Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: handydandy on June 26, 2009, 04:51:40 PM

Title: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: handydandy on June 26, 2009, 04:51:40 PM
i have a 3.52 gpa from a top 25 University of California campus with decent softs.
i interned at a police station in a foreign country and have done couple cultural musical groups and cultural show productions.

in feb, i scored a 161 and in june 2009 i scored a 164.

do i have chances at any of these schools? i will be applying early in the cycle.

BU
BC
George WAshington
Emory
UGA
Loyola
UC Hasting
Fordham
Cardozo
brooklyn
george mason
william and mary
notre dame
U of Illinois
georgetown part time
uc davis
washington univ. in st. louis
unc

im actually looking towards schools in the northeast or CA. any other schools in top 30 i have chance in?
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: handydandy on June 26, 2009, 06:08:51 PM
okay...why not, ill add in uc davis...

any inputs on my list?
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: Jamie Stringer on June 26, 2009, 08:13:07 PM
Where do you want to end up after graduation?  If you're hoping for LA/SF/NYC, I wouldn't apply to UGA or George Mason.
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: handydandy on June 27, 2009, 01:53:02 AM
Where do you want to end up after graduation?  If you're hoping for LA/SF/NYC, I wouldn't apply to UGA or George Mason.

well i wouldnt mind working in atlanta, so i think uga would be a good fit. are my chances good? what about the other schools?
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: handydandy on June 27, 2009, 03:21:12 PM
anyone?
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: Contract2008 on June 27, 2009, 05:49:37 PM
anyone?

Try UF, FSU, UAlabma, and UHouston.
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: handydandy on June 28, 2009, 02:11:19 AM
anyone?

Try UF, FSU, UAlabma, and UHouston.
sorry not interested in those schools. what about the ones i listed?
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: Contract2008 on June 28, 2009, 09:00:05 PM
anyone?

Try UF, FSU, UAlabma, and UHouston.
sorry not interested in those schools. what about the ones i listed?

Good luck then.
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: Jamie Stringer on June 28, 2009, 09:10:58 PM


Reaches:
BU
BC
George WAshington
Emory

The other schools on your list seem like OK targets.  I think you'll be WL at WUSTL, Notre Dame, and possibly Illinois.  Loyola seems like your only safety.  I'd add others.
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: thorc954 on June 28, 2009, 09:15:03 PM
My thoughts are that your numbers are a little low for GW, BU, BC, W&M, Emory and Fordham, but the others you stand a decent shot.  You just dont know though.  I applied in 2006, my friend applied in 2008.  We had similar numbers and she got rejected from schools I got accepted to and vice versa.  It is completely random.  I would suggest applying to as many places as you can afford.  I put in 20 apps, got 10 rejections and 10 acceptances.  Ended up at a T20 after having been rejected by Fordham, W&M and others lower down the usnews list.  Good luck though!  And, my advice, if you get waitlisted, keep on them with follow ups, etc.
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on June 29, 2009, 11:17:06 AM
Make sure to check out lawschoolnumbers.com to get a feel for your odds.  Also, go to lsac.org and use their calculator, although IMHO I think lawschoolnumbers.com is a better indicator of your chances. 
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: handydandy on July 09, 2009, 08:00:18 PM
do you guys think that its okay to say comfortable that i will at least get into one of the 20-30 schools?
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: thorc954 on July 10, 2009, 07:00:13 AM
do you guys think that its okay to say comfortable that i will at least get into one of the 20-30 schools?

no
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: Contract2008 on July 11, 2009, 12:11:16 PM
do you guys think that its okay to say comfortable that i will at least get into one of the 20-30 schools?

No, but you will get into FSU. 
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: Miguel Bain on July 11, 2009, 10:17:56 PM
If you're set on GW, you might apply to their PT program and try and swtich to FY after a year.  Also, I'd recommend that you apply to only PT and play up your interest in that program; I feel as though your odds would be better than if you checked both the FT and the PT box b/c then it would look like PT is just a backup option just in case you didn't get into FT.

I say this because I'd say that with your stats your odds of getting into FT are pretty low, whereas for PT your odds are pretty high.  In your PS you may want to give a pretext for applying PT - don't lie, of course, but you might want to secure a part-time internship in advance so that it looks like you have a reason why you really want/need to go PT. 

It might be a "backdoor" way to get in, but it's one way, nonetheless.  And I can assure you that you wouldn't be alone in trying it.  Good luck!
Title: Re: 3.52 and 161/164. where can i get in?
Post by: handydandy on July 13, 2009, 07:48:47 PM
argghh...how depressing.....