nramsay wrote:Just wondering if anyone can give me some insight as to the process of applying as a mature student. I'm done of my undergraduate degree in May and have applied for a couple law schools for next year under the regular applicant status. I have a 3.9 GPA but only scored 148 on my LSAT and don't know if I did much better on the February one although a studied really hard for it. For some reason I just struggle with the LSAT even with lots of work and no classes are offered where I live. I will be 25 this summer, just finishing my undergrad now because I also have a degree in marketing which I took first. I noticed that you can apply as a mature student at 26 years old for the school I want to go to. Is it almost assured that you will be accepted as a mature student or will my subpar LSAT still keep me out of school? Also any idea if I can apply as a mature student next year? The application deadline is March 1st but I will be turning 26 over the summer so will technically be 25 when I apply but 26 when the school year starts. Just trying to decide whether or not to pursue a Masters program while I wait if I don't get accepted this year. Thanks for any help.
Mature student....guess that is in the eyes of the beholder. You are not going to be helped by your age in the least.
I am what is called a mature student. I am 47 years old. I hold two B.S. degrees and a M.S. degree with all three garnering GPAs in the 3.7 to 3.8 range. Prior to wanting to go to law school, my experience included law enforcement information technology, regulatory compliance and audit. My desire is to work in environmental law, more specifically animal law. I take time to volunteer with animal rescues and get involved in the Animal Defense League. Loans do not bother me, nor does "return on investment". I am past that type of worry. I am in it for the passion for the law. It is something I have waited years to finally be able to do.
Are you a mature student where your age will benefit you? Sadly...no.