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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Sept. '09 LSAT...TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!
« on: October 16, 2009, 02:15:24 PM »
My heart is pounding...I leave work in 15 minutes, hopefully it will be up by the time I get home!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Sept. '09 LSAT...TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!
« on: October 16, 2009, 08:40:16 AM »
I have already check my email 15 times today...This is going to be a long day

Ditto. Can't wait to find out!

I didn't want to leave Virginia Tech, and even though I was disqualified from ROTC I stayed in the Corps of Cadets there until I graduated. I worked hard to get there and I wasn't leaving for anything. I would have done whatever it took to stay there and finish there, and I did!

Law School Admissions / Re: LGBT Applicants
« on: October 08, 2009, 06:40:29 PM »
Thanks, I checked out that stuff on the LSAC site before, I was thinking more about regions in the country where I would possibly end up living, since I'm more likely to end up at a regional school with my low GPA. I'm applying to a lot of schools in my home state, NY, but I was also thinking about other parts of the country.

Law School Admissions / Re: LGBT Applicants
« on: October 07, 2009, 01:36:02 PM »
Hi, I'm new to this site and I'm also an African-American LGBT applicant. I've been out of school for 4 years now and my issue is this: I have a 2.65 undergrad GPA. I took the LSAT on September 26th so I'm still waiting for my score. I obviously don't have a shot at any top schools with that GPA, so which lower ranked schools (lower T1, T2, and T3) should I target that are located in LGBT-friendly areas?

I need some advice for a topic. I've been thinking about this for a while and writing a list of different issues/situations from my past to use as a topic. If you're interested let me know and I'll share my info.

Okay, I'm editing this with some info in the hopes that I'll get a response. I'm an URM and also LGBT applicant. I enlisted in the Marines at 17 with the hope of serving my country and paying for college, because my mother couldn't afford to send me to college. I wanted to be a pilot, which required a college degree and commission. I ended up getting the Marine ROTC scholarship after spending some time in the active-duty Marines, but I was medically disqualified my junior year of undergrad after having an operation for back problems (that was actually my second surgery during undergrad, my first was emergency surgery near the end of the spring semester my freshman year). I barely made it back to school my junior year as I was going to school out-of-state and the loans I had to take out when I lost my scholarship didn't completely cover the expense. I ended up taking out an additional loan with the school that had to be paid back by the end of the semester, so I worked 20 to 30 hours a week at McDonalds, while taking 19 credits that semester. I worked my junior and senior year to be able to afford everything and stay in school there. I've been out of school for 4 years now, and I actually just had another surgery a few months ago for the same back problem that disqualified me from ROTC. Is this something I should use as a topic, as far as perseverance? I opened a Word document the other day and just started typing whatever came to mind, and that's where my mind went. Any input or advice would be appreciated!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« on: October 06, 2009, 06:07:45 PM »
I'm an URM lesbian with a 2.65. Out of school for 4 years. Took the LSAT last month and waiting for my score. Any advice for LGBT-friendly regions in regards to lower T1 or T2/T3 schools?

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