I have been considering the idea of switching careers and possibly going to law school. However, I’m curious as to what my chances for admission would be. In specific, I’m curious as to how a law school would look at my “record.” Keep in mind that I’d be going on a part-time basis, so that would also limit my choices of school.
I’m 35 years old and haven’t been in school for the last 12 years. I have a B.A. degree (in Television and Radio) and graduated with a 3.17 GPA (not great, I know). I also took a one-year non-degree certificate program in Client/Server programming (from which I acquired the skills for my present job).
For the last six-plus years I’ve been working in computers as a database developer/programmer.
I have no criminal or academic disciplinary record. Not even a moving violation.
In short, I have a low GPA and haven’t been in school for a long time. However, I would think (perhaps mistakenly) that my last few years of experience in a technical position would be a plus.
So, how do you think a law school would view my record? Would I stand only a slim chance? What could I do to improve it?