Super splitter 2.5 GPA/ 177 LSAT

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Super splitter 2.5 GPA/ 177 LSAT

Postby superbeta » Fri May 01, 2015 7:10 am

I've asked this before on this page, but I'm actually getting ready to apply this fall so here we go. My LSDAS gpa is 2.5, my LSAT is 177. Super splitter. Huge upward trend on GPA (two stints separated by several years), ran own small business (restaurant) in downtime.

Where should I apply? What T-14s do you think I have a real shot at, if any?

Law school predictor and matcher haven't been updated for years, so they aren't much use.

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Re: Super splitter 2.5 GPA/ 177 LSAT

Postby Indy16 » Fri May 01, 2015 7:45 am

superbeta wrote:I've asked this before on this page, but I'm actually getting ready to apply this fall so here we go. My LSDAS gpa is 2.5, my LSAT is 177. Super splitter. Huge upward trend on GPA (two stints separated by several years), ran own small business (restaurant) in downtime.

Where should I apply? What T-14s do you think I have a real shot at, if any?

Law school predictor and matcher haven't been updated for years, so they aren't much use.


Interesting work experience may be a plus. HYSCCN are most likely out, but I'd probably apply to CCN anyways because a 177 is phenomenal (congrats btw).

I'd bet you get some bites, but you really are a super splitter so it's difficult to tell. It's good you got work experience to distance yourself from that GPA and addenda will be a pretty big deal.

Check out mylsn.info for chances, you'll probably have to really fiddle with the numbers to see anything of use.

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Re: Super splitter 2.5 GPA/ 177 LSAT

Postby swampman » Fri May 01, 2015 8:35 am

Yep. Apply everywhere CCN and down. No use worrying about odds/chances at a given school, focus on putting together a strong application.

You should have a chat with Spivey Consulting or another admissions consultant. Sounds like you're exactly the type of person who could benefit from having really strong essay/supplemental material, and I think having a pro help you with your app would more than pay off in terms of scholarships.

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Re: Super splitter 2.5 GPA/ 177 LSAT

Postby Wipfelder » Fri May 01, 2015 8:45 am

swampman wrote:Yep. Apply everywhere CCN and down. No use worrying about odds/chances at a given school, focus on putting together a strong application.

You should have a chat with Spivey Consulting or another admissions consultant. Sounds like you're exactly the type of person who could benefit from having really strong essay/supplemental material, and I think having a pro help you with your app would more than pay off in terms of scholarships.


This is 100% correct. I did this and it was a stupidly-good decision.

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Re: Super splitter 2.5 GPA/ 177 LSAT

Postby TheProdigal » Fri May 01, 2015 8:50 am

Wipfelder wrote:
swampman wrote:Yep. Apply everywhere CCN and down. No use worrying about odds/chances at a given school, focus on putting together a strong application.

You should have a chat with Spivey Consulting or another admissions consultant. Sounds like you're exactly the type of person who could benefit from having really strong essay/supplemental material, and I think having a pro help you with your app would more than pay off in terms of scholarships.


This is 100% correct. I did this and it was a stupidly-good decision.


+1.

You need to spin all that WE into the best possible light for an industry/education system you're standing on the outside of.

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Re: Super splitter 2.5 GPA/ 177 LSAT

Postby superbeta » Fri May 01, 2015 10:37 am

Also: I'll be 36 when applying to law school. How could this affect my cycle?

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Re: Super splitter 2.5 GPA/ 177 LSAT

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri May 01, 2015 10:46 am

superbeta wrote:Also: I'll be 36 when applying to law school. How could this affect my cycle?

It won't matter. There are a lot of career-changers and people coming to law later in life for various reasons. Anecdotally I'm told some schools have more non-trads than others and that can affect each school's culture, but there's no evidence that there's any prejudice in admissions. To the extent it gives you interesting things to talk about in an application, it can help (to the extent factors besides numbers come into play).

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Re: Super splitter 2.5 GPA/ 177 LSAT

Postby strugglebus » Fri May 01, 2015 6:03 pm

superbeta wrote:Also: I'll be 36 when applying to law school. How could this affect my cycle?

The WE and upward trend could help you outperform the GPA at least somewhat

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Re: Super splitter 2.5 GPA/ 177 LSAT

Postby Clyde Frog » Fri May 01, 2015 9:58 pm

Go for it this fall. I think the odds are in your favor since the number of lsat takers is falling, thus the number of people that score 177+ is also dropping.




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