Right now I only have one LOR and I've been out of school for a couple of years so I might have a hard time getting another (partially why I haven't done this sooner). I would ask my manager at my last job except that he was a complete moron and I sincerely doubt he can write past an 8th grade level. Is this going to hurt me? I wish I had a better LSAT, but I don't think I'll be able to take it again. I'm open to starting off part-time or even trying to transfer into a better program. I'm thinking about teaching so I want the most competitive degree I can get. But, I also don't want to end up in a situation where I will constantly feel like I'm the scum below the low rung on the totem pole.
I have a B.A. in Political Science/Anthropology from a large public research University with a pretty good reputation. I don't have that much job history and not really a lot to write home about as far as extracurriculars go. I worked at my last job for a bit, quit, and spent a few months driving around the country and camping. I moved 3000 miles away and am now trying to get some work, but all I want to do is be in school and I'm cursing myself for not doing this sooner. I've been learning quite a bit, but most of it is not really tangible or resume-blip worthy. I like puzzles, poetry, writing, reading, etc. I'm really good at and quite enjoy research, analysis, critical thinking, and analysis. I tend to be independent and a bit reserved. I'm really ambitious, but I tend to lack the requisite confidence. I'm working on these things.
I'd prefer a school in Chicago, NY, or D.C. as I think that's where the programs of study that I'm looking for will be concentrated, but any other suggestions are more than welcome. I need to be in a city, but I've mostly lived in medium-sized cities and find them a lot more accessible and affordable. I'm also interested in Canadian Law schools. Particularly, the ease of obtaining loans if one does get into a school in Canada...
I am interested in International Law, and to some extent Intellectual Property Law, and I'd love to do a joint program and get a M.A. in international political economy or just general international relations.
What I'm looking for:
1. School suggestions--definites, maybes, and reach school
2. What I can do, and I know there's quite a bit, to improve my apps
3. Any advice you might have for me that you think might be helpful
If I don't apply for this cycle I might go mad, so please help me. I loathe navigating all the bureaucratic nonsense of applications and taking part in the ritualistic horn-tooting, but it must be done! I think my problem is that I tend to be "too" honest and self-effacing, which is all well and good, but not when you need to make a favorable impression of admissions officers or hiring agents.
Thank you, really.