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DavidConeSplitter
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Massachusetts Schools

Postby DavidConeSplitter » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:06 pm

Please refrain from quoting--thanks in advance

Sup guys,

My question is about the Boston/MA law schools. I really want to get BC/BU when I apply after next year, as a hopeful David Cone Splitter-- I will be taking the exam in June.

But my GPA will have serious problems from my first UG instituion-- like sub-3.0 status, despite a drastic, continued upward trend. In the event that I can't get BC/BU, what do you think would make the other MA schools defensible options, money wise? I'm from MA, with ties to Boston, as I live 10 minutes from the city, and my goals are rather modest-- Local/state gov't, or small law in MA.

Obviously, once I take the LSAT I will max out my retakes, hopefully until I'm at least in the 167-170 area.

It seems that BC/BU aren't that splitter-friendly. So I suppose my question is, with my goals, if the big Boston schools aren't gettable, what other options will I have, with these goals? Would one of the midwest splitter-friendly schools like WUSTL be an okay option to practice in MA, or is it too regional?

And this may be a silly question--but my family has ties to BC/BU, as in, my great uncle was a longtime professor there, who had a wing of a building named after him. Is there any way this could be used to help in the admissions process, and if so, how? Could it be subtly brought into a why X essay?

I know there's a lot here, any advice on any piece of this would be quite helpful.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts,
DCS

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Re: Massachusetts Schools

Postby politics89 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:17 pm

Do you have connections/experience with law or government in MA?

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DavidConeSplitter
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Re: Massachusetts Schools

Postby DavidConeSplitter » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:29 pm

Just to a local legal aid nonprofit, no gov't connections at this time.

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Re: Massachusetts Schools

Postby 03152016 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:12 pm

isn't unh near boston

bet you'd get a lot more money there too

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Re: Massachusetts Schools

Postby DavidConeSplitter » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:45 am

Yeah, it's roughly an hour and a half away, in Concord I believe.

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Re: Massachusetts Schools

Postby psychmusic » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:56 pm

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Re: Massachusetts Schools

Postby paranoia4ya » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:49 pm

Do not go to a school as far away as wustl if you are dead set on working in Massachusetts. I looked for a job in the northeast when going to a T1 school in the midwest and it was a lot of travel and mass mailing that can easily be avoided by either getting into the schools you want, or changing your aspirations.

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Re: Massachusetts Schools

Postby Dr. Nefario » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:45 pm

Northeastern is one alternative, but with a high enough LSAT, BC and BU should be within reach. Take June then you have two retake options as well. It's hard to say just how good your chances will be until next years numbers will be.

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Re: Massachusetts Schools

Postby redsoxfan1989 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:01 pm

If you can't get into BC/BU at a reasonable cost, either retake or find a paralegal/Beacon Hill job and do Suffolk at night if you really want to practice law. Some local firms/government offices will promote you after you complete your degree and a few local firms are known to pay for it.

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Re: Massachusetts Schools

Postby Brickster » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:39 pm

Sub 3 and 168 should get you into BC, but i would apply to other schools like WUSTL that give out scholarships for LSAT scores and attempt to negotiate for aid.




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