Lewis & Clark 2010

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby lawgirl99 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:35 pm

sophistry wrote:
mhd08 wrote:
Whitters wrote:On hold as well. Lame.


Welcome to the club.


I wouldn't worry too much. Check LSN and you'll see L&C let in a lot of 165+ LSATs, and most of them will be withdrawing and moving on to higher-ranked schools. Plenty of space will open up in April. I feel for you both, though.



I hope so! Being put on hold was such a disappointment :(

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby ozarkhack » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:40 pm

Psh.

Got the "Practical Skills" psyche-out mailer today. Was looking forward to some good news. Still can't log into the admitted students section.

Sigh. The wait continues.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby kswiss » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:26 pm

Put on hold yesterday, sent a LOCI today. I really want to get into L&C because I want to work in Portland. I hope I have a shot. LSAT 170, but 2.5 GPA because of some crappy semesters almost 10 years ago. I wish law schools were like most other graduate schools where they look at the last two years of college. If that was the case, I'd be a 3.7ish. Oh well, hopefully they give me a shot.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby sophistry » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:44 pm

kswiss wrote:Put on hold yesterday, sent a LOCI today. I really want to get into L&C because I want to work in Portland. I hope I have a shot. LSAT 170, but 2.5 GPA because of some crappy semesters almost 10 years ago. I wish law schools were like most other graduate schools where they look at the last two years of college. If that was the case, I'd be a 3.7ish. Oh well, hopefully they give me a shot.


I think L&C is great. But if you really have a 170 and have been out of school for ten years, I don't see any reason why you would be considering schools below the top 30 (no matter what your GPA is). Take a look at the profiles of law firms in Portland and you'll see plenty of T30 schools (UW, for instance!). Most of those degrees transfer to Portland just fine and, in my experience working with NW firms, usually garner much better positions. I don't think your GPA will hold you back as much as you think, especially since you've been out in the real world for a while.

If L&C is your dream school or if you can't leave Portland, you should think about applying really early next cycle and snap up a huge scholarship. You shouldn't consider L&C without a 3/4 to full ride given such a high LSAT.

I hope this doesn't sound like I'm down on L&C, because I'm not. I just don't want you to waste that LSAT (that I'm jealous of!).

EDIT: Though there very little data on LSN similar to yours, I've realized though searching that there does seem to be a significant stigma against anyone around a 2.5 GPA. However, I still think you should hold out if L&C doesn't give you a really good scholarship. Here's an example of someone with worse numbers who got into U of M with a decent scholarship: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/OkieMike. It appears that those who apply early and to a lot of schools have great cycles.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:32 am

Just a thought. Are any of you guys on the L&C Law 2013 facebook group?

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby kswiss » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:51 am

I'm actually still in UG, it was just split up by several years of full time working.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby sophistry » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:59 am

kswiss wrote:I'm actually still in UG, it was just split up by several years of full time working.


Either way, I don't think bad grades from 10 years ago will affect you as much as you might think. Though whatever caused you to delay graduating might. That LSAT score is a gem. You might want to hit up the "What are my chances?" forum for next cycle if you haven't already, just to get an idea of the potential costs/benefits of attending this year versus next. Good luck!

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby sophistry » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:11 pm

Just booked my flight for the L&C ASD next month. Who here will be there?

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby Tuski » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:03 pm

sophistry wrote:Just booked my flight for the L&C ASD next month. Who here will be there?


I will. Booking my tickets today.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby heckyes » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:38 pm

I will be visiting L and C in march...just not on admitted students day. I'm sad I won't get to meet all of you then :(

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby Headybrah » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:41 pm

I'll probably be there on ASD

need to find a super cheap place to stay though....

Driving up from SF area

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby gatorlion » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:46 pm

sophistry wrote:Just booked my flight for the L&C ASD next month. Who here will be there?


I'll be booking my flight when I get back from NOLA. ASD comes right at the beginning of my spring break, but I'll have to bring final exams to grade =/

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:57 pm

sophistry wrote:Just booked my flight for the L&C ASD next month. Who here will be there?


I'll definitely be there!

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby S de Garmeaux » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:16 pm

sophistry wrote:Just booked my flight for the L&C ASD next month. Who here will be there?


me, but not for the thursday night thing, cant miss that much work

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby cavalierkingcharles » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:20 pm

My status just changed to 2/19 from 2/8. I originally went complete on 1/4, I believe. This is update number two; however, I am still unable to access the admitted students website...

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby sophistry » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:40 pm

cavalierkingcharles wrote:My status just changed to 2/19 from 2/8. I originally went complete on 1/4, I believe. This is update number two; however, I am still unable to access the admitted students website...


I couldn't access the site until six days after my last status update, so don't fret.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby sophistry » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:43 pm

Headybrah wrote:I'll probably be there on ASD

need to find a super cheap place to stay though....

Driving up from SF area


I won't judge you if you sleep in your car.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby KraftEZ » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:22 pm

I'll be there only for Friday. I'll be there with my balding father. He's curious like a schoolgirl to find out what a law school looks and feels like.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby Bigbub75 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:29 pm

I'll be there. Booked my flight yesterday. I'll be there. Nothing like a free trip to Portland. :)

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby austinite13 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:12 pm

I will be there as well. Very excited to check out PDX.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby akili » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:19 pm

KraftEZ wrote:I'll be there only for Friday. I'll be there with my balding father. He's curious like a schoolgirl to find out what a law school looks and feels like.


This made me chuckle.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby totebags » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:24 pm

I'll be there, rocking an outfit that pushes "business casual" to its limit.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby funkylicks » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:26 am

I'm officially in as of last night via email (due to being abroad). I am a very, very happy man! Such a shame I'll have to miss the shindig in March, but I hope you guys have a great time. To perhaps help ease any jitters out there, last "Application Complete" was 2/11, I could access the Admitted Students section several days ago and the letter is dated 2/16.

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby sophistry » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:18 pm

Finally got my snail mail acceptance package. Included was the dreaded "we're out of scholarships" letter. What a bizarre and frustrating system they have....

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Re: Lewis & Clark 2010

Postby bluelilyleif » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:35 pm

mhd08 wrote:Apparently L&C just loves messing with my head. First my application is put on hold. Then I receive an e-mail from their admissions office, which gets my hope up about some kind of decision. The e-mail ended up being about financial aid. Today I receive a large packet in the mail from them. I'm thinking, "Wow, they decided to admit me!" The packet contained a Practical Skills brochure and la etter telling me how great their school is and that they hope I like what I see.... Are you kidding me?!



Can you tell me what this is about? I got the same thing. It was ??? What can I say?




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