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imbored25
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Advice?

Postby imbored25 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:30 pm

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kwais
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Re: Advice?

Postby kwais » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:36 pm

what kind of job do you want?

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Re: Advice?

Postby imbored25 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:42 pm

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Re: Advice?

Postby WSJ_Law » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:45 pm

Try playing around with lawschoolnumbers.com and Law School Predictor for a rough approximation of your cycle. Don't be discouraged if these websites return discouraging results though; these are just guides that do not account for any outstanding soft credentials in your application (like a compelling personal statement), nor school-specific admission tendencies (for example: LSAT "floors" like Emory's 166 and WUSTL's 168, or for NU's preference for work experience, etc.)

Try a few in-state apps for reduced tuition. In this economy, legal hiring has taken a huge hit; as such, your best bet will be to maximize your return on investment by paying the least amount of money for the most attractive (to you, depends on your career preferences) and promising job opportunities. A good measure of this employment data is actually not found on school websites, but on a website called Law School Transparency.

In what year are you applying for enrollment? Fall 2012? A retake of the LSAT as you mentioned wouldn't be the worst idea in the world as you would have plenty of time between now and the admission deadlines to do so...With a 165/166+ (very attainable with more prep.) you'd likely be considered for a substantial scholarship at IU-Bloomington.

Best of luck. This forum is a great resource. Use it often and wisely.

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Re: Advice?

Postby kwais » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:50 pm

money will likely be very tough anywhere worth going because of your GPA. Probably not a good idea to make any plans based on top 5 or 10%. Retake and get a 170+ to balance out your GPA. Otherwise you will fight some epic uphill battles for job prospects.




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