3.46 164 MA

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3.46 164 MA

Postby Rickjames11 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:51 am

I am also going to post on the urm forum. Just wanted as much feed back as possible.

Gpa situation is frustrating because I have had a health problem (gallstones) for a good amount of time that has hindered my ability to study.

Doubt that will have much of an impact.

I went to USCB.

History major.

I'd love to stay in southern California for school.

Really want to do entertainment law.

I am going to be taking the october lsat.

I'd love to go to UCLA, I feel like its a reach.

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Re: 3.46 164 MA

Postby twenty » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:01 pm

UCLA is not out of the question. However, you're probably going to need to retake for a 168+ (median), because your GPA is way below the 25th percentile.

That said, you may find yourself with better options if you come out with a 168. UCLA is great, but there are schools that are more URM/splitter friendly in the T14 that will likely offer you more money/better job prospects post-graduation. Retake in October, apply everywhere at soon as possible with the October LSAT score and see what you come out with.

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Re: 3.46 164 MA

Postby Br3v » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:37 pm

So you haven't taken the LSAT and have already graduated correct?

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Re: 3.46 164 MA

Postby thelawschoolproject » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:50 pm

OP, I'll just reiterate what others have said. You'll want to aim for a higher LSAT than 164, if you can. This will put you in a better position to overcome your GPA and will give you more options for scholarships.

Check out http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com and http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com if you haven't already. The information there will help you to see what you have to work with.

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Re: 3.46 164 MA

Postby dixon02 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:51 pm

UCLA does not look to be out of play, but a higher LSAT would go a long way. USC looks like close to 50/50 on LSN. A couple extra points on your score will go a long way.

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