Can I get into Law School?

Umichleclair
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Can I get into Law School?

Postby Umichleclair » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:20 am

I am sure there are a million people on here asking this but I just wanted to get some thoughts. So I have an LSAT score of 168 with a GPA of 2.72 from the University of Michigan (thanks to the freshman an sophomore slumps) but was able to average a 3.5 the last two years. Do I have any chance at all of getting into law school? At least a semi-decent one?

I'm currently abroad teaching in Japan! Maybe that will help some.

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Re: Can I get into Law School?

Postby LSAT Blog » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:34 am

Kudos on the GPA increase!

You can use http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com to calculate your chances at various law schools.

Maybe you can work the teaching in Japan into a personal statement. The admissions and chances forums would be a good place to ask questions, too:

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Re: Can I get into Law School?

Postby abbottsbar » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:29 am

I'll second the use of Law School Predictor, but with the caveat that they often have a hard time projecting for splitters.

Scour through Law School Numbers (LSN) for users who had comparable numbers. For starters, check out the following profiles that are similar to yours:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/kmehr87

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/splitter11

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/milljp02

I'm was in a similar boat, I had a LSDAS GPA of 2.7 and my LSAT scores are 163 and then a 169. I had a different cycle as I was pretty much confined geographically due to my wife being in a graduate program, but you definitely have a fighting chnace of attending a good school (that said, I will be going where I wanted to go, with scholarship money).

I don't know where you are at in your life, but a retake and a score of 171+ would put you into WUSTL consideration (a top-20 school) as they are notoriously splitter-friendly. It all depends on where you want to end up after school.

Pour your heart into your PS and, if you have a good reason for your freshman and sophomore "slumps," explain them in an addendum.

Best of luck.

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Re: Can I get into Law School?

Postby dstars823 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:40 am

as a splitter i can relate, if you retake and pop 170+ youll at least get into Minnesota (T-20 ish) have a decent chance at Wash U St Louis and tons of schools in the 20s with scholly




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