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Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:57 pm
by rockstar89
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

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:17 pm
by rockstar89
GULC
AMERICAN
CATHOLIC
HOWARD
UMD
UNIV OF BALTIMORE
UVA
MASON
W&M

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:20 pm
by DeSimone
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.

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:27 pm
by rockstar89
i forgot! lol what other schools should i apply to

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:51 pm
by 2ofspades
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

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:10 am
by rockstar89
what about ED to GULC part time. what schools are splitter friendly

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:22 am
by bk1
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.

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:32 am
by DeSimone
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.

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:14 am
by rockstar89
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?

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:20 am
by DeSimone
I hope schools below the line are in no particular order. And where is W&L?

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:35 am
by JusticeHarlan
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.

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:51 pm
by rockstar89
@DeSimone...no they are not in any order.
@JusticeHarlan....I want to ED GULC

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:59 pm
by jpk5372
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!!!

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:05 pm
by OGR3
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.

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:29 pm
by rockstar89
@OGR3

Whats ur stats and the schools u got into

Re: Law school in DC, MD, VA

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:34 am
by Patriot1208
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.