Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

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cwang22
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Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby cwang22 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:40 am

Hey guys,

So here is my current circumstance: I didn't take classes seriously in college because I wanted to pursue the path of an entrepreneur and try to start my own business. The startups that I was a part of included a few web ecommerce stores, an import/distribution company, as well as a few others. None of them became super successful but I feel like I gained a lot of business insight and knowledge in the entire process.

I am 4 years removed from school, and graduated with a ~2.9 GPA from UCLA (hoping that the university ranking will be to my benefit) with an Economics degree. I started off in Pre-Med but left (did horribly in the classes).

My biggest regret right now is that I didn't take school more seriously. Looking back I know I could've done much better (but that's true with most other people).

So here are my two questions

1) What are the top schools I will have a low to medium chance of getting into should I write a killer essay + score a perfect on the LSAT?
2) I won't be able to get any good recommendations from professors so will going to UCLA extension classes help boost my resume as a student (granted I get strong A's)? On topic, would a LOR from an exchange class professor be a bad idea? Should I aim to attend classes somewhere else to get a better/more credible professor to write me a LOR?

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Dr. Review
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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby Dr. Review » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:43 am

Go take the LSAT, then return with a serious question.

But if you REALLY want to know, take a look at this person's cycle with similar numbers to what you are suggesting.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/crumpledq

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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby cwang22 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:46 am

Let me rephrase my original question then. What if I got between a 175-180? I'm just trying to gauge what a 4 years removed candidate with some entrepreneurial experience would fare against others. I checked out the law school predictor websites but I wanted to throw in a few other variables rather than just the numbers.

Or if numbers are really that important/indicative of where I'll be able to go, please let me know and I'll just base it off of that.

Thanks!

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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby cwang22 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:47 am

Bedsole wrote:Go take the LSAT, then return with a serious question.

But if you REALLY want to know, take a look at this person's cycle with similar numbers to what you are suggesting.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/crumpledq


That was really helpful. Thank you

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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby Dr. Review » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:24 am

http://search.lawschoolnumbers.com/users/jd/?a=su&lsat2=180&lsatR=true&lsat1=175&lgpa1=2.50&lgpa2=3.01&workingCycle=1112

That's a little broader search. Honestly though, getting a 175+ for the vast majority of people is not easy, and it's not something you should bank on, at least until you can really start PTing in that range reguarly. Beyond that, super splitters can be hard to predict. A lot of schools really don't like sub 3.0 GPAs.

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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby dpk711 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:28 am

cwang22 wrote: UCLA (hoping that the university ranking will be to my benefit)


Won't make a difference in your applications.

Also, scoring a 175+ is not easy.

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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby woeisme » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:48 am

Assuming 2.9/180 ... T14 might look something like this:

No chance: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Berkeley

Very slim chance: Columbia, Chicago, Penn, Cornell, Duke

Slim chance: NYU, Michigan

Okay chance: UVA, Northwestern, Georgetown


HTH

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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby dpk711 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:09 am

Assuming a 180, with WE, your best chance at a T14 would be Northwestern.

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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby Nova » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:28 pm

cwang22 wrote:Let me rephrase my original question then. What if I got between a 175-180?



Still, generally, a ridiculous hypothetical.

What are you PTing at?

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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby 2014 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:07 pm

Given that we tend to say that assuming a 170 is ridiculous you should consider yourself lucky that anyone gave a serious reply to your question.

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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby emkay625 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:50 am

You are assuming a 175-180?!?!

This thread should be good.

May I ask why you assume this?

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Re: Low GPA but with a perfect LSAT Score

Postby jgloster » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:48 am

MODS please shut down this fuckin retarded thread




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