For those who took the the June LSAT

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For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby ssdtanay » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:42 pm

Is there any possible way to enroll into any law school (and by any, I mean any) by September if I took the LSAT in June and received my grades? I just got my grades back and read about rolling admissions to various universities. I am willing to go anywhere. The only condition that I might add is to the tuition. Maybe at a max borderline of 40k would be great.


I know this sounds very constricting, but any suggestions?

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:04 pm

"Constricting" is one word for it. Why are you in such a rush to go to law school?

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby coskigirl » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:47 pm

I've gotten 12 emails today from schools encouraging me to apply for fall 2017 matriculation so it's definitely possible but I agree that going to "any" law school without research and careful consideration is risky.

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby ssdtanay » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:36 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:"Constricting" is one word for it. Why are you in such a rush to go to law school?

Family concerns really. At the position I am in, I would be glad to go anywhere with the plan to transfer out whenever possible.

coskigirl wrote:I've gotten 12 emails today from schools encouraging me to apply for fall 2017 matriculation so it's definitely possible but I agree that going to "any" law school without research and careful consideration is risky.

That just expanded my horizon. I am also looking at some target schools, tier 4 if it needs to be.

I had some question regarding rolling admission. Does rolling admission mean you can apply at anytime and they accept on a rolling basis? So they don't have any fixed deadline?

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby coskigirl » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:16 pm

It's really going to depend on you as an applicant. If you are interesting to the school they're going to be more willing to look at you at this late date.

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:06 am

ssdtanay wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:"Constricting" is one word for it. Why are you in such a rush to go to law school?

Family concerns really. At the position I am in, I would be glad to go anywhere with the plan to transfer out whenever possible.

coskigirl wrote:I've gotten 12 emails today from schools encouraging me to apply for fall 2017 matriculation so it's definitely possible but I agree that going to "any" law school without research and careful consideration is risky.

That just expanded my horizon. I am also looking at some target schools, tier 4 if it needs to be.

I had some question regarding rolling admission. Does rolling admission mean you can apply at anytime and they accept on a rolling basis? So they don't have any fixed deadline?


This post is raising all kinds of red flags.

-You can't go anywhere and plan on transferring out. So if you wouldn't be happy graduating from a T4 school, you can't go there.
-Family situations don't disappear when you go to school. And if there's something you need to deal with, it makes far more sense to take care of it prior to making major life changes like going to a three-year professional training program and starting a new career.
-You haven't made any mention of your career goals, which is extremely concerning.
-Law school is a serious commitment. You're talking about a huge amount of potential debt and three years of time investment. Are you really comfortable with going "wherever"?
-Although a few schools do offer "rolling admissions", you should probably steer clear of them if you want to some day be a practicing lawyer.

Overall, you sound like you need to take some time to do some living and job-holding before you do this. Everything in your posts screams that you are making an extremely impulsive decision, and you could be screwing yourself out of a career before you even start it.

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby AJordan » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:11 am

cavalier1138 wrote:
ssdtanay wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote:"Constricting" is one word for it. Why are you in such a rush to go to law school?

Family concerns really. At the position I am in, I would be glad to go anywhere with the plan to transfer out whenever possible.

coskigirl wrote:I've gotten 12 emails today from schools encouraging me to apply for fall 2017 matriculation so it's definitely possible but I agree that going to "any" law school without research and careful consideration is risky.

That just expanded my horizon. I am also looking at some target schools, tier 4 if it needs to be.

I had some question regarding rolling admission. Does rolling admission mean you can apply at anytime and they accept on a rolling basis? So they don't have any fixed deadline?


This post is raising all kinds of red flags.

-You can't go anywhere and plan on transferring out. So if you wouldn't be happy graduating from a T4 school, you can't go there.
-Family situations don't disappear when you go to school. And if there's something you need to deal with, it makes far more sense to take care of it prior to making major life changes like going to a three-year professional training program and starting a new career.
-You haven't made any mention of your career goals, which is extremely concerning.
-Law school is a serious commitment. You're talking about a huge amount of potential debt and three years of time investment. Are you really comfortable with going "wherever"?
-Although a few schools do offer "rolling admissions", you should probably steer clear of them if you want to some day be a practicing lawyer.

Overall, you sound like you need to take some time to do some living and job-holding before you do this. Everything in your posts screams that you are making an extremely impulsive decision, and you could be screwing yourself out of a career before you even start it.


Cosign all of this. Additionally, I'm not sure, between adding a baby and adding debt, what the worst thing is for a bad family situation but you're fixing to find out what the latter does. Whatever you do, don't take on any debt.
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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby coskigirl » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:02 am

Just a note that it's not just TTT schools that have reached out to me for entrance this fall. I've received emails from WUSTL and GMU among others. However, I agree that you seriously need to look at why you're doing this. Going to just any law school doesn't bode well for future employment or even bar passage.

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby carsondalywashere » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:07 pm

WashU and Emory are the only two reputable schools I can think of that are still accepting applications

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby ssdtanay » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:08 pm

Thanks for the advice. I know I am in some sort of a rush, but trying to overcome that in every moment. I wanted to know if something like David A Clarke Law (Washington DC) is worth enough. The tuition is on the lesser end, and although it has a very poor bar passage rate (47%) and employment of 76%, I was wondering maybe a few years of struggles after law school could get me to open up a small firm, or as I have uncles who are own their own firms, join them.

I have read that a law degree is worth it, no matter where it is from. From the suggestions from you guys, this doesn't seem to be the case. With an undergrad in political science and English, I have no idea what I want to do with it in the future. It was probably my impulse that drove me to this subjects as I was good in social science classes and always unimpressive in science and math. Now, I am stuck and don't know what to do.

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:20 pm

ssdtanay wrote:I have read that a law degree is worth it, no matter where it is from. From the suggestions from you guys, this doesn't seem to be the case.


This is 100% not the case. Most law schools are scams.

Maybe if your uncles are willing to guarantee you a job but still.

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby ssdtanay » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:42 pm

BlendedUnicorn wrote:
ssdtanay wrote:I have read that a law degree is worth it, no matter where it is from. From the suggestions from you guys, this doesn't seem to be the case.


This is 100% not the case. Most law schools are scams.

Maybe if your uncles are willing to guarantee you a job but still.

What I still don't understand is why can people graduate from low ranked medical schools, even out of the country ones, but not law schools. This is making me think twice about my career plans. Maybe go for a MPA or a MBA now, but I am really worried about the whole prospects.

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:29 pm

ssdtanay wrote:
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
ssdtanay wrote:I have read that a law degree is worth it, no matter where it is from. From the suggestions from you guys, this doesn't seem to be the case.


This is 100% not the case. Most law schools are scams.

Maybe if your uncles are willing to guarantee you a job but still.

What I still don't understand is why can people graduate from low ranked medical schools, even out of the country ones, but not law schools. This is making me think twice about my career plans. Maybe go for a MPA or a MBA now, but I am really worried about the whole prospects.

Medical school rankings don't matter so much. It's much harder to get into medical school than law school - medicine limits admission on the front end (in part because the process of educating doctors is pretty expensive since it requires clinics, cadavers, etc.), whereas law lets people go through law school and then either fail the bar or just fail to get a job. It's just a difference between the way the two professions regulate themselves.

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby Pneumonia » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:41 pm

ssdtanay wrote:
BlendedUnicorn wrote:
ssdtanay wrote:I have read that a law degree is worth it, no matter where it is from. From the suggestions from you guys, this doesn't seem to be the case.


This is 100% not the case. Most law schools are scams.

Maybe if your uncles are willing to guarantee you a job but still.

What I still don't understand is why can people graduate from low ranked medical schools, even out of the country ones, but not law schools. This is making me think twice about my career plans. Maybe go for a MPA or a MBA now, but I am really worried about the whole prospects.

Both professions are only capable of providing X number of people with paying jobs in a given year. The short version is that medical schools solve for X in advance so that the number of people enrolling is roughly the same number of jobs that will be available upon graduation. So medical rankings matter less because if you get in, you're likely to get a job. The legal profession has a similar screening/filtering program. The difference is that the screening doesn't occur until the beginning of your second year as a law student (OCI). So law rankings matter waaaaaaayyyy more because the jobs that are available go to students from the higher ranked schools.

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Re: For those who took the the June LSAT

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:44 pm

In addition to what's already been said, I think you really need to just take some time away from school to figure out what you want to do. In the space of a day, you've gone from wanting to rush into any law school that will take you to wanting to try out MBA programs. It sounds like you don't have the first clue what kind of career you want, and you cannot go to professional school with that mindset.



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