Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

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alaskaowl
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Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

Postby alaskaowl » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:59 pm

So, it looks as though I'm a reverse splitter. Graduated from a top 20 undergraduate (degree in History and Political Science) but only scored a 160 on LSAT (same score in June 09 and this past October).

I'm from rural Alaska and am from an incredibly economically disadvantaged background but am not a URM.

U Penn, Georgetown, and George Washington have always been my top choices and with this score, I know that I can throw out my applications to Georgetown and UPenn. But, my pre-law adviser also basically told me that I didn't stand a chance at GW either.

I just want to see if other people have a sense of GW and if I should apply or hold off until I can do something with this score.

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Re: Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

Postby thexfactor » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:02 pm

i know you dont want to hear this... but i would retake.....
With that said.. I would apply to all the schools in the gw range. uiuc/wustl/emory/nd/bc/bu/fordham.

It is going to be a crapshoot for you, but you will likely get something.

GW-prob WL/????.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/domeafavor/jd

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Re: Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

Postby Grizz » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:11 pm

Retake asap.

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Re: Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:14 pm

It sounds redundant but you really should retake.

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tallboone
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Re: Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

Postby tallboone » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:17 pm

Not gonna happen with a 160. Sorry.

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Re: Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

Postby alaskaowl » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:27 pm

Thanks! I think I will just apply with my current score and see what happens. If rejected, I will take LSAT again and reapply next year.

I was told basically the same thing for undergraduate as my SAT score was quite low but was ultimately admitted to many ivies and received a full ride at another T-20. Not that law school is anything like undergraduate. But, Alaska should count for something, even if it is just getting my application read instead of automatically tossed.

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Re: Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

Postby Bankhead » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:31 pm

I'd retake. But with this score, I'd definitely hit up schools like UVA and Berkeley, which are known to accept splitters. Not sure about GW, it's definitely worth the app I think though.

I'd actually ED UVA, if the deadline hasn't passed (and you would actually want to go there).

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Re: Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

Postby alaskaowl » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:36 pm

Oh, and I guess that technically I am partially a URM. My father is of European descent but my mother is Inuit (one of the Alaska native groups). I've always clicked the Caucasian box on applications, as that is what I look like and identify with, but technically I could do mixed with Alaska native and Caucasian. Not that it would likely make that much of a difference.

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Re: Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:38 pm

alaskaowl wrote:Oh, and I guess that technically I am partially a URM. My father is of European descent but my mother is Inuit (one of the Alaska native groups). I've always clicked the Caucasian box on applications, as that is what I look like and identify with, but technically I could do mixed with Alaska native and Caucasian. Not that it would likely make that much of a difference.

I'm not sure if Eskimo counts as URM for law school admissions?

I thought it was only African American/Native American/Certain Hispanic Groups.

I might be completely wrong however.

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Re: Chances at George Washington with a 4.0 and 160

Postby tallboone » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:43 pm

Um, your geographic diversity and URM status changes everything. Yes, Inuit counts for URM. Seriously. Apply to the entire top-14 and you'll get in somewhere probably. Maybe with a little money.




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