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Re: T14 Chances? 174 3.07, suspension

Postby soj » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:52 pm

UVA and Georgetown are probably your best shots out of those.

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Re: T14 Chances? 174 3.07, suspension

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:54 pm

Unfortunately the two dropped felony charges may be a major hurdle for you to overcome. A high LSAT score is unlikely to be viewed as a substitute for morals. This is serious because employers trust elite law schools to scrutinize applicants in more respects than just numbers. And the suspension & 2 dropped felony charges & the misdemeanor charge will resurface when applying for bar membership &, most likely, when applying for work if within a 10 year time frame.

The good news is that this is expected to be a down year for number of applications. But you may have to apply beyond the top 15 law schools.

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Re: T14 Chances? 174 3.07, suspension

Postby jumister5889 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:13 pm

could my personal statement sway their opinions on morals?

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Re: T14 Chances? 174 3.07, suspension

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:16 pm

Possible, but not likely. You need to apply to as many law schools as is feasible to see which ones, if any, will overlook those issues. You still may have trouble passing C&F with some state bars regardless of what law school admissions officers decide.
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Re: T14 Chances? 174 3.07, suspension

Postby soj » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:18 pm

Regardless of what CW is saying, I think it's still worth it to apply broadly to T14. Some top school will drop whatever moral reservations they have about you for your numbers.

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Re: T14 Chances? 174 3.07, suspension

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:21 pm

My message is to apply broadly to as many Tier One law schools as you would be willing to attend. But, you need to be reasonable in your expectations & realize that admission to any law school--even Wisconsin--will not curtail C&F problems with the state bar.

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Re: T14 Chances? 174 3.07, suspension

Postby soj » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:23 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:My message is to apply broadly to as many Tier One law schools as you would be willing to attend. But, you need to be reasonable in your expectations & realize that admission to any law school--even Wisconsin--will not curtail C&F problems with the state bar.

Good point.

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Re: T14 Chances? 174 3.07, suspension

Postby jumister5889 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:37 pm

Haha ok.. I know this is useless but, assuming I have a great PS and great LORs, say I apply to these 7 schools (UVA, Penn, Michigan, Cornell, Georgetown, Texas, Duke) what are my chances of getting into any of these schools? Are there any other T14 schools I should apply to that would realistically increase my odds in getting into any T14?




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