If it's the only way you can get a law degree, I'd say you don't have many other options. Either do it this way or go without a law degree. That's really the question you need to answer for yourself: is a law degree worth it?
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Trust me on this. I'm not trying to be an a-hole - just trying to warn you (and others) on this board of the consequences of (possibly inadvertently) listing it as "clerkship" experience.
I plan on graduating from my school with a bs/mba in accounting through a 3+2 program. Afterwards, attend a school for corporate law. Would this increase my chances of one day becoming an in-house counsel or should i just stick to a regular business job after completing my J.D?
I will be applying to law schools this coming fall (for Fall 2013), and I am trying to come up with an appropriate list of schools.
As you can see from the subject, I have an abysmally low GPA (2.73). The things that I have going for me are a degree from an ivy league school, three years of work experience in a scientific field, and a good LSAT score (172).
I would appreciate any advice regarding the range of schools I should aim to apply for. In particular, I would love to get some examples of the most highly ranked schools that I should consider as reasonable reach schools and the most highly ranked schools that I should feel secure considering safety schools. I want to aim for the highest schools I can get into, but I also want to be able to count on getting in somewhere!
Okay, I am interested in Human rights. So I want to get into top 50 lawschool.
But the problem is that I got 3.89 GPA from CC and got 3.0 from university.
I will do my best to get a good LSAT score at least 165 and above.
Do you think that I still have a good chance to get into the top 50 lawschool with these GPAs?
How does my bad gpa from university affect on the admission process?
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Let me start with a bit of background. I am a senior in a top undergrad business school right now. I have already signed my contract with Goldman Sachs; for the next 2 years I will be doing investment banking there. However, I think that I may want to go to law school after.
Here is the problem: my college GPA is really low, and I really want to shoot for a HLS school. My college GPA is low (about 3.65) because of only 3 semesters of poor performance. I had a medical condition that meant I couldn't really devote time to school. The other semesters are all fine with grades (lowest semester is a 3.85).
Assuming I get a really good LSAT score(I know, anything could happen, but lets just assume), like 172+, what are my chances of getting into HLS? Obviously the thing I worry the most about is my GPA hurting me. Would it be possible to overlook this fact, especially since I would have worked for 2 years at a top investment bank?