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155 is indeed borderline. The reason I started this thread is statisically I have between a 40% and 60% (if using LSN, LSAC calculators)of getting in these schools using the hard numbers. More or less they are all coin flips with some exceptions. None of them are really reaches (what I would consider a reach which is less than a 1 in 3 chance of getting in) I am applying to all the schools part-time except for Utah and Oregon which do not have part time programs. I am afraid you are probably right clayton, there will be more than one waitlist, which will drive me nuts.

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Where should I go next fall? / Thanks for the input captain.
« on: November 02, 2008, 09:02:41 PM »
I would not be that upset if that were the outcome. Anyone else?

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Wow, that reply was very uninsightful. I am just trying to have some fun with this. Oh well any other takers?

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I will be accepted and denied/ waitlisted?

UGPA 3.58
LSAT 155
Grad school 3.74
2.5 years of full time employment
division I athlete


Catholic, Part-time
Utah, Full time
Lewis & Clark, PT
Oregon, FT
Hawaii, PT
Saint Louis, PT
Houston, PT

I realize there is LSN, Chiasu, and LSAC so I know my relative chances, however it would be nice to know how others feel about it, thanks!

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Law School Applications / Full time job and resume...
« on: October 06, 2008, 12:27:20 PM »
I work full time. If and when I get accepted and decide to go to law school I will need to relocate out of area.

Does anyone know if schools contact your employer before they make a decision?

My employer does not know that I am applying to law schools and although I plan on giving them substantial notice (two months or more) I would rather them not know until I have made a firm decision that I am even entertaining the idea of law. I have nothing to hide but it will make it a much worse working environment if I was the lame duck employee leaving next year.  ???

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Law School Applications / St. Louis University...any +/-
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:07:00 PM »
Checked out LSAC info, and their website. They are ranked but barely. Curriculum wise they seem like a fairly good fit for me. Anyone like/dislike the campus, facilities, faculty, etc.? What is your perception of the school? Thanks.

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Law School Applications / LSAC GPA vs. School issued GPA
« on: September 28, 2008, 12:53:00 PM »
I suppose law schools use the LSAC gpa as a "more accurate" indicator? Meaning if their is a significant difference they will look more closely at the LSAC gpa.

Is it common for the two numbers to be identical?

Has anyone ever had a higher LSAC GPA than your schools' gpa?

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was 21 at time, I had an open container of beer on the sidewalk. Never mind the hundreds of other people on the sidewalk with beer, it just wasn't my day. Anyways in my stupidity of my younger days I didn't even research what they cited me under, and I didn't show up to court because I had an exam at that same time and figured I'd just pay the $100 fine and try to forget about the whole incident.

Fast forward 5 plus years. I contacted the municipality to get some information about the violation so that I would be able to explain it better in the law school applications. When I looked up the ordinance I was cited under it was for people using fake ID's to purchase liquor. Yet I was standing on the sidewalk with a beer and was 21 at the time. I did further research and found there was another section of the code that I did violate back then.

Question to anyone willing to respond, what the heck do I do? I do not want to lie, but I also need to clear this up because if the law school and eventually the bar do a background check I do not want to seem like I am lying.  Any thoughts?????

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I will be flying there (from East Coast, school West Coast).  This is my clear cut number one choice. If accepted I would most likely go there.

Question: During the "meeting" do I make it clear that this school is my number one choice and if accepted I would be there in the fall?

I both see positives and negatives about doing this.

Positive: He will know I am very serious about his school, and it would eliminate any uncertainty about my decision if accepted (Keep in mind this school does not offer early acceptance/early decision options)

Negative: Would I lose any chance of scholarship when they know I would go there if accepted, would I be in automatic waitlist if they know I would wait for their decision.

According to LSN, Chiasu, etc. I have around a 50/50% chance at this school. So it not like I would be an automatic rejection (or I hope I wouldn't) or acceptance.

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Where should I go next fall? / Any info on Lubbock andTexas Tech Law?
« on: August 24, 2008, 10:22:24 PM »
Is Texas Tech a tier two school?
Does anyone really like/dislike lubbock or the law school. Just trying to find more about the school that is not on their website.

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