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Law School Admissions / Re: Might be the largest split you've seen..
« on: October 02, 2006, 07:09:51 AM »
I really appreciate all the replies folks.  I will just have to wait for January to roll around to see what they say.  :)

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Law School Admissions / Re: Might be the largest split you've seen..
« on: October 01, 2006, 05:42:18 PM »
I definitely plan to have my application in and complete by the Dec 1 deadline.  I think I'll need the help of getting in for ED so I'm going to go for that.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Might be the largest split you've seen..
« on: October 01, 2006, 05:20:42 PM »
My problem with LSN is that 75-80% of the acceptances I see on there are withdrawn, so it's difficult to guage what the average student there actually has.  Seems like most of the people on LSN are applying to higher schools and use SMU as a safety which means most of the apps there are fairly bogus.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Might be the largest split you've seen..
« on: October 01, 2006, 05:00:36 PM »
Why SMU is easy for me.. I have lived in Dallas nearly all of my life (Born in Garland), have lots of family here, intend to practice here, and couldn't leave for another law school even if I were accepted due to wife & kids and the wife needing to work.  SMU is the only school I'm applying to and the only one I could go to.

Edit: and I guess it's difficult to estimate from LSN and chiashu how important work experience/time since UG is to the admission committee.. has anyone here ever seen a case like mine?


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Law School Admissions / Might be the largest split you've seen..
« on: October 01, 2006, 04:54:18 PM »
I'll just go ahead and throw it out here.

I'm a non-traditional (30 year old, 10 years work experience) with a 172 LSAT and 2.1 LSDAS GPA in Computer Science & Engineering.  I'm only applying to SMU as it's the only one that I can really attend as I can't leave Dallas and Wesleyan isn't an option.

I worked through school and didn't really care about it;  at the time I just wanted my peice of paper and my grades reflected that. 

To my question, as I have never found anyone on LSN or via search with this type of split.. what kind of chance do I have getting into SMU either PT or FT?  I can read the calculators and look at the median GPA's/LSAT's as easily as you can.. my LSAT is way over and my GPA is way under.  Difficult to say.

Thanks for any thoughts.

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