173 LSAT 2.43 GPA Chances URM

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Thelonious Kwiggz
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173 LSAT 2.43 GPA Chances URM

Postby Thelonious Kwiggz » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:00 pm

Hello,

I plan to apply this upcoming cycle. Ideally I want to go to Seattle University or University of Washington.
173 LSAT 2.43 GPA (LSAC) Top 50 school

Here are some of my softs

Chess Society President (Two Years) Vice President (One Year)
National Association of Black Journalist Vice President and Secretary
Karate Club Vice President
Indian Student Association Service Chair and Fiction Writer for Newsletter
Philosophy Club Leader
Magellan Society Secretary
Zoo Guide at local zoo
Internship with law firm in Kuala Lumpur
Enrolled for visiting scholar in Denmark
Started self publishing company while in college
Tons of community service and organized a couple city events

Diversity Statement
British and American Citizen
I am African American Malaysian Indian
Lived in Hong Kong for six years

Thank you for your time

Sincerely

Thelonious Kwiggz
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darkarmour
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Re: 173 LSAT 2.43 GPA Chances URM

Postby darkarmour » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:04 pm

You could go much higher than that. With that 173, you should be looking at schools in the top 10. It would be up in the air with a low GPA, but it's worth aiming for.

RickyDnwhyc
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Re: 173 LSAT 2.43 GPA Chances URM

Postby RickyDnwhyc » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:08 pm

Thelonious Kwiggz wrote:Hello,

I plan to apply this upcoming cycle. Ideally I want to go to Seattle University or University of Washington.
173 LSAT 2.43 GPA (LSAC) Top 50 school

Here are some of my softs

Chess Society President (Two Years) Vice President (One Year)
National Association of Black Journalist Vice President and Secretary
Indian Student Association Service Chair and Fiction Writer for Newsletter
Philosophy Club Leader
Magellan Society Secretary
Zoo Guide at local zoo
Internship with law firm in Kuala Lumpur
Enrolled for visiting scholar in Denmark
Started self publishing company while in college
Tons of community service and organized a couple city events

Diversity Statement
British and American Citizen
I am African American Malaysian Indian
Lived in Hong Kong for six years

Thank you for your time

Sincerely

Thelonious Kwiggz


Engineering major or something? You could try writing a GPA addendum.

I agree you should aim for at least T20 with that LSAT. Splitter friendly T15 is probably within reach, not sure about T10... you've got a ton of softs...

Thelonious Kwiggz
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Re: 173 LSAT 2.43 GPA Chances URM

Postby Thelonious Kwiggz » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:22 pm

No I am a philosophy and history double major, freshman year is the albatross around my neck. I acquired 9 Fs and 4 Ds that year :( .

Thank you for the post and the encouragement, I might shoot a little higher.

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Re: 173 LSAT 2.43 GPA Chances URM

Postby RickyDnwhyc » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:31 pm

Thelonious Kwiggz wrote:No I am a philosophy and history double major, freshman year is the albatross around my neck. I acquired 9 Fs and 4 Ds that year :( .

Thank you for the post and the encouragement, I might shoot a little higher.


Was there a reason for those grades? That sounds serious. Someone with a 173 on their LSAT pulling 9 Fs? You either cheated on your LSAT or you were on LSD during all your exams.

Write an addendum. Don't mention the drugs.

Interviewing with your prospective law schools might help as well? I'm not sure.

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twenty
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Re: 173 LSAT 2.43 GPA Chances URM

Postby twenty » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:49 pm

I'd shoot higher, but keep in mind you may be able to retroactively withdraw from that semester if you have a good enough reason (family, medical, etc). GAIA, a mod on this site, was able to have some of her lower grades changed to W's, which don't factor into the GPA. Even a boost up to a 3.01 would make a significant difference in your cycle. It's going to be hit and miss right now, but getting rid of some of those old grades might get you up to where you're getting money at CCN.




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