2.75 and 160...any chance at Vermont Law School?

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2.75 and 160...any chance at Vermont Law School?

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:50 pm

No real soft to speak of and I'm a minority, but not under-represented.

I really want to go to law school, but I know my GPA is way too low and I've already taken the LSAT 3 times, so I'm stuck with those numbers.

I know I most likely won't get into even T2 schools, which is why I have my goal set at the more realistic T3 schools.

With that in mind, am I at least a borderline applicant for VLS?

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Re: 2.75 and 160...any chance at Vermont Law School?

Postby FuManChusco » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:04 pm

On LSN, they dinged a 160/2.67 and a 162/2.94 this year. In previous years they've accepted people with lower numbers. You have a <25th GPA and a >75th LSAT, so you have a chance. Sell yourself. Are you not willing to re-take in June?

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Re: 2.75 and 160...any chance at Vermont Law School?

Postby Benvenuto10 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:54 pm

A friend of mine went to Vermont Law a few years back. Now, granted, his numbers were solid (3.7 UGPA, 168 LSAT), but through him I met quite a few other guys with less then spectacular number.

Things to think about in regards to VLS:

1) It's in South Royalton Vermont. You've likely never been there, because if you have, you wouldn't consider going there. South Royalton is 35 minutes from Burlington, 45 minutes from Rutland, and 2 hours from either Albany NY or Boston.

2) It is a very liberal, very "green" school. To the point where if you're a republican, or if you don't recycle, you may devoured by a pack of plaid shirt wearing democrats wearing birkenstocks. Is other words, it needs to be the type of environment you really want to be in.

3) Housing will be difficult to find in the area; very difficult. If you have a car though, and don't mind driving from Winooksi, Burlington, or Colchester, then it will be easier.

Appeal to the "Vermonter" in your PS. If you want to study environmental law, the school is fantastic. The good news is, the air is clean, the state is beautiful, and it will be a very quiet place to study.

Your numbers can get you in......it doesn't mean they will, but they can. Write the PS appropriately, and make sure your LOR's are quality.

Lastly, if you're considering T3 schools at this point, which you should, consider Franklin Pierce and Albany. Both are within the geographic area of VLS. Albany is two hours away, and Franklin Pierce is about 90 minutes.

Good luck. You'll certainly get in somewhere, I just hope it's somewhere you want to be!

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Re: 2.75 and 160...any chance at Vermont Law School?

Postby sunshinefairy » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:24 pm

Benvenuto10 wrote:A friend of mine went to Vermont Law a few years back. Now, granted, his numbers were solid (3.7 UGPA, 168 LSAT), but through him I met quite a few other guys with less then spectacular number.

Things to think about in regards to VLS:

1) It's in South Royalton Vermont. You've likely never been there, because if you have, you wouldn't consider going there. South Royalton is 35 minutes from Burlington, 45 minutes from Rutland, and 2 hours from either Albany NY or Boston.

2) It is a very liberal, very "green" school. To the point where if you're a republican, or if you don't recycle, you may devoured by a pack of plaid shirt wearing democrats wearing birkenstocks. Is other words, it needs to be the type of environment you really want to be in.

3) Housing will be difficult to find in the area; very difficult. If you have a car though, and don't mind driving from Winooksi, Burlington, or Colchester, then it will be easier.

Appeal to the "Vermonter" in your PS. If you want to study environmental law, the school is fantastic. The good news is, the air is clean, the state is beautiful, and it will be a very quiet place to study.

Your numbers can get you in......it doesn't mean they will, but they can. Write the PS appropriately, and make sure your LOR's are quality.

Lastly, if you're considering T3 schools at this point, which you should, consider Franklin Pierce and Albany. Both are within the geographic area of VLS. Albany is two hours away, and Franklin Pierce is about 90 minutes.

Good luck. You'll certainly get in somewhere, I just hope it's somewhere you want to be!


I got in with 153/3.81 and strong softs, including 4 years experience working with a national pubic policy nonprofit. I love birkenstocks and flannels and hippies and I look forward to being in a place with like-minded folks. I agree to focus on a strong personal statement. I'm sure your essays can make all the difference - you have to write three of them so I'm sure they value your unique perspective and writing ability as much as your numbers. I visited the school last fall and it is SERIOUSLY in the middle of nowhere. That being said, there are nice towns with more housing options in the surrounding areas (Woodstock, Randolph, Hanover NH, and Montpelier) and apartments/houses seem to run from $600 to $900 for a 2 bedroom.

I would definitely recommend visiting the school to make sure you could handle how rural it is.

You should totally apply and I wish you the best of luck!




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