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chicago beats em all.

If I was an adcomm, i would say you can't have it both ways.  If you need accommodations, then ask for them.  If you don't need them, then your test score is your test score.  It isn't fair for the adcomm to have to guess what LSAT score you should have achieved.

The LSAT might not be a fair representative of your abilities.  I'm sure thousands of people feel the same way.  Whether something is a documented medical condition, or simply a lack of mental talent, the result is the same.

Law School Admissions / Re: Low GPA...take extra classes?
« on: December 30, 2007, 12:34:50 AM »
Have you already been awarded your degree?

Yes, I graduated with my Finance degree in 2006.

Then going back and taking classes will not affect your lsac gpa. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chilling T14 Employment Prospects
« on: December 11, 2007, 12:08:57 AM »
You really think it is that easy to find a job from these schools if you are the WORST in you class grade-wise?  I understand we're all smart, but what does it say about you if you can't manage to stay in the top 93-94 percent on your class on a regular basis.

If this was the only possible reason, i don't see what the problem would be.  Of course, as people have mentioned, there are other possibilities usually based around standards/pickiness and complete social incompetance.

So 50-55% gets a B or B- (with something like 7% getting B-s) that said-- NYU does not rank so it is all speculative.  However, it is pretty clear from my understanding that people with As generally have more than one and and that people with Bs generally have more then one.  Apparently going across the 6 graded classes over the 1L year, B+s all the way through is 10%; I believe it just knowing mine and my friends grades-- that said-- NYU does not release that data and generally it is just rumor. It could be higher but I imagine we are pretty similiar to our peer schools-- so maybe someone from there can chime in with better knowledge.  As for the jobs.  The whole first group are really good public defenders that are tough jobs to get for public interest kids-- JJPL is juvenile justice project for louisana and the Brennan Center gets something like 1200 applications each year-- you can find them online to read about their mission, etc.

The top 10 percent thing for a B+ average is way off.  The median is around 3.2.  Consider that you'd be claiming that 40 percent of the class is between 3.2 and 3.333.  I  have some general knowledge of this from OCI and asking around and such, but consider this:  if you are exactly in the middle of every 1L class, you have straight B+s.

Law School Admissions / Re: Fordham Question 22, What nerve!
« on: November 07, 2006, 12:09:24 PM »
You honestly think there is any possibility the bar would care about this?  I would bet anything that they won't check and wouldn't care even if they knew.  In my opinion, it is an inappropriate question at that stage of the process.

Damn those schools, assuming you will be pursuing law as a career.  Thank god the top 8-9 schools have a much different program, and 90+ percent of the students don't go work as lawyers.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.75---169---Ivy---where to apply ED
« on: October 23, 2006, 07:37:20 AM »
I am not quite understanding some of the negative sentiment here.  He is borderline for CCN, why not pick the one he likes the best and apply ED.  Yeah, maybe it won't help much, but it can't hurt.  The only issue of course, is that you have to be happy with that school even if you get into one of the other two.  The comment about financial aid is just silly.  Need-based aid is not connected to this and there is no real chance that he will get significant merit aid from a school he wants.  Obviously, if he is seriously considering a school in the 15-20 range (assuming he gets money), then this would be a bad idea.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Any suggestions? 4.0/172
« on: October 23, 2006, 01:00:02 AM »
Out of curiosity, why are you so set on Chicago?  Weren't you just asking which schools to apply to pretty recently? Kinda need a little bit more research.

While Chicago as a first choice is a reasonable position even if you had 180/4.0, i am just curious as to whether you considered the New York twins.  To be sure, they are different than chicago, and plenty of people would pick chicago first because of specific reasons.  Your numbers give you a good shot at NYU and Columbia as well, maybe as good of a  shot as you have at Chicago.  Just to be clear, I go to NYU, so i am bviously not completely impartial here.   

Well, I don't think I can afford to apply to schools that I'm pretty sure I won't attend.

Ah, that's a fair consideration. You might try fishing for merit based fee waivers, I've heard of people having some success with it (UVA gave me one for just talking with them at their forum table). If it's a real burden you could try waiting and applying to schools that arent on your list as you get waivers for them.

I very well may apply to any good school that offers a fee waiver. 

The upshot I suppose is that sometimes admissions arent always predictable- CCN don't all accept and reject the same candidates, though your credentials are pretty sterling based on their admit data. Your stats are good enough that you want to diversify across the upper range of schools. Ultimately it gives you the choice of exploring your options in depth once you know which schools you have acceptances at, rather than pre-screening them and possible eliminating a school you'll get into that might be a serious consideration depending on how the cycle shakes out.

Yes, this is what I'm afraid of, and I think your advice here is sound.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: A million questions.
« on: August 13, 2006, 09:35:39 PM »
Not to be a wet blanket or anything, but does anyone think he should maybe take a year or two off and do something productive?  I have done the whole younger than everyone else thing back in college, and it sucked royally.  In my school, so many events revolve around drinking and bars, and the occasional person might treat you differently when they hear about your age.

Additionally, you don't want the application process to be rushed, and you have some work yet to do.  Not trying to be negative, i just think it is important that this be considered.

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