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Need some advice please

Need some advice please
« on: July 16, 2012, 09:28:59 PM »
I'm 21 years old and I have been in the military for about four years now. I have one year left and I have always wanted to go to law school but I'm pretty much lost on everything. Ive submitted two
 applications. One to eastern Michigan university and one to university of Michigan. I know I need to take the LSAT, but beyond that my so called educational counselor has been useless. A few questions I have are how much does the post 9/11 gi bill cover of law school? If I have a terrible gpa from high school how do I get that to look better and what are some if the best ways that everyone has found to study for the LSAT.

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Re: Need some advice please
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 09:47:54 PM »
I know nothing about how the GI bill works, but I have never heard of a school caring about high school grades. Your Undergrad GPA is really what matters at least that is how it was when I went to law school.

Your military service will probably help you in admissions and for now stay safe then graduate from college and take the LSAT. I don't think a single school asked for a high school transcript when I applied and I am guessing that is still how it goes.


Re: Need some advice please
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 10:13:29 PM »
I'm 21 years old and I have been in the military for about four years now. I have one year left and I have always wanted to go to law school but I'm pretty much lost on everything. Ive submitted two
 applications. One to eastern Michigan university and one to university of Michigan. I know I need to take the LSAT, but beyond that my so called educational counselor has been useless. A few questions I have are how much does the post 9/11 gi bill cover of law school? If I have a terrible gpa from high school how do I get that to look better and what are some if the best ways that everyone has found to study for the LSAT.

I have a stupid question for you, but do you have your bachelor's degree yet?

Eastern Michigan does not have a law school, though Wayne State does.  Sounds like you want to go in SE Michigan, in which case, I'll shill for University of Toledo which gives in-state tuition to people from certain Michigan counties.  (So does Cleveland State.)

My understanding is that post 9/11 GI bill pays a maximum of the highest in-state tuition rate for your state of enlistment for UNDERGRADUATE education.  You can apply it to graduate education, but I believe they limit how much they pay.  However, you also get the living stipend, etc.  So, it may still cover the entire cost of attendance.  I would speak to the VA folks at the college you'll be going to.

Best of luck, but in the US, law school is a graduate school (with a lot of exceptions, but not very many attractive or practical ones) that requires you to complete a bachelor's before enrollment.