Graduated from a top 10 liberal arts college in biochemistry with a 2.99 GPA. Most of my extracurriculars focused on premed such as volunteering at hospitals and doing medical research.
Following graduation, I did cancer research for two years in Boston and have several publications. I planned on attending a post-bacc program for medical school since my GPA was awful.
However, I didn't get into a post-bacc program the first time around so I decided to take some science courses as a non degree seeking student.
I took some very difficult courses and got a b+ and a d+. I came to the realization that I should not pursue medical school. Spring semester I signed up for science courses but I withdrew since all hope was lost.
I did some research during this time and decided that I want to go to law school. I studied for the LSAT really hard and managed to score a 177.
Because of my decision to improve my grades to apply for a post-bacc, I have a 1 year gap in my resume.
I have since worked as a clinical research coordinator at a hospital for 2 years.
During my time as a non degree seeking student, I got a B+/D+ and 2 W's. Will this poor performance as a non degree seeking student heavily impact my chances at law school? (I head that law schools don't factor in grades for courses taken after bachelor's degree)
Reminder- this was not a formal program or anything, i just signed up for very hard courses so that if I were to get a's it would have helped me get into a post-bac program for medical school
Also how will the 1 year employment gap on my resume be looked at?
Will these two major red flags destroy my chances of getting into a top law school.
I graduated 5 years ago and have 4 years of work experience. Please help.
1. graduated college
2. worked at mass general for 2 years
3. left job took classes as non degree seeking
4. took lsat, scored 177
5. clinical research for 2 years
6. should i apply? what can i do to improve my chances
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Why did this need a second thread?
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It didn’t. OP, stop making new threads about this - bump your old one if you want more input (and only use one account while doing so please).
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