Hi, all. I'm new to this group, and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm an older student (late 30s), and am a psychology major graduating this coming spring. I have just sat for the LSAT, and am currently decompressing. Guess it's time to start on my reading list....
I'm applying to Maine Law, and Maine Law only. As I live in Portland, ME, that is the only option available to me, since I will not move. Too many family obligations, and all that jazz. Maine isn't exactly an Ivy League school (although it is a great school in its own right), and I am pretty confident that I'll be accepted. My GPA is right in line, my expected LSAT score is going to be fine to get into Maine Law, and I think I have adequately explained away my arrest record (ok, one for criminal trespass, I was hanging out in a public park after hours) along with my spotty academic record from 20 years ago. My current academic record, however, is very, very good.
Why law school? Many reasons, some practical, some idealistic, most natural. My father was a lawyer for 30 years in Maine, and is currently serving his 3rd term on the bench in the district court. My ex-partner went to an ivy league school, and I suffered through three years of hell with her. In many ways, I lived it with her, and understand what to expect. I inherited a sense of legal reasoning from my father, and my ex nurtured it with a serious dose of cynacism. So, I stand pretty well prepared, I think.
Anyway, just a brief intro. If anybody can suggest a good "law school bound" group, that'd be great. I haven't found any that are very active in my brief search. I look forward to hearing your stories and learning more about the daily grind of law school, and how one does it without slitting your wrists. :-)