ADVICE PLEASE

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WAREAGLE31
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ADVICE PLEASE

Postby WAREAGLE31 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:21 pm

Throwing out this profile...Interested if anyone would tell me what they think of my chances at law school. Also, if someone could also recommend a strong counseling advisor for the law school application process. I am interested in applying to the following schools in order:
1) UVA
2) GWU
3) William and Mary
4) UNC
5) UGA
6) Alabama
7) Cumberland School of Law
8) Dickinson School of Law

I attended the Naval Academy and graduated with a 2.91 GPA and a 3.4 GPA in my major (the GPA is a direct result of Chemisty, Thermodynamics, and Weapons Engineering Classes). I have a BS in History. I have heard that Law Schools take a look at individual performance and course load in particular. Wanted to know if somone can validate that. I scored a 169 on the LSAT. I do not plan on taking the test again at this time. I have completed multiple combat tours and will have strong recommendations.

My weakness is my GPA. Anybody got advice? Need to take the LSAT again? Veteran friendly Law Schools? Any advice about how to approach the low GPA---does it deserve an explanation as to the curriculum. My expectation is that the school will be aware of that and it doesn't deserve explanation.

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PinkCow
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Re: ADVICE PLEASE

Postby PinkCow » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:30 pm

ED Northwestern. Seriously. Annapolis + Combat Tours + Decent LSAT might put you in there.

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law4vus
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Re: ADVICE PLEASE

Postby law4vus » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:51 pm

PinkCow wrote:ED Northwestern. Seriously. Annapolis + Combat Tours + Decent LSAT might put you in there.


Even with that, I still think OP will need an extra 2 LSAT points. Still a better shot currently with all those softs than a normal 2.9/169.

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Re: ADVICE PLEASE

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:54 pm

law4vus wrote:
PinkCow wrote:ED Northwestern. Seriously. Annapolis + Combat Tours + Decent LSAT might put you in there.


Even with that, I still think OP will need an extra 2 LSAT points. Still a better shot currently with all those softs than a normal 2.9/169.


With a 171, probably golden at Northwestern and UVa. But as it stands, I'm meh about it.

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Re: ADVICE PLEASE

Postby soj » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:25 am

Since NU is now giving $150K to ED admits, NU is not accepting OP ED. Might defer-accept, but even that seems very unlikely with numbers below both medians. I wouldn't bother EDing NU.

169/2.9 is a tough place to be in, but at least it's a lock at WUSTL.




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