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172/2.97

Postby LS-Hopeful » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:03 am

I scored a 172 on the June LSAT, but have a dreadfully low UGPA

I am a CPA with 3 years of work experience at a Dow 30 company, though...

Hoping to go to school in NY/MA/DC/VA or somewhere else on the East coast...

Chance me!

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby BigA » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:26 am

Not in your list of preferences, but Northwestern is probably the best option for you.

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby sophia.olive » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:39 am

UVA ed

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby LS-Hopeful » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:16 pm

Thank you both for the replies..

I am definitely a "splitter" in the truest sense.

That being said, are there any schools that have stronger corporate law programs (NWestern, etc.) that are more likely to accept somebody who has their CPA?

I know some schools might look over it, but it is a very relevant and difficult designation to get.

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:20 pm

LS-Hopeful wrote:Thank you both for the replies..

I am definitely a "splitter" in the truest sense.

That being said, are there any schools that have stronger corporate law programs (NWestern, etc.) that are more likely to accept somebody who has their CPA?

I know some schools might look over it, but it is a very relevant and difficult designation to get.


You got an okay shot at Northwestern, and with Ed they will very probably take you.

You got an okay shot at UVA with ED as well.

Apply to GULC you'll prob get that too.

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby Bumi » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:32 pm

Maybe this'll help you. I posted it in another thread for a guy who didn't publish his exact stats.

Bumi wrote:Okay here is the Bumi-approved list of T50 splitter friendly schools. Guaranteed to be inaccurate and outdated and cobbled together from rumor and dreams.
  • Virginia (if by "splitter" you mean 177/3.4)
  • Michigan (ditto)
  • Northwestern (if you have WE)
  • Georgetown
  • WUSTL
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Indiana-Bloomington
  • Minnesota
  • Washington and Lee
  • Ohio State
  • Wisconsin
  • Honestly if it's freezing and there's corn nearby, you bet your ass there are splitters about.


For a person who wants to be on the east coast, I'd skip all the midwestern ones except Northwestern and maybe, what the hell, you never know: Michigan. Then I'd add GW, W&M, and BC. Why? Why not? Play around with LSN, you'll figure out who lets in splitters and who avoids them like the plague pretty quick.

Know that your cycle will be unpredictable because your stats are wonky, so if we're wrong about everything we say, don't be surprised. More advice: apply early and apply often.

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby czelede » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:37 pm

LS-Hopeful wrote:Thank you both for the replies..

I am definitely a "splitter" in the truest sense.

That being said, are there any schools that have stronger corporate law programs (NWestern, etc.) that are more likely to accept somebody who has their CPA?

I know some schools might look over it, but it is a very relevant and difficult designation to get.


I don't really think the CPA matters too much. There are people applying with FEs, PEs, MBAs, PhDs...like those, the CPA is really just another soft.

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby LS-Hopeful » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:14 pm

Thanks for the responses!

Another question: I am a 3 generation legacy @ Georgetown. Does this factor into my admission?

Also, is GT a business-minded school that will provide good opportunity to get into competitive transactional work in NY?

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby General Tso » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:16 pm

was going to say "IBDF", except I'm not :|

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby LS-Hopeful » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:20 pm

What does IBDF mean?

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby merichard87 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:29 pm

This is purely my opinion so feel free to take with a grain of salt:

Any school in the T20 or so has a presence within law firms that work heavily with corporate clients. You don't need to look for a specific school that is "business-minded", most of the top schools produce a significant amount of corporate lawyers. And if you want to practice law in NY you need to go to a T14 or Fordham.

Also, I think NW ED will be your best bet.

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby LS-Hopeful » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:55 pm

Northwestern would be an awesome fit, as they value WE...

But, in terms of Georgetown; If my great-grandfather, grandfather and aunt all got their JDs there, do I have better odds???

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby 2ofspades » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:38 pm

merichard87 wrote:This is purely my opinion so feel free to take with a grain of salt:

Any school in the T20 or so has a presence within law firms that work heavily with corporate clients. You don't need to look for a specific school that is "business-minded", most of the top schools produce a significant amount of corporate lawyers. And if you want to practice law in NY you need to go to a T14 or Fordham.

Also, I think NW ED will be your best bet.


Exactly. Please apply to every school from Penn through Georgetown, then add a few more.

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby LS-Hopeful » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:14 am

Hi - I just wanted to get this thread active again.

Question: If i have a great-Grandfather,Grandfather and Aunt who got JDs from Georgetown, will that help me?????

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Re: 172/2.97

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:34 pm

LS-Hopeful wrote:Hi - I just wanted to get this thread active again.

Question: If i have a great-Grandfather,Grandfather and Aunt who got JDs from Georgetown, will that help me?????


Depends. Did they donate a lot of money?




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