TFA, URM, Master's Degree Question

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eav1277
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TFA, URM, Master's Degree Question

Postby eav1277 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:30 pm

I am currently considering whether or not to accept a TFA offer. I understand the time commitment, stress, and negative views of many. I have a strong interest in education and am considering teaching long term.

Would a master's degree provide a boost to my law school app? I am able to obtain one through a LMU/TFA partnership. I wouldn't obtain the degree just for an app boost (but a boost would be an added plus).

Thank you for taking the time to read the post. I appreciate all help and info.
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Re: TFA, URM, Master's Degree Question

Postby ph14 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:32 pm

eav1277 wrote:I am currently accepting a TFA offer. I understand the time commitment, stress, and negative views of many. I have a strong interest in education and am considering teaching long term.

Would a master's degree provide a boost to my law school app? I am able to obtain one through a LMU/TFA partnership. I wouldn't obtain the degree just for an app boost (but a boost would be an added plus).

Thank you for taking the time to read the post. I appreciate all help and info.


Background info:
URM (MA)
UC
3.66 GPA (should be near 3.7 after this quarter)
159 LSAT (retaking)


It won't boost your app. If you do it, do it because you want to do it for reasons wholly independent of its (non)effect on your law school application.

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Re: TFA, URM, Master's Degree Question

Postby twenty » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:36 pm

eav1277 wrote:I am currently considering whether or not to accept a TFA offer. I understand the time commitment, stress, and negative views of many. I have a strong interest in education and am considering teaching long term.


Go do TFA. Law school will be here when you get back, if you get back.

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Re: TFA, URM, Master's Degree Question

Postby ph14 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:37 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:
eav1277 wrote:I am currently considering whether or not to accept a TFA offer. I understand the time commitment, stress, and negative views of many. I have a strong interest in education and am considering teaching long term.


Go do TFA. Law school will be here when you get back, if you get back.


Great reasoning there.

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Re: TFA, URM, Master's Degree Question

Postby dixon02 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:47 pm

Doing TFA will help you more than the master's.

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Re: TFA, URM, Master's Degree Question

Postby blackandstrong » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:48 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:
eav1277 wrote:I am currently considering whether or not to accept a TFA offer. I understand the time commitment, stress, and negative views of many. I have a strong interest in education and am considering teaching long term.


Go do TFA. Law school will be here when you get back, if you get back.


LOL. I feel you on that -- I'm in TFA now.

To your original question, TFA is a great soft. Do TFA and then come back and apply for law school. Don't worry about the boost, but you'll get a pretty big one because of URM status and TFA combined.

Master's degree doesn't count.

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Re: TFA, URM, Master's Degree Question

Postby eav1277 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:18 am

Thanks for all the replies.




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