Hi there. I was academically dismissed after my third semester in my prior law school. The two year ABA requirement period of staying out will soon lapse and I was wondering if there is a chance to get back into law school. During my time off I overcame health issues and personal issues as well. I applied to an ABA approved paralegal program and did well in it. I want to complete my legal studies and become a lawyer, but will I be given a chance to accomplish that? I am starting to apply law schools that have a spring start date, but do I need to get a letter of good standing even after sitting out 2 years? Thank you for your insight.
I'm doing the same thing, too, Merlin28. About 5 years ago I went to the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, after scoring a 166 on the LSAT and graduating magna cum laude, but I dropped out during finals weeks. Probably that left a mark on my transcript. And now I am going back to college to get a second bachelor's degree and apply to law school again.