2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

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2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby lennoxb » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:05 pm

Hey guys, I was just wondering what my chances were with a score between 170-180. I've been studying my ass off and I've scored in the 170s in the free tests + am doing really well on the practice tests. Do I have a chance at the top tier? As always there were mitigating circumstances, dad came down with alzheimer's, passed away, depression. I got my grades somewhat back on track towards the end. I would like to know universities I should apply to and if I stand a chance at financial aid/partial ride if I do really well on the LSAT, despite the low gpa.

Thank you! :)

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby Grazzhoppa » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:13 pm

probably out at T14. Maybe NU if you kill it. But you haven't taken the test yet so who knows.

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby Doorkeeper » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:13 pm

It depends what score you get in between 170 and 180.

That being said, if you get around a 173-176, you have a small chance at Northwestern and Georgetown. There's also a chance that you would get waitlisted at UVA and then accepted if they need to bump up their LSAT median.

Past the T14, you have a shot at Vanderbilt, George Washington, WashU @ St. Louis, and others as you get down the list.

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby lennoxb » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:32 pm

Thanks for the answers guys. I mean, I may bomb the test lol but I don't think thats the case if my pre-scores are any indicators. Do you guys think I have a chance at UCLA?

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby lennoxb » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:33 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:It depends what score you get in between 170 and 180.

That being said, if you get around a 173-176, you have a small chance at Northwestern and Georgetown. There's also a chance that you would get waitlisted at UVA and then accepted if they need to bump up their LSAT median.

Past the T14, you have a shot at Vanderbilt, George Washington, WashU @ St. Louis, and others as you get down the list.


I would love Georgetown. :-/

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby Ti Malice » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:56 pm

lennoxb wrote:Thanks for the answers guys. I mean, I may bomb the test lol but I don't think thats the case if my pre-scores are any indicators. Do you guys think I have a chance at UCLA?


No chance at UCLA, unfortunately. The Cali schools are all big on high GPAs.

Check out Samara's guide for splitters; this will give you an idea of which schools are splitter-friendly: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680. Be aware, though, that your GPA is going to be too low even for a number of these splitter-friendly schools. Check out lawschoolnumbers.com to see which schools allow the lowest GPAs.

WUSTL is one of the friendliest to splitters. If you score in the 170s, you're essentially a lock for WUSTL, regardless of your GPA.

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby suralin » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:24 am

Something that could help you be more attractive to schools and mitigate your GPA is substantive or full-time work experience; Northwestern especially loves WE. Otherwise, study hard for the LSAT and be ready to either retake or not go to law school if you get lower than a 169/170.

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby lennoxb » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:28 am

Ti Malice wrote:
lennoxb wrote:Thanks for the answers guys. I mean, I may bomb the test lol but I don't think thats the case if my pre-scores are any indicators. Do you guys think I have a chance at UCLA?


No chance at UCLA, unfortunately. The Cali schools are all big on high GPAs.

Check out Samara's guide for splitters; this will give you an idea of which schools are splitter-friendly: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680. Be aware, though, that your GPA is going to be too low even for a number of these splitter-friendly schools. Check out lawschoolnumbers.com to see which schools allow the lowest GPAs.

WUSTL is one of the friendliest to splitters. If you score in the 170s, you're essentially a lock for WUSTL, regardless of your GPA.



I wonder if this will help. I mean I don't have significant work experience. But I did an online marketing internship in Berlin for 2 months. I wonder if that would help?

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby suralin » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:00 am

lennoxb wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:
lennoxb wrote:Thanks for the answers guys. I mean, I may bomb the test lol but I don't think thats the case if my pre-scores are any indicators. Do you guys think I have a chance at UCLA?


No chance at UCLA, unfortunately. The Cali schools are all big on high GPAs.

Check out Samara's guide for splitters; this will give you an idea of which schools are splitter-friendly: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=162680. Be aware, though, that your GPA is going to be too low even for a number of these splitter-friendly schools. Check out lawschoolnumbers.com to see which schools allow the lowest GPAs.

WUSTL is one of the friendliest to splitters. If you score in the 170s, you're essentially a lock for WUSTL, regardless of your GPA.



I wonder if this will help. I mean I don't have significant work experience. But I did an online marketing internship in Berlin for 2 months. I wonder if that would help?


Probably not all that much, sorry.

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:34 am

lennoxb wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:
lennoxb wrote:Thanks for the answers guys. I mean, I may bomb the test lol but I don't think thats the case if my pre-scores are any indicators. Do you guys think I have a chance at UCLA?


No chance at UCLA, unfortunately. The Cali schools are all big on high GPAs.

Check out Samara's guide for splitters; this will give you an idea of which schools are splitter-friendly: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=162680. Be aware, though, that your GPA is going to be too low even for a number of these splitter-friendly schools. Check out lawschoolnumbers.com to see which schools allow the lowest GPAs.

WUSTL is one of the friendliest to splitters. If you score in the 170s, you're essentially a lock for WUSTL, regardless of your GPA.



I wonder if this will help. I mean I don't have significant work experience. But I did an online marketing internship in Berlin for 2 months. I wonder if that would help?

Have you already graduated and are now looking for work? If so, you'll have enough work experience for Northwestern when you apply next cycle. If you haven't graduated, get straight A's and move that GPA up a bit.

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:46 am

lennoxb wrote:I wonder if this will help. I mean I don't have significant work experience. But I did an online marketing internship in Berlin for 2 months. I wonder if that would help?

You need to have 1-2 years of paid work experience to be considered for Northwestern.

I would highly recommend work experience for you considering your situation because you get a chance to distance yourself from your GPA a bit and it makes any GPA addendum more persuasive.

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Re: 2.48gpa/170-180 LSAT?

Postby bananasplit19 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:52 am

I'm 2.6/172, so feel free to use my current cycle as a test balloon. I do have 4+ years of WE, though, so I'm hoping that'll play a role. Still waiting on my four T14 apps (which include GULC and NU).




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