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Law School Admissions / Re: Military
« on: June 13, 2009, 03:51:15 PM »
It will come down to your LSAT score and gpa.  Do not let anyone on here fool you.  I received several declines, wait lists, and a few acceptances.  My military experience had no bearing on any decision.  However, I have personally talked to a schools admissions department that said the Dean was actively seeking to admit more military veterans.  This instance is too scarce to hang a hat on.  Hope this helps.

I am a non traditional student as well.  However, for me I have always wanted to be a lawyer.  I even participated in teen court for two years as a teenager.  There are a few realizations that I had to come to terms with.  Yes it is very expensive to go to law school.  Yes I will have a huge debt because I did not score terribly well on the LSAT.  Yes I will be attending a T4.  And yes my starting salary may be between 30k-60k.  With that said, this is still something that I have always wanted to do.  If it were another career, such as banking, doctor, police officer, or anything else then I am sure that I would be pursuing that at all cost.  In my opinion it is pure nuts to go to law school with everything stacked against you UNLESS this is a career that you have wanted to do.  Otherwise you might find yourself in a career, debt ridden, and worst of all miserable.  For me the pro (me being an attorney) far outweighs the con (debt) that law school will bring.  So if this is truely something you want to do then there should not be anything or anyone to persuade you otherwise.

I received a waitlist letter from them on May 7.  I received an acceptance letter from them on May 17.  I am not gonna attend so you may be getting your acceptance letter as soon as I decline.

All are T-4 schools such as Oklahoma City University, Texas Weseleyan, Southern Law Center Baton Rouge.  As you can see the schools are regional because I am from Texas.  However, no other school is giving me a full ride.

If you had a full ride to Texas Southern would you go?  I am fully aware of the reputation they have.

I was just accepted to law school and was wondering what books or reading or prep course would be good for me going into law school?  What would you suggest that you wished you did or what did you actually do to help prepare you for the transition?  Thanks a bunch for taking the time out of your busy schedule.

Law School Admissions / Re: OSU Moritz Visitation Days Invitation
« on: April 13, 2009, 10:48:46 PM »
Havent decided yet.  Still waiting on other school decisions.  Also I made a small mix up.  I was accepted to OCU, not OSU.  That is maybe a drop in a couple of Tier's type of mix up  :D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: April 12, 2009, 08:23:56 PM »
Oklahoma City University!!!!

Law School Admissions / Re: OSU Moritz Visitation Days Invitation
« on: April 03, 2009, 09:19:47 PM »
I am not sure what they mean by that email.  I received an acceptance email.  I am still holding out for other schools but it looks like I will be headed there as well.  Keep me posted if your actually accepted or not.

Black Law Students / Re: Thread for LSAT 145- 149 scores
« on: January 27, 2009, 06:53:47 PM »
I get your point.  The truth of the matter is SYN and maybe even you will have a lucrative position upon graduation.  You may be in the position to show up, do your job, and go on vaction half the year.  However, the majority of graduates will not be in that position.  Just as SYN states that my position does not represent most students, your position and his does not.  There are so many seats in the selected schools that are selective recruited from.  That leaves a lot more people pounding the pavement or settling for less than what they may have been lead to believe.  What I am trying to advance is for most people if their motivation is nothing more than money, what will drive them after graduation when the job does not materialize, or they settle for 50k a year?  It may be safe for you to openly go to law school strictly for monetary reasons.  I just would advise anyone to go for these reasons.  As for being a face in corporate, that may be the attitude that is prevalent in field of law.  That does not hold true for all facets of lawyering.  Also may be I am too idealistic.  I mistakenly thought that most people held this view for going to law school. 

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