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Post by pancakes3 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:11 pm

170. Just keep practicing until you're at that level - then apply to law school.

But, (1) why do you want to go to law school, and (2) will you be able to go on the army's dime?

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Post by Slytherpuff » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:50 am

Schools will look at your full file, including your deployment and your graduate degrees, but the actual GPA they will consider and report is that 2.99 undergraduate GPA. That's definitely on the low end, so I would try to devote as much time as possible to studying for the LSAT. You want to get as high of a score as possible so that you can be competitive for a good scholarship and hopefully not have to take out too much in loans. 160 would be the bare minimum I would consider applying to law school with. Also, make sure you apply to other programs too - maybe some schools near Cincinnati? Even if you have your heart set on the part-time program at Chase, the best case scenario would be that other schools offer you a full tuition scholarship and you can use that to negotiate financial aid with Chase.

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Re: Chase Law School Part Time Evening Program

Post by pancakes3 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:42 am

Do you want to practice in Cincinnati?

These employment outcomes don't look great: https://www.lstreports.com/schools/nku/jobs/

There's an in-state discount (assuming you're in-state) but you're still looking at $140k-ish in debt at full price. Slyther's saying 160 LSAT because that's probably the figure that'll get you full scholarship from Chase. I suppose that's defensible, but you have be really sure your dream job is to work as a PD. That seems like a hard sell seeing as how you got 2 masters degrees before applying to law school.

There are just so many caveats going in. A school with poor employment numbers in a market that's oversaturated with graduates for a job that doesn't do a ton of hiring, and expensive to boot.

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Post by Slytherpuff » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:36 pm

^Yes, the above are great points. Can you tell us why you want to go to Chase in particular and if you'd be open to going to school somewhere that has much better employment outcomes? Are you open to doing a full-time program at a different law school? Most people who go to law school take out a lot of debt to do so, struggle to find full-time jobs as attorneys, and then struggle to pay off their loans. So if you tell us more about yourself, we can give you advice aimed at helping you avoid that outcome (jobless and in major debt).

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Re: Chase Law School Part Time Evening Program

Post by ggocat » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:38 pm

I'd be surprised if a 160 gets a full ride if the UGPA is below median. Schools would much rather have students bringing up both medians to get those scholarships.

As to OP's question, I'd consider a score over the 75th percentile to be a pretty safe bet for admission.

Pancakes and Slyther make good points about the financial dangers of law school. I hope you consider them.

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Post by icechicken » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:04 am

gkechl01 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Upon exit from the Army I landed full time work at a high salary so giving up my income is not an option while attending.
gkechl01 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:16 pm
1. My goal is to be a public defender. Always been my dream job. Willing to take major paycut to make it happen.
Genuinely confused

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Re: Chase Law School Part Time Evening Program

Post by Danger Zone » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:17 am

ggocat wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Pancakes and Slyther make good points about the financial dangers of law school. I hope you consider them.
This ^ I want you to know that your desired employment outcome is very far from guaranteed

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