What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

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What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

Postby nr3721 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:52 pm

I just received an LSAT score of 150. It is not a stellar score but I graduated from a prestigious public university with a 3.5 GPA. I have been in the working world for the last five years as a teacher and have a physical impairment. My question is twofold---does my impairment have, if any, positive influence on my application and what are my overall chances of admission to ASU law?

Thanks for any input......

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Re: What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

Postby Danteshek » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:04 pm

No chance.

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Re: What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

Postby shoeshine » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:06 pm

My gut says this is a retake situation.

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Re: What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

Postby jmill » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:08 pm

Unless you live in Arizona, probably not gonna happen.

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Re: What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

Postby scammedhard » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:11 pm

Danteshek wrote:No chance.

+1. But if you are a(n) URM, itty-bitty chance.

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Re: What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

Postby shoeshine » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:15 pm

jmill wrote:Unless you live in Arizona,probably not gonna happen.


FTFY

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Check out their past acceptances. It could definitely happen but you have to assume the small percentage of people they accepted with the OP's numbers were minorities. To have a legitimate shot, OP should retake.

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Re: What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

Postby nr3721 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:38 am

Thanks for all the replies but I have further questions:

1. According to the profile my chances are small but not impossible which leads to another question--At ASU how much is admission predicated simply on the LSAT and GPA?

2. On average, what impact does a well-written and meaningful personal statement make up for the deficit on a lackluster LSAT score?

3. How much does ASU look to admit persons from universities other than ASU? Is there a listing to check the undergraduate background of current ASU students? Link anyone....

Thanks again.

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Re: What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:47 am

http://asu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

Check out the numbers. Higher GPAs and higher LSATs get in. I applied last cycle to ASU with a 166 and the same GPA as you and got 35K over three years (in-state). Retake the test.

Personal statements might help to decide a tiebreak, but won't overcome a 150 LSAT.

I don't have any data on how they treat people who went to ASU undergrad, but any numbers you see will be horribly biased by self-selection.

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Re: What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

Postby Lawquacious » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:01 am

Danteshek wrote:No chance.


Edit: I still tend to think the above is true, but I admittedly didn't fully observe or respond to your original question OP. It is true that if you have a heck of a story to tell (good softs) it can make a difference. Unfortunately I don't think that difference is enough to give a major boost (which you would need to get ASU with your current numbers) unless it was a Nobel Prize type of soft.
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Re: What are my chances at Arizona State Law School?

Postby Lawquacious » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:02 am

Edit: no need for the cross out on my part (re: poster who said maybe some chance if AZ resident). I don't think that is accurate, but you do have some relatively unique circumstances working for you. But get that LSAT up to high 150s/low 160s and I think you will be very competitive.




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