Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Law School Applications- Round 2.0

On Friday, I sent in my first batch of law school applications for the fall semester. I had to cut the list down considerably because many of the schools were not even willing to consider someone who had previously attended law school. To make up for that, I'm going to probably apply to a few more schools as a backup later this week. I've already applied to 5 schools, and I'm going to shoot for 4-5 more to be on the safe side. I'm fighting an uphill battle here, but I'm confident that I'll get in somewhere.

The job search is going slowly, but I had an interview last week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'll do a more spiritual post in a few days when I have some more time.


DPC said...

Here's some unsolicited advice: If you can get into a state school and pay in-state tuition, do it. Under no circumstances should you go to a Third Tier private law school unless you get a full ride scholarship. The Washington Post ran an article about 6 months ago on lawyer salaries (and how they haven't kept pace with other industries since 1986 or so) that you should read.

I'm not trying to discourage you so much as helping you to make good choices. Being a lawyer is great. Lots of student loan debt with a low salary is not.

TMaz said...

I will second DPC's advice: be selective and don't take the first thing that comes along. I am in Canada, but there are similarities. Practicing law usually means a few lean years and you don't want to be burdened by a lot of debt in that time.

I wonder what schools you are looking at? When I applied (years ago) I was surprised to be accepted to schools that I didn't think I had a chance to get into (like Notre Dame) and denied by others (like UofU). In any case, good luck!