I'm not sure my analysis would change one way or another, but I am curious.
Quote from: john4040 on September 15, 2010, 10:50:53 AM I'm not sure my analysis would change one way or another, but I am curious.Other then your thoughts that maybe the LSAT scores are getting better (despite the massive increase of individuals multiple takings of the exam over the last decade or so), I fail to see any standardized test scores improving greatly, weather they be high school math/reading/history/geography, ACT, SAT, LSAT, GRE. Pick your poison, the population has NOT suddenly gotten smarter because you grew up watching baby Einstein videos.The LSAT is a test that can be gamed. Some people will do really well at it others will not. This is not a function of who was President when you graduated high school.
Education != SMARTThe person in question is not coming off as someone who spent the last 50 years picking turnips. She has informed us that she has earned a graduate degree (something most of her competition on the LSAT will not have accomplished). She has worked in a larger number of industries then the number of jobs most law clerks have held. From what is being presented there is absolutely no reason to suspect that she should not have the do well not only at taking the LSAT and for that matter well in school itself.
As far as the money goes if I make a decent score on LSAT I think that is covered.
But I donít remember asking for your opinion of my reasons for wanting to go to law school.
Just completed paralegal cert. school now want Law School except I am 62? Should I? There isn't much encouragement in my environment
I never mentioned a scholarship one way or another.
Neither did I say I was "wanting to derive profit from it and the ability to legally protect yourself ".
All of my experience has shown me that without the ability to legally insulate yourself, you are less likely to have the ability to exercise your personal rights. I want to learn more about the law and the only way to do it is to go to law school. If I make it through and can still represent myself in a professional manner then I see myself as an individual's advocate.
Again, I was asking for advice in the grand scheme of going to law school at my age in general...
Consider yourself colored!
The kids have grown up in a world where everyone gets a trophy and are amazed that somethings actually require work, as such, it would be truly foolhardy to rule someone out because they did not come through the same happy little world that you have.