Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby T14hoping » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:33 pm

NR3C1 wrote:
IAFG wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
I don't think you're getting NU with a 2.2

It happened when apps were at their absolute peak. I seriously doubt NU is getting more selective as apps plummet.

But is NU worth it at sticker? 250-300K? Only way to pay that is Big Law? What are the odds of that? 30%?

30% chance of biglaw out of NU? I'm pretty sure NU places much better than that.

Regardless, just looking at the data, NU @ 2.2 is a reach regardless of LSAT, and it's going to be at sticker even if he does get in.

Miracle wrote:My GPA is not stellar, but can be improved.


Have you graduated? If so, you cannot improve your GPA. At all.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby Miracle » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:41 pm

T14hoping wrote:
NR3C1 wrote:
IAFG wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
I don't think you're getting NU with a 2.2

It happened when apps were at their absolute peak. I seriously doubt NU is getting more selective as apps plummet.

But is NU worth it at sticker? 250-300K? Only way to pay that is Big Law? What are the odds of that? 30%?

30% chance of biglaw out of NU? I'm pretty sure NU places much better than that.

Regardless, just looking at the data, NU @ 2.2 is a reach regardless of LSAT, and it's going to be at sticker even if he does get in.

Miracle wrote:My GPA is not stellar, but can be improved.


Have you graduated? If so, you cannot improve your GPA. At all.


No. Still have around 35-40 credits to go

Taking 18 in the fall, 18 in the spring, and couple of classes in the summer

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:44 pm

with that many credits left you can definitely bring it above 2.5, which will give you a shot at NU after working three years or so.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby T14hoping » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:51 pm

No. Still have around 35-40 credits to go

Taking 18 in the fall, 18 in the spring, and couple of classes in the summer


Oh my mistake. Kill this last year then.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby franklyscarlet » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:54 pm

Miracle wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:1) Work for 2+ years
2) Study for the LSAT and get 170+
3) Apply to NU
4) ???
5) Profit


I have 175 on LSAT!

3 years of working Exsperience!

Another year left of school


your work experience doesn't count unless it's full time.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby fatduck » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:57 pm

T14hoping wrote:
No. Still have around 35-40 credits to go

Taking 18 in the fall, 18 in the spring, and couple of classes in the summer


Oh my mistake. Kill this last year then.

take a leave of absence and spend a few years taking random shit at a community college

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby Miracle » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:49 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
Miracle wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:1) Work for 2+ years
2) Study for the LSAT and get 170+
3) Apply to NU
4) ???
5) Profit


I have 175 on LSAT!

3 years of working Exsperience!

Another year left of school


your work experience doesn't count unless it's full time.


It is full time. I've been working last three years. I worked through college.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby top30man » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:51 pm

Miracle wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
Miracle wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:1) Work for 2+ years
2) Study for the LSAT and get 170+
3) Apply to NU
4) ???
5) Profit


I have 175 on LSAT!

3 years of working Exsperience!

Another year left of school


your work experience doesn't count unless it's full time.


It is full time. I've been working last three years. I worked through college.

While that may be true NU only counts post degree WE.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby Miracle » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:51 pm

T14hoping wrote:
No. Still have around 35-40 credits to go

Taking 18 in the fall, 18 in the spring, and couple of classes in the summer


Oh my mistake. Kill this last year then.


I plan on it!

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby IAFG » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:36 pm

top30man wrote:While that may be true NU only counts post degree WE.

I don't think that's true.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby DaRascal » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:37 pm

Dude.... Duuuuuuude. This is not good. :P


I say stay in college for 3 more years taking easy classes and getting nothing but A's if possible to bring your GPA over a 3.0.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby Miracle » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:17 pm

DaRascal wrote:Dude.... Duuuuuuude. This is not good. :P


I say stay in college for 3 more years taking easy classes and getting nothing but A's if possible to bring your GPA over a 3.0.


I just need my GPA to reach 2.7-2.8 so I have a shot at Splitter friendly schools such as Georgetown and NU, maybe UVA. I am not necessarily looking to get it above 3.0

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby Miracle » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:21 pm

IAFG wrote:
top30man wrote:While that may be true NU only counts post degree WE.

I don't think that's true.


Neither do I, but I don't know much about NU.

I did however see that a girl got into NU with 2.58 and no work experience. I just looked it up on the Law School Numbers website.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby manofjustice » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:30 am

bernaldiaz wrote:
IAFG wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
I don't think you're getting NU with a 2.2

It happened when apps were at their absolute peak. I seriously doubt NU is getting more selective as apps plummet.


Huh, I guess I'm wrong. I did an LSN search for 2.0-2.5 and 174-180 for NU and didn't find anyone.


That's because such people are rare, so they are unlikely to show up in the partial sample of the total population LSN provides.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby manofjustice » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:31 am

Let me dispense with all this nonsense. I know for a fact that 174+ and 2.2 has a serious shot at NU. So get over it everyone.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby pertristis » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:37 am

IAFG wrote:
top30man wrote:While that may be true NU only counts post degree WE.

I don't think that's true.


I do think it's true. I was at a ~3.4 and 177 with 4 years FT WE, including ~2 years management. At the time of application to NU, all the FT experience was between when I stopped going to UG and when I went back. Rejected.

Now, I don't know that I would have gotten into NU had the WE been post-UG, but I'm guessing I would have. YMMV.

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:17 pm

pertristis wrote:
IAFG wrote:
top30man wrote:While that may be true NU only counts post degree WE.

I don't think that's true.


I do think it's true. I was at a ~3.4 and 177 with 4 years FT WE, including ~2 years management. At the time of application to NU, all the FT experience was between when I stopped going to UG and when I went back. Rejected.

Now, I don't know that I would have gotten into NU had the WE been post-UG, but I'm guessing I would have. YMMV.

That makes me sad. :(

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Re: Panic mode! From 3.2 to 2.2

Postby Miracle » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:19 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
pertristis wrote:
IAFG wrote:
top30man wrote:While that may be true NU only counts post degree WE.

I don't think that's true.


I do think it's true. I was at a ~3.4 and 177 with 4 years FT WE, including ~2 years management. At the time of application to NU, all the FT experience was between when I stopped going to UG and when I went back. Rejected.

Now, I don't know that I would have gotten into NU had the WE been post-UG, but I'm guessing I would have. YMMV.

That makes me sad. :(


I agree. I wonder what went wrong.



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