I realized I need some time away from school. Since I'm a non-trad student, "time" is costly, so this was a tough decision. But I miss work, being an adult, earning money, having a life, etc... I may apply as a part-time student at a local school for the next cycle. Or I may reconsider going full time somewhere else. If I do reapply, I'll probably study and retake the LSAT. Or... [fill in the blank]. It's funny -- I've been convinced that I should go to law school for my entire life, but I am just so damn tired of being a student right now.
Took a break from a few dozen projects to type uber-important message for "extracurricular info" section because all that empty space looked lonesome. Procrastination is fun.
I'm still behind in the application process. The official GPA verdict is in -- and not nearly as scary as I thought it might be. The personal statement is gathering dust. I'm not all that certain about a few schools on the list. (Plus I've received a few fee waivers that I might throw in to the mix - what the heck.) One school has emerged as my #1 pick but I'm still open to other possibilities. I've got two strong LORs. Originally, I thought I'd max out the four limit and even throw in a few targeted letters for good measure but I've decided against that. I think these two should paint an adequate picture of where I've been, how far I've come, and give credence to where I hope to go. I hope to have everything complete by the end of the month.
Free apps: Lewis & Clark, Willamette, Quinnipiac, St. Thomas, Ave Maria, Arkansas, Hofstra, Case, Campbell... (OK, know what? I'm going to apply to most of these -- yeah, I'm that easy. Who knows...)
All of this -- the score, my ambivalence, the odds -- seems to point to waiting a year and reapplying. The thing is, I don't want to have to go through all of this again. So, maybe I'll apply to a few schools and see how it goes. I've narrowed it down to ten schools now and will probably apply to five or six.
I just checked my e-mail and saw that LSAC sent my score yesterday. I've got a lot to think about. Apply now or wait, study, and re-take it? Hmmm....
With about a week to go until September LSAT scores are unveiled, I've been thinking about some of the schools on my list. I just removed my preference tiers because I hate the whole rankings game. There are some schools that I'd be thrilled to attend despite the perception that they occupy some lowly stratum. I'll narrow the list after I learn my score and have a better understanding of my odds.
I survived the LSAT yesterday! I can't say that I did well but it's over and it's time to move on to other considerations. I removed a few schools from the list and added a few. I'll be paring it down in the weeks to come.
Being something of a procrastinator (and rebel), I haven't studied for the LSAT. Today I took the free practice test that accompanies the LSAC info book and got a 161. (I really shot myself in the foot on one of the logic problems and didn't have time to answer 8 or 9 questions which really cost me -- so now I need to devote some serious time to reintroducing my mind to logic games and time management.) Overall, I am not entirely displeased with the score but I do hope to do better on exam day. Six days to go...
I registered for the LSAT recently. My GPA sucks because, quite frankly, I never cared about grades. Now that I've begun researching law schools, I realize that UGPA is an important factor and understand that I have effectively eliminated any possibility of getting into a top tier school. Fortunately, I'm not really that interested in them anyhow.