First of all, I came here because I am seeking some advice. Let's say I'm non-traditional (above age 30), female, and within a minority group. I became interested in law after being in workforce for several years. My main question is whether I should apply or not. I've not taken LSAT yet but I plan to practice for it before taking the actual test. My undergrad GPA isn't the best due to personal reasons (I didn't know what I wanted to do back then) but I'm not trying to make any excuses. But I already have a permanent job and plan to stay there as long as I can because I felt I'm making a difference while working there and it's in my area of expertise because I know what those people are going through and have empathy for them and, at the same time, have a desire to improve my agency's services and goals.
So the area of law I'm most interested in that can apply toward my current job is Public Interest, especially Disability Law. I work with many underrepresented people with a high demand for legal services but have a great difficulty finding any lawyers or even legal aid service who can take them on pro bono or lower fee basis in the area where I live. My passion is to help those people regardless how much I earn for a living at my current job although I'm technically an administrator there so I'm not really in for higher salary or glory working at a law firm. But I wonder if it's a waste of my time to apply because of my low GPA (started off with a 3.8 in the beginning but ended up with a 2.7 when I graduated) in spite of potential higher LSAT (depending how well I do and let's say I'm a median standardized test taker but didn't have a difficulty getting accepted to some universities) and/or personal statement? I received my BA degree in 2005 and worked ever since. I do love where I am at now but wish to gain more knowledge and experience in field of law and maybe do some pro-bono lawyering on the side if I pass the bar exam down the road when called to court to represent my clients I work with. I have found several law schools in my area that I can attend during evenings/weekends while keeping my full time job. Your feedback is appreciated!