yankeefan7791 (2016-2017)

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Application Information

F - Fee Waiver, A - Attending, W - Withdrawn, D - Deferred
Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Decision Updated
George Washington University graph WL, Accepted W $120,000 09/30/16 10/03/16 10/03/16 11/16/16 3 years
Emory University graph Accepted A $111,000 09/22/16 09/23/16 09/23/16 01/23/17 4 years
Vanderbilt University graph Waitlisted W 09/22/16 09/23/16 09/23/16 01/27/17 4 years
Washington and Lee University graph Accepted W $112,500 09/14/16 09/15/16 09/15/16 11/02/16 4 years
College of William and Mary graph Accepted W $66,000 09/22/16 09/23/16 09/24/16 10/05/16 4 years
Boston College graph WL, Rejected 09/22/16 09/23/16 09/23/16 11/17/16 4 years
Northeastern University graph Accepted W $60,000 09/30/16 10/01/16 10/03/16 03/16/17 4 years
Georgia State University graph Accepted W 10/02/16 10/03/16 11/21/16 12/12/16 4 years
American University graph Waitlisted W 09/30/16 10/03/16 10/03/16 02/28/17 4 years
Boston University graph Rejected 09/22/16 09/23/16 09/23/16 01/09/17 4 years

Applicant Information

Washington and Lee University
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Demographic Information

3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information




Visitor Comments

  • Request
  • Thursday, July 13 2017 at 10:16 AM

Hi can you pretty please help me out? Fellow History grad from India - that too with shitty GPA.

- Sreya
  • Re - Request
  • Thursday, July 13 2017 at 12:59 PM

Hi there! Happy to offer whatever assistance I possibly can! Just let me know what questions I can answer or further information I can provide.

- yankeefan7791
  • Friday, July 14 2017 at 03:48 AM

Okay - so international applicant here. From a reputed college in India - well known for grade deflation. Seriously summa cum laude here will be about 3.2 GPA. Yup, that bad. :( So ended up with less than 60% in graduation. 60% is considered as good marks in India - like 3.0. My marks is roughly coming to 2.5 according to WES :( 5 years out of college , Got 3.8 in grad school ( I know they wont consider it) and cracked a national level test with high marks. Currently a lecturer at a college. Also in process of publishing some papers at high end journals. Non URM ( obviously), non engineer, and also non military. Will a high LSAT - 175+ help in this case? - Eying T 30-40 schools.

- Sreya
  • Friday, July 14 2017 at 03:51 AM

Some people at Reddit and other forums told me - that LSAT counts more than GPA for foreign applicants - unless you are eying T14. I am obviously not targeting T14. So will a high LSAT help?

- Sreya
  • Friday, July 14 2017 at 06:04 AM

Oh absolutely! In my experience/observation, a 170-174 would get you at least passing consideration from (approximately) 20-30 and pretty significant success in the 30-40 range. I would expect a 175+ to get you better results across the board, possibly even giving you a chance at cracking the top 20. Obviously that's a huge generalization, there are certain schools (BU and BC are my best examples) that I think value GPA higher than the LSAT. But in general I think if you can break 170 you'd be in great shape. Just be sure to craft your apps to highlight your successes post-college and highlight how much you've developed as a student and a person in that time. It really is a great time to be applying to law school, so just knock the LSAT out of the park and I think you'll have given yourself a really good chance of getting into some outstanding schools! I hope that helps!

- yankeefan7791
  • Saturday, July 15 2017 at 01:46 AM

Nah, I am not even dreaming of T20. I will be in seventh heaven if T 30 gives me a chance, honestly. My dream schools are GWU - George Washington University and Fordham. By the way thank you for your advice. Did you include an addendum for low GPA btw? ( Though seeing your LSDAS GPA, I doubt your GPA is bad) . I dont have any mitigating circumstances for low GPA. Poor studying methods can hardly be excuse!

- Sreya
  • Saturday, July 15 2017 at 04:14 PM

I had no idea if I would get into *any* of the schools that I applied to when this all started. If my cycle has taught me anything it's that anything can happen. I did have an addendum addressing my GPA, but I really think it was the time I took off between graduating and applying that helped me most. I believe the more time between your application and your undergrad transcript, the less heavily it weighs against you. I think that having gone on to succeed in your postgraduate pursuits gives you a tremendous opportunity to recast your academic narrative. Combine that with a top notch LSAT score and I think you would have a great chance to get into both of your dream schools!

- yankeefan7791

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