What reach schools can I realistically get into?

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gizmo0516
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What reach schools can I realistically get into?

Postby gizmo0516 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:18 pm

My stats are: 3.23 (LSDAS) and 163, 167 (but my GPA is actually a 3.44, LSAC however counted one of my unsatisfactory art grades in as a "F"... I do have a GPA Addendum explaining this)

I do have some "soft" factors though:

-Previous AmeriCorps member as a VISTA (Community Engagement Coordinator for a National Nonprofit)
-Ongoing volunteer work as a Community Engagement Consultant (for the same nonprofit)
-Upward trend in my GPA (I ended with a 4.0 GPA for my last semester)
-Departmental honors with completion of an honors thesis
-Working currently as a legal assistant for a very prominent election lawyer (our clients include a lot of high level politicians)
-Personal statement that focused on all of my personal experience with election law and how I drafted Complaints regarding these issues for prominent politicians.

I'm from Wisconsin so I'm applying there, but I would like to know which reach schools I should try applying to. (I'm not going to apply if there's no way I can get in.)

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Gemini
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Re: What reach schools can I realistically get into?

Postby Gemini » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:28 pm

Its a bit of a contradiction to ask which REACH schools you can REALISTICALLY get into.

Anyway,

you have a chance at U Minn and other schools around the early 20s rankings.

Good luck!

gizmo0516
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Re: What reach schools can I realistically get into?

Postby gizmo0516 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:30 pm

lol, it is somewhat of a contradiction... perhaps I should clarify.

Which reach schools will look at my application and possibly look past my lower GPA and/or LSAT at my other factors?

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Gemini
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Re: What reach schools can I realistically get into?

Postby Gemini » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:33 pm

gizmo0516 wrote:lol, it is somewhat of a contradiction... perhaps I should clarify.

Which reach schools will look at my application and possibly look past my lower GPA and/or LSAT at my other factors?


If you're asking which schools will look past your GPA and LSAT in favor of your softs, the answer is NONE. Sad but true. :|

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Re: What reach schools can I realistically get into?

Postby im_blue » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:37 pm

GW, Fordham, WUSTL, Illinois, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Emory, W&L




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