3.35 worth taking lsat and applying?

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csargean
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3.35 worth taking lsat and applying?

Postby csargean » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:27 pm

Hey first time posting here,
I am going into my third and last year at cal poly san luis obispo as a philosophy major. I have a 3.35 and am seriously considering applying for law school after a year off. I have not yet taken the lsat and after reading countless articles, I am debating whether it is even worth it. With this gpa, I know a T1 school is most likely not an option unless I have a great lsat. I guess my question is, is it a better investment to go to a t2, more likely a t3 law school and hope I get a solid job 3 years later.... or apply for jobs after graduating with only a ba degree and work my way up the cogs in a major company. I am stressing trying to weigh these options and would love any advice.
Thank you

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JamMasterJ
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Re: 3.35 worth taking lsat and applying?

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:30 pm

You need to check out lawschoolnumbers.com
There have been PLENTLY of students that have gotten into top 14 schools with far lower gpas than yours. This includes several with 2.8ish gpas at Northwestern and many with gpas like yours that got into T10 schools

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NoodleyOne
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Re: 3.35 worth taking lsat and applying?

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:31 pm

3.35 really only keeps you out of T6 (and even then you still will have *some* shot, you'll just need a bitchin' LSAT). Anyway, 170+ on the LSAT and expect plenty of offers from T14 schools.

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Chucky21
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Re: 3.35 worth taking lsat and applying?

Postby Chucky21 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:05 pm

Definitely worth it. If you put the study time in you can break the T14.

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North
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Re: 3.35 worth taking lsat and applying?

Postby North » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:28 am

I have your exact GPA down to the hundredth. Applying is definitely worth it If you put in the work to crack a 170+ on the LSAT (returns diminish greatly below that score for we splitters). I'm working on doing just that right now.

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theWordsmith
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Re: 3.35 worth taking lsat and applying?

Postby theWordsmith » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:38 pm

Definitely go for it, it is not a dealbreaker.

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Re: 3.35 worth taking lsat and applying?

Postby JWalker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:57 pm

170+ and you'll get into some great schools.




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