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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby WanderingPondering » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:43 pm

So do you have a 168 or a 169?

Kinda sucks that 169/2.99 sounds way worse than 170/3.0

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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby jone7007 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:44 pm

1st LSAT 163. 2nd 168. I'd really like to go to GW for their Government Procurement Law courses. Government Procurement Law is what I work in now at the low level and am both good and enjoy. I'm ondering if 3rd try is worth is to try to improve my odds.
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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby WanderingPondering » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:01 am

If you can get a 170 and have WE, then Northwestern is your best bet.

Georgetown will probably be in play with a 169/170

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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby Icculus » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:03 am

WanderingPondering wrote:If you can get a 170 and have WE, then Northwestern is your best bet.

Georgetown will probably be in play with a 169/170


Was about to suggest this. A third try is totally worth it though a 170 maybe low for NU, aim 173. Whatever you do, do not go to GW since you will be paying sticker there.

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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby TheThriller » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:14 am

Icculus wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:If you can get a 170 and have WE, then Northwestern is your best bet.

Georgetown will probably be in play with a 169/170


Was about to suggest this. A third try is totally worth it though a 170 maybe low for NU, aim 173. Whatever you do, do not go to GW since you will be paying sticker there.


a 168 would be competitive for GULC PT no?

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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby Icculus » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:26 am

TheThriller wrote:
Icculus wrote:
WanderingPondering wrote:If you can get a 170 and have WE, then Northwestern is your best bet.

Georgetown will probably be in play with a 169/170


Was about to suggest this. A third try is totally worth it though a 170 maybe low for NU, aim 173. Whatever you do, do not go to GW since you will be paying sticker there.


a 168 would be competitive for GULC PT no?


Not sure about that, could be, but if you have a third try left my thought is you should take it in order to maximize opportunity.

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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby jone7007 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:34 am

I should also mention while I have zero desire to work in "BIGLAW". Hence why PT and low/no debt is important. I would like to be a professor later in life so school rank matters.
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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:47 am

jone7007 wrote:I should also mention while I have zero desire to work in "BIGLAW". Hence why PT and low/no debt is si important. I would like to be a professor later in life so school rank matters.


Your chances of being a law prof are close to nil. As someone with a 2.99 you don't have many options. PT is only a moneysaver if you make decent money. Your GPA will seriously inhibit your ability to get scholarship money and lower your debt unless you go to a terrible school.

With your goals and your stats, law school might not be worth it for you.

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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby jone7007 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:22 am

I don't know what you mean by "decent money", but I'll make about 65k in a low COL area this year and am in a position where I would be a very strong applicant (lots of jobs + few applicants + I’m good at what I do) to be for a promotion to 75k+ if I move to the DC/Denver/Seattle or other major metro area. However, there is little room for advancement beyond that (just a lack of jobs). I just don't see giving up 200k+ in income to pay as I go part time to end up 150k+ plus in debt going full time.
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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby bk1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:29 am

jone7007 wrote:I'll make about 65k in a low COL area this year and am in a position where I would be a very strong applicant (lots of jobs + few applicants + I’m good at what I do) to be for a promotion to 75k+ if I move to the DC/Denver/Seattle or other major metro area. However, there is little room for advancement beyond that (just a lack of jobs).


What do you want to do? I suspect that, if you foreclose biglaw, law school will be a net loss for you in both the long and short run. And that is assuming you get a job as attorney (which is not a guarantee due to the legal industry's lack of jobs). If you don't, it's a definite loss since you will have paid for law school only to go back to your old job.

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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby jone7007 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:47 am

I've had the chance to sit down with a number of professionals in my field who have transitioned from the gov't side to the consulting side -- working with contractors on the bid/proposal/contract negotiation. I'd like to ultimately work my way into that field and later teach. It's a bit of a niche but I like it and the ones who have a) work exp b) an advanced degree (most are Ph.D.'s in a related field but a J.D. + LLM would do) and c)really know their stuff (the Federal Acquisition Regulations/Appropriations Law etc.) can make good $. Why shouldn't I make good $ for work I like?

GW is my 1st choice because of their large number of government contracts law courses, LLM and publications on the subject. Just don't know that I'll get in...

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Re: 2.99/168 Academic Adendum? My chances?

Postby TheThriller » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:06 pm

jone7007 wrote:I've had the chance to sit down with a number of professionals in my field who have transitioned from the gov't side to the consulting side -- working with contractors on the bid/proposal/contract negotiation. I'd like to ultimately work my way into that field and later teach. It's a bit of a niche but I like it and the ones who have a) work exp b) an advanced degree (most are Ph.D.'s in a related field but a J.D. + LLM would do) and c)really know their stuff (the Federal Acquisition Regulations/Appropriations Law etc.) can make good $. Why shouldn't I make good $ for work I like?

GW is my 1st choice because of their large number of government contracts law courses, LLM and publications on the subject. Just don't know that I'll get in...


You'll get in with a 168, or at least be competitive.

Wily, this candidate seems to be just like you with the 168 sub 3.0gpa




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