Worked full time in Undergrad
Extensive professional work experience (law enforcement, military, legal)
My GPA is 10 years old, LSAT is what it is, no excuses.
Earned LSAT and Trustee's scholarships at TJSL, made honor roll. Served on SBA and other committees.
I listed TJSL on my list not because I am applying this cycle, but because I attended there for 2 years (Spring 1999 class) If anyone has any questions about TJSL or San Diego in general, please ask. I was pretty seriously involved in SBA and thus student/faculty affairs, etc. Glad to answer good, bad and ugly about the school. Though don't expect me to say anything bad about San Diego, I love the place and it will always be my home!
Graduated in 1996 from large public university in San Diego. Applied to and was accepted into Thomas Jefferson School of Law in Jan 1999 (152/2.7). Finished 44/88 units before my husband was transferred overseas for military service. I left school in 2002. Moved around a lot since then, and now in Jacksonville Florida for a decent chunk of time so I can return to law school. All of my previous work, including LSAT and law school courses are deemed "too old" and I have to start over.
Took the LSAT Oct 2005 with minimal prep and got 154. FCSL Admissions director told me prior to my app that I was as good as in with 150 or above. App is still waiting on my LSDAS official report. Any day now I suppose! He also told me budget was thin for Spirng scholarships, but was unsure what would end up being available (this was in August so hopefully things have changed). Definite scholarships for Fall, but had spent for the year at the time of our meeting.
I work full time currently (and did while attending TJSL part time previously). Married, with 2 year old.
11/11/05: Phone call from Admissions office, Florida Coastal. Telling me I was accepted, official notification will come next week but she wanted to tell me before the weekend. No money, GPA too crappy.
Yea, I am looking forward to returning home and staying in the community for my life... I hope. Being in MI has allowed me to see how nice warm weather is. Good luck at Florida Coastal though I am sure ur a lock.
MI, ugh. Too cold for my blood, but then again, I have lived in Alaska, Virginia and Washington D.C. before coming down to Sunny Florida!
Thanks for your input. It was very helpful. I shall follow it.
A question, how is TJSL? The environment, the academic requirements, etc. ? I heard that the school\\\'s receptive to those that want to go into JAG (esp. into the Navy), is this correct? I\\\'ll be applying to the school anyway, but I want to know what I may expect if, God willing, I am accepted.
Once again, Thanks for your info. I cannot express how helpful it has been. Good luck in all future endeavors.
They offered me 12,000 a year with a 158 LSAT.
Congrats on Thomas Jeff acceptance...nice to hear so early. Good luck on the rest of your apps!
Are you back in law school yet? It must have been very difficult to have to leave after completing 2 yrs. I'm very nervous about getting in somewhere and coordinating it with our follow-on. I have sooo many questions. If you would like to chat please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Congrats on Coastal. They give me money and my numbers mirror yours. Are you going in the spring or fall?
I've been admitted for the fall term. How is the area where the school is located? I have been to J'Ville but how is it as far as family life and schools for little ones?
no, i called and asked what was going on and they said they have put my file on hold. i have a general discharge under honorable conditions from the military, and they say that is the reason for the hold. i think it is pretty dumb, but that is the problem.
i am glad also. it is a real possibility for me. i want to thank you for your support
I've applied to TJSL, CalW, USD, Chapman, SW'ern, and the like.
Heading out to SD first week of Mar. to tour schools.
(Please see my page for further info.)
My fiancee and I are moving to CA (likely SD since accepted to CalW, poss TJSL)--
Could you provide any info on housing in the area or these schools?
Just looking at some of the profiles for those who will be attending FCSL. I may be attending this fall. I see you're living in Jax already so would you mind giving me a little more insight to the area? I would really appreciate it.