2.9 GPA/157 LSAT. Chance at Santa Clara?

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2.9 GPA/157 LSAT. Chance at Santa Clara?

Postby kraus1986 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:18 am

Hi, so I didn't really get serious about school until my last two years of college so I have a 2.9 Cum. GPA and a 157 LSAT. I also have 4 letters of recommendation from a teacher and partners the law firm I have been interning at the last 3 years. My dad is an alum of Santa Clara and my sister is currently attending undergrad there. Do I have any chance of getting into Santa Clara University? Thanks.

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Re: 2.9 GPA/157 LSAT. Chance at Santa Clara?

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:27 am

kraus1986 wrote:Hi, so I didn't really get serious about school until my last two years of college so I have a 2.9 Cum. GPA and a 157 LSAT. I also have 4 letters of recommendation from a teacher and partners the law firm I have been interning at the last 3 years. My dad is an alum of Santa Clara and my sister is currently attending undergrad there. Do I have any chance of getting into Santa Clara University? Thanks.


That school has really terrible job placement and is very expensive. I would not attend under any circumstances. You don't stand a very good chance of acceptance either, which kind of makes that moot.

Don't go to law school unless you can bring that LSAT way up and get into a school with good employment outcomes. In CA, that pretty much just means Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, and USC.

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Re: 2.9 GPA/157 LSAT. Chance at Santa Clara?

Postby nothingtosee » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:38 am

BigZuck wrote:
kraus1986 wrote:Hi, so I didn't really get serious about school until my last two years of college so I have a 2.9 Cum. GPA and a 157 LSAT. I also have 4 letters of recommendation from a teacher and partners the law firm I have been interning at the last 3 years. My dad is an alum of Santa Clara and my sister is currently attending undergrad there. Do I have any chance of getting into Santa Clara University? Thanks.


That school has really terrible job placement and is very expensive. I would not attend under any circumstances. You don't stand a very good chance of acceptance either, which kind of makes that moot.

Don't go to law school unless you can bring that LSAT way up and get into a school with good employment outcomes. In CA, that pretty much just means Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, and USC.



Is Dad footing the bill? Can Dad guarantee a job at graduation? If the answer to both is yes, it could make sense to attend. If the answer is no, it would not be wise to attend a law school where 42% of graduates get hired to be lawyers.

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Re: 2.9 GPA/157 LSAT. Chance at Santa Clara?

Postby kraus1986 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:15 am

Well actually he is footing the bill, and it has already been made somewhat clear that upon graduation I will be hired as a lawyer at the firm I currently work for. It employs ~90 lawyers at the moment and has offices in New Jersey, Manhattan, Chicago, and Philly. What I am asking is what my chances of acceptance are.

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Re: 2.9 GPA/157 LSAT. Chance at Santa Clara?

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:46 am

Mylsn.info doesn't have many data points with your numbers, but within the past two years, there was a 156/2.8 accepted, and a 156/2.9 who was rejected. Going back ten years, the acceptance rate has been about %20, with none of the acceptances reporting any scholarship offers.

If you're a minority or have significant work experience since undergrad, that might affect your chances somewhat.

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Re: 2.9 GPA/157 LSAT. Chance at Santa Clara?

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:23 am

I would get that somewhat clear clarified if I were you before devoting 3 years of your life to this venture. Free is good but 3 years is 3 years.

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Re: 2.9 GPA/157 LSAT. Chance at Santa Clara?

Postby timbs4339 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:50 pm

BigZuck wrote:I would get that somewhat clear clarified if I were you before devoting 3 years of your life to this venture. Free is good but 3 years is 3 years.


This. If you're working there right now, it's unlikely that they are going to come right out and say that you have no shot at working there unless you're top 10% of your class or something. You should get it in writing. A lot of people have been burned by stuff like this, and your firm does not sound like a place that will be wanting for better credentialed applicants.




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