What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

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What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby nomad88 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:38 pm

The two ideal schools I am looking at are Northeastern (Boston) or University of Texas. Do I have a shot at either?
I have really good S.O.F.T.S. but I know those only help so much.

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby Sam Seaborn » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:41 pm

Do more research about law school.

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:03 pm

softs don't help. I'm a 2.5/170. I'll let you know how my Northeastern app goes. UT is out of the question. I would recommend WUSTL, UIUC, W&L, UMinn, and GW as starters for your cycle. if you have WE, then NU Is a possibility. LSAT is a little low for them though.

ETA: where do you want to work?
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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby nomad88 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:11 pm

Sam Seaborn wrote:Do more research about law school.



Because that was SUPER helpful.

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby Moxie » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:15 pm

Why the hell do you want Northeastern? With your numbers, you have a decent shot at BU or BC, both of which offer significantly better prospects for Boston (which is pretty much the only market Northeastern will give you a shot at)

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:20 pm

Moxie wrote:Why the hell do you want Northeastern? With your numbers, you have a decent shot at BU or BC, both of which offer significantly better prospects for Boston (which is pretty much the only market Northeastern will give you a shot at)


not with that gpa

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby Miracle » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:27 pm

2.7 GPA with 120+ credits?

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby dpk711 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:38 pm

NU ED with WE is about the only chance you have for the t13.

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Postby Miracle » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:40 pm

dpk711 wrote:NU ED with WE is about the only chance you have for the t13.


Isn't it T-14?

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Postby Bumi » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:42 pm

FuManChusco wrote:I would recommend WUSTL, UIUC, W&L, UMinn, and GW as starters for your cycle. if you have WE, then NU Is a possibility. LSAT is a little low for them though.

ETA: where do you want to work?


Add IUB if OP doesn't mind being in Indiana.

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby Bumi » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:42 pm

Miracle wrote:
dpk711 wrote:NU ED with WE is about the only chance you have for the t13.


Isn't it T-14?


GULC wishes.

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby dpk711 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:49 pm

Miracle wrote:
dpk711 wrote:NU ED with WE is about the only chance you have for the t13.


Isn't it T-14?


Let's not kid ourselves here, Georgetown might have tainted the T14, but TTTexas absolutely killed the T14.

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby Miracle » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:55 pm

dpk711 wrote:
Miracle wrote:
dpk711 wrote:NU ED with WE is about the only chance you have for the t13.


Isn't it T-14?


Let's not kid ourselves here, Georgetown might have tainted the T14, but TTTexas absolutely killed the T14.


lol-why do you feel this way?

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby dpk711 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:08 pm

Miracle wrote:
dpk711 wrote:
Miracle wrote:
dpk711 wrote:NU ED with WE is about the only chance you have for the t13.


Isn't it T-14?


Let's not kid ourselves here, Georgetown might have tainted the T14, but TTTexas absolutely killed the T14.


lol-why do you feel this way?


Actually, ur right, I might actually end up at Georgetown too, TTTexas is the real culprit though...

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby Miracle » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:11 pm

Actually, ur right, I might actually end up at Georgetown too, TTTexas is the real culprit though...[/quote]

I don't like Texas in T-14 either

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:15 pm

I'm going to go a bit against the grain here and suggest that you apply all over, including some T14s and some lower ranked schools. With that LSAT and such a significant split, you're much harder to predict, but I would say that odds are good that you can either crack the T14 or convince somebody to give you lots of money in scholarships without stipulations. At that point, you can try and leverage offers and evaluate your options, but there is no reason to not apply all over (at least to non-TTTs) in the initial stage.

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Postby Miracle » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:17 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:I'm going to go a bit against the grain here and suggest that you apply all over, including some T14s and some lower ranked schools. With that LSAT and such a significant split, you're much harder to predict, but I would say that odds are good that you can either crack the T14 or convince somebody to give you lots of money in scholarships without stipulations. At that point, you can try and leverage offers and evaluate your options, but there is no reason to apply all over (at least to non-TTTs) in the initial stage.


+1

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:23 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:I'm going to go a bit against the grain here and suggest that you apply all over, including some T14s and some lower ranked schools. With that LSAT and such a significant split, you're much harder to predict, but I would say that odds are good that you can either crack the T14 or convince somebody to give you lots of money in scholarships without stipulations. At that point, you can try and leverage offers and evaluate your options, but there is no reason to apply all over (at least to non-TTTs) in the initial stage.


ehh, that gpa isn't cracking the t14 with a 170. it just isn't. as said, NU ED maybe. a huge maybe. schools have gpa floors. it'd be a waste of money to just liberally apply without doing some research.

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:26 pm

FuManChusco wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:I'm going to go a bit against the grain here and suggest that you apply all over, including some T14s and some lower ranked schools. With that LSAT and such a significant split, you're much harder to predict, but I would say that odds are good that you can either crack the T14 or convince somebody to give you lots of money in scholarships without stipulations. At that point, you can try and leverage offers and evaluate your options, but there is no reason to apply all over (at least to non-TTTs) in the initial stage.


ehh, that gpa isn't cracking the t14 with a 170. it just isn't. as said, NU ED maybe. a huge maybe. schools have gpa floors. it'd be a waste of money to just liberally apply without doing some research.


You never know, and there's always plenty of fee waivers going around.

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby Miracle » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:51 pm

FuManChusco wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:I'm going to go a bit against the grain here and suggest that you apply all over, including some T14s and some lower ranked schools. With that LSAT and such a significant split, you're much harder to predict, but I would say that odds are good that you can either crack the T14 or convince somebody to give you lots of money in scholarships without stipulations. At that point, you can try and leverage offers and evaluate your options, but there is no reason to apply all over (at least to non-TTTs) in the initial stage.


ehh, that gpa isn't cracking the t14 with a 170. it just isn't. as said, NU ED maybe. a huge maybe. schools have gpa floors. it'd be a waste of money to just liberally apply without doing some research.


He needs at least 172+

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby dpk711 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:57 pm

even with a 180, the only T-14 school which OP has more than a negligible chance at is NU ED w/ WE, not even Georgetown touches sub-3.0 GPAs

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby Miracle » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:00 pm

dpk711 wrote:even with a 180, the only T-14 school which OP has more than a negligible chance at is NU ED w/ WE, not even Georgetown touches sub-3.0 GPAs


Now, thats not true...G-town has accepted people with sub 3.0 GPA

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby dpk711 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:03 pm

Miracle wrote:
dpk711 wrote:even with a 180, the only T-14 school which OP has more than a negligible chance at is NU ED w/ WE, not even Georgetown touches sub-3.0 GPAs


Now, thats not true...G-town has accepted people with sub 3.0 GPA


most of these people had a GPA of near the 3.0 mark (like 2.94, not 2.7), further a lot of these people are either URM or Part-Time applicants...

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Re: What are my chances: GPA: 2.7 LSAT: 170

Postby Miracle » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:07 pm

dpk711 wrote:
Miracle wrote:
dpk711 wrote:even with a 180, the only T-14 school which OP has more than a negligible chance at is NU ED w/ WE, not even Georgetown touches sub-3.0 GPAs


Now, thats not true...G-town has accepted people with sub 3.0 GPA


most of these people had a GPA of near the 3.0 mark (like 2.94, not 2.7), further a lot of these people are either URM or Part-Time applicants...


That could be true. There is a difference between 2.7 and 2.9 though like you stated. I got in G-tow with sub 3.0 gpa, and I wasn't a part time applicant, but my fall grades did put me slightly over 3.0 mark-still under 3.1




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