What law school can I get into?

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Mr.JD2015
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What law school can I get into?

Postby Mr.JD2015 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:47 am

Im an AA male with a 2.5 gpa and a 160 lsat. Which of the following schools can I get into:

NYLS
Howard
Seton Hall
Syracuse
American
Suffolk
Cal Western
Thomas Jefferson
Michigan State

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby Mr.JD2015 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:41 am

i like American

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Re: What law school can I get into?

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby SupraVln180 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:53 pm

I would say shoot for a Tier 1, someone might bite due to URM status. If not, go to Howard, they have decent BigLaw placement because Vault firms recruit there for diversity. Good luck.

Also, if you can bump that LSAT up to a 165+, you are looking at some T30 schools and T14's if you can bump it to a 170. Just something to think about.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby thecilent » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:56 pm

It's just really hard for me to think someone with a 2.5 in undergrad will excel enough in lschool to warrant going

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby Mr.JD2015 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:02 pm

I want to go to Howard but idk if i have a chance

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:10 pm

You might be admitted to all of your listed law schools if your GPA shows an upward trend.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby sanjola » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:22 pm

Mr.JD2015 wrote:Im an AA male with a 2.5 gpa and a 160 lsat. Which of the following schools can I get into:

NYLS
Howard
Seton Hall
Syracuse
American
Suffolk
Cal Western
Thomas Jefferson
Michigan State


I'm not sure of your chances, but Thomas Jefferson shouldn't be an option.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby ArchRoark » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:27 pm

thecilent wrote:It's just really hard for me to think someone with a 2.5 in undergrad will excel enough in lschool to warrant going

Egregious Northwestern trolling.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby oberlin08 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:30 pm

Wait a year.

If you do, you might have a chance at Howard.

Go to Howard. Go to Howard. Go to Howard.

If not Howard, then pick a place where you want to live for a while after law school. I think all of these are fair shots, though AU might be tough (but not impossible)

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby oberlin08 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:30 pm

ArchRoark wrote:
thecilent wrote:It's just really hard for me to think someone with a 2.5 in undergrad will excel enough in lschool to warrant going

Egregious Northwestern trolling.



I had a 2.6 in U Grad and am now getting all A's and B's in a T2 school.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:39 pm

oberlin08 wrote:
ArchRoark wrote:
thecilent wrote:It's just really hard for me to think someone with a 2.5 in undergrad will excel enough in lschool to warrant going

Egregious Northwestern trolling.



I had a 2.6 in U Grad and am now getting all A's and B's in a T2 school.

A "B" isn't a good grade in LS.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby oberlin08 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:45 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
oberlin08 wrote:
ArchRoark wrote:
thecilent wrote:It's just really hard for me to think someone with a 2.5 in undergrad will excel enough in lschool to warrant going

Egregious Northwestern trolling.



I had a 2.6 in U Grad and am now getting all A's and B's in a T2 school.

A "B" isn't a good grade in LS.



For a first semester, it isn't bad.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby Malcolm8X » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:49 pm

I think you have a shot at Howard now or next year. I hope you already put the app in but I think you're good. Don't underestimate the recruiting power they got going there. Jobs is the bottom line nowadays and they get the firms coming.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby oberlin08 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:11 pm

Malcolm8X wrote:I think you have a shot at Howard now or next year. I hope you already put the app in but I think you're good. Don't underestimate the recruiting power they got going there. Jobs is the bottom line nowadays and they get the firms coming.



Even if you don't want firms. I'd say that if you can get into HU, you should probably go. Not to mention... their tuition is like 1/2 of all of the other law schools.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby serdog » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:32 pm

Michigan State might be a good opinion depending on money and where OP wants to work. Everything being equal Howard is a better pick

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby Mr.JD2015 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:49 am

Well I'm from Washington, D.C. so I really want to come back home and live there. I also wouldn't mind CA, PA, or NY but D.C. is my first priority. Any suggestions?

Oh and BTW I was gonna wait until the next cycle (fall 2011) to apply. I just took my LSAT early.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:52 am

Mr.JD2015 wrote:Well I'm from Washington, D.C. so I really want to come back home and live there. I also wouldn't mind CA, PA, or NY but D.C. is my first priority. Any suggestions?

Oh and BTW I was gonna wait until the next cycle (fall 2011) to apply. I just took my LSAT early.

The question is not "What law school can I get into?" Those are famous last words for tens of thousands of law students every year. The question should be "What law school can I get into that is worth going to that I can attend at a reasonable price?" To be quite honest, none of the schools you've listed fit that description.

If you are waiting until next cycle to apply, RETAKE THE LSAT. Your GPA is probably going to hold you back a lot, but a few more LSAT points might get some decent T1 schools to consider you since you are a URM. But honestly, attending any of the schools you have listed at sticker is not a smart decision.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:00 am

retake in June. obviously aim for a 170+, but with a 165+, you could get $ at a T1 and making your decisions moving forward a bit easier.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:18 am

Mr.JD2015 wrote:Im an AA male with a 2.5 gpa and a 160 lsat. Which of the following schools can I get into:

NYLS
Howard
Seton Hall
Syracuse
American
Suffolk
Cal Western
Thomas Jefferson
Michigan State


Retake next year. I have a 2.5 as well, but I got a 167 and made my way into GW, granted with no money, but hey. Im a AA/hispanic female, so you can still get into a good school with that GPA is you do well on your LSAT, especially seeing that you are a URM. So far I've also been offered a full ride to SJU, so that is also an option if St. John's the kind of school you're looking for.

And do not go to Howard. If you REALLY want DC, shoot for American (if you are on the PI track) or at least GW. A 165+ will open up a lot of doors for you, and should close Howard's. Trust me on this.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby SupraVln180 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:35 am

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
Mr.JD2015 wrote:Im an AA male with a 2.5 gpa and a 160 lsat. Which of the following schools can I get into:

NYLS
Howard
Seton Hall
Syracuse
American
Suffolk
Cal Western
Thomas Jefferson
Michigan State


Retake next year. I have a 2.5 as well, but I got a 167 and made my way into GW, granted with no money, but hey. Im a AA/hispanic female, so you can still get into a good school with that GPA is you do well on your LSAT, especially seeing that you are a URM. So far I've also been offered a full ride to SJU, so that is also an option if St. John's the kind of school you're looking for.

And do not go to Howard. If you REALLY want DC, shoot for American (if you are on the PI track) or at least GW. A 165+ will open up a lot of doors for you, and should close Howard's. Trust me on this.



This is wrong (What you said about shooting for American, not GW and retake), Howard has way more NJL250 firms at their OCI then American. Granted, American is a better school, but American is super expensive and honestly the only schools in DC worth going to (if you're not black) are GULC and GW. If you are black, add Howard to that list, if you have less than stellar numbers.

Obviously, OP should retake, but if that's not an option, go to Howard, do well, and you could get a good job.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:00 pm

SupraVln180 wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:
Mr.JD2015 wrote:Im an AA male with a 2.5 gpa and a 160 lsat. Which of the following schools can I get into:

NYLS
Howard
Seton Hall
Syracuse
American
Suffolk
Cal Western
Thomas Jefferson
Michigan State


Retake next year. I have a 2.5 as well, but I got a 167 and made my way into GW, granted with no money, but hey. Im a AA/hispanic female, so you can still get into a good school with that GPA is you do well on your LSAT, especially seeing that you are a URM. So far I've also been offered a full ride to SJU, so that is also an option if St. John's the kind of school you're looking for.

And do not go to Howard. If you REALLY want DC, shoot for American (if you are on the PI track) or at least GW. A 165+ will open up a lot of doors for you, and should close Howard's. Trust me on this.



This is wrong (What you said about shooting for American, not GW and retake), Howard has way more NJL250 firms at their OCI then American. Granted, American is a better school, but American is super expensive and honestly the only schools in DC worth going to (if you're not black) are GULC and GW. If you are black, add Howard to that list, if you have less than stellar numbers.

Obviously, OP should retake, but if that's not an option, go to Howard, do well, and you could get a good job.


Well, if they choose to go to Howard know that it is a crap school that will fight you on everything every step of the way. The administration is awful and the majority of their scholarships come with outrageous stipulations (top 15% and such). The headache they will give you alone makes it not worth it IMHO. I wouldnt touch that school with a 10 foot pole.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby uzpakalis » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:30 pm

thecilent wrote:It's just really hard for me to think someone with a 2.5 in undergrad will excel enough in lschool to warrant going


I'm top 10-12% at a tier 2. I graduated with a GPA < 2.5. OP, you will have to work many times harder in law school though.

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby Mr.JD2015 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:29 pm

cowgirl_bebop:

What others schools did u apply to?

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Re: What law school can I get into?

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:50 pm

Mr.JD2015 wrote:cowgirl_bebop:

What others schools did u apply to?

Other than SJU and GW:

American
Maryland
IU-B
Santa Clara
UC Hastings
UC Davis
Temple
Fordham
Miami (hold)
San Diego

Sent some a few hail mary apps to Cornell, GULC, and Columbia




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