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3.3/170

Re: 3.3/170
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2008, 11:04:10 AM »
The bottom line is a 170 will get you into almost any of the top 15 schools regardless of your GPA

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Re: 3.3/170
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2008, 11:20:10 AM »
The bottom line is a 170 will get you into almost any of the top 15 schools regardless of your GPA

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Re: 3.3/170
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2008, 01:09:28 PM »
The bottom line is a 170 will get you into almost any of the top 15 schools regardless of your GPA

Certainly not. 

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Re: 3.3/170
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2008, 03:44:47 PM »
I will say this. If you apply to every school from 6 to 14, and your GPA is over 3, in all likelihood, you will get into a t14.

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Re: 3.3/170
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2008, 07:56:14 AM »
I'd discuss it in an addendum, not in your PS.  I'd also take special care to not sound whiny (not that you're doing that here, but addenda always run the risk).

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Re: 3.3/170
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2008, 12:41:39 PM »
Thank you all for your input, I do appreciate it. Honestly I'm worried about my addendum. I want these schools to understand that if it wasn't for my partial blindness in the latter third/half of my college career, I would have achieved a much higher GPA and not trended downwards. In fact, the semester that it happened, Thanksgiving of my Junior year, I was on track for possibly straight A's. Of course everything I worked for was ruined, all my A's fell to B+'s and one to a C+. Reading was just too difficult and I couldn't curtail my courseload until the following semester. I never thought I'd graduate as low as a 3.3. Some things are beyond our control though.  :( Should I include any of this in my personal statement, or is this stricly for the addendum?

By the way, yes my eye is completely clear now. Everything dissolved and I can't wait to devote every waking minute to law school. 

This is amazing... the one-eyed gunner. ;)

Re: 3.3/170
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2008, 05:05:09 PM »
A 170 should def get u into almost all of the top 15, save for maybe HYS. 170 is the 99th percentile, meaning almost no one has a score that high. If there are 200 law schools a 99th percenilte should qualify u for the top 2 and be auto admit for the rest. However, the low GPA does bring it down a bit- I'd say in everywhere cept HYS, and there it'd be a coinflip

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Re: 3.3/170
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2008, 06:47:14 PM »
A 170 should def get u into almost all of the top 15, save for maybe HYS. 170 is the 99th percentile, meaning almost no one has a score that high. If there are 200 law schools a 99th percenilte should qualify u for the top 2 and be auto admit for the rest. However, the low GPA does bring it down a bit- I'd say in everywhere cept HYS, and there it'd be a coinflip

Ignore this. Blind optimism is great, but it tends to be out of touch with reality. You have a small chance at every school in the t14 outside of HYS (at some, less than 2%, i'd say), but as I said, if you shotgun the t14, you'll get into 1 or 2.

Re: 3.3/170
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2008, 07:09:24 PM »
If I were you, I'd consider making this the focus of my personal statement. It clearly is a significant experience in your life, and if you think about it right and present it right it could be something that diffenentiates you from the other applicants. Your success is in your own hands. Make the most of this experience.

Re: 3.3/170
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2008, 09:00:14 PM »
The bottom line is a 170 will get you into almost any of the top 15 schools regardless of your GPA

This is pure comedy gold.