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by CMac86
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

AD here. I just arrived in Germany from Turkey. I'll be here for two years, but trying to extend for 8 months to make it 2 years and 8 months without reenlisting. I'll know this fall if I am approved to stay through summer of 2021. If you care to know why, just ask. I'm 50% complete with my MBA - s...
by CMac86
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

Is it possible to get an education (post-9/11) COE when you don't know which school you're going to yet, so long as you have an acceptance? Like, get it for a school you're accepted at, then change it if you change what school you go to? Or is there no point? COE = Certificate of Eligibility? If th...
by CMac86
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

I posted this on Reddit about an hour ago and wanted to share with this group. Stats: 2.68 LSAC GPA, 156 LSAT, non-URM (White), Active Duty Military. Submitted GPA and C&F addendums. Degree GPA was 3.53 with a 6-8 year gap. Wrote a Why X and visited for the law school experience day this past Januar...
by CMac86
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

Hi all, First time poster -- I just finished up my apps for the cycle. 3.5/174 -- applied to YLS, HLS, CLS, NYU, Penn, & Georgetown With Veterans Day coming up, I've been getting invites to veterans-affiliated events for campus visits and was wondering if there's benefit to attending these besides ...
by CMac86
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

How did you go about when mentioning about the GI Bill? Addendum? I did not make any direct references to the GI Bill, but I had a military theme throughout my application (it came up in my personal statement and I referenced the military in my GPA addendum). I was hoping to infer that, "Hey, I hav...
by CMac86
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

Hey, everybody. Long-time listener, first-time caller. . .er, poster. A little bit about me. . .AD USAF MSgt, hit 20 years TIS back in May, current career field not connected in any way, shape, or form to the legal profession. Was planning on staying in for a couple more years, but I'm getting more...
by CMac86
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

I'm done with my cycle. Got into UVA ED a few weeks ago and paid the deposits. Still pinching myself really. 2 years ago I was a college dropout in year 10 of my Army enlistment with an injured back and no real chance of more promotion. Congrats!! I got my first acceptance late last week. It felt g...
by CMac86
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

I got my first decision this week. I got accepted to one of my safety schools (I only applied to places that I would want to attend). This is a relief since I now know that I will be going at least SOMEWHERE for law school once my contract ends next year. If the status check emails are accurate, I s...
by CMac86
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 278
Views: 21776

Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

I've submitted all of my applications except one (it opens Oct 1st). I'm applying to five schools total-two target, two safety, and one that is right between them. I wrote a "Why X?" essay for my top choice, visited two of the schools, used to live down the street from another one of them. Pending a...
by CMac86
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

I wish you nothing but the best. I will be following your exact plan come this time next year. I am studying to take the January LSAT in London, with the option to take it in the summer if I don't get the score I'd like. My target is 165 and I'm hammering out Logic Games from two different books ri...
by CMac86
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

First round of apps have been submitted. Stats LSAC GPA: 2.68, Degree GPA 3.53 (6-year academic leave of absence), 156 LSAT (completed while full-time student and on active duty), currently on active duty with separation occurring August 1st, 2019. I submitted a character & fitness addendum and a GP...
by CMac86
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

CMac, that's really inspiring. I feel like I've been following your story for a few years since I started my path as well. It's super awesome that you had all this stuff on lock in time for applications. Sounds like you have a really good plan too. I wish you great success. Thanks. It makes getting...
by CMac86
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

I'm excited and thought this would be the best place to share. After a few years of lurking on here and TLS, I'm finally coming to the application window. The schools that I plan on applying to open applications between September 1st and 15th. I go on the road around the 16th (I'm an MU, so this stu...
by CMac86
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

Does anyone have experience using Vocational Rehab vs. Post 9/11 GI Bill? I'm in TGPS/TAPS class now (taking it at 18 months out from separation), and Voc Rehab came up. From how they (VA) described it, I can't tell if it is a full replacement for GI Bill that includes additional funding or if it is...
by CMac86
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

I have a couple of updates that I'm guessing there is at least someone either in or lurking this thread would appreciate. For a point of reference, I'm active duty Navy, in the final 18ish months of my contract, I'm applying this coming summer for the upcoming cycle. I talked to a Navy Career Counse...
by CMac86
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Veteran Interested in Law School
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Veteran Interested in Law School

I'm in a similar boat, so I'll share how I prepared for the LSAT, what score I got, my application strategy, and what I've learned talking to admissions reps at school visits. I'm applying for Fall 2019. I took a 7 year hiatus from undergrad. I did not do that well during my first attempts (started ...
by CMac86
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 137
Views: 11964

Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions

Do the expenses of living close to campus in Streeterville pile up and make it difficult to manage finances (even with COL loans)? I take it there is absolutely zero point in having a car. I have one and don't really want to sell it especially since it isn't paid off yet, but I saw one place charge...
by CMac86
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14177

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

Active duty checking in. Anyone enjoyed success with Service 2 School? I have a mentor through them now. He has been great with checking essays and helping me make sure I have the most competitive application I can. I was paired with someone that is going to school in my target area, albeit not at ...