URM. 2.7 GPA. 170 LSAT. Chances @ GULC, NW, U Chicago, NYU.

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Warbucks
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URM. 2.7 GPA. 170 LSAT. Chances @ GULC, NW, U Chicago, NYU.

Postby Warbucks » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:37 am

I'm an African-American male and I received a 2.7 from a presitigious liberal arts college. (I took Japanese and Economics and those four courses destroyed me. When you do that bad it's just sometimes impossible to make a comeback.)

Anyways, fortunately I got my shit together after my rising-senior summer and I refused to be unemployed after graduation. I was offered a position as a corporate paralegal at a V2 firm and that's where I currently work now. So, yeah, either Cravath or Wachtell, I'd just rather not say.

I haven't taken the LSATs but let's assume that I can get a 170 (I'm going to study for an entire year and try to do 2 hours a day; law is something I really want to do and I'm committing myself fully to it; I got high 13s on SAT) what are my chances at GULC, Northwestern, U Chicago, NYU, UVA and Michigan? I hear that those are the most splitter friendly schools. And also represent the places I'd most like to spend three years (midwest, mid-atlantic, NYC.)

Hopefully I'm going to get some great recommendations from partners and associates. Also, I was an English major and I won a lot of departmental awards and I wrote a creative writing senior thesis so I'm pretty confident that I can write a killer personal statement. Add this all up and please chance me at the aforementioned schools. Thanks so much, folks. Any advice you can help is great. I literally lose sleep because I'm haunted by my shit performance in UG.

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irie
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Re: URM. 2.7 GPA. 170 LSAT. Chances @ GULC, NW, U Chicago, NYU.

Postby irie » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:13 pm

maybe NU, they are friendlier to low gpas. i'd apply to Cornell as well if I were you.

not much to go by on LSN, if you can score above 170 every point counts a ton.

I wouldn't place too much hope on NYU/chicago


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Re: URM. 2.7 GPA. 170 LSAT. Chances @ GULC, NW, U Chicago, NYU.

Postby lawlover829 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:17 pm

SAT/LSAT are not correlated that well.

Get a 170 and then come back. If not, you should be look at the mid 50s

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Re: URM. 2.7 GPA. 170 LSAT. Chances @ GULC, NW, U Chicago, NYU.

Postby 02082010 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:29 pm

Numbers twin! Almost!

2.7 AA male with a 168 LSAT and retaking in Sept. I'll let you know how I score and how my cycle goes. I hoping for 176+ and Chicago ED. We'll see.

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Re: URM. 2.7 GPA. 170 LSAT. Chances @ GULC, NW, U Chicago, NYU.

Postby Warbucks » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:37 pm

Irie,

What about GULC?




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