bigboi54 (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Indiana University Bloomington Accepted A Type: RA $6,500 Sent: 06/28/10 Rec: 07/06/10 Comp: 07/12/10 Inter: -- Dec: 07/27/10 Upd: 12 years
Duke University WL, Rejected Type: RA Sent: 06/30/10 Rec: 07/01/10 Comp: 07/13/10 Inter: -- Dec: 07/15/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Notre Dame Rejected Type: RA $9,500 Sent: 06/28/10 Rec: 07/01/10 Comp: 07/19/10 Inter: -- Dec: 07/23/10 Upd: 12 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 06/21/10 Rec: 06/28/10 Comp: 07/13/10 Inter: -- Dec: 07/19/10 Upd: 12 years
Vanderbilt University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 06/30/10 Rec: 07/06/10 Comp: 07/08/10 Inter: -- Dec: 07/24/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Chicago Rejected Type: RA Sent: 06/18/10 Rec: 06/22/10 Comp: 07/09/10 Inter: -- Dec: 07/22/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Rejected Type: RA Sent: 06/20/10 Rec: 06/24/10 Comp: 07/09/10 Inter: -- Dec: 07/09/10 Upd: 12 years
University of Virginia Rejected Type: RA Sent: 06/14/10 Rec: 06/14/10 Comp: 06/23/10 Inter: -- Dec: 07/09/10 Upd: 12 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 144
  • LSAT 2: 142
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.88
  • Degree GPA: 3.88
  • School Type: Large University
  • Major: Law

Demographic Information

  • City: Indianapolis
  • State: Indiana
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in General Business
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member)
Indiana CLEO Fellow
National CLEO Associate Member
American Bar Association Law Student Member
Indiana State Bar Association Law Student Member
Indianapolis Bar Association Law Student Division Executive Board Member
Marion County Bar Association Law Student Member
Black Law Student Association Member
National Black M.B.A. Association Member
N.A.A.C.P. Member
Reach for Youth Teen Court Volunteer
Equal Justice Works Street Law Program Volunteer
We the People Competition Judge
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic Volunteer
Office of the Indiana Attorney General Law Clerk (Summer 2010)
Marion County Prosecutor's Office Legal Intern (Summer 2010)

Additional info & updates

First Cycle (2007-2008), my numbers were 144 LSAT and 3.24 LSDAS GPA. I was:

Accepted:

None

Conditional Admissions:

Florida Coastal School of Law

Waitlisted:

William & Mary (Eventually Rejected)
University of South Carolina (Eventually Rejected)

Rejected:

Fourteen. Too painful to relive. With waitlist rejections, sixteen in all. I did keep all of them though. I pull them out and laugh everytime I make an A in a law school class or when I need extra motivation to do well in a difficult class.
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Second Cycle (2008 - 2009), my numbers were 144 LSAT and 3.24 LSDAS GPA. I did not retake the LSAT. I was:

Accepted:

CLEO Program (Mid-January)
Valparaiso University (Mid-February)
Ohio Northern University Summer Starter Program (Late February) with a 75% Tuition Grant.
West Virginia University (Mid March)
Indiana CLEO Program (Mid-April)
Indiana University - Indianapolis (Mid April)

Conditional Admissions:

Appalachian School of Law
Florida Coastal School of Law (I did not apply here this cycle but they still made the offer. I do not know why nor did I ask because I had been accepted to all four law schools by the time the offer was made).

Waitlisted:

University of Tennessee (Eventually Rejected)
William & Mary (Eventually Rejected)
University of South Carolina (Eventually Rejected)

Rejected:

Five. With Waitlist rejections, eight in all. Tennessee gave me a personal rejection letter from being waitlisted. I think I applied to twelve schools in all. I kept my rejections for this cycle also.
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Fall 2009 (1L Year):

I began my law school journey at Indiana University-Indianapolis. My first year of law school could not have gone much better. I should be on my way to a top ten law school for sure but I will do two safety schools (Notre Dame and Vandy).

Since I am part-time, I am not eligible for IU-Bloomington, Michigan, or Duke but my friend (who is also part-time and went to IU-Indy) applied to IU-Bloomington and got in on transfer. My GPA is much higher than his so that inspired me to do the same with these three schools. We shall see...

I will give strong weight to IU-Bloomington because I get to keep my GPA. If they give me in-state tuition, only Yale or Michigan will probably beat them out. Ironically, my GPA would actually increase (around 3.94) if accepted to IU-Bloomington so it will be a tough decision if they allow me to transfer-in.

Fun Facts:

Of the eight schools I applied to for transfer this cycle, only three are repeats from my previous admission cycles. In the 2007-2008 admissions cycle, I applied to Virginia, Duke, and Vanderbilt.

I missed the deadline to apply to UGA for transfer. I applied there my first two admissions cycles and was rejected both times of course. I was not eligible to apply for transfer because they do not take part-time students. However, I was going to see if my third time applying was a charm. Oh well, too late now...

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Tier 1 schools
Monday, June 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

I think with numbers like those, as a black male, you can definitely get into tier 1 law schools. I think you should definitely put more on your list!

Monday, June 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

You're so welcome...make sure you apply to more tier ones!!! And I wanna be a sports lawyer too!!! :)

You can do it!!!
Thursday, August 07 2008 at 08:00 PM

I agree with phenomenalwoman. You've got a lot going for you. I would at least toss a few apps toward some top 50 schools. I think you'll have as good of an opportunity there than any tier 3 or 4 schools. Good Luck!!

thatrev
Thursday, January 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

i agree, you've got a TON of things going for your app! have you considered studying a little harder, and trying again for the LSAT? a february score could still be added to a late application... i'm sure people have suggested this, i was just wondering... anyways, i wish you the ABSOLUTE BEST OF LUCK with your cycle!!! maybe we'll see each other at USC, UGA, UTK, IU, or W&M!

Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Sorry to hear about your first rejection letter. I am sure I will see some myself soon, and I will have to brace myself, but as long as we get accepted to one or more schools we will be good! Your extra-curriculars are very impressive! Best of luck to you. Don't let the rejection get you down.

Don't give up
Saturday, October 04 2008 at 08:00 PM

Don't give up. I think you have awesome softs and a good list. You are bound to have some good fortune. Good luck to ya

WVU
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

What are your thoughts on West Virginia? I am interested in attending, but how is its reputation in the region?

Saturday, November 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good Luck on the upcoming schools hun! Sorry about Fla Coastal, I'm waiting to hear back... my second time around as well so hopefully this is it! :)

Good luck!!
Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hang in there..Someone will give you a shot! Have you looked into the CLEO program??

Saturday, November 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

No problem! It always helps to encourage one another during this crazy, cut throat process! I'm still waiting on LSU, but I got accepted to Fla Cooastal so I'm excited! Thanks for the support as well! ;)

CLEO
Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

I keep seeing the CLEO program on everyone's posts. What is the CLEO program? Is it good?

Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Your info that you gave me for the CLEO program is very helpful. Thank you!

NCCU
Sunday, December 07 2008 at 07:00 PM

I wanted to wish you good luck for this cycle. I see that we're applying to a few of the same schools. I also wanted to recommend that you might want to consider NCCU. It's fully accredited and they do tend to look more at some of the other parts of your application than the LSAT score. (Recommendation based on the fact that I see you have a ton of extracurriculars)

Hey
Monday, June 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

Just dropping by to give you some encouragement!! Hang in there, the perfect school is waiting for you =) Simone

Yay
Saturday, October 04 2008 at 08:00 PM

I've been pulling for ya so I'm so glad you've been accepted! Congrats, you're going to law school! Good luck with the rest.

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

Congrats on your acceptance! Valparaiso is a very good school! I see this is not your first time applying, you have worked hard and you deserve it!!

congrats
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Valpo!

CLEO
Monday, July 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

where r u placed for CLEO? i just got into pittsburgh!

Congrats!
Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats my brotha!! CLEO is a well respected program!!! Good things happen to good people....

Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

That is awesome about your promotion, too! What a strange coincidence! :)

Ohio Northern!
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Ohio Northern!

Interesting Choice
Thursday, August 07 2008 at 08:00 PM

Yes, I do have some very interesting choices to make...don't remind me! But I'm happy to have choices I am truly grateful. I just hope I make the right choice. Looks like you volunteered for every club possible. Looks like you're in at a couple of your top choices--congrats!

Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on Ohio Northern... is that a conditional program or just one where you get to start earlier? I am debating on whether I should apply there myself. I have decided not to apply to any more schools with conditional programs though.

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

Congrats on your acceptances! You are doing great! Thanks for the warm wishes.

WVU...YES!
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on WVU!!!!!!!!!!!! Nicely done.

Yay
Saturday, October 04 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats congrats!

Congrats!
Wednesday, January 14 2009 at 07:00 PM

Good work on all your acceptances! I see you may be making a tough decision next month! ; )

Wow!
Monday, December 22 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats to you Frat! You have an extensively admirable service list as well as credentials. Which school do you REALLY want to attend on your list? It is a blessing thought to get that one yes and you have three thus far so congrats to you. Peace & Blessings as you continue to wait out the rest of your decisions and also make a determination as well on where you would like to go!!!

Hello
Monday, June 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey just dropping by to say hi! Have you decided on a school as yet? Simone

grant!
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on the grant for ONU. That is wonderful! Good job on the waitlist at William Mary. I was rejected there. So, nicely done.

Thursday, December 04 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words! :)

question....
Friday, April 03 2009 at 08:00 PM

the grant money that you received from onu; was it for the entire year?

Thursday, March 26 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good luck! I believe you'll get in!!

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

Thanks for your kind message about Hamline. I am soo excited about it, it's definitely the best offer for me at this point! Congrats on ICLEO, that's awesome!!! So... what do you think? Are you leaning more towards West Virginia or Indianapolis? Or is there another school that you really want to hear from?

ICLEO
Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

How did you find out you were accepted into ICLEO? I applied for that as well, but I only applied for it for Valparaiso.

OMG!
Friday, April 03 2009 at 08:00 PM

22,000 a year is a lot of money for ONU. Their tuition is around 27,000 so you would only be a few thousand short. I saw that you withdrew. Do you just really not want to go there? Where is your first choice?

Tennessee Knoxville
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Wow...Good job on Tennessee!

Indy U!
Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

My homegirl just got her acceptance letter yesterday. I think you are in my friend :)

That's Wassup!
Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Indy law my friend I told you that you were in!Thank you also for your support! We will definately stay in contact and keep pushing one another!

Indy Law!
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Indy Law. Are you considering it? I know that you are looking at full time programs. However, Indy is a good school. Congrats again.

Congrats
Saturday, October 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

... on Indy!

Congrats!!
Wednesday, January 14 2009 at 07:00 PM

Yo you are on a roll!!!!! Indy and WVU!!!

AIE
Wednesday, January 14 2009 at 07:00 PM

Yea, I spoke with Ms. Williams about AIE, and she told me that the students that did not get into CLEO can do AIE, so she sent me a form in which I must send a $50 deposit. That will very nice if you got the benefit from ICLEO and CLEO's AIE, because as a CLEO associate, you will receive the benefits of all that CLEO has to offer plus ICLEO's resources!! You are in a great position for success! Also, your fratbrother went to Vermont!? Wow, I did not know that their alumni stretch beyond the Northeast (even though that's where I am interested in practicing!) And his position as ADA aint bad either! If you do AIE, I may see you since I'll be attending the one in ATL, we definately gotta stay in touch!

Monday, December 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your cycle as well! Your extracurricular activities are amazing. From the email we recieved from Pitt (about CLEO) states we are going to have single room to ourselves so thats a good start lol. Anyways Im glad you got assigned to pitt and look forward to seeing you there!!

Thank you!
Thursday, September 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

I definitely appreciate the love from one of the bruhz. Proud of you with this admissions cycle as well, luv. Have you decided what school you'll go to?

Monday, December 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Yep thats what it says about the rooms lol, anyways I have forwarded the email to you, let me know if you didnt get it and I will send it again.

so wait..
Monday, July 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

r u doing CLEO or ICLEO? i might not go to CLEO nemore... PM msg me!

Hmmm.
Thursday, September 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Yeah I definitely understand your hesitance. That's a HUGE dip in the rankings. If you really like the school, though, know that those rankings are really B.S. and the methodology is so arbitrary and borderline stupid that, in the end, it doesn't even matter. If you get there and are able to BEAST 1L, who cares?

hey there
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

We did it man..We did it! Congrats again on Indy. Great school.

W&M
Sunday, October 12 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey there fellow W&M waitlister....I saw from your profile that you were waitlisted there last year.....how does it go during the year as far as them giving you info about your status? Any other info about being WL would be great! Congrats on your cycle by the way!

Congratulations...
Sunday, March 15 2009 at 08:00 PM

..and best of luck to you in all that you aspire to achieve. I think I'd like to ultimately teach and/or become a judge. Blessings and Peace.

Tuesday, May 26 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hi you have to forgive me I am new to this site, but I just read what you posted about the CLEO Program, I wish I would have known about that program sooner! I am down to 2 schools left out of a total of 24 so I am praying hard. Congratulations!

Hey
Thursday, September 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey bruh. Have you managed to hear back from W&M or Tennessee yet? If not, good luck hun. Coleman love is rootin' for you, lol.

WVU
Wednesday, February 17 2010 at 07:00 PM

When you applied to WVU, do you remember if you were pooled first? I have relatively similar numbers to yours and I was recently pooled. I really want to go to WVU and their process is driving me crazy.

Wednesday, February 17 2010 at 07:00 PM

Thanks a lot, man. Are you at IUPUI now? I'm from Indiana and applying there too, how do you like it there?

Monday, June 26 2006 at 08:00 PM

Its so amazing to see you handled business and have put yourself in the position to transfer to an even better school...id love the op to be in the position you are in....Was being an ICLEO member a major factor in your success? I applied for the program i pray i get in....email me thanx