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Law School Applications / Re: Engineering an ok major for law school?
« on: July 11, 2008, 11:38:39 AM »
If anything, the fact that your high GPA was earned as an engineering major will be a plus in comparison to people with similar numbers but fluffier majors.


Very true.

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General Board / Re: Fifth Tier Toilet
« on: July 11, 2008, 11:37:11 AM »
I do.  Not everyone goes to law school because of economic reasons.  Some people just want to be lawyers.  Anyone who passes the bar can go out and hang up a shingle.

Sure! Because you know, starting a brand new business which requires tens of thousands of dollars in start-up capital, plus the fact that you have a zero client base, plus the $150k in loans you have to start paying back immediately, is a piece of cake! Yeah, you're right, ANYBODY can just go out and hang a shingle.

 ::) ::) ::) ::)

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I am looking at somewhere I can get in and be sure to get a job from. Something decent.

Oh, and I will need a deferral. I will be in Iraq for a year...most schools I have spoken to are more than willing to help me out with that given the circumstances.

If you crack the Top 25, I don't think you have to fret about finding a decent job. Assuming you won't be a slacker and assuming you'll be active in school, you'll be fine.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Ohio State with a 3.01
« on: July 11, 2008, 11:22:21 AM »
Your chances are pretty low with a 160. Ohio State has a very high median GPA of 3.6, which kills you. Even their 25% GPA is out of range, 3.34.

Given their average LSAT is a 162, I'd say you'd have to do 165+ do have a decent shot.

On second thought, I think given the fact that you're a woman and your mom is an alum of OSU...that will help your case a bit. A 165 I imagine would definitely get you in, probably even less than that. If you're a URM, then I say apply no matter what score you get. If not, if you score at least a 158, definitely apply.

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Oh my god, I am so confused. Are we talking about SLU or WUSTL??

Geez. This is like NYU and NYLS. Heh.

SLU

Wow....well then, just for the record, my previous advice a few posts up is completely irrelevant. I compared Denver and Washington University in St. Louis. Nevermind. My apologies.

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General Board / Re: John Marshall - Atlanta v. South Texas
« on: July 10, 2008, 09:37:47 AM »
Heh. What the hell happened to this thread?

So I wonder where the OP ended up going?

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I'm curious where the OP decided?

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I think the T14 is going to be just out of reach. However, I think you have a VERY DECENT shot at some solid schools outside of that group.

Yes, you will go to law school. And yes, you might even go to a top 25 school if you put some thought into your addendum. Congrats!

Where are you located? Are you interested in any particular region?

The bolded is not necessarily true.  Some t14s (NU and to a lesser extent, Mich and UVa) are known to be splitter friendly (though you may have to ride out a waitlist for a bit).

Apply widely.

I think it's very unlikely to crack the T14, but I think you're right. Some schools are better than others about splitters, so you never know. I CERTAINLY encourage the OP to apply to a few schools in the T14, absolutely! The odds are against him/her, but it's certainly worth trying. With a LSAT of 172, you definitely have to try. But I do think he has a great shot at some other schools ranked outside the T14, but within the T25, which is good news.

If you look at the last 2 cycles splitter threads, it's not highly/very unlikely.  I'm not saying it's a lock, but it's not as dire as you make it out to be.  Otherwise, I agree with you re:t25, thus me telling the OP to apply widely.  S/he is sure to get into a good amt of t25.



Interesting. I hope you're right!

OP, keep us updated, and good luck!

 :)

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Oh my god, I am so confused. Are we talking about SLU or WUSTL??

Geez. This is like NYU and NYLS. Heh.

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I think the T14 is going to be just out of reach. However, I think you have a VERY DECENT shot at some solid schools outside of that group.

Yes, you will go to law school. And yes, you might even go to a top 25 school if you put some thought into your addendum. Congrats!

Where are you located? Are you interested in any particular region?

The bolded is not necessarily true.  Some t14s (NU and to a lesser extent, Mich and UVa) are known to be splitter friendly (though you may have to ride out a waitlist for a bit).

Apply widely.

I think it's very unlikely to crack the T14, but I think you're right. Some schools are better than others about splitters, so you never know. I CERTAINLY encourage the OP to apply to a few schools in the T14, absolutely! The odds are against him/her, but it's certainly worth trying. With a LSAT of 172, you definitely have to try. But I do think he has a great shot at some other schools ranked outside the T14, but within the T25, which is good news.

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