azjhawk05 wrote:Thank you so much for posting all of this information. I am a 29yr old black male who has a masters in higher ed. I have been working for 4 years post grad school, and also worked for child protective services for 2 years following undergrad.
I really would like to go into educational law, and am interested to know what my prospects may be for ls admission with my current resume. I have a 3.1 ug gpa and a 3.9 grad school gpa. I decided this week to do some research and have found information on TLS amazingly helpful. Thank you for all of the hard work you have put in, and for giving back to this forum with your knowledge.
To echo BlaqBella <3, Welcome!!
Though you have a strong grad school GPA, law schools only care about your undergraduate GPA. Your 3.1 GPA is not bad at all, but if you feel like your UGPA is no longer reflective of your abilities, especially given the long time since you graduated, feel free to write an addendum. Definitely write one if you have a semester or two that seem anomalous.
Also, I can't really judge your chances without a LSAT score!! When you have one, please let me know and I will be more than happy to help you! I can only give you speculative advice based on a speculative LSAT score, and that doesn't really help anyone! You really need to aim higher! Don't settle for a 155-160! Always aim for a 180, URM or not. If you want a chance at the T14, you need at least 160. But like I said, aim as high as you can! [edited 11/13/2012]
Finally, I see you worked in CPS after undergrad but what kind of work experience do you have post grad school? Strong work experience may help too!