Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? Emory? GWU?

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Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? Emory? GWU?

Postby Youppi315 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:20 am

2.65 LSAC (2.8ish on transcript) / 168 ... the numbers speak for themselves.

Average softs (student government, leadership roles in clubs - including organizing 100+ volunteer hours / year), part-time job from sophomore year onward, (interestingly, the more I worked the more my grades improved from dreadful freshman year), full-time work the past two summers (between soph. - jr., jr-sr. years). Not sure how my recs. will look.

Very personal personal statement (focusing on maturity). I'll do the "Why Notre Dame" essay for sure.

What are my chances if I apply early, and ED?

BONUS: Chances at Emory/B.C./GWU?
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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? ED?

Postby Cupidity » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:24 am

No dice for BC

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? ED?

Postby YourCaptain » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:29 am

Very little chance at ND. ND is big on GPAs and a 2.8 just doesn't work.

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? ED?

Postby Youppi315 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:39 am

Any other pts. of view?

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? ED?

Postby Jack Smirks » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:54 am

Youppi315 wrote:Any other pts. of view?

Why do you want Notre Dame so much? LSN shows 2 acceptances with sub 3.0 GPAs so you might have a chance. Personally I'd throw a bunch of apps out and see if I get some $$ for that LSAT rather than ED to Notre Dame.

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? ED?

Postby Youppi315 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:06 am

naterj wrote:
Youppi315 wrote:Any other pts. of view?

Why do you want Notre Dame so much? LSN shows 2 acceptances with sub 3.0 GPAs so you might have a chance. Personally I'd throw a bunch of apps out and see if I get some $$ for that LSAT rather than ED to Notre Dame.


I'd like to work in NYC, or Chicago. Those are my top two markets. I'm not picky, though, and would only have second thoughts about a city like Indianapolis, Jefferson City, or Sacramento. Point me in the right direction? How do you feel about my chances at the other schools? (If possible, go by more than LSN?)

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? Emory? GWU?

Postby Samara » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:10 am

Of the schools you list, GW is easily your best option, but I wouldn't ED there because of their full-ride ED thing. If you want Midwest, IU-B is your best bet. I'd also look at UIUC, UMinn and WUSTL. For NYC, GW is a possibility, Emory and Fordham are stretches, but W&L, George Mason and American are splitter- and east coast-friendly schools in your range. If you reeeeally want NYC, consider Brooklyn also. Retake into the 170s and you'd have shot at Georgetown and be a virtual lock at WUSTL.

You may be interested in my splitter guide here: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? Emory? GWU?

Postby Youppi315 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:19 pm

Samara wrote:Of the schools you list, GW is easily your best option, but I wouldn't ED there because of their full-ride ED thing. If you want Midwest, IU-B is your best bet. I'd also look at UIUC, UMinn and WUSTL. For NYC, GW is a possibility, Emory and Fordham are stretches, but W&L, George Mason and American are splitter- and east coast-friendly schools in your range. If you reeeeally want NYC, consider Brooklyn also. Retake into the 170s and you'd have shot at Georgetown and be a virtual lock at WUSTL.

You may be interested in my splitter guide here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=162680


Thanks for this. Anyone else?

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? Emory? GWU?

Postby mattviphky » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:19 pm

uiuc will be a harder sell than nd. wustl or iub will be your best bet with a 168 and chicago as your goal

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? Emory? GWU?

Postby WSJ_Law » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:33 pm

EDIT RC Fail..

I think a compelling PS and visit to emory and you're in

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? Emory? GWU?

Postby Youppi315 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:57 am

Youppi315 wrote:
Samara wrote:Of the schools you list, GW is easily your best option, but I wouldn't ED there because of their full-ride ED thing. If you want Midwest, IU-B is your best bet. I'd also look at UIUC, UMinn and WUSTL. For NYC, GW is a possibility, Emory and Fordham are stretches, but W&L, George Mason and American are splitter- and east coast-friendly schools in your range. If you reeeeally want NYC, consider Brooklyn also. Retake into the 170s and you'd have shot at Georgetown and be a virtual lock at WUSTL.

You may be interested in my splitter guide here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=162680


Thanks for this. Anyone else?

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? Emory? GWU?

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:08 am

Emory has a hard 3.0 floor IIRC

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Re: Notre Dame with 2.65 / 168? Emory? GWU?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:13 am

Emory & GWU are possible according to lawschoolnumbers.com.

If applications are down this cycle--as expected, then your chances increase.




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