Safeties? 3.48/170 + WE

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chritabug
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Safeties? 3.48/170 + WE

Postby chritabug » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:19 am

As a splitter, I'm not really sure what schools I can consider safeties. I have a 3.48/170 with 40-80/week of WE during UG.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated...

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Re: Safeties? 3.48/170 + WE

Postby NorCalBruin » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:27 am

H'mm schools do care that you had to work during undergrad, especially if you had to work a lot (and it appears you did--80/wk, really?)

However, unfortunately for you, schools care A LOT more about the w/e you got AFTER undergrad. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Where do you want to practice?

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Re: Safeties? 3.48/170 + WE

Postby dextermorgan » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:29 am

Are you EDing anywhere? Do you have any post grad WE?

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Re: Safeties? 3.48/170 + WE

Postby beachbum » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:44 am

Most schools ranked 19 and above are safe. Apply based on your regional preferences.

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Re: Safeties? 3.48/170 + WE

Postby QandAphorism » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:47 am

Remember when one would fart and then call "safety" so as to avoid the leg/arm punch which farts were punishable by?

I wish there was an adult version of that for law school admission.... "Shit, I scored below what I expected/practiced on the LSAT.... SAFETY, I call IN at Duke. Whew, close call."

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Re: Safeties? 3.48/170 + WE

Postby beachbum » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:03 am

QandAphorism wrote:Remember when one would fart and then call "safety" so as to avoid the leg/arm punch which farts were punishable by?

I wish there was an adult version of that for law school admission.... "Shit, I scored below what I expected/practiced on the LSAT.... SAFETY, I call IN at Duke. Whew, close call."


dude what

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Re: Safeties? 3.48/170 + WE

Postby BrownBears09 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:06 am

Who will take the bait?

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chritabug
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Re: Safeties? 3.48/170 + WE

Postby chritabug » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:22 am

NorCalBruin wrote:H'mm schools do care that you had to work during undergrad, especially if you had to work a lot (and it appears you did--80/wk, really?)

However, unfortunately for you, schools care A LOT more about the w/e you got AFTER undergrad. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Where do you want to practice?


I'll have 1.5 years of WE by Fall '11. I live in NYC but I'd be open to practicing pretty much anywhere except the deep south. Evangelicals scare me.

I didn't ED anywhere, but I probably should've.

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Re: Safeties? 3.48/170 + WE

Postby run26.2 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:45 am

It is hard to find "safeties" for splitters unless you start moving down the rankings significantly. Your GPA is below the 25% for many schools in the top 25. If you really want "safeties" you are looking at schools in the IUB or BC range and below.

That said, I think you would have a very good chance at Wash U, USC, and GW. GW would be fine if you wanted to get back to NY.

In the T14, I think you have an ok shot at Cornell and GULC. Northwestern would be a reach, but the WE might help.




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