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Law School Applications / Re: Major Study Advice
« on: September 11, 2013, 08:54:02 PM »
Thanks for the advice legend.  I was leaning towards STCL for that very reason.  However I am not above relocating if it can be worked out in order to go to Baylor; they also have a great litigation program I am told.  I am interested in litigation, I want to be a prosecutor.  STCL seemed to be the best fit for me based on all factors, but one must always keep options open.  Thanks again Legend.

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Law School Applications / Re: Major Study Advice
« on: September 10, 2013, 09:15:11 PM »
Thanks to the both of you for your advice.  The only reason I wont go to law school would be that I could not get in.  Getting the funds for college and law school was the whole reason I joined the service.  My major has switched a couple of times based on the availability of curriculum from different universities.  This switch, to help put things in perspective, is purely due to time constraints.  I will ETS from the Army (get out and go home to Houston) in 17 months.  The training I received in the Army has given me a lot of credits that will transfer to my university, which knock off two semesters worth of work.  I want to finish College while in the service so I can focus purely on Law School when I get out.  That is due to my age (32) and making the most use of the GI Bill and the Texas Hazlewood act.  So it is really for convenience that I switch majors.  But, I will say that all of the really good classes relevant to the JUAD major are not offered at the San Antonio Campus, so the curriculum is limited.  Plus all of the classroom exposure relevant to the operations of the court room that would prep me for law school, I have already taken. The rest is criminology etc.  I do know that there is relevant info in the other classes, but not as much as law and society, criminal law, etc. 

Having said all of that I can come up with a much more "interesting" story if I need to, lol.

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Law School Applications / Major Study Advice
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:52:53 AM »
Everything I have read about law school all says the major doesn't really matter as much as GPA/LSAT.  I am in Military Intelligence in the Army and aspire to go to Law School here in Texas.  I am currently a student at Wayland Baptist University and am about 1 year away from a B.S. Degree in Justice Administration.  I have now however, an oppurtunity to change my major to a B.A.S. in Intelligence Operations.  It will keep my GPA right at about the same, within a few hundredths of points around 3.7.  Alot of the college credit is from Military Training rather than academia.  Is this going to work against my favor and how are law schools likely to react to a major like Intelligence Operations?  Law School I am considering are here in Texas, UH, UT, St Mary's, Baylor, South Texas College of Law.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Am I too old for law?
« on: January 17, 2013, 06:00:39 PM »
I am in a similar situation, wondering about my age. Here are the details:

I decided I wanted to go to Law School at age 28, but have not yet finished a bachelors degree. Went back to College, pulled my GPA from the pathetic grade it was to a 3.49. As a sophomore, I ran out of personal funds to be able to pay for college, was denied a Pell Grant, and refused to take out student loans and bury myself in debt, so I joined the Army and became an interrogator in order to take advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Texas Hazlewood Act (Provides for a Public College education up to your Doctorate Degree or 150 Hours, which ever comes first). I am currently attending Wayland Baptist University in San Antonio pursuing a degree in Justice Administration. I will be finished in about a year and a half. I am now 31 and will be discharged from Active Duty in January of 2015. If I finish on time this gives me about 6 months to study for the LSAT without any college distractions, ETS from the Army in January and begin attending Law School. My overall goal is to become a prosecutor.

There are three Law schools I am considering attending, in oder of choice: Baylor, UT Law, UH Law, and South Texas College of Law. I realize two of them are private but they are Yellow Ribbon Schools and my GI Bill will take me through Law school with them.

My questions is, what advice would you more experienced, or anyone with advice that would help, give to me in my current situation?


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