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rosamundlodge89
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chances?

Postby rosamundlodge89 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:49 am

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UVA2B
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Re: 3.0/168, non-URM hispanic, first-gen

Postby UVA2B » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:53 am

What are your goals for a law degree and where would you ideally like to practice law with the degree?

I'm going to have follow-up questions, but these are always the two most important questions typically not answered in a post like this.

rosamundlodge89
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chances?

Postby rosamundlodge89 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:00 am

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Re: 3.0/168, non-URM hispanic, first-gen

Postby UVA2B » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:15 am

Those are realistically non-specific goals, but I get where you're coming from.

I'll say initially that your plan makes perfect sense with application strategy, minus the EDs. MVP are great schools and will almost assuredly get you the outcome you want, but taking on crazy debt to get there should give you pause. And you'd be looking at crazy debt out of any of those schools if you got in ED.

Your GPA is going to be a killer in getting big scholarships at MVP or its ilk, so the name of the game for you is:

1. Get that 170+ LSAT. Without this, you are without negotiating power
2. Apply broadly. Hit up every school in every geographic region you'd be enthusiastic practicing in within schools that place a significant number of grads into your chosen goal (I'd limit to schools that place ~33% of Biglaw+Fed Clerk placement, but your particular sensitivity might vary)
3. Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate. Your GPA will likely prevent a significant scholarship in the T14(or T13, whatever), so you have to accumulate as many acceptances to play off each other as possible. You're likely to get some good scholarship money from WUSTL, which you might be able to use to leverage a place like Pritzker, which might cause a place like UVA to match, etc. But it'll be a lengthy and ideally worthwhile process.

I know you want to guarantee admission to a dream school of yours, but pragmatically you need to avoid seeing law school admission as the goal, and instead see it as a means to an end. Because that's what it is once you get past the entire admissions game.

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chances?

Postby rosamundlodge89 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:18 am

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Re: chances?

Postby JValdovinos » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:55 am

Your GPA is going to get you through this but get a clear vision of your goals and state that.This will help you in smooth sailing.




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