Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

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Gabby1283
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Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby Gabby1283 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:32 pm

So I graduated with a public relations bachelor's degree and a legal studies minor in two and a half years. I have two internships under my belt (one currently with Yale University). My final GPA ended up being a 3.48. The first time I took my LSAT I got a 142 and second time I took it I got a 171. What do you think my chances are of getting accepted into:

Berkeley
U. of Chicago
U. of Michigan- Ann Arbor
Northwestern University
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isaiah6v8
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Re: Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby isaiah6v8 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:36 pm

Gabby1283 wrote:So I graduated with a public relations bachelor's degree and a legal studies minor in two and a half years. I have two prestigious internships under my belt (one currently with Yale University). My final GPA ended up being a 3.48. The first time I took my LSAT I got a 142 and second time I took it I got a 171. What do you think my chances are of getting accepted into:

Berkeley
U. of Chicago
U. of Michigan- Ann Arbor
Northwestern University


did you check the box on LSP for "prestigious internship"? That would probably be the most accurate thing to do.

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Re: Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby sundevil77 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:40 pm

First, I hate to break it to you, but the schools aren't going to care about graduating in 2.5 years. Your GPA is your GPA no matter the amount time it takes to graduate. Based on the GPA I would say you are really big long shot at Berkeley and Chicago. Northwestern is friendly to low GPA students that have good work experience (your internships could help there). You might stand an OK shot at Michigan. Seriously though...142 to 171? You are gonna need a really good LSAT addendum to explain that.

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Re: Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby isaiah6v8 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:50 pm

I think he is right that the schools won't care about the amount of time it took you, though I am impressed. Have you worked some since graduating? That would really impress Northwestern, from what I hear. Since you are a consider at most of those places on LSP I would think you softs really will help, but the 142 is a scary thing to have to show.

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Re: Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby Gabby1283 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:02 pm

Yes I am currently working at Yale so by the time I go to law school (2011) I will have been working for 2+ years. The morning of my first LSAT (142) I was having awful pains and couldn't concentrate. (After my LSAT I went to the emergency room and ended up having surgery a few hours later.) I'm not sure how I can make that sound pleasant in an addendum but I will sure have to try. It was stupid not to just cancel my score when I clearly should have :(

I didn't finish college in the hopes that it would be a big factor for law school. I actually really enjoyed my major and wanted to take extra classes. Was wondering if it would be some sort of "sort factor" though. Guess not!!

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Postby sch6les » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:28 pm

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Re: Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby illiniKID9 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:56 am

Gabby1283 wrote:So I graduated with a public relations bachelor's degree and a legal studies minor in two and a half years. I have two internships under my belt (one currently with Yale University). My final GPA ended up being a 3.48. The first time I took my LSAT I got a 142 and second time I took it I got a 171. What do you think my chances are of getting accepted into:

Berkeley
U. of Chicago
U. of Michigan- Ann Arbor
Northwestern University


Berkeley - OUT
UChicago - OUT
Michigan - IN
Northwestern - IN

I would definitely apply to Cornell, Georgetown, UCLA and Duke.

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Re: Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby im_blue » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:45 am

Out at Berkeley, Chicago, and Michigan
Possibly in at Northwestern if they like your W/E

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Re: Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby acdisagod » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:24 pm

I would say out at berkley, Chicago but in at Michigan with a good why Mich and possibly in without it.

Btw, huge props from going from 142-171. What happened?

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Re: Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby Paulzilla » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:38 pm

acdisagod wrote:
Btw, huge props from going from 142-171. What happened?


+1 that's inspiring.

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Re: Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby im_blue » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:47 pm

acdisagod wrote:I would say out at berkley, Chicago but in at Michigan with a good why Mich and possibly in without it.

Btw, huge props from going from 142-171. What happened?


If Elle Woods went from 143 -> 179, anyone can do it! :lol:

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Re: Graduated in 2.5 years, 3.48 GPA, 171 LSAT

Postby Veyron » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:51 pm

Proly out at Mich




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