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What can I do

Postby dovlet » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:19 pm

I got dismissal last year. My GPA is 2.5 and LSAT score is 151. What can I do to get accepted at law schools. I would like attend the schools at northern states. How the schools treat dismissal after two years?

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Re: What can I do

Postby Leira7905 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:22 pm

dovlet wrote:I got dismissal last year. My GPA is 2.5 and LSAT score is 151. What can I do to get accepted at law schools. I would like attend the schools at northern states. How the schools treat dismissal after two years?

dismissal?

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Re: What can I do

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:34 pm

How did you manage to score a 151 with your lack of English fluency ?

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Re: What can I do

Postby northwood » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:35 pm

were you dismissed from law school or undergrad or a graduate program? What was the reason for being dismissed- academics or otherwise? Are you eligible to be reinstated?

More information would be helpful.

By the way- i saw in another thread that you are planning on going to tuoro. Are you close enough to speak to the admissions officer in person if you dont want to share that information on here?
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Re: What can I do

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:38 pm

According to earlier posts, the OP was dismissed from FAMU law school for failure to maintain a 2.0 GPA. His appeal of his dismissal was denied.

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Re: What can I do

Postby Leira7905 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:41 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:According to earlier posts, the OP was dismissed from FAMU law school for failure to maintain a 2.0 GPA. His appeal of his dismissal was denied.


If this is true, find another career path.

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Re: What can I do

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:42 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:How did you manage to score a 151 with your lack of English fluency ?

My cat got a 151 and he can't even read.

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Re: What can I do

Postby Leira7905 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:42 pm

romothesavior wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:How did you manage to score a 151 with your lack of English fluency ?

My cat got a 151 and he can't even read.

***pictures kitty taking the LSAT*** :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What can I do

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:44 pm

Not funny. I still am curious as to how one lacking fluency in English could achieve a near median LSAT score.

WashUStL (a top 20 law school), for example, accepts several students each year with LSATs in the mid-150s.
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Re: What can I do

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:47 pm

romothesavior wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:How did you manage to score a 151 with your lack of English fluency ?

My cat got a 151 and he can't even read.

that isn't very nice. i know a lot of people who worked very, very, very, very hard to get up from the 130s to a 151. contrary, to popular opinion not everyone can get a 151. try going to the average bar, and offering free drinks for people who get even a question 1 logical reasoning correct. i bet if 10 random people played, you won't even need to buy one pitcher.

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Re: What can I do

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:49 pm

Actually, it was kinda funny. Lighten up a little. Also, while OP's original post was a grammatical nightmare, maybe he was posting on a phone? Or maybe he just doesn't care about his interwebz grammmers?

Anyways, OP, unless you like the prospect of flushing money down the toilet, you should probably just choose another profession. The only schools that would take a 151/2.5 are absolutely horrific law schools with absolutely horrific job prospects. You need another 20 points on your LSAT to make law school even possibly worth it, especially if "you got dismissal last year." Between your GPA, your LSAT, and your apparent disciplinary issues, I'd say you should run away from law school.

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Re: What can I do

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:54 pm

Romo: Another 20 points ?

OP's situation as explained in his earlier posts is a mess & law school doesn't seem to be the right path for him.

P.S. He doesn't seem to have any disciplinary issues--just difficulty handling the academics of FAMU law school.
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Re: What can I do

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:56 pm

flexityflex86 wrote:that isn't very nice. i know a lot of people who worked very, very, very, very hard to get up from the 130s to a 151. contrary, to popular opinion not everyone can get a 151. try going to the average bar, and offering free drinks for people who get even a question 1 logical reasoning correct. i bet if 10 random people played, you won't even need to buy one pitcher.

And those people probably shouldn't be in law school. Think about what you just said. "Hey, if you are smarter than your average Joe at the local bar, you are purty smart!"

Just because there are terrible law schools who will take these types of numbers doesn't mean that these people are cut out for law. I don't want someone who can't break median on the MCAT going to med school, so why should someone who is around median be able to go to law school? (And this isn't even a fair analogy... far more people take the LSAT than the MCAT, and the stiff competition on the MCAT makes a median score pretty good).

Honestly, I'll bet the average dude down at the tavern could get into law school with a week's worth of LSAT studying. Getting into law school is about the least impressive thing imaginable.

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Re: What can I do

Postby flexityflex86 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:58 pm

romothesavior wrote:
flexityflex86 wrote:that isn't very nice. i know a lot of people who worked very, very, very, very hard to get up from the 130s to a 151. contrary, to popular opinion not everyone can get a 151. try going to the average bar, and offering free drinks for people who get even a question 1 logical reasoning correct. i bet if 10 random people played, you won't even need to buy one pitcher.

And those people probably shouldn't be in law school. Think about what you just said. "Hey, if you are smarter than your average Joe at the local bar, you are purty smart!"

Just because there are terrible law schools who will take these types of numbers doesn't mean that these people are cut out for law. I don't want someone who can't break median on the MCAT going to med school, so why should someone who is around median be able to go to law school? (And this isn't even a fair analogy... far more people take the LSAT than the MCAT, and the stiff competition on the MCAT makes a median score pretty good).

Honestly, I'll bet the average dude down at the tavern could get into law school with a week's worth of LSAT studying. Getting into law school is about the least impressive thing imaginable.

so at what level does it become impressive to the average joe?

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Re: What can I do

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:59 pm

I know dozens of very successful lawyers who graduated from non-ABA acredited law schools. California, Georgia & Mississippi have lots of wealthy attorneys from unranked law schools.
Being a successful law student & being a successful are not necessarily the same.
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Re: What can I do

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:01 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Romo: Another 20 points ?

OP's situation as explained in his earlier posts is a mess & law school doesn't seem to be the right path for him.

Yes, another 20 points. With that GPA, he's not getting much money from anyone to go to law school. Even if he improved 10-15 points, what does that get him? Sticker at a T2 maybe? A 165/2.5 is still one hell of a battle to get any sort of decent option. And he claims a 2.5 GPA, which I imagine is pre-LSDAS. So it could be even lower.

Hell, if he improved 17 he could maybe get into one of the T20 splitter-friendly schools like WUSTL/UIUC/etc. and pay close to sticker, but that isn't even worth it. The only schools he could get into with that GPA would make him pay close to sticker, and the only schools that would maybe be worth it at sticker are going to require a 170+.

You've been around here long enough to know this stuff.

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Re: What can I do

Postby dr123 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:02 pm

romothesavior wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Romo: Another 20 points ?

OP's situation as explained in his earlier posts is a mess & law school doesn't seem to be the right path for him.

Yes, another 20 points. With that GPA, he's not getting much money from anyone to go to law school. Even if he improved 10-15 points, what does that get him? Sticker at a T2 maybe? A 165/2.5 is still one hell of a battle to get any sort of decent option. And he claims a 2.5 GPA, which I imagine is pre-LSDAS. So it could be even lower.

Hell, if he improved 17 he could maybe get into one of the T20 splitter-friendly schools like WUSTL/UIUC/etc. and pay close to sticker, but that isn't even worth it. The only schools he could get into with that GPA would make him pay close to sticker, and the only schools that would maybe be worth it at sticker are going to require a 170+.

You've been around here long enough to know this stuff.


dude there are regional T3 that arent so bad options, even at sticker. Flagship State U's usually tend to be a decent choice
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Re: What can I do

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:02 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:I know dozens of very successful lawyers who graduated from non-ABA acredited law schools. California, Georgia & Mississippi have lots of wealthy attorneys from unranked law schools.

Are you trolling? 4,000 posts and over a year on TLS, and you're saying shit like this? You have to be trolling me.

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Re: What can I do

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:03 pm

dr123 wrote:dude there are regional T3 that arent so bad options.

True, that could maybe be an option. I really don't know whether or not there are T3s that give out full-rides to people with a 2.5, but maybe? I know there is a decent T3 school in my area that gives out full-rides to anyone with like a 160+, but I think you have to have a certain GPA to qualify.

But bumping your LSAT 5-10 points and going to a T3 at sticker is not a viable option.

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Re: What can I do

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:04 pm

Romo: Your posts are insensitive & reflect inexperience. Sure you are an experienced poster on this website, but I doubt that you have even one day practicing law.

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Re: What can I do

Postby northwood » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:04 pm

yes there are regional TTT that are good for those who want to stay in that region.
However, in OP's case- he is looking at Tuoro ( he posted in another thread) and was at FAMU. Both are in highly saturated states ( and Tuoro is outside NYC).

Unless OP has a job lined up- or is aiming for a school in a region where there isnt much competition it wouldnt be a good choice to go to Tuoro. However- that is his cross to bear, not anyone elses. Im sure if op used th search feature and spent some time using it- hell run across many of the reasons why people say to stay away.
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Re: What can I do

Postby Leira7905 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:04 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Romo: Your posts are insensitive & reflect inexperience. Sure you are an experienced poster on this website, but I doubt that you have even one day practicing law.


Thems fightin words! ***grabs popcorn***

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Re: What can I do

Postby dr123 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:05 pm

romothesavior wrote:
dr123 wrote:dude there are regional T3 that arent so bad options.

True, that could maybe be an option. I really don't know whether or not there are T3s that give out full-rides to people with a 2.5, but maybe? I know there is a decent T3 school in my area that gives out full-rides to anyone with like a 160+, but I think you have to have a certain GPA to qualify.

But bumping your LSAT 5-10 points and going to a T3 at sticker is not a viable option.


Not really, a lot of T3 state schools in more rural states dont really give out scholarships and their tuition is typically more than reasonable.

For clarification by T3 state schools Im talking about flagship State U's
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Re: What can I do

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:05 pm

OP flunked out of FAMU. He is 38 years old. Law school may not be for him.

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Re: What can I do

Postby romothesavior » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:06 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Romo: Your posts are insensitive & reflect inexperience. Sure you are an experienced poster on this website, but I doubt that you have even one day practicing law.

You've got a good schtick going. PM me and maybe we can coordinate?




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