JCFindley wrote:bigvinny wrote:spleenworship wrote:Enjoy a T14 (even potentially HYS) with a small scholly or a t1 with full ride. Get those waivers and apply broadly.
Seriously? And I saw some talk about Berkeley, NYU, etc.
No way. Yes, he's a URM with military experience, but he has a terrible gpa. At the very least, no way he's getting into HYS and most likely not even CCN. He'll be lucky to get a hit in the T10 (and maybe even the T14).
Vinny, Vinny, Vinny......
Unless you are in fact an AA male and were an Army Captain and had the same GPA and LSAT OR you are an admissions committee member then you have no idea of what you type. Hell, if it's the latter you can only speak for your school and you still have no clue how the others will go.
No one here has said that he is a lock anywhere but what we have said is that he has a shot everywhere. It all depends on how each specific admissions committee views it. He should indeed apply anywhere that he wants to go because there is not a single person on TLS that can give him good advice as to how each school will view his app.
Further more, we really don't know what he did in the Army aside from he was an O for 7 years and presumably a Captain. (That much alone means he was likely in some sort of leadership position.) For all we know he might have been one of those tab wearing super soldiers or a greenie beanie or Delta spending years in hostile sandy places. Heck, he might even have one of these. Regardless, being an Army Captain does count for something even if he was in charge of the mess hall.
So, Vinny Bag of Donuts, what basis are you using to give your expert opinion here?
Common sense. Law schools MOSTLY care about the numbers, especially the ones with hard gpa floors (HYS, Boalt). His gpa is not mildly out of reach, but WAYYYY out of reach. Sure, maybe he was a Medal of Honor winner that went to the moon and cured cancer, but, at the end of the day, his gpa sucks and that will ruin the school's statistics. That's what REALLY matters to the schools: the bottom line.