3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

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AxeJ
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3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby AxeJ » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:45 am

a very steep upward trend due to a medical issue.

My dream school is Duke. I am a huge basketball fan.

What are my chances?

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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby nebula666 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:08 pm

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Should probably be in at Duke

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bryanjbay12
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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby bryanjbay12 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:15 pm

Make sure you write a why duke and try to let committee know you really want to go there. I think you'll get in.

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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby Toby Ziegler » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:15 pm

bryanjbay12 wrote:Make sure you write a why duke and try to let committee know you really want to go there. I think you'll get in.

But certainly don't mention anything about basketball in that "Why Duke"

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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby PotenC » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:53 pm

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Iroh
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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby Iroh » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:03 pm

Of course, you were above both 75th percentiles, so that didn't hurt either. :wink:

I don't think mentioning the basketball team would hurt at all, as long as you don't make it the focus of your "Why Duke?" statement. The team really is a BFD at Duke. It's an integral part of the culture. The fact that you are already smitten with that part of the culture is good. Make sure you discuss more important things (clinics, journals, the faculty, y'know, things about the LAW SCHOOL) but throwing in the basketball team is fine.

You're probably getting in. Enjoy campout.

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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby Optimist Prime » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:07 pm

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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:36 pm

AxeJ wrote:a very steep upward trend due to a medical issue.

My dream school is Duke. I am a huge basketball fan.

What are my chances?


If you haven't already done so, I would also write an addendum explaining your circumstances re. grades. May not solve all of your problems, but it definitely won't hurt.

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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby akg144 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:58 pm

You'll get great scholly at Duke and love your time here Duke is an amazing place and the Triangle is a great place to live as well - plus your right Coach K & Basketball Games #Epic

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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby Kimikho » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:14 pm

PotenC wrote:
Travis12 wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:Make sure you write a why duke and try to let committee know you really want to go there. I think you'll get in.

But certainly don't mention anything about basketball in that "Why Duke"


For what it's worth, I mentioned the basketball team in my Why Duke and got in earlier this month.


I did too.

I've mentioned school-specific culture in all of my Why X essays and it's worked really well. Any T14 law school can provide an outstanding legal education, so this is the one place you can explain why you want this specific school.

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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby AxeJ » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:38 pm

akg144 wrote:You'll get great scholly at Duke and love your time here Duke is an amazing place and the Triangle is a great place to live as well - plus your right Coach K & Basketball Games #Epic


How much $ do you think may be headed my way?

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Re: 3.4, 175 LSAT, And . . .

Postby nebula666 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:36 am

AxeJ wrote:
akg144 wrote:You'll get great scholly at Duke and love your time here Duke is an amazing place and the Triangle is a great place to live as well - plus your right Coach K & Basketball Games #Epic


How much $ do you think may be headed my way?


I would guess between $45 and $60k




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