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Spookyghost wrote:What would you do if you were in my situation? I put very little effort into college my freshman-sophomore year, transferred, and then did a hell of a lot better, so my grades trend upward sharply from like 2.95 cumulative before a transfer and something like 3.55 my last two years. In short, the same sob story as a lot of people.
I am from the south, but am rather flexible about where I want to practice other than Mississippi/Alabama. I planned on applying to a lot of places like Alabama, Tulane, etc, but also a bunch of better schools where my LSAT is somewhere within the median - though I know my GPA is well below. Would I have any shot at places like Boston U, Fordham, Minn, Wisconsin, etc? Or should I aim a lot lower?
You should post this in what are my chance forum to get more informative answers FYI
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Spookyghost wrote:Would I have any shot at places like Boston U, Fordham, Minn, Wisconsin, etc? Or should I aim a lot lower?
I just got dinged at Fordham with slightly higher GPA numbers for what it is worth. Everyone on this forum will tell you to retake and that is not bad advice. But with your current numbers you have a good shot at a scholarship, though not a full ride, at some Tier 2 schools. If you are really committed to a certain region with one of these schools that might be a great option for you. On the other hand, if you only want to live in New York or DC at a job that starts you at $160K then retaking is probably the only way to have a realistic shot at that.
PS: LawSchoolNumbers.com is your friend.