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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Should I proceed?
« on: May 07, 2014, 09:55:45 AM »
I went through the application process, scored 171 on the LSAT, got accepted to the four schools I applied to with generous scholarships. And then I withdrew. I am three years away from sending my first to college, with my second right behind him. In the end, I feel like the three years can be better invested for my and my kids' futures.

Thanks for checking in on me!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Oct. 5 Test
« on: October 07, 2013, 06:50:34 PM »
You too, Ron. I don't exactly know what to do with myself this evening now that I don't have to study, lol!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Oct. 5 Test
« on: October 07, 2013, 09:41:04 AM »
It was a mad rush, but pretty much what I expected.  My eyes kind of glazed over during of the reading comp sections, but otherwise it was pretty close to my practice sessions.  Now we wait...

Studying for the LSAT / October 5th - how is your last minute prep going?
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:37:53 AM »
I had originally planned to take a complete timed test each day at this point.

However, I'm finding that I do just fine on the reading comp and logical reasoning, but I consistently run out of time on the logic games. I can always solve them, I just usually run out of time with 3-5 questions remaining. So my revised plan is to do 2-3 more complete timed tests, and spend the rest of the time working logic games.

How is everyone else doing? What is tripping you up and how are you handling it during these last ten days?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Admission ticket?
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:33:40 AM »
Nevermind. It was the computer.

Studying for the LSAT / Admission ticket?
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:11:03 AM »
When I pull up my admission ticket for my October 5 test date, it's not filled out.  The blanks for my name and numbers and test center are all blank.  Is this normal?

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Should I proceed?
« on: July 23, 2013, 07:53:50 PM »
Thank you for the input.  You are right that I only have two options for law school. So darn my UGPA, but it is what it is. My hope is that SMU will at least look at my med school transcript and see that this chick can handle the workload. I do plan to work my hiney off to ace the LSAT.  I'm not one to go into anything unprepared (though I was during undergrad, lol!).

As far as confusion, no, I really want to be a lawyer. I just need a back up plan because I am 46 and limited geographically. If I'm going to have a second career, then it  needs to happen soonest. And I have to be judicious about spending family resources, as I have two entering high school so funding their education is a higher priority. Public health can have me working on health policy and I would enjoy that, but law is my first choice. In either case I hope to put my medical background to good use.

Thanks for the input.  It's great to soak up all the wisdom from this site.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Should I proceed?
« on: July 23, 2013, 02:09:37 PM »

I am new here, and a very non-traditional student.

Here are my stats:
Undergrad - 3.46
Medical school - 3.95
Work - left medicine after internship in 2000 to stay home with kids; other that some entrepreneurial/investment type stuff (owner of children's gym, house flipping) that allowed me to be with my kids, I haven't worked since internship
Current - working on Certificate in Public Health and will proceed to MPH or PhD if I'm not accepted to law school
LSAT in October - I am a very good test-taker - scored 98th percentile on GRE, with a 5.5 out of 6 on the written portion, so I am pretty sure I can score well on the LSAT

I am 46.

I am limited to DFW, and need some funding (don't feel right dipping into my own kids' college funds to educate myself even more).

Do I have a chance at all?

Thanks for you input!

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