Anyone tried this? Know of anyone who has done this?
I have given a great deal of consideration to this matter, and I am extremely close to putting in a grad school app at my alma mater for the Ph.D Program in my undergrad major (political science). This is in addition to law school transfer apps. I just can't stand it here. This is the worst location on the face of the earth for human existance, much less for a law school, bar none. Now I know what some will say -- stop whining, get it done, etc. I am. I've sucked it up for the time being..and resolved to finish 1L. I'm doing fairly well in the substantive material, but it bores more to near death. My therapist agrees that I need a change of place. Since myself and my therapist have me convinced that my depression will be cured after a change of venue, I suppose it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. I wish I knew.
Two questions: Would I still need to take the GRE or would some schools waive it on a totality of the circumstances approach?
Second, what are everyone's opinions on approaching a professor out of the blue for a letter of recommendation for this purpose? Do you think they would be more forthcoming in producing one than, say, if you were going to transfer to another law school? I don't even have an ice breaker -- I volunteer alot and ask questions of my professors, but I've never developed an office hours type of relationship with them on a one-on-one basis. Perhaps it's time to start sucking up?
Thanks in advance. And yes, it's 2am...I haven't slept a full 8 hours in nearly three months. I'm on EVERYTHING for sleep and acid reflux, which has developed since I've been here, but it just doesn't cut it. If I stay here, it could be at significant cost to my health. Even my MD agrees -- I'm mentally and physically depressed. Oye Vei!