Got my grades - top 2% at a school ranked 50-60. HELP!

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Got my grades - top 2% at a school ranked 50-60. HELP!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:23 pm

Guys, fortunately for myself I am in a pickle. Currently, I attend Law School X (ranked 50-60) and am here with no scholarship. It is an expensive school.

Just got my grades back - 3.9 GPA makes me ranked 3/153.

What are my chances of...

1. Pettitioning the school to give me a scholarship or
2. Transferring to a T14 school, including but not limited to Georgetown or UVA

Also, could someone shed some light on whether it would be better to stay a big fish in a little pond (get to do law review/ moot court) or graduate from a highly regarded school around the middle (hopefully) of my class?

I did bad on my LSATs. I got a 159. On the other hand, I can get a L.O.R. from my Civ pro teacher (won the academy award) who also happens to be the dean of student affairs here. Will either of these factors make a substantial difference in my chances?

Thank you in advanced for any suggestions.

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Re: Got my grades - top 2% at a school ranked 50-60. HELP!

Postby cinephile » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:26 pm

Get in somewhere else first, then use that to negotiate a scholarship. Also, no need to panic you have time and with this time make sure you replicate your performance next semester.

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