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Re: My chances
« Reply #470 on: December 28, 2005, 12:43:02 AM »
First year I was doing good 3.2 but then I dropped bad, I had a death in the family, someone whom I was very close to and I just didn't stay focused at all. I won't use this as an excuse but I attended school in BR, (go JAGS), and I went through a lot experiencing racism and I know it may sound crazy but I never witnessed it until attending undergrad (Louisiana has some crazy white folks in BR). In any case I started high and kept dropping and by the time I was trying to pull up , it was time to graduate.
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Re: My chances
« Reply #471 on: December 28, 2005, 08:45:52 AM »
Umm, I guess try for schools anywhere between 25-100? I'm not sure how some of the higher ranked schools will look at that GPA. But I feel like schools like Cincinnati and Marquette would take you. You have to cast your net really widely. I think you'll definitely get into some places.

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Re: My chances
« Reply #472 on: December 28, 2005, 09:54:21 AM »
I agree with slow blues. You should definately try for low tier 1 and any tier 2. Your screename implies URM so I'm guessing with that LSAT score you have a roll of the dice with any of those schools. 

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do i have a shot or should i give up?
« Reply #473 on: December 28, 2005, 01:34:50 PM »
Hey everybody.  I was wondering where i should apply or if i should even apply.  I guess Tier 4's would be my only option, but do i even stand a chance there?

What i have going for me is a strong personal statement, letters of reference, experience behind me, strong undergrad school, minority status and special circumstance letter (illness for half my undergrad). 

But my GPA is a 2.9 and I my LSAT is 154. 
I'm writing again in Feb., but no guarantees this will go up so i'm using it as my official score for now. 

Any advice?
Is it worth the money to send out my applications?

P.S - I am from Toronto but would be moving to the States.

Thanks 

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Re: My chances
« Reply #474 on: December 28, 2005, 02:10:02 PM »
Thank you all. I'm really looking to go to Howard Uni. School of Law, but  I don't know if they will consider me b/c of my gpa. Should I retake my LSAT and try to get higher?
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Re: My chances
« Reply #475 on: December 28, 2005, 02:13:59 PM »
Thank you all. I'm really looking to go to Howard Uni. School of Law, but  I don't know if they will consider me b/c of my gpa. Should I retake my LSAT and try to get higher?

no you shouldn't retake.  do you have post college WE?

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Re: My chances
« Reply #476 on: December 28, 2005, 02:42:58 PM »
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« Reply #477 on: December 28, 2005, 03:35:49 PM »
I think you have an excellent shot at Howard. You are WAAAAAY above their 75% LSAT and their 25% GPA is only 2.86.  As lonf as your PS and recs are in order, I'd say you definately have a shot.

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Re: do i have a shot or should i give up?
« Reply #478 on: December 28, 2005, 03:37:07 PM »
If you are URM, I'd say you have a shot at Tier 2. 

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Re: do i have a shot or should i give up?
« Reply #479 on: December 28, 2005, 03:40:15 PM »
Hey everybody.  I was wondering where i should apply or if i should even apply.  I guess Tier 4's would be my only option, but do i even stand a chance there?

What i have going for me is a strong personal statement, letters of reference, experience behind me, strong undergrad school, minority status and special circumstance letter (illness for half my undergrad). 

But my GPA is a 2.9 and I my LSAT is 154. 
I'm writing again in Feb., but no guarantees this will go up so i'm using it as my official score for now. 

Any advice?
Is it worth the money to send out my applications?

P.S - I am from Toronto but would be moving to the States.

Thanks 

Yeah, sure. Check lawschoolnumbers.com or the LSAC website to see where you'd be close to acceptance. Don't give up if it's what you really want. Your LSAT isn't too bad and if you've got mad soft factors you've got a shot. No worries!
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