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2.76 GPA engineering, 172 LSAT, 1 yr Work Exp., Int'l student
« on: January 02, 2010, 07:28:25 AM »
This is not flame...
Where can I go?
Thanks.

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Re: 2.76 GPA engineering, 172 LSAT, 1 yr Work Exp., Int'l student
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 11:12:46 AM »
You can go almost anywhere. Most places will gladly eat your GPA for your LSAT and many will probably throw you some cash.

Interested in any particular state or region?
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Re: 2.76 GPA engineering, 172 LSAT, 1 yr Work Exp., Int'l student
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 12:19:35 PM »
I'd apply to every T14 law school except HSY and Berkley and hope to get into one.  According to the Law school calculator, your best chances are at

Northwestern-31%
Michigan-22
Cornell-17
Penn-15
Georgetown-10
Duke-9

That adds up to over 100%.  Chances are you won't be rejected by all of them.  Good luck! 


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Re: 2.76 GPA engineering, 172 LSAT, 1 yr Work Exp., Int'l student
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 09:53:24 PM »
I may sound greedy but I really want to get into T14. I think I have a good shot at GULC PT.

If I do aim for T14, do you think I should ED to GULC PT? Or would that be unnecessary?

Also another Q: Can I ED to both GULC PT and FT, or just only one of them?

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Re: 2.76 GPA engineering, 172 LSAT, 1 yr Work Exp., Int'l student
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010, 10:13:47 PM »
I may sound greedy but I really want to get into T14. I think I have a good shot at GULC PT.

If I do aim for T14, do you think I should ED to GULC PT? Or would that be unnecessary?

Also another Q: Can I ED to both GULC PT and FT, or just only one of them?

I wouldn't.  I just showed you you have a realistic chance of getting into at least one of the full time T14 schools.  But hurry, it's getting late.  Unless you're talking about starting in 11. 

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Re: 2.76 GPA engineering, 172 LSAT, 1 yr Work Exp., Int'l student
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 12:23:06 AM »
haha...okay. Although I have taken statistics, I just wasn't sure how much to trust the accuracy of those numbers. I plan to apply tonight after I've finished touching up my personal statement. Thanks!

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Re: 2.76 GPA engineering, 172 LSAT, 1 yr Work Exp., Int'l student
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 11:30:37 AM »
In that case, I'd just shotgun the T14 and apply to a few safety schools. I also wouldn't waste ED on Georgetown, save it for the school you really want. You should be able to get into their PT program with that LSAT, ED would just handcuff you to them.
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Re: 2.76 GPA engineering, 172 LSAT, 1 yr Work Exp., Int'l student
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010, 12:59:48 PM »
You guys seem awfully optimistic - are you considering OP's engineering background or just numbers?  Wondering because I am identical to OP in GPA, major, and LSAT, and upon my perusal of LSN I've hardly seen anyone below 3.0 get into T14's...aside from a few ED's with professional experience at Northwestern (and part time at GTown).  I'm also planning to apply to a few T14's (including Gtown ED), but was thinking of it as more of a "make them say no" type effort.

@Hopeful: I agree with the people that you shouldn't include part time as part of your ED to GTown if you go that route, unless PT is something you've thought through and would really want to do - you (we) have a good enough shot at PT with RD.  Good luck with your apps...

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Re: 2.76 GPA engineering, 172 LSAT, 1 yr Work Exp., Int'l student
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2010, 05:16:06 PM »
At NW last year, you can see that someone at 172/2.5 got waitlisted and a 175/2.66 got in. 

http://northwestern.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0809/

The year before that, a 170/2.9 and 171/2.86 got accepted

http://northwestern.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0708/

The chances are low for any one school but if he applies to 8 out the top 14 at least one will take him I think.

I wouldn't wed myself to GULC.  Draw up a really good personal statement.  And interview at NW. 

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Re: 2.76 GPA engineering, 172 LSAT, 1 yr Work Exp., Int'l student
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010, 05:21:42 PM »
I was definitely not expecting much welcome from any particular T14 school, but as others have mentioned, a shotgun approach might suit me best ($$ is not a factor if the potential reward is T14 acceptance).

I am applying to Sep. 2010. I know it's late but I'm sending the apps out tonight.

My GPA trend was something like: year 1 (2.5), year 2 (2.4), year 3 (2.4), year 4 (1 year coop term), year 5 (3.9)

I am writing my PS with my 1-year coop as the topic. I want to show that the coop term was an important transformative step for me, since I went back to school and scored a 3.9 in the final year without easy courses or a light load.