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Aequitas
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I need to know.....

Postby Aequitas » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:53 pm

I'll try to keep this brief, 165 LSAT, 2.35 UPGA, not a URM unless you count Portugese.

Basically my GPA is low because of two semesters that were atrocious. In the first I went through liver failure, in the second I went through my divorce. I'm also the second in my family ever to graduate from a university, my older brother beat me by a year, and I'm the son of soldiers and car mechanics, so I believe I qualify for first generation.

Basically this is what I'm looking at. I would prefer to stay in Arizona, as here I have a divorce decree and a custody arrangement, however I am largely open to go elsewhere.

Right now I am looking at ASU, UofA, Lewis and Clark, UofO, UNM, U of Santa Clara, Temple, Wake Forest, George Mason, U of Georgia and Phoenix. As to the ones that are rather off the wall, like Wake Forest, I got application fee waivers so I figure there is no loss at trying, but I want to know if I have any real chance at going to a decent law school. And Phoenix is my fall back in case everyone else says no.

I thank you for your time, if you need any other information just ask.

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Re: I need to know.....

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Re: I need to know.....

Postby chem » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:00 pm

Aequitas wrote:I'll try to keep this brief, 165 LSAT, 2.35 UPGA, not a URM unless you count Portugese.

Basically my GPA is low because of two semesters that were atrocious. In the first I went through liver failure, in the second I went through my divorce. I'm also the second in my family ever to graduate from a university, my older brother beat me by a year, and I'm the son of soldiers and car mechanics, so I believe I qualify for first generation.

Basically this is what I'm looking at. I would prefer to stay in Arizona, as here I have a divorce decree and a custody arrangement, however I am largely open to go elsewhere.

Right now I am looking at ASU, UofA, Lewis and Clark, UofO, UNM, U of Santa Clara, Temple, Wake Forest, George Mason, U of Georgia and Phoenix. As to the ones that are rather off the wall, like Wake Forest, I got application fee waivers so I figure there is no loss at trying, but I want to know if I have any real chance at going to a decent law school. And Phoenix is my fall back in case everyone else says no.

I thank you for your time, if you need any other information just ask.


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Re: I need to know.....

Postby Aequitas » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:06 pm

Thank you for the music video, always nice to throw in some Latin music into the middle of the day.

And chem I don't know if that is a question or not, forgive my ignorance, can you rephrase?

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Re: I need to know.....

Postby 20130312 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:12 pm

Aequitas wrote:Thank you for the music video, always nice to throw in some Latin music into the middle of the day.

And chem I don't know if that is a question or not, forgive my ignorance, can you rephrase?


They're asking if you have work experience. But either way, please don't go to law school :(

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Re: I need to know.....

Postby Aequitas » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:25 pm

Ahh, that makes sense. Yes I do, 5 years worth working part time as a blackjack and roulette dealer and 3 years working full time over the phone. Worked during my undergrad.

Any particular reason why I should not IGF?

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Re: I need to know.....

Postby 20130312 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:29 pm

The short answer is that it's expensive and job prospects are awful for the schools that you listed.

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Re: I need to know.....

Postby chem » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:30 pm

Aequitas wrote:I'll try to keep this brief, 165 LSAT, 2.35 UPGA, not a URM unless you count Portugese.

Basically my GPA is low because of two semesters that were atrocious. In the first I went through liver failure, in the second I went through my divorce. I'm also the second in my family ever to graduate from a university, my older brother beat me by a year, and I'm the son of soldiers and car mechanics, so I believe I qualify for first generation.

Basically this is what I'm looking at. I would prefer to stay in Arizona, as here I have a divorce decree and a custody arrangement, however I am largely open to go elsewhere.

Right now I am looking at ASU, UofA, Lewis and Clark, UofO, UNM, U of Santa Clara, Temple, Wake Forest, George Mason, U of Georgia and Phoenix. As to the ones that are rather off the wall, like Wake Forest, I got application fee waivers so I figure there is no loss at trying, but I want to know if I have any real chance at going to a decent law school. And Phoenix is my fall back in case everyone else says no.

I thank you for your time, if you need any other information just ask.


I take it not technical work experience, in which case stay away from santa clara.

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Re: I need to know.....

Postby Aequitas » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:44 pm

Just need to know where I have any real chance at so I can get myself prepared for modifying my custody agreement should I choose to attend, I made the decision to find out where I can go prior to making a decision to actually attend. But this information will certainly be useful.

And chem Santa Clara is a free application school, hence why it is on there. The rent in the area alone makes me want to stay far from there.




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