2.8/178 UChicago

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2.8/178 UChicago

Postby dilettante » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:02 pm

Started college well but grades got worse then recovered by the last year (5th) with an annual general GPA of 3.98 of mostly major classes. No recent softs, other than two investment banking internships. No good excuses for performance (unless you count an addendum on sloth). Also, I am an international student. What are my prospects? & how can I improve them (if at all)? Thanks for any advice.
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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:17 pm


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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:24 pm

I haven't checked law school numbers for a while, which I suggest you do for every school you're curious about, but I doubt you have a shot. Sorry bro but a 2.8 is very low for Chicago. I'd say you have a great shot at MVP down with some potential scholarship money.

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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby 09042014 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:25 pm

You got a halfway decent shot at northwestern. Probably best you'll get.

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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby sinfiery » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:28 pm

dilettante wrote:Also, I am an international student.

Doesn't this mean LSs don't have to report his GPA?

Not really sure how international student cycles play out though

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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby dilettante » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:38 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:I haven't checked law school numbers for a while, which I suggest you do for every school you're curious about, but I doubt you have a shot. Sorry bro but a 2.8 is very low for Chicago. I'd say you have a great shot at MVP down with some potential scholarship money.


I did my undergrad work at UChicago, I'd be happy with any one of MVP.

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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:42 pm

dilettante wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:I haven't checked law school numbers for a while, which I suggest you do for every school you're curious about, but I doubt you have a shot. Sorry bro but a 2.8 is very low for Chicago. I'd say you have a great shot at MVP down with some potential scholarship money.


I did my undergrad work at UChicago, I'd be happy with any one of MVP.


I've changed my great shot to a maybe. I think DF is right. I'm a little rusty with LSN.

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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:43 pm

By far your best shots at the T14 are UVA, Northwestern, and Georgetown. You have a slim chance at the rest, but not non-existent considering the decrease in applicants. Expect a couple waitlists as schools might hold onto you to average their LSAT median late in the cycle.

If you don't need financial aid money, I would ED to UVA. You should generally apply to everywhere from Chicago on down.

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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby Lavitz » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:36 pm

sinfiery wrote:
dilettante wrote:Also, I am an international student.

Doesn't this mean LSs don't have to report his GPA?

Not really sure how international student cycles play out though

I'm pretty sure that's only if he went to school overseas and LSAC couldn't convert his grades to come up with a standard GPA. But he says he did his undergrad at Chicago and we know his GPA so yes, it would still be reported.

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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby Ti Malice » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:46 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-content/uploads/Law-School-Predictor-Full-Time-Programs.htm


LSP is pretty worthless in general, but especially so for splitters.

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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby sinfiery » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:28 am

Lavitz wrote:
sinfiery wrote:
dilettante wrote:Also, I am an international student.

Doesn't this mean LSs don't have to report his GPA?

Not really sure how international student cycles play out though

I'm pretty sure that's only if he went to school overseas and LSAC couldn't convert his grades to come up with a standard GPA. But he says he did his undergrad at Chicago and we know his GPA so yes, it would still be reported.

Didn't know UG in Chicago

nvm then

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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby Fitz51 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:20 am

Ti Malice wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-content/uploads/Law-School-Predictor-Full-Time-Programs.htm


LSP is pretty worthless in general, but especially so for splitters.


What would you suggest as a good predictor?

LSN graphs?

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Re: 2.8/178 UChicago

Postby TheThriller » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:36 am

OP why did you change from 2.8/179 to 2.8/178 in your thread title?




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