ForTheDefense (2022-2023)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred
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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Brooklyn Law School Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 6 years
University of The District of Columbia Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
University of Baltimore Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Catholic University of America Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: -
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.48
  • Degree GPA: 2.74
  • School Type: Small State School
  • Major: Counseling Psychology

Demographic Information

  • City: Fredericksburg
  • State: Virginia
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 10+ Years

Extra Curricular Information

1. Counseled chemically addicted patients (1988-1990) Castle Hospital Volunteer Program
2. Coached various softball leagues military and civilian (1986-1998)
3. Participate in POWERCAMP for Fredericksburg Christian School with son (Golf)
4. Active in community YMCA and River of LIfe Church

Additional info & updates

1. United States Coast Guard Veteran 1979-1986; honorably discharged E-6 (First Class Radioman)
2. United States Coast Guard Reservist (1986-1992) honorably discharged E-6 (First ClassRadioman)
3. United States Coast Guard Meritorious Service Award (1982) Hurricane Iwa
4. United States Coast Guard Career Counselor (1983-1985)
5. Attended Leeward Community College 1983-85
6. Attended Hawaii Pacific University (1986-1988) (Deans List)
7. Attended University of Hawaii Manoa (1987-1991) (GO BOWS)
8. Attended Northern Virginia Community College (1992-1993)
9. Attended and graduated from University of Mary Washington (1993-1994) Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Counseling Psychology
10. Each undergraduate credit hour earned while working 50-60 hours per week
11. Sales Representative of the Year 1995 (Shelly Organization, Honolulu)
12. Sales Representative of the Year 1997 (Cutter Organization, Waipahu)
13. Front Line Manager Capital One Financial (1998-2004)
14. Assistant Branch Manager Chevy Chase Bank (2004-2005) Bank bought out by Cap One
15. Senior Sales Manager Lindsay Organization (2007-2009)
16. Now focusing on law school admission to become a defense lawyer for the underpriviledged and legal aid client. Area of practice criminal and family law. Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead!

12/06 - Registered for LSAC

02/07 - LOR's received

5/1/09 - Registered for LSAC Forum June 27th 10Am - 5PM Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC

5/10 - First choice UDC, followed by Catholic University, Univ of Baltimore, Appalachian State, Jones College of Law, Florida International. Alot also depends on LSAT score.

5/11/09 - Transcript request forms sent to LCC, UHM, HPU, NVCC, and UWM

5/11/09 - Now in deep study for September LSAT

5/12/09 - Added Regents University, Texas Southern, Thomas Cooley, John Marshall (CHI TOWN), Charleston, OKC, Southern, and St Thomas as attended applications to list.

5/16/09 Received packet fm UDC "10 Reasons to go to UDC" and "Learning law in the Spirit of Public Interest"

5/17/09 Registered for Law Forum at Wardman Marriott in NW DC Saturday 6/27/09

5/26 Finally, transcripts starting to hit at LSAC!!

6/11/09 Received packet fm Appalachian School of Law; this is now become a target school for me.

6/19/09 All transcripts in LSAC. Just what I figured; 21 credits from Manoa TANKED me (surf was up 20 years ago). Because of this 2.48 UGPA?! I need to go DEEP on the LSAT in September; 160 gets me into some of my wish schools; 155 gives me a shot; 150 I am going to have to go to the bottom tiers; and complete TANKAGE on LSAT leaves me a blindfold hook shot from half court. I think I can score high on the LSAT. If its meant to be its meant to be!

11/13/09 Last second enrollment for Dec LSAT. Paid the $66 late fee. Its on Dec 5th. Let the chips fall where they may!

10/16/10 Can you believe I never took the test? Had to bail out last second and regroup. Ok, one year later I am back. I plan on taking the LSAT in February and going full steam ahead.

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Cooley Housing
Friday, May 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hi, My plan is live near campus. Housing is a plenty in Lansing and prices are fraction of what people pay in the Washington, D.C. region. For example, you can get a nice, and I do mean nice 3br for less than $900.

Sunday, May 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

THats really good to know. So having 3 roomates pays 300 for a mansion :-) If I get into UDC I live in the area so that would be ok....they are unpredictable in their acceptance range. PLUS they take their time in getting back with you for a decision....

Housing is a need
Friday, May 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Anytime, At the beginning of my application journey, I did not pay much attention to housing costs, but now I am calculating this need along with other incidentals into my financial aid package which is accelerating the cost of attending Cooley or any other Law program.

Tuesday, March 31 2009 at 08:00 PM

Are you planing on flunking the LSAT? Why are you aiming so low? Study hard for the LSAT and cancel all those apps. Apply to the top 100.

Back in action,,,,
Sunday, May 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

Yogi Berra once said "it aint over till its over" well, I am back. 53 years old and have registered for the LSAT. I came so close in 12/10 on taking the test. Will keep board updated!

Sunday, May 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

54 years of age and plan on taking the Sept 2016 LSAT still want to attend UDC