Slap me with the reality stick

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rungo21
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Slap me with the reality stick

Postby rungo21 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:59 pm

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ogman05
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Re: Slap me with the reality stick

Postby ogman05 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:00 pm

rungo21 wrote:Ok, my GPA is bad. It is barely 3.0 right now, in a rather easy major, communication - journalism & public relations. If I stay a couple more quarters and retake some classes (mostly mess-ups from freshman/sophomore year), I think I can get a 3.2 (max).

I have been consistently getting 160's on practice LSAT's. Lets say I am favored by the gods on the June 2010 LSAT test and get a 162, with a GPA of 3.2, what kind of schools would I be looking at? (162/3.2 is probably my best case scenario)

Any insight is helpful. If anyone happens to be familiar with Southern California schools, I am interested in Pepperdine, but is it realistic for me?

Thanks.



Given a 162 and 3.2 pepperdine is a good target school and I say you have a good. shot. Your expectations seem to align with reality already.

Go here: http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... hools.aspx

Do some research verified by ABA. Should help some.

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T14_Scholly
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Re: Slap me with the reality stick

Postby T14_Scholly » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:03 pm

ogman05 wrote: Your expectations seem to align with reality already.



Good thing, otherwise the TLS elitist squad would be down your throat in no time.

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The Brainalist
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Re: Slap me with the reality stick

Postby The Brainalist » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:04 pm

Unless you need to do it for graduation, there will not be any benefit to retaking courses messed up. You should only take courses that will give you definite and easy A's to improve your LSAC gpa.

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NayBoer
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Re: Slap me with the reality stick

Postby NayBoer » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:08 pm

1) Retaking will not help your LSDAS GPA. Instead of retaking classes, take on some easy A classes. Make all classes as easy as possible.

2) Your LSAT is far more limiting than your GPA. Your GPA and 171 this cycle was good enough to ED into Penn. The LSAT is what you need to worry about. If possible, take the fall LSAT instead of summer and spend the summer after graduation prepping for the test.

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saltoftheearth
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Re: Slap me with the reality stick

Postby saltoftheearth » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:09 pm

Consider USD?

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Re: Slap me with the reality stick

Postby 98234872348 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:10 pm

ogman05 wrote:
rungo21 wrote:Ok, my GPA is bad. It is barely 3.0 right now, in a rather easy major, communication - journalism & public relations. If I stay a couple more quarters and retake some classes (mostly mess-ups from freshman/sophomore year), I think I can get a 3.2 (max).

I have been consistently getting 160's on practice LSAT's. Lets say I am favored by the gods on the June 2010 LSAT test and get a 162, with a GPA of 3.2, what kind of schools would I be looking at? (162/3.2 is probably my best case scenario)

Any insight is helpful. If anyone happens to be familiar with Southern California schools, I am interested in Pepperdine, but is it realistic for me?

Thanks.



Given a 162 and 3.2 pepperdine is a good target school and I say you have a good. shot. Your expectations seem to align with reality already.

Go here: http://officialguide.lsac.org/SearchRes ... hools.aspx

Do some research verified by ABA. Should help some.

Law school predictor does not agree. It has a 162/3.2 at weak consider.

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ogman05
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Re: Slap me with the reality stick

Postby ogman05 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:10 pm

NayBoer wrote:1) Retaking will not help your LSDAS GPA. Instead of retaking classes, take on some easy A classes. Make all classes as easy as possible.

2) Your LSAT is far more limiting than your GPA. Your GPA and 171 this cycle was good enough to ED into Penn. The LSAT is what you need to worry about. If possible, take the fall LSAT instead of summer and spend the summer after graduation prepping for the test.



This and only necessary to make one thread. We see them all and are watching. Youre a noob so I understand. I once too was a noob

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traehekat
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Re: Slap me with the reality stick

Postby traehekat » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:09 pm

Just keep your GPA above a 3.0 and study your ass off for the LSAT. If you are scoring in the 160 range now and aren't taking the test til June, you have plenty of time to improve your score. The LSAT is very learnable, no reason why you shouldn't be aiming higher than a 162.

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Re: Slap me with the reality stick

Postby MURPH » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:35 pm

Read Pithypikes guide, get your bibles and take all 60 practice tests. Take the easiest possible classes. Unfortunately, hard classes are for suckers.




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