My apologies mj600cbr, for borrowing his theme.
I got into a 4-tier school in spring of 2006. I later withdrew after 2 semesters. (The school itself had three, so I had not finished my 1st year. After long thought and several years in the workforce, I have decided that, I'll be starting the whole process over again.
My numbers are as follows:
UGPA : 2.6 (graduated June 2005)
LSAT: 149 (taken October 2005)
I know that they scary to begin with. My UGPA was a result of a horrendous beginning (Barely keeping a 2.00 for the first few years) and a somewhat better end (3.55 for the last two). I initially figured that if I applied to some target law schools, and stressed my second half of my undergraduate career, I'd know what to do. But this economy (more applicants, which would diminish my already shaky chances), and my previous 1L experience made me think otherwise.
My plan is now to redo both my UGPA and my LSAT. The only way to improve/replace the GPA is to get another undergraduate degree. I was initially aiming for as early as 2010, but obviously once I do the second degree, I'll be pushing that back. I'm not going to take some bs major either. I'll be taking a different major that'll at least allow me to get a job afterward, assuming this whole thing I'm doing fails (that's my Plan B), which I highly doubt but it's better to be prepared. doing a second undergraduate degree would be the best of my options at this point.
I figure that I'm 26 years old and law school's not going anywhere. I'd be pretty happy with being 34 and done with LS (also remember, tempus volat
- "time flies" for non-Latin speakers). I'll work to improve the LSAT as well. My only question is when, considering that by 2010, my 149 will be erased.
As for the applying to LS, That's a whole different can of worms. I won't be as selective as I was last time (I only applied to one school that I knew I'd get in, and I did not bother to apply elsewhere - I know, very stupid). I have both the fortune and misfortune of living in NY. I'd like to stay, but numbers-wise, I'd be at disadvantage since . I'm open to going elsewhere for LS but I just don't want a repeat of my first 1L experience. I have a few cities in mind. But that obviously takes a follows improving my UGPA
I'd like some advice on this. Is there anything that I should look out for, etc. I've thought this through long and hard, so it'll not be something that one could easily convince me from doing otherwise. (But you're free to try
Thanks for reading. I await your input