HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

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jtheace2
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HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

Postby jtheace2 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:53 pm

Hi,

I have a GPA well below the standards for most law schools. Fortunately, I have a high (171) LSAT score, and 3 years of full-time, post grad work (some involving law), so I'm not TERRIBLY worried about acceptance at certain schools. However, financing IS very important. I know that Cooley (in Michigan) offers scholarships based on LSATs. Does anyone know of any other law schools where you can get merit-based scholarships based SOLELY on your LSAT score, and independent of UGPA?

Thank you

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Re: HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

Postby evilxs » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:05 pm

How bad is bad for the gpa? We need that to help you. This isnt the time to be bashful. There is a big difference between 1.9 and 2.9...

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Re: HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:07 pm

I got 16K at Minn, and 10K at IUB with a 2.8.

The problem you have to go really far down to get a full ride.

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Re: HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

Postby evilxs » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:11 pm

Not necessarily if he has at least a 2.5

And far down yeah lower ranked but he could nail some schools who have good placement in their regions if he is not set on living in any specific area after law school...

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Re: HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:35 pm

evilxs wrote:Not necessarily if he has at least a 2.5

And far down yeah lower ranked but he could nail some schools who have good placement in their regions if he is not set on living in any specific area after law school...


I was really only looking at schools that feed into Chicago. But it looked like schools like Loyola, Depaul and Chi Kent just won't give full rides to someone like us.

It is because it doesn't matter how far above their 75% our LSAT is, it doesn't help their rankings all that much.

Maybe some T2's will. I just haven't seen it happen.

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Re: HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

Postby jtheace2 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:06 pm

Sorry, thought I included GPA in initial post. my UGPA was 2.20, LSAT 171.

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Re: HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

Postby evilxs » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:51 am

Is it upward trending? Written your personal statement yet?

Several schools offer scholarships merit based solely on your LSAT, but you have to work hard for it. You need a solid personal statement explaining how your lsat is much more indicative of your academic ability than your GPA would leave folks to believe.

Please don't take this wrong but it definitely wouldn't hurt if you were a URM. Even without being one I can still see you getting scholarship help.

I am a splitter too. Not as extreme, but I have a sub- 3.0 GPA. Largest scholly so far is 45k. You can make this happen if you want it bad enough.

If you are URM you have a shot at a lot of schools, if not focus on schools who are known for being generous (well endowed), with schollys and who place lawyers well in their markets. Do you know where you want to end up practicing law?

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Re: HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:05 am

evilxs wrote:Is it upward trending? Written your personal statement yet?

Several schools offer scholarships merit based solely on your LSAT, but you have to work hard for it. You need a solid personal statement explaining how your lsat is much more indicative of your academic ability than your GPA would leave folks to believe.

Please don't take this wrong but it definitely wouldn't hurt if you were a URM. Even without being one I can still see you getting scholarship help.

I am a splitter too. Not as extreme, but I have a sub- 3.0 GPA. Largest scholly so far is 45k. You can make this happen if you want it bad enough.

If you are URM you have a shot at a lot of schools, if not focus on schools who are known for being generous (well endowed), with schollys and who place lawyers well in their markets. Do you know where you want to end up practicing law?


LOL what kind of advice is telling him he should be a URM.

OP Go look at LSN and find some T2's who give people with bad gpa's scholarships.

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Re: HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:17 am

WUSTL, Minnesota, Illinois, and W&L seem like your best bet in the T30.

http://www.hourumd.com/?lsat=169-173&gp ... o&range=no

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Re: HELP: any schools offer LSAT-only scholarships?

Postby evilxs » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:28 am

Desert Fox wrote:LOL what kind of advice is telling him he should be a URM.

OP Go look at LSN and find some T2's who give people with bad gpa's scholarships.



I didn't say anything like that.. I said it wouldn't hurt if he was. He's looking for honest answers and help. As a URM he has a much better shot. If not he'll have to fight hard, but this is definitely possible for him. He can get into law schools with Scholarship with those kinds of numbers.




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