I'm torn between both of these sentiments. Without a doubt, FuManChusco is right. There are a lot of Purple Heart recipients out there and I really do have a 2.73/170 to deal with. I also agree that there is a lot of pessimism out there, but it seems to be rooted in realism. It's all a numbers game to adcomms. When I found out my undergrad school was going to include all of my old grades on my transcript, it felt like I had just gotten a swift kick in the balls. It decimated my GPA.FuManChusco wrote:Blindc1rca wrote:i think OP might be surprised this cycle. i feel that TLSers can be overly pessimistic. This guy won a PURPLE HEART. Come on now.
not to be a total dick. I think OP is a badass and I hope he gets into a great school. Purple Hearts aren't all that rare though. at the end of they day it's still a 2.7/170. everyone is just being realistic.
All I really am hoping for is that, while there are a lot of Purple Heart recipients, not many of them actually apply to law school. And wouldn't a school love to add that onto their "Class of 2014 Profile" link? Maybe that will be just enough for some top ranked schools to say screw it and let me in.
Also, I promise I'm not a badass. Just a guy who was lucky enough to have often found himself in exactly the right place to be able to talk about it later and apply to law school.