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Law School Applications / Completely Intimidated to Apply
« on: December 04, 2010, 06:20:30 AM »
 Hi all,

This forum has been very helpful to me as I research more about the trials and tribulations of applying to law school. My biggest hesitance is my GPA. I received a 2.9 in my final year because of a lot of different factors; I paid my own way through college and I worked constantly my last two years to pay my living costs. It took its toll, considering I was a double major in literary journalism and criminology, law and society. Both required mountains of reading, writing and time, but I loved the subjects and got back so much more than any letter grade will ever show. That aside, I don't want to throw a "Woe is Me" party and make excuses; I simply should have chosen to work less and study more.

I'm considering whether or not to prepare for the LSAT, but what school in their right mind would accept such a low GPA? My LSAT score could potentially save me, but I do not have the means to take any tutoring or prep classes. I have the means to study on my own; I'll have the time to prepare, that's for sure. I'm currently serving in Central Asia as a Peace Corps Volunteer and the winters here are long and cold.

I also joined the forum that others keep talking about to see the school numbers and what not... all discouraging, haha. Still, I loved studying law in my undergrad work, though my grades do not show for it since those awesome law professors kicked my butt! My most difficult professor was the assistant dean to my university's law school; he taught using the Socratic Method, and people absolutely dreaded his class. I loved him, and I loved the anxiety of walking into his class to be potentially eaten alive that day.

I know I have the passion to pursue law school, but my GPA took a hit to my confidence in terms of the application process. Any advice would really be appreciated. Thank you!

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