Einstein,Thank you for your post, being a potential non-traditional law student I found it quite interesting.I have very long list of undergraduate schools (11 in total) that I attended in route to eventually earning my B.S.. My early years in undergraduate studies were unfocused and it showed in my GPA (roughly 2.7 for the first half of credits), but it was a upward trend as my last 13 courses (those at my 11th and final UG school) came in at 3.92. From start to finish this 4 year degree took me 16 years.During these 16 years I worked full time almost the entire time. This includes a stretch in the USMC. When I became a civilian again I came into the IT field, starting with phone support, then system administration, and finally into Information Security.I was pleased when I finally earned my B.S., but I felt disappointed that the unusual path I had taken to get there did not reflect the level or quality of work that I had performed along the way. I began looking for high quality grad school programs that were flexible enough to allow me to continue working on vary challenging projects. After reviewing several programs I ended up enrolling in a Information Technology program at the Harvard University Extension School.At the time I started my Masters, law school was not on my radar screen. Over the last few years I have moved into roles at work that include overseeing large InfoSec projects which has shed a light on the impact of contracts, regulations, and laws upon IT and InfoSec, this has been augmented by academic work focused on these maters. I have become convinced that there is a notable shortage of lawyers who understand key issues related to the IT/InfoSec. I have come to suspect earning a JD would put me into a position to provide guidance in an area that quality guidance is limited.My thoughts are to look look into PT programs in the DC area, of which there are several. But before I get too far ahead of myself, I need to complete my Masters, and prepare for the LSAT (looking into a prep course, perhaps Griffon which seems to be receiving good reviews). Currently I am in data gathering mode, learning what I can about the schools I will likely be applying to, learning more about the LSAT, and the like.Recently I was informed that 1Ls in the nearby George Mason University part-time program meet 5 nights a week. Which seems limit the amount of class prep time for those of us who would be working.
How's the Texas legal market looking right now? How well is SMU placing students in legal jobs?