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Impossible Success Stories

Postby rookhawk » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:44 pm

TLS members,

I've been searching high and low for information and established cases on "mission impossible" law school acceptance stories. Got any?
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Re: Impossible Success Stories

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:47 pm

For those in the "pathetic GPA" category, the #1 success-story maker is a high LSAT and ED.

For those in the "low LSAT" category, the #1 success story is being URM.

Is it even possible to get into a college without a HS diploma? I guess you could get a GED, but that's still the equivalent of a diploma... Either way, you need a bachelor's degree to get into law school, and you need an HS diploma/GED to get the bachelor's degree.

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Re: Impossible Success Stories

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:53 pm

This dude is pretty epic. T14 after graduation with a 2.02 GPA. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/sparty1/jd

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Re: Impossible Success Stories

Postby rookhawk » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:54 pm

Actually, your assumptions are almost entirely wrong. (the world runs on assumptions)

1. You don't need a high school diploma to get an undergrad, just 99% of people do have one when they apply.
2. You don't need a bachelors to get into law school, strictly speaking. (ABA ruling 501)
3. There are at least a few people running around the planet that have top PhDs that do not have undergrads.
4. Speaking from personal experience, I know a few people that got an MBA as their first degree. (build a few companies and a top b-school will admit you)

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Re: Impossible Success Stories

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:57 pm

Desert Fox wrote:This dude is pretty epic. T14 after graduation with a 2.02 GPA. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/sparty1/jd


That proves my "high LSAT and ED" hypothesis.

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Re: Impossible Success Stories

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:01 am

vanwinkle wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:This dude is pretty epic. T14 after graduation with a 2.02 GPA. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/sparty1/jd


That proves my "high LSAT and ED" hypothesis.


Yes it does.

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Re: Impossible Success Stories

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:34 am

My father never graduated from high school (no GED either), but I'm sure his bachelor's degree and graduate degree both helped him. He ended up at a T1 law school. I guess back in those days colleges accepted people with no high school diplomas?




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