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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Non-trad social life
« on: November 18, 2005, 03:51:35 PM »
I would think that, as long as you relax and be yourself, you should be fine.  I'm currently 31 and am finishing up my undergrad and I have a pretty good amount of friends that I hang out with on a semi-regular basis...and I'm getting married.  The key is that, socially, I'm not trying to get la*d and thus, I'm much more relaxed and non-chalant (sp?).  As long as you don't go around trying to score with every pretty law student, you will set yourself apart from many of your classmates and thus, will have a very nice social life.  Just establish yourself as a competent law student who is not a complete A@#clown, and you should be great.

Good Luck

I am 31 (will be 32 in a month), am currently employed full-time, finishing my undergrad full-time and I'm getting married in January 2006.  My fiance has her MBA already, so she is fully supportive of my going to law school.  She has given me full freedom to get into the best law school I can get into, regardless of location and is helping me find extra funding so that I don't ahve to work part-time during 1L.

If the guy is going to be supportive and understanding of the fact that Law School and 1L in particular is a full time job, then go for it.  I would think that having someone there to "have your back" will be a tremendously stabilizing thing when trying to get all of your work done in Law School.  As long as you guys are mature enough to handle the pressure that comes with both, which you seem to be, then you really ought to be fine

Good Luck with everything

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: A little advice?
« on: November 18, 2005, 02:29:16 PM »
I'm in a similar situation and most of the admissions people have told me that the further away the bad grades are, the less they're taken into account, especially if you have been productive in the interim, and I have been told that with a 152, so I'm sure with your LSAT scores you shouldn't have a problem.  In fact, most applications have questions as to whether there has been a long break in your academic studies and, if you answer yes, they ask you to explain.  This may be where you'd want to attach an addendum.

Just my $.02, good luck

Law School Admissions / Re: For those of you applying/who've applied to HYS
« on: November 18, 2005, 02:07:50 PM »
My soft factors are Military Service and four years experience as a law enforcement officer.  Not too many ECs, although I have been an admissions ambassador. Not sure if any of that will help, though.

Law School Admissions / Re: complete
« on: November 17, 2005, 08:50:30 AM »
Just completed my first Application of the season

U of Maine

Let the finger crossing and praying begin... ;D

I'm in a similar situation.  I have one LOR in and am waiting on two, one of which is from my school's Pre-Law adviser who is also my academic adviser.  Otherwise, my applications are complete. 

I meet with the guy weekly because I am setting up an independent study for next semester.  So, how do I light a fire under his butt without coming off like a nudge?

Any suggestions are appreciated

Law School Admissions / Re: Open Message to Third Tier T*ilets
« on: November 14, 2005, 06:22:52 AM »
I have to agree with Saxby.  The LSAT is merely a potential indicator and, in my opinion, a garbage one at that.  The LSAT cannot possibly provide an indication as to one's work ethic, desire, writing ability (since that portion is not scored), etc.  It would seem to me that the person who scored a 152, who spends 40-50 hours a week working the material like a job (which it is) would probably do better in 1L then the person who got a 170 and approaches the material in a conceited way.  The bottom line is that law school is hard for just about everyone.  The people I know who have been through law school, including my UG professor who successfully argued Planned Parenthood v Casey in front of the Supreme Court, have all told me that this is so.  Therefore, with all due respect, in reality the LSAT doesn't really have a GD thing to do with success in law school.

Law School Admissions / Re: complete
« on: November 12, 2005, 08:02:28 PM »
Here's my dilemna...My applications are complete, my statement is done and I've cleared enough space on my credit card to pay for the app fees.  All I am waiting on is for one of my two remaining recommenders to get off their collective bums and complete a letter.  My question is, how do I motivate these individuals to complete these letters. 

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Law School Admissions / Re: THE MAIL CALL THREAD
« on: November 12, 2005, 07:59:39 PM »
Valpo fee waiver

My #'s fall within their range

Law School Admissions / Re: Open Message to Third Tier T*ilets
« on: November 11, 2005, 02:17:47 PM »
The thing I hate the most is when schools that you have absolutely no shot at send you snail mail.  Then you get your hopes up, send in an application and app fee all so they can take your money and deny you in order to boost their selectivity ratings.  That really bites!!

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