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Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:05 pm
by klf916
3.6 GPA, 180 LSAT, Chemical Engineering at Penn State, internship as engineer, no legal work. I'd like to get into pharmaceutical or petroleum law, just curious which of the T14 schools I could get into and if I'd get any money seeing as though my GPA is kind of low but my major was extremely intense.

Re: Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:06 pm
by FiveSermon
Apply everywhere in the t14. Probably in everywhere except HYS and possibly CCN.

Re: Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:09 pm
by fatduck
klf916 wrote:3.6 GPA, 180 LSAT, Chemical Engineering at Penn State, internship as engineer, no legal work. I'd like to get into pharmaceutical or petroleum law, just curious which of the T14 schools I could get into and if I'd get any money seeing as though my GPA is kind of low but my major was extremely intense.
chicago, columbia, nyu, with money at at least 2 of 3 i'd think, and you have a shot at harvard/yale/stanford.

edit: but yes as the previous poster said do apply to every T14 school

Re: Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:13 pm
by CanadianWolf
Petroleum law. Consider the Univ. of Texas & Univ. of Houston in addition to the Top 14 law schools.

Re: Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:19 pm
by amorfati
FiveSermon wrote:Apply everywhere in the t14. Probably in everywhere except HYS and possibly CCN.
I think this is a bit pessimistic. I have roughly the same GPA and only a 176 LSAT, but I'm already in at NYU and am on hold at Columbia (though I've been told my numbers should get me in there - crossing my fingers that that's true).

I think you're in at CCN, probably in at H, and have a reasonable shot at Y/S.

Re: Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:21 pm
by Moxie
In the last two LSN cycles, it doesn't look too good for GPAs under 3.7, although there aren't many samples with <3.7 with 180 LSAT.

I think in everywhere else besides Yale, Stanford, Harvard. Maybe a great personal statement could get you in at Harvard.

Re: Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:21 pm
by WestOfTheRest
amorfati wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:Apply everywhere in the t14. Probably in everywhere except HYS and possibly CCN.
I think this is a bit pessimistic. I have roughly the same GPA and only a 176 LSAT, but I'm already in at NYU and am on hold at Columbia (though I've been told my numbers should get me in there - crossing my fingers that that's true).

I think you're in at CCN, probably in at H, and have a reasonable shot at Y/S.
You're going to call an in at Harvard with a 3.65? Well he has a shot it's definitely not an "in" scenario at all.

Re: Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:22 pm
by FiveSermon
amorfati wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:Apply everywhere in the t14. Probably in everywhere except HYS and possibly CCN.
I think this is a bit pessimistic. I have roughly the same GPA and only a 176 LSAT, but I'm already in at NYU and am on hold at Columbia (though I've been told my numbers should get me in there - crossing my fingers that that's true).

I think you're in at CCN, probably in at H, and have a reasonable shot at Y/S.
You may be right about CCN but H with a GPA with 3.6 is shoddy. Y is a crapshoot with almost everyone. S may work out better because of his science major which S seems to like.

Re: Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:25 pm
by WestOfTheRest
FiveSermon wrote:
amorfati wrote:
FiveSermon wrote:Apply everywhere in the t14. Probably in everywhere except HYS and possibly CCN.
I think this is a bit pessimistic. I have roughly the same GPA and only a 176 LSAT, but I'm already in at NYU and am on hold at Columbia (though I've been told my numbers should get me in there - crossing my fingers that that's true).

I think you're in at CCN, probably in at H, and have a reasonable shot at Y/S.
You may be right about CCN but H with a GPA with 3.6 is shoddy. Y is a crapshoot with almost everyone. S may work out better because of his science major which S seems to like.
S doesn't seem to accept any <3.9 unless they are urms.

Re: Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:33 pm
by klf916
Also I'm a female not male, just stating that because everyone seems to be content with saying him (maybe that would help too with the undergrad engineering degree as well.) I'm more curious about the financial aid which I am doubtful for HYS if I could get in and most likely not for CCN but as far as the others in the t14 do you think I could get any significant scholarships?

Re: Possible law school acceptances?

Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:37 pm
by WestOfTheRest
klf916 wrote:Also I'm a female not male, just stating that because everyone seems to be content with saying him (maybe that would help too with the undergrad engineering degree as well.) I'm more curious about the financial aid which I am doubtful for HYS if I could get in and most likely not for CCN but as far as the others in the t14 do you think I could get any significant scholarships?
Well are you asking about financial aid or merit scholarships? You're confusing the two. If you have financial need you'll get money everywhere, if you're talking about merit scholarships you are looking at the mid t14.