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Law School Admissions / Re: GPA Question
« on: September 07, 2008, 11:10:49 AM »
I'm taking it October 4th, I would expect to surpass 3.0

Law School Admissions / GPA Question
« on: September 07, 2008, 10:56:19 AM »
My GPA is terrible (2.93), but I have been practice testing in the high 150's low 160's. Do you guys think I would be better off submitting my application early, or waiting until after this semester's grades for an additional boost. Over the last two years my GPA has had a positive grade trend, My freshman year and sophomore years were horrendous. I don't plan on going to the T14 obviously, I just want to become an attorney. I'm mainly hoping for some scholarship money at a tier 3/tier 2. Thanks for your input :)

This is quite a daunting task :) it will be worth it though!

awesome, thanks for your help :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Liberal v. Conservative
« on: August 16, 2008, 03:33:14 AM »
What schools would you rank as the most liberal law schools in the nation? What about most conservative? Just food for thought...

I was just wondering if anybody here has used any of the PS writing/editing websites that are located in the resources link here on lsd. If so what did you think of the service?

yes, and im guessing your answer by your tone?

Do you think I should add U of Michigan to my list. I know my numbers are far from the range that typically gets accepted. But a professor at my undergrad school made me aware of a fact that University of Michigan accepts a a portion of the top applicants from each county. The county I am from is in the Upper Penninsula and is extremely underrepresented. I found out I could have gotten into U of M with any numbers practically for undergrad, that is if the information my professor provided me is correct. I was wondering based on this, if the same rule applies for Univ of Michigan's Law School. Do they try to pull in a diverse range of Michigan Residents?

A few schools that I applied to with similar numbers (better LSAT slightly worse GPA)

University of Missouri (I go here)
St. Louis University
University of Missouri - Kansas City

If you want to work in either Kansas City or St. Louis you'll have a good shot with those schools.

I also go into several of the Chicago Schools. (Loyola was the highest ranked)

Toledo Ohio
and Indianapolis

When you explain your grades...don't try to make excuses. Just say something like, "I do not believe that my frist year's grades were a true representation of my abilities and that my upward trend was a better indication" or something like that.

Cool, Thanks for the advice, I dont know much about writing addendum's how long are they usually?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Schools I plan on applying to
« on: July 27, 2008, 12:19:46 PM »
Also, on a note to my low gpa, i have an upward trend (I had a rough freshman year) and should i write an addendum for my gpa? Plus I have worked all through undergrad, am a member of Phi Alpha Delta (also on the e-board), youth soccer coach, and interned in the prosecutors office.

Write an addendum. It does not change your GPA, but it is better than nothing.

P.S. Even with a 2.94 you will get into some T2s because of your LSAT score. I would wipe schools like Cooley off the list. Save yourself the time of submitting the application via LSAC. It will be 30 seconds you will never be able to get back.

Good luck, you may very well hit one of your reaches with your LSAT score. Write a good personal statement and a good addendum.

Thanks for the advice, I just added Cooley because I'm quite paranoid because of my GPA, and I live in Michigan.

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