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dwkfym

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I have no idea where to look;
« on: June 30, 2007, 07:47:26 PM »
I dicked around my lower division years and have a pretty low GPA: 3.00. My upper div. GPA is 3.35 and have mostly A's and some Bs in upper division finance classes related to my major (finance)

I also haven't done much research for a guy hoping to get into law school :shame: >:(

I got my LSAT score today for the Jun 11th exam and here it says 162! Thats a couple of points higher than my practice tests.

I'm hoping my LSAT scores will somewhat offset my low GPA.. but where should I start looking? My original goal was to get into a lower third tier school but from the reading I have done looks like I should get a bit more greedy.

From accepted GPA and LSAT ranges from US NEW's ultimate guide it sounds like certain schools place more or less emphasis on GPA. How could I use this to my advantage? Thanks!
Acceptances:
Chicago-Kent (Scholarship money)
Lewis and Clark
Pepperdine
Santa Clara
U. San Diego
U. of Miami

Wait List:
Cardozo
William and Mary
Loyola Marymount

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Re: I have no idea where to look;
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 10:51:55 PM »
lsac.org's acceptance probability calculator seems fairly accurate.  lsatreport.com is also a handy site, but I don't think it's as accurate.  lawschoolnumbers.com will be your best resource for seeing who is getting into where with a profile similar to yours.
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Re: I have no idea where to look;
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 03:44:26 AM »
Tier 2, though you could probably land a sweet scholarship at a Tier 3 if you wanted to go that route.

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Re: I have no idea where to look;
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007, 09:01:07 AM »
Tier 2, though you could probably land a sweet scholarship at a Tier 3 if you wanted to go that route.

With that LSAT I'm guessing he has a good shot at a lot of T1's, too.
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Re: I have no idea where to look;
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007, 09:24:18 AM »
You could probably get into a T1 like UF with those numbers.

You will get some scholarship $s at the backend of the T2.

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Re: I have no idea where to look;
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 09:54:17 AM »
You could probably get into a T1 like UF with those numbers.

You will get some scholarship $s at the backend of the T2.

I was going to say this but I didn't want to be a troll.  :D


FSU is pretty darn close to us in the rankings as well, could be a T1 soon enough.
Vandy 1L... really?

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Re: I have no idea where to look;
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007, 11:42:01 AM »
With those numbers, it sounds like you've got a shot at a wide range of schools, from the tail-end of the T1's down. That means you have flexibility, so one of the things to consider is location. NY? DC? Chicago? Once you've considered what locations you'd want to study at (and more importantly, the ones you DON'T want to go to), then you can start to narrow down your law school search...
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Re: I have no idea where to look;
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007, 02:15:30 PM »
thanks for all the advice. I also haven't thought of what state I should go  to (I've only lived in California) or actually what sort of career path I want to take.. hah
But I will start research on that separately. Scholarship would be good because I don't think my folks will dish out any more money for schooling
Acceptances:
Chicago-Kent (Scholarship money)
Lewis and Clark
Pepperdine
Santa Clara
U. San Diego
U. of Miami

Wait List:
Cardozo
William and Mary
Loyola Marymount