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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Reality Check - 150 LSAT & 3.07 LSAC GPA
« on: October 23, 2009, 11:42:56 AM »
Dear Nealric ~

I appreciate your response and so quick.  Thank you for offering insights into other areas for me to consider.  Actually, I don't particularly enjoy the job I am in now and law school or not would most likely make a change back to non-profit work.  That said, I am interested in various ways in which a law degree would assist in the area of non-profit work as I have encountered a number of attorneys who are no longer practicing per se but are using the degree in other settings (legislative advocacy, non-profit work, etc.). 

Not sure all of that is worth $1,000+ loan payments per month, so I need to be smart and I appreciate your views on the vow of poverty.  I think at the end of the day, I will make the degree the best I can at no matter what school and will find the level of success I am looking for. 

I appreciate again, your insights and any more you may have on attorneys who you know who may be utilizing their JD in a multitude of ways.

Cheers.

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Non-Traditional Students / Reality Check - 150 LSAT & 3.07 LSAC GPA
« on: October 22, 2009, 12:47:04 PM »
Hello All ~

I am new to this discussion group.  I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my situation.  I am a non-traditional student, age 37 with an LSAT score of 144 (1st time) and 150 (2nd time).  LSAC gave me a GPA of 3.07 and I will need to write addendums to highlight that my "party" community college days are not representative of my abilities.  Finally went to a four year and graduated with a 3.72 (University of Dayton).  Professionally, my resume is very strong with mostly non-profit experience at the Director or Executive Director level and am currently a VP in a for profit company (technology).

I am interested in Human Rights or Public Interest Law.

I am looking at some of the following schools:
Santa Clara
USF
Southwestern Law School
University of Hawaii
Golden Gate University

Would love to hear back as to what folks think my chances are, whether schools seriously consider the addendums and personal statements or will they look at the LSAT/GPA numbers and never get to the addendums, etc.

Thanks so much for your time and perspectives.

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