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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: University of Pittsburgh...DING
« on: January 25, 2005, 01:02:39 PM »
I want to go to Pitt or Duquesne. My longtime girlfriend lives there and that would be perfect for the both of us. I applied to Duquesne already and am awaiting that decision. My gpa is a 3.3 (penn state) and 151LSAT. Should I even apply to Pitt? I think their 25th percentile is a 157 and my grades are in the 50th percentile. Or would I be wasting my time? I'd rather not spend another $60 (considering I've already spent almost $600 on app fees) just to get rejected. Plus I've been rejected from Akron which is not nearly as good as Pitt. Your advice would be helpful Thanks

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Mad at Seton Hall
« on: January 25, 2005, 12:48:16 PM »
Don't know why Seton Hall would do that. Best to call them. Also I was a Penn State undergrad and am applying to Dickinson and I'm sure if you call them they would be responsive.
Also, in terms of your schools, I think Rutgers and Temple are a stretch, even if you get a 162. The others shouldn't be too much of a stretch considering you score as high as you think you will.

With someone who has received acceptances to many good schools, it would be considerate to call the other schools (Quinnipiac, Dickinson, etc) and tell them you aren't going there. This would give them the chance to look at other candidates before it's too late. I have good grades but my lsat's suck, and Dickinson happens to be one of the schools that I'm on the borderline of getting into. It also is one of the schools that I'm favoring. I'm sure there are many people in the same boat. By doing this, in the near future, you may just make someone very happy.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Who here wishes....
« on: January 25, 2005, 11:00:07 AM »
I feel you...still waiting on 18 more decisions...but if I get the one I'm looking for soon, I'm going to tell them in March, hopefully be done by end of May, and party/go on road trips until school starts. Gotta get it all out before it's time to buckle down. My job isnt a dead end job, but definetly isnt what I want to do for the next 30-40 years of my life..thats for sure

WTF, had 9 apps out by mid-late November, 16 by early-mid december, 20 total as of now; heard 1 rejection and 1 acceptance...18 more to go

The idea of getting into a top law school is great, but in all honestly it's not everything. My dad went to Franklin Pierce, a tier 3 law school, where he was taught by former Harvard and Princeton professors. He now works with Ivy League graduates who are no more legally competent than anyone else. Rather get into the top 10% at a tier 3 school than be mediocre at a top 50. Ultimately, it's all how well you perform at your first job that really matters.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How Many Schools Did You Apply To?
« on: January 25, 2005, 10:19:16 AM »
Applied to 20, 7 had fee waivers. With a 151 LSAT and a girlfriend in the Pittsburgh area (who has job offers in chicago, DC, etc), I need as many options as possible.

Choosing the Right Law School / Good Grades, Poor LSAT
« on: January 25, 2005, 10:14:32 AM »
I've applied to almost 15 law schools because I am unsure as to where I might be accepted/rejected. I had a 3.3GPA at Penn State University but unfortunately scored a 151 on my LSAT which puts me in the 50th percentile. I've been working full time as a Trade Analyst for Maersk-Sealand for the past 6 months. I have also interned for the Public Defender's office in Newark, NJ
My #1 and #2 are Duquesne University (pittsburgh) and West Virginia University respectively. Their averages are a 3.3-3.4 GPA and a 154LSAT. Given my GPA, strength of university, and work experience, do you think this is enough to get into these schools? I've sent out my applications in mid-November. Thanks for your help.


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