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John Galt

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Re: 3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #200 on: October 15, 2005, 01:33:09 AM »
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Telling the kid to apply to boalt would be a waste of his money unless his parents were non-college educated black eskimos living on 10 grand a year.

Eskimos is outdated ans slightly offensive. Inuit is the prefered designation.

I don't believe in PC designations. Thanks for the heads up though.

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Re: 3.32, 158. Can I get into T14?
« Reply #201 on: October 16, 2005, 10:44:47 AM »
FYI, I think a 158 is good for a T14.  All I have is anecdotal evidence, but it indicates that 160+ is unnecessary provided you have a good backstory.  That said, the sub-160s I know had higher GPAs (but not 3.8s or 3.9s; more in the 3.6-3.7 range.)

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What do you think?
« Reply #202 on: October 21, 2005, 10:54:32 PM »
Hey all-

I am a long time reader - first time poster - and I just received my Oct LSAT score earlier this evening - I got a 161 and I graduated from Princeton Univ. with a 3.3.
I know that I have an amazing PS - and great Recs
I have been working for a year + at a NYC law firm and I have had a lot of interesting work experience over the years while at school.
My gpa is low - but I really have no excuse -  I just never really got full swing of the work load - and I don't doubt my abilities to succeed at all - anyway based on your experiences - what do you think my chances are at getting into a t14 law school. I plan to send in my apps by mid next week at the latest.

Thanks in advance for the advice





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2.5 and 170 - Any Tier One's?
« Reply #203 on: October 22, 2005, 12:05:13 PM »
I am an African-American Male, low gpa from a big state school, not well-regarded, worked 40 hours per week and have an upward trend. I just got my score, and I did well.
 2.5 gpa and 170 LSAT.

 Can I get into any T14's??
 Can I get into any Tier 1 schools?

  If so which ones should I target.

  Thanks alot!!!

 

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Re: 2.5 and 170 - Any Tier One's?
« Reply #204 on: October 22, 2005, 12:08:29 PM »
You would be very competetive at Tier 1's.  Less likely at T14's but not impossible.

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Re: 2.5 and 170 - Any Tier One's?
« Reply #205 on: October 22, 2005, 12:47:05 PM »
def include an addendum with your apps to explain your work situation in school and the upward grade trend, good luck

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Re: 2.5 and 170 - Any Tier One's?
« Reply #206 on: October 22, 2005, 12:58:43 PM »
def include an addendum with your apps to explain your work situation in school and the upward grade trend, good luck

Thanks, I am definetly going to do that, I was working 40-60 hours a week freshmen and sophomore year and then I went down to 25-25 hours and my gpa went up significantly, so hopefully somewhere will like me.

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Re: 2.5 and 170 - Any Tier One's?
« Reply #207 on: October 22, 2005, 01:03:01 PM »
they will, especially if you can show...a poster last year got into northwestern with a 2.6 and a 171 or something like that (avg from two tests) but he also had tons of work experience, regardless i think your lsat score will and an explanation will put you into the running with T14's maybe not hys but def the rest
def include an addendum with your apps to explain your work situation in school and the upward grade trend, good luck

Thanks, I am definetly going to do that, I was working 40-60 hours a week freshmen and sophomore year and then I went down to 25-25 hours and my gpa went up significantly, so hopefully somewhere will like me.

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Re: 2.5 and 170 - Any Tier One's?
« Reply #208 on: October 22, 2005, 01:54:43 PM »
I am an African-American Male, low gpa from a big state school, not well-regarded, worked 40 hours per week and have an upward trend. I just got my score, and I did well.
 2.5 gpa and 170 LSAT.

 Can I get into any T14's??
 Can I get into any Tier 1 schools?

  If so which ones should I target.

  Thanks alot!!!

 

Try Duke, Northwestern, Cornell, Emory, Washington University.  are you coming straight through?

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #209 on: October 22, 2005, 01:59:39 PM »
Hey all-

I am a long time reader - first time poster - and I just received my Oct LSAT score earlier this evening - I got a 161 and I graduated from Princeton Univ. with a 3.3.
I know that I have an amazing PS - and great Recs
I have been working for a year + at a NYC law firm and I have had a lot of interesting work experience over the years while at school.
My gpa is low - but I really have no excuse -  I just never really got full swing of the work load - and I don't doubt my abilities to succeed at all - anyway based on your experiences - what do you think my chances are at getting into a t14 law school. I plan to send in my apps by mid next week at the latest.

Thanks in advance for the advice



shoot out applications to U Penn, Michigan, Virginia (especially if you are a resident of the latter two) you never know you might get lucky; if your statements etc are as excellent as you say then I wouldn't be surprised if you got into Georgetown, Cornell, Duke.  I would say save your money and don't apply to HYSCCN.