as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

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ivnx
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as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby ivnx » Thu May 13, 2010 5:14 pm

currently finishing up undergrad at a large public,
was supposed to be class of '08, but withdrew from the years 07-08 due to personal/family difficulties. gpa is a 2.79, but have a 173 on lsat. where should I apply? safeties? any reply is greatly appreciated

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Re: as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby romothesavior » Thu May 13, 2010 5:19 pm

ivnx wrote:currently finishing up undergrad at a large public,
was supposed to be class of '08, but withdrew from the years 07-08 due to personal/family difficulties. gpa is a 2.79, but have a 173 on lsat. where should I apply? safeties? any reply is greatly appreciated


Take a year or two off, get some valuable work experience, and ED to Northwestern.

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Re: as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby DanielRogers » Thu May 13, 2010 5:19 pm

what state do you live in? where do you want to practice? practice areas?

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Re: as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu May 13, 2010 5:22 pm

romothesavior wrote:
ivnx wrote:currently finishing up undergrad at a large public,
was supposed to be class of '08, but withdrew from the years 07-08 due to personal/family difficulties. gpa is a 2.79, but have a 173 on lsat. where should I apply? safeties? any reply is greatly appreciated


Take a year or two off, get some valuable work experience, and ED to Northwestern.



This, doesn't even have to be valuable work experience. Any shitty job will do. See Known TLS loser: LieutKaffee

ivnx
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Re: as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby ivnx » Thu May 13, 2010 5:23 pm

by work experience, I assume it should be either an internship or paralegal work at a firm?
I have 6 years WE as an instructor at a tutoring company...useless though I imagine..

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Re: as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu May 13, 2010 5:25 pm

What is your primary objective? Getting into the highest ranked law school, getting substantial merit money, working in a specific geographic region?
Obviously the top 6 law schools are not realistic options. Cornell, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, WashUStL, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois are worth a try in my opinion since a 173 is well into their top quarter of LSAT scores. Just apply to as many top schools ranked in the range of #13 to #30 as you can afford so long as you would be willing to attend if accepted.
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Re: as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby JordynAsh » Thu May 13, 2010 5:25 pm

ivnx wrote:by work experience, I assume it should be either an internship or paralegal work at a firm?
I have 6 years WE as an instructor at a tutoring company...useless though I imagine..


Doesn't really matter what kind of work it is, just something full time post-UG.

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Re: as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu May 13, 2010 5:29 pm

JordynAsh wrote:
ivnx wrote:by work experience, I assume it should be either an internship or paralegal work at a firm?
I have 6 years WE as an instructor at a tutoring company...useless though I imagine..


Doesn't really matter what kind of work it is, just something full time post-UG.



Yup, you don't even need to be good at your job. See known TLS jackass: DesertFox

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Re: as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 13, 2010 5:30 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
JordynAsh wrote:
ivnx wrote:by work experience, I assume it should be either an internship or paralegal work at a firm?
I have 6 years WE as an instructor at a tutoring company...useless though I imagine..


Doesn't really matter what kind of work it is, just something full time post-UG.



Yup, you don't even need to be good at your job. See known TLS jackass: DesertFox

I C wut U did thair

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Re: as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby ivnx » Fri May 14, 2010 3:11 pm

thank you guys for the advice :]
i've compiled a list of schools based on the above comments, as well as perusing the other threads on this forum as well as looking at law school numbers/us news stats

Northwestern ED
Cornell
Georgetown

WUSTL
George Washington
UIUC
Boston University

Boston College
William & Mary
University of Georgia

George Mason
GA State
U Florida

would this be a reasonable list of schools that I should apply to? hopefully I could get into at least one of these law schools? also, should I get rid of BU? i was considering emory as well, but I heard that they are notorious in cutting off anyone with less than low 3's for GPA. is boston this way as well? Also, even if I managed to gain some very good work experience with a reputable firm, UVA would be an auto-ding from what I gather?

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Re: as a splitter where should i apply, if even.

Postby futurelawyer413 » Fri May 14, 2010 3:20 pm

i definitely second WUSTL and Illinois. Maybe thrown in Washington & Lee?

EDIT* - and also IU-Bloomington since it looks like they've accepted a couple of splitters this cycle. The ones who are waitlisted there seem to have about an avg. 2.7 and 168, so your LSAT can hopefully bump that WL to an accept. Good luck!




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