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adaalexandracabotfan
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Needing some facts

Postby adaalexandracabotfan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:02 am

I am curious about getting into law school. I read some of the top school's admissions requirements such as Yale University and they are pretty steep!! The profile of the class of 2014 are people who have worked or lived in many foreign countries (I haven't even been to Canada!), speak a multitude of languages (I speak English), and have life experiences such as being authors, reseachers for the Bush Administration, ball room dancers, national chess champions, are in the amred forces, self taught scholars, etc., etc. So I know I will never get into Yale! Oh yeah and the average age there is 24 (I'm 32).

I wish to study family law. I have my B.S. in Psychology although not from an Ivy League school, I went to a state university. I know I could score great on the LSATs and most likely will pass the bar, but what are my chances of even getting to TAKE the bar if I cannot get into law school? There is one law school which does not require the LSATs to be taken at all, but what sort of education would I expect to receive at a school that is not listed in the top 11 law schools in the country? I want to be a children's lawyer as working with troubled youth is my dream, my goal and my passion for my life. Psychology and law are my passions in life and what I study the most of (I want to pursue my master's in CJ) and truth be told I am not even sure I would practice law, but I want to prove to myself I can do well on the LSATs, get into law school, and pass the bar.

So truth be told....can anyone get into law school or do you have to be someone special?

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby lukertin » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:06 am

I don't care that you edited it down. Enjoy your time off for trolling. -Mod
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Re: Needing some facts

Postby padawanphil » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:11 am

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:12 am

What the fuck. No one is going to read that many words.

Also, that is not your first post; it's your 159th post.



To the original poster, on the slim chance that it was a real question:

There are law schools that my cat could get into. And she's not even very bright for a cat. (Obviously, these schools are not Yale.) Students at those schools don't get legal jobs because those schools are festering shitpiles that exist only the scam the gullible, but they are law schools.

95% of law school admissions is your undergrad GPA and your LSAT score. There are 200-odd law schools on a continuum from Yale (#1) to Festering Shitpile (>100). The GPAs and LSATs of the students at these schools fall on a corresponding continuum, as do the job prospects for grads (from 'almost guaranteed' to 'almost guaranteed not'). Adjust your goals accordingly.

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:15 am

adaalexandracabotfan wrote:I am curious about getting into law school. I read some of the top school's admissions requirements such as Yale University and they are pretty steep!! The profile of the class of 2014 are people who have worked or lived in many foreign countries (I haven't even been to Canada!), speak a multitude of languages (I speak English), and have life experiences such as being authors, reseachers for the Bush Administration, ball room dancers, national chess champions, are in the amred forces, self taught scholars, etc., etc. So I know I will never get into Yale! Oh yeah and the average age there is 24 (I'm 32).

I wish to study family law. I have my B.S. in Psychology although not from an Ivy League school, I went to a state university. I know I could score great on the LSATs and most likely will pass the bar, but what are my chances of even getting to TAKE the bar if I cannot get into law school? There is one law school which does not require the LSATs to be taken at all, but what sort of education would I expect to receive at a school that is not listed in the top 11 law schools in the country? I want to be a children's lawyer as working with troubled youth is my dream, my goal and my passion for my life. Psychology and law are my passions in life and what I study the most of (I want to pursue my master's in CJ) and truth be told I am not even sure I would practice law, but I want to prove to myself I can do well on the LSATs, get into law school, and pass the bar.

So truth be told....can anyone get into law school or do you have to be someone special?


You do not have to have a super compelling background to get into law school. Only two things matter - your undergraduate GPA (no matter what school it comes from) and your LSAT score.

Also, if anything, your age is a plus - it will make you stand out a little, in a good way. (but it's a minor factor, gpa and lsat matter much, much more).

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:16 am

lukertin-

could you please edit your post down to nothing and create your own thread?

it's very confusing/difficult to respond to two peoples' questions/concerns in the same thread.

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:23 am

emkay625 wrote:lukertin-

could you please edit your post down to nothing and create your own thread?

it's very confusing/difficult to respond to two peoples' questions/concerns in the same thread.
Apparently it's a reference to some previous post...?

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby flcath » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:46 am

Wtf is going on here?

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:48 am

flcath wrote:Wtf is going on here?


Somebody brought up an old TLS joke. That person then got banned for trolling a thread in the on topics. The end.

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:51 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:lukertin-

could you please edit your post down to nothing and create your own thread?

it's very confusing/difficult to respond to two peoples' questions/concerns in the same thread.
Apparently it's a reference to some previous post...?


lukertin had posted a novel (almost literally.....it was at least 5000 words) about his/her own issues. then it apparently got deleted by mods.

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:52 am

oh it was apparently a troll attempt. they did a good job. i thought it was real.

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby Nova » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:14 am

adaalexandracabotfan wrote:
1.I know I could score great on the LSATs and most likely will pass the bar,

2.but what are my chances of even getting to TAKE the bar if I cannot get into law school?

3.There is one law school which does not require the LSATs to be taken at all, but what sort of education would I expect to receive at a school that is not listed in the top 11 law schools in the country?

4. Psychology and law are my passions in life and what I study the most of (I want to pursue my master's in CJ) and truth be told I am not even sure I would practice law,

5.So truth be told....can anyone get into law school or do you have to be someone special?


1. Well, you better get started. The October LSAT is about 100 days away. Visit the LSAT prep forum for tips and advice. Read the sticky about how to score 160+

2. None. You'll need to go to law school first.

3. Dont go to a law school that does not require an LSAT score. Top 11 is a meaningless distinction. There are many more schools than that worth attending for the right price.

4. Well, you better be sure before you invest a ton of time and money.

5. Most college grads could get in somewhere. The trick is going to a school with good job prospects, that wont leave you with soul crushing debt.

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Re: Needing some facts

Postby LawSchoolChampion » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:55 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:What the fuck. No one is going to read that many words.

Also, that is not your first post; it's your 159th post.



To the original poster, on the slim chance that it was a real question:

There are law schools that my cat could get into. And she's not even very bright for a cat. (Obviously, these schools are not Yale.) Students at those schools don't get legal jobs because those schools are festering shitpiles that exist only the scam the gullible, but they are law schools.

95% of law school admissions is your undergrad GPA and your LSAT score. There are 200-odd law schools on a continuum from Yale (#1) to Festering Shitpile (>100). The GPAs and LSATs of the students at these schools fall on a corresponding continuum, as do the job prospects for grads (from 'almost guaranteed' to 'almost guaranteed not'). Adjust your goals accordingly.



My cat got in to Yale...




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