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You have zero shot with a 3.2 and a 140 at anywhere in the T14.  Zero.  You barely have any shot at a T3.  If you have any desire to go to law school, retake the LSAT.

Harsh enough for ya?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Accepted at Cooley....HELP
« on: January 18, 2011, 11:55:15 AM »
I know that I'm new here so my word won't count for much, but you need to understand that in 99 out of 100 cases, going to Cooley is a BAD IDEA.  It's the epitome of the degree mill, a 4th tier bottom-barrel school that accepts anybody and passes nobody.  They have one of the toughest curves in the nation, and nearly a quarter of all 1Ls leave or flunk out every year.  Even if you do manage to graduate, it likely won't help you find a job in an oversaturated legal field in a bad economy.

Cooley will give you an $100,000 J.D. to hang on your wall and not much else.  My cousin went to Cooley against my advice, and spent the next four years on the couch and working as a barely-paid legal clerk.  Don't fall into the Cooley trap. 


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LSAT horror stories / Re: 140 by just putting C all the way down.
« on: January 18, 2011, 11:44:42 AM »
Why would you want to? I mean, basically with a 140 or below it will be tough to get into ANY law school with ANY GPA, I mean, I guess its possible, never thought of trying it. But its something that I don't see why anyone would want to.

But now that you mention it....interesting.

Not really.  A friend of mine, actually a summer roommate, got a 136 on his LSAT (took it just once).  He had a 2.8 GPA from Hofstra to go with it.  He graduated from Vermont Law School in 2008 and is now making bank as an entertainment lawyer.

I highly doubt this statement is accurate.  It is possible your friend got in to Vermont, as they're well known for having what is literally the highest acceptance rate in the nation, but as a 2.8 and a 136(!) are well below both medians, below both 25% marks, actually, I doubt even he would make the cut.  TBH it's doubtful he could even get into a 4th tier like Cooley with those numbers. 

Even if he did somehow get in by the grace of God (and some undoubtedly crazy softs), I also strongly doubt that he's making any sort of serious money from a relatively young, third tier school best known for its environmental law and not much else.

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