3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

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Dreadnought
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3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby Dreadnought » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:07 pm

I recently took my lsat for the first time and I scored a 165. Current gpa is about 3.34 in Poli Sci at FAU and was wondering which law schools would be the best law schools to apply to. I do not have any extracurricular activities that take place on campus. However, i work at a law firm and shadow an attorney anywhere between 24 to 27 hours a week. I do krav maga on a daily basis as well as other acitivities which do not coincide with my time on campus. I was a pre med major with the intent of going to med school but realized that a path in law feels better. Thank you in advance for the assistance.

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby francesfarmer » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:14 pm

lawschoolnumbers.com.

Also, the legal market sucks a lot and your stats aren't that great. (Not trying to be a bitch, my GPA is basically the same.) Barring a retake in which you pick up 5+ points on the LSAT, you won't be receiving significant scholarship money from any school worth going to (unless you're an underrepresented minority--are you?).

Can you get into med school with your grades? You should probably go to med school.

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby WanderingPondering » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:31 pm

You can get into UGA, and probably pay instate tuition, which is like 15k/year, and might pick up money besides that. I domnt think you are screwed. You'll have some options.

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby Dreadnought » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:06 pm

Thank you for the assistance. This is my first post on this forum so, I figured that these schools are presumably within my reach based on the provided site(s)? Again thank you in advance for the assistance.

No I am not an underrepresented minority.

Colleges:

Reach
Georgetown--This is a reach father/mother went there for law school/undergrad
Tulane--Reach father went there for undergrad
UGA
Pepperdine
Wake Forest

Midrange
Georgia State
FSU
Loyola
Loyola--Chicago
Miami
Temple

Safety
Syracuse
Michigan State
Buffalo-Suny
Penn State
Northeastern

Is this a good type of set up to go for. Please be straight forward.

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby nebula666 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:21 pm

http://myLSN.info/lhpqjj

Hi there from a fellow FAU grad.

If you want to work in Florida, UF and FSU are your best options. You'll likely get at least some $ at both, more from FSU. You will also have a shot at Emory, though more than likely waitlisted.

You have to understand that the schools you have listed are all over the place. You need to figure out where you want to work and then apply to schools accordingly. You literally listed schools from Buffalo to Malibu. You need to be more focused. You are most likely going to work in the state where your school is located.

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby Dreadnought » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:26 pm

Ok understandable. I'll make the region more linear and repost update. thank you for the assist.

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby nebula666 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:32 pm

no problem feel free to message me if you want

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby Dreadnought » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:35 pm

Colleges:

Reach
Georgetown--This is a reach father/mother went there for law school/undergrad
UGA
UF
Emory

Midrange
Georgia State
FSU
Brooklyn

Safety
Syracuse
Buffalo-Suny
Miami

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby gspiel1232 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:41 pm

I think the reach is more likely to be along the lines of gw if you want to practice in DC. The 165 is just way too low for GULC, but GW is definitely in... Throw some more from 20-30 in there as well. Law school numbers shows pretty much no one in the past number of years getting in with the stats

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby nebula666 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:43 pm

Dreadnought wrote:Colleges:

Reach
Georgetown--This is a reach father/mother went there for law school/undergrad
UGA
UF
Emory

Midrange
Georgia State
FSU
Brooklyn

Safety
Syracuse
Buffalo-Suny
Miami



Of these, apply to UF, FSU, UGA, Fordham and Emory. Your legacy probably won't help much but you can try GULC if you absolutely must.

The only school in NY you should apply to is Fordham. The rest are awful schools that will leave you with good job prospects. You have a very small chance of getting into Fordham off the waitlist, otherwise, don't go to NY.

You are 100% in at UGA, and will probably get waitlisted at Emory, so I don't see a good reason to apply to Georgia State.

UF and FSU are the only schools in Florida I would advise you to attend. I wouldn't go to Miami, even with the scholarship you will get, over FSU or UF.

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby Dreadnought » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:51 pm

Awesome thank you for the assistance. I'll do more research and repost once its more concrete based on the information given to me.

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby wbrother » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:39 pm

I saw you orginally had Mich State on your list. They seem to be giving away full schollys to people with your numbers this cycle. Not sure what you career goals/situation are, but it might be worth an app.

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby Dreadnought » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:18 pm

Question regarding myLSN.info. When you are filtering by years is it better to filter within a three year period(09-12) or 4 to 5 (07-12)? which is more accurate? I'm aasking because from my understanding don't law schools become more difficult to get into by a yearly basis? Thank you for the assistance.

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Re: 3.34 GPA; 165 LSAT

Postby francesfarmer » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:59 pm

Dreadnought wrote:Question regarding myLSN.info. When you are filtering by years is it better to filter within a three year period(09-12) or 4 to 5 (07-12)? which is more accurate? I'm aasking because from my understanding don't law schools become more difficult to get into by a yearly basis? Thank you for the assistance.

It depends. 08 and 09 were awful years to try to get into law school so they don't really compare with what this cycle and last cycle were/will be like. Its cyclical.




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