patricksouthern wrote:Tommycopeland wrote:I'm totally bummed! Looking over this forum last night, it seemed like everyone was accepted...I was denied admission to UGA today. I've applied to four other schools, UGA being the one sort of "in the middle" in terms of competitiveness.
For the sake of reference, I've got a 2.8 and 153, but a TON of soft creds. Non-URM but former entrepreneur (sold my company), currently working in a law firm as a legal intern, sitting on a city board. How important are stats at this school?? What happened to the "holistic" approach??
Congrats to all who were accepted, all the best in fall!!
You probably won't want to hear this, but as a fellow 2.8 GPA-holder, I'm begging you to retake and try again next cycle. If you spend the next three months devoted to studying for June and get something in the mid-to-high 160s (I wound up with a 168) you can get money to plenty of quality schools. UGA gave me a strong scholarship offer. Other T1 schools have given me 75%+ of a full ride. Your soft factors are fantastic and will serve you well, but stats do matter everywhere. Your GPA is already a red flag (trust me, I know) and at that point, adcomms basically only need one other reason to ding you. A lower LSAT is definitely reason enough.
Regardless, I wish you luck.
This is definitely good advice. Unfortunately (and I suppose fortunately for some) the law school admissions game is far from "holistic" and pretty much is decided based on those two numbers. You can check out different schools on this website and you can see graphs of accepted, waitlisted, and rejected applicants per each school and each cycle. I assure you that you are not the only person who received this response from UGA this year. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/