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best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:16 pm
by sparty11
hi all,

what are good schools to apply to if you're a low gpa/high LSAT splitter?

thanks!

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:19 pm
by cardinalandgold
What's your GPA/LSAT?

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:22 pm
by oneforship
cardinalandgold wrote:What's your GPA/LSAT?


Mine = .018057

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:57 pm
by missvik218
This should help answer your question.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=76304

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:05 pm
by sparty11
2.30/165-170+

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:07 pm
by napolnic
sparty11 wrote:2.30/165-170+

When do you take?

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:13 pm
by Splitt3r
Really hard to say without an actual lsat score. Are you a few years out or are you coming right out of UG? What's your major?

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:17 pm
by tigress81
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Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:22 pm
by sparty11
i am taking it in sept. 09. i got a 163 without really studying, and one bad section plus careless mistakes killed me. i have been seriously studying for this test, so my score should significantly improve. i have 2+ yrs of full time WE with juvenille delinquents.

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:23 pm
by Splitt3r
tigress81 wrote:1. 3.2 GPA from top tier private college
2. 162 (Feb04 LSAT) currently PTs are 168-170.
3. 5 years good international WE
4. strong softs
5. Female
6. NC residency
7. NOT a URM

Go!


Splitt3r wrote:Really hard to say without an actual lsat score.


I had a 3.3/172 and am at gulc. Work hard to get another couple points on the lsat. What are your softs specifically? Nothing personal, but most people think they have strong softs, and 90% of them are wrong.

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:25 pm
by Splitt3r
sparty11 wrote:i am taking it in sept. 09. i got a 163 without really studying, and one bad section plus careless mistakes killed me. i have been seriously studying for this test, so my score should significantly improve. i have 2+ yrs of full time WE with juvenille delinquents.


That low of a gpa is seriously hard to overcome. Get a 170+ and cast a really wide net.

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:31 pm
by sparty11
i am male, not a URM, and i don't have a "good" reason for my low gpa (sickness, death, etc)...it was just a combination of immaturity and lack of direction. there is a slight upward trend, but not drastic. i should get very good letters of rec talking about my work ethic, personal character and growth since i've started working. i also hope to address the work ethic question by pointing at substantial WE information (800+ hrs of overtime worked per year). hopefully, my LSAT will answer the ability question.

NU is kind of my dream school...do i have a shot? what other schools should i apply to?

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:36 pm
by tigress81
hmm

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:38 pm
by hypermeganet
sparty11 wrote:i am male, not a URM, and i don't have a "good" reason for my low gpa (sickness, death, etc)...it was just a combination of immaturity and lack of direction. there is a slight upward trend, but not drastic. i should get very good letters of rec talking about my work ethic, personal character and growth since i've started working. i also hope to address the work ethic question by pointing at substantial WE information (800+ hrs of overtime worked per year). hopefully, my LSAT will answer the ability question.

NU is kind of my dream school...do i have a shot? what other schools should i apply to?


You get overtime at your job? Blue collar work, I presume? I'm not sure how much NU loves that. Like I work that much "overtime" if you're basing a regular week on 40 hours, but I don't get paid for it...

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:43 pm
by paratactical
hypermeganet wrote:
sparty11 wrote:i am male, not a URM, and i don't have a "good" reason for my low gpa (sickness, death, etc)...it was just a combination of immaturity and lack of direction. there is a slight upward trend, but not drastic. i should get very good letters of rec talking about my work ethic, personal character and growth since i've started working. i also hope to address the work ethic question by pointing at substantial WE information (800+ hrs of overtime worked per year). hopefully, my LSAT will answer the ability question.

NU is kind of my dream school...do i have a shot? what other schools should i apply to?


You get overtime at your job? Blue collar work, I presume? I'm not sure how much NU loves that. Like I work that much "overtime" if you're basing a regular week on 40 hours, but I don't get paid for it...


:roll: So is being a paralegal blue collar? Paralegals get OT.

Re: best places for low GPA/high LSAT

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:45 pm
by sparty11
I work with juvenille delinquents at a treatment facility. I am basically a corrections officer/counselor. It is pretty intense work...so hopefully more impressive than pure manual labor to an admissions committee? It's not boring, that's for sure!