Get a real LSAT 1st, and then we can talk. Most people score several points below their practice test scores. While you may be the exception, on average, you are not. Plus, regardless of law school acceptance, you might have an issue with the bar. Again, one thing at a time. Take the LSAT, get a real score, then we can figure it out.
Profile: 2.01 UGPA, 3.9 MBA, 170 LSAT, 30 Years Old (ECON major at top 15 undergrad business program, FIN/ECON at a very good but not great MBA program). Also I haven't taken the LSAT yet but have been getting 170-175 on the actual exams. Professional: Worked with three companies and been promoted with each one: successful in roles trading securities/options, as a financial analyst, and VP Finance at an early stage internet/technology company. Plan to attain CPA designation before admission to law school.Arrest Record: 2 DUIs, 1 misdemeanor possession of marijuana. No arrests in last 7 years. Obviously I didn't get off on the right foot in college and my early twenties, and will have to craft my personal statement to reflect that. I really want to study corporate/securities law, and to a lesser extent international law, and get the J.D. Does anyone have any advice about what schools I should target (either a range based on ranking/selectivity, or specific schools where non-traditional applicants tend to fair well)?My plan as of now is to apply to a ton of schools, maybe 30, simply because I have no idea where I fit in due to the extremity of my undergrad GPA and my arrest record. So where can I get in? any thoughts? any non-traditionals that can share some advice for me?THANKS - DAVE
You will be a competitive applicant at pretty much any law school with a 170 lsat! The MBA certainly doesn't hurt. I wouldn't worry about the legal problems from the past. The admissions committee will not be thrilled about your criminal history but just disclose and and you will be fine. BTW, our profile is quite similar. (30 years old, 3.8 in MBA, 167 lsat 1.9 ugpa, DUI, and possession of Marihuana in my early 20's) We are fighting an uphill battle but we will prevail. Stay in contact with me throughout the process. Maybe we can share useful insight that will be beneficial to the two of us! Take care