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Law School Applications / Re: Addendum Question
« on: September 13, 2006, 09:54:26 AM »
Interesting that you should bring it up.  I have been struggling with a similar issue.  My mother is an alcoholic and i was "on call" as you put it during my 2 years at UNCC, so I was flying home every weekend, missed a few un-withdrawable (is that a word? :)  classes, and grades suffered.  I left UNCC with a 3.0.  I had to take a two year leave of absence to help get her back on her feet, then continued at Northeastern Universtity where I worked fullt ime during the day, went ot school full time at night, and maintained a steady volunteer job for the two years I took off and the two years I was in NU.  My PS is about what I learned from this experience, and how I want to apply it in the legal field to those who are unable to help themselves that abused, etc.  Since I am including all of this in my PS, is it necessary to do another addendum explaining it?  They say to supply any information that may help to explain these circumstances, but I dont' want to bore them with needless paperwork if it's all in one.  Conversely, I don't want them hunting for an addendum that explains my low GPA at UNCC, and not find one specifically on that; I don't want to assume they'll read my PS for it.

Does anyone have any thoughts on whehter I should do an additional addendum?

Thank you all for your help.  This is my first post, but I have been reading all of your posts for a while now, what a great group here!

17 Days btw :)

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Looking for Suggestions
« on: August 18, 2006, 12:43:56 PM »
Thank you for the feedback.  I am definatley taking the studying for the LSAT very seriously.  Have Kaplan courses M/W nights from 6-10, and Saturdays from 9-2...when I"m not at work 9-5, I'm in the law library studying.

Middle Tier 1 with those numbers?! That's great news.  I was putting low tier 4 on my saftey list.  Which still might not be a bad idea if other factors of those schools fit my list.  Hadn't considered UCLA, but it does sound good. 

Would you consider Pepperdine to be a reasonable "Good shot" School?

Where should I go next fall? / Looking for Suggestions
« on: August 18, 2006, 09:41:23 AM »

I have not taken the LSAT yet, but am ready to go for September 30, '06.  My range right now is around 160, shooting for a 165.

GPA: 3.5 average (4.0 for 3 years at Northeastern, 1 transfer year from UNCC)
WE: 5 years full time, 2 of those years in a law firm as paralegal/legal assistant.  Worked full time/school full time for 3 years (plus an additional 2 courses per semester)

I am looking for some input as to what schools I should be considering.  I'd ideally like to be in D.C., Boston or California.  My list, as it stands now is:  (and i am VERY open to suggestions or comments)

Yale (I know, but it's a dream)
George Washington

Good Shot:
American University
George Mason

Catholic University

I would greatly appreciate any thoughts!!



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