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Law School Admissions / Re:UChicago Early Decision?
« on: December 01, 2003, 09:11:23 AM »
Hey hartbc. Here is my opinion :

1. I believe that you do have a good chance for UChicago. Your LSAT is in their 75th percentile and your GPA is close to their median. Considering that you have graduated a very solid state U, your W/E and the fact that you have solid reasons for going to law school then i would think that you have a high chance.

2. If it is your #1 choice school then i don't see a reason why not to. If you absolutely want to stay in Chicago and a merit based scholarship for example in a lower ranked school in another city doesn't interest you, then apply early decision.

3. Regardless of how UChicago is thought to be, i think that they have a very diverse student body in terms of interest. Maybe what you want to do is going to make you stand out ( beyond scores that is). So if i were you i would keep the personal statement exactly the same.

4. Although i am not in law school yet, i think that they are both great schools. UChicago is usually considered "better" but i am pretty sure that the opportunities are somewhat equal. Try arranging visits to the school and talk with the people there (including the students) and see which one interests you more. If after that UChicago is still your first choice then apply early decision.

5. Not sure about that

Hart the above are just my opinions and maybe i can be wrong at a few things. I still think that you are a very strong applicant for both schools. I am also a nontrad going through the process right now and our stats are somewhat similar (i have slightly higher GPA and an 172 LSAT) and i have applied to both schools. Although UChicago is also my #1 choice i didn't apply early decision. I wanted to keep my options open.

So far i haven't heard from any of the above schools but i do have an acceptance to Michigan.

Good luck!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re:LSAC GPA calculations
« on: November 30, 2003, 11:06:59 AM »
Actually a 3.6 isn't that bad at all.

Tmartin i was in a worse situation than you. My second semester i dropped out without dropping any courses. That resulted in a few Fs and Incomplete grades. I retook those courses again (only when i retook them i had a 21 C.H. load) and got all As that semester.

The recalcuation did bring my overall GPA down BUT i DID write an adendum explaining what had happened at the time and my efforts since then.

I guess it worked since i was just recently accepted at the University of Michigan (woot woot) and so far i have no rejections and no waitlists.

Oh and btw i am non URM and out of state for UMich.

Best of luck!


Choosing the Right Law School / Advice plz?
« on: August 14, 2003, 09:33:55 AM »
Hello everyone! This board is great! I am looking for advice on my issue. My first semester of ugrad i had a 3.6 GPA. The second semester due to an illness i dropped out , however i wasn't able to drop the courses (actually i was in the hospital for quite a bit of time) and i ended up in getting 3 Fs and 2 courses with no grade. I returned to school after a year (but not the same school - i transfered out). I did retake all of them and got As. Currently my GPA is 3.9 ( University of IL) and i hope that i will graduate at about 3.8x-3.9x. I also took the LSATs and my score was 172. Considering that i have 3 Fs on my first school , have a destroyed my chances for getting admitted to a top 25 school [UChicago, Northwestern, UofIL, UofIowa, WashU, Vanderbild are my top choices] ? Do you think that if i write a note about it they will over look it ?

Please help!

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