PhillyGirl257 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#1 Mercer University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 03/09/09 Rec: 03/09/09 Comp: 04/17/09 Inter: -- Dec: 05/13/09 Upd: 13 years
#3 John Marshall Law School - Atlanta WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 01/01/09 Rec: 01/02/09 Comp: 01/02/09 Inter: -- Dec: 05/05/09 Upd: 13 years
#5 Widener University PT Accepted W Type: SP Sent: 01/01/09 Rec: 01/01/09 Comp: 01/01/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/11/09 Upd: 13 years
#6 Southern University Accepted W Type: RA $7,000 Sent: 01/05/09 Rec: 01/07/09 Comp: 01/07/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/10/09 Upd: 13 years
#4 Loyola University New Orleans Accepted A Type: RA $15,000 Sent: 01/01/09 Rec: 01/02/09 Comp: 01/17/09 Inter: -- Dec: 02/23/09 Upd: 13 years
#2 North Carolina Central University Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: 12/18/08 Rec: 01/06/09 Comp: 01/30/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/15/09 Upd: 13 years
#1 Howard University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 12/11/08 Rec: 12/12/08 Comp: 12/19/08 Inter: -- Dec: 01/30/09 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 149
  • LSAT 2: 149
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.93
  • Degree GPA: 3.54
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Business Admn

Demographic Information

  • City: Philadelphia
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Race: African-American
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Delta Mu Delta: International Honor Society for Bus Admn.

Never had time. Had a full time job all thru school, 40 hours. A mortgage can do that sometimes!

Additional info & updates

I'm giving this another shot! Tried 2 years ago to get into law school but BOMBED! the LSAT 1ST time (137, YEAH..THAT WAS 137!). Studied a little longer. Improved slightly. Got a 149, so I figured might as well try this law school thing again....

01/07/09
Thin white envelope from JM Atlanta-expecting a rejection letter.... just a notice that I could check my status online!!!!

01/07/09
E-mail from Southern that my application has been recv'd

01/07/09
E-mail from JM Atlanta on an ABA Legal Oppurtunity Scholarship

01/23/09
Recieved an invite from Regent University to apply. Also included fee waiver.

01/30/09
Thin envelope from Howard today..... rejection. This one stings alot, but atleast I know now. C'mon NCC!!!!!

E-mail from NCC that my file was complete.

02/10/09
Large white-envelope from Southern today. Acceptance letter advising that seat deposit for $50 is due by April 1st.

Thin white envelope from AJM..junk mail

02/11/09
E-mail from Widener that my status was determined and to check it online.. An invitation to the TAP Program. NO DICE!

02/13/09
E-mail from Appalachian that they are having tempoary fee waivers (did aanyone else catch that Diane Sawyer piece on Children of the Mountains?)... I'll pass!!!

02/18/09
E-mail from Mercer Law School for a fee waiver.. Sure... What the hell!!!

02/19/09
E-mail from AJM stating that they have put my application on hold. They said that it may be hold until as late as July or August... f* that!!! i gues they're waiting for better applicants..screw them..good thing they're my 3rd choice..lol

02/23/09
Thin envelope from Loyola NO...... and I'm in!!!! w/ a 15k diversity grant renewable annually. Also a very nice personal message from the Dean of Admissions K. Michele Allison-Davis...

02/28/09
Invitation from Franklin Pierce Law to apply w/ fee waiver... why do they wait so late to send theses out?!?!?!?

04/07/09
Thin envelope from Southern, It's an Assistance Award for $3500 a semester! so that would bring tuition to a little less than 5k a year...NICE :)

04/15/09
It should not take 3 months to be put on a waitlist.. that's just rediculous NCC!!! Looks like I'm heading to Loyola.... put down part of my seat deposit $150 today

05/05/09
E-mail from AJM that I've been accepted, they're a day late and $600 short! seeing as how I've paid my $500 seat deposit and $100 housing dept for LOYNO already... unless it's a free ride NO DICE! GUESS THEY NEVER GOT ANY BETTER APPLICANTS..LMAO!

06/10/09
Visited AJM , nice facilities but not worth the money. Not to mention they can't seem to get my admission packet to me, but I get all their junk mail! LOYNO hear I come!!!

06/22/09
Cycle Over!!! Congratulations to everyone on their acceptances and for those that weren't admitted don't give up or listen to those that don't offer any constructive critism. If you want it, GO GET IT!!!!!!!

07/10/09
E-mail from Charlotte Law saying that it wasn't too late to apply w/ a fee waiver! A lil late Charlotte don't u think?!?

05/17/2010
survived my 1st year...Thank God! and it was ALL worth it!

6/20/2011
2ND YEAR DOWN... 1 MORE TO GO :D!!!!!

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Worth a shot
Friday, May 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Do not doubt yourself.

Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Best of luck to you!

Friday, November 14 2008 at 07:00 PM

good luck to you!

we're applying to the same schools
Sunday, November 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey, I see that my GPA is similar to yours, but my first time taking the LSAT was gut-wrenching and I got a 142. It's frustrating! I noticed that you're applying to Loyola and Southern too. I feel a little better about Southern, but my first choice is Loyola. What did you do in your LSAT prep the second time around to bump your score up?? I figure it'll take at least a 150 for me to have a chance at the part time evening program. If you have any advice, I'd appreciate it. Thanks -Darryl

Thursday, December 25 2008 at 07:00 PM

Never doubt, believe & speak the words into existence!! I believe everything will work accordingly to the plans of God and how God orders our steps.

Monday, September 29 2008 at 08:00 PM

I see that we have applied to a few of the same schools. I wish you luck in the process and try not to get too nervous! :-)

Annual Pre Law Day
Sunday, January 04 2009 at 07:00 PM

Did you receive an invitation in the mail for Southerns annual pre law day? I did and was just wondering.

Monday, September 29 2008 at 08:00 PM

Maybe! I guess ya never know what'll happen! Do you have any top choices? What are of law would you like to focus on?

Do your thing Philly girl!
Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

I have similar numbers Philly and I applied to NCCU too! You will get an acceptance letter soon - speak things as though they were:)

Tuesday, January 20 2009 at 07:00 PM

Good luck with your cycle, I'm really rooting for you this go round! With regard to Regent, I'm in the VB area (born and raised) and while it's always worth a shot to see if you'll get in, the school gets no real love down here as far as jobs go. The curriculum is also heavily faith based in case you're not the super bible thumper kind. I went to a recruit program they had two years back if you had any questions about it.

Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

Best wishes on your applications. I too worked Full time during UG so I can definitely identify. I applied to Widener PT and went to their open house a couple of weeks ago. It was good to check out the school first hand.

Friday, May 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hi PhillyGirl, Any word from HU?

Tuesday, January 20 2009 at 07:00 PM

I'm glad I could help! I was afraid I would come off sounding like the anti-Christ. Compared to Duquesne and St. Thomas, Regent's application reads like an application for admittance through the pearly gates.

Friday, May 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Sorry to hear that HU is no longer considering you. Their loss. NCCL is in an ideal location, and their clinical programs give an edge to anyone seeking a career in practical law.

Monday, September 29 2008 at 08:00 PM

Sorry to hear about Howard, I know it was your top choice. Hopefully the other schools see what you can bring to the table and offer you admission!

Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

I see your LSAT score rose a lot, that is really good! I managed to bring mine from a 142 to a 145, not too much higher but I am still trying to get into law school anyway! Not going to let my numbers hold me back! I think you have a really good shot at these schools, best of luck to you!

Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

Sorry to hear about HU. I got into TAP at Widener and you have better stats so something will happen. Stay prayed up. Hope to see you at Widener or the school of your choice.

Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

Good luck

Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

Live news.. the zombie. That kid should apply to Harvard.

Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

Did you visit Widener? That's on your block just about.

Congrats....
Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

on Southern. This is going to start the postive momentum for you!

Southern
Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Southern!

Children of the Mountains?
Friday, May 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

No I did not. Could you clue me in.

Kongrats!
Tuesday, January 13 2009 at 07:00 PM

Kongratulations on Widener and Southern. Yeah Im reppin CHS 262 baby! My cousin Ivy graduated with you though.

Appa and VA Tech
Friday, May 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Crap. That story is all too familiar. I have been hearing more stories about Appa students losing themselves and shooting folks on campus. This seems to be the trend in isolated VA colleges. Thanks for the backstory and support.

Congrats!
Sunday, October 12 2008 at 08:00 PM

On Southern U. How did you manage to get a decision so soon? I was told from admissions that they won't start looking at applications until after Feb 28th?

Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

CONGRATS ON LOYOLA AND THE SCHOLARSHIP!!!! Talk about positive momentum:)

Monday, September 29 2008 at 08:00 PM

Close to making a decision yet?

Tuesday, February 03 2009 at 07:00 PM

Looking good so far..

LMAO! @Children of the Mountains
Tuesday, January 20 2009 at 07:00 PM

LITERALLY on the floor with that one! Congrats on Loyola! See scrubbing floors with a Regent degree wasn't in your future after all. :O)

Tuesday, January 20 2009 at 07:00 PM

Isn't Loyola a 3T though?! LOL And no hail mary's required!

Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thank You...I hopefully it'll all work out the way I want. Best of luck to you. I noticed that NCCU is pending..otherwise have you decided on where you want to go?

Saturday, July 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

lol thank you!!! and congrats on your acceptances!!! :) Funny enough, when I applied the first time to law school, I bombed the LSAT with the same score, thankfully I went up 7 points for applying to this cycle :)

ps
Saturday, February 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

what did you write about for Loyola NO? Anything in particular?

Southern
Monday, March 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

I say go to southern. Their numbers as far as the money grads make in the firms are higher than all others on your list but Howard. Good luck!! I may be up their with you.. Kevin

Thursday, December 04 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thank you! Congrats on yor cycle! :)

No Title
Friday, May 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Hi Philly Girl, Are you planning to visit the remaining schools on your list.

Congrats on Southern
Sunday, April 05 2009 at 08:00 PM

This is mgreen19, congrats on all the schools, hey not only did we get alot of the same fee waivers but we both go a nice lump of change from southern. I got the full tuition scholarship so i guess i'm going to southern!!! lol

Tuesday, April 14 2009 at 08:00 PM

Loyola is a great school! Congrats! I am orignially from Louisiana (Baton Rouge) - I absolutely love New Orleans -there's no city like it!!

Thanks!
Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for your kind words! I'm so happy we're both going to great law schools this fall. Good luck! :)

Re: – Admissions Expert
Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

My first piece of hate this cycle... I'm honored. Thanx for takin the time to comment on my LSN page.. must be someone who didn't get in anywhere with similar stats..LMAO!!!! So where u headed this fall...hmmmmm?!???

– Expert
Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

But what you fail to realize is regardless of how I got them..the fact still stands that I got them! And I realize that it is a tremendous opportunity, and your opionion that I should be more modest.. is just that. YOUR opinion. and doesn't change the fact that I have been blessed ;) kisses xoxox next time don't leave the bogus e-mail address..it's annoying! but I must concede that u r entertaining..is this what u do in ur spare time.....pathetic....lol

– anonymous
Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

THANX!! I already have.....

Friday, May 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Way to go PhillyGirl257! Wish you all the best in your first semester and to your future as a lawyer. Even after a few false starts you picked yourself up and accomplished a goal that will open many doors throughout your life. Its great to read that you did not quit on yourself. Johnysuede

Congrats!
Tuesday, November 18 2008 at 07:00 PM

I will see you there. When are you going down?

Congrats to you too!!
Saturday, July 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks so much!!! I'm from Los Angeles from there to Detroit is about a good 33 hour drive, that should be a fun one lols When do you start at New Orleans???

hi
Saturday, February 21 2009 at 07:00 PM

how has ur 1st yr at loyola been? im applying this year.

Thanks!
Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thank you so much for your kind encouraging words, means alot coming from someone who is battling law school currently. Congrats to you on finishing your second year!!!! One more to go, Lucky you!