2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

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2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby splittertothemax » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:20 am

GPA:2.78
LSAT:173
Work experience- One year at Wells Fargo
North Carolina resident

What's my chances at: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, or South Carolina

I live in charlotte, should I consider Charlotte law school since it's close

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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby North » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:23 am

splittertothemax wrote:GPA:2.78
LSAT:173
Work experience- One year at Wells Fargo
North Carolina resident

What's my chances at: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, or South Carolina

I live in charlotte, should I consider Charlotte law school since it's close

No. Never do that.

ED NU then, if rejected, ED UVA. Great job on the LSAT, make it count.

ETA: In at Vandy.
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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby abc12345675 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:23 am

Do not, I repeat, do not even glance at Charlotte Law School as you drive past it.

Ignore USC, too.

Best bet is UVA.

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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:24 am

Likely for WFU & USC. Possible at UNC. Unlikely at Duke.

Check the graphs at http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby TMC116 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:37 am

flem wrote:
splittertothemax wrote:GPA:2.78
LSAT:173
Work experience- One year at Wells Fargo
North Carolina resident

What's my chances at: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, or South Carolina

I live in charlotte, should I consider Charlotte law school since it's close


1) In @ WF
2) Out @ Duke (hard 3.5 GPA floor)
3) In @ UNC
4) In @ S Car
5) If unemployment is what you seek Charlotte is an excellent choice.

Aim higher, you stand a decent shot at UVA via ED as well as NU


Doesn't UVA have a GPA floor ~3.0?

EDIT: nvm LSN has 2 acceptances @ 2.8

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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby Wily » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:39 am

I got into Wake with $20k a year with a 168/2.7, so you should do fine there.

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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:40 am

OP: According to http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com, a poster with a 173/2.8 had these results:

Illinois--accepted
WashUStL--accepted
George Mason--accepted
Wash & Lee--accepted

Notre Dame--waitlist
Northwestern--waitlist
Georgetown--waitlist
UNC--waitlist

Virginia--waitlist, then accepted
GWU--waitlist, then accepted
WFU--waitlist, then accepted

Next cycle should produce better results as apps to law schools are expected to decline even further.

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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby Nova » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:42 am


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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby TMC116 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:43 am

CanadianWolf wrote:OP: According to http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com, a poster with a 173/2.8 had these results:

Illinois--accepted
WashUStL--accepted
George Mason--accepted
Wash & Lee--accepted

Notre Dame--waitlist
Northwestern--waitlist
Georgetown--waitlist
UNC--waitlist

Virginia--waitlist, then accepted -> VA resident
GWU--waitlist, then accepted
WFU--waitlist, then accepted

Next cycle should produce better results as apps to law schools are expected to decline even further.

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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:44 am

As a splitter, you should send out a lot of applications since results are not easy to predict.

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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby splittertothemax » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:54 am

Any shot at Cornell or any california school? I know california universities love GPAs

I'm hoping applications drop me for the 2013-2014
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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:56 am

The graphs at http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com will help. No need to register or open an account.

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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby splittertothemax » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:07 pm

So no Pepperdine or Loyola I'm guessingm or San Francisco

I'll check out lawschoolnumbers. I want to go to a good school with the least amount of debt possible
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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby splittertothemax » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:13 pm

thanks for the advice. So California is out.

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Re: 2.78 173: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, U South Carolina?

Postby westinghouse60 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:31 pm

flem wrote:
splittertothemax wrote:GPA:2.78
LSAT:173
Work experience- One year at Wells Fargo
North Carolina resident

What's my chances at: Wake Forest, Duke, UNC, or South Carolina

I live in charlotte, should I consider Charlotte law school since it's close


1) In @ WF
2) Out @ Duke (hard 3.5 GPA floor)
3) In @ UNC
4) In @ S Car
5) If unemployment is what you seek Charlotte is an excellent choice.

Aim higher, you stand a decent shot at UVA via ED as well as NU


It's irrelevant since OP is below 3.0, but a few people got in to Duke with a sub 3.5 this cycle. Anyway OP you should shoot for Northwestern/UVA like everyone else said, although I think your chances at Northwestern are better. And either of those at sticker is better than whatever money you'll get as a splitter from T25s, at least in my opinion. You could probably get good money at Wake/UNC, but I'd only take those over a T14 if you could graduate near debt free and were dead set on staying in NC.




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