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Advice on where to apply.

Postby Specter1389 » Mon May 18, 2015 3:20 pm

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Re: Advice on where to apply.

Postby antiworldly » Mon May 18, 2015 3:36 pm

A couple of pieces of advice:

Check out the "what are my chances" forum and LSN, it'll prove illustrative as to what other people are shooting for and what they've achieved.

People won't be able to give you much personalized advice about your chances without an actual LSAT score, unfortunately.

Is the no loans a program stipulation? If so, that's somewhat ridiculous for only giving 13k towards tuition. This means you'd need a >50% tuition break at any school, and those are hard to come by from the T14. Unfortunately, your GPA will probably preclude you from that generous financial aid. Kill the LSAT and you may be able to get close though. As a somewhat non-traditional applicant, my advice is to plaster the T14 with applications if you score in the range you're testing (or hopefully higher!) and see what sticks. Admissions data says Northwestern is the most splitter/work experience friendly, so good luck!

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Re: Advice on where to apply.

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon May 18, 2015 4:24 pm

Do well on the LSAT & get a scholarship.

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Re: Advice on where to apply.

Postby Specter1389 » Mon May 18, 2015 5:13 pm

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Re: Advice on where to apply.

Postby usn26 » Mon May 18, 2015 5:23 pm

Does FLEP preclude you from applying binding early decision? IIRC, either Army FLEP or Navy/MC LEP - or both -require you to apply to at least 3 schools, which would only make sense if all three were regular decision. But if you're allowed, you could apply to Northwestern's ED program and certainly fall within that tuition window.

Are you sure FLEP is the best move? If I'm reading you right you still have two years left on your initial AD obligation, plus the three years in law school, plus the 6 years you'd owe for doing FLEP. That's a long time if you're ultimately looking for BigLaw then politics (and I've heard it's difficult to get BigLaw after JAG). If you wait the two years to separate from active duty you would be able to get full tuition to most T14's you could get into, and if the market remains as it is you'd be competitive at several with a 170+. You'd lose the GIB, which might have been nice to pass on to your dependents, but it's up to you to weigh the value of that.

I guess going to UF/FSU might be conducive to working in FL and going into politics, but it seems like a waste if you could work your way into the T14 for free.

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Re: Advice on where to apply.

Postby Specter1389 » Tue May 19, 2015 2:26 pm

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Re: Advice on where to apply.

Postby usn26 » Tue May 19, 2015 2:37 pm

Yeah, I realized after posting that it's 5y from USAFA. Didn't realize you could run your ADSO concurrently through FLEP, since that's definitely not the case on the Navy side AFAIK.

I think the key point here is that you're above 3.0, which keeps you above most school's de facto floor, so you'd be a splitter just like any other. It'd be easier with a 3.5, but you'd still be below median most places. The well-known grade deflation at the academies and your class rank, along with distance from grades, work experience, and veteran status will probably help you out a lot. I think with a strong LSAT you could wrangle enough money from a lower T14 to make FLEP viable there.

The bigger question is the money. I think any way you slice it you'll have better law school options and better chances at big law using GIB than using FLEP. Maybe others know better than I, though.

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Re: Advice on where to apply.

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Re: Advice on where to apply.

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri May 22, 2015 7:00 pm

Mylsn.info

everyone has an excuse for their gpa, they just care about the number so you need to kill the LSAT




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