June LSAT for a 46 year old fart...approaching fast!

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Bobnoxious
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June LSAT for a 46 year old fart...approaching fast!

Postby Bobnoxious » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:05 pm

It's been awhile since I posted, but last semester about killed me. I made the mistake of letting the chair of the department talk me into the accelerated MA program in Poli-Sci, and adding the grad course to my regular day job and my other undergrad courses was not a good idea, though I was able to 4.0 the semester (3.71 LSAC total now). I won't be doing that again...at least not until law school, but then I won't have a job to worry about.

I just signed up for a free online Kaplan LSAT test just to see how it goes. (Best guess is about a 155)

I also just signed up for the full PowerScore course in April as well as the June LSAT. Wish me luck. (Shooting for a 165-170)

I'll finish undergrad with about $40k of debt, but there's not a whole hell of a lot you can do with a degree in political science. Of course that was known on the front end. Now I need SCHOLARSHIPS to...University of Memphis (where I live), Indianapolis (family will put me up rent free), or Washington U. in St. Louis (friends will put me up for extremely cheap). But, heck, the opportunity a JD will give me with all my business connections in my industry can't be any worse than being low man on the totem pole making less than $30k year with no benefits like I've been doing for 20+ years, even with the debt load I'm assuming at this late stage of life....can it?

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twenty
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Re: June LSAT for a 46 year old fart...approaching fast!

Postby twenty » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:38 pm

I remember you, but I don't remember you being a URM?

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Re: June LSAT for a 46 year old fart...approaching fast!

Postby californiauser » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:49 pm

Are you supporting a family? Seems risky incurring substantive debt at your age, nonetheless, I wish you the best of luck!

Bobnoxious
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Re: June LSAT for a 46 year old fart...approaching fast!

Postby Bobnoxious » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:58 pm

I'm not URM, but the main forum shows this as the heading here:

Under Represented Law Student Forum
(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)

So as a non-traditional, I figured it wasn't too out of line.

My wife is and will be the breadwinner for the foreseeable future.

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Re: June LSAT for a 46 year old fart...approaching fast!

Postby Icculus » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:14 am

Bobnoxious wrote:But, heck, the opportunity a JD will give me with all my business connections in my industry can't be any worse than being low man on the totem pole making less than $30k year with no benefits like I've been doing for 20+ years, even with the debt load I'm assuming at this late stage of life....can it?


What exactly will a JD help with in terms of these connections? It sounds like you would be 50 when you graduate LS, what would your long term goals be with a JD? Don't go simply because you think it can't be any worse, because it could be if you rack up more debt and are unemployed and overqualified for any non-JD job.

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Re: June LSAT for a 46 year old fart...approaching fast!

Postby Bobnoxious » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:03 am

To be honest, mostly doing B2B collections work. The collections attorney I use now for our family's small business won't like it much. I'll be collecting for my brother's company and, assuming my associates aren't blowing smoke up my ass, I'll have at least 20 other contractors in the state to do work for almost immediately.




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