2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

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2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby purplen10 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:35 pm

I am an Econ. major from the University of Minnesota. I have a robust work history for the last 8 years and I just got a rejection letter back from Faulkner in AL. It only took 3 weeks for them to reject me.

Should I be concerned about the other Tier 4's I applied to?

I really want to go to law school this fall. :?

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby Joga Bonito » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:40 pm

purplen10 wrote:I am an Econ. major from the University of Minnesota. I have a robust work history for the last 8 years and I just got a rejection letter back from Faulkner in AL. It only took 3 weeks for them to reject me.

Should I be concerned about the other Tier 4's I applied to?

I really want to go to law school this fall. :?


Dude they did you a favor, you don't want to go there unless you wanna be stuck in southern AL for the rest of your legal career.

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:50 pm

I would re-take the LSAT. I know that's not what you want to hear, but it's the truth. Because of your WE you can separate yourself from your GPA, but that means you're only more connected to your LSAT.

And really ask yourself, did you do EVERYTHING to prepare for that test? Did you do the Bibles? Did you do all the practice tests? Did you review those tests? Did you track the LR question types that you commonly missed? Did you do LG sections over and over until you got them right? Did you do EVERYTHING and then some?

If you did, then Tier 4 away! If you didn't, then do the test right this time, get at least a 160 and do some serious research about strong local schools that you can get into.

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby BenJ » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:52 pm

Are you sure you want to go to law school? You clearly already have a career. Going to any T4 law school is not going to improve your career or income prospects much if at all, and it will come at the cost of at least $150,000.

I know, not the topic of the thread. But any non-traditional applicant with a career looking at T3 and T4 schools should really question whether the JD is actually worth the cost for them.

Also, Kobe_Teeth is right: If you really want law school, try to retake the LSAT. Even if you end up going to a T3 or T4, a higher LSAT score could get you some scholarship money to offset the price tag.

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby purplen10 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:44 pm

Thanks for your reply. I REALLY am eager to start studying law. It is my passion AND I have 2.6. What is one to do? Georgetown is probably out ...

I guess for Tier 4 I thought a 154 would work ok since it is an 80th percentile score for said tier. Faulkner surprised me and I hope they aren't representative of what is probable for me in this process. Because then I was very misguided in my applying. (LSAC Calculator?? - 99% chance of acceptance)

If need be, I will take the LSAT again and shoot for a higher score to increase the tier though it would delay me a while.

I just think for a T4 objective a 154 and a solid WE would do the trick???

Maybe not though. This could be quite humbling. :)

I will keep my options open on what to do next but I do want to be in law school very soon.

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby utilitarianjac » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:52 pm

Faulkner is a bit different from its peer schools. I think that you should keep that in mind. It may not be representative of your future responses from other schools.

If it comes down to it and you don't get in anywhere, don't despair. Raising your LSAT (even significantly) is a very attainable goal. You can write an addendum that explains the low GPA or better puts it into perspective relative to your work experience.

If you are intent on going anyway, might you be willing to consider a night school?

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:54 pm

Some schools, even lower ranked schools, will have a GPA "floor" that they're not willing, or at least not comfortable, going below. However, a high LSAT score + long WE will get you a lot of positive attention at a number of schools.

Did you get that 154 before or after extensive studying? I improved from a 157 to 170, you can probably do similar if 154 is how you test without preparation. With a high-160s score you'll have the potential to get into some low T1 schools.

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby wadeny » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:00 pm

purplen10 wrote:Thanks for your reply. I REALLY am eager to start studying law. It is my passion AND I have 2.6. What is one to do? Georgetown is probably out ...

I guess for Tier 4 I thought a 154 would work ok since it is an 80th percentile score for said tier. Faulkner surprised me and I hope they aren't representative of what is probable for me in this process. Because then I was very misguided in my applying. (LSAC Calculator?? - 99% chance of acceptance)

If need be, I will take the LSAT again and shoot for a higher score to increase the tier though it would delay me a while.

I just think for a T4 objective a 154 and a solid WE would do the trick???

Maybe not though. This could be quite humbling. :)

I will keep my options open on what to do next but I do want to be in law school very soon.


Wow, I'm surprised no one called a flame on this one. This person can't be serious - why would someone with 8+ years of work experience (presumably in Minnesota) want to suddenly go to law school in southern Alabama?

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby happy187 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:01 pm

makes me nervous as I am waiting on only one tier 4 school as my last hope. I am in a similar boat with 3.3 / 148 and 6 years strong WE. I am really hoping my 10 year military career with multiple combat tours and bronze star will pull me through.

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby llawguru » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:39 am

purplen10 wrote:I am an Econ. major from the University of Minnesota. I have a robust work history for the last 8 years and I just got a rejection letter back from Faulkner in AL. It only took 3 weeks for them to reject me.

Should I be concerned about the other Tier 4's I applied to?

I really want to go to law school this fall. :?


This is odd. Faulkner gpa ranges from 2.79-3.3. and their LSAT range is 147-153.
They have a 54% acceptance rate.

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby llawguru » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:55 am

wadeny wrote:
purplen10 wrote:Thanks for your reply. I REALLY am eager to start studying law. It is my passion AND I have 2.6. What is one to do? Georgetown is probably out ...

I guess for Tier 4 I thought a 154 would work ok since it is an 80th percentile score for said tier. Faulkner surprised me and I hope they aren't representative of what is probable for me in this process. Because then I was very misguided in my applying. (LSAC Calculator?? - 99% chance of acceptance)

If need be, I will take the LSAT again and shoot for a higher score to increase the tier though it would delay me a while.

I just think for a T4 objective a 154 and a solid WE would do the trick???

Maybe not though. This could be quite humbling. :)

I will keep my options open on what to do next but I do want to be in law school very soon.


Wow, I'm surprised no one called a flame on this one. This person can't be serious - why would someone with 8+ years of work experience (presumably in Minnesota) want to suddenly go to law school in southern Alabama?


You must be the stupidest person on this planet.

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby joshhoward » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:39 am

llawguru wrote:
wadeny wrote:
purplen10 wrote:Thanks for your reply. I REALLY am eager to start studying law. It is my passion AND I have 2.6. What is one to do? Georgetown is probably out ...

I guess for Tier 4 I thought a 154 would work ok since it is an 80th percentile score for said tier. Faulkner surprised me and I hope they aren't representative of what is probable for me in this process. Because then I was very misguided in my applying. (LSAC Calculator?? - 99% chance of acceptance)

If need be, I will take the LSAT again and shoot for a higher score to increase the tier though it would delay me a while.

I just think for a T4 objective a 154 and a solid WE would do the trick???

Maybe not though. This could be quite humbling. :)

I will keep my options open on what to do next but I do want to be in law school very soon.


Wow, I'm surprised no one called a flame on this one. This person can't be serious - why would someone with 8+ years of work experience (presumably in Minnesota) want to suddenly go to law school in southern Alabama?


You must be the stupidest person on this planet.

because he didn't fall for OPs OBVIOUS flame?

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby llawguru » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:23 pm

i will beat you up.

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Re: 2.6 / 154 - 8 years work experience - rejected at Tier 4

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:27 pm

llawguru wrote:i will beat you up.


Best post ever.




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