quadsixm wrote:tesoro wrote:Unfortunately, a 2.5 GPA is going to be a really difficult number to get in to any T1 school without at least a 170+ LSAT.
Fortunately, with an EE degree, you can go to any TTT toilet and work in patent prep/pro/lit anyway.
So ultimately, if you don't hit PSU or Miami, it's OK.
Also, even if you raise your GPA you're fucked. 2.5 does you no better than a 2.8 because both of these are well below any respectable law school's median GPA. Just study your ass off for the LSAT and hit 160+ and go to a school with a respectable IP program.
You're being overly pessimistic. With my numbers, I got accepted at 3 T1's and WLed at 5 others. With a 170+ he'd be in pretty good shape at several T30 schools, including WUSTL, GW, UIUC, Iowa, and IU-B. If he can hit 172+, he's looking at a few T14's, including Northwestern, GULC, and possibly UVA ED and Cornell.
High LSATs are a LOT more rare than high GPAs, because they are curved across the entire applicant pool, whereas in theory there could be an infinite number of 4.0's, depending on the grading policies of undergraduate schools.
I think we're in full agreement. The pessimism is because the "With a 170+" is tentative, but we essentially said the same exact thing. Congrats on your cycle though, hopefully OP can actually achieve the 170+ and find a similar outcome.