180/2.32 Second Try

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180/2.32 Second Try

Postby MrButtonwood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:16 am

Okay, the last post was locked (?) and a troupe of a-holes took it for granted that my story was fake. Once again, my LSAT was a 180 and my GPA was 2.32. I am 32 years old, and from ages 14-21 I was kidnapped in southeast Asia while I was with my parents who worked for an NGO. I went back to HS (private) at 22, went to a public college, and for the past few years I've been working odd jobs. I've already applied to a number of schools (not top ten), and I wanted to know if it is worth it to try some of the better schools.

I wouldn't even post if it weren't for my low GPA. Just trying to get some info without cynical jerks screwing it up.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:19 am

LOL stop trolling. Even if it is true you will get the same replies. Send apps as far and wide as you can and check out Law School Numbers.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:21 am

AreJay711 wrote:LOL stop trolling. Even if it is true you will get the same replies. Send apps as far and wide as you can and check out Law School Numbers.


Don't even give him this much credit, although "getting kidnapped" is certainly a new one...

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby FuManChusco » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:22 am

no one is going to believe you and even if they did, your story is so unique, no one could accurately predict your chances at top schools anyway. spend the money on apps if you have it, but don't expect this thread to go anywhere or give you reasonable advice. also, I don't believe you. my flame senses are tingling.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby dresden doll » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:22 am

I'll refrain from 'cynical jerkiness,' if only to avoid bad karma for my upcoming exams.

Northwestern is your best bet, due to a combination of their relatively lesser focus on GPA, your age and the fact that you have some WE. Explain your experience in a compelling, well written PS and hope for the best.

You can try higher than that but with that low of a GPA, I really wouldn't hold my breath.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:23 am

FuManChusco wrote:no one is going to believe you and even if they did, your story is so unique, no one could accurately predict your chances at top schools anyway. spend the money on apps if you have it, but don't expect this thread to go anywhere or give you reasonable advice. also, I don't believe you. my flame senses are tingling.


there is no real advice to give, if it is true there is no one who can predict what type of effect this will have on your cycle.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:23 am

FuManChusco wrote:no one is going to believe you and even if they did, your story is so unique, no one could accurately predict your chances at top schools anyway. spend the money on apps if you have it, but don't expect this thread to go anywhere or give you reasonable advice. also, I don't believe you. my flame senses are tingling.


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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby hokie » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:25 am

AreJay711 wrote:LOL stop trolling. Even if it is true you will get the same replies. Send apps as far and wide as you can and check out Law School Numbers.


yea dude, there is only so much that people can "speculate" when it comes to splitters. If you're looking for some reassurance like "yea, you're a lock for XXX law school" then I'm sad to say that you're going to get none. Just shoot from top to bottom and see where you land. GL

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby MrButtonwood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:33 am

HeavenWood wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:LOL stop trolling. Even if it is true you will get the same replies. Send apps as far and wide as you can and check out Law School Numbers.


Don't even give him this much credit, although "getting kidnapped" is certainly a new one...



I'm a "her," not a "him,' and a minority (URM?). But whatever, I guess I should just try everywhere.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby nematoad » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:35 am

I would be surprised if you didnt make it into a top 10 school. If i were you I'd cover your favorites in the top 14 and target some regional schools of your preference as super safeties. You're in pretty good shape with that LSAT and life experience. good luck

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby Army2Law » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:35 am

Odd choice of a name for a female, MrButtonwood. Also, I'm curious as to why you didn't just get a GED instead of going to high school well past the appropriate age.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:36 am

MrButtonwood wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:LOL stop trolling. Even if it is true you will get the same replies. Send apps as far and wide as you can and check out Law School Numbers.


Don't even give him this much credit, although "getting kidnapped" is certainly a new one...



I'm a "her," not a "him,' and a minority (URM?). But whatever, I guess I should just try everywhere.


A her huh? Well don't get a pissy that people call you "him" when your name on here is Mr. Buttonwood.

On a serious note: what is the correct use of "flame" vs "troll".

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby MrButtonwood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:38 am

Army2Law wrote:Odd choice of a name for a female, MrButtonwood. Also, I'm curious as to why you didn't just get a GED instead of going to high school well past the appropriate age.



It's a historical reference. And I didn't get a GED because I didn't want to.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby Army2Law » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:40 am

Eloquent in its brevity.
MrButtonwood wrote: It's a historical reference. And I didn't get a GED because I didn't want to.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby biladtreasure2 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:41 am

Tell us more about the kidnapping...

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:44 am

biladtreasure2 wrote:Tell us more about the kidnapping...


I'm also interested in this part

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby kalvano » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:46 am

Army2Law wrote:Also, I'm curious as to why you didn't just get a GED instead of going to high school well past the appropriate age.


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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby PinkCow » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:47 am

B.A.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby jblev2 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:47 am

Me too, and how your gpa was so low

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:48 am

kalvano wrote:
Army2Law wrote:Also, I'm curious as to why you didn't just get a GED instead of going to high school well past the appropriate age.


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That pic is full of win.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby MrButtonwood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:48 am

biladtreasure2 wrote:Tell us more about the kidnapping...



Why? So you can laugh about it like all the other unhelpful losers in this thread?

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby jblev2 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:49 am

was it a funny kidnapping

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:50 am

MrButtonwood wrote:
biladtreasure2 wrote:Tell us more about the kidnapping...



Why? So you can laugh about it like all the other unhelpful losers in this thread?


Some trolls are actually decent storytellers.

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby PinkCow » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:51 am

Must...kill...Prime Minister of Micronesia...

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Re: 180/2.32 Second Try

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:54 am

MrButtonwood wrote:
biladtreasure2 wrote:Tell us more about the kidnapping...



Why? So you can laugh about it like all the other unhelpful losers in this thread?


You know why people doubt you? Because people that have really gone through serious shit don't like talking about it even on anonymous internet forums. I know I haven't went through anything as difficult as being held as a prisoner for several years and I don't air my really personal stuff that actually has emotional weight to me on the internet, even when it has some relevance to my law school apps. Maybe you are just really open but it is unlikely, as is what you claim happened, so people here aren't going to believe it.




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