172; 2.97; University of Texas

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jackmeche
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172; 2.97; University of Texas

Postby jackmeche » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:10 pm

My parents are forcing me to apply to the top 15 law schools. Is my GPA as detrimental to my chances as I've been lead to believe?

No internships
My extracurricular activities are virtually nonexistent.
I'm entering my junior year so I have a little time to artificially mitigate some of these pit-falls.

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Re: 172; 2.97; University of Texas

Postby Pearalegal » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:13 pm

jackmeche wrote:My parents are forcing me to apply to the top 15 law schools.


Wtf?

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Re: 172; 2.97; University of Texas

Postby DMXdawg » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:13 pm

jackmeche wrote:My parents are forcing me to apply to the top 15 law schools. Is my GPA as detrimental to my chances as I've been lead to believe?

No internships
My extracurricular activities are virtually nonexistent.
I'm entering my junior year so I have a little time to artificially mitigate some of these pit-falls.


Get that GPA up and try and aim for 4.0s; I would apply later

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Re: 172; 2.97; University of Texas

Postby beachbum » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:15 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
jackmeche wrote:My parents are forcing me to apply to the top 15 law schools.


Wtf?


+1

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Re: 172; 2.97; University of Texas

Postby Pearalegal » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:19 pm

Wait, you took the LSAT as a sophomore? Or this summer or something?

Tell your parents to back off, enjoy your junior year and focus on doing well (which is what you should be doing anyway) and then make up your mind in a year if YOU want to apply to law school or not.

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Re: 172; 2.97; University of Texas

Postby jackmeche » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:16 pm

Overachieving parents who annoyingly try to live vicariously through me.
Took LSAT beginning of sophomore year.

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Re: 172; 2.97; University of Texas

Postby Pearalegal » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:22 pm

jackmeche wrote:Overachieving parents who annoyingly try to live vicariously through me.
Took LSAT beginning of sophomore year.


Do you want to apply to law school?

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Ragged
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Re: 172; 2.97; University of Texas

Postby Ragged » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:25 pm

jackmeche wrote:My parents are forcing me to apply to the top 15 law schools. Is my GPA as detrimental to my chances as I've been lead to believe?

No internships
My extracurricular activities are virtually nonexistent.
I'm entering my junior year so I have a little time to artificially mitigate some of these pit-falls.


If it was your final GPA than yes, but its not. You should have plenty of time to up your GPA by a good bit. I bet even 3.8 over the next two years should give you a 3.4 atleast. With an LSAT that good you should have a real strong chance at T15.

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Re: 172; 2.97; University of Texas

Postby johnnyutah » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:55 pm

jackmeche wrote:Overachieving parents who annoyingly try to live vicariously through me.
Took LSAT beginning of sophomore year.

How old are you?

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Re: 172; 2.97; University of Texas

Postby beachbum » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:43 pm

jackmeche wrote:Overachieving parents who annoyingly try to live vicariously through me.
Took LSAT beginning of sophomore year.


This sounds like a good start to a promising career path.




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