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Law School Admissions / Late Applications
« on: January 14, 2012, 06:10:11 PM »
OK, I've been doing the research, and I am set to apply. But I was wondering if there are any T1, T2 or even T14 schools that will accept applications in June for attendance this Fall (2012)?

I saw some posts, and I heard there are other schools like Tulsa, Phoenix, and Florida Coastal that accept late, but I want to know for some T1 or T2 schools. On Georgetown's site, it says they DO accept late applications but no word on how late.

I do understand that applying that late is just moronic and the chances of acceptance drop drastically, almost non-existent probably. They are the "elite" schools so demand is obviously high, but I just I don't want to wait a whole year.

Law School Admissions / Re: What schools are in my reach?
« on: July 08, 2008, 03:15:41 PM »
whether i get a fee waiver or not, i'll apply to as many as i can. i'll see which ones bite. i'm just curious as to if georgetown really will bite like some say. i've been looking at the numbers and i've seen people with similar lsats, a 177, and a 176 with a 2.7, and 2.5 gpa, respectively, and they were rejected.

just wondering if a good personal statement, some good work experience, and good letters of recommendations might get me in.

before people posted saying "try georgetown" i thought it was completely out of my reach (might still be). just want some reassurance as to if it's possible. if not, there are plenty of other good law schools i'd be greatful going to

Law School Admissions / Re: What schools are in my reach?
« on: July 07, 2008, 09:27:19 PM »
a lot of people have been saying "georgetown, try it", that's a t14 school...i'm wondering if it's even possible.

i've been going over the numbers on LSN, and there were several people that got into georgetown with 2.something gpa. one was a 2.85, and they had a 172, but that person was a 4-year varsity athlete. there was another person with a 2.58 gpa, and a 174, but that person has a good excuse since her parents died freshman year or something. lastly, there was another person with a 177 lsat, and a 2.9.

all these people had special circumstances that explained their gpa...unlike me.

looking at these numbers, is georgetown possible at all?? i'd really like to go there, but i don't want to get my hopes up.

ahhh, stupid gpa!

Law School Admissions / Re: What schools are in my reach?
« on: July 03, 2008, 05:53:42 PM »
It's not about sympathy, but demonstrating that the GPA does not represent your abilities or determination. You have to have a good argument to make it worthwhile, however, else you're just blowing hot air.

so i would just relate that through my personal statement right? like showing that i've taken on other responsibilities, and showing that my gpa doesn't necessarily reflect my work ethic and intelligence?

and falling in line with everyone's comments, i'll definitely spam the t30, see what happens. georgetown is lookin' pretty good, and i wouldn't mind getting into u of i's program either. i'm definitely gonna avoid retaking the lsat, don't wanna screw myself over. the risk outweighs the benefits.

Law School Admissions / Re: What schools are in my reach?
« on: July 01, 2008, 05:36:06 PM »
Do you have a compelling story behind that GPA?

If so, tell it.
lol, no compelling story AT ALL. just really lazy, playing poker every night with friends, and taking wrong, needlessly hard classes. calc 400/500, organic chem, tam 300, all these classes i didn't need which completely f'ed me over. it was only bad for like 2 semesters, the rest are mostly b's.

and even if i did have a compelling story, i don't know if anyone here, or more importantly, anyone on the admissions board would care for a sob story, right? i heard that you should avoid telling sob stories to garner sympathy.

Law School Admissions / Re: What schools are in my reach?
« on: June 28, 2008, 02:02:32 PM »
Though this guy's GPA is a little higher than yours, his LSAT score is 177 (unlike what it says on LSN).
oh wow, maybe i have a chance at university of illinois then...maybe since i was an undergrad at u of i, and i have work experience, it might give me the edge needed to get in. i guess i'll have to see.

i might even consider retaking the lsat. i know the odds of improving are slim, but i figure i've got nothing to lose since they will take your highest lsat score, right? my gpa just sucks so much,and that guy had a 2.8 gpa...that's a huge improvement over my 2.5

Law School Admissions / Re: What schools are in my reach?
« on: June 28, 2008, 01:04:47 PM »
all right, cool. i'll just apply to all the schools i can, and see what happens. thanks for the input.

Law School Admissions / What schools are in my reach?
« on: June 26, 2008, 01:35:13 PM »
Hi, I just registered for a new account because I'm curious as to where I stand.

I graduated from the University of Ilinois, with a PoliSci major, and Phil minor.
Unfortunately, I graduated with a 2.5 GPA.
I did score a 177 on the LSAT.
I am Korean, fluent in both English and Korean.
I did a lot of volunteering and participated in many organizations.

I obviously know I'm not getting into top tier law schools for sure. I'm realistic. Is there any hope for me at all though?
I think the only wish school I can apply to is the U of I law program, and that would be a stretch.

EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention that right now I've taken on a job, a one year program where I teach English to students in Korea. The EPIK program. Don't know if that improves my chances.

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