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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Wash U Law School, St. Louis
« on: July 22, 2015, 06:29:18 AM »
Greetings,

I'm looking for input from anyone who may have insights regarding Wash U Law School in St Louis. I'm 43, a pastor in the United Methodist Church with a Masters degree in Divinity from Vanderbilt University (3.5) and fourteen years of experience serving as a Sr Pastor. My undergraduate degree was from the University of Kentucky (BA English) many years ago. I have also served as an USAF Officer and currently serve as a Navy Officer and Chaplain (Reserves) - 9 years total. Anyway, Wash U has waived my application fee and is strongly encouraging me to complete my application as they also have full scholarships still available for this fall. I do have to take the LSAT in June which they have told me is not too late at all for this fall. I am interested in using a Law degree to work with Veterans rights and access to care as we face a crisis in our country; I am also interested in public policy and working on legislation. As I have a young son in the St Louis area and there are several Veterans hospitals there, plus I am familiar with StL based on doing my drill with Marines near the airport, Wash U is my first choice. I get the impression they are interested in me as well.

So, what impressions do any of you have re Wash U and what I bring to the table? Thanks ahead of time.

Hi Will,

I went to WUSTL undergrad, so I can help a little. I'm also relatively familiar with the law school itself.

A few things off the bat:

-WUSTL encouraging you to apply for this fall, and promising scholarships, is not uncommon. I'm not the world's best applicant (171 LSAT) but they have called me, emailed me numerous times, etc. What I mean to say is - don't do it just because they're offering.

-I'd wait a year and review schools, if I were you. WUSTL is a top-20 program but everyone I know who went there was only so-so on it, if not a transfer/drop out. They are very liberal with money and acceptances, which is why it draws a lot of applicants. Plus, WUSTL undergrad is a strong school, with a lot of money, which helps.

Here's my bottom line on that: Law schools love people like you (assuming you can keep up in classwork, on the LSAT, etc). Your 'softs' are very strong. I'd look at Northwestern or even (if you do well enough) Columbia, etc.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Selling: Tons of LSAT Prep Materials
« on: July 21, 2015, 06:26:29 AM »
Actually I just read the thread saying this was illegal - Mods, can you please delete?

Thanks!

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Studying for the LSAT / [DELETED]
« on: July 21, 2015, 06:15:42 AM »
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