blong10 (2021-2022)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
#2 North Carolina Central University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/11/08 Rec: 01/22/08 Comp: 02/28/08 Inter: -- Dec: 04/30/08 Upd: 13 years
Campbell University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 02/02/08 Rec: 02/04/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/23/08 Upd: 14 years
#4 Valparaiso University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/13/08 Rec: 01/16/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/14/08 Upd: 14 years
#1 Elon Law School Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/07/08 Rec: 01/08/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/02/08 Upd: 14 years
#3 Charlotte School of Law Rejected Type: RA Sent: 01/29/08 Rec: 01/31/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 02/21/08 Upd: 14 years
Charleston School of Law Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Appalachian School of Law Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 138
  • LSAT 2: 138
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.78
  • Degree GPA: 2.87
  • School Type: Public/State
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: Greensboro
  • State: North Carolina
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Man
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

-Part-time Investigator for a Law Firm
-Substitute Teacher

Additional info & updates

-3 Years State LEO in N.C.
-M.S. in Criminology expected in May of 2008 (3.3 GPA)

-Low LSAT Scores but hoping work experience and M.S. will help, as well as strong PS and 2 LOR's.

2/23/08
---Rejected at Charlotte School of Law---(Thin Letter)

3/2/08
---Rejected at Elon University School of Law---(Thin Letter)
I was really wanting this but I am still hoping for good news from NCCU.

3/14/08
---Rejected at Valparaiso University---(Thin Letter)
Still holding out for NCCU.

3/14/08
---Rejected at Campbell University---(Thin Letter)

4/23/08
---Still waiting on NCCU---

4/30/08
---Rejected at NCCU, have to try again this Fall---

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Job
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

I'm a cop. I've worked for a city PD for four years, ever since I graduated from undergrad. I'll finish with my master's in May, like you it looks. Good luck!

Reply
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I thought the LEO experience would be unique. Turns out that it's not so. I still believe it offers an advantage though. So you wanna switch sides? I've thought about it. For now, I plan to do the DA thing.

RE: nccu
Thursday, October 25 2007 at 08:00 PM

thx for the congrats. I'm interested in being a PD actually. Good luck to you, and keep me posted!

Elon
Sunday, June 10 2007 at 08:00 PM

Elon is definitely my first choice. I just bumped my GPA up by a point this semester. Hopefully that will help! Is Elon your first choice as well? I went to visit the school and I definitely don't want to go anywhere else--it's a perfect fit. Good luck with everything. And yes, I do go to ASU--goooooo Neers!!! Go for 3!!!

Thanks!
Thursday, December 13 2007 at 07:00 PM

I'm very excited about SC. Do you know anything about living in Columbia? (Especially for someone who uh, leans to the left politically. To be honest, the super-conservative southern red states make me a little nervous. :-/ )

RE: Interview
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

I think it went well. I really like the school, plus I'm very interested in Raleigh. My undergrad GPA is hurting me, so I hope I can overcome it. The only word from Elon I've got is that they have all my stuff, but nothing else yet.

PS
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I did the optional PS also. I figured I would take every opportunity to describe myself. I think it was only about 1 1/4 pages though, and it dealt with what unique contribution I believe I could add to the class. How did the LSAT go?

PS
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I did the optional PS also. I figured I would take every opportunity to describe myself. I think it was only about 1 1/4 pages though, and it dealt with what unique contribution I believe I could add to the class. How did the LSAT go?

LSAT
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

Ah, I wouldn't sweat it. I'm sure your MA and soft factors will help. It looks like you've got a nice spread of schools so you'll do great. BTW, sorry about the double post earlier, not sure how that happened?!

Top Pick
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

That's a tough call. Although my top 2 or 3 are likely unrealistic, I'd go with #1 UNC #2 WF #3 USC #4 Campbell #5 Charleston #6 Elon...But this it just a general sense of order. I work for Asheville PD. It's been an awesome and eye-opening experience, but I'm ready to move on.

Last Resort
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, I would go to Charlotte or Florida Coastal if nothing else panned out (the former before the latter). Yet, they are both at the bottom of my list. I have heard from students at each school who said they liked it, but I've also heard not so good things from attorneys already in practice about both. I guess the Campbell interview is a sign that they are at least considering me. However, I understand that they interview all serious candidates, even those that will only qualify for their summer program of which only about a third of the class proceed to the Fall semester. You should go ahead and apply. You'll only be out a few bucks and some time if your it doesn't work out.

re
Saturday, December 29 2007 at 07:00 PM

Thanks and good luck with Elon! Hopefully your law enforcement experience will help, that's great!

elon
Monday, January 14 2008 at 07:00 PM

thanks and good luck!

Elon
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

Got my acceptance yesterday. Yours should be arriving soon!

LSAT
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yeah, the LSAT really is a big deal I've learned. You can always transfer in to ELON from an accredited school though, that is, if you don't get already in for the fall. I wouldn't give up yet though.

Resume
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

Mine was 2.5 pages. I read on their website that they didn't care so much about the length but that they did want it to be comprehensive and fairly detailed. Applying there can't hurt. I was stoked to learn I was accepted. I'll probably end up there unless, by a long shot, I got in at UNC, Wake, or South Carolina. Regardless, I've been suprised by my early success in app season, and I'm sure that you'll end up happy too!

PD
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

I plan to get out of law enforcement totally. I guess you could say I'm bitter. Not because of the PD where I work, but just the job in general. I'm sick off all the grief we catch from people. I entertained the idea of law after I starting going to court for my cases. I'm not sure if I'll go the criminal law route or not though. If so, I think I would do the ADA gig. But who knows, I haven't spent a day in law school yet, so I'll decide later when I'm more acquainted the different fields.

Pay
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

I started out at APD at 27k. In four years, I have moved up to 38k--nice jump! But, the top out is just around 42k--that's it! I think the starting pay here now is around 30-32k.

MPA
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

I'm getting it from Western Carolina University. The have a graduate program in Asheville housed at UNC-A.

Decision
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

I'm still waiting to hear from UNC, Wake, and USC. UNC and Wake are my #1 and #2, respectively. But they're both definite long-shots for me! USC is kind of a wild card. If I got in, I might go there? Right now though, I see myself more than likely at Campbell in the fall--which is totally cool 'cause it's one of my top picks nonetheless. Good luck on your cycle. I've been fortunate and I'm sure you will too. Are you getting your MA from UNCG?

Options
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

I studied for the LSAT using Powerscore. I took one weekend course, which was decent but too short. But I studied for months--sometimes 10-12 hours a day on my own! With that said, I was a little disappointed with my score, considering how much time I put into it. Nevertheless, it was good enough. If you don't get into a school of your choice, I would definitely recommend taking off for one cycle, studying HARD, and reapplying! With only a 155, you see where I got in. You can get a 155. Master the games, work hard on the LR, and hope for the best on RC--that's what I did. I was told at my interview at Campbell, that federal agencies LOVE applicants with a JD. So maybe one day you can both! Just a thought though, I plan to stay in litigation.

ELON
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

Yeah the LSAT is HUGE. If NCCU doesn't work out, you might want to consider retaking for next cycle. I don't think that many schools penalize you for multiple tests. I believe that most will take your highest mark. But, you've got a good shot at Central still.

Transfer
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

I know an attorney who only got in at a few bottom tier schools and ended up attending one up in the Northeast. But, he later transferred into Wake. So, yeah, you could definitely do it. And you can also improve 10 pts. on that damn test. I by no means aced it, but the advice that I would pass along is to MASTER the logic games--that's like 22-24 questions correct right there! And that is entirely doable. But you have to practice and practice and then practice some more, every day. I took every LSAT ever released, that's like 50+ tests. For that, I'm a little ashamed of my score, but at least it got me what I wanted.

...
Sunday, May 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Wasn't signed in...but seriously, keep the faith and keep working hard on that LSAT and things will work out!

Appalachian
Sunday, May 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey got an e-mail today from Appalachian...they have waived the $60 fee for the rest of March. Noticed you had it listed..also I believe they are having an open house later this month. Good luck.

Central
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

I was rejected at Central. Not even offered a spot in PBAP.

Your in!
Thursday, March 06 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good luck with NCCU. Have faith!

You're in !!!
Thursday, March 06 2008 at 07:00 PM

Good luck with NCCU Law! Have Faith!!

Waiting Game....
Thursday, March 01 2007 at 07:00 PM

Hey there... I have been reading your posts on other's page so I thought I'd stop by and offer some encouragement. It's tough waiting for an answer but do not lose hope esp. if this is what you really want. Hope to see you at Central this fall!

NCCU
Sunday, May 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Hey, I really wish you the best with NCCU. I can tell your really about heading to school. If things do not work out for you this year, have you considered taking a Kaplan, etc course? It's an investment, but worthwhile if you can put some time in. Hopefully there will be no need - really pulling for you! Did NCCU notify you that you were complete or did you contact them?

Keeping My Fingers Crossed!
Monday, April 07 2008 at 08:00 PM

Just thought I'd let you know that I'm hoping you hear wonderful news from NCCU. :)

TITLE REQUIRED
Sunday, January 27 2008 at 07:00 PM

Any news from NCCU? I really hope you get in.

still there?
Wednesday, January 23 2008 at 07:00 PM

You still hanging in? If you are, keep fighting. Good luck Phil

Keep it up
Sunday, May 20 2007 at 08:00 PM

Still ckecking on how things are going with you. Hope you receive news from NCCU soon. Just remember, if its not what you were looking for, take the test again. I know for a fact you can improve - especially with a course. Your on the up. Good luck.

NCCU
Monday, April 07 2008 at 08:00 PM

Sorry to hear about the decision... don't be discouraged.

Retake
Saturday, May 05 2007 at 08:00 PM

Shake it off man. All you have to do is bust out an improved LSAT. You can do that! Don't get discouraged and best luck with the next cycle!