I'm 27 years old and a non-traditional student. I spent four years in the Marine Corps out of high school as a musician. (HORRIBLE High School grades) Attended Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh for a semester (3.75 GPA), then Carnegie Mellon University for a semester (3.84? GPA) as a music major. Returned to Northern Virginia to work with a Sheriff's Office full time. Attended Northern Virginia Community College for a year, half time (4.0 GPA) Currenty attending George Mason University, Administration of Justice Major (Current GPA 3.92) Graduation #1 in my class at the Fairfax Criminal Justice Academy.
I want to go into criminal law and plan to apply to Mason, Catholic, American, Georgetown and George Washington. I will go the PT route as I am married and cannot afford to quit my very well paying law enforcement job to go to law school full time. I know my GPA is strong but was curious how everyone thinks my background will play a role in the application process. I have been studying VERY hard for the LSAT hope to score in the mid to upper 160's and possibly break 170. Would the fact I have military and current law enforcement experience counter the fact that I have been to four colleges in the span of 5 years, which was the result of my constantly moving? Also I don't really have time to do much extraciricular activies outside of school as I work close to 60 hours per week and go to college full time and will be working on getting a research paper published.
Any advice or feedback would be awesome!