176, 3.0 headscratcher

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176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby ryemanhattan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:37 pm

176. 3.0 (although the vast majority of my work undergrad was ungraded, so the GPA doesn't mean much... they will see this) I went to a very good undergrad college, been out for nine years. Ran a sizeable business, some decent internships, solid recs.

Can I even consider YHS? Can I be somewhat confident at Berkeley?

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby Transferthrowaway » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:39 pm

HYS and Boalt are out.

Best chance at T-14 is Northwestern.

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby jarofsoup » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:05 pm

I would apply to the t-14 and a lot of T-30. Being out for 9 years make you a bit of a wild card. Follow the fee waivers(you will get a lot).

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby 83947368 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:09 pm

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:11 pm

Check out lawschoolnumbers.com for a breakdown of how splitters with your numbers panned out the last few years. That should give you a good indication of how you'll fare this year.

I'd hazard a guess that unless the sizable business you ran the last 9 years involved rescuing and curing African orphans of various life-threatening diseases, YHS are probably out. Boalt would at least be worth the application fee. They're pretty generous with their scholarship match if you can get past the admissions part.

You'll get at least some of the lower T14, probably with money.

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby tennisking88 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:12 pm

Transferthrowaway wrote:HYS and Boalt are out.


How do you know? Apply to all bro. Sounds like you went to Brown.

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby 180asBreath » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:15 pm

tennisking88 wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:HYS and Boalt are out.

How do you know? Apply to all bro. Sounds like you went to Brown.


Yeah, OP might get in - but he was just going off of what is on LSN and LSP. Schools have GPA floors, where they will usually not take anyone under that floor (say 3.4 for Chicago). There have been tons of threads on this; someone even created an Excel sheet with all GPA floors of the T25.

Best of luck to the OP. I don't see why you should be kept out of any school - congrats on the LSAT.

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby American_in_China » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:56 am

UVA ED, or Northwestern RD.

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby Transferthrowaway » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:17 am

tennisking88 wrote:
Transferthrowaway wrote:HYS and Boalt are out.


How do you know? Apply to all bro. Sounds like you went to Brown.


Weird Brown comment (I went to BIG STATE U). But yeah, OP can apply to all, but as it's already been said -- a lot of schools have pretty firm GPA floors that OP is substantially beneath.

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby NewLobo » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:22 am

Transferthrowaway wrote:Weird Brown comment (I went to BIG STATE U)

Supposedly, Brown students take many classes pass/fail.

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:27 am

The Brown University comment probably was referring to OP's comment that most undergraduate courses were ungraded.

OP: Since your circumstances include 9 years of successful work experience & mostly ungraded undergraduate courses on your transcript, you just need to apply to all Top 17 law schools that interest you including Berkeley, Yale, Stanford & Harvard to see which ones make an offer of admission.

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby 83947368 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:11 am

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Re: 176, 3.0 headscratcher

Postby ryemanhattan » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:09 am

Thanks all, sent out Cornell today, probably all the rest of the top 25, minus maybe yhs if I'm feeling cheap. Plus boulder, Hastings, a couple others.




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