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TAH

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Chances for a OIF Veteran
« on: July 16, 2004, 06:06:39 PM »
Having spent a considerable amount of time researching the GPA/LSAT numbers for the top 15, I am beginning to doubt my chances of admission. My one possible saving grace is that I am a Captain in the Army, and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 3rd Infantry Division. I can't imagine they'll see too many OIF vets in 2005, do schools care about this? Technically I'm a URM by being a veteran (looked it up).
With a 3.4 from Notre Dame, and a 163 (June LSAT), what are my chances...primarily at Duke, Penn, Georgetown, and Northwestern?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Chances for a OIF Veteran
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2004, 09:46:21 PM »
I asked this same question awhile ago (OIF vet, I MEF).

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,3883.0.html#msg44015

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Re: Chances for a OIF Veteran
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2004, 06:13:23 AM »
Thanks. That helps.

My fiance is a 3L at Penn. She seems to think that having military service, but more importantly, war experience, will help us immensely. Instead of looking for a reason to take you, she says they will only be looking for a reason to NOT take you. This is why I'm worried. I feel like my one flaw is my 163. I'll retake in October, but the averages have gone up so much I would have to score 5 points higher to make any real difference I think.