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« on: November 08, 2005, 12:16:46 PM »
Not to be a cassandra, but with a 162 you're going to be at the very bottom of waitlists for quite a few of those schools. I assume you're coming straight outta UG, which doesn't give you work experience points.
GW, Fordham, and W&M are going to fill their seats with 165s and 166s, and I'm not sure about the California schools. For a good idea of just where you stand, check out lawschoolnumbers.com, which grids the acceptances, waitlists, and rejections for each of those schools.
I offer the following schools for which you have a good chance of admittance and are very solid placing students in their regions -
I'd throw apps to 2 or 3 of those schools if I were you, just to assured of LS next year.
« on: November 07, 2005, 11:13:33 PM »
Great point Tacojohn...Even though I've been out of undergrad for a few years, I still feel that if I go back to my UG's campus for law school, I'll try to recreate my life as an undergrad. Clearly, this won't work, even though most of my female friends noted that they would go to the Law library to study for the sole purpose of picking up guys in Law School. So I'd have that going for me. And most people that would have known me as an undergrad will be long gone.
That all being said, my UG's law school is just about the exact position for which I would be a strong candidate...Most calculators put me at about a 75% chance of acceptance.
Thanks for all the input, more comments appreciated.
« on: November 03, 2005, 05:20:37 PM »
Straight outta UG, 3.5 and a 163 puts you squarely in the 30-50 range. Expect waitlists/rejects from anything better, i.e. GW, Vanderbilt, BU.
I don't know much about California, but you'd be a great candidate for solid regional schools in big cities.
NY - Cordozo, Brooklyn
Philly - Temple, Villanova
DC - American, George Mason (particluarly with the Econ background)
Atlanta - UGA (not in the city, but a big feeder)
Miami - U Miami (with $$)
Chicago - Chicago-Kent (with $$)
You'll also be a viable candidate for a whole range of Big State Law Schools - Arizona,
Washington, Minnesota, Iowa, Florida, South Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, etc.
All of these schools place excellently in the cities in which they are located, and if you go gangbusters in LS (top 5%, Law Review), then you may have some opportunities nationally.
If this isn't what you want, retake the LSAT, and score a 168-170. Then you'll have a great shot at UCLA, USC, and other 15-30 schools. For T14, score 172+, and make up some BS about how you were sick the first time you took the test.
« on: November 01, 2005, 09:58:08 PM »
Wow, tough crowd...If I recall, both GULC and Duke took just about everyone who applied with a 168 according to LSN. I think you've got a decent shot at both of those places.
Don't get too excited for Penn or UVA, unless you haven't told us about overcoming malaria after treating civilians for the Red Cross in war-torn Rwanda.
« on: November 01, 2005, 09:45:55 PM »
Is U Miami too far south for you? I can think of worse condemnations than Coral Gables and South Beach for 3 years.
« on: November 01, 2005, 09:40:50 PM »
Does it put you a favorable or unfavorable position? Or does it matter at all? I think there are two schools of thought here - 1) The school wants to expand its overall alumni base in order to gain more alumni donations, thus putting you at a disadvantage, or 2) The school wants to create uber-loyal graduates who are twice as likely to give, thus giving you a extra boost.
Of course, it may not matter one bit, just as long as you're in the LSAT range. Thoughts?
« on: November 01, 2005, 09:31:06 PM »
We're practically twins, I answered one more question right on the LSAT. You're in at Tulane, good shot at Emory. GW is a numbers game, if they can fill a class with 165s and 166s, they'll do it. Expect a waitlist at Vanderbilt (as I am), and I wouldn't hold your breath for Cornell.
See you in Atlanta next fall.
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