Going to law school from an average college

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OZA
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Going to law school from an average college

Postby OZA » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:10 pm

Basically, I was an underachiever in high school. I got a 29 on my ACT but my GPA is so low from slacking off my first two years that I can't expect to get into a highly ranked college.
Let's say I end up at Northern Michigan University -- my safe school -- if I get a very high GPA and high LSATs, will Law Schools ignore my application because of the lack of prestige of the University?

Edit: Even if I end up at NMU, I'd be looking to transfer. This is just worst case scenario.

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Mce252
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Re: Going to law school from an average college

Postby Mce252 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:12 pm

Doesn't matter.

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Re: Going to law school from an average college

Postby Tom Joad » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:15 pm

OZA wrote:Basically, I was an underachiever in high school. I got a 29 on my ACT but my GPA is so low from slacking off my first two years that I can't expect to get into a highly ranked college.
Let's say I end up at Northern Michigan University -- my safe school -- if I get a very high GPA and high LSATs, will Law Schools ignore my application because of the lack of prestige of the University?

Edit: Even if I end up at NMU, I'd be looking to transfer. This is just worst case scenario.

I think there is a guy from NMU in my section at a top ten school. They don't care.

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Re: Going to law school from an average college

Postby OZA » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:16 pm

Huge relief to hear. I imagine I'll get into a few more schools, but NMU really appeals to me.

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Re: Going to law school from an average college

Postby Ludo! » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:24 pm

Law schools don't care. I went to a shitty university. Come back in a few years when you're applying to law schools and we can laugh together at the dudes who are MAF that their Princeton GPAs don't count more than ours.

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Re: Going to law school from an average college

Postby OZA » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:34 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:Law schools don't care. I went to a shitty university. Come back in a few years when you're applying to law schools and we can laugh together at the dudes who are MAF that their Princeton GPAs don't count more than ours.

Indeed 8)

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Re: Going to law school from an average college

Postby mushybrain » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:31 pm

Yeah, makes zero difference. I went to a random state school and now attend a T14 where I sit next to a guy from Yale. Just get a good GPA.

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Re: Going to law school from an average college

Postby SportsFan » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:57 pm

Just do whatever you can to have the highest GPA possible and you'll be good.

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Re: Going to law school from an average college

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:44 am

This is the great justice of the U.S. law school admissions process




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