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158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!

158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« on: October 25, 2006, 10:29:53 AM »
Ok, so I didn't do well on my LSATS. Let it suffice to say I had to take GWU and GT off my list...haha. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I'm a double major (English and Sociology) at a top public school in the NE.

Based, on my stats, here's the schools I'm looking at now:

Reach:
Tulane
American
Brooklyn Law
UWis Madison
UConn

Goal:
Rutgers-Newark
Seton Hall
St.John's

Safety:
Pace
Albany

Ok, so some questions:

Have I classified these schools correctly, or am I overestimating myself?

I'd like to stay on the East Coast, ideally in the Mid-Atlantic or New England regions. Does anyone have any additional suggestions of schools in these areas that are reasonable for me and have a good reputation?

Does anyone go to and/or know anything about any of these schools? I've read several law school guides up and down, but I know they're all advertisements and I want the real deal.

Thanks in advance for any help.  :)

Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 11:15:34 AM »
I forgot to mention that I'm also interested in Villanova law because of their pro bono program. Civil rights issues/government service is the area I hope to work in.

Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2006, 12:05:31 PM »
*Bump*

Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2006, 12:16:33 PM »
My girlfriend is pretty much a numbers twin with you. 3.57/158. She is retaking in december, you should do the same. If you can get into the low 160's you could open up a lot of doors. With a 163 your reaches would be very nice fits. You might be able to get into GUCL PT or GW PT too!

Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2006, 12:17:16 PM »
 :)

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Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2006, 12:51:16 PM »
I think your reaches are a kind of a big stretch. Your targets are roughly good but they are toward the reach side of things. Your safeties are fine. Maybe add Hofstra, Quinnipiac, Northeastern, Suffolk...

Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2006, 02:44:24 PM »
Hmm...I heard Suffolk was really bad, but Northeastern is definitely on my list because their public interest program. Plus, I love Boston.

Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006, 03:29:16 PM »
I forgot to mention that I'm also interested in Villanova law because of their pro bono program. Civil rights issues/government service is the area I hope to work in.

Consider Temple as well, though it would be a bit of a reach.  Temple would be somewhat easier on your wallet (a lot easier if you're in-state).

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Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2006, 09:23:30 AM »
I forgot to mention that I'm also interested in Villanova law because of their pro bono program. Civil rights issues/government service is the area I hope to work in.

Consider Temple as well, though it would be a bit of a reach.  Temple would be somewhat easier on your wallet (a lot easier if you're in-state).

I'd say.  If you want to go to school in the Philly area b/c you're interested in PI work, you'd be mcuh happier and better supported at Temple than Villanova, prob.

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Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2006, 11:24:06 AM »