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hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:31 pm
by GNA
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Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:39 pm
by ballcaps
why do you want to go to law school? what do you want to do with the degree?

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:19 pm
by GNA
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Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:53 am
by Kratos
well you need to post numbers for anyone to gauge your chances. all the schools you mentioned kinda suck for employment. i'd stick with a successful career instead of going to law school, personally. but mess around on mylsn.info for admission chances and lawschooltransparency.com for job numbers.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:08 pm
by deadpanic
GNA wrote:I am Bored with my current profession.
I feel I can do better assisting clients as an advocate versus their treater.
Ill likely go into labor law or civil lit.


That is not a very good reason to go into law. I can assure you being a lawyer is not very exciting.

Your age could be a hindrance to some employers. And all those schools are not good at placing into full-time lawyer jobs. I would not go to Golden Gate or USF, even for free, assuming you want to actually be a lawyer.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:07 am
by GNA
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Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:09 am
by GNA
One more thing. Many successful attorneys in San Francisco graduated from GG and USF. You would be quite surprised. :)

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:44 am
by rpupkin
If this is a DF thread: 165.

If this is a new poster seeking advice: 172

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:34 am
by romothesavior
What is your dream job? Law firm, government work, public interest?

Unless you go into biglaw, I can pretty much guarantee you'll never sniff anything close to $250k in law. You'll likely be working far more hours than you currently do for far less money than you currently make. Are you okay with that? And as others have said, law would be a terribly boring profession to most people. Why do you think it will interest you?

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:44 am
by A. Nony Mouse
GNA wrote:One more thing. Many successful attorneys in San Francisco graduated from GG and USF. You would be quite surprised. :)

If they're successful, are they entry-level? Law schools and legal hiring have changed a LOT in the last 10 years, and it's difficult to use people from earlier years as examples of the possibilities available now.

Also, of course people out of USF and GG can succeed. The question is how many of those grads succeed compared to those who don't.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:22 am
by Dog
Maybe I should have been on top-chiropractic-schools.com all this time.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:00 pm
by romothesavior
Dog wrote:Maybe I should have been on top-chiropractic-schools.com all this time.

Seriously. I would take a dump on my diploma and light it on fire in a named partner's office to make $250k and work chiropractor's hours.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:53 pm
by GNA
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Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:25 pm
by Rigo
http://www.lstscorereports.com/compare/ ... antaclara/
All three schools have employment scores far below 50%.
You may think your current field is precarious, but you'd be jumping ship to the RMS Titanic.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:34 pm
by ManoftheHour
If you really want to go, study hard for the LSAT and grab at least UC Davis/UCI for free (or huge discount). Their employment numbers aren't fantastic, but they're at least in the 60s.

What's your GPA? If it's 3.5ish, you'd only need a lower-middle 160s score.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:37 pm
by mvp99
Chiropractic is a BS profession but I think there is little chance you'll be able to make a difference in the world as a lawyer.

http://www.chirobase.org/03Edu/botnick.html

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:46 pm
by GNA
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Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:49 pm
by Rigo
GNA wrote: my undergrad GPA is strong but it's been over 16 years will it count ?

Yup. Only your GPA up until your first Bachelor's is granted counts though.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:03 pm
by GNA
So let me get this straight, my first trumps my second science BA . That's awesome

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:07 pm
by Rigo
GNA wrote:So let me get this straight, my first BA is a 3.8 you're telling me that one trumps my second science BA of 3.2 . That's awesome

Correct.
A URM with a 3.8 and some unique softs. The world is your oyster.
Are you specifically looking for a PT program or would you be open to full-time?
If you nail the LSAT, Berkeley or even Stanford aren't out of the question.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:16 pm
by GNA
Part time only which limits me I know.
I can't close shop yet have full time employees and patients.
Im planning on hiring an associate to cover the offices so I can just manage .
Guess will see how Well I do on last

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:18 pm
by mvp99
GNA wrote:Mvp stay on the topic on hand. Your chirowatch bs is the last thing I care about at this point.
I live in the most sought out neighborhood in SF and I hold 2 BAs and taught biology at one of the best schools in the city.
So your opinion about my profession really doesn't matter.
My concerns are relative to your profession .

Also to answer manofthehour , my undergrad GPA is strong but it's been over 16 years will it count ?


lol non sequitur... anyway you wrote earlier about your dissatisfaction with your practice and I'm telling you that you might not find what you're looking for in law even if chiro is BS and you're not really helping people (to the large extent that it includes pseudoscience; beyond simple physical therapy). I bet there is something way more fulfilling that you can do with your spare time and money than law.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:18 pm
by Rigo
GNA wrote:Part time only which limits me I know.
I can't close shop yet have full time employees and patients.
Im planning on hiring an associate to cover the offices so I can just manage .
Guess will see how Well I do on last

Check out the LSAT Prep forum for ideas on how to start and what materials to use. Don't settle for anything less than a full-ride, and even then, the schools you listed very well may not be worth it.
Good luck.

Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:27 pm
by GNA
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Re: hows it looking for me

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:29 pm
by GNA
Dirigo - I'm using the trainer and Manhattan as well as ps bible for LR .
Thank you , I'll keep posting my experience.