sck (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
University of Oklahoma Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Tulane University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Wake Forest University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Emory University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Texas Tech University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Washington University in St Louis Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Houston Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
South Texas College of Law Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Southern Methodist University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
Northwestern University Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years
University of Texas Austin Intend to Apply Type: RA Sent: -- Rec: -- Comp: -- Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 16 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 171
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 2.68
  • Degree GPA: -
  • School Type: Small southern liberal arts
  • Major: Political Science

Demographic Information

  • City: Huge metro
  • State: Texas
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Woman
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: -

Extra Curricular Information

Nontrad with 10-years work experience, the last 6 in IT with the same company. Solid record of promotions.

Graduated in 1995, BA in Political Science.

Unsuccessful stint in a Political Science PhD program. (I really shouldn't have gone.. I didn't want to be there, had major burnout, and dropped out and left some classes incomplete.)

College ECS:
Sorority
Panhellenic council leadership roles
Publications board -- held several elected positions
Copy editor of yearbook
Photography work for school publications
Three internships - two on the Hill in Washington, DC; one at a CDC in Memphis
Student AdComm rep

Volunteer activity:
Docent at zoo
Active in animal rescue
Several years managing online communities

I was a lazy student in college, and generally cared enough not to fail and that was about it. Thus... mostly Bs, some high Cs, and a failed stats class to ruin the gpa even more. I wasn't very motivated or happy at that time in my life, and I was more concerned with playing online than my schoolwork.

It's really funny what hindsight will do for you. I used to joke about going to law school in college, but never wanted to go for real. Now... I'm almost amazed that I've changed my mind. I've come full circle on this, and it's something that draws me more and more. I have a good job, but I want to do something else, because it was never what I envisioned myself doing.

Additional info & updates

I've put it off again -- I'm not going to apply until fall 2007 for 2008 admission, much as it pains me to do that. It's just not happening this year.

I'm mostly limited to Texas due to family obligations and my husband's job, but I'm still going to spread the net to see if I can get any nibbles. We CAN move, just would rather stay in state.

Any suggestions of other schools that might be friendly to a big splitter and non-trad are welcome.

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Catia
Saturday, June 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

Thanks, I appreciate that. And I hope you're right! Honestly, it's rather terrifying, but I'm lucky that I have a very supportive family. I think the WE is definitely a plus for anyone considering going. I learned during my attempt at graduate school right after college that you shouldn't go unless you're absolutely sure you want to go -- it's why I've taken so long from the time I started prepping, to be sure.

sck
Good luck
Friday, December 16 2005 at 07:00 PM

Hey I hope this cycle goes well for you!

Evil Twin
Friday, September 09 2005 at 08:00 PM

My goodness, you're practically my twin, right down to the failed stats class, unfinished graduate degree, and career in IT. You may want to check out my results, I expect you can do similiarly well. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, and good luck!

I feel ya, bro...
Tuesday, August 22 2006 at 08:00 PM

I also have an embarassing stain on my transcript (similar attitude to yours in undergrad), and a failed stint in grad school due to lack of focus and motivation. I wasn't meant to be a teacher. Anyway, I also am amazed at my turn around and focus on going through with this. Never would have thought I'd be a lawyer. I cherished being unconventional and not driven by money (of course no reason that needs to change now). I'd love to hear how you frame your addendum and/or Personal statement, because I am really trying to find that balance of explaining myself without painting myself into a corner. Love to hear your ideas and good luck on Texas! Might just see you at Wake if you do want to move.

splitters unite!
Friday, June 30 2006 at 08:00 PM

Good luck in the '06-'07 cycle. Could be we both end up at Emory or WUSTL, but here's hoping we each land something better. One school you may want to consider adding: Vandy. Meets many of your criteria, and took a fair few splitters last cycle.

similar
Sunday, October 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

I have a similar work exp. story. i hope that these schools are serious when they say that they take it into consideration.

RE: Texas
Saturday, June 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

I think mentioning ties to a state are good, personally. I already live in Texas, and I'm from a very old Texas family (and so is my fiance), so the motivation for us will be obvious. I think it's more important to mention family and ties when you're coming from out of state.

sck
thanks
Sunday, October 01 2006 at 08:00 PM

well, good luck to ya. An addendum is clearly a neccesity for me. Hope you go to UT Austin for Fall 08!

Similar #s
Sunday, September 17 2006 at 08:00 PM

Too bad you aren't going through this cycle. I was interested to see how it turned out for you. I am a similar non-trad splitter confined to Texas. Enjoy seeing how your male twin does.

Good luck!
Tuesday, October 03 2006 at 08:00 PM

I think you had an excellent shot this cycle, but I'm sure with your stats and even more experience in the coming year, you'll be even better off! Congrats on that LSAT and good luck!