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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Entering other than fall
« on: March 17, 2004, 08:39:36 PM »
i went to lawschoolafterdark.com today and found SOOO much info there, steele. i even found out that john marshall now has a law school down in atlanta as well as chicago!

but they do have a very good listing of schools with part time and evening programs so i'm sure some of those schools allow entry different times of the year. i only know that Cooley in MI offers summer, fall, or spring enrollment. i would definitely say to check out the website though.

good luck to you!

aj :)

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Can Graduate School Hurt
« on: March 17, 2004, 08:35:47 PM »
hi new,

i was told by my pre-law advisor at school that if you don't have THE gpa or the LSAT to counter the bad GPA to get into a top school, then you should think about doing a master's degree and get at least a 3.5 avg. of course she also said that that it's not impossible to get into a law school either and that if you went for a good school w/one attribute being greater than the other, just try to explain why and how that makes you that much more of a better candidate for the school. but that's just advice from the adviser. hope that helps!

aj :)

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Law School Applications / Re: transferring
« on: March 17, 2004, 09:34:21 AM »
hi speck,

i'm not sure of how to 'answer' the question you posed to me. but if i'm reading it right, i can honestly say that i don't think there's much else i can do to better any kind of 'chances' i have. the only other possible course of action i could think of would be to maybe apply to the PT program at a higher tiered school (i.e. one i would've tried to transfer to; ex. DePaul) and see if i couldn't get my foot in the door that way.

oh! and before i forget! to kinda give you an idea of what i was thinking, lawstudent, i'm definitely NOT trying to get into any schools like GW, GU, Emory, etc. I want to go somewhere that I know I was learning in order to make a significant contribution to the practice of law; not to try and multitask in carrying a school's 'name/rep' along with trying to practice law.

i hope that answered your question, spec! :) thanks for your input guys! :)

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: mid 30's and ready to go for it !!
« on: March 16, 2004, 08:17:31 AM »
This totally makes me feel ten times better reading this and knowing there are so many people in the same boat as me to a degree!

I've been taking care of my mom (she's disabled) for the past 10yrs while trying to finish my BS in bio (I'll FINALLY be done in August, yay!). I'm taking my LSAT in June as well and hope that my score will make up for my GPA which took a serious nose-dive a few years back.

But I wish everybody who's taking the test in June the best of luck and good luck in your applications for next year! I hope to see some more helpful hints here in the meantime. :)  Thanks!

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Law School Applications / transferring
« on: March 15, 2004, 10:38:49 PM »
hi everyone!

i was wondering what everybody thinks about transferring? i'm set to take the june lsat and w/my practice tests i'm running about a 161 on average. the problem is my undergrad gpa isn't gonna be as stellar as my LSAT score and i've been reading that schools go by the cum number they see from LSDAS? (is that correct, btw?) if that's true that'll help me a little but not much.

here's an example i'm thinking up. let's say that my LSDAS cum is 2.55 and i get a 167 on my LSAT score. if i applied to a 4th tier school and got accepted, was in the top 10% of my class, and wanted to go to a higher tiered school (that even had the specialty i was looking for), what do you think my chances would be?

thanks so much for your input! it's greatly appreciated!! have a great day!  :)

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