AA Male 2.4 160?

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jamesbond
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AA Male 2.4 160?

Postby jamesbond » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:35 am

Loyola Marymount (PT)
Santa Clara (PT)
San Diego (PT)

4+ years working in LA legal as clerk & junior paralegal.

Tainted_Praise
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Re: AA Male 2.4 160?

Postby Tainted_Praise » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:29 am

Retake up to a 165

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jamesbond
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Re: AA Male 2.4 160?

Postby jamesbond » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:52 pm

Tainted_Praise wrote:Retake up to a 165


Yay for a response. So 165 would be the cut off for those schools in your opinion?

I'd like to stay in CA.

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Re: AA Male 2.4 160?

Postby NoJob » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:03 pm

jamesbond wrote:Loyola Marymount (PT)
Santa Clara (PT)
San Diego (PT)

4+ years working in LA legal as clerk & junior paralegal.


Paralegals at decent firms make more than most lawyers. Stick with this job.

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Re: AA Male 2.4 160?

Postby PersuasiveCharm » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:49 pm

Retake. I'm sure if you put in the extra study time you'd do a lot better and open up your options. Good luck!

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Re: AA Male 2.4 160?

Postby Seneca » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:54 pm

NoJob wrote:
jamesbond wrote:Loyola Marymount (PT)
Santa Clara (PT)
San Diego (PT)

4+ years working in LA legal as clerk & junior paralegal.


Paralegals at decent firms make more than most lawyers. Stick with this job.


And they make a lot more than unemployed/underemployed lawyers. Plus, you'll get much better benefits than the many lawyers from these schools that are doing temp work/doc review, for instance.

Your GPA will be a tough sell. Your WE will help, and I imagine it will also help you get a job. As a URM, your cycle will be unpredictable, but retaking is the best answer for you. Even if you were to graduate without debt, you'd still be looking at 3 years in opportunity cost and no guarantee at better employment than you have now, especially with those schools.

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Re: AA Male 2.4 160?

Postby buckilaw » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:25 am

Your GPA is going to really hurt you. If you are making decent money now think about staying put since the oppurtunity cost of law school + tuition may outweigh the job prospects of anywhere you can get into on the West Coast with a 2.4; this will likley be true regardless of the male AA bump. But, if you were to retake and could somehow get into USC or UCLA...those could be viable options.

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Re: AA Male 2.4 160?

Postby jamesbond » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:14 am

Thanks to everyone for their responses. I'm definitely going to retake. Shooting for the highest score possible.

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Re: AA Male 2.4 160?

Postby Bodhi_mind » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:37 pm

Good luck




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