3.5, 170, Teach For America

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kwwill3
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3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby kwwill3 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:04 pm

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Re: 3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:06 pm

kwwill3 wrote:I am 2nd year TFA corps member applying to law school this fall. Here are the schools I am most interested in.

Northwestern
Chicago
Texas
UVA
Duke
UGA (safety)

I am interested in big law, hoping to work anywhere but nyc. Would prefer to be in texas. No ties though. Have excellent softs from ug: president of a large org, multiple elected positions etc. What are my chances? Thanks!


If you want biglaw anywhere but NYC, your best bet is Northwestern and Chi biglaw

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Re: 3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:07 pm

Virginia is highly likely to admit you if you apply ED. Geogia should be almost a certainty. Duke seems to have a GPA floor of 3.5 GPA. What is your LSAC GPA ?

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Re: 3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby kwwill3 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:10 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Virginia is highly likely to admit you if you apply ED. Geogia should be almost a certainty. Duke seems to have a GPA floor of 3.5 GPA. What is your LSAC GPA ?



I believe it is 3.49

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Re: 3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:11 pm

Time to check http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com for Duke Law School.

P.S. One applicant 3-4 years out of college with a 170/3.36 was accepted by Duke Law. So there should be many others as participation on lawschoolnumbers.com is just a very small percentage of applicants.. Your work experience with TFA could make a very positive impact.

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Re: 3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:18 pm

Texas is limited to a certain percentage of non-residents, but you should be quite competitive for one of those spots. Northwestern usually offers application fee waivers to TFA alumni/participants.

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Re: 3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby BruceWayne » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:19 pm

kwwill3 wrote:I am 2nd year TFA corps member applying to law school this fall. Here are the schools I am most interested in.

Northwestern
Chicago
Texas
UVA
Duke
UGA (safety)

I am interested in big law, hoping to work anywhere but nyc. Would prefer to be in texas. No ties though. Have excellent softs from ug: president of a large org, multiple elected positions etc. What are my chances? Thanks!


You basically have no choice but UT then. You won't get Texas biglaw from a non HYS non UT school without Texas ties unless you have very high grades.

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Re: 3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby kwwill3 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:44 pm

@brucewayne texas would be my top choice but chi or atl would be ok as well. Concerned that my gpa is too low for texas being that I am an out of stater.

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Re: 3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby justicefishy » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:24 pm

I'm 3.4/170 with about as good softs. I got Penn (where I'm attending), UVA, and Georgetown RD. I think you should be fine for UVA EDing, but you won't entirely strike out if you roll the dice RDing for UVA. Retaking for some $$$ (see a number of more extreme 3.4-3.6 splitters) if you think you can do better isn't a horrible idea (and something I wish I did).

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Re: 3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:44 am

Texas is not as long of a shot as you might think. I predict you would get in.

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Re: 3.5, 170, Teach For America

Postby dixon02 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:05 am

justicefishy wrote:I'm 3.4/170 with about as good softs. I got Penn (where I'm attending), UVA, and Georgetown RD. I think you should be fine for UVA EDing, but you won't entirely strike out if you roll the dice RDing for UVA. Retaking for some $$$ (see a number of more extreme 3.4-3.6 splitters) if you think you can do better isn't a horrible idea (and something I wish I did).


UVA gives 1/2 scholarships to TFA alum. I would just RD but get it in early and look for that, then use it for leverage at other schools you get into as well.




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