Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

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Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby anitadonielle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:24 pm

I currently have a 3.78 UGPA and I will be taking the LSAT on the 11th, I am estimating a score of between 153-156. Does anyone think I will have a chance of getting in there?

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:33 pm

Are you a URM or a resident of Tennessee?

Could you get in? Yeah, sure, you could. Probably not though. 153-156 is likely not gonna cut it. No non URMs on LSN are in with under a 159. Score median for a good chance. score 161+ and you'll be looking at a scholarship. Good luck in June! youll probably need to take it again in Oct.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby Br3v » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:32 pm

How much have you studied? If you break 170 you can have a serious chance at Harvard Yale Stanford and money at other top schools

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby jurisx » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:35 pm

I doubt they turn anyone away.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:39 pm

jurisx wrote:I doubt they turn anyone away.


For the class of 2010, the acceptance rate was 27%

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:48 pm

Better question: why would you want to?

If I had a 3.78, I'd be going to a top 6 school.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby anitadonielle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:53 pm

I have studied a lil each day. I am good at everything but the logic games and I think that will hender me. I didn't want to overestimate and get a low score and be dissappointed.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby anitadonielle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:54 pm

I tbought about retaking the,test in October but I don't know if its frowned upon.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:57 pm

AR is the easiest section to improve on and ultimately go -0 on. You should retake in October once you get your AR in check.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby anitadonielle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:58 pm

I want to go there because I am a resident of TN so I know tuition is going to be cheaper than other schools. The fact that I am a minority may help my chances there. Is UT not a good school?

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:02 pm

anitadonielle wrote:I want to go there because I am a resident of TN so I know tuition is going to be cheaper than other schools. The fact that I am a minority may help my chances there. Is UT not a good school?


Its a fine school, since you are down with practicing in TN. However, with your GPA, going there without a big scholarship would be a mistake.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby anitadonielle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:04 pm

I've considered that. Im applying to other places as well. I am just afraid of what my lsat will be

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby Nova » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:08 pm

anitadonielle wrote:I've considered that. Im applying to other places as well. I am just afraid of what my lsat will be


Do not fear the LSAT, Anita. Make it your bitch.

Good thing you stumbled on to this forum, it is a great resource.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... ?f=6&t=396

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:09 pm

Pretty much the only metric to judge law schools by is whether you are likely to get a job after graduation. Only 60% of UT grads from the class of 2010 had long-term, full-time jobs requiring a JD and bar passage, 9 months after graduation. Only 25% of the class of 2010 were making more than $60k/year. It still costs well over six figures to go there (even for a resident), and your odds of paying back that size loan on those salaries is pretty shitty.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby anitadonielle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:25 pm

I did the bibles and took the different practice tests from LSAC.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby jurisx » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:42 pm

anitadonielle wrote:I did the bibles and took the different practice tests from LSAC.


I tried taking a bible in with me too....they told me to leave it at the door. (I guess Jesus ain't in the LSAT son. You on your own)

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby anitadonielle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:43 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Pretty much the only metric to judge law schools by is whether you are likely to get a job after graduation. Only 60% of UT grads from the class of 2010 had long-term, full-time jobs requiring a JD and bar passage, 9 months after graduation. Only 25% of the class of 2010 were making more than $60k/year. It still costs well over six figures to go there (even for a resident), and your odds of paying back that size loan on those salaries is pretty shitty.

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Ive looked at the information for other schools and a lot of them show low chances of employment. I am an Economics and Finance major and I have taken almost enough hours in accounting to sit for the CPA exam in TN. If all else fails in law, I think I could at least be a tax lawyer or a CPA accountant or do something in finance. I have tried to prepare other options in case something were to go wrong with law.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby anitadonielle » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:44 pm

haha I meant the Logic game bible

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby jurisx » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:45 pm

anitadonielle wrote:haha I meant the Logic game bible

I know, :lol:

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby Easy-E » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:33 am

anitadonielle wrote:I currently have a 3.78 UGPA and I will be taking the LSAT on the 11th, I am estimating a score of between 153-156. Does anyone think I will have a chance of getting in there?



If you take a 3.78 GPA and apply with a 155 LSAT, I will literally hunt you down and murder you. Take a class or read a prep book, don't waste a solid GPA.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby TheZoid » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:45 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Better question: why would you want to?

If I had a 3.78, I'd be going to a top 6 school.


Well aren't you like, pretty special man.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:55 am

OP: Since your GPA is above Tennessee's 75th%, you'll be competitive with an LSAT score of 158 or higher, in my opinion. You have a slight chance with a 154-156. Unfortunately, lawschoolnumbers.com doesn't have too much data on UTennessee.

Check http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com graphs on UTennessee.

P.S. Even though law school applications are expected to decrease further next year, state schools offering very low resident tuition rates may see a slight increase which makes Tennessee tough to predict. What is clear is that Tennessee loves LSAT scores of 161 & 162 according to the most recent years' graphs on lawschoolnumbers.com.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby jurisx » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:51 pm

There is always Alpalachia law school if UOT turns you down.

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Re: Could I get into University of Tennessee Law School

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:53 pm

TheZoid wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Better question: why would you want to?

If I had a 3.78, I'd be going to a top 6 school.


Well aren't you like, pretty special man.
No, but OP is, because she has a 3.78. She shouldn't waste it on a shitty school.




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