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3.39 GPA, 160 LSAT - Chicago - Where to go?

Remarq

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Re: 3.39 GPA, 160 LSAT - Chicago - Where to go?
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2009, 08:36:06 PM »
There are 3 options for you. Kent, Loyola, and Depaul. Go to whichever is cheaper.

Re: 3.39 GPA, 160 LSAT - Chicago - Where to go?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2009, 04:43:49 PM »
Like I replied earlier to someone in a similar situation I suggest that with your LSAT I suggest going to a low T3 or even T4 school, that is assuming you get a stellar scholarship from one of those schools. Seeing as you won't be getting into a T14 school with your scores (unless you have remarkable soft factors) and considering the dire job market out there, your best bet is to save a lot of law school tuition (pocket the cash and not worry about 30-40K in debt for that year) and at the same time hedge your bet on whooping butt in your first year against those who obviously do not have the innate capacity to be outstanding students of the law.  I know a lot of people say that the LSAT doesn't predict anything, but I disagree with someone in your situation.  That is because there is such a wide disparity (10+ points) between your ability and their abilities, that chances are very high you'll do extremely well against them come finals time. Just my two cents.
FYI: I transferred up from a T3 to a high T2 (did pretty good) but my girl friend, who was on scholarship making her first year practically free- did so well she transferred up to NYU.  So for her it was like 10K of 1st year debt, 160K summer Associate job, NYU scholarship and degree.  She bragged that she did so well partly b/c of her much higher LSAT score against much lower scoring LSAT folks that made up like 90% of the class, lol.