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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Is Cooley Law School That Bad?
« on: January 30, 2011, 05:51:22 PM »
I can't really speak of Cooley since I know nothing about it other than its reputation.  Personally, the one thing I'd worried about with a school that admits people with both bad GPAs and LSAT scores would be that the student body would actually hold back my education because they'd have a harder time grasping the material.  But I don't know if that is even the case.

I was going to recommend you go to http://officialguide.lsac.org/

I typed in your 2.9 GPA and 156 LSAT and found you have up to a 100% chance of getting admitted to at least 11 different schools and still a greater than a 50% chance of being admitted to dozens more.  You are not limited to Cooley.  You would be limited to Cooley if your numbers were 1.9 and 146 instead of 2.9 and 156.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Tulsa vs. St. Thomas - MN
« on: January 30, 2011, 05:42:05 PM »
I applied to pretty much every school that gave me a fee waiver, one of which being St. Thomas - MN.  They have offered me a full ride scholarship renewable so long as I maintain a 2.0 GPA.

I was also admitted to Tulsa and they gave me a slightly more than 50% scholarship renewable as long as I maintain a 3.0 GPA.

I would prefer to go to Tulsa.  I live in Tulsa. I'm married and have a kid, so moving would uproot my family.  I also have significant connections in Tulsa that should help me secure a job after graduation. 

How do Tulsa and St. Thomas compare?  Should my full ride at St. Thomas motivate Tulsa to give me more money?  I know nothing about St. Thomas.

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Financial Aid / Re: Full Scholarships to Law School
« on: January 30, 2011, 05:30:58 PM »
Are you committed to a specific school or a specific area?  If not, that increases your odds.  Take the LSAT and apply to every school that gives you a fee waiver.  I have a 2.75 GPA and a 165 LSAT and I've been offered a full ride to a school I never would have applied to if not given a fee waiver.

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Are there scholarships available for people who do well on the LSAT but have a low undergraduate GPA?  I think my UGPA was like a 2.78 and I've been consistently scoring in the top 10% on all my practice LSATs.

How about for non-traditional students?  I'm married, have kids, have a mortgage, and have been working in social services since i graduated college (related to my degree).

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