Major: Computer Engineering
Graduation: Dec 2012
Personal Statement: been reviewed by many and received positive feedback.
LORs: Manager from internship, head of computer science department.
-4 Years Work Exp within undergrad; 3 years work xp prior to undergrad; total of 7 years work xp.
2 Years of paid systems engineering internship at Fortune 500 company, led to lucrative job offer.
5 Years of part time sales job
-1 Year of being President of fraternity (won chapter of the year during my term)
-1 Year Treasurer of fraternity
-1 Year Judicial board fraternity
-3x Deans List
-2x Presidents List
-Over 100 hours of community service during undergrad.
So my question is where to apply? I realize my LSAT score is very low. Unfortunately I did not have time to study beyond taking a few practice tests due to obligations to family and work. I do not plan on retaking the test due to monetary constraints. My plan is to attend a lower ranked law school with the intention of transferring. From New England so prefer to stay local; but open to all suggestions.
-Job placement high
-active student life (no commuter schools)
-school with d1 sport teams wouldn't hurt either.
Some anonymous person -- almost surely a law professor -- loves to post on this site that he doesn't believe it's his role to tell people what to do with their lives, which in theory sounds all philosophical and Marcus Aurelius-like, but which in practice is really an excuse to take
Take this guy for example. He's going to borrow $200,000 which he'll never be able to pay back to buy a worthless law degree, because he doesn't want to spend $160 in cash to retake the LSAT, even though that could give him law school attendance options better than his present ones, which consist of the economic equivalent of mailing himself a letter bomb.
Which leads me to submit the following modest proposal to The Section of Legal Education of the ABA: Nobody can go to law school without first putting down cash equivalent to one percent of the financed sticker price of the law school they are proposing to attend.
Want to go to Cooley? Awesome: you have to come up with $1,786 in cash first, and hand it over immediately. Why? Because amazing things begin to happen when people have to reach into their metaphorical pockets for real money right now, as opposed signing a bunch of documents which commit them to promising to pay back vastly larger sums of psychologically hypothetical money some day in the distant and golden future.
Oh but what about "access?" Is this proposal not horribly classist and racist and doubleplusungood? Here's another little secret they don't tell you before you sign on that dotted line: the legal system is not a meritocracy. It's not just that there's (at best) one legal job for every two ABA law school graduates. It's that you, lower middle class striver without much in the way of either literal or cultural capital, are not going to get that job, because for among other reasons you're "socially awkward." You've heard that one, right? Oh everybody at X with
You know what counts as being socially awkward? Not being the kind of person who finds it natural to use "summer" as a verb.