Steve, I read your blog every time send them out. Do you know anything about ADHD? It's a condition that if your not interested in something you just don't get it, even on meds but if you show some interest in something you excel at it. When I came out of college 35 years my gpa was only 2.5 (played football and ran track, belonged to a frat,TKE) in fact I had all A's and B's in my major and I got C's, D's, and F's for everything else, classic ADHD) I bounced around a little bit, but then I found Wall Street. Here I am a college drop out with only one year left to go. There are very few positions on the street that you need a degree, so I became a retail salesman (stock broker) and loved it I made ton's of money and also opened about 80 8 new accounts in my rookie year. In fact when I took my Series 7 and I did not take a prep class and I passed. The test is 6 hours long, you get 3 hours in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. If you finish early on either session you can leave. It took me 2 hours in the morning session so I got a 2 hour lunch break. It only took me 90 minutes in the afternoon session, and like I said I went on to a successful career. I passed with no problem. Like I said earlier, I'm 58 years old and I don't care where I go to school. There are a few small securities litigation firms in New York who wold hire you and don't care where you went to school. C'mon I'll have law degree and a securities background and being 58 years old I don't need a lot of money. So your chart might be wrong on this one the one that said nobody has been accepted with a LSAT of 135 or lower. I also have a paralegal certificate where I got a 3.5 gap. In fact I got a 3.32 gpa for my final 6 classes toward my bachelors degree two years ago. Also all I needed were papers and projects to pass the classes. And imagine this I got a 3.32 for those 6 classes Again something I had an interest in. I've had an interest in law for about 20 years. As noted my grades from paralegal program I feel I could do well in the AAMPLE program. The way I look at it Phoenix Law is giving me the opportunity to attend law school and I will always be loyal to them. I know there not even ranked but they only had their ABA approval for 2 years, so it's a brand new school. I'm sure that some major law schools had to start somewhere. I already bought my books and started reading them and enjoying them and I'm retaining a lot of the stuff that I read. I know I can do it. Newgirl please contact me at email@example.com
and don't be afraid of going the AAMPLE way. You know they're also looking at your motivation,
attendance, the questions that you ask in class, so do it.
Seriously, though, I'm just curious why you want to go to law school at your age and current career situation. With a securities background and having worked as a stockbroker, I assume you can make a lot more income going back to work as a stockbroker or securities adviser than you will coming out of law school in 3 years. You are aware that from schools like Phoenix, even if you are lucky enough to find a JD-required job (which 50% of grads are not), your most likely salary will be in $40k to $60k range? And you'll have paid $120k-$180k, either from your savings or loans, for the privilege of making such a salary?
It just seems to be an absolutely terrible economic decision, even if you practice for 10-15 years out of law school before you retire (i.e. until you're 75). Although I'm much younger than you and don't know your exact situation, it seems like law school will be a lot of stress and financial hardship for almost no returns. I would seriously reconsider.