2.6/170/WE

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scitie
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2.6/170/WE

Postby scitie » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:04 pm

Hi everyone,

I've been combing through this forum but haven't really seen anyone in the exact situation as me. I went to a top 20 UG university known for its science/engineering and majored in chemistry. Unfortuantely I had some pretty serious health problems during school so my GPA suffered and I graduated with a 2.6. I took the Dec LSAT and got a 170. I've also been out of schoolfor a year and have been working at a biotech start up doing work in the clinical lab as well as technical writing for a few departments. I have 5 good letters of recommendation to choose from when applying, 3 academic, 2 from bosses. I'm interested in patent law and thats pretty much what my PS is about.

I know that my GPA really hurts my chances, but obviously I want to go to the best school possible. My prelaw advisor is being pretty unhelpful so I thought that I might try for some advice here.

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Re: 2.6/170/WE

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:06 pm

ED to UVA and see what happens. Also, try Northwestern.

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Re: 2.6/170/WE

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:10 pm

NU ED is definitely your best shot, though your LSAT may be a little low for them. UVa ED is a maybe as they seem to have a firmer 3.0 GPA floor this year.

If you think you can snag a 172+, I would consider a retaking then ED'ing NU.

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Re: 2.6/170/WE

Postby magicman554 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:16 pm

UIUC and Indiana-Bloomington will both probably give you close to a full ride. WUSTL is also a good bet.

Apply everywhere between IU and UVA (ED). Too late for ED to Northwestern, but still apply. You might be able to snag GTown.

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Re: 2.6/170/WE

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:18 pm

magicman554 wrote:UIUC and Indiana-Bloomington will both probably give you close to a full ride. WUSTL is also a good bet.

Apply everywhere between IU and UVA (ED). Too late for ED to Northwestern, but still apply. You might be able to snag GTown.


Honestly I'd wait till next cycle.




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