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1. Can you really pass on Yale. H is a close # 2.
2. Chicago, midwest boy and good with $ and academics.
3. V.  Alan Groves wins.
4. Duke, Great name recognition in midwest

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.6/148
« on: January 13, 2009, 11:26:53 PM »
Your Lsat is low for all 3, but your uGPA will help. Try UMKC, Southern Illinois University, and Valpo if your interested in the midwest.I would reccomed retaking the lsat, but if your applying I might as well give you some help.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Do I have a chance ?
« on: December 28, 2008, 07:02:14 PM »
SLU is ranked #1 for Health law but is pretty low down in rankings, 95 I believe, so I am almost certainyou would be garunteed good scholarship $. will give you a lot of useful info.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Low ugpa
« on: December 28, 2008, 06:58:37 PM »
I am also interested in how things turned out. Your GPA is obviously going to be a hurdle to overcome. Your almost definately out of t14 but there are a lot of t2 schools that would be willing to trade a bad GPA for a 170+ lsat score

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question regarding my practice LSAT score
« on: December 27, 2008, 05:33:13 PM »
I agree about the 2 years being excessive. It was by far not the smartest decision of my life, but I only really preped for the LSAT for 6 solid weeks and increased 11 points from my diagnositic. 2-3 months of some good studying and anyone that does it the right way should be close to the 160 range regardless of diagnostic score.

Gauging from peoples reactions on here the choice of school is a very important factor.  If you have the credentials to get into a t14 (top 14 law school) than go regardless of cost.  If you can get into a top 30 school or so than it should be a serious consideration.  If your lsat/gpa places you outside of these parameters than go for the highest ranked school in the region you want to practice.  Check out for information on what admission trends are for each school.

I would definately take the LSAT seriously the first time you take it. With that being said,  with 2 LSAT scores most schools will take the highest. If you take the LSAT 3 times schools generally average the 3.  Keep in mind that you cannot take the LSAT sore more than 3 times in 2 years and that every score stays on your report for 5 years.

A vast majority of law schools discourage 1Ls (1st year law students) from working if they dont outright say that you are not allowed to.  2L and 3L years are up to you as to if you want to work.

Take from this post what you will, I am currently a 0L (new admit for next year).  Best of luck.  Any particular reason for dropping your MBA?  I personally also dropped out of a MS program in Crim Justice.

Man this thread got angry quickly and it started out so fun. I will probably be at a high T2 or low T1 next year and am shocked by the comparably huge amount of T14 people that are online. In my mind I know logically that the number of people outside the T14 is huge but on here we seem like a minority. Heres the Mathhies and Tasha for sticking up for the little guy and giving me hope.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: December 16, 2008, 07:18:32 AM »
Slu started rolling out acceptances yesterday, big white envelope with notes saying your being considered for scholarships.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lower rank better reputation?
« on: December 16, 2008, 07:14:33 AM »
Yeah, I bounced around to a couple schools (Truman, Lindenwood) before ending up at UMSL, but it kinda seems like 80% of umsl students went somewhere else first.  Thats why I am so worried about picking a good school the first time. Thanks for all the input.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lower rank better reputation?
« on: December 14, 2008, 11:23:10 PM »
I wish one of those school was my UG institution because that would make my decision easier. I actually graduated last may from the large public university in st. louis (those of you from the region will know what im talking about). I like different aspects of both schools, but in reality its probably going to come down to money.

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