3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

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3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby PrinceKasra » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:31 am

Extracurriculars: Internship at Assemblyman Office, Circle K Organization, Pre-Law Society
Studied Abroad at Cambridge University Pembroke College
UC Irvine Political Science grad

Tier 1 is never a great chance with these scores but I hope I can get into a school within the top 100 ranging from around 40-90

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby zdamico » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:37 am

Where are you from/where do you want to practice?

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby PrinceKasra » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:42 am

I am from Los Angeles, CA and I would like a California School in those rankings, but the East Coast would be great as well.

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby Philosopher King » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:48 am

PrinceKasra wrote:Extracurriculars: Internship at Assemblyman Office, Circle K Organization, Pre-Law Society
Studied Abroad at Cambridge University Pembroke College
UC Irvine Political Science grad

Tier 1 is never a great chance with these scores but I hope I can get into a school within the top 100 ranging from around 40-90


I have a 155 LSAT and am anticipating being able to get into Temple, which is a Tier 2 school ranked currently at #72. Their median LSAT is 161. I think you should have a decent chance at a school in the 40-90 range. Good luck!

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby zdamico » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:51 am

You'd stand a chance at a place like Chapman which is right around T100, same with Pacific and USF (though not in LA, still in California). Santa Clara would be slightly harder, but still definitely worth an app, is its ranked higher and moving up, with good local employment prospects.

If you wouldn't mind moving East, you might take a shot at schools like Maryland or Seton Hall. A school like Northeastern could very well accept you, and even Miami or Catholic would be possible. Michigan State, WVU, and Syracuse are all schools which would likely take you as well!

Don't let people here discourage you. Though your options aren't the best, you have plenty of them. Do some research into what type of law you might want to practice, but more importantly, where you can see yourself settling down.

Good luck!

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby Grizz » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:09 am

You can't get into a CA school worth going to in this economy. Retake or don't go.

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby PrinceKasra » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:47 pm

I hope I can have a chance at Penn State. I hate to think that one wrong deduction on a game cost me the lsat range for many second tier schools. It is so frustrating and it was my 3rd time taking the test. I hope law school admissions can see through that.

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby Grizz » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:13 pm

PrinceKasra wrote:I hope I can have a chance at Penn State. I hate to think that one wrong deduction on a game cost me the lsat range for many second tier schools. It is so frustrating and it was my 3rd time taking the test. I hope law school admissions can see through that.

The problem is, they won't.

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby princeR » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:46 pm

Grizz wrote:You can't get into a CA school worth going to in this economy. Retake or don't go.

Dude, you always give advice like this, just makes you seem like a prick.

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:50 pm

princeR wrote:
Grizz wrote:You can't get into a CA school worth going to in this economy. Retake or don't go.

Dude, you always give advice like this, just makes you seem like a prick.


doesnt mean it isnt true.

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby goldenflash19 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:45 pm

Grizz's advice may sound harsh, but it's TCR. LA and Southern California market in general is so saturated- T14 grads w/ ties, UCLA/USC, UCI, Loyola/Pepperdine, and San Diego grads will almost assuredly find jobs over grads from schools like Chapman. It's not wise to invest so much money and time into a degree only to struggle finding a job that requires a JD. Personally, OP, I'd wait until you can retake and invest everything into it. Good luck!

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby 180asBreath » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:56 pm

princeR wrote:
Grizz wrote:You can't get into a CA school worth going to in this economy. Retake or don't go.

Dude, you always give advice like this, just makes you seem like a prick.


People hate on statements like these, but they need to be said. Grizz is providing a valuable service; no one who makes a thread like this can claim ignorance when they are 27 with a JD, 150k in debt, and no hopes of getting a legal job.

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby pillowpet » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:36 pm

Although you have a low LSAT, i think your GPA will get you into most T2 schools. You probably don't have a shot at a Pepperdine, Loyola, or USD. you'll likely get waitlisted at Santa Clara, but still have a good chance of getting accepted. USF, Chapman, and Pacific will likely accept you.

There are a number of schools outside of CA that you have a godo shot at and probably offer better opportunities after school than those CA schools. You should shoot out an application to Kent, Lewis and Clark, Miami, Temple, American, and other similar schools.

Good luck!

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby PrinceKasra » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:22 pm

You know what is funny? It is hilarious having you guys treat my numbers like I have no chance at a tier 1. I just got waitlisted at a top 30 school with my horrible 154 score. Have a nice day :)

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Postby Helmholtz » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:26 pm

PrinceKasra wrote:You know what is funny? It is hilarious having you guys treat my numbers like I have no chance at a tier 1. I just got waitlisted at a top 30 school with my horrible 154 score. Have a nice day :)


There are some schools that waitlist practically everybody they don't admit off the bat. A waitlist is still failure, it's just failure with a potential for success later on (that potential is usually somewhere between small and infinitesimally small). Have a nice day too. Oh, and paying full tuition for a top thirty school is usually a bad idea.

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby 20130312 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:51 pm

PrinceKasra wrote:You know what is funny? It is hilarious having you guys treat my numbers like I have no chance at a tier 1. I just got waitlisted at a top 30 school with my horrible 154 score. Have a nice day :)


Come back with an acceptance :roll:

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Postby Liquox » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:18 pm

PrinceKasra wrote:I am from Los Angeles, CA and I would like a California School in those rankings, but the East Coast would be great as well.



take a shot at UC hastings, if not, try SD, Loyola or Irvine. There's also Southwestern?

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby PrinceKasra » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:42 pm

Accepted at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law! Tier 1 here I come

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby TheRedMamba » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:42 pm

PrinceKasra wrote:Accepted at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law! Tier 1 here I come


debt prison...there you go

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Postby sidhesadie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:39 pm

PrinceKasra wrote:Accepted at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law! Tier 1 here I come



Well the replies weren't surprising since you originally said you wanted CA or east coast.

If you'd said "is there any law school ranked above X in the whole big country that might take me?" , you probably would have gotten different replies.

But, hey, feel free to continue to think you proved everyone wrong even though, you know...you didn't.

Buy snowboots and thermal underwear, wisconsin is freaking freezing in February. (my inlaws live there.)

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:23 pm

PrinceKasra wrote:Accepted at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law! Tier 1 here I come


There is no way this is going to turn out bad.

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Postby bruss » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:52 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
PrinceKasra wrote:Accepted at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law! Tier 1 here I come


There is no way this is going to turn out bad.


Going anywhere that isn't HYS could turn out bad.

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Postby roaringeagle » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:57 pm

it is sad to me that many very smart people are not good test takers thus they do poorly on the LSAT. A word to the wise-Three of my friends are partners in law firms and they went to American University, U of Maryland, and Syracuse respectively, though one got an LLM in Taxation from GTown.

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Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:12 pm

roaringeagle wrote:it is sad to me that many very smart people are not good test takers thus they do poorly on the LSAT. A word to the wise-Three of my friends are partners in law firms and they went to American University, U of Maryland, and Syracuse respectively, though one got an LLM in Taxation from GTown.


Dude. We know. Helmholtz wasn't kidding.

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Re: 3.73 gpa 3 time lsat take with highest at 154

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:32 pm

bruss wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
PrinceKasra wrote:Accepted at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law! Tier 1 here I come


There is no way this is going to turn out bad.


Going anywhere that isn't HYS could turn out bad.


Going to Wisconsin when one apparently has a preference for (and ties to) the West Coast seems especially likely to turn out bad.

it is sad to me that many very smart people are not good test takers thus they do poorly on the LSAT. A word to the wise-Three of my friends are partners in law firms and they went to American University, U of Maryland, and Syracuse respectively, though one got an LLM in Taxation from GTown.


Three people who went to decent, but not great, law schools are partners at law firms? You don't say! I don't know about everybody else, but I'm convinced!!




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