jwalker5 (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F - Fee Waiver A - Attending W - Withdrawn D - Deferred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
North Carolina Central University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Florida International University WL, Rejected D Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta F Rejected D Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 12/13/08 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Hamline University Waitlisted D Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 02/24/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Nova Southeastern University Accepted Type: SP Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Detroit Mercy F Accepted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 02/24/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/23/09 Upd: 13 years
Vermont Law School Accepted A Type: RA $25,000 Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: 02/24/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Loyola University New Orleans F WL, Accepted W Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 12/31/08 Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: 03/13/09 Upd: 13 years
University of California Irvine Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 12/19/08 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Duke University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 12/14/08 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
St. Thomas University - Florida F Accepted W Type: SP Sent: -- Rec: 12/12/08 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Northeastern University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 12/13/08 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
University of Maryland F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Albany Law School of Union University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 12/17/08 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 13 years
Hofstra University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 12/18/08 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Stetson University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 12/12/08 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
University of Iowa F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 12/12/08 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Drexel University F Rejected Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 12/12/08 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
American University F Waitlisted Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: 01/13/09 Comp: 12/30/08 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 144
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.34
  • Degree GPA: 3.34
  • School Type: HBCU
  • Major: Psychology

Demographic Information

  • City: Atlanta
  • State: Georgia
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Woman
  • Under Represented Minority: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 1-2 Years

Extra Curricular Information

-Cofounder of Nonprofit in Atlanta
-Numerous civic engagement service projects for past 3 years
-Vice President Phi Alpha Delta 2007
-Congressperson Bonner Scholars 2007
-Many more....

Last UPDATE June 2010 ( in case someone researches profiles from far back in 09-10)

I am glad that I got a chance to talk with students who have come across my profile for this admissions cycle. I know how useful this website is for future law students trying to measure their chances of admittance at certain schools. I hope my story served as motivation and a useful tool for their journey into law school.

I am currently studying abroad in Vienna and Budapest studying International Business Law and IP law. I also got accepted as a transfer student to Santa Clara School of Law to specialize in IP law. To those with low LSATs, please understand that it is NOT determinative of your aptitude. Work hard and keep the faith and everything will work out. I am grateful that VLS gave me an opportunity to study law and gave me a scholarship. Living in Vermont however, was more difficult than I expected: the school's flagship program in Environmental law left me with limited options outside of that to explore other areas of law, living in the middle of nowhere was quite a culture shock, and I felt kinda isolated. Do not get me wrong, VLS is an excellent school with excellent faculty and I am sad to leave, but it is time for me to move on and take advantage of some opportunities in IP law. I will officially retire my profile so those of you who happen to come across my page and have any questions, please email me at: jazzyslim2005@yahoo.com

Additional info & updates

-Graduated College in 3.5 years
-After months of studying for LSAT, I didn't expect to get the score I got, but I am going to have to live with it and hope for the best because taking the Feb 09 test will not reach schools in time
-Applying for CLEO! I hope to get in!

I know some may wonder why I applied to a lot of "reach" schools considering my numbers but I just wanted to see if its true or not whether law schools can really look past numbers...we'll see won't we! ;)

Jan 13-Waitlisted from John Marshall, totally was not expecting to hear anything from any schools for another month or so...so caught off guard with the decision letter in the mail...but at least its not a rejection yet! Now I'm going to be watching the mailbox like a hawk now! Dang, my nerves can't take it lol

Feb 3- Received four law letters yesterday: American, Drexel, Stetson, Iowa. American waitlisted me!!!!!!! OMG!!! I am soo shocked considering that I got a lot of rejections! I realllllllllllly want to go home to DC for law school and this was a very welcomed surprise. Now I need to campaign harder!! ;)

Feb 6- Rejected from Hofstra, oh well.... And received email from St Thomas, they want me to do a summer conditional program, I was going to consider it but then I realized that it was VERY expensive! Not sure about it but its not like I have many choices! : ?

Feb 10- Good things from St Thomas, the admissions office put in contact with 3L who did and completed the summer conditional program. After speaking with him, I feel alot more confident about possibly applying for the program. It is good the St Thomas arranged that for me, if admissions is that helpful to a law applicant, imagine how it must be while enrolled! So, I will hold off sending in a deposit yet, I will make that my last resort if I dont get off the waitlist or into any other school and CLEO.

Feb 11- Getting a bit worried about the rest of the schools since I havent had a definite YES from any school...Loyola is a great school and hope to get in....thinkin about inquiring about an interview.

Feb 11- Had an interview with Direction of Admissions for Loyola, I think it went pretty well, I had to explain my low lsat and things that I wanted to put in my application but had not had a chance to do. I will find out something next thursday, hopefully it will be good news! (Staying positive ; ? )

Feb 19 11:35pm- Counting down to the minutes! lol Called Loyola as instructed and learned that my file goes to the committee today! I thought it went already!?! But I'll be patient because I'll hear something by this afternoon! Im hoping for good news!

Feb 19 4:45pm- Have not gotten in contact with Director so will call back tomorrow morning.

Feb 20- Called Director back and I am waitlisted, but not feeling bad about it because she really urged me to give her a call back March 1 to check my standing, I have a feeling she is going to look out for me!

Feb 20- Spoke with Dean of Admissions from Vermont Law and she urged me to apply, so I will be sending off my apps ASAP, in addition Nova, NCCU, and maybe Detroit Mercy.

Feb 21- Northeastern got me good! I went to the mailbox and saw a large envelop from NE, so Im all excited right? Wrong! Just a letter from Career Services about their Coop program...man that threw me off!!! LOL

Feb 24-Since my cycle hasn't given me any definate answers from any schools, I submitted apps for Hamline, North Carolina Central, Detroit Mercy, Nova, and Vermont...ight last round of apps, hopefully ill have better luck with these schools.

Feb 25- Here's a blog and response I recently wrote to in order to understand my chances of getting off the waitlist for American. It was to Ann Levine from Law School Expert and the blog was about waitlists:

[February 25th, 2009 at 09:57 | #7 Reply | Quote
Hello Ms. Levine,
I have a question about what I should do. I am a female minority and was placed at my top choice (American University) waitlist. Honestly, I did not even think they would consider my application because it is a long shot for me. My GPA is in their 25th percentile with a 3.34 and LSAT is no where on the radar, 144. In my case, should I consider the waitlist a rejection if they are Yield protecting? Or do I have any chance of getting off, and if so, what should I do? (I sent a letter of continued interest and spoke with the Dean of Diversity Affairs and an alumnae professor there about my file).
Ann Levine
February 25th, 2009 at 12:53 | #8 Reply | Quote
Hi Jasmine,
It sounds like you're doing everything right. I have seen American make HUGE exceptions on LSAT in order to admit minorities. If they weren't going to consider you seriously, they would have outright rejected you. I think your chances will depend on how many deposits they get from URM admitted applicants.
I wish you the best of luck!]

Feeling a whole lot better! I"m in it for the looong Haul for American!!

March 2-(sigh) Albany rejection and FIU hold letter, when will I see some positive news??

March 10- Rejection from Northeastern and UMD, oh well...i had met the Dean of admissions for UMD a few years ago, she went to my alma mata, but i guess my lsat is ultimately holding more weight than anything.

March 13- Friday the 13!!!!!!!!! The most unluckiest day if the year and guess what?????? I'm off Loyola Waitist!!!!!! Im sooooo excited!!! Thank you Jesus, now I know I will be goin to Law School!!! I found out via online status checker!

March 16- Just withdrew myself from St Thomas's list of conditional summer program applicants. It was kinda funny that the administrative assistant asked me why I was withdrawing. I told her i got accepted to another school. Did she really have to ask that though? I mean, I wasn't even unconditionally accepted? Ya'll tell me if that program aint all about $$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be wary of those conditional summer programs......

March 17- Had an interesting conversation with a professor from American who served on the admissions committee in the past. Well....long story short she told me to go ahead and secure a seat at another school. I appreciate her honesty and candid responses to my question but it looks like i will be unlikely off the waitlist, due to that lsat. So now, i think i will withdraw apps from the rest of the schools i recently submitted since I only applied to them as a last resort. Now that I'm in at Loyola, I think that's my best bet. I really like that school. We'll see.......

March 30-Received a rejection from Duke...was expected...still wondering what's taking CLEO sooo long with my application!! I emailed my acceptance letter from Loyola, hopefully that should get the ball rolling. Now UCI, no word...i guess that's another rejection..but no worry cuz I'm happy with Loyola.

March 30 6:00pm- Ight, I'm going to Loyola, its official! I got a scholarship from my (alma mater ) school to offset 1% of tuition lol (hey its better than nothing at all!) I will still update ya'll with the rest of the school's actions but like I said before, I have no interest in attending them since they were last resorts.

April 1: I GOT INTO CLEO!!!!!!!!!.......sike! April fools to me! lol Unfortunately I did not make it in the program, I spoke with the director this morning and she told me that she would put me on a wait list. So now I need to find a prelaw prep program because I really want to prepare for law school....any suggestions anybody?

April 13: Called Vermont Law and learned that I was accepted!!!! They sent an email on last friday but I haven't been near the computer for a few days. Sent acceptance package last friday. I'm soo excited now I have options...but I still want to go to Loyola more than Vermont. I need to weigh both programs...anybody with any info about Vermont hit me up!

April 15- Just recieved my acceptance package from Vermont and and found that I was selected as a Merit Scholar!!!!! $20,000 per year!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! OMG! Yo, im telling ya'll forget the lsat!!!!!!!!!! I got a merit scholarship based on my merit and not by the performance of a test score. This is extremely humbling, I've got to say, It looks like imma withdraw my seat from Loyola. Just like i said before, the only way I would look at another school is if they give me a scholarship, even though my numbers may not warrant one. It feels very good to know that there are schools that WILL look past a low test score and rather see your merit through your hard work, perservance, and dedication in your collegiate career. OMG!! I am sooo completely humbled! ; ) Thank you Vermont!!

April 17- Received rejection from UCI. Had a wonderful convo with Dean of students and dean of enrollment at Vermont, and they said nothing but positive things. I am getting early consideration for a headstart program a week before orientation in august and Dean of students is working to get me even more money!!!! Yo, this was a wild journey that i thought would end in tradgedy for me but God had a special blessing in store for me!

Also, spoke with Loyola about a possible scholarship now that I have a better offer, they are considering it. But you know what, I am starting to realize that Vermont really wants me more than Loyola, and it feels good to be wanted! ; )

April 20-CLEO sent me an invitation to their Attitude is Essential program...I will be sending my seat deposit for that, glad I could bypass the application process and go straight to the front of the line!

April 21- Received additional $5,000 scholarship (Debevoise Family Scholarship) from Vermont! God is Good!

April 22- Got a strange email from John Marshall yesterday saying that my account was deactivated since I did not submit a deposit. I was confused because I did not receive any notification that I was off of "hold' status. Then i called to find out what the deal was and was informed that I got the email in error. My status is still on hold. Wonder if that happened to anybody else. Imma withdraw tomorrow.

April 23- Got email from UDM saying to contact them. It was obvious it was good news because it said congrats in the email. I called and learned I was accepted and will receive letter in mail! Yay!

May 1-Deferred at Hamline and accepted to AMMPLE for Nova. Withdrew already...now one more NCCU...

May 7-Well after 6 long months John Marshall decides to reject me after my deferral in Jan...they gotta lot of nerve! lol

June 24- MY CYCLE IS OFFICIALLY OVER!! Rejected by FIU and waitlisted at NCCU this month. I am currently about to wrap up a prelaw program I was in this month in a couple of weeks and will be gearing up for AIE in July. I couldn't be happier!

I would like to thank everyone who sent me positive vibes throughout my cycle. I would also like to advise future applicants with low LSAT scores not to limit yourself, cast your net wide and have faith. I didn't think any school would accept me and I ended up with a pretty decent acceptance to a great school with money. I am looking foward to my future studies at Vermont and I hope my profile will be helpful to future applicants.

August 19-One last post! I did a few summer prelaw programs and that really opened my eyes to the whole admissions process. Most people (lawyers, judges, mentors) will tell you go to the best law school you can possibly get into. There is merit to that advice, and I must add one more consideration: Fit. Never would I have thought in my wildest dreams that I would feel so lucky to attend VLS. Some schools talk about having a supportive and accessible faculty, excellent career services department, great diversity iniatives, and a personal interest in the growth and success of your legal career. Well, I must say that many schools that preach this definately do not practice it. Based on personal experiences of some friends that went to "prestigious" schools, they were very dissapointed in the level of support and access to resources they needed to make a smooth transition. It seems like some schools lure you in with money and a name brand degree, but you must ask yourself, is this school the right FIT for me? Do they have the level of support I would need to succeed? What about academic counseling, if I'm having trouble understanding consideration in contracts? Would I be able to meet with my professors? Or how about if they can refer you to a a decent landlord for housing? Or even help you move into your house and provide help with furnishing? (Ok the last two were my specific case but some schools may go out of their way to help, you just gotta ask!) Do they follow their school mission down to the period? Those are the things that can affect the type of success you will have in law school. If you attend a school that is there with you every step of the way and takes a genuine personal interest in your success, you've hit the jackpot. I am not trying to endorse VLS, but I am trying to share what I've learned in my admissions cycle and I hope this could help a future applicant that may share commonalities with me, be it academic stats or being a black female. So when choosing the school you will attend, along with its ranking or prestigue, gauge the school's climate and whether or not the school's offerings are conducive to your personal and professional success. I will leave my page up and please, if you have any questions, message me and I will send you my email address. I'm starting my first yr so if you have questions about the application process, some of the prelaw programs I attended, or what 1L is like (I'll definately be able to give you a very candid view since I'll be in the midst of it!) do not hesitate to message me. Best of Luck!!

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hey
Saturday, January 10 2009 at 07:00 PM

We are almost identical in number,good luck!!!!

hey
Saturday, January 10 2009 at 07:00 PM

hey i'm preparing by taking alot of prep tests and going through the powerscore bibles thoroughly, they are incredibile i'm score 166-168 can you believe that!! but anyway i've heard alot of horror stories about the prep courses,powerscore are the best i've heard, you can still take the feb test (tho its extremely too late now) and ask the schools to wait till the scores are realease,even schools who said they wont take it,i've dont this to harvard, i hate to see your gpa go to waste ): i wish we had communicated earlier, i'll be praying for you! ps send G-Town an addendum they'll consider you

Friday, December 05 2008 at 07:00 PM

thanks for the shout-out. good luck with the rest of your cycle!

Tuesday, September 16 2008 at 08:00 PM

COngrats on American! I don't think I am going to St. Thomas. It's a big gamble. Are you considering it? Hopefully, American will accept you!! I'm dying to hear back from all my schools already. I hate this waiting game.

Hi
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Hi there! We have similar numbers here. I wish you the best of luck in this process.

Tuesday, February 17 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the well wishes and best of luck to you as well. I just received my acceptance letter to FAMU this afternoon!

way to go
Tuesday, February 10 2009 at 07:00 PM

Keep the faith! Most of my choices for law school are long shots, but I am truly hoping as well that the schools will do what they claim they do..really look at the application without being blinded by the one "number". I hope you get into American and if not then some other law school will find themselves privileged to have you in their class. Again good luck!

Thanks
Sunday, August 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

I am really grateful for how my cycle has gone so far, although, there are still a number of school left to hear from. To answer your question, no I have not decided where I'm going to go yet, but I will be deciding next month.

CLEO
Sunday, August 24 2008 at 08:00 PM

No, I didn't apply to CLEO; I might have if this cycle had not turned out the way it has for me so far (which I was far from ever expecting). I support your recent round of apps. But I'm confident that you'll start getting some responses. Have u checked on the status of the apps u haven't heard from?

American
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

How are you doing? Congrats on the waitlist at American.

Congrats!!!
Friday, February 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on your acceptance. I personally know it feels great. Nothing feels better than knowing that you're going! I wish you great success!

Loyola....
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Nicely done on Loyola NO!!! Is this for the full time or for the part time program?

congrats
Monday, July 21 2008 at 08:00 PM

good job on Loyola! i cant believe u were pulled off of the waitlist so fast! def gives me hope :)

Congratulations!
Saturday, March 14 2009 at 08:00 PM

Good job on Loyola.

Hey!
Tuesday, February 17 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thank you! I'm starting to really warm up to Florida Coastal. I think that the environment will be more "part time" friendly. The scholarship sure didn't hurt either. Everyone I've spoken with is so nice. They even have a relocation specialist that's helping us search for housing. I'm unsure as to what Miami will do, and I'm even more certain that they aren't going to throw any scholarship money my way. I don't want to jinx it however. Only time will tell. Congratulations on Loyola!!! Have you heard from CLEO? I'm attending their Attitude is Essential program this summer. Are you?

Wednesday, September 10 2008 at 08:00 PM

Congrats about Loyola! Yea it is the diversity grant. Have you gone for a visit? I went the day before Mardi Gras (not a smart idea) and was not that impressed...are you going to the Open House? OO Good luck with American, I really want to go there!

Thanks!
Monday, January 12 2009 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the pep talk. I think I'm just going to re apply next year rather than transfer. I think if I work hard over summer I can pick up my LSAT score. I bought the Powerscore Logic Games Bible - I hear it's the best so hopefully it will help my weak point! Good luck to you too!!

thanks
Thursday, July 17 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the motivational comments. And congrats on your acceptances. I'm getting anxious; the waiting is the hardest part. I will def take your advice and reach out to Loyola.

Friday, November 14 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on Loyola! New Orleans is a great city! :D

Congrats
Monday, May 12 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the support and congratulations to you on Loyola! I have no idea on where I am going so it gets really tough for me next month!

Monday, March 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

hey man thanks for your comment, yea i really hope i get into one of the three New York schools I applied to. The reason why I didn't apply to Pace was because I was a day late on the deadline, and as for as the other schools, I thought it would have been a waste of time and money because of my low lsat score. I only applied to cooley as a safety incase I don't get accepted to any other school, but now I hear that it's difficult, if not impossible to even transfer after your first year at cooley. So yea, hopefully I get into cuny or touro which are both tier 4 schools, maybe even Hofstra (tier 3) if i'm really lucky.

BTW
Monday, March 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

I just noticed that you were waitlisted at American University, that's crazy.. really hard school to get into, but that's some motivation right there. Good Luck!

you GOOO Again!!!
Tuesday, December 30 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for your encouragement, i love that i have cheerleaders out there who are in the same boat!!! I hated that LSAT it sucked and i upped my score 10 points after taking it again. so i was in same position as you last year and got all rejections. It was traumatic. BUt you and I are going to law school no matter what. Hopefully FIU will consider you too. Are you p/t or f/t? someone on LSN got called and they asked her if she would be part time cuz of her lower lsat. i guess they use different stats for part time.

Hello fellow Justice Studies UG!
Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

... on getting closer to making a final decision! I might also be attending Phoenix School of Law, although I am holding out hope that ASU will accept me. I just don't know; I have been waiting for them SO LONG. Good luck on the rest of your apps!

Whoops...
Sunday, October 26 2008 at 08:00 PM

Yes indeed. I had followed a link to your profile from another page. Sorry about that.

Friday, November 14 2008 at 07:00 PM

I think I'm going to reserve a spot at NCCU, because I'd be happy to go there, but I still want my other decisions though.

Hi Spelman Sis!
Saturday, November 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

I love your spirit, and that you went for "reach" schools! The ones that WL'd you saw something! Congrats on American!! I REALLY wanted to go there, but can't win them all! I wish you luck with the rest of your cycle!! We should definitely connect. When did you graduate? I'm c/o 08. Keep me posted on where you ultimately decide to go. It looks like Loyola right? Anywho, thanks for the congrats with Florida Coastal :), I am going to send them my deposit since it is due April 15th, but I am also sending Hofstra an addendum, that could help. We will see!

Thanka!!
Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

Thanks so much for the words of encouragement!! I'm really hoping that I get into SU! Congrats on Loyola! Once again, thanks for the support!

Congrats on Loyola!
Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hey there! I see that you're pretty much leaning towards Loyola! I am stuck between choosing Stetson or Loyola. I sent in my 1st deposit already...I mean hey...they are giving money :-) However, so far I like what I am hearing about Stetson too. Anywho...are you attending their Open House in April?

Sunday, January 25 2009 at 07:00 PM

Right now...I'm not sure what I am going to do. Maybe I'll see you there! I saw in one of your wall comments that you went to Spellman...I went to Howard! :-) Well from one fellow HBCUer to another...hope to see you there! :-) Congrats again! (I do believe Loyola does offer tuition assistance to 2L and 3L students based on grades though...hope it helps :-)

Thanks and Congrats
Sunday, October 12 2008 at 08:00 PM

....on your acceptance to Loyola. You are really having a good cycle. As for CLEO, I would encourage you to contact Loyola or one of your other schools to see if they will nominate you. I would encourage you to be a bit more persistent because I really believe CLEO can benefit you.

Good to hear from you.
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

I am still waiting for the rest. Anything is possible. However, Idaho is looking like a solid option. We shall see. What are you leaning towards?

LOL
Saturday, November 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

@ your March 30th post... dear Spelman lol... you have to take what you can get! I'm excited for you. Law School here we come! :)

Thanks!
Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Hey there, thanks for the congrats, I will take all of the congrats I can get! :) Good job to you too, for getting accepted into Loyola, that is a great school!! At this time Hamline is definitely my top choice and I was very very excited when they called me. I still have some schools yet to hear from but I don't know if I will get accepted into a better school than Hamline. I see you have applied there as well. Have you expressed interest in the Founders Enrollment Program? I saw on that you were wanting suggestions for preparing for law school... I have actually enrolled in the Law Preview program for June 22-27th in Atlanta! That would be perfect for you, considering you are already there! The only bad thing is that the class is a thousand bucks to enroll, but I think they offer some kind of payment plan or loans if you are not able to pay upfront. Me, I just charged my credit card. Now I'm working to try to pay it off pretty quickly. Would be so cool if we could take the Law Preview class together! I am like you, I want to be as prepared as possible so that when I get into school I know exactly what to do and what to expect.

Getting to Maybe
Monday, August 11 2008 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the tip on the book, I will look for it! Your message inspired me to e-mail the admissions rep at Hamline and ask if they think that Law Preview is a good idea. After all, it is a large amount of money like you said... Hopefully I will hear back from them soon. But in the meantime, I will look for that book!

I'm Thinking...
Saturday, November 29 2008 at 07:00 PM

International Law. I originally wanted to do Entertainment Law, and I connected with one out there who gave me a lot of tips, but it is such a cut-throat industry to get into. We will see how the chips fall down the line. :) I just know I want to deal mainly with contracts and travel. How about you?

Vermont!
Tuesday, December 16 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats to you and Vermont! What a lovely scholarship package you have!!! I'm going to visit USF next weekend!!! I've heard nothing but great things about USF! I'm so excited!! I'll keep you posted my friend!

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!
Tuesday, February 17 2009 at 07:00 PM

That scholarship is FABULOUS!!!! I love the comment about the lsat! I gave it the middle finger long ago! :-) I wish you all the best. We'll both be leaving the Atlanta traffic behind. Hopefully we'll run into each other. Please keep in touch and let me know how you're doing up there! mzshaw

Vermont Law
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Nice job on Vermont.

Thanks!
Monday, May 12 2008 at 08:00 PM

However, congrats are due to you also. Especially for you getting all of that scholarship money! You will love Vermont Law, my Frat Brother went there and they loved him. He even spoke at commencement, he may have also finished top of the class (but don't quote me on that last part). Anyways, he is an ADA now in Savannah so I hope your experience there is great also!

CLEO
Monday, May 12 2008 at 08:00 PM

Also, I clearly have been slipping on keeping up with your profile. Who talked to you about doing Attitude is Essential (AIE)? Was it Ms. Williams (Director of Admissions for CLEO)? I ask because I talked to her about CLEO and after that conversation, I'm probably going to do ICLEO instead of CLEO and do the AIE Program in CLEOs place. Also, how much is the AIE deposit?

UDM
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Congrats on UDM. Are you considering it?

Vermont and AIE
Monday, May 12 2008 at 08:00 PM

Yea, he was some kind of legend up there. In fact, he wanted me to go there also (especially last year with my horrible cycle)! He even told me he could probably line me up some scholarship money (he is supposed to be tight with admissions). However, there was NO WAY I was going all the way up to Vermont for law school! Lol!Anyways, ironically, we will not meet if you do AIE. Due to ICLEO, I must do AIE in Los Angeles!

Thanks and congrats to you
Tuesday, February 10 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hey I appreciate your comments. I was excited that Akron accepted me, but I have decided to take a year off. My wife wants to go to law school as well so i am letting her get her first year out of the way while I concentrate on retaking the LSAT. This way maybe I can get into either a better school or at least get some money..lol. Congrats on Vermont!! I am curious though being from Georgia what made you decide to go that far up north? Thanks and best wishes in your future law career.

AIE
Wednesday, January 28 2009 at 07:00 PM

I will be attending AIE in Atlanta. See you there!

Vermont
Monday, December 01 2008 at 07:00 PM

Vermont is final decision, eh? Did you secure housing? I wish you the best of luck. Vermont is a good school. :)

about LSAT scores and law school admissi
Tuesday, February 10 2009 at 07:00 PM

Sorry I am getting back to you so late. What I have learned from this process is that law schools understand the bureaucratic hypocrisy they promote by giving such high weight to LSAT scores. The problem is that unfortunately we ask them to do it. Because we place USNews rankings and other such lists as our measuring sticks for defining a good law school we perpetuate the cycle for them to have to use some sort of impersonal criteria on which to judge people. This is the LSAT. It is interesting because the main point of the logical reasoning questions is to never assume you know something unless you have the facts...but law schools have to brush this dogma under the table so to speak when it comes to assuming that someone with a 160 score will do better in law school than someone with a 147. In the end it does not matter. You have gotten into law school and regardless of what school it is you have shown through your tenacity and will that you already have the skills to be a better lawyer than most Harvard grads, who are honestly nothing more than a number to their admissions staff. My final advice to those who have low LSAT scores, understand this: you will not get into the law school you want, but you will get into the law school that wants you..and I think that is the most important thing for someone who wants to be successful.

hello!
Friday, January 30 2009 at 07:00 PM

i was at AIE in Atlanta, were you there too??

AIE
Friday, January 30 2009 at 07:00 PM

I thought it was awesome, it was everything else than what I expected it would be. :) kinda like a crash course for what will be our lives in three weeks. Vermont, WOW Good luck :)

First Yr @ VLS
Wednesday, December 02 2009 at 07:00 PM

Hey, I hope all is well. I would love to know how your first year at Vermont Law is going? How is the work load? How is it the environment for you as a black female? Thank you in advance for getting back to me.

VLS
Saturday, January 16 2010 at 07:00 PM

Hey there- I am seriously considering VLS, so I have basically the very same questions as environ25 about how your first year is going, the weather, and the complete desolation of VT. (You are from DC) I got into American, but my passion is environmental law... any advice would help- thanks!