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Law School Admissions / Re: LOW GPA LOW LSAT South Western Law
« on: September 14, 2012, 02:47:38 PM »
Thank you both for the words.


The only information she had suggested to me in regards to the LSAT, is that a 155 LSAT Score would make it so I would not need to take a GMAT. This was for the prospect of doing the dual JD/MBA program through SCALE. We spoke about working, and if I would be continuing while in school ( I obviously assured her I would only be in school , with no outside activities). After we spoke about this, she told that, that was a good choice, and I should be able to excel and flourish in their program due to my strong work ethic and resume. I completely understand your thoughts on the other things surrounded by the LSAT.  The only reason my GPA suffered so much was do to the intense work load I had received from the profession I was in. I do understand that regardless of the circumstances it still doesn't make up for a low GPA.  Standardize Testing has never been my strongpoint, thus why I am looking for anything that can better my cause. I want to thank you both again for taking the time to read this and responding to me. It really means a lot me, and I greatly appreciate it.

Law School Admissions / LOW GPA LOW LSAT South Western Law
« on: September 14, 2012, 12:01:02 AM »
So I can own up to it and say I totally made a mistake in my Under Grad. I got a measly 2.5 GPA.  This was due to the fact that I was working heavily throughout school.  I was traveling around the world for work, and the last 60 units of my UDG I completed in 1 year while working overseas.  My lsat was not so great as well. I got a 140.

With that being said here is what I would like to know. I would like to attend Southwestern's SCALE Program in June of 2013, and im wondering if it is possible. I dont know what route to go to get there, but I will do anything to make this happen. I have already have visited the campus, and sat in for a SCALE class in August. I had a meeting with the Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs.  I will list somethings that I have in my corner below and hopefully I can get some feedback in regards to the information, to see if it helps my situation, or if someone can help me find some other solutions into acquiring my dream.

I have very strong LOR's attesting my work. One from the President of the top Performing Rights Organization in the world, an extremely successful Songwriter who I have been able to experience some success with. One of the top Executive  Recruiters for the Public Sector/ Health, and a very successful and highly respected attorney who attended Southwestern. I was wondering if these letters would help.

My resume is extremely detailed and shows a lot of success in a world that is very hard to work in, and break into. I have a professional Resume with 6 years of extensive work. Will SouthWestern see this as a big factor? I would think it shows that i'm extremely hardworking and dedicated from the field I had worked in,  and the credits I have acquired.

Like I stated prior. I did the last 60 units of my Under Grad in 1 year while traveling around the world and working fulltime, thus effecting my overall GPA. I was only in town to take mid terms, and finals. Will they be able to see past that, due to the circumstances?

I am someone who has come from a long road to this point. I was sent away to rehab as kid, I had been diagnosed with "learning disability" I had a tough child hood with peer groups. Still with all that,  I found a way to become passionate and successful in a very tough industry to breakthrough in. I'm sure most of you are saying why law school then. I love it, and its something i've wanted to do since I was a child. With all that being said, I know I can addend the GPA, LSAT. But are there other routes for me? Maybe more essay's to compliment the PS? Any information will help, and I greatly appreciate every response. 

P.S. Anyone interested in the SCALE program must do a personal interview prior to being Accepted to SCALE. The Associate Dean explained this to me, and asked if I would be working. I will not be focused on anything but school, and explained that to her. I have set aside funds for the next 2-4 years to make sure I can solely focus on school and work 100 percent towards the goal.


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