"Non-Traditional" student (35 years old)
American History/Law Studies teacher (8 years)
Typical of many: was scoring 5-7 pts. higher on prep tests. Took Kaplan course. So-so. Would not say it totally sucks but also would not say it was superb either. I think one problem (at least from my experience) is that they hire people who know their stuff but don't have any real experience teaching it to others (being a teacher myself, I guess I notice these things). Best of luck to all in this stressful application process.
12/26: Accepted to Nova's AAMPLE
1/09: Waiting, Waiting. I don't understand why people with lower and higher numbers who applied after me are hearing yays or nays. I perfectly understand the low LSAT, but send the rejection already! HRUMPH!!
PLEASE HELP!!!! I got this e-mail from FCLS saying "Hello and congrats on your acceptance--when would you like to schedule a tour?" Is this BS? I haven't got any mail confirmation, so I'm thinking it's a mistake. If anyone else has gotten this and it really is an acceptance, let me know. Thanks
1/29--It's official, I AM accepted at FCSL. I am truly humbled to have been given this honor, especially since they were obviously willing to look past my awful LSAT score. If I can get in, you certainly can too. Focus on your personal statement, get good letters of recommendation, and keep the lines of communication open (without being pesky) with admissions folk. Rejected at Barry. Not broken up--I have heard good things about it, but it is only provisionally accredited and their bar passage is lower than FCSL
1/30--OOPS. No offense. Barry is FULLY ACCREDITED by the ABA
2/09: Back from Coastal tour. It seems like a really good, solid school in a nice part of Jacksonville. I plan on attending, (so take my comments with a grain of salt) but I was blown away by what they have to offer in terms of academic success programs, clinics, and career opps. Although there are other criteria besides bar passage rates to raise a school's tier, I don't think Coastal is going to be a 4th tier law school for long, considering their bar passage is higher than older established schools like St. Thomas and Nova (77.6% in Feb 06--above the state average of 73-74%)
Withdrew from St. Thomas 3/08. Said they needed another letter of recom--told them I was going to 'Coastal.
3/08--An ACCEPT to Florida A & M. Sending my withdrawal, however, as I am Jax- bound