You rang?keg411 wrote:The only real way to guard against a very strange sub3 cycle is to break 172 on the LSAT and ED to Northwestern.
Actually, 171 + ED was enough this year. Assuming WE.
ryanr wrote:vanwinkle wrote:Get some real-world work experience. A couple years of work experience (along with a high LSAT score) will help you overcome a low GPA, and it'll allow you to make money for two years instead of getting a head start on accruing a mountain of debt.
Getting an MA just for the sake of law school admissions is pretty stupid and a waste of your time and money.
I do have some real world work experience, but would post-grad work experience be looked upon more favorably? I have spent my entire undergrad working at the director level in a hotel. I was hoping to use this to my advantage in applying to Northwestern, but unless I rock the LSAT, my gpa is going to undoubtedly kill me in that regard.
singingvontrapp wrote:However if history interests you and it wouldn't cost you too much, there's no reason not to do it. Maybe you will end up discovering that your heart is really in research and teaching and try for real academia.
WrappedUpInBooks wrote:You could also do AmeriCorps. You'll be able to put your undergrad loans in forbearance, and AmeriCorps will pay all the interest you accrue. On top of that, you'll get an education award of around $5,000 to go towards loans (or law school). And, you'll make enough to live off of, and not acquire more debt.
I did AmeriCorps, and a lot of adcoms commented on it in my acceptance letters. Leaves you plenty of time to study for LSATs too.