Hi All You Wait-listers!
Do you have any information on how many of us there are? I registered on the last day, and it took LSAC until the 15th of March to get my materials to USC. I really want to go to USC because of their Children's Law Program. I am a nontraditional student who has worked with children as a social worker, grant writer, youth prison advisory board member (RYDC), teacher, parent, coach and foster parent. I am not interested in a career as much as I am helping children who have been abused/neglected, going through the separation of their families and being underserved in educational settings - the stories I could share would either make you mad or break your heart.
My age and LSAT are probably a disadvantage for me. I am 57 years old and had a bad accident two days before I took LSAT (whiplash), so my score was horrible - 146. However, my GPA was probably what got me on the wait list - 4.0 Degree GPA with advanced honors from the school honors program, 3.68 for my M.Ed. in Special Education (while I worked full time as a teacher, was department chair for exceptional students and worked as a Title I tutor for kids in state custody) and 3.85 overall undergrad GPA. I can get into a couple of Atlanta schools where I have a house (Any of you guys going to Atlanta want to rent a 4 bedroom, two bath house in a swim-tennis community? Only bad part is that it is 40 miles below city.), but they don't have a program like the Children's Law Program at USC. I have lived in SC for the last year, so I hope that the lower tuition we pay does not hurt those of us on the wait list.
I enjoyed reading your posts, and good luck to everyone out there. I hope you get to do exactly what you want to do and what will fulfill you. It seems like my whole life I have been building to practice children's law - now to convince the powers-that-be that an old lady deserves a seat!