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dmyron
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First Post, looking for honest advice

Postby dmyron » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:59 pm

I am an undergrad at Rutgers. My current GPA is 3.78 (and climbing, i hope to get it to the 3.85 range upon application time in early Jan.)

I am taking the LSAT's December 11th

However here is where i am worried:

Two years ago when i was 19, I was in the car with two individuals who had marijuana in the car. we were all arrested and one was found guilty of possession, my charge was knocked down to a town ordinance

About six months later i was arrested again with a friend for possession of marijuana and the charges were again dropped down to a town ordinance.

And about a couple of months ago i recieved an open alcohol container ticket.


Please no lectures or anything of the sort, i have learned from my mistakes and feel that my actions have honestly made me a better person today.

Will this seriously effect my chances of getting into a decent law school, in particular either of the rutgers schools of Law, or Seaton Hall Law.

Thank you i appreciate your time, and please no judgement or lectures.

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MrKappus
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Re: First Post, looking for honest advice

Postby MrKappus » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:01 pm

The affect will not be significant, provided you disclose and don't have further problems as your apps are pending.

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Re: First Post, looking for honest advice

Postby danidancer » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:12 pm

MrKappus wrote:The affect will not be significant, provided you disclose and don't have further problems as your apps are pending.


This. But I wanted to add 2 things.

1) Rutgers and Seton Hall would both be terrible wastes of that GPA. Get above a 165 and you will have a shot at the T14, or at the very least significant money at Fordham. And a 170 would pretty much guarantee the T14.

2) Get different friends. :wink:

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Hattori Hanzo
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Re: First Post, looking for honest advice

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:16 pm

3 strikes sounds bad. You should put some distance between yourself and those events. I'd say 2-3 years would be a good place to start.
Meanwhile try not to get caught again.




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