blar (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#24 University of Nevada Las Vegas Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/18/07 Rec: 10/23/07 Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/19/08 Upd: 16 years
#41 University of San Diego Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/06/07 Rec: 10/08/07 Comp: 10/17/07 Inter: -- Dec: 04/07/08 Upd: 16 years
#71 University of Miami F Accepted A Type: RA Sent: 10/11/07 Rec: 10/12/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/24/07 Upd: 16 years
#96 Florida International University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/07/07 Rec: 10/08/07 Comp: 10/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/16/08 Upd: 16 years
#33 Loyola Law School Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 10/28/07 Rec: 11/06/07 Comp: 11/28/07 Inter: -- Dec: 03/29/08 Upd: 16 years
#64 Stetson University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/06/07 Rec: 10/06/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/26/08 Upd: 16 years
#65 Southwestern University School of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/21/07 Rec: 10/22/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/08 Upd: 16 years
#58 DePaul University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 11/26/07 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 12/18/07 Upd: 16 years
#71 St. Louis University F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/07/07 Rec: 10/12/07 Comp: 11/02/07 Inter: -- Dec: 01/07/08 Upd: 16 years
#17 Arizona State University Rejected Type: Sent: 10/06/07 Rec: 10/06/07 Comp: 10/17/07 Inter: -- Dec: 02/09/08 Upd: 16 years
#45 Florida State University Pending D Type: RA Sent: 10/07/07 Rec: 10/09/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
#15 Ohio State University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 11/01/07 Rec: 11/09/07 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 01/07/08 Upd: 16 years
#96 Florida Coastal School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $30,000 Sent: 10/21/07 Rec: 10/30/07 Comp: 11/05/07 Inter: -- Dec: 11/15/07 Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 160
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.97
  • Degree GPA: 3.0
  • School Type: Large Public
  • Major: History

Demographic Information

  • City: -
  • State: Florida
  • Race: -
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

ACLU Volunteer
Libertarian Studies Orgranization
Microsoft Young Developers
Homebrew Clubs
Adult Soccer Leagues

Additional info & updates

And that finally concludes my cycle. My numbers were surprisingly accurate so apparently that may be a decent system for future applicants to reference.

Spent 2 years working in the IT sector after undergrad. Moved to Florida in September 2006 and am now looking to practice law in Southern/Central Florida.

Miami is my #1 choice but I would seriously consider Florida International due to the incredibly cheap in-state tuition.

8/24/2007 - Finished re-writing my personal statement after putting 1st draft through the 2 week test. Edited out quite a bit of cheese and I am now happy with the finished product.

8/27/2007 - Mailed LSAC LOR forms to 2 academic recommenders. Hopefully they will get them mailed to LSAC in September! Started schmoozing my employer for a professional LOR.

10/06/2007 - Sent out all the simple applications. Finishing essays for more applications tomorrow, printing out signed forms to send on Monday. Fun!

10/11/2007 - Sent out my Miami app, finally. I was surprised to find they gave me a fee waiver!

10/28/2007 - Decided to apply almost everywhere in LA. Also sent an app out to OSU as another reach app.

11/15/2007 - Accepted at FCSL w/ scholarship. Well at least I know I can go to law school.

11/26/2007 - Threw Chicago into the mix - app sent to DePaul

11/27/2007 - Called Miami... I'm complete but haven't gotten to committee yet? Sounds like I'll be getting a rejection from them eventually.

12/18/2007 - In at Depaul! Came in a big white envelope that read "Welcome to Depaul" I needed a decent acceptance like this one :)

12/24/2007 - Finally got my acceptance to Miami! Best Christmas present ever

01/07/2008 - Dinged at Ohio State and accepted to St. Louis.

01/26/2008 - Acceptances to Stetson and Southwestern. Will be withdrawing if I do not receive scholarship offers before April. Seat deposits are way too expensive to maybe attend.

02/09/2008 - Rejection from ASU in a small, white envelope. I'm now pretty much 90% sure I will be going to Miami.

04/07/2008 - Apparently I applied to USD PT and was waitlisted for the day section. Obviously the west coast hates me :)

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Monday, July 23 2007 at 08:00 PM

we have similar gpa. are you going to retake your lsat? I'll be looking closely to your cycle :) goo dluck

Tuesday, July 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

We have a similar GPA as well. How is your 'grade trend'?

Tuesday, July 17 2007 at 08:00 PM

Word up on the addendum. I have one myself. Its the only way to go. (for us with relatively low GPA).

addendum again
Tuesday, August 07 2007 at 08:00 PM

We have similar #s. I'm looking all over, geographically speaking. What do you plan to put in your addendum?

Sunday, July 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

I am writing about my full time work experience during college and how it hindered my performance. It's not going to rock anyone's world, but it's honest.

RE: FIU v Miami
Thursday, July 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

Do you currently attend FIU or know of someone who does? I would like more information.

Sunday, July 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

I saw some of your other visitor comments and first of all I believe it will take more time than 5 years for FIU to pass Miami in rankings. Not saying it won't happen eventually but the alumni base will have to decline before it happens. That being said, If I don't get into UF or any other school on my list besides FSU, I probably would go to Miami because based on the market in Miami and it being the best law school in Miami right now, it would give me the best job opportunities. Honestly I really would hate to pay that amount of money for a tier 2 school though.

Career Services
Sunday, August 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

I think you'll find Miami's career services office be better than FSU and others in Miami. And, in the end, that gives you a lot more opportunities to secure employment post graduation...which is why we're paying all this money in the first place, Right?

Sunday, July 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

Very true. The only downside to the U is thatfrom what I hear, the degree does not have portability and you will be stuck in Miami for life. Of course if thats what you want then it is a positive. BTW, I am not saying other schools in FL are more or less portable, we could debate that forever. The truth is that all schools in FL are basically regional.

Sunday, July 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

You make good points, and I certainly hope that everyone that tells you that is not lying because they are embarrased they didn't get into Miami but we will never know that. The stats you posted also could be misleading for either school because we really don't know how much manipulation of the numbers is going on. Unfortunately, nobody knows the future or can project law school rankings years from now. While every factor you pointed out might eventually result in FIU surpassing Miami and every other law school in Florida, the same logic can be used to say it will be in the top 25 in "just a couple of years". If you want to go public and do not want to practise biglaw and cannot get into UF or FSU, your best option is probably FIU.

Sunday, July 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

I can only speculate as to why the acceptance rate is lower but I would think it has something to do with the fact more people have lower LSAT scores in the range in caters to and therefore they get more below their 25% because applicants think they have a chance to get accepted because of their low 24-75. Based on numbers alone, Miami's LSAT range is higher, in fact their 25 is the same as FIU's 75. This is stupid though, we can argue semantics and numbers all day trying to put them in our favor. If you have already decided on FIU, great, good for you. I hope they rise in the rankings because it would be nice to have a public school is SFla. The fact is though this won't happen as long as they keep admitting people with LSAT scores in their current range and ALumni is not built overnight. It takes years and years. Law school is a big enough gamble without trying to project future rankings. I am not saying Miami is the best school in the country and it is stupid to go anywhere else. I am just looking at the stats now. And btw, there are public schools in cities as big as miami that are outside of the top 50. Quite a few acctually so that is not the only thing that matters.

Sunday, July 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, it's pretty scary how fast it's coming up, especially with classes going full tilt. Good luck man

Law School
Sunday, July 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

You know I can't let that comment go by. I can't believe you would actually try and tutor me on the "law school experience". You posted on my board first asking if I thought Miami was worth the money. I explained why I thought it was and you got snippety when the answer wasn't what you liked and/or fit your opinion of the situation. The fact is that I really don't care where you go to school or if you listen to my argument or not. I have no vested interest in any decision you make. I was simply trying to explain my point of view. I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you took my indifference to your choice to mean that I was getting upset. The only thing that annoyed me with every one of your responces was that you were not open to facts. If you want to play the "this is how it is going to be in law school" game just attempt to think before opening your mouth and lecturing other people because if you didn't notice; this board isn't law school, there are no grades here and I am not trying to persuade you of anything just telling my opinion.

Sunday, July 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

My mistake man, I didn't even notice that it was blah instead of blar. Sorry for being rash. Well, I guess I deserve this, "FutureLLP, in lawschool it is very important to pay attention to detail because law is a very stressful field."

san diego
Saturday, April 28 2007 at 08:00 PM

Did you get an email or something from san diego letting you know that your app. was complete??

Monday, September 03 2007 at 08:00 PM

Similar numbers, wish you the best. Haha, you putting homebrew club on your app?

Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Strange that your app (and presumably mine) haven't gone to committee yet (or at least had not a couple weeks ago). We applied earlier than many people with 155/6 LSAT scores and median GPA's that have already been accepted. I think we'll both probably get in eventually.

Congrats on Miami
Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Getting into your top school must be a great Christmas present. I hope you are right.

Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

I got my acceptance letter today as well!!! They probably sent our letters out at the same time. I'll definitely be down there for their admitted students day.

Monday, October 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

You're doing pretty well yourself good luck on the rest of the cycle!

Saturday, September 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

man, I don't really know what happened! I guess I can chalk it up to yield protection. It is so weird, because they seemed to want me there, they gave me a fee waiver and everything!!!

Sunday, July 22 2007 at 08:00 PM

You left a comment on my page about my chiashu numbers. I agree, they are wayyyyy off. I only listed them because I thought it was downright funny how far off they were for me. I don't think that site is very accurate for splitters or even quasi-splitters like me. of luck this cycle. It looks like you're already having a pretty good run.

Sticker Price
Monday, June 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

I'd have to think long and hard before paying MSRP (so to speak.) I really like Chicago. I really like DePaul. I just don't know if I am willing to take on that much debt.

Monday, October 08 2007 at 08:00 PM

How did they notify you that you were deferred?

FSU Hold
Thursday, February 01 2007 at 07:00 PM

So yours actually says hold in bold letters?

Thursday, February 01 2007 at 07:00 PM

Yeah, best of luck. I'm begining to think though that mine wasn't an official hold. But I'm interpreting it as such. How was volunteering at the ACLU? That seems like something I would love to do.

Wednesday, April 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

hey did u apply for the scale program? or did u do regular? thanks and congrats. its a great school

Wednesday, April 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

i listed it as my first choice. i got the letter today saying i need to schedule the interview for the scale program. it does seem intense, but i do want to get it over with. either way i think the interview would really give me more of a feel for it. whats ur top choice? are u from LA ?

fsu letter
Thursday, February 01 2007 at 07:00 PM

it says that i am (ignoring all the unnessesary info) "currently undergoing continuing review. The high volume of applicants we have in this catergory precludes our making a final decision on your file at this time. ... We want to reassure you that, although we are unable to give you an exact date on which to expect a final decision, our goal is to have all final decisions out by the end of May."

Thursday, July 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

I was accepted for the full-time program.

Thursday, July 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

There is no way FIU is going to overtake Miami in 3 years nor is UofMiami 'languishing'. Besides, I have not made my final decision yet. I have done my research and U of M has far greater career prospects but FIU is considered an up-and-coming school with far less debt added on. Maybe 10 years from now they will be considered the premier S Florida law school. I just want the best career prospects possible.

FIU vs. Miami
Saturday, October 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

There is no way FIU overtakes UM in the near future. Yes, FIU has a lot of things going for it and their numbers are getting closer to UM's, but their reputation scores are awful. As FIU's student body improves so will their reputation but that takes time. These students with the high qualifications have to have time to get out in the workforce and improve employers perceptions of FIU grads. UM already has those employers trust in South Florida. While I don't have any employment info for UM over the last few years to prove or disprove that they are "languishing", I can look at their ranking, which has stayed pretty constant over the last three years between 65-75, up from 80-85 in the two previous years.

Thursday, July 19 2007 at 08:00 PM

Why would you bring up Miami's ranking when FIU dropped down to the 4th Tier?

The Debate
Wednesday, December 12 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey Blar, thanks for posting on my profile. I'd love to chat since it sounds like you'll be my fellow classmate at UM in the Fall! I must say, in regards to the previous posting by birdy that I totally disagree. I got into both FIU and UM and visited both. It is true, FIU is much cheaper and has much nicer facilities. But if you check US News's rankings this year you'll see that for FIU law only 20% of graduates find jobs by graduation. Whatever UM's minuses may be, they have an amazing local reputation and FIU simply doesn't. So I differ from birdy on this issue... Let's chat!

see you soon
Monday, October 29 2007 at 08:00 PM

at UM. Hit me up if you want to get to know each other a little bit. where'd you go for undergrad?

Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

Facinating debate on your page :) Interestingly enough Only Icarus mentioned the MOST IMPORTANT factor.. employer's perceptions.. a few hiring attorneys that I spoke with, in regards to FIU being an up and coming school said basically.. oh are they accreditied?... not a very strong rep with local employers. LOL. I think you made the right choice, hope to see you in the fall at the U!

Monday, January 05 2009 at 07:00 PM

It's all about the U!! I was faced with the same decision and chose the U , its worth the loans you'll pay them off quickly when you're brining in 100k per year right of school.