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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Settling vs. Going for it
« on: October 25, 2006, 10:33:58 AM »
Well, if you're willing to consider University of Miami, you might also consider Stetson since Stetson's scores are a tiny bit lower than UM's (median for Stetson: 156, median for Miami: 158-9). Stetson is also private but it costs ~5,000 less a year than UM.

Although, you mentioned that UM was a "strech school" for you, and Stetson wouldn't be quite such a steretch. One thing you should remember though about both Stetson and UM is that both are in SUPER EXPENSIVE South FL so your cost of living needs to be taken into account. Also, UM helps you find "affordable" housing while Stetson does not.

I'm sorry, I don't know much about the other schools you mention but I do know quite a bit about Stetson and UM if you're interested.

i think i will definitely give Stetson a close look then.  my scores were named as on the bottom margin of Miami and i was told to consider it my stretch school but if Stetson is a decent school with similarities running through it compared to Miami i'll definitely give it a look.  can you give me a brief overview of what the school is like?

Choosing the Right Law School / Settling vs. Going for it
« on: October 25, 2006, 01:29:44 AM »
I have an MA and my UGPA is a 3.20 from the University of Michigan.  I got a 154 on the LSAT which is decent and I really don't want to take it again because I am pessimistic about standardized tests anyway.

I'm aiming for schools that it looks clear I would get in and have the following list:

John Marshall Law School, Michigan State, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, Syracuse University, Valparaiso University   , West Virginia University

I have two stretch schools, meaning ones I have been recommended but am unsure about.  University of Miami and Wayne State University. 

My question is this: are there any fantastic schools I should really consider applying to as replacements for the first list?  I would really like to not spend $600 on applications so applying to a huge list isn't really an option.  Any advice based on my scores and willingness to go mostly anywhere would be appreciated.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.5, 151... suggestions?
« on: October 23, 2006, 08:11:18 AM »
Your gpa is higher than the median and your lsat is higher than the 25% (which is 148 I think) I am going to apply to WVU as well!

i dont see any ranking info for wvu.  what level school is it?

Choosing the Right Law School / Florida In-state/out-of-state question
« on: October 22, 2006, 10:51:26 AM »
Do Florida law schools accept more people from out of state than in-state or the opposite or what?  I've seen many people on here wanting to go to a FL law school and mention their in-state status almost a negative against them.  I would like to go to Miami and currently live in Michigan.  My scores (3.20, 154) seem to fit in the LSAC numbers but the acceptance chances are low on the little data graph thing.  Any help would be appreciated.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.2 from U of MI, an MA and a 154
« on: October 22, 2006, 10:49:33 AM »
With those numbers, you don't really have a shot at the t14; so (unless you want to retake the LSAT) why don't you figure out where you'd like to practice law, and then start building your list according to the best schools that you can get into in that region.

I just mean I want to know basically what the best t3 or higher school I could go to would be.

Law School Admissions / Re: Wanna Know What Your Chances Are?
« on: October 22, 2006, 10:47:40 AM »
I think i got passed over and you were a big help when I was trying to figure out my options:

Did my undergrad in three years with double majors in English and political science at Univ of Michigan.  3.2 GPA.
Currently a Masters student with a 3.50 at Michigan State, will graduate in May. 
Unfortunate but seemingly alright 154 LSAT.

Willing to go anywhere in the country.  Long list of work in related (political campaign) and unrelated (children's cancer center) experience.  I'm sure my LOR and personal statement will be strong.  Oh and I'm a middle-class white boy.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.2 from U of MI, an MA and a 154
« on: October 21, 2006, 07:42:09 PM »

Law School Admissions / Re: Wanna Know What Your Chances Are?
« on: October 21, 2006, 07:21:00 PM »
3.2 UGPA from Univ of MI
3.5 GPA at MSU for MA
154 LSAT

telling you.  look into FIU over st. thomas and nova SE.  great faculty, new building, fantastic upstart reputation.  i'm a 1L if you have any questions. 

what was your lsat and ugpa?

nothing to lose with a retake. but that said miami for fl, mercer and ga state for ga.

why when you do those score numbers (i had the same basically) on the lsac website does it say that people basically dont have a chance in hell to get in?  i'd like to go to miami and have a 3.2 from Univ of MI and an MA from Michigan State with a 3.5 GPA.

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