Someone pointed out to me that there are ABA schools mostly 4th tier that accept people they think WILL FLUNK OUT just to collect the dollars that drive the machine. How true is this?
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so, you saying they attractive?
Profile: 2.01 UGPA, 3.9 MBA, 170 LSAT, 30 Years Old (ECON major at top 15 undergrad business program, FIN/ECON at a very good but not great MBA program). Also I haven't taken the LSAT yet but have been getting 170-175 on the actual exams.
Professional: Worked with three companies and been promoted with each one: successful in roles trading securities/options, as a financial analyst, and VP Finance at an early stage internet/technology company. Plan to attain CPA designation before admission to law school.
Arrest Record: 2 DUIs, 1 misdemeanor possession of marijuana. No arrests in last 7 years.
Obviously I didn't get off on the right foot in college and my early twenties, and will have to craft my personal statement to reflect that. I really want to study corporate/securities law, and to a lesser extent international law, and get the J.D. Does anyone have any advice about what schools I should target (either a range based on ranking/selectivity, or specific schools where non-traditional applicants tend to fair well)?
My plan as of now is to apply to a ton of schools, maybe 30, simply because I have no idea where I fit in due to the extremity of my undergrad GPA and my arrest record.
So where can I get in? any thoughts? any non-traditionals that can share some advice for me?
THANKS - DAVE
I have been intensively studying for my LSAT with Powerscore bibles. I jumped from a 137 to a 142 to a 147. I am signed up to take the June 2009 LSAT. Which means I have roughly a month to get to my goal LSAT score which is like 157. Do any of you all see my goal as realistic?
I "goggled" the LSAT score of 155. People on many forums spoke about that score like it was HORRIBLE. Why is a 155 thought of as being a BAD score? I mean I am hopping to get in William and Mary with a 157 or higher and a pretty high gpa. I have a 147 as of now...how is that supposed to make me feel?
Sounds a lot like People's College of Law...
I'm guessing that it is their way of saying minorities. General rule of thumb, though- if you were to talk to 10 people on the street and less than two of them would have heard of the school, you should probably stay away. I would probably be wary of David A. Clarke School of Law... there are a lot of schools out there with the only purpose to eat up your money. Then again, some could argue there that is the purpose of all law schools.
Stay away from People's College of Law. For the sake of humanity and all things right, stay away.
See you at Michigan!
What the eff, Tetris? You can't go preaching that Cornell is your first choice and then just dump it by the wayside for the likes of UMich. Can you?