Realistic chances for Non-Trad splitter (2.6/164) west coast

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Realistic chances for Non-Trad splitter (2.6/164) west coast

Postby fragged » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:43 pm

Okay, I have posted here before, so apologies for some redundancy.

I am trying to narrow down my application list, because honestly I just need to be realistic about where I can actually get in. I want to stay in California, Oregon or Washington, but would move if I got in to a good school. The problem is that law school numbers sites don't factor in that I graduated 13 years ago. I don't know, nor do I know if anyone else knows how much those 13 years mitigate my low GPA. I don't care if I get in to a full-time program or a part-time program.

My application (in a nut shell):

LSAC GPA: 2.67
LSAT: 164 (Also have a 151, but have a decent addendum about it)
Softs: Master's Degree, 13 years professional experience in computer systems engineering and management

My application list:

USD
UCI
Loyola
Southwestern
Pepperdine
UC Davis
Santa Clara
Chapman
Univ. of Oregon
Lewis & Clark
Univ. of Washington
Seattle U.
Gonzaga
ASU

Your (constructive) opinion would be most appreciated.

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Realistic chances for Non-Trad splitter (2.6/164) west coast

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:47 pm

You simply need to apply to every law school that interests you & has a median LSAT score in the mid-160s or lower. My point is that your GPA is less important than your LSAT &, probably, your work experience due to the 13 year timeframe. You should apply to all 14 schools on your list if it is not a financial burden to do so.

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Re: Realistic chances for Non-Trad splitter (2.6/164) west coast

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:51 pm

fragged wrote:Okay, I have posted here before, so apologies for some redundancy.

LSAC GPA: 2.67
LSAT: 164 (Also have a 151, but have a decent addendum about it)
Softs: Master's Degree, 13 years professional experience in computer systems engineering and management

My application list:

USD- WL/In
UCI- ?
Loyola- WL
Southwestern- In
Pepperdine- WL
UC Davis- Ding
Santa Clara- WL/In
Chapman- In
Univ. of Oregon- In
Lewis & Clark- WL/In
Univ. of Washington- Ding
Seattle U.- WL/In
Gonzaga- In
ASU- WL/In

Your (constructive) opinion would be most appreciated.

Thanks everyone!


My responses are based on my own experience. I had nearly identical numbers and I had 7 years WE. I have no clue about Irvine, though. I didn't apply to USD, SW or Chapman but I can only imagine they will jump on your LSAT.

I'm pretty sure the 164 would turn WL into acceptances at Seattle, L&C and ASU.

ALSO, request fee waivers. I e-mailed tons of schools and received a lot of fee waivers!

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Re: Realistic chances for Non-Trad splitter (2.6/164) west coast

Postby fragged » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:19 pm

Any chance applying to the Part-Time programs at schools who have them would change any of the WL's to In's?

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Re: Realistic chances for Non-Trad splitter (2.6/164) west coast

Postby NoJob » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:38 am

fragged wrote:Okay, I have posted here before, so apologies for some redundancy.

I am trying to narrow down my application list, because honestly I just need to be realistic about where I can actually get in. I want to stay in California, Oregon or Washington, but would move if I got in to a good school. The problem is that law school numbers sites don't factor in that I graduated 13 years ago. I don't know, nor do I know if anyone else knows how much those 13 years mitigate my low GPA. I don't care if I get in to a full-time program or a part-time program.

My application (in a nut shell):

LSAC GPA: 2.67
LSAT: 164 (Also have a 151, but have a decent addendum about it)
Softs: Master's Degree, 13 years professional experience in computer systems engineering and management

My application list:

USD
UCI
Loyola
Southwestern
Pepperdine
UC Davis
Santa Clara
Chapman
Univ. of Oregon
Lewis & Clark
Univ. of Washington
Seattle U.
Gonzaga
ASU

Your (constructive) opinion would be most appreciated.

Thanks everyone!


Don't waste your time. You have to do amazingly well in any of these schools to have a chance at a job. My advice is to go do something else with your life.

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Re: Realistic chances for Non-Trad splitter (2.6/164) west coast

Postby nickbentley » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:29 pm

NoJob wrote:
Don't waste your time. You have to do amazingly well in any of these schools to have a chance at a job. My advice is to go do something else with your life.


What a waste of bandwidth...

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Re: Realistic chances for Non-Trad splitter (2.6/164) west coast

Postby fragged » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:18 pm

NoJob wrote:
Don't waste your time. You have to do amazingly well in any of these schools to have a chance at a job. My advice is to go do something else with your life.



Hey man, thanks for the advice. I almost went to law school, but thanks to you I think I'll just go get a job as a legal assistant, and troll the TLS forums flaming other posters.

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Re: Realistic chances for Non-Trad splitter (2.6/164) west coast

Postby buckilaw » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:02 pm

fragged wrote:
NoJob wrote:
Don't waste your time. You have to do amazingly well in any of these schools to have a chance at a job. My advice is to go do something else with your life.



Hey man, thanks for the advice. I almost went to law school, but thanks to you I think I'll just go get a job as a legal assistant, and troll the TLS forums flaming other posters.

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