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No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by whatsmyhmwk » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:36 pm

So after a lecture of how my life is worthless now I wanted to ask fellow peers with the same hope of getting into law school my chances.

My GPA: 3.45... probably by end it'll be around 3.4~3.5

Major: Philosophy

Work: around 20 hours a week. I've been working since high school, and plan to work for a year in Japan after college.

I have 2 dependents under my care while I'm in college.

LSAT: Let's say hypothetically I get 170+

Race: Asian

I basically grew up without a family, money, or any real luxuries in life. I sort of grew up in the ghettos going from home to home.
Not sure if any of that matters but thought I would write those experiences in my personal statement.

Do I have no shot at a Top 14 law school?

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:39 pm

Guessing at one's future LSAT score without even a diagnostic score or practice scores is highly speculative & not worthwhile.

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by dakatz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:39 pm

People are going to tell you that hypothetical LSAT scores are useless. If score a 170 or above, you def can get into a T14 school. Your GPA isn't bad at all, plus you sound like you have a pretty unique story to tell. But of course LSAT will be king. Have you even taken a practice test yet? Would like to know what makes you even think that your score will be that high

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by mez06 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:40 pm

Take the LSAT first. If anything, you can write a compelling Personal Statement. Any hypothetical advice is just that.

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by flcath » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:40 pm

I dunno. Do you think I have a shot at becoming president?

Let's say hypothetically that I have $5 Billion of personal funds to finance my campaign.

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by cubswin » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:41 pm

If you can score in the 170s, a T14 is totally possible.

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by whatsmyhmwk » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:42 pm

I should have mentioned this I took a practice test given by Kaplan once, and got 175.

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by CanadianWolf » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:44 pm

Then why only a 3.4 GPA ? :D The good news is that you can teach for Kaplan.

If you scored a 175 on a timed practice test given under real conditions, then sign up for the June test & get an actual score.
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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by mez06 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:45 pm

whatsmyhmwk wrote:I should have mentioned this I took a practice test given by Kaplan once, and got 175.
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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by whatsmyhmwk » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:46 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Then why only a 3.4 GPA ? :D The good news is that you can teach for Kaplan.
Not sure. Taking science classes early on sort of killed my grades I guess.

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by TheFactor » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:23 pm

whatsmyhmwk wrote:I should have mentioned this I took a practice test given by Kaplan once, and got 175.
your diagnostic was a 175? lol

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Post by FiveSermon » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:25 pm

Fucking flame.

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Post by FeelTheHeat » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:26 pm

whatsmyhmwk wrote:I should have mentioned this I took a practice test given by Kaplan once, and got 175.
This is one of the best posts I've ever seen on TLS lol

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by almightypush » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:43 pm

whatsmyhmwk wrote:I should have mentioned this I took a practice test given by Kaplan once, and got 175.
lulz. pretty awesome "oh, by the way" you have there. but in the event you're serious:

1. Take June LSAT
2. Pound out epic PS/DS
3. ???
4. Profit!

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by YaSvoboden » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:48 pm

almightypush wrote:
whatsmyhmwk wrote:I should have mentioned this I took a practice test given by Kaplan once, and got 175.
lulz. pretty awesome "oh, by the way" you have there. but in the event you're serious:

1. Take June LSAT
2. Pound out epic PS/DS
3. ???
4. Profit!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-eak9Jz3_k

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Post by bartleby » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:14 pm

FiveSermon wrote:Fucking flame.

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Post by mths » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:17 pm

flcath wrote:I dunno. Do you think I have a shot at becoming president?

Let's say hypothetically that I have $5 Billion of personal funds to finance my campaign.
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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by lawschoolbound11 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:37 pm

I'd also like to call out the flame here.

Even with a top LSAT score and a T14 degree, a lucrative lawyer life is still pretty unlikely nowadays.

By the way, I consider being able to graduate from college and major in philosophy to be "real luxuries in life" that you were able to enjoy. And if you don't agree, then that in itself is telling of what your standards of luxury really are.

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Re: No shot at a lucrative lawyer life?

Post by gwuorbust » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:04 pm

"I want to work in Japan..two dependent's under my care..while working 20 hours a week...living in the gettho..while going from house to house...while taking science classes...oh, and I got a 175 cold"
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FiveSermon wrote:Fucking flame.

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