2 Years to Prepare (Best Course of Action)

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Jennings7
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2 Years to Prepare (Best Course of Action)

Postby Jennings7 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:10 am

I have somewhat unusual circumstances. I am currently in the Army Infantry and get out in the Fall of 2015.

My Stats:
-B.S. - Pol Sci and Public Admin (Double Major)
-LSDAS: 3.14 (3.18)
-LSAT: Not Taken Yet
-UG School: Small Public School w/decent midwest credibility/ranking.

Softs:
-Will have 4 years of Army Infantry experience and presently serving upon application submission (1 deployment to Afghanistan)
-5 Years employed at the same part-time job during UG.
-No disciplinary problems at either college/college job/Army
-Criminal Record: 1 DUI in 2008 and one underage drinking ticket in 2003. Not so much as a parking ticket since DUI.
-Starting Masters in Sports Administration in Spring 2013.

I plan on applying for a Fall 2015 start to 1L so my applications will be submitted no later than October 2014. This gives me about 2 years to take the LSAT, boosts my softs if I can, and assemble LOR's, PS, etc...

I was hoping some of you could lay out what you would do in my situation to maximize your chances of getting into:

-U. of Minnesota
-Indiana-Bloomington
-Wisconsin-Madison
-Michigan State
-Marquette
-Chicago-Kent
-Cincinnati
-University of Kansas

Jennings7
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Re: 2 Years to Prepare (Best Course of Action)

Postby Jennings7 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:02 am

I should add that I'm willing to put off work on my Master's until Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 if it seems logical to the extent that I focus on the LSAT and the LSAT only until my planned date to take it (June or October 2013).

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Re: 2 Years to Prepare (Best Course of Action)

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:27 am

Study for the LSAT.

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Re: 2 Years to Prepare (Best Course of Action)

Postby top30man » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:59 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Study for the LSAT.

While not exciting, this should 100 percent be your priority.

Jennings7
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Re: 2 Years to Prepare (Best Course of Action)

Postby Jennings7 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:58 am

top30man wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Study for the LSAT.

While not exciting, this should 100 percent be your priority.


I hadn't considered it until I was making the OP, but putting off my Masters work until after I take the LSAT may be my best bet. If I do as well as I know I can, there will be no reason to even get my Master's because it won't help in law school admissions. And if I don't do well I can decide to either retake the LSAT or just get my Master's and put off/not do law school afterall.




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