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Law School Admissions / Re: Which GPA do law schools accept?
« on: March 07, 2004, 08:52:40 AM »
They take the LSDAS GPA (with only 1 maybe 2 exceptions). The LSDAS could be lower due to classes they took at other institutions (like community college etc.).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Online Undergraduate Degrees
« on: March 05, 2004, 01:45:31 PM »
I think there's a big difference between doing some of your university credit online (and doing most on campus) and going through DeVry or U. of Phoenix. I just can't believe that a law school wouldn't raise its eyebrows at U. of Phoenix.

I posted this somewhere else but its applicable here too. U. of Houston (good 2nd Tier) has a 'ask questions section' of their law school website (called ask shasta) and it has an answer saying something to effect that they would want to know why you have a degree from an online school as opposed to a physical one.

Then again if you get it from a non-DeVry-sounding school they probably wouldn't notice.

Just a thought-- in any case you could e-mail the admissions anonymously and ask.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: texas law students or applying to texas
« on: March 05, 2004, 08:47:23 AM »
lawstudent, you going to Tech's admitted students day?

Trying to decide if the 7+ hour drive is worth it.

Law School Admissions / Re: Can't Get In!!!!
« on: March 04, 2004, 07:07:31 PM »
I disagree with earlier posters. a 152 LSAT is not terribly high except for Texas Tech whose 25/75% LSAT numbers are 150/157. UT is something like 160/165. etc.

You have a great GPA (wish I had it) but you're LSAT holds you back from those schools. You could retake and if you could get an average of upper 150s lower 160s you'd be competitive for a lot more of those schools. The alternative is to apply to easier schools.. I'm from Texas and I have the opposite problem (2.95/164 split numbers the other way).

A bunch of schools would probably give you $$$ but they're ranked lower. U. of Ark isnt all bad, STCL isn't bad. BTW what schools are you still waiting on?

So far I'm out at U of Houston/UT and In at Texas Tech and Arkansas.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: So-so school
« on: March 01, 2004, 10:37:05 PM »
If you grad'd with an online degree University of Houston would ask that you explain 'why' to them. Thats not exactly 'looking down' but it makes it suspect. Check out the 'ask shasta' thing on UH's website... and if UH wants to know 'why' higher up schools will probably be curious too...

mostly speculation... on the other hand if you make a 175 LSAT no one would probably care :P

Law School Admissions / Re: Letters of Acceptance
« on: February 29, 2004, 12:04:09 PM »
In at U. Arkansas-Fayetteville! YAY! :D

thats 2 accepts 1 reject 1 deferred.

numbers on lawschoolnumbers under name= camelbx

Law School Admissions / Re: Texas Schools - Regular Admission
« on: February 25, 2004, 07:29:56 PM »
STCL has a decent rep i think.

The attorneys I know would put it on par with Tech. The earnings are about the same for Baylor, Tech, STCL. With employment percentage slightly lower for STCL than the other two.

However the only downside (I think) to STCL is the price. They are quite expensive. If you can deal with the money then for go for it, but then you've pretty much got to do private practice to pay off loans etc. and then place pretty well in the class-- like with any law school that isnt in the top 'tier'.

Go for it if you're up for it. ;) Good luck in any case. I think I'm picking Tech. Middle of nowhere but cheap.

Law School Admissions / Re: Golden Gate
« on: February 25, 2004, 07:15:47 PM »
I heard it was on the low side of the 4T in placement and earnings.

No offense there-- I'll soon be at a 4T.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Quitting Work and Going To Law School
« on: February 21, 2004, 06:54:40 PM »
Also, on a side note depending on which law schools you apply to the Online degree thing can put you at a severe disadvantage. Some schools require you to explain why and such.

Good luck!


Law School Admissions / Re: Texas Schools - Regular Admission
« on: February 20, 2004, 10:14:58 PM »
You know I have to admit something. When I read your post I was thinking, thats totally off, those numbers aren't close. I went at looked that package i got from UH and damn, you're right.

Med LSAT = 160
Med GPA  = 3.57

This whole time I've been referring to the 2002 cycle info I got from LSAC

75/25 LSAT = 160/154
75/25 UGPA = 3.29/3.74

Under 2002 numbers I compared my index numbers and was above their median by a point so was confident. But with those numbers I am a weak candidate, thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Just in case I didn't mention before, my numbers are 164/2.95 UT-Austin grad, double major, WE throughout college.

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