bazilhazel wrote:Hi guys!
So I double majored in Languages and Classics with a 3.98 GPA, worked two jobs throughout my undergrad, deal with several mental illnesses, and am queer. I have already been accepted into UC Irvine + Hastings and was waitlisted for CU Boulder.
What are my chances for the rest of my schools?:
University of Minnesota
You didn't ask about handling law school with mental illness, but two people I know in law school who are battling more severe mental illness are both doing terribly in law school. One dropped out 6 weeks into 1L year, is working on better managing his/her bipolar disorder, and will attempt to return in the fall '2018. The other missed so many classes in a bar-tested class, due to depression, that he/she received an F. There was then recently a student who after failing the bar on his first try committed suicide. Serious questions to ask yourself are: Can you deal with an extreme amount of time pressure work, long hours, and stress, at levels that push mentally well people to their limits? Could you study for 3 years, then fail the bar exam, and be able to brush it off, study harder, and work to pass it a 2nd time? As an older, more mature student than most, and not battling mental illness (let alone several mental illnesses) I have been pushed to my limits a few times - especially during finals week. If I had a son/daughter with several mental illnesses, I would probably strongly discourage him/her from attending law school until those illnesses were as under control and well-managed as possible to the point that they were nearly a non-issue.