owwo wrote:lol, i had no idea my "why" would be germaine as to whether or not i can get into law school.
to answer this and other questions- i want to remain in tx, particularly in houston, due to the fact that my personal investments in commercial property are here in houston.
the long and short of my "why" - one of my end goals is to finish with an MBA from HBS...obviously my 2.1 isn't going to cut it. i hope to leverage my gpa from law school (conditional of course on me actually making the grades) to land a position with military jag (af/navy, in order of preference). my hope is that my work experience in the private sector, my high gpa from law school, and my service as a jag would be enough to tip the scales in my favor with HBS.
sure, law school is not a prerequisite to enter in politics, but it doesn't hurt. Also being able to serve my country using my best abilities and strengths as a military jag, rather than as an enlisted soldier, would help further my goal towards becoming a public servant.
Even assuming that a high law school GPA and JAG would dramatically help get you into HBS (which I'm not sure it even would), nobody should ever attend a law school banking on getting high grades. This includes getting high grades to transfer, to get an AIII clerkship, and, yes, to get into HBS; if your only
reason for attending law school is to achieve a goal contingent upon high law school grades you will very likely be wasting 3 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Others ITT have said it already: law school will likely not help (and may hurt) you in trying to achieve your goals. Yes you may have a poor undergrad GPA, but if HBS won't take you with your current credentials and accomplishments I say screw them; you're doing fine on your own. Continue to make money, network like crazy, and go on to politics without an HBS degree.