Successful Law School Admission With Messy Transcript?

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Re: Successful Law School Admission With Messy Transcript?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:37 pm

Most law schools seem willing to buy high LSAT scores.

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Re: Successful Law School Admission With Messy Transcript?

Postby Samara » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:41 pm

Have you figured out your LSAC GPA? Make sure you are calculating correctly, according to the LSAC formula. Does that 3.55 include the Fs?

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Re: Successful Law School Admission With Messy Transcript?

Postby tulumpeace22 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:51 am

Thank you all for the advice. I'm waiting for the pre-law advisor at my school to come back from break but I am anxious to know if it is worth a shot because if it is I need to start preparing. And yes I did calculate in the 3 f's but thank you for the reminder.

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Re: Successful Law School Admission With Messy Transcript?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:54 am

Just FYI, most pre-law advisors have no fucking idea what they're doing, and frequently give truly horrible advice. Everything you need to know can be found here on TLS.

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Re: Successful Law School Admission With Messy Transcript?

Postby Band A Long » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:06 pm

Are the W's punitive? i.e. withdraw fail or some variation on that?

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Re: Successful Law School Admission With Messy Transcript?

Postby keladry » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:11 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Just FYI, most pre-law advisors have no fucking idea what they're doing, and frequently give truly horrible advice.


This. The pre-law advisor at my school seems to believe that a) specialty rankings matter, b) region doesn't matter, and c) any amount of debt is acceptable for law school because "you can never go wrong with more education." I've heard him tell someone that it was a good idea to attend a private fourth tier, at sticker, in a region where she had no desire to work because of specialty rankings. Seriously.

Also, OP, you're fine, provided you rock the LSAT. If you're really worried about it, write a brief addendum.

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Re: Successful Law School Admission With Messy Transcript?

Postby cinephile » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:35 pm

keladry wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Just FYI, most pre-law advisors have no fucking idea what they're doing, and frequently give truly horrible advice.


This. The pre-law advisor at my school seems to believe that a) specialty rankings matter, b) region doesn't matter, and c) any amount of debt is acceptable for law school because "you can never go wrong with more education." I've heard him tell someone that it was a good idea to attend a private fourth tier, at sticker, in a region where she had no desire to work because of specialty rankings. Seriously.


I hope she knew better/you set her straight.

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Re: Successful Law School Admission With Messy Transcript?

Postby keladry » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:01 am

cinephile wrote:
keladry wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Just FYI, most pre-law advisors have no fucking idea what they're doing, and frequently give truly horrible advice.


This. The pre-law advisor at my school seems to believe that a) specialty rankings matter, b) region doesn't matter, and c) any amount of debt is acceptable for law school because "you can never go wrong with more education." I've heard him tell someone that it was a good idea to attend a private fourth tier, at sticker, in a region where she had no desire to work because of specialty rankings. Seriously.


I hope she knew better/you set her straight.


Uh, yes. And she's now at the local, well-regarded-in-the-region T2, paying in-state tuition, living at home, and barely borrowing anything at all. (To be fair, at the time of the horrible pre-law advisor advise, I think she was still waiting to hear back from her current school. Still.)

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Re: Successful Law School Admission With Messy Transcript?

Postby suzige » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:19 am

keladry wrote:
cinephile wrote:
keladry wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Just FYI, most pre-law advisors have no fucking idea what they're doing, and frequently give truly horrible advice.


This. The pre-law advisor at my school seems to believe that a) specialty rankings matter, b) region doesn't matter, and c) any amount of debt is acceptable for law school because "you can never go wrong with more education." I've heard him tell someone that it was a good idea to attend a private fourth tier, at sticker, in a region where she had no desire to work because of specialty rankings. Seriously.


I hope she knew better/you set her straight.


Uh, yes. And she's now at the local, well-regarded-in-the-region T2, paying in-state tuition, living at home, and barely borrowing anything at all. (To be fair, at the time of the horrible pre-law advisor advise, I think she was still waiting to hear back from her current school. Still.)


My UG used to have an amazing pre-law advisor who really knew his stuff. I think he followed TLS. I met with him once a semester from freshman year, then during my junior year they bestowed the honor on two other people and I haven't been back since. I just kept in touch with the original guy via email.



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