cooljack (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#7 St. Thomas University - Florida Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/01/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#3 John Marshall Law School - Chicago F Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/04/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 11/21/11 Upd: 12 years
#8 California Western School of Law Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/06/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#9 Washburn University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/13/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#6 St. John's University Pending Type: RA Sent: 10/03/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#1 Cardozo-Yeshiva University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/09/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#12 Phoenix School of Law F Accepted W Type: RA $10,000 Sent: 10/09/11 Rec: -- Comp: 11/21/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#2 Pace University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/06/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#11 Charlotte School of Law F Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/09/11 Rec: -- Comp: 11/01/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#4 Baylor University F PT Accepted Type: RA Sent: 09/06/11 Rec: 09/06/11 Comp: 10/31/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#5 South Texas College of Law Accepted Type: RA $6,000 Sent: 09/09/11 Rec: -- Comp: 10/26/11 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#10 Thomas Jefferson School of Law Pending Type: RA Sent: 10/05/11 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 147
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.85
  • Degree GPA: 3.0
  • School Type: State University
  • Major: Literature

Demographic Information

  • City: Urban Setting
  • State: -
  • Race: African American
  • Gender: Man
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: In Undergrad

Extra Curricular Information

Of a organization at school ( President)
Officer is student Gov
Was member of multiple school organizations
Work experience ( worked at a law firm for years)
Many years of community service
Great LORs

Additional info & updates

I am applying to a bunch of schools for the spring 2012 semester. I have Tons of soft factors and 4 years working at a law firm . I am hoping this will help me gain admissions into one of these great schools

10/26/2011 -Got an email from South Texas!!!! First admission notice!!!! I feel good now that I at least have a school to fall back on if my #1 choice doesn't work out!!


10/31/2011- Received a letter in the mail from Baylor! Admitted! This was a reach for sure.. But I seriously don't know if I want to attend since I've already been admitted into South Texas which has a better legal network in Houston. Plus, I'm not sure if I want to live in Waco. I'm not trying to insult the city, I'm just a little iffy about back country towns in the South lol.. Also, Baylor has a football team and I come from a big University and I don't really wanna be around partying, to many pretty girls and etc.. Too much of a distraction! Also, NO SCHOLARSHIP MONEY!!!!!!!!!!But I guess I have something to think about! I know its a really good school
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11/1/2011 --Rejection email from Char-shit School of law... That's actually good news cause it saved me the time from Withdrawing... Its okay!! Im alright!! Im not gonna rant!! I told myself that I wouldn't get mad! What? Oh no they didn't. Wait a minute, no... they.... didn't.. Those disloyal fool-a%% b***-made-punks. Awwwww, those motherf**kers, hahaha. Okay. Alright. I'm sending hate mail to on all you b***ches! Huh?! You think you can do this sh*t...You think you can do this to me?! You motherf**kers will be practicing Law in Canada when I get finished with you! public defender program, 18 hour works days! Low salary!!!!!!! You'll never see the light of day...Who the f**k do you think you are f**king with? I went to PENN , I run shit here, you just live here! Yeah, that's right,...' I'm gonna' burn that Law school down. I don't, care. I'm winning anyway, I'm winning... I'm winning I can't lose. S**t, you can Deny me admissions, but you can't Stop me.Hahahahaha, s**t! Haha, oh what a day! What a motherf**king day! Haha, hahaha. ---- Ahem, I'm done ranting!! My inner Denzel has went back to sleep.. pssssh sike, F**k Char-shit

1/11/2012- After a long wait and after talking it over with my family and girlfriend, I moving toward not attending law school at all. I honestly think I was doing it for the money and not because I loved Law.I Also, the process of applying to law school was really tiresome and because of how the legal market is looking, I think ill I take my chances at my Alma Mater. Therefore, I think will simply attend Penn State for MBA for Spring 2012. But i'll still check my account if anyone needs any help or has any questions.

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Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

I appreciate your encouraging words. I hope my master's does help. In addition to that, I have a fairly strong personal statement and LORs. I'm glad to see that you've gotten your first acceptance today! Congrats! :) I know the waiting game can be a killer! I'm sure they'll be more acceptances to come! I'm putting you on my "watch list" because seeing people with similar #s get acceptances encourages me! Thanks again!

Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

I know this is probably going to sound bad, but I try to stay away from schools that are more than 50% African American. I don't mean it in a negative manner b/c I love being black and fully intend to marry a black man, however, most of the people that work in the field we want to work in don't look like us. Therefore, I guess I've always tried to get used to working with/around other races/ethnicity's especially since the world is so diverse and spending 3 years in school with people that look like me might make me jaded. As far as John Marshall goes, the reputation precedes itself...and not in a good way here in Georgia. I think it's over priced and not up to par. I have a couple schools I consider "safety" schools, but I'm just being optimistic about it all.

Wednesday, June 22 2011 at 08:00 PM

Thanks... Oklahoma is near the top of my list and would be very hard to turn down if I got accepted. Congrats on South Texas and good luck through the rest of the cycle. I would recommend withdrawing from Phoenix - 61.8% bar passage is not worth the 100K+ investment.

Saturday, October 08 2011 at 08:00 PM

Wow congrats on STSL !!!

one can dream though
Monday, October 03 2011 at 08:00 PM

u penn wont work, i already know, free to apply anyway

Monday, June 27 2011 at 08:00 PM

good luck with your cycle!

Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

Also, John Marshall in Atlanta isn't accredited yet. It has provisional accreditation according to the info I found.

Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

I think my personal statement was a pretty decent narrative. You're more than welcome to read it, if you'd like, and give me your opinion of it. Send me your email and I'd be happy to share it with you.

Monday, June 27 2011 at 08:00 PM

I actually did apply to a few more schools, mainly safeties, but I didn't take the time to update my profile. And FWIW, John Marshall-ATL is fully accredited

Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

I sent it to your email. If it's not in your inbox, it might have gone to your junk mail.

Saturday, October 08 2011 at 08:00 PM

Yes I am , trying to get out of south tho been here my whole life ! Ready for a change !

Monday, September 19 2011 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the encouragement I have applied to more schools.

Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

*high five* Awesome! :) Regardless how you feel about the city, it's great to have options! :) Congrats!

Sunday, July 24 2011 at 08:00 PM

Well...can't you postpone law school until the Fall 2012? I say apply to Rutgers for Fall 2012, see if you get in and if you do, go there in the Fall. I mean, what's a few months when you're talking about a city you'd like to live in or a school you'd be comfortable going to??? Just my humble opinion. :)

Saturday, May 14 2011 at 08:00 PM

you got into baylor with a 147? wow

Tuesday, June 28 2011 at 08:00 PM

Just wanted to say your rant about Charlotte School of Law literally made me lol. Good Luck on the rest of you cycle! :)

Tuesday, June 28 2011 at 08:00 PM

I actually didn't apply to Golden Gate but I am considering applying in January. I like the fact that they have an honors lawyering program and the idea that I could hopefully receive a significant scholarhip if I went there. I would also love to live in California. I did't apply to Penn State because I definitely got hung up on rankings, I just couldn't see myself moving so far north to Pennsylvania unless I got into the highest ranked school they have to offer.

cool article
Tuesday, June 28 2011 at 08:00 PM

Oh wow! Looks like I will be putting in an application to Penn State soon! Thanks for that article!!!

Thursday, October 13 2011 at 08:00 PM

you should read my comment section more clearly, i clearly stated that I was not going to Cooley.

Thursday, October 13 2011 at 08:00 PM

don't worry about it, lol. i didn't take it seriously. good luck to you on your cycle, and congrats on Baylor.

Monday, June 27 2011 at 08:00 PM

Hey, my start-up is called Storage Squad. It's a shipping/storage company targeted towards college students.

Wary of Baylor
Monday, October 31 2011 at 08:00 PM

Think carefully about Baylor, they are known for a very rigorous program. Many people complain its not worth the extra effort.

Monday, October 31 2011 at 08:00 PM

Thanks man, you too. Congrats on Baylor.

Thursday, July 07 2011 at 08:00 PM

Good luck for you too. Grats on Baylor and South Texas!

Thursday, November 03 2011 at 08:00 PM

Neither Cooley nor Coastal are first choices at all... but for me the goal is to graduate with as little debt as possible so whatever schools might offer me good scholarships are going to move up my list...I'm really hoping maybe St. Thomas, Barry or FL A&M, they all really impressed me at the LSAC forum today! Thanks for the kind words! As of right now I've submitted my personal statements but if I decide to apply to more places I'll keep the offer in mind! I'm willing to proofread as well if you would like. I'm fairly strong in the mechanics and grammar aspects since my BA is English.

Thursday, October 13 2011 at 08:00 PM

hey man, when you were admitted to South Texas, did they give you scholarship info right away? let me know

Saturday, April 30 2011 at 08:00 PM just applying bc i got a fee waiver...congrats on south tx and baylor! did u apply part-time or full-time for baylor?

Thursday, October 13 2011 at 08:00 PM

nope so i decided to withdraw. surprised that u got 6K offer with ur numbers, i understand u being URM helps but still, LOL.

Monday, October 03 2011 at 08:00 PM

nothing wrong with texas schools, i've just never visited there and was not purposely looking for a texas school, so, my list is sort of random, just so happens didn't do one for texas

and yeah
Monday, October 03 2011 at 08:00 PM

i heard from ppl before apps could easily take up to 3-4 months

Sunday, March 15 2009 at 08:00 PM

you decide to withdraw from Pace? I see it was your 2nd choice. Fingers crossed for you for your #1 pick: Cardozo. It has been a dream school of mine too, but my LSAT score(s) have never given me the courage to apply!!! Best of luck!!! :)

Thursday, October 13 2011 at 08:00 PM

i really need to learn your trick of getting accepted, since i can't magically turn black or URM. and I thought my personal statement was good, yours must be really top notch

Tuesday, April 19 2011 at 08:00 PM

hi! i noticed you said you were applying to schools for 2012 spring start... did you apply for january admission to cardozo? hope you have a great cycle and you're so lucky to have admittances already! :)

Consider this
Tuesday, November 29 2011 at 07:00 PM

I don't know if I would post a rant such as the one you posted about Charlotte School of Law given how easily an admissions committee could identify you (AA, majored in lit, went to Penn, GPA, LSAT, extra curricular activities). If I was an admissions officer, there is no way I would admit you if I saw that post, as you come across as an immature fool. Remember that they do not know you personally and committees are certainly using internet resources these days to make decisions. Think about it.

Sunday, December 18 2011 at 07:00 PM

You profile gives me hope - South Texas is my number one choice. Really hoping to give in. Congrats!!

Monday, October 31 2011 at 08:00 PM

Was the acceptance a letter or packet?

Sunday, December 11 2011 at 07:00 PM

First off I want to congratulate you on your success. I also want to thank you for sharing your stats with us because it is a huge help to those of us starting off the process. I'm looking to apply next cycle for the spring of 2013 and the fall of 2013. I'm applying to schools that offer both spring and early decision fall admission to widen my range. I was wondering if you are applying for admission for multiple semesters or are all your applications exclusively for spring 2012? I was also wondering how long it took for you receive decisions from the schools and what your experience was applying for the spring semester verses the normal cycle. I've never spoken to anyone who has applied in the spring semester and I just wanted to know a little bit more about your experience because I know it can be different from the normal cycle. Any feedback would be amazing and very much appreciated! Thank you so much! Karina Cerda

Sunday, October 07 2012 at 08:00 PM

If I got accepted to Baylor, it would be extremely difficult to get me to withdraw. How is the MBA going?