How does this affect my chances of getting in ls

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Dahlyn
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How does this affect my chances of getting in ls

Postby Dahlyn » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:24 am

My ug from Pitt '99 and I have an MBA from Duquesne '01. My gpa in b school, 10 years ago was 3.6 I started in the mortgage industry due to lack of jobs in the finance field after 9/11. I ended up owning a nationally licensed mortgage company(one of the few honest ones) but was regulated out of business by the states we received most of our business from. I work for while for a small financial planning firm I was in the process of buying but the deal fell through. I then worked for a sales consulting/training company. I left there to work for a start up currency trading fund. It ended up failing due to the partner who was in charge of running the business developing cancer and stepping away.

I have taken a several law related classes.

Advanced estate planning - Duq law - B+ - no idea what I was getting into...can't believe they let an MBA student take it
Contract Law - Duq B school - A, highest grade in class
Criminal procedure - Pitt ug - A
Constitional Law type class - Pitt ug - A

I am applying to Pitt and Duquesne. Does all/some of this not matter, help, or hurt my chances at getting into to Law school. I haven't taken my LSATs.

Dahlyn
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Re: How does this affect my chances of getting in ls

Postby Dahlyn » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:27 am

I think I put this in the wrong place. I reposted this in the "what are my chances forum"

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DeeCee
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Re: How does this affect my chances of getting in ls

Postby DeeCee » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:46 am

Dahlyn wrote:I think I put this in the wrong place. I reposted this in the "what are my chances forum"


Yes it should be there. You could see if the mod could move it so it doesn't get locked.

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MrPapagiorgio
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Re: How does this affect my chances of getting in ls

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:02 am

The "several law related classes" probably won't matter (read: won't matter). Business experiences are great soft's and are helpful. But take that LSAT.

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Re: How does this affect my chances of getting in ls

Postby serdog » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:27 am

10 years out the LSAT is a huge deal.

ItsMyTimeBoston
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Re: How does this affect my chances of getting in ls

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:52 am

Dahlyn wrote:My ug from Pitt '99 and I have an MBA from Duquesne '01. My gpa in b school, 10 years ago was 3.6 I started in the mortgage industry due to lack of jobs in the finance field after 9/11. I ended up owning a nationally licensed mortgage company(one of the few honest ones) but was regulated out of business by the states we received most of our business from. I work for while for a small financial planning firm I was in the process of buying but the deal fell through. I then worked for a sales consulting/training company. I left there to work for a start up currency trading fund. It ended up failing due to the partner who was in charge of running the business developing cancer and stepping away.

I have taken a several law related classes.

Advanced estate planning - Duq law - B+ - no idea what I was getting into...can't believe they let an MBA student take it
Contract Law - Duq B school - A, highest grade in class
Criminal procedure - Pitt ug - A
Constitional Law type class - Pitt ug - A

I am applying to Pitt and Duquesne. Does all/some of this not matter, help, or hurt my chances at getting into to Law school. I haven't taken my LSATs.


I don't think it matters much at all.

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Re: How does this affect my chances of getting in ls

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:55 am

Your extensive business experience should make you an attractive candidate to many law schools. The courses do not matter, however.




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