I Need Advice. Peace Corps, 3.08

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brightereyes
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I Need Advice. Peace Corps, 3.08

Postby brightereyes » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:41 am

Ok, so here's my story:

I graduated college in 3 years from the Univ. of Oklahoma with a degree in Geography and African American Studies (I'm a White Male). I have an overall Undergrad GPA of 3.08. I took the LSAT the summer before my Junior/Senior year on a bit of a whim. I didn't study like I should have and received a 148. During a few practice tests before-hand, which I went over on time by a few minutes, I got scores roughly between 158 and 162. Now, a year and a half later, I am thinking about law school again. Well, law school vs. grad school. I am currently a Peace Corps Volunteer, and I plan on applying next cycle (late 2012). I have a while to study, and would most likely take the LSAT in February and/or June. I would predict that with studying I would score solidly in the 158-162 range. What do you guys think my chances are? T2, T3, T4? Any feedback is appreciated, thanks Top Law.

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Re: I Need Advice. Peace Corps, 3.08

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:46 am

If not flame --> retake brah

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Re: I Need Advice. Peace Corps, 3.08

Postby Jack Smirks » Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:49 am

We can't give you any meaningful advice on where to apply until you have a new score (obviously you need to retake). Your GPA sucks so you're going to have to have an LSAT score above median at almost any school you want to be considered at. If you're really interested in seeing where different scores might get you in/out you can browse http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/

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Re: I Need Advice. Peace Corps, 3.08

Postby brightereyes » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:08 am

Thanks for the replies. Ok, I understand that you can't give me very specific info without a score, but assuming I get a score of 158, how do you think my Peace Corps service will effect my application? I am interested in American, DePaul, Chicago Loyola, Brooklyn, Howard and Pace.

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Re: I Need Advice. Peace Corps, 3.08

Postby chameleonia » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:11 am

make sure you go the the pc website --LinkRemoved-- and look carefully at all the schools that participate in the Peace Corps Fellows program, there are a small handful of law schools that will give you a good admissions boost and good $$. If you are unsure about law school vs grad school there are generally many more options for regular grad school than law school.

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Also, I dont know if it will be a major factor, but your choices of loyola, american, depaul etc are good in terms of getting the most out of your PC service because Catholic schools in general place a greater degree of value on that type of service/humanitarianism than most.




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