Golden (2021-2022)

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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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
University of Georgia F Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Southern California F Pending W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Alabama F Accepted W Type: RA $75,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Cornell University F Accepted A Type: RA $63,300 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Florida State University Accepted W Type: RA $17,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Boston University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Washington and Lee University F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Florida Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Baylor University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Michigan State College of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $100,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Indiana University Bloomington F Accepted W Type: RA $45,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Cardozo-Yeshiva University F Accepted W Type: RA $84,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 157
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.4
  • Degree GPA: 3.7
  • School Type: Large Public
  • Major: Journalism

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: -
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

-- AmeriCorps volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

-- Graduate of one of the top J-Schools in the country with concentrations in Pre-Law and Sociology (with a significant upward gpa trend).

-- Undergraduate research assistant with published work.

-- Reporter for campus newspaper and various television news outlets.

-- Founded the first nationally recognized multicultural Greek-letter organization (Secretary & Philanthropy).

-- Executive board of several campus organizations.

-- Very active in community service and mentoring/tutoring programs.

-- Worked throughout college.

-- First-generation college graduate/law student.

Additional info & updates

11/11--The majority of my applications are now in but I'm intending on applying to a few more schools in the very near future...I just wish apps weren't so pricey seeing as volunteering does not leave me with a lot of extra funding. Love the fee waivers, even the ones that are a hidden surprise...

11/15--Time to start researching scholarship opportunities! Anyone have any suggestions?

11/21-- In at FSU (via snail mail) and MSU (via email) so far!

11/25-- I received a full-tuition Trustee Scholarship from MSU!!! I got a very nice phone call from the law school this afternoon and then received the official paperwork in the mail this evening. I'm still in a state of shock and so did not see this coming!

12/05-- I'm officially not a huge fan of playing the waiting game now...and it's only the beginning of December! Good thing the majority of my schools don't have a status checker or I would be a basket case!

12/08-- I'm now kind of wishing I put in apps at a few other schools...Ugh, I hate the what ifs/what could've been thoughts...

12/09-- In at UF--via snail mail!

1/13-- I was accepted into Boston University Law School!!! The 21st best law school in the nation. So exciting! They called me to personally to let me know, but sadly I was busy with work and only got to hear the voicemail...but I thought it was wonderful for them to take the time to call.

1/14-- When it rains, it pours! I was accepted at into Cardozo with a $28k reknewable scholarship (half-tuition) via a very nice phone call.

1/15-- More good news--In at Washington & Lee--via snail mail!

1/26-- Got a nice phone call from Alabama to inform me that I have been accepted into their law school and also given a full-tuition scholarship! Although it's in the heart of the south, their higher ranking and reputation has given me a lot to think about.

2/2-- Received a phone call from Florida State to let me know that I was awarded a $7k/5k/5k scholarship. This is great since FSU has one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation. I've visited the campus, toured the law school, attended classes and talked with students and professors, and I loved every minute of it!

2/3-- Words truly cannot explain the way I feel right now...I have been accepted into Cornell Law School!!!!!!! This amazing cycle has truly shown me the beauty and importance of reaching for the stars, no matter how far away they may seem :)

2/13-- Yay! Half-tuition scholarship at Washington & Lee!

2/18-- Participated in a W&L Law On-Line Chat--very informative. And finalized the plans for my Big Apple law school visit to Cardozo!

2/23-- In at Indiana with a $45k total scholarship! I have also finalized the plans for my Cornell visit during their Diversity Weekend and Admitted Students Day. So excited!!!

4/18-- It's been a while since I've updated, so to pick up where I left off...
1) I visited Cardozo during their Admitted Student Day. It was a nice school and I love NYC. And although tempting...I just don't think I would want to do my three years in the big city.
2) I was hosted by UA Law to visit the school. They went above and beyond to express how much they want me to attend. I even had a personal one-on-one meeting with the Dean of the law school and my scholarship was extended to more than full-tuition.
3) I attended Cornell's Diversity Weekend/Admitted Students Day and it was absolutely wonderful! I loved the campus, the students, the faculty. The only thing that worries me is the cost of attendance...
4) In at Baylor, WL at Georgia.
5) I visited FSU again to meet with the deans and inquire about further scholarship opportunities as I would like to continue my time in Florida, seeing I currently work in the state and have loved ones that live here. The dean said they would be more than happy and open to match other scholarship offers.
6) I received my financial award package from Cornell and was offered a $63,300 scholarship!!!!!!!! There truly are no words.

4/22-- I called USC to inquire about the status of my application and they said a decision had been made in March but was sent to the wrong address...Since they cannot disclose their decisions via email or phone, I will just have to wait patiently for its arrival. And then my cycle will be complete!

4/29-- I've officially withdrawn from schools--and I must admit--it's a little hard to say goodbye...

5/1-- I received an email from Cornell stating that they received my seat deposit and my place in their J.D. class has been reserved. Followed by an expression of thanks for picking CLS and looking forward to seeing me in the fall. It's official! I am now a part of the Cornell Law School Class of 2012 and I could not be happier!!!

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MSU
Wednesday, October 22 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey! Saw you got a fee waiver for MSU, can you let me know how you got it? Thanks:)

Fee Waivers
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

hey, looks like we're similar applicants (based on numbers). how did you get your fee waivers? any help would be appreciated, thx! good luck

Best wishes
Sunday, September 07 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey we're applying to some similar schools... best wishes to you!

Fee Waivers
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

I go my Northwestern fee waiver through email. I know the feeling though, applications plus the cost of the LSDAS reports are CRAZY, so I'm checking my email and mailbox DAILY for any fee waivers to make this process easier. I remember when I didn't apply my senior year, I got a lot of fee waivers starting in mid to late November. So hopefully they will start rolling in for us.

Good Luck
Sunday, July 06 2008 at 08:00 PM

FSU is probably my first choice because I want to do something with government and I would like to be in the capitol. I am ug at UF right now, and while we do have a great law school, I'm ready to be done with Gainesville, so that takes UF down a peg for me. Good luck to you!

Sunday, July 06 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the FSU acceptance, also! Hopefully mine will come soon.

FSU
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on your first acceptance this cycle! That's pretty exciting. I began sending out my apps this weekend. I guess the waiting game has begun for us.

FSU
Wednesday, August 13 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats...since you wrote that you were worried about funding for apps.. Have you thought about applying to Brooklyn Law? The app is free, its a great school- I just applied. Take a look, tell me what you think..

Thanks!!
Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

I'm really excited to see how the rest of the process plays out! Best of luck with your cycle :)

Congrats
Saturday, October 04 2008 at 08:00 PM

on FSU!!!

Deans Certi
Wednesday, August 13 2008 at 08:00 PM

no as far as Im concerned you need it to be submitted to the law school so that your application can be considered complete. I didnt know i needed one for cornell and they would not process the app without it. Good luck to you as well!

True....
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

...waiting is the hardest part. But good news is, you got your first acceptance early on in the cycle. That's a great way to start off.

Hmm...Let me Check...
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

I sent the Dean's Cert to my school a couple of weeks ago. Now that you mention it...let me call down there and confirm they got it and sent it off. I would hate that to be the hold up. I wish we could fast forward to April and know where we're going.

Wednesday, August 13 2008 at 08:00 PM

Exactly how I feel.. One little document in this incredible process and they wont even look at the app. When I sent in the cert letter to my undergrad I had to keep calling and harrising them to make sure they send it out. Let me know if you have any other questions.. i will do the same.

Dean Cert
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

Just got a response from the dean at my undergrad stating they mailed out the cert form a few days ago. I got a confirmation that my app was delivered today. So hopefully if they received the dean's cert before the app, they held onto it. Hmm...this is a lot to consider and keep checking up on.

Cert follow up
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

I just visited the school websites of all the schools I'm applying to. Cornell was the only one requiring the Cert. So none for BU that I came across.

Congrats
Monday, October 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the wishes! Congrats on your acceptance to FSU!! Great way to start your cycle.

FSU
Wednesday, October 22 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats!!! How did you hear? What do you mean by researching scholarship opps? PM or reply on here, I privated my profile :P

Thank You
Friday, November 14 2008 at 07:00 PM

I see that you have already been accepted to FSU, congrats on that. When did you apply? I hope the acceptances keep rolling in for you, good luck.

acceptances!
Wednesday, August 13 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats... on both. Which would you choose over the other? Im soo excited about just hearing from schools...

Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on FSU and MSU! It looks like your cycle isn't going too badly either :)

...waiting
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

...you know, it's only been a couple of weeks, and this waiting process is KILLING ME! LOL. I'm really wanting to fast forward to January or February.

You're right...
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

...I'm just being impatient. LOL. I'll sit back and let the waiting game continue. Hope to see big things for both of us.

YEEEEEEESSSS!!!
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

CONGRATS! That's so exciting. I'm really happy for you. See...big things. And it's still early in the cycle, so I'm sure it's the first of many.

Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

HOLY COW!!! What a HUGE scholarship offer! Congratulations :) That's truly amazing.

Funny thing is...
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

I am a status checker basket case. I told you I would be. I'm going to try to see how long I can go without checking it. I'll let you know when I crack.

good luck
Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

good luck on your cycle! our numbers are identical!!

Positive thoughts
Friday, November 14 2008 at 07:00 PM

I would appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks.I will send some your way as well.

Do it!!
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

It's not too late to apply. If you really want to, you should apply to a few other schools that you'd really consider. No regrets...GO FOR IT!

UGA
Saturday, June 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks!!

UF
Friday, October 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congratulations on UF...when did your status change to decision made/mailed?

Friday, October 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

Gotcha! Well congrats! Leaning towards any school?

Congrats
Saturday, October 04 2008 at 08:00 PM

On UF!!! I'm so excited for you!!

Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on UF! You're having a great cycle thus far :)

Friday, October 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

My dreams are Northwestern, UPenn and Cornell because they are top 14 schools and their degrees are more portable. Great GPA, GREAT softs, bad LSAT, URM, 2 yrs work experience....hopefully one of them will pull through. If one doesn't I will probably end up at UGA...I went to UF for undergrad and UGA is higher ranked. We shall see. Thoughts? What type of law do you want to practice?

Thank you!
Friday, October 26 2007 at 08:00 PM

Thank you for the congratulations and well wishes. I am honored that I can serve as an inspiration to some. This whole thing is a surreal experience, and I don't think it has sunk in yet. And congratulations on your acceptances as well! You have some fantastic options already and I'd put money on you hearing much more good news before the cycle is over. I hope all is well with you and yours and you have a wonderful holiday season.

Congrats!
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

on your acceptances!!!

Friday, October 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

Public Interest here also. I am currently a Teach For America corps member...definitely plan to continue to work with an underserved population.

Friday, October 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

How did you hear from FSU?

Congrats
Friday, November 14 2008 at 07:00 PM

on UF. I just got in myself this past weekend. I hope the acceptances continue.

thanks!
Wednesday, January 09 2008 at 07:00 PM

and congrats to you too! you're off to one great start!

Wednesday, November 19 2008 at 07:00 PM

When did you apply to UF and FSU? I'm just trying to get an idea of how long it takes to get a decision.

On BU...
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

CONGRATS!!! I got the call yesterday and thought that was so nice that they actually called. Exciting!

Thank you...
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

...so much. I'm still hoping and praying this isn't all just a dream. I'd love to go there (although I'd have to get use to their extreme cold). I'm going to wait to see what happens with a few more schools before I decide. Best wishes with the rest of your cycle. I'm rooting for you.

Whoops
Sunday, July 06 2008 at 08:00 PM

^ That was me =)

Congrats
Friday, November 14 2008 at 07:00 PM

on all your acceptances. Acceptances do seem to come in bunches. I hope it continues for you.

Cardozo
Tuesday, January 13 2009 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Cardozo!! When did your application go complete? I finished applying in late Dec...so the wait is killing me.

OMG, GO YOU!!!
Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

BU acceptance, Cardozo with scholarship, and W&L!!! That's freakin' fantastic! You are kicking some major butt here :)

Thanks
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

and CONGRATS on your latest acceptances and FULL tuition scholarship. Wooohoo!!That's great! I'm sure they'll keep coming.

wow
Sunday, January 11 2009 at 07:00 PM

You've had some incredible results!! What is it about you that is getting you so far??? Congrats and good luck

Congrats!
Saturday, October 04 2008 at 08:00 PM

Whoo hoo! A full-tutition scholarship!?! You have A LOT to think about! I'm super proud of you my friend!

Tuesday, January 20 2009 at 07:00 PM

You must have some outstanding recs or extracurricular activities to have received full tuition at Bama with a 157 and 3.4. Bama is my dream school! Congrats

CONGRATS!!!
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

On Cornell. Is that your top choice? That is great! Congrats again.

congrats
Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

congrats on Cornell!!!!

Best week ever!!
Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, it definitely seems that way for me right now...but ummm, for you too!!! Congrats on Cornell :) That's freakin' awesome!!

Whoa
Thursday, August 28 2008 at 08:00 PM

congrats on the awesome acceptances!!! Going for a sweep, are we? =D

Thank you...
Tuesday, September 02 2008 at 08:00 PM

And congrats again. I understand that Cornell is usually pretty good with giving scholarships. Good luck!

Friday, October 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

It's between NU and Cornell...I think NU has the edge...you?

Congrats
Saturday, November 08 2008 at 07:00 PM

I'm so jealous. You're in a great position right now and I hope you're relishing every moment of it. Of your acceptances, is Cornell your 1st choice??

Great cycle!!!
Monday, June 12 2006 at 08:00 PM

def wishing u the best in the future...

any ideas
Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

you are having an amazing cycle! hopefully you get in everywhere you applied. do you have any idea yet of where you think you will attend

Friday, October 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

well right now Emory is in the lead. I'm still waiting for 3 more schools however, but I may very well end up in Emory.

GO GIRL!
Tuesday, January 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on the Cornell scholarship offer! I sincerely hope that's where you're going!!

Thanks
Friday, November 14 2008 at 07:00 PM

for the congrats. You have an amazing acceptance as well with Cornell( with money). I can only wish you the best for the future.