will some trouble during undergrad kill my chances?

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milk
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will some trouble during undergrad kill my chances?

Postby milk » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:14 am

2 transfers, a few bad grades, mediocre low 3 GPA, some disciplinary action for alcohol related things from my freshman/sophmore year. an arrest at the same time for which the charges were dismissed and expunged, but nothing since then. I have one pretty good soft and a few others, but nothing too great. LSAT is between 172-175. URM - Puerto Rican male


Can I still get into a T-14? Or, is all of the trouble and transfers in undergrad going to kill my chances? I'd love NYU...impossible? I want to live and work in NYC.

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Re: will some trouble during undergrad kill my chances?

Postby redsox » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:19 am

In case you forgot, you posted the exact same thing here:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=115333

HTH.

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Re: will some trouble during undergrad kill my chances?

Postby milk » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:54 am

I figured it would be seen by more people in this forum, and didn't know if there was a way to move a post from one forum to another. So here it is again...

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Re: will some trouble during undergrad kill my chances?

Postby Borhas » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:05 am

yes having a low gpa will hurt your chances, but your LSAT is T14 worthy, especially with URM

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Re: will some trouble during undergrad kill my chances?

Postby milk » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:20 am

i'm more worried about how the negative factors other than grades will affect me. or is it really not something to be too worried about?

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Re: will some trouble during undergrad kill my chances?

Postby Borhas » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:23 am

law schools won't care, I had an arrest myself, cycle went straight by the numbers

only game changers are probably serious crimes, academic integrity issues, general lying on application... etc

I'm pretty sure you'll be fine




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