How fast was your turnaround time? And congratulations, by the way!
Messages - vjm
« on: February 14, 2008, 09:24:54 PM »
Thank you Blue Eyed Monster! No news today for me, but maybe one of us will get your golden ticket.
Tulane- Is it because I hit your status checker too much? I'm sorry, it's just that I find you so attractive.
IIRC, there were some pretty big soft factors in her admission. Not to say it wasn't merited, I am sure it was, just difficult to replicate.
I freaked out today and applied to another school, just as a way to do something other than sit and wait.
Still no word from anywhere.
« on: February 14, 2008, 01:08:39 PM »
Has anyone been in committee longer than 3 weeks?
Are they just kicking mine back in the pool over and over because it provides them with a good laugh?
"Oh God, let's review that one again! It's priceless!"
::adcomm wipes tears of mirth from eyes::
I actually called and asked the schools I applied to about it. All of them said that the only transcript they cared about was my current school. I have 13 years between my first two years and my last two. Unfortunately, LSAC did not agree and had to have all of my transcripts, so my cumulative GPA was significantly lower than my regular GPA.
I am trusting that schools take those sorts of factors into consideration.
Or maybe I should say "hoping"....
First off, congratulations on pursuing your dream. You can go to law school with a range of LSAT scores, especially if you have soft factors that the adcomms like. Military experience? URM? Other challenges or experiences that separate you from the pack?
That said, there may be difficulties with going to lower ranked law schools (i.e. the ones which will accept lower than 150-155). You should familiarize yourself with the whole issue in order to make a decision that is right for you.
Have you thought about an LSAT prep course? The higher scores you mention are within shooting range for lots of schools, the lower scores will be tough. Many people score lower on the actual test than they do in practice (myself included). Some people find a prep course helpful, some do not.
If you haven't checked it out already, lawschoolnumbers.com is really helpful. You can pin down which schools are appropriate matches for your LSAT and GPA.
Good luck! You have a good attitude towards the whole thing, and I am sure that will help you each your goal.