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Considering I have to lower my expectations a bit, I'm probably going to look into applying to University of Minnesota, Hastings, USC, UT, and NYU;  I also haven't decided if I'll apply to some nearby smaller schools. I'm aware my acceptance rate probably won't be too high. haha.

I guess a good, LGBT-friendly school will do.

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply everyone. I can't help but feel disappointed--- as I was set on going to a top tier school.

I know I made my bed and I have to lay in it... but I was hoping the extra work now would somewhat compensate for the lack of work before. Guess I need to reevaluate this whole process.


I have taken 2 prep tests and scored in the 160s. I'm confident it will be in the 170s once I've actually studied for it.


Just to give a brief, I originally majored in economics and did pretty terrible (3.1 GPA). After a break after graduation, I decided to go back to school and get a BS and MA in accounting. Through four of the six quarters, I have gotten a 4.0, and I am fairly confident I will get a 4.0 in the last two quarters.

I also think it is reasonable that I can get a 170 on the LSAT.

Do you think law school admissions may essentially look over my undergraduate GPA with the improved credentials? I really don't want to go to law school unless I go to a top 20 school. Am I in over my head to think I still have a shot at it?


Incoming 1Ls / Tax Attorney opinions
« on: September 14, 2012, 05:03:15 PM »
Just to give a brief about myself, I'm an accounting graduate student at a low-tier school. I will have passed my CPAs by the end of the school year.

I'm realizing more and more how fascinated I am by law. I know law school will be rigorous and stressful, but it's something I feel like I would thoroughly enjoy learning.

Also what I'm realizing more is that the more I work, the less I like to deal with people. I'm not saying I want to sit in a cubicle all day, but I'm definitely not the guy who wants to get up and give speeches in front of people.

Do any of you think there are (tax) law jobs that I should research more that will require less social interaction?


Pursuing an LLM / LLM in tax without a JD
« on: July 16, 2012, 02:09:49 PM »

I will graduate with a Master's in accounting by the end of the year. Also, I will have passed the four CPA exams by then.

I recently made the decision that I want to go to school for tax law but another three years of school seems daunting. I am aware of Villanova's LLM program for those who are certified CPAs (even though they do not have a JD). Are there any other schools I am not aware of that will accept students into their LLM program who are not foreign or a JD graduate?

160+ LSAT score (trying to get in the 170s)
4.0 MA GPA thus far; terrible undergrad GPA

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