My scenario is as follows...
Poor student (2.7 GPA) bought a one way ticket to Hawaii and worked in schools there with special needs kids for two years. Currently, I'm living in rural Japan (completely losing my mind) as an English teacher. I took the LSAT in Tokyo and did average (162). Next year, I'm going to be moving to Chile; however, I applied to one school (University of Richmond) this year with the hope of going in 2007.
Here are my questions:
1. I haven't heard back from Richmond yet. I assumed that because I went there as an undergraduate I would at least have an adantage over other students with similar stats. Does the fact that I haven't heard anything from them (I went complete in mid January) mean dismal news is forthcoming?
2. How does it look if I take another year off from school to travel and generally act ridiculous (under the guise of being a productive intellectual). Does this somehow benefit me in the application process, that's what I'm banking on. Will law schools respect my escapades or not?
3. Realistic set of schools on the East Coast?
Thanks to anyone who can give me some pointers.