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Studying for the LSAT / talk to me...
« on: September 05, 2012, 12:26:24 AM »
I've tried several schools before I finally fought off my demons, settled in, and kicked ass.
Currently I have a 3.65 cum/gpa, and will graduate in the fall.

Why am I writing this.. because I suck on practice LSAT's.
First time I took it, I scored a 133, second time 135 (all timed).

I have a criminal record, all of them misdermeanors, I didn't transfer my grades from one school to another because I felt a fresh start academically was the best way to go.

Since returning, I will be finishing my undergrad in three and half years, will graduate cum or magna cum laud, have attained a degree in CD Counseling AAS, maintained a 4.0 for my first three years, gone back to church and was asked to preach a couple of times, got on the USA Today All-State & All-USA academic teams, been featured in a couple of newspapers, interned for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and have gotten engaged (I made it rain bling on top of the empire state building) to the love of my life, have been given over $20,000 in scholarships, got the chance to enroll at my dream university, UT-Austin, for a summer, and made straight A's.  I run marathons, work out religious, lost 20 pounds, and I just started martial arts.
Not to mention, I haven't gotten anything more than a speeding ticket in like 4 years or so, plus I beat a terrible addiction that almost took my life.

I want to go into law. Basically I want to serve people in that capacity.  Why? Because it's a challenge, its interesting, it motivates me.
I don't have any reason to believe that I would make tons of money, clerk at the federal level, or even become a high profile attorney, but for one reason or another I have this unshakeable belief that if I were to practice law, I would be good at it.

So what's my question: I am scoring in the 130's consistently.... I just finished my last pre-test which put me at the 135 mark. (I raised my score by two points)
Although the law would allow me to practice and take the bar in my state, my question is, will a law school accept me?
I am willing to do the work, in fact I study everyday damn day for this test, for hours.
I signed up for the October test, but my pretests are telling me that if I were to take it, I would score low at this point.
I took a weekend course which just woke me up to the fact that I am not where I need to be if I am seriously attempting to enter a decent school.

I am looking for honest opinions.... it will probably shape my future decisions whether I should continue pursuing this career goal or if I am just chasing a pipe dream again. I wasted a lot of time maturing, and that last thing I want to do is throw myself into something where I never had a chance.

I remember the days when I slept in parks, asking people for change, pissing behind dumpsters, sleeping in pool houses, diving into pools so I can take take a bath, not eating anything for days sometimes....

This has the potential to be part of one of the greatest comeback stories of all time...
Maybe I'm just venting... or maybe I am looking for a ray of light.
Hit me back. 


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