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Law School Applications / GED
« on: February 14, 2008, 10:34:21 PM »
Does being homeschooled till 16 and then getting a GED look bad? I have an AA (3.79GPA) and a B.S. (4.0).

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Law School Applications / Re: Classes
« on: February 14, 2008, 11:52:32 AM »
Any other thoughts? I was actually considering not auditing them; I'm not worried about getting a poor grade, as I've never gotten anything other than an "A" in undergrad.

I would think it would be a poor decision to pay for classes that don't count towards a degree.

You will be paying plenty of $$ for classes in law school, save your wallet.


It's free through my employer...

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Law School Applications / Re: Classes
« on: February 14, 2008, 11:19:02 AM »
Any other thoughts? I was actually considering not auditing them; I'm not worried about getting a poor grade, as I've never gotten anything other than an "A" in undergrad.

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Law School Applications / Classes
« on: February 13, 2008, 11:40:14 PM »
Does taking classes, post-bachelor's, as a non-degree student simply for the sake of learning something that looks bad on your law school application? Do they view it as "hey, why is that person taking classes if it isn't toward a degree?"

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Law School Applications / Re: Hello everyone.
« on: February 10, 2008, 01:54:34 AM »
Hey, OP. Getting back to your initial question, you seem to be in a great position. Are you shooting for the top 3 here or generally feeling out your chances? Home schooling probably won't count against you but might make for interesting essays, nail the LSAT and you've got a ton of options. Also, are you sure you want those transcripts in the public sphere?


I edited out the student ID and my last name, so no problem.

Thanks very much for your constructive post!

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Law School Applications / Re: Hello everyone.
« on: February 09, 2008, 11:31:44 PM »
What the @#!* is wrong with you guys?

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Law School Applications / Hello everyone.
« on: February 09, 2008, 04:37:26 PM »
So I've decided I'm interested in going to law school. However, I have some concerns:

1.) I have no volunteer/community service experience

2.) I was homeschooled (started community college when I was 17).



Here's my CC transcript: http://members.cox.net/xynder777/communitycollege.pdf -- AA degree, highest distinction, 3.79x
Here's my ASU transciprt: http://members.cox.net/xynder777/univy.pdf - BS degree, summa cum laude, 4.0


Here are some things I think I have going for me:

1.) Completed 2 semesters of tutoring students at the university writing lab (I got credit for this, it's on the university transcript as Writing Mentor)

2.) Completed 1 semester internship (see university transcript under Fall 07) at the US Postal Inspection Service (boy, do they hate attorneys)

3.) Employed during my last year of school as a student assistant at the US Secret Service (did deskwork, but saw a lot of criminal law workings. the agents there hate attorneys too!)

4.) My undergrad grades


Thoughts? Besides getting a good LSAT, what do I need to do to be a shoe-in at a T50? More volunteer/community service? A second language? Some grad coursework?

I have a meeting with a grad student I knew at ASU. She's in the PhD Program, but also has JD from NYU (got tired of making boatloads of money as a corporate banking attorney, I guess?)

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