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Choosing the Right Law School / Wash U Law School, St. Louis
« on: April 29, 2015, 09:31:33 PM »

I'm looking for input from anyone who may have insights regarding Wash U Law School in St Louis. I'm 43, a pastor in the United Methodist Church with a Masters degree in Divinity from Vanderbilt University (3.5) and fourteen years of experience serving as a Sr Pastor. My undergraduate degree was from the University of Kentucky (BA English) many years ago. I have also served as an USAF Officer and currently serve as a Navy Officer and Chaplain (Reserves) - 9 years total. Anyway, Wash U has waived my application fee and is strongly encouraging me to complete my application as they also have full scholarships still available for this fall. I do have to take the LSAT in June which they have told me is not too late at all for this fall. I am interested in using a Law degree to work with Veterans rights and access to care as we face a crisis in our country; I am also interested in public policy and working on legislation. As I have a young son in the St Louis area and there are several Veterans hospitals there, plus I am familiar with StL based on doing my drill with Marines near the airport, Wash U is my first choice. I get the impression they are interested in me as well.

So, what impressions do any of you have re Wash U and what I bring to the table? Thanks ahead of time.

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