Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

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Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby Splitted » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:55 am

Well, I have a 177 LSAT and 2.22 ugpa. I think I may be outside the range of accuracy for lawschoolpredictor. Any advice as to how I may narrow down my list of places to apply? Any other advice for someone in my situation would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby cupcake. » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:01 am

:shock:

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby jared6180 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:03 am

I know you didn't ask this, but that GPA/LSAT combo makes me really wonder, How did you do that? Are you just completely bored at the undergrad program?

I hope I get a 170+ on my LSAT!

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby IAFG » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:06 am

Do you have full-time post-college work experience?

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby Splitted » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:09 am

jared6180 wrote:I know you didn't ask this, but that GPA/LSAT combo makes me really wonder, How did you do that? Are you just completely bored at the undergrad program?

I hope I get a 170+ on my LSAT!



I actually felt very much engaged by most of my undergraduate program. Unfortunately there were some (legitimate) personal issues that took some time to work through.

Good Luck on the LSAT!

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby Splitted » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:10 am

IAFG wrote:Do you have full-time post-college work experience?


Not yet, but I don't plan to apply until Fall 2012.

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby IAFG » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:11 am

Splitted wrote:
IAFG wrote:Do you have full-time post-college work experience?


Not yet, but I don't plan to apply until Fall 2012.

ED Northwestern.

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby wtrc » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:23 pm

Splitted wrote:
jared6180 wrote:I know you didn't ask this, but that GPA/LSAT combo makes me really wonder, How did you do that? Are you just completely bored at the undergrad program?

I hope I get a 170+ on my LSAT!



I actually felt very much engaged by most of my undergraduate program. Unfortunately there were some (legitimate) personal issues that took some time to work through.

Good Luck on the LSAT!


Wow, well if compelling enough perhaps your PS will be able to partially negate that GPA?

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby wtrc » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:24 pm

Have you graduated yet?

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby loblaw » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:25 pm

I have nothing relevant to say. I just want to express my awe at your incredible split-dom. I would not trust a thing law school predictor spits out.

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby Law Sauce » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:38 pm

Write a really compelling honest Addendum and maybe even a related-topic PS to distance yourself from that gpa. Then ED to NW. also try Wustl and other midwestern t30 s as they like splitters. You wont have much luck with west coast schools or the northeastern schools. In with money at wustl, indiana, maybe bama, out most everywhere else. NW and wustl are your best hopes, but more WE would help at NW.

Also :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby Stringer Bell » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:45 pm

IAFG wrote:
Splitted wrote:
IAFG wrote:Do you have full-time post-college work experience?


Not yet, but I don't plan to apply until Fall 2012.

ED Northwestern.


This.

Outside of that really spread out your applications to t20-80 schools that give money to splitters. WUSTL, SMU, IU-B, Minn, UGA (sticker is relatively cheap, I think they take splitters), Iowa, Tulane.

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby albanach » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:48 pm

Stringer Bell wrote:
IAFG wrote:ED Northwestern.


This.



But work another year or two first. It'll distance yourself further from the GPA and increase your T14 chances.

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby Splitted » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:51 pm

weathercoins wrote:Have you graduated yet?


I my coursework should be complete by the end of the summer.

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:52 pm

Apply & hope that law school adcomms think that the GPA is a misprint.

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby Splitted » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:54 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Apply & hope that law school adcomms think that the GPA is a misprint.


I guess I could ask LSAC to send a smudgy copy of my transcript.

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Re: Major Splitter- Where to apply? 177/2.22

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:56 pm

Indiana-Bloomington & WashUStL might offer substantial scholarship money if your GPA addendum is convincing.

Can you overcome your low GPA with an explanation seems to be the main issue.

If not, then forget the top 17 or so law schools unless you have a few years of work experience after college.

My best prediction is that you're going to have to spend a lot on applications to find out the answer.




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