« on: June 27, 2009, 10:14:20 PM »
Sorry for another one of these threads. I know LSN and LSAC calculator have told me everything that you can, but I have a unique situation.
While my UGPA is 2.9-3.0, it is not very indicative. My first 2 years were mid 2.0s, and my last 2 years were mid 3.0s. I know I can address this in an addendum, but how do you think they will look at my numbers?
I am obviously capable of 3.5 work, but did not earn it for all 4 years. (I was at the same school the whole time)
Most Adcomm's have replied to this inquiry with "we look at all 4 years but the last 2 are most important and any improvement is seen positively..." Thanks, I think?
How do you think they will see my GPA? There is no real pattern or hard courses, even subjects like Econ were in the C's and now in the A's...
I scored a 164 on my LSAT the first time which was disappointing since my practice tests were 166-170. But I don't think I will re-write it. I missed 8 on the very first section, hahaha... and that section (games) is usually my best. Damn.
I am not a URM, but I have good LORs (1 lawyer, 1 former employer, 1 professor) and a solid personal statement I believe. [would you guys change the LORs at all?] I also have the usual campus involvement - orientation leader, intramural and other event volunteers, etc etc, even though these softs don't matter much. But I was a delegate from my school to 2 Harvard University conferences hosted in Kuala Lumpur and Seoul.
Finally, I am from the US and completed HS in Seattle, WA. But I completed my UG at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Do you think they will look at this any differently?
Schools I am interested in:
10-30% chance -
50% or greater chance -
Loyola Law School
Santa Clara Univ
Univ of San Diego
Are there other schools you think I should try my luck at?
I am obviously most interested in LA or SF, with Fordham as the exception. But if there is a good school that weighs my strengths (not that I have any, really) a little more, I will consider.
Of those above, likely down to Loyola and Santa Clara (assuming I do not get into a 20% chance school), which has the stronger reputation within their community? I think they both suck nationally but are quite respected in their cities.
Thanks so much,