Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

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Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby kas786 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:35 am

I will be applying to law schools this coming fall (for Fall 2013), and I am trying to come up with an appropriate list of schools.

As you can see from the subject, I have an abysmally low GPA (2.73). The things that I have going for me are a degree from an ivy league school, three years of work experience in a scientific field, and a good LSAT score (172).

I have used a number of law school predictors online, but, given my situation, I would appreciate any advice regarding the range of schools I should aim to apply for. In particular, I would love to get some examples of the most highly ranked schools that I should consider as reasonable reach schools and the most highly ranked schools that I should feel secure considering safety schools. I want to aim for the highest schools I can get into, but I also want to be able to count on getting in somewhere!

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby cinephile » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:37 am

Everyone's going to say Northwestern. And then WUSTL.

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby ThreeRivers » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:18 pm

Northwestern

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby Br3v » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:26 pm

kas786 wrote:I will be applying to law schools this coming fall (for Fall 2013), and I am trying to come up with an appropriate list of schools.

As you can see from the subject, I have an abysmally low GPA (2.73). The things that I have going for me are a degree from an ivy league school, three years of work experience in a scientific field, and a good LSAT score (172).

I have used a number of law school predictors online, but, given my situation, I would appreciate any advice regarding the range of schools I should aim to apply for. In particular, I would love to get some examples of the most highly ranked schools that I should consider as reasonable reach schools and the most highly ranked schools that I should feel secure considering safety schools. I want to aim for the highest schools I can get into, but I also want to be able to count on getting in somewhere!


I am just confused as to whether you have a 172 or 173, regardless congrats.

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby kapital98 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:01 am

cinephile wrote:Everyone's going to say Northwestern. And then WUSTL.


OH THE GLORY OF TLS CONVENTIONAL WISDOM!!!

I'm surprised no one has screamed "RETAKE" yet.

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby PARTY » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:03 am

well, a retake could bolster some options...

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby moneybagsphd » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:12 am

PARTY wrote:well, a retake could bolster some options...

Once you hit YH's median, you're fighting over the scraps.

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby rad lulz » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:15 am

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby PARTY » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:23 am

URM status?

some meaningful reason as to why your GPA is low?

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby bk1 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:24 am

PARTY wrote:URM status?


This is unlikely to overcome a GPA that low for the most part.

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby PARTY » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:27 am

bk1 wrote:
This is unlikely to overcome a GPA that low for the most part.


yeah, but we're not necessarily looking at T14 here, and so there's maybe a little wiggle room if OP can sell the back story.

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Re: Schools to Consider?: 2.73 GPA/ 173 LSAT

Postby top30man » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:28 am

rad lulz wrote:
PARTY wrote:well, a retake could bolster some options...

With a 2.73, no.

This. GPA floors brah.




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