Law school in DC, MD, VA

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Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby rockstar89 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:57 pm

1st take, 166 FEB 2010
2nd take, 170 Jun 2010
GPA 2.8
Want to attend law school in the DMV area (or just DC)....


what schools can i get into or what schools should i apply to

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby rockstar89 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:17 pm

GULC
AMERICAN
CATHOLIC
HOWARD
UMD
UNIV OF BALTIMORE
UVA
MASON
W&M

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby DeSimone » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:20 pm

No GW? I'd say your best shot is there.

As a splitter, apply to all the schools you mentioned, if not more, and see how it plays out.

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby rockstar89 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:27 pm

i forgot! lol what other schools should i apply to

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby 2ofspades » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:51 pm

Add Washington & Lee. http://wl.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

Make sure your GULC app is for PT (or for both programs).

Also, if you're dead-set on DC, did you know that GW's ED program comes with a guaranteed full scholly? http://www.law.gwu.edu/Admissions/apply/Pages/early.aspx

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby rockstar89 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:10 am

what about ED to GULC part time. what schools are splitter friendly

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby bk1 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:22 am

ED'ing to GW is a waste, considering it gives only full schollies and is more competitive than RD.

ED to GULC probably. Hope for either GULC/UVa/GW and settle for something like W&M/GMU. I don't think you should dip lower than that with a 170 LSAT.

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby DeSimone » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:32 am

rockstar89 wrote:what about ED to GULC part time. what schools are splitter friendly

Northwestern, but it's a reach with a 2.8 even if you have WE, which they pretty much require.

Other schools are outside of your geography: WUSTL, Illinois... few others.

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby rockstar89 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:14 am

So here's a list

GULC
GW
AMERICAN
CATHOLIC ------------ If i get into just one of these 8 schools, I would go.
HOWARD
W&M
GEORGE MASON
MIAMI

SAFETIES (I GUESS)..

PACE
NEW ENGLAND LAW
SUFFOLK
THOMAS JEFFERSON

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby DeSimone » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:20 am

I hope schools below the line are in no particular order. And where is W&L?

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby JusticeHarlan » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:35 am

Depending on your tolerance for debt, I'd say:

1) ED at UVA right when applications go active. You're GPA is low, but you might get them to bite on your LSAT, especially if you're in-state.

2) If that doesn't work, ED to GULC; I'm not sure about FT/PT/both, but they're PT program is pretty small and they might actually want people working in the area to fill it (who knows).

Anyways, splitters are tough to predict, so apply broadly (GW, W&M, W&L, GMU, American, etc), leverage scholarship offers and if you're having trouble deciding, come back here and ask.

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby rockstar89 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:51 pm

@DeSimone...no they are not in any order.
@JusticeHarlan....I want to ED GULC

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby jpk5372 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:59 pm

I think it also depends what you want to go for and if you plan on staying in the DC area in the long run. I'm trying to stay here too and looking at GW and Georgetown- but I went to American for undergrad and know that AU WCL is pretty well respected if you plan to do something with human rights. Good luck!!!

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby OGR3 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:05 pm

Your listed safeties are a waste of time and app fee. I got into much of your target list and I had a lower LSAT. I also advocate the app to W&L.

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby rockstar89 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:29 pm

@OGR3

Whats ur stats and the schools u got into

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Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:34 am

I'd ED to UVA. Several people got in there with around 2.9-3.0's with 170's on the LSAT. But ED to GULC part time is probably a good one as well if you are willing to go part time. Besides that I think the best possible realistic school you are looking at is GW. But apply broadly as it is unpredictable for splitters like you.




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