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Law School Applications / My chances
« on: August 14, 2012, 06:31:11 PM »
I know these boards are flooded with posts like these, but I am in a tight position right now.

Long story short -- I currently have a 2.5 GPA with 2 semesters left (hopefully I can get up to a 2.75+, maybe extend for a 3rd semester to get above the 3.0 hump). The reasoning for my low GPA is that I worked a 40+ hour a week job in a managerial position at a major hotel to help support my family. After 2007 we were severely affected, and I had no other option but to work to pay for my own college. Financially speaking, I am doing well, and in fact, may be able to expense my first year of law school out of pocket (depending on the school of course).

I live in Las Vegas, and ideally would love to practice law in Las Vegas. I am eye balling Boyd School of Law (UNLV), but  I am open to other schools (Syracuse, Nova, Marquette, UC Irvine etc..). I understand that I may have to look at certain t3 or t4 schools but I was wondering what my shots are at Boyd, or any top 100 law schools, by providing my addendum. I have very strong work experience (which is the reason my GPA was affected), and my GPA in classes that are 3/400 level is well over a 3.6+. In addition, is there anything I can or should do to leverage my GPA (take easy classes, pick up another major?)

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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