dbeavers003 (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Thomas M Cooley Law School Accepted Type: RA Sent: 01/02/09 Rec: 01/06/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#2 Florida A&M University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
#1 Southern University Pending Type: RA Sent: 11/13/08 Rec: 11/14/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years
Loyola University New Orleans Accepted Type: RA Sent: 11/17/08 Rec: 11/18/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 15 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 141
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.32
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: -
  • Major: Criminal Justice

Demographic Information

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

Extra Curricular Information

Well let's see, I work 32 hours a week and attend college, so I really do not have much free time. I do like missionary work, I have been to Mexico and Honduras, helping others. I love to spend time with my family, especially my papa. I like to hunt, fish, play sports, ride horses, and work in in the garden.

Additional info & updates

William Jefferson Clinton once stated, If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit." That is pretty much how I look at life. I was raised in a small town with maybe 400 residents. My hometown is so small that if you are driving through and blink you will miss it. In my hometown, if you are a boy, there are 3 places you end up after high school: the logging woods, the saw mill, or the oil field. Throughout life a person will encounter many adversities. I am still a young man, but I have experienced many hardships. When I was 15 years old, I basically lived in the doctors office. Through endless medical examinations, I was diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune disease in which a persons body is continuously fighting itself. I was told that I would never live a normal life and that my body could not withstand that kind of strain. I can remember walking out of the doctors office and telling my mother that I refused to just lay down and watch the world pass me by. It was a struggle at first to learn to cope with my illness and still live a normal life. I continued to play high school basketball, and I was named All-State my last 3 years of high school. It was a constant struggle managing the fatigue, weakness, and body ailments. My senior year of high school, at one of my doctor checkups, the doctors discovered that I had tumors of the lungs. At first they said the tumors were cancerous, but after spending a week in the Childrens Hospital in New Orleans, the doctors discovered that it was granulomas, which are not cancerous. It was that week in the Childrens Hospital that I decided that I was going to make something out of my life. I not only decided to make something out of my life, but I wanted to help make a difference in the world. My real passion is politics. I know applying for law school is a number game but like Mike Huckabee said, I did not major in math, I majored in miracles. That is how I look at my life: one big miracle. Just remeber ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.

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Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Wow, your story is amazing! Best of luck to you! As for your question, no I did not receive a Christmas card from Southern... probably because I didn't apply to them until right before Christmas. They wouldn't have had enough time to send me one, I think! So Southern is your top and only choice?

Sunday, January 04 2009 at 07:00 PM

I did not get a card. I applied last year and did not get in, but I think that's due to the fact that my transcript/other information was messed up royally so I just returned to my undergrad institution for another year. Good luck and I might see you in Baton Rouge next year.

Monday, December 15 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Loyola!!!! That's awesome. No, I did not receive a Christmas card from Southern. Like rosierules above, I applied there right before Christmas and perhaps they didn't have time to send me a card either. I'm keeping an eye out on the rest of your cycle and wish you all the best!!

Sunday, November 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hey, I have a similar LSAT as you do. I wanted to ask what do you think it was that helped you get selected for Loyola? Resume, experience, recommendations, personal statement? What's the trick to getting into Loyola?!!! Thanks -Darryl

Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Loyola. Did you get in full time or part time?

Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

You have a wonderful story here. I am very proud of you.

Sunday, January 04 2009 at 07:00 PM

They haven't sent me anything yet. I'm waiting on one more transcript before my LSDAS Report will be sent to Southern, so we'll see how things go. I know I wish I was in the Baton Rouge weather right now...

Wednesday, December 31 2008 at 07:00 PM

No, I never recieved an invite for Southern's pre-law day. When is it?

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Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

What is your top choice?

Top Choice
Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

You know... I am not really sure yet what my top choice is. At this point I want to see where I am accepted and then go from there. I don't want to get my heart set on somewhere where I don't get accepted and then get disappointed. Have you visited Southern yet? I am interested in their school but have yet to receive anything in the mail from them; cards, pre-law advertisements, etc.

Sunday, January 18 2009 at 07:00 PM

Were you accepted to the SP conditional program at Loyola???