!

- blondie918
  • so happy for you!
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 11:41 AM

NEVER GIVE UP! I'm on my 2nd round too and WAITING for a decision is tough.

- charclay
  • Charlotte
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 02:22 PM

Hey congrats on CSL!! Nice $$ too. I live in Charlotte and have been hearing some good things regarding the school. I'm actually headed there for an open house Saturday. You planning on attending or holding out for another school? Again, real glad to see this worked out for you.

- cjcleave
  • Did I tell you, I'm going to law school.
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 07:24 PM

I'm not sure yet, there were two other schools that did phone interviews and implied my chances for acceptance were good. I have until May 1st to send in the seat deposit so I will just start getting ready to move and play it by ear.

- mzaccardo
  • congrats
  • Friday, March 14 2008 at 11:59 PM

good work...and good luck in law school!

- rolando
  • Congrats Mike
  • Saturday, March 15 2008 at 10:00 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

- fromtheburg
  • CONGRATS!!!
  • Saturday, March 15 2008 at 05:57 PM

Way to go bro! All your hard work paid off! I'm very happy for you.

- trojanpony
  • FIU
  • Sunday, March 30 2008 at 01:20 PM

Dude! Ya got in. The is fantastic!!! Good for you.

- guyfawkes777
  • Good for You
  • Monday, April 14 2008 at 07:04 PM

You success at both getting your civil rights restored and admission to law school is a lesson for all of us! I hope you go to PLS in Arizona 'cause you would add so much!

- swqasue
  • Congrat on 3!!
  • Wednesday, April 16 2008 at 04:42 PM

I didn't know you got into more schools congrats. It is a relief to know where I'm going next year, now I just need to find a place to live.

- fromtheburg
  • choices
  • Wednesday, April 23 2008 at 04:11 PM

glad to see your having some choices. You still planning on CSL? -chris

- NAME REQUIRED
  • INSPIRED
  • Sunday, April 27 2008 at 02:08 PM

Thanks for posting your info. Your story inspires. Best of luck to you!

- crissylawyer2be
  • your law apps
  • Sunday, May 11 2008 at 07:07 AM

I have some "criminal history" I am thinking about going before the pardon board. Would you mind emailing me your personal statement?

- William Borskey
  • St. Thomas
  • Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 11:15 AM

Hey I was wondering, how did St. Thomas notify you of a decision?

- butterfly84
  • St. Thomas
  • Wednesday, June 04 2008 at 10:33 AM

Yeah that was one of the places I applied to. I will know in July they said.

- butterfly84
  • Have fun at Charolette
  • Tuesday, June 24 2008 at 08:48 PM

Feels good to know where you\'re going doesn\'t it? Stay in touch. Alex

- fromtheburg
  • CSL
  • Saturday, July 12 2008 at 10:13 AM

Congrats! I am a rising 3L there and I love it. I am also a non-traditional student. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Joan

- wranglerjoan
  • CSL
  • Saturday, July 12 2008 at 10:13 AM

Congrats! I am a rising 3L there and I love it. I am also a non-traditional student. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Joan

- wranglerjoan
  • Damn
  • Wednesday, January 14 2009 at 09:55 PM

How the hell did you get rejected from all of these schools? Your numbers aren't bad.

- tomharrison
  • Very proud of you
  • Sunday, July 12 2009 at 06:46 AM

I was trolling some schools to find stuff out about them, and noticed on two or three of them you were a statistical anomaly, so I got curious, followed the link, and eventually found your mention of criminal history. All I have to say is, as long as you stick with this stuff and "turn around," you'll be a MUCH more effective, capable advocate, than would be most typical snotty upper-middle-class children of yuppies who haven't seen any other side of life. Proud of you for taking lemons to make lemonade! :)

- tortNretort

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