I am applying for entry in 2012. I am not a mature student but I will be 27 when I start law school.
I have a B.S. in biology from Michigan State. My GPA is 3.42. Unfortunately it was about that the four years (ie. I didn't have a crappy first two years followed by a huge improvement). At the time, I was a single mom (to one son and another shortly after graduation) and just wanted to get out of there rather than go part time and maybe do a bit better. When I graduated I started working in my aunt's bake shop and I now own and run that business. Well, me and the bank. I've turned it into a specialty shop catering mostly to people with gluten allergies but we also make sugar free products as of this year. It is going really well, especially the sugar-free part of it.
My LSAT from last winter is 177. I am getting married this September and my fiancÚ has a great job in Boston. My business is also pretty nearby, relatively speaking, so I could stay as involved as school permitted. At this point if not Harvard then I would go to one of the Boston schools where I think my chances are pretty close to certain, or would you disagree?
I am really worried about my GPA hindering me at Harvard and they just don't strike me as particularly holistic. Any thoughts?