Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

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Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby tarp » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:09 pm

Seeing the thread about Savannah Law School brought this question up in my mind. Does anyone know which law schools in the eastern half of the U.S. (especially Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions) would award full scholarships to someone with numbers like a 156 LSAT and a 3.3 GPA? I realize these will be third and fourth tier schools, but I know someone with those numbers who would go to law school if they got a full ride somewhere.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:18 pm

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby MTBike » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:22 pm

rad lulz wrote:If you're from a small parochial market with a TTT like Montana or Mississippi, that wouldn't be a terrible choice, otherwise don't bother.


You're not getting a full ride to Montana with a 156

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby tarp » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:24 pm

Of course my advice to my friend is to retake... but if there are some schools she can get a full ride to, maybe she'd be better suited to just go for it.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:26 pm

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby MTBike » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:28 pm

tarp wrote:Of course my advice to my friend is to retake... but if there are some schools she can get a full ride to, maybe she'd be better suited to just go for it.


The schools she would be getting a full ride to wouldn't be worth going to... because the mojority of their graduates make up the 48% that radlulz is referencing.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby tarp » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:30 pm

She has guaranteed employment upon graduation, so that's not an issue. She just needs a degree that will allow her to sit for the bar.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby MTBike » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:31 pm

tarp wrote:She has guaranteed employment upon graduation, so that's not an issue. She just needs a degree that will allow her to sit for the bar.


You should've mentioned that in the origional post.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby goldenflash19 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:31 pm

The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast aren't the first regions to come mind when discussing small, parochial markets. OP's best bet is a retake.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby tarp » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:35 pm

She wants to remain close to home if possible, but is willing to go anywhere within a 10 hour drive of D.C.... so it could include Ohio, PA, NC, SC, etc... She would be coming back to the DC area to practice after graduating.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby JCFindley » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:39 pm

http://www.top-law-schools.com/appalach ... f-law.html

There ya go, she is above the averages and a shortish drive to DC

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby splitbrain » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:54 pm

I'd be worried about stipulations...

Hopefully she can find an option without them but I'm just not so sure with those stats.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby timbs4339 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:58 pm

Unfortunately any school that would offer a person with those scores a full ride is going to have harsh stipulations on their scholarships and may very well section stack. Even with a "guaranteed" job lined up it's still a risky proposition especially since you will competing with other people with scholarships and everyone else who is busting ass to get a jerb.

And then there is the question of what constitutes a guaranteed job. Really the only thing you can count on is family or a job that will let you work through law school. Many a paralegal has gone to law school on the off-hand remark by a partner and been disappointed after.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby timbs4339 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:59 pm

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Re: Best Law Schools for Scholarship with a 156/3.3

Postby lushes3 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:39 am

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