Any advice is lovely! 161/3.49

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Any advice is lovely! 161/3.49

Postby Emilita87 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:12 pm

Hi Everyone,

LSAT 161
Undergrad GPA 3.49
Graduate GPA 3.97

I am getting my Masters in Social Work. I interned on a U.S. Senate Campaign for the 2010 cycle. I have interned for two years in social work agencies. I am the Graduate Research Assistant in my department at my university and will be publishing a journal article soon (though, unfortunately, not in time to include on my applications!)

While my undergrad GPA isn't amazing, I feel that what I have done since then does show that I am driven and capable.

So far my list is:
American, William & Mary, BU, Penn State, George Washington, CUNY, and Villanova

My focus for law is Public Interest and I would like to be in the Tri-state area preferrably. American is definitely my first choice.

I know that I can look at the school rankings and lsat medians to get a good idea but I picked a few schools right outside my LSAT bracket and I am wondering if I should even bother applying.

Any advice is surely appreciated.

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Jah'rakal
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Re: Any advice is lovely! 161/3.49

Postby Jah'rakal » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:39 pm

you have solid experiences and decent GPA and LSAT, for your list of schools,
you have a real good shot of getting into American, CUNY, Penn State and Villanova,
It will be a little more difficult for William & Mary, BU and George Washington but you still can if you apply early and put together some nice apps

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Postby kalvano » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:18 pm

Emilita87 wrote:So far my list is:
American, William & Mary, BU, Penn State, George Washington, CUNY, and Villanova



Out at W&M, BU, GWU. Probably American too. Not sure about the others.

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Re: Any advice is lovely! 161/3.49

Postby downstream » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:19 pm

UIUC, obviously

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Re: Any advice is lovely! 161/3.49

Postby Emilita87 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:29 pm

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Any advice is lovely! 161/3.49

Postby Grizz » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:57 am

Just do social work with the masters you already have.

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Re: Any advice is lovely! 161/3.49

Postby Emilita87 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:16 am

@Grizz
I'm curious, why do you say that? Many people have joint MSW/JD.

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Postby Grizz » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:17 pm

Emilita87 wrote:@Grizz
I'm curious, why do you say that? Many people have joint MSW/JD.

Legal market sucks. Why do you want the JD? Just for the credential?

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Re: Any advice is lovely! 161/3.49

Postby Jah'rakal » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:00 pm

legal market isn't as bad as TLS hypes it up to be, if you go to the schools you have listed, you should be fine

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Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:20 pm

American should like your social work background.

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Postby Grizz » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:31 pm

Jah'rakal wrote:legal market isn't as bad as TLS hypes it up to be, if you go to the schools you have listed, you should be fine

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Postby Jah'rakal » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:38 pm

Grizz wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:legal market isn't as bad as TLS hypes it up to be, if you go to the schools you have listed, you should be fine

troll, just cause you go to a t-14 doesn't mean others won't do well in tier1/2 or even tier schools

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Postby 071816 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:41 pm

Jah'rakal wrote:
Grizz wrote:
Jah'rakal wrote:legal market isn't as bad as TLS hypes it up to be, if you go to the schools you have listed, you should be fine

troll, just cause you go to a t-14 doesn't mean others won't do well in tier1/2 or even tier schools


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