146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

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146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby cubajean10 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:15 pm

Hi, so my score on the October LSAT was 146 my UC Davis undergrad gpa is 2.1 I'm a polisci major (I'm a transfer student but my transfered classes dont count towards the gpa, I think they totaled 3)
Simply put I don’t know what to do:
One option: stay a "5th" year in school while I get ready for the next October LSAT and while I try to boost my GPA
Any ideas?

I'm planning to attend a "good" law school in the LA area (geographic restrictions due to being married, divorce not an option :P )

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby plenipotentiary » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:17 pm

I think that is the lowest GPA I've ever seen.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby blink » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:19 pm

no offense, but what makes you think you can do well in law school if your LSAT and GPA are both extremely poor? You need to rethink your career plans. Do not go to law school. I repeat: do not go to law school.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby paratactical » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:21 pm

cubajean10 wrote:I'm planning to attend a "good" law school in the LA area

That's unpossible.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby Ginj » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:23 pm

cubajean10 wrote:Hi, so my score on the October LSAT was 146 my UC Davis undergrad gpa is 2.1 I'm a polisci major (I'm a transfer student but my transfered classes dont count towards the gpa, I think they totaled 3)
Simply put I don’t know what to do:
One option: stay a "5th" year in school while I get ready for the next October LSAT and while I try to boost my GPA
Any ideas?

I'm planning to attend a "good" law school in the LA area (geographic restrictions due to being married, divorce not an option :P )


Oh dear.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:25 pm

You can be L.A.'s mayor with a degree from People's College of Law

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:26 pm

If you consider the fine institution below "good," then your plan is perfect. Go forth young scholar. Otherwise, you may have to evaluate your position ever so slightly. Its a URM bump, not a URM slighshot.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:27 pm

NonTradHealthLaw wrote:You can be L.A.'s mayor with a degree from People's College of Law



Thanks for sliding in and stealing my PCL reference while I was typing it... Jerk :D

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby tooswolle » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:28 pm

Dude...no offense man but you really don't have a chance at law school with your current numbers. I try to be positive about scores and not as elitest as everyone else but those numbers and a urm bump won't get you somewhere good. Advice kill the lsat and have a very good excuse to why your gpa is that low. Best of luck.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby cubajean10 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:29 pm

wow I did expect a fast response, but not that fast
OK, yes I understand all the good intended people that will lead me to re-analyze my reasoning for attending law school, thanks but no thanks :)
I'm just trying to get my head around what should I do now, is it worth it to still apply to law schools in that area or should I wait for next year or...what

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:29 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
NonTradHealthLaw wrote:You can be L.A.'s mayor with a degree from People's College of Law



Thanks for sliding in and stealing my PCL reference while I was typing it... Jerk :D


Great minds flame alike.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:30 pm

This can't be serious.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby Ginj » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:30 pm

Which schools qualify as "good" schools?

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby tooswolle » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:32 pm

cubajean10 wrote:wow I did expect a fast response, but not that fast
OK, yes I understand all the good intended people that will lead me to re-analyze my reasoning for attending law school, thanks but no thanks :)
I'm just trying to get my head around what should I do now, is it worth it to still apply to law schools in that area or should I wait for next year or...what


Your GPA is at a 2.1 assuming you're a senior you'd have to get straight A's the next 2 semesters or 4 quarters (i dont know how UCD works) to slightly boost your gpa....It's worth a try, but killing the lsat would be your best bet. However, a great lsat with a low gpa may not get you top school since they'll have a plethora of qualified urms, orm candidates.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby cubajean10 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:34 pm

tooswolle wrote:
cubajean10 wrote:wow I did expect a fast response, but not that fast
OK, yes I understand all the good intended people that will lead me to re-analyze my reasoning for attending law school, thanks but no thanks :)
I'm just trying to get my head around what should I do now, is it worth it to still apply to law schools in that area or should I wait for next year or...what


Your GPA is at a 2.1 assuming you're a senior you'd have to get straight A's the next 2 semesters or 4 quarters (i dont know how UCD works) to slightly boost your gpa....It's worth a try, but killing the lsat would be your best bet. However, a great lsat with a low gpa may not get you top school since they'll have a plethora of qualified urms, orm candidates.


Thank you for the advice

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby Thirteen » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:37 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:I think that is the lowest GPA I've ever seen.


I have a 2.11, and am a 1L.

OP, you need to retake the LSAT. I would suggest ordering the Powerscore Bibles, and studying for the February LSAT. You might be a long shot to get in somewhere this year, so consider waiting to apply until next year's cycle.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby plenipotentiary » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:39 pm

Thirteen wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:I think that is the lowest GPA I've ever seen.


I have a 2.11, and am a 1L.

OP, you need to retake the LSAT. I would suggest ordering the Powerscore Bibles, and studying for the February LSAT. You might be a long shot to get in somewhere this year, so consider waiting to apply until next year's cycle.


A 1L where? I'm honestly curious. You don't have to specify the school, but I'd really like to know the range.

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Postby IAFG » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:40 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:
A 1L where? I'm honestly curious. You don't have to specify the school, but I'd really like to know the range.

there was a 2.2 admitted to NU this year. it's not that rare.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby Thirteen » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:41 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:I think that is the lowest GPA I've ever seen.


I have a 2.11, and am a 1L.

OP, you need to retake the LSAT. I would suggest ordering the Powerscore Bibles, and studying for the February LSAT. You might be a long shot to get in somewhere this year, so consider waiting to apply until next year's cycle.


A 1L where? I'm honestly curious. You don't have to specify the school, but I'd really like to know the range.


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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:43 pm

Don't go to law school unless you retake.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby tooswolle » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:46 pm

IAFG wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
A 1L where? I'm honestly curious. You don't have to specify the school, but I'd really like to know the range.

there was a 2.2 admitted to NU this year. it's not that rare.


That may be the case, but did the person have a good lsat? I'm just saying if you go in to a school with that level of competition with out having something that can help you compete your a fish dead in the water....just saying....

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby im_blue » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:50 pm

cubajean10 wrote:my UC Davis undergrad gpa is 2.1 I'm a polisci major (I'm a transfer student but my transfered classes dont count towards the gpa, I think they totaled 3)

Can't believe no one has mentioned this yet - your GPA counts both CC and UCD classes, so you're probably closer to a 2.5-2.6. I would still try to take a year off and raise that GPA above 3.0 if possible.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby IAFG » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:52 pm

tooswolle wrote:
IAFG wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
A 1L where? I'm honestly curious. You don't have to specify the school, but I'd really like to know the range.

there was a 2.2 admitted to NU this year. it's not that rare.


That may be the case, but did the person have a good lsat? I'm just saying if you go in to a school with that level of competition with out having something that can help you compete your a fish dead in the water....just saying....

thirteen also had a good LSAT, not saying having 2 shitty numbers will get you anywhere, just that completely blowing UG is not a death sentence

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby mpasi » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:56 pm

Southwestern would be friendly to you, I think. Or at least, much friendlier than say Loyola or Pepperdine, and definitely more so than USC or UCLA. I don't like discourage people from pursuing their dreams, but you should know that you're in for a rough road. It doesn't mean that you can't get admitted and rock the shit out of law school once you're in, but you really need to prove that you're more capable than your GPA would suggest.

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Re: 146/2.1 Hispanic , tell me what's obvious

Postby tooswolle » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:57 pm

IAFG wrote:
tooswolle wrote:
IAFG wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
A 1L where? I'm honestly curious. You don't have to specify the school, but I'd really like to know the range.

there was a 2.2 admitted to NU this year. it's not that rare.


That may be the case, but did the person have a good lsat? I'm just saying if you go in to a school with that level of competition with out having something that can help you compete your a fish dead in the water....just saying....

thirteen also had a good LSAT, not saying having 2 shitty numbers will get you anywhere, just that completely blowing UG is not a death sentence


I concur, that's why I told op to focus on the LSAT and have a good reason for the low gpa. However, with said numbers theres no way he's breaking in to a top school. Schools want people to compete not to get destroyed and people with the ranges for top school are the cream of the crop. That said best of luck to OP i hope you improve your score. P.S. what URM are you? if your Puerto Rican or Mexican you might get a substantial boost. If you're the other kind of hispanic you might not get so much of a boost.




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