Over the past few weeks I’ve had a several conversations with my friends about risk, finding the right place for your personality, and how to get in early on emerging trends. I thought I’d share some of my thoughts in this post.
My business has failed.
It feels weird to type that out. It took a really long time for me to admit that simple fact to myself. And even longer for me to write about it.
A year ago, I launched my law firm and publicized the good news with great fanfare. I suppose it’s only fair that I also share the bad news publicly too.
I have absolutely no regrets about starting my own firm. I made many mistakes, and learned a lot of difficult lessons. But I also received some huge unexpected benefits. For my next move, I’ll be joining a tech startup in San Francisco. I’ll give you more details at the end of this post.
Are you trying to get into a top law school? Do you feel discouraged because you’ve got bad college grades?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. I was once a C+ student who was told he had no shot at getting into a good law school. Instead of believing the experts, I decided to do my own research. I read books, online articles, and spoke to law school admissions officers.
And you know what I found out?
It’s absolutely possible. In fact, each year, hundreds of applicants get into some of the country’s most prestigious law schools.
Every. Single. Year.
Now don’t get me wrong. It’s definitely not easy. It requires discipline, patience, and hard work.
I know this because I did it myself. I got into Northwestern Law, a Top 14 law school, with a GPA less than 3.0.
How exactly did I pull it off?
Those of you with low undergraduate grades are undoubtedly wondering: Is your LSAT score more important than your GPA? What if you have a perfect LSAT score but a bad GPA? Can a high LSAT make up for low grades?
When I was thinking about applying to law school, I wondered about the answer to this question as well. I was a college kid with a C+ average and wanted to know if I could get into a good law school. If not, I could move on and explore other career opportunities.
I asked around and most people gave me discouraging news. Especially the so-called experts. They all said: “Even if you got a super high LSAT score there’s no way you can get into a good school with those grades.”
They couldn’t have been more wrong.
Ever wonder what’s the lowest GPA you can have and still get into a top law school?
I used to think that everyone who went to law school had top college grades. I figured at the very least, those who got into the top schools had straight As. As someone with a C+ average, I thought it was impossible to get in.
After all, that’s what my advisors told me.
We couldn’t have been more wrong.