3.5 at USMA and 173

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3.5 at USMA and 173

Postby centremike » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:12 am

I scored a 173 on my second LSAT. In 2016, I applied to a bunch of schools and wasn't accepted to any T-14 schools with a 161 LSAT at the time and my relatively low uGPA (3.5).

My plan now is to transition to law school from the Army with 7 years active duty time to include Company Command. How much will my work experience help to balance out my uGPA (3.5) and will I be competitive for some/most T-14 even though my 173 was on the second attempt?

Thanks in advance for any insights.

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Re: 3.5 at USMA and 173

Postby mmac » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:27 am

Most schools will only consider the best score. You will be competitive for the T14 with that LSAT and GPA combination. Good luck!

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Re: 3.5 at USMA and 173

Postby KunAgnis » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:44 am

You should be able to get scholarships as well. Apply early (September/October) and negotiate. If you get scholarships earlier, schools will have more funds and leeway for you to negotiate with them.

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Re: 3.5 at USMA and 173

Postby grainofsand » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:44 am

I think you'll do very well with that 173 and your experience. That is not a horrible GPA either! Apply widely and make sure your application really shows how much you have to offer. Good look.

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Re: 3.5 at USMA and 173

Postby centremike » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:39 am

Awesome, thanks for the feedback. I will definitely look into scholarship information for each of the schools since I will only be getting 80% of the G.I. Bill.

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Re: 3.5 at USMA and 173

Postby Wipfelder » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:15 pm

centremike wrote:Awesome, thanks for the feedback. I will definitely look into scholarship information for each of the schools since I will only be getting 80% of the G.I. Bill.


I think you have a legit shot at H/S, maybe 50/50.

Probably in at CCN, and significant scholly offers below....especially if your work experience is well articulated. Schools really like service academy peeps because they do well with employers....you're a top 1% candidate among the service academy pool.

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Re: 3.5 at USMA and 173

Postby centremike » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:55 pm

Thanks for the vote of confidence Wipfelder, I will apply to HYS but realize it will be a toss up.

Also, I am interested in public interest law. A path I foresee is competing for a fellowship post-graduation and then transitioning to become an Assistant District Attorney. Maybe later competing to become an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Anyone have experience with a similar path or have recommendations on specific schools that are well-suited for my goals? I assume HYS would all be great options but I'm asking otherwise I guess, thanks.

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Re: 3.5 at USMA and 173

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:22 pm

Hey dude, service academy grad currently a 2L at a T14. Shoot me a PM and I'll give you the data dump. Bottom line: you're in a solid spot.

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Re: 3.5 at USMA and 173

Postby centremike » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:45 pm

ponderingmeerkat - I'm new to the site and don't think I'm authorized to PM you yet. Let me know if you can PM me otherwise I can reach out via email. Thanks for the help.

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Re: 3.5 at USMA and 173

Postby globalview2 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:20 pm

ponderingmeerkat, can you PM the data dump? Service Academy Grad that is also interested in the statistics



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