scoobers wrote:...none of us are saying we aren't lucky.
I am not one of them, but there are people ITT who worked full time while in UG. Don't be so quick to call people out.
I'm glad you already know you're lucky. Sounded like most people ITT are worried they are going to be looked down on because of their KJD status. I'm not saying that's never true, but I do think it's more of an advantage than you realize. Also, not calling people out. Are those who worked full time while in UG considered KJD? I always thought of KJD as those whose full time job was college and that's it.
NYstate wrote:If you can score higher, you should retake. Don't leave points on the table. If you chose not to, that is on you, not other applicants.
I wish it were that simple.
I'm obviously not blaming anyone else for my situation. I just want you KJDs to know that the grass is not much greener on the other side. Both groups bring different advantages and disadvantages to the table.
No one was talking about scores etc. I also put myself through college and I earned a 4.0 but neither of these things has anything to do with my K-JD status (except it allowed me not to need
to take time off to repay loans). This thread is just discussing otherwise identical applicants who applied to law school right out of school instead of working for a few years. We have a wide variety of test scores and GPAs. If one applicant applies straight out of school and another has WE but they have identical numbers then the person with WE generally has an edge in admissions.
I consider myself lucky that I was able to earn enough merit-based scholarships and well-paying jobs to pay for my tuition but I'm K-JD because I decided not to enter the workforce after UG. This puts me at a slight disadvantage compared to people with identical numbers but more WE. I'm not bitter about this because it was my choice to make and I don't think anyone else ITT is bitter either. Our numbers are the same no matter if we take some time off between UG and LS or not. I guess I'm just confused as to what your complaint is.
ETA: Not trying to be a bitch or anything. I'm genuinely confused by your comments.