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NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby klevy » Wed May 18, 2011 10:58 pm

Tis the season for "which school should I go to?" threads. So here's my dilemma: I've gotten into New York Law School, Quinnipiac, and St. John's. I received no scholarships. (In before "re-take the LSAT") My GPA was 2.7, and my LSAT was 163, so I don't think re-taking the LSAT is going to greatly improve my chances of getting into higher ranked law schools. I think it would be fun to go to school in NYC, but it would certainly be nice to live near Quinnipiac (it's a beautiful area). Opinions?

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed May 18, 2011 11:01 pm

klevy wrote:(In before "re-take the LSAT") My GPA was 2.7, and my LSAT was 163, so I don't think re-taking the LSAT is going to greatly improve my chances of getting into higher ranked law schools.

This is very, very wrong.

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby dpk711 » Wed May 18, 2011 11:19 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
klevy wrote:(In before "re-take the LSAT") My GPA was 2.7, and my LSAT was 163, so I don't think re-taking the LSAT is going to greatly improve my chances of getting into higher ranked law schools.

This is very, very wrong.

This. Just raising your score 5 points means you're some of the T20 territory. Also, please don't go to any of these schools.

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby nealric » Wed May 18, 2011 11:33 pm

Step back from the ledge. Slowly now...

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby klevy » Wed May 18, 2011 11:38 pm

My LSAT score was above the 75th percentile for all three of those schools. My GPA was the limiting factor, I feel, and improving my LSAT will only further emphasize the discrepancy.

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed May 18, 2011 11:43 pm

klevy wrote:My LSAT score was above the 75th percentile for all three of those schools. My GPA was the limiting factor, I feel, and improving my LSAT will only further emphasize the discrepancy.

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby SUCO » Wed May 18, 2011 11:45 pm

klevy wrote:My LSAT score was above the 75th percentile for all three of those schools. My GPA was the limiting factor, I feel, and improving my LSAT will only further emphasize the discrepancy.



noooooooooooooooooo

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby dpk711 » Wed May 18, 2011 11:48 pm

klevy wrote:My LSAT score was above the 75th percentile for all three of those schools. My GPA was the limiting factor, I feel, and improving my LSAT will only further emphasize the discrepancy.

What kind of logic is this? As a splitter myself I can tell you for some schools a high LSAT score can neutralize a lower GPA.

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby klevy » Wed May 18, 2011 11:48 pm

I graduated with a poor GPA, and an ok LSAT score. I've worked in a small law office for about three years now, and I know the practical side of law very well (in certain areas of practice at least) and am aware of what I am getting myself into.

Now, it is school time. Internet, choose my doom.

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed May 18, 2011 11:53 pm

klevy wrote:I graduated with a poor GPA, and an ok LSAT score. I've worked in a small law office for about three years now, and I know the practical side of law very well (in certain areas of practice at least) and am aware of what I am getting myself into.

Now, it is school time. Internet, choose my doom.

No, you don't. At full scholarship with little to no stipulations, I wouldn't hate St. Johns or QU. And like dpk said, splitter-friendly schools can look past a poor GPA. And with your work experience, Northwestern is possible if you retake and get that LSAT at 172 or higher.

Final point: nobody, and I mean nobody, on this website will tell you to attend any of those schools at sticker.

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby Bramwell » Thu May 19, 2011 12:54 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Final point: nobody, and I mean nobody, on this website will tell you to attend any of those schools at sticker.

+1

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby taxnstuff » Thu May 19, 2011 8:46 am

Flame

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby zanda » Thu May 19, 2011 10:39 am

klevy wrote:My LSAT score was above the 75th percentile for all three of those schools. My GPA was the limiting factor, I feel, and improving my LSAT will only further emphasize the discrepancy.

If you decide to study for a retake, the quoted post is a good place to start.

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Re: NYLS/St. John/Quinnipiac

Postby Grizz » Thu May 19, 2011 10:44 am

klevy wrote:I graduated with a poor GPA, and an ok LSAT score. I've worked in a small law office for about three years now, and I know the practical side of law very well (in certain areas of practice at least) and am aware of what I am getting myself into.

Now, it is school time. Internet, choose my doom.


Yes, going to any of these schools at those prices would indeed doom you to unemployment, or, if you're lucky, indentured servitude.




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