I consider myself non-traditional because my unique motivation: I am going to LS hopefully to meet an ideal husband. I am 31, single, never married, grew up in another country. Been in this country for 7.5 yrs. Never had freedom to choose a major based on MY OWN will before I came to US. So here I am, trying to excercise my right I have two M.S. EE degree and almost 6 years of WE. Considering to go for PH.D but not sure whether I would be happy working in a narrow field and in front of computer doing design all day long. Since I love different technologies, I love to see the big picture and I love to deal with people, I thought the Patent law might give me a more satisfying career. Just started to prep LSAT, aiming for June test. I have GPA of 3.67(BS), 3.75(1st.MS), 3.94(2nd.MS)-a top 10 Eng school. First two scores are convered from a 100 score system. Still need to do some research to convince myself this is the right decision. Not sure though, whether my international background would be hindering the application.
I'm not as non-traditional as the rest of the bunch because I'm only 26 but the idea of going to school next year with 22 year olds still kind of freaks me out. Especially "really smart" 22 year olds. Just reading a lot of crap on LSD by these kids who are "super excited" about being a 1L at whatever T14 school they've decided to go to makes me really very nauseous. I hope there are more non-traditional students wherever I end up. I like to talk to people who have actually lived life and not just read about it or seen it on reality shows.
Now, aside from being white and male I'm sure I qualify as a URM. Afterall, how many French majors join the military?!?