jdseeker29 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
#2 St. Thomas University - Florida F WL, Accepted A Type: SP Sent: 11/18/09 Rec: 11/18/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 07/12/10 Upd: 12 years
#3 John Marshall Law School - Atlanta F Pending Type: RA Sent: 07/01/10 Rec: 07/01/10 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#3 Nova Southeastern University F PT Pending W Type: Sent: 11/30/09 Rec: 11/30/09 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#2 University of Miami F Pending W Type: Sent: 09/25/09 Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 12 years
#5 Ave Maria University School of Law F Rejected Type: Sent: 09/25/09 Rec: 09/25/09 Comp: 10/21/09 Inter: -- Dec: 03/17/10 Upd: 12 years
#1 Florida International University F PT Rejected Type: Sent: 01/15/10 Rec: 10/27/09 Comp: 10/27/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/15/10 Upd: 13 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 144
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.32
  • Degree GPA: 3.07
  • School Type: Public
  • Major: Criminal Justice

Demographic Information

  • City: Miami
  • State: Florida
  • Race: African American
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Intern @ the State Attorney's Office Summer 08, extended an offer of employment immediately after, which I accepted in the Felony division.
Made the Deans list twice.
Played D1 basketball two years & D2 for 1 year.
Named to D2 All Conference team
Busy raising a family of three at the moment. Hoping to make things even more complicated with 3-4 more years of law school ;-).

Additional info & updates

Married mother of 3. Worked full time and went to school full-time. Just graduated in 2008. Hoping to get a great LSAT score on my first go around this June...wish me luck.

7-31-10 STU ORIENTATION
GETTING READY FOR ORIENTATION @ STU, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE THIS YEAR.

7-30-10 FIU RECONSIDERATION-REJECTED
WELL I GOT REJECTED AGAIN FROM FIU.

7-12-10 IN @ STU
Got a call from the Director of Admissions advising me I have been accepted. YEAH going to law school. I will be attending STU. I have also revised my #'s so they reflect my true #'s which were slighty fudged for identity reasons. I heard law school jump on these boards every now& then. Good luck with the rest of your cycles everyone.

7-1-10 Stu Summer conditional program

Finshed the Stu conditional program this past Saturday. Received an envelope today which said I was placed on hold since I didnt finish in the top 20%. I did however finish in the top 30%....out of 64 students, so not too bad. I will call the admission office tomorrow to see what # I am on the hold list. So thankful I have a shot at getting into the fall class of 2010. Please withdraw if you dont plan on attending Stu please!!!!!!!

5/13/10
I WILL BE ATTENDING STU, IF BY CHANCE I GET INTO FIU (STILL UNDER RE-CONSIDERATION) THEN FIU IT IS. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

2/21/09 Just took my first diagnostic yesterday and got a 136...gotta get that up by June if I want to be considered as a competitive candidate.

3/14/09 Just took another diagnostic and got a 143, maybe I'll be in the 150 range the next go around ;-) got until June to tighten up.

3/31/09 Took another diagnostic...142 but I bombed the games section, so although it was less than my previous score I know the 150's are not too far away now if I can just remain consistent on all portions of the test.

4/10/09 Got a call from Kaplan and was approved for a 35% discount...I was hoping for 50% off but $839 is a whole lot better than paying $1200-1300, so I caved in and will be taking the May class that ends the week before I take the LSAT on June 8th.

4/22/09 Paid my deposit for Kaplan today. Hoping to finally hit that 155-160 within the next month with the extra practice Ill get in with the course.

6/23/09 Wow, a little down about my first LSAT test but now that I have gotten my first attempt out of the way I think I can definitely do better on the Sept. test. Logic games...I will own you on my next go 'round!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

7/22/09 Just submitted my app for Spring 2010 @ St. Thomas....my first official app so I am a little nervous.

7/28/09 Got a call from STU admissions inquiring about additional info. for my app. suprised to here anything this early but at least I know I am officially under review.

8/26/09 Checked with STU admissions and was told my app was complete and being reviewed by the committee.

8/27/09 well.....got my first denial letter from STU today postmarked 8/26/09 for the spring/Jan. 10 semester. Cant say I didnt expect it, but it still sucks ;-(. I will reapply for the Fall term after I get my Sept. 24th score back.

9/25/09 well...Im getting ready to turn in before I make my 2nd attempt at the LSAT tomorrow morning...Good luck to everyone....I also submitted my apps to Ave Maria & UM....Ill finish up the others over the wknd.

10/13/09 Got an email from Ave Marie today for more info and conf. my app was received.

10/21/09 Went complete today with Ave Maria...they are 1 hour west of where I live but its definitely worth a shot.

11/18/09 Re-applied to STU today for the Fall with a new targeted rec letter and a revised PS. Will also apply to Nova PT-fALL program within the next week.

11/26/09 FIU OPEN HOUSE
Open House was great faculty seemed great...students were very helpful and answered a lot of my questions...boy I hope I can get in ;-) Does anyone know if you get extra index points if you are an ALUM ;-) LOL, just wishful thinking ppl ;-).

11/30/09 NOVA
I applied to Nova today and got a response a few hours later requesting a few things.

I also had a hiccup in my app where I have a FINANCIAL OBLIGATION for a non-degree granting institution where I attended a semester. The application stated that any outstanding financial obligation must be satisfied before the fall semester...has anyone run into this issue with Nova or other schools.. I also had the same thing happen at UM. All the other schools I applied to made no mention of this....assuming b/c it was not either of the schools I earned a degree from.

AVE
I also got an email from Ave today with the link to the online status checker and a msg that a decision should be made within 4-6 weeks. LET THE WAITING BEGIN!!!!!

12/6/09 IN AT STU !!!!! MAN IT FEELS GOOD! RECEIVED A SORTA' THICK ENVELOPE THIS SATURDAY STATING I WAS ADMITTED TO THE SUMMER CONDITIONAL...WILL DEFINITELY TAKE IT IF FIU OR AVE DONT COME THROUGH BY THE APRIL DEADLINE I HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY STU.

12/17 Submitted a diversity statement to supplement my FIU app.

12/21 FIU confirmed my diversity stmt was rcvd and my app is now with the committee. Has anyone else heard anything from FIU? I applied super early and Im hoping to hear something soon...fingers crossed.

1/11 FIU says I should have a decision by the end of next wk at the latest. AVE says I should have a decision by the end of this week....great to know that I may have some final answers in the coming days.

1/15 REJECTED AT FIU-OUCH!!!!NOT EVEN A WAITLIST...TOTALLY BUMMED.

2/5 FIU SUBMITTED MY RECONSIDERATION LETTER TO FIU FOR PT 2010 THEY SAY I SHOULD HEAR SMTG IN 30 DAYS. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO ON THE WHOLE RECONSIDERATION PROCESS PLEASE PM ME.

2/16 AVE MARIA WHAT THE HECK...MY STATUS CHECKER & ADMISSION HAVE TOLD ME MY FILE HAS BEEN WITH COMMITTEE SINCE EARLY JAN. HAS ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCE LONGER THAN NORMAL WAIT TIMES FOR AVE.

2/23 STU CONDITIONAL PROGRAM
GETTING CLOSER TO MY STU PYMT DEADLINE, WILL HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION SOON....ANYONE ELSE ATTENDING THE STU CP PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

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Thursday, May 29 2008 at 08:00 PM

no they didnt charge me extra. i know stetson does. they suck cuz they are already super expensive to apply to.PS as a fellow student athlete the schools i applied to really like the fact that i was a student athlete so if that somethine you havent payed up that may be something to think about.

Thursday, July 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

Sorry about your son. Good luck on your cycle. I applied late to every school, my numbers suck, and I couldn't really devote the amount of prep time I hoped to for the LSAT. Make sure you really prepare for that exam...I feel it's the most important factor besides your soft skills.

lsat
Tuesday, December 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

you have enough time to crush the lsat. highly recommend the prep course Powerscore. if you cannot afford 750, buy the powerscore bibles and just get practice tests. the course is online and wiht 3 kids you can look at teh archive classes over and over again on your own time but still be home. practice and practice. I upped my score 10 points from 145 to 155. straight from God. i could have gotten higher but i froze on one of the games. you will do good, don't waste the gpa. plus the part time programs at nova and fiu appear (see last years stats on lsac) to have a lower stats for pert time. with the hardship and being a minority you will get in. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your child. (i read your response to the birdman). you appear to be an extraordinary woman and i wish you hte best of luck. :-)

lsat and good luck
Tuesday, December 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks and good luck to you!!! Still highly recommend the powerscores to supplement your studies. Keep in touch and let me know where you land!!! you will crush the LSAT it is just a question of how high you will go!!!

Good Luck!
Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Good luck with your apps!! I'm applying and have a lower gpa to work with and am retaking my lsat hoping for better! Also applying to similar schools.. good luck!

FAMU
Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey, Hope you did great this time around on the lsat! And, I just went today to the FAMU open house in orlando. Its the least expensive school in the state for tuition, and I really got a good impression from the school.. I'm applying there and with the low tuition its really attractive to me.

Friday, July 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

I hope your second LSAT attempt went well! I see you applied to Ave Maria. I visited this weekend and it is AMAZING. They have playgrounds, family picnic areas and a mini water park on campus. I have a two year old so that is really important to me. Thought I'd let you know that I found it to be very mommy friendly :)

Friday, July 10 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on STU!!! I'm so happy for you. Keep me posted on Ave. Maybe we'll get to be classmates next year! Good luck with the rest of your cycle :)

St Thomas
Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on St Thomas!

Tuesday, September 15 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey I saw you played D1 & D2 basketball in college. I know how hard it is to juggle both academic and athletics... good luck with your cycle; I'll be rooting for you :)

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Wednesday, November 11 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hi, I don't know if you read my details, but you can put yourself on Ave Maria's wait list! It's on their website. Also, I think you have a great shot at Nova. Worst case, at least you have St. Thomas, which is more than I have. IF out of state is a possibility for you, fellow Floridian, there are many schools you have a shot at! Best Luck!

St Thomas
Tuesday, May 27 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hi again! I applied to St Thomas last week and already received an email saying it should take 2-3 weeks to hear back.. im excited about that possibility! Have you considered any other schools to apply to?