2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

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2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby plyvgr12 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:28 am

I took the LSAT this summer and got a 180 after studying extensively for 3 months, although my GPA is a low 2.7. I had one bad year while I was struggling with something personal, which significantly lowered my GPA. Excluding the GPA from the bad year I would have a cumulative 3.3, and will put an addendum in my application explaining my circumstances. Also, I am most likely going to take a year off and clerk after graduating this Spring so my last semester grades will help boost my GPA up some.

Does anyone have an idea of what my chances are for getting into University of Kentucky?
Thanks!

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby dowu » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:29 am

plyvgr12 wrote:I took the LSAT this summer and got a 180 after studying extensively for 3 months, although my GPA is a low 2.7. I had one bad year while I was struggling with something personal, which significantly lowered my GPA. Excluding the GPA from the bad year I would have a cumulative 3.3, and will put an addendum in my application explaining my circumstances. Also, I am most likely going to take a year off and clerk after graduating this Spring so my last semester grades will help boost my GPA up some.

Does anyone have an idea of what my chances are for getting into University of Kentucky?
Thanks!

aim higher

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby goldeneye » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:31 am

Don't settle for just Kentucky. Shoot an app at WUSTL, UVA, and maybe Northwestern.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby outlawscr10 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:31 am

99.9%

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby BigZuck » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:41 am

Re...

Oh.

Aim higher.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby spleenworship » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:57 am

For the love of gawd, aim higher.

Also, if URM, please HYS. Kthnxbai.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby Happy Gilmore » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:06 am

nice 180.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby splitcity » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:10 am

This is a troll. No person capable of a 180 would target UK.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby Ti Malice » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:13 am

Get work experience and apply to Northwestern. You can still get into a T14, even with your GPA. Forget about UK.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby spleenworship » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:41 am

splitcity wrote:This is a troll. No person capable of a 180 would target UK.


You're assuming that, 1. LSAT has significant correlation with intelligence, which it don't, and, 2. LSAT has anything to do with knowledge of what the chances of someone with a 2.7/180 would be at various schools.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby wtrc » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:33 pm

I also think possibly troll, but if not, why would you go there. You can get into a T14, despite the shit GPA. The 180 is like a rare piece of art.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby spleenworship » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:36 pm

wtrc wrote:I also think possibly troll, but if not, why would you go there. You can get into a T14, despite the shit GPA. The 180 is like a rare piece of art.

My cycle there was a 2.7/172. It's totally possible.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby splitcity » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:46 pm

spleenworship wrote:
splitcity wrote:This is a troll. No person capable of a 180 would target UK.


You're assuming that, 1. LSAT has significant correlation with intelligence, which it don't, and, 2. LSAT has anything to do with knowledge of what the chances of someone with a 2.7/180 would be at various schools.



Both assumptions are reasonable. I'm not even going to address you saying that LSAT performance has no correlation to intelligence because it's just such an absurd contrarian point to make. As for the second point, to get a 180, you'd need to be extremely motivated (either to go to law school or to beef up your lsat tutor resume or w/e). If you're motivated enough to get a 180, chances are you've been to sites like TLS or have at least glanced at school rankings or talked to consultants and have realized that you can get into a much better school with that score.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby Ti Malice » Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:35 pm

splitcity wrote:
spleenworship wrote:
splitcity wrote:This is a troll. No person capable of a 180 would target UK.


You're assuming that, 1. LSAT has significant correlation with intelligence, which it don't, and, 2. LSAT has anything to do with knowledge of what the chances of someone with a 2.7/180 would be at various schools.



Both assumptions are reasonable. I'm not even going to address you saying that LSAT performance has no correlation to intelligence because it's just such an absurd contrarian point to make. As for the second point, to get a 180, you'd need to be extremely motivated (either to go to law school or to beef up your lsat tutor resume or w/e). If you're motivated enough to get a 180, chances are you've been to sites like TLS or have at least glanced at school rankings or talked to consultants and have realized that you can get into a much better school with that score.


The assumptions may be reasonable, but they don't support the conclusion you drew from them.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:15 pm

Not necessarily troll. Lots of people take the process in incremental fashion. Figure out LSAT first and then look into schools. 2.7 GPA leads me to believe the guy maybe was kind of lost in college and then recently decided he wanted to go to law school.

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Re: 2.7/180-University of Kentucky Law

Postby spleenworship » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:24 pm

UnderrateOverachieve wrote:Not necessarily troll. Lots of people take the process in incremental fashion. Figure out LSAT first and then look into schools. 2.7 GPA leads me to believe the guy maybe was kind of lost in college and then recently decided he wanted to go to law school.



Or OP was an engineering major.

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