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cdrhodes

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I'm Caucasian.  I'm a non-traditional student in that I'm 31, have an extensive work history in professional positions (I haven't been working at Wal-Mart in other words), and I am extremely involved in my community (on our Rotary Club board of directors, Jr. Chamber of Commerce, etc.).  I'll have a MPA in the spring (Public Administration) with a great GPA (3.8 or better).  I don't know if this stuff even matters but I'm throwing it out there.

Because of my wife's career, USC is really the only option.  Chas. School of Law is a possibility but not an attractive one.  What do you think?  Should I be concerned?  Go ahead, hurt my feelings.

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Re: 3.3/158 U. of South Carolina is my only option...what do you think.
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 10:18:52 AM »
I'm Caucasian.  I'm a non-traditional student in that I'm 31, have an extensive work history in professional positions (I haven't been working at Wal-Mart in other words), and I am extremely involved in my community (on our Rotary Club board of directors, Jr. Chamber of Commerce, etc.).  I'll have a MPA in the spring (Public Administration) with a great GPA (3.8 or better).  I don't know if this stuff even matters but I'm throwing it out there.

There are many people working for Wal-Mart that have careers and earn the amount of money you will never earn in you life.  Do you know how much Wal-Mart employees at the corporate office make?  Even at the store level, do you know how much its managers make? 

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Because of my wife's career, USC is really the only option.  Chas. School of Law is a possibility but not an attractive one.  What do you think?  Should I be concerned?  Go ahead, hurt my feelings.

IF law school is what you want, USC is a good option with your stats.  It's not like you have 3.8 and 168.  What's Chas. School of Law? The equivalent of North Carolina Central? 

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Re: 3.3/158 U. of South Carolina is my only option...what do you think.
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 12:22:35 PM »
You're right at the median gpa and a tick below the median LSAT for S.C., which means your numbers are fine and you have a strong chance of getting in. Just focus on making the rest of your application as strong as possible and I'd be surprised if you don't get in. Being a non-trad should be a boost, too.