I am a non-URM recent MA Graduate looking to apply to Law school's next fall (or even the following fall), and am looking for insight into how my application might be read. My hope is to be a legislative director, working for an advocacy organization, with an eventual career in public service. Hence, I am targeting Civil Rights Law, Constitutional Law, and/or Public Interest Law programs. My credentials are below:
- UGPA (LSDAS): 3.07 cumulative, 3.4 major (Economics) I will be writing an addendum to explain my grades. Essentially, I changed majors twice and have a few courses that don't count towards my degree that pull down the cumulative score. Also, I was working full time (food service) to pay my way through school. My final four semesters (all upper-level Econ classes) were 4.0.
- LSAT: I will be taking it in June. Assume 170+ (very confident).
- Work: By the time of the application, I will have 1.5 years of internship experience in Public Policy/Legislative settings. There is a chance that if I put off my application for another year, that I could get some more tangible legal work experience to add to my application if possible (and also really secure that 170+ on the LSAT.
- Other education: I have an international MA Degree in Public Policy (where I was in a one-year accredited program from a top-10 UK university), I also worked full-time during the degree. I finished with a 2.1 Merit, just shy of a distinction. Essentially, consider my MA GPA to be around 3.66. Not sure that It would matter for law school admissions, but I figure it is worth noting.
- LOR's: I will have two strong LOR's from professors that have attended Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, level schools.
- Other softs: I will have a decent amount of volunteer experience. Assume that it is relevant to my desired career in public service/advocacy.
I understand that it is a lot to process, but I need some honest advice on where I should be looking.
Tough love is welcome. If you think I am wasting my time, then let me know.