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Yoda
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Help!

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:48 pm

I have a 3.6 GPA(Junior) majoring in Economics. My start in college was pretty bad, I got a D and C- in my first semester so I started with a 2.3-2.5. My second semester I had a huge improvement of 3.7+ and with summer courses and winter courses, I've been getting mostly A's. What are my chances to get into a T14 law school? What kind of LSAT would I need. I took a practice and got 178.

Some other things about me would be that I was born in the Ukraine. Fluent in 5 languages. 4 of which I could read and write, and 1 which I can only speak. VP of my schools student government.

I would also appreciate suggestions for none t14 schools.

HyeMart
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Re: Help!

Postby HyeMart » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:53 pm

i need an extinguisher

Yoda
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Re: Help!

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:55 pm

What?

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holydonkey
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Re: Help!

Postby holydonkey » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:59 pm

I'm a millionaire astronaut day trader, so I may not be the best person to answer your question, but when I put your numbers in my $5000 computer you look pretty competitive. Now to get to that gala on my Yacht.

Yoda
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Re: Help!

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:01 pm

I don't understand what's going on. >_>

pantherfan
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Re: Help!

Postby pantherfan » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:07 pm

They think you're a fake...a la flame (hence the extinguisher)

Yoda
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Re: Help!

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:11 pm

I don't understand why..

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Re: Help!

Postby pantherfan » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:13 pm

If you have a 3.6 and get anything near a 178 with those other facets about you, you'll be heading to a great school. Top 10 for sure, maybe top 5, maybe top 3. You're all set.

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merichard87
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Re: Help!

Postby merichard87 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:17 pm

Actually score a 178 on the LSAT and then apply everywhere you can afford to. Congrats on T6.

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Na_Swatch
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Re: Help!

Postby Na_Swatch » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:17 pm

They think u'r a flame because this:

Yoda wrote:I took a practice and got 178.


And this:

I would also appreciate suggestions for none t14 schools.


Are mutually exclusive.

Yoda
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Re: Help!

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:19 pm

I am worried about my first year of college. I was very sick my first semester and that caused me to under perform. 178 was a practice test. I'll be taking the real thing in June and my instructor said I should get in the 170+ range. I've been studying for it with a private tutor since May of 2009 hoping that it would be what gives me some sort of an edge with my GPA.

EDIT:
I thought when it came to t14 schools, even with a high lsat, if your GPA is sub-par your chances wouldn't be high.

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Ragged
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Re: Help!

Postby Ragged » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:26 pm

Get the best score you can on the LSAT then we'll talk. You should be trying to get a 180, btw.

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holydonkey
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Re: Help!

Postby holydonkey » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:30 pm

Go here: http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-co ... ograms.htm

Enter your gpa and your expected LSAT score, then click Agree to terms, it will give you a good idea of what your chances are. You've got a shot almost everywhere.

Yoda
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Re: Help!

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:46 pm

How much do recommendation letters account for in acceptances? I fear that I won't be able to get more than 2. One from an English professor, and one from a Buss Law professor. Also with a 178 on a practice test, what should I expect on the real test?

HyeMart
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Re: Help!

Postby HyeMart » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:03 am

around 151, this time dont take it with the answers in front of you

Yoda
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Re: Help!

Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:26 am

Why is it so hard to believe that I scored a 178 on a practice test? I had a 1560 on my SAT. When we moved to America, I started High School in the 10th grade.




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