Take the chance ED UTA as a splitter or Ed WM for a full ride?

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Take the chance ED UTA as a splitter or Ed WM for a full ride?

Postby Tiny123 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:13 am

In early 2016 I applied to less than a handful of schools with a 163 and 2.75, only got into William Mary with a 28k/yr scholarship, decided not to go because the results for that cycle were not looking all great.

My LSAC gpa later dropped to a 2.71, however I did get a 168 for my Jun LSAT.

Since graduating in Jun2016, I been working for a international corperation overseas as their deputy excuctive for the public relation department (is a upper management job with around 35 people in my department and yes I played family ties card for that job if any of that matters).

I want to work in TX in the future if I can, but I will not say no to Washington DC either. Got friends in both area.

I will be happy to pay in state tuition as an ED at UTA, but I am not sure what my chance is with my numbers, and I don't want to waste my only shot for ED.

I guess I just need some opinions on wether I should take a shot at UTA's ED or just go with WM since they offers full tuition for their ED program. ( since I got 28k with a 163 last year through RD, I think I stand a pretty good chance of getting in with ED with a 168.)
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Re: Take the chance ED UTA as a splitter or Ed WM for a full ride?

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:26 am

Tiny123 wrote:I want to work in TX in the future if I can, but I will not say no to Washington DC either.


Don't worry. DC will probably say no to you first, because it's a very difficult market to crack. So the real question is whether you'd say no to working in Virginia. Or with W&M, it's worth asking whether you would say no to spending three years and an uncertain amount of money to end up not working as a lawyer after you finish.

What do you want to do with your JD, exactly? It sounds like you have a cushy, well-paid, thoroughly undeserved job. So what will a JD let you do that you can't do right now?

And are you a URM? If not, I'm relatively shocked that you were offered money at W&M with your GPA, and I don't think you can count on getting admitted ED there, even with the increased LSAT (assuming that they run their ED program like other schools and use it to seduce students who will have better options). As for UT: your chances of getting in with that GPA are extremely low, and I think it would be a horrible idea to pay sticker to go there, which is what you're looking at if you get in.

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Re: Take the chance ED UTA as a splitter or Ed WM for a full ride?

Postby Tiny123 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:47 am

cavalier1138 wrote: What do you want to do with your JD, exactly? .


My plan was always law school because that is where my mother went, I know it sound very childish but I guess I just never thought of doing anything else for my entire life. Even with the great job my dad got me, it still feels so wrong that I am here instead of law school.

And no I am not a URM and myself was shocked too when I was offered that much money to begin with, since I was denied at all other schools I applied to last year including one much lower ranked school than WM. I do have an international background and some nice internships/part time jobs on my resume, not sure if that has anything to do with it.

Now think of it Virginia would be fine with me too since I did spend two years of High school there.

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Re: Take the chance ED UTA as a splitter or Ed WM for a full ride?

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:49 am

Tiny123 wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote: What do you want to do with your JD, exactly? .


My plan was always law school because that is where my mother went, I know it sound very childish but I guess I just never thought of doing anything else for my entire life. Even with the great job my dad got me, it still feels so wrong that I am here instead of law school.


But that isn't even close to an answer. What do you want to do with the degree? Wanting to go to law school because your mom went doesn't tell us anything about what kind of career you want.

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Re: Take the chance ED UTA as a splitter or Ed WM for a full ride?

Postby Tiny123 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:53 am

cavalier1138 wrote:
Tiny123 wrote:
cavalier1138 wrote: What do you want to do with your JD, exactly? .


My plan was always law school because that is where my mother went, I know it sound very childish but I guess I just never thought of doing anything else for my entire life. Even with the great job my dad got me, it still feels so wrong that I am here instead of law school.


But that isn't even close to an answer. What do you want to do with the degree? Wanting to go to law school because your mom went doesn't tell us anything about what kind of career you want.


For now I wanted to be either a bankruptcy lawyer or prosecutor.

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Re: Take the chance ED UTA as a splitter or Ed WM for a full ride?

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:26 am

Tiny123 wrote:For now I wanted to be either a bankruptcy lawyer or prosecutor.


If by "prosecutor", you mean an ADA in Texas, then you can probably shoot for other Texas schools that aren't UT (UH, SMU, etc.) and get a good scholarship. But bankruptcy usually involves a biglaw practice of some kind, which ain't happening from W&M, so you need to aim higher.

Honestly, though, it sounds like you could do with a few more years off school. It'll distance you from that GPA, and it will (hopefully) give you a better perspective on life in general. Right now, your decision-making process sounds extremely suspect, and a few years of growth might help with that.



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