Chances...

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lanashif
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Chances...

Postby lanashif » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:20 pm

Hey everyone,

I'm currently a senior in college. My GPA isn't amazing, it's maybe a 2.5-2.7. I have a 175 on my LSATs. I have pretty good extra curriculars including working in a law firm and being on my school's law society. I will be able to get good letters of recommendations. (On a side note, is there a particular subject I should get a letter from a teacher from?). I'm looking to get into law school around the Tri-State area. I don't care about prestige, I just want to get in.

Thanks.

kehoema2
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Re: Chances...

Postby kehoema2 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:26 pm

Not sure why you would only want to get in but if you truly have a 175 I don't think you will have a problem getting someone to bite.

lanashif
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Re: Chances...

Postby lanashif » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:02 pm

You think so, even with my low GPA? If I can get in somewhere better that'd be great, but I'm just trying to be realistic.

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The Gentleman
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Re: Chances...

Postby The Gentleman » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:20 pm

lanashif wrote:You think so, even with my low GPA? If I can get in somewhere better that'd be great, but I'm just trying to be realistic.


Well what decent schools are in your tri-state area?

The sample size for applicants with >174 and <2.9 is really small. Your cycle will be completely unpredictable. But check out this set of users on LawSchoolNumbers. It should give you an idea of what's realistic.

http://search.lawschoolnumbers.com/user ... Cycle=0910

2011Law
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Re: Chances...

Postby 2011Law » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:29 pm

The Gentleman wrote:The sample size for applicants with >174 and <2.9 is really small. Your cycle will be completely unpredictable.


+1, or at least very unpredictable.

OP, when you say "I have a 175 on my LSATs," do you mean on PTs or did you score 175 twice on test days?

Also, why the low gpa? Anything you can write an addendum over?

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hokie
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Re: Chances...

Postby hokie » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:34 pm

Your LSAT will get your foot in the door (at the minimum) at many schools....having said that, I would blanket majority of the schools in the tri-state area (with the exception of Columbia and NYU without substantially softs or legit GPA addendum) and you are looking many acceptances with decent $$$ as well.




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