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Law School Applications / Early Acceptance/Decision
« on: May 24, 2010, 10:59:46 PM »
Does anyone know whether applying to law school via an early acceptance/decision route affect one's chances of getting a scholarship? 

It seems like if they know you're enrolling at their school, their rationale behind offering a scholarship is dramatically reduced.

Thoughts?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Another Criminal Record Question
« on: April 17, 2010, 01:53:46 PM »
I've read through a few related posts and found some useful tips. Nonetheless, I'd like to get some comments/suggestions/advise about the realities of my being accepted to a local law school.  

Scenario: 3 law schools within commutable distance from my home. Two 3/4Ts, One Top 50-60. Have yet to take LSAT. UGPA is 3.6 with dual major in Econ/German. Executive MBA from Top 20 program. I'm 37 now, will likely enter in 2011 at 38.

Convictions on my record are a DUI (1991), Misdemeanor Assualt (1992), and Disorderly Conduct while Intoxicated (1996). Also, as a juvenile, had a disorderly conduct w/possession of very small amount of marijuana, ca. 1988.

Since these events, I've graduated with my bachelors, lived overseas, gotten married,completed a rigorous EMBA program while working/traveling full time, have three kids - basically grew up. With the exception of my current stint 'in between opportunities', I've made a good living and held gainful employment with steadily increasing levels of responsibility.

These transgressions aside and pending my LSAT score, I feel I present a strong candidacy for the local Top50-60 program (where I received my undergrad degrees having received various cash awards and a full academic scholarship my senior year). However, it is known to be more on the conservative side.

I have a call into a local attorney who is on the state's Board of Commsissioner's on Conduct and Fitness to obtain his/her thoughts.

Would appreciate any comments from LSD members, including horror stories, success stories as well as suggestions, advise and commentary.

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