168 LSAT 3.1 GPA

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168 LSAT 3.1 GPA

Postby aaramil » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:45 pm

Anybody know the likelihood of being accepted to University of Texas with these numbers? I do have state residency. I realize the GPA is low, but all failing grades date back to 2001. I maintained a 4.0 for the last 117 hours and have 6 years work experience.

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Re: 168 LSAT 3.1 GPA

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:48 pm

Odds are low for a white person. There have been a couple people with high 160's LSAT scores and 3.1 GPAs getting in with plenty of work experience, so you have a shot. I'd imagine residency is a must.

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Re: 168 LSAT 3.1 GPA

Postby NYCbound35 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:51 pm

aaramil wrote:Anybody know the likelihood of being accepted to University of Texas with these numbers? I do have state residency. I realize the GPA is low, but all failing grades date back to 2001. I maintained a 4.0 for the last 117 hours and have 6 years work experience.



Your odds are not great, but it is definitly worth the app fee. Make sure to do all of the Why Texas?, addendums and all that crap, because you are going to need everything. Your fallback option for Texas is probably SMU w/ a half tuition scholly; so you have a lot riding on this longshot.

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Re: 168 LSAT 3.1 GPA

Postby emkay625 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:57 am

aaramil wrote:Anybody know the likelihood of being accepted to University of Texas with these numbers? I do have state residency. I realize the GPA is low, but all failing grades date back to 2001. I maintained a 4.0 for the last 117 hours and have 6 years work experience.



I don't know but you and I are in the same boat. (169/3.2/only 4 years WE though).

My fingers are crossed for you. Hopefully they decide that this year, they really need to raise that LSAT median.

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Re: 168 LSAT 3.1 GPA

Postby aaramil » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:59 pm

What are my best bets in the top 30 plus American University? I have looked at law school numbers, but I wasn't sure how my radically different gpa status factors in to chance of admission. I was also president of two organizations and treasurer of a third if that has any weight.

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Re: 168 LSAT 3.1 GPA

Postby law4vus » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:20 pm

aaramil wrote:What are my best bets in the top 30 plus American University? I have looked at law school numbers, but I wasn't sure how my radically different gpa status factors in to chance of admission. I was also president of two organizations and treasurer of a third if that has any weight.


You have a good shot at WUSTL (they'll take ANYONE with a 168), GW, Wisconsin, Emory, and Notre Dame.

American might waitlist you at first because they are notorious for yield protection (waitlisting overqualified applicants because they assume they won't attend anyway), but as long as you express your interest in going after they WL you, you should get in fairly quickly. That being said, you can do better than AU especially given what it costs to attend.

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Re: 168 LSAT 3.1 GPA

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:57 am

aaramil wrote:What are my best bets in the top 30 plus American University? I have looked at law school numbers, but I wasn't sure how my radically different gpa status factors in to chance of admission. I was also president of two organizations and treasurer of a third if that has any weight.


Don't go to American. Where do you want to work? Emory might be a little tough with that GPA, but GW, ND, WUSTL, UIUC, UW and UM are all pretty solid targets. If you want the NE, BU might be a good shot, BC/Fordham might be tough...look at W+M, UNC, UGA, GMU, Tulane and W+L (for money) if you want the South

EDIT---UM=Minnesota!

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Re: 168 LSAT 3.1 GPA

Postby aaramil » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:30 pm

In addition to UT having a 65% Texas resident requirement, I recently learned the admissions council places some emphasis on underrepresented regions of Texas. Does anybody know which regions fall under this category? I grew up in a relatively poor and rural area, and I will need all the help I can get to boost my splitter application.

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Re: 168 LSAT 3.1 GPA

Postby ihp12 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:49 pm

I had the same stats, w/ residency, and I got swift rejection. I had a recomender with ties to UT law write a letter specifically for UT. I visited and sent hand written thank yous. I had a flawless application. I had a 4.0 my last 2 years in all upper level courses. Above average softs. Couldn't even snag a waitlist.

If you look at thier GPA/LSAT matrix on LSAC, you can tell they really hate splitters. Sorry to be a downer.




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