Scholarship opportunities in California

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Scholarship opportunities in California

Postby cs1027 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:48 am

I was wondering if anyone has any first-hand information regarding scholarships at schools in California. Basically, I refuse to put myself in 200k of debt. I have even considered going to a non-ABA. :shock: I know, I know... I'm sure you're thinking I'm an idiot but my situation is different than most people's. I am guaranteed a job - I just have to pass the bar. That being said, I would obviously much rather go to a decent school.

I majored in Accounting and my GPA was a 3.3. I know major doesn't matter, but does the fact that I took 100 units in my last year cut me any slack for the low GPA? Lol. Probably not. I haven't taken the LSAT yet. I am scheduled to take it Dec 7, but I think I am going to withdraw and take it in Feb. I'm okay with the questions, but I'm kind of slow. I spent the last 2 weeks reading the 3 PowerScore Bibles but other than that, I haven't studied much. Anyway, the top schools in CA require you to have taken the LSAT by Dec 7, but with my low GPA, I don't see there being much chance of me getting into them anyway. So, Feb seems smarter. Opinions? Also, I graduated in June 2012 and have been working at a law firm since Aug 2012. I don't know if that matters in the world of law school admissions.

So, I am just curious if anyone has any information regarding scholarships offered by any schools in CA (specifically Southern CA). And with my information, what kind of LSAT score do I need to have to get a scholarship?


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Re: Scholarship opportunities in California

Postby SweetTort » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:52 pm

The responses you will get are:

1. No, your course-load will have no impact on your admissions cycle.

2. Come back with a real number and then evaluate your options.

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Re: Scholarship opportunities in California

Postby Nova » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:59 pm

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Re: Scholarship opportunities in California

Postby twenty » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:16 pm

If you actually have a guaranteed job in the SoCal area, study hard, get a decent LSAT (i.e, preferably in the 168 range), and go to UCI with a large scholarship.

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