Miracle wrote:Desert Fox wrote:Miracle wrote:paulinaporizkova wrote:i'm pretty sure UVA has a quite distinct cutoff at 3.0 for extreme splitters - anything below that hurts their GPA medians too much to make even a 179 worth it - and you are considerably below that at 2.8. barring a miracle, i'd say no way for any of them.
actually, i agree with one above poster to get some meaningful work experience in and try NU if you are set on going to a top school
I heavily disagree. He can get in T-14 with his LSAT. Michigan and Cornell will let him in before UVA does. Splitters are hard to predict, but he has a shot.
You don't know what the fuck you are talking about.
You're right. You do!
To say that OP can't get in any T-14 is absurd.
You know more than law school predictor that's actually based on real data...
1) Yes I do. I got my way into a t14 with a 2.8 I know what the fuck I'm talking about.
2) OP's chances at a t14 aren't great. And he is almost certainly out at Cornell.
His best chances is Georgetown, unless he gets some work experience. With work experience his best shot is northwestern.
3) Law school predictor is NOT based on real data it is based on using index numbers the schools have. It works well near the medians, but doesn't work very well at all at the extremes. 2.8/179 is an extreme split.
You are doing this guy no favors telling him things you don't fucking understand.
He needs to take another year off, work, then ED to Northwestern. It's really his only decent shot. He could try Michigan because they like splitters with hard majors, but they seem to pretty much have a 3.1 gpa floor.