« on: April 26, 2005, 02:04:00 PM »
Sorry, but your MBA GPA doesn't count for anything (except maybe as a so-called "soft factor"). The only numbers that really matter are LSAT/UGPA, and with a 144, your GPA will have to be pretty good to be even considered at the bottom of the T4s. Not to mention it's late, you are already past most school's deadlines, and most schools have already given out most of their acceptances.
...but if you really want to go to law school this fall, you could give Tom Jefferson a shot. I know that they don't have an admissions deadline because I got a mailing from them a week ago, and I thought they were crazy, so I actually read the end of the letter. They don't have a cut-off date for admissions. Apparently, they give scholarships to everyone with a 150+ LSAT, so they would probably consider a candidate with a 144.
I don't know where else would accept an application this late, but I would focus on the T4s and provisionals (Cooley, Nova, Barry, Ave Maria, John Marshall Atlanta, Appalachian, Western). I don't imagine any school above T4 (and probaly even most within T4) would consider an applicant with an LSAT so low.
No offense, but a 144 is really bad. If you aren't sure you want to go to law school this fall, then wait it out. Spend the next year mentally preparing yourself for law school. Study a lot for the LSAT and retake it. Read about the law school experience and what it is like to be a lawyer. Then do reaserch on schools to see which one is the best fit for you. Do you have an area of specialization that interests you? Would you prefer practical experience or lofty theory? Did you know that if you go to a school out of the top 25, you will most likely have to start your career in the region the school is in? Location should be a major factor in your decision.
I get the impression that going to law school hasn't be a well thought-out decision for you. I think some more time to prepare would do you wonders... but if I am way off base, and you are definitely set on going to law school this fall, you should start contacting TJSL and other low ranked schools immediately. Ask their admissions officers point-blank if it is too late to apply for the fall. At this point in the cycle, they should be frank with you about your chances.