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Law School Applications / Re: Do I have a shot at the T-14?
« on: November 19, 2011, 08:31:32 PM »
So much presumption and judgment, so little advice.  Whatever. 

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Law School Applications / Re: Do I have a shot at the T-14?
« on: November 19, 2011, 06:23:25 PM »
Thanks for the advice! I prefer to think that my GPA is that of a very lazy, very unfocused person who is otherwise intelligent, lol. But seriously, I started college before I was ready, and then I had to deal with depression.  And, I haven't graduated yet, so there's a chance that I could raise my GPA a tiny bit, but not by much.

Whoa!  Stop right there.  If that's true, you CAN follow fortook's advice.  Take as many creampuff classes as you can take before applying for graduation.  Seriously, like take a Summer-Fall-Spring-Summer classes at a Junior College.  Take ONLY as many classes as you need to graduate from your school.  The more high grade credits you can get in there, the more you can raise that GPA.

And don't delude yourself.  A lazy, unfocused person who is otherwise intelligent is probably somebody who ended up with a 3.0.  A 2.1 is the GPA of somebody who is just stone cold stupid.  If you can change that thing, do it.

I was an honors student in HS without trying, so "stone cold stupid" just doesn't apply to me. I messed around in college, didn't focus, dealt with depression, failed a few courses that I had no business failing, etc. Bad GPAs happen for a variety of reasons. Come on. I recognize the situation I'm in,  and I'm prepared to take my lumps.  I would appreciate it if you would stick to the good advice you've given so far instead of insulting me.

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Law School Applications / Re: Do I have a shot at the T-14?
« on: November 19, 2011, 03:56:30 PM »
Thanks for the advice! I prefer to think that my GPA is that of a very lazy, very unfocused person who is otherwise intelligent, lol. But seriously, I started college before I was ready, and then I had to deal with depression.  And, I haven't graduated yet, so there's a chance that I could raise my GPA a tiny bit, but not by much. 

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Law School Applications / Do I have a shot at the T-14?
« on: November 19, 2011, 02:09:50 PM »
Hi guys. I'm an AA female with a 2.1 GPA (I know), and got a 168 on the October LSAT. Let's just say my first year of college wasn't great, and I was a middling student in general  after that.  I have changed a lot, albeit a little too late, and think I could handle the pressures of law school. My resume and my LSAT score give me hope, and I really do want to go to the best school that I can. Someone recently informed me that I should stop looking at T2 schools, and apply all over the top 100. He even suggested that the T-14 was in play, but I seriously doubt that. I like the idea of applying to Northwestern and Gtown, but I am overestimating myself a bit? If so, could you guys give me an idea of where I should apply? Thanks!

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