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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New York Law School
« on: November 02, 2006, 02:14:28 PM »
thanks steve.jd

<3

the only reason i asked is bc i recently went to my UG instituion's 'pre-professional advisor' and she gave me all the stats on law school applicants from my school last year.  reading these boards pretty religiously, i had an idea of what NYLS was like.  seeing as my UG is elite liberal arts, i was surprised to see that 4 students from my UG actually matriculated there. 

Uhh yeah, UG pre-prof advisors are generally not very helpful.  Mine told me I should strongly look at "Seton Hall" and "Franklin Pierce."  She told me this was because I am from NJ therefore Seton Hall is a good choice, and I was an engineer so "Franklin Pierce provides a solid IP program."

Umm, right....

What's wrong with Seton Hall, exactly? I've heard that it has a pretty solid reputation. It's definitely not comparable with Franklin Pierce at all.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How Far to Reach for a Reach School?
« on: November 02, 2006, 02:10:23 PM »
I'm in the same boat is you. My LSAT scores are ehhh and I don't understand what my chances really are at certain schools. I've used the calculators and looked up median gpas/lsat scores, but it's just confusing. What really throws me off is when they display their 25-75 percentile LSAT scores. I feel like it's impossible to tell how much they deviate from those numbers on the lower end of the spectrum. For example, my LSAT score is a 158 and that's in the 25th percentile @ Tulane. That doesn't tell me anything about my shot of getting in, except that I'll be lucky if I do! Basically, I wished they showed more statistics...like the lowest LSAT score accepted and possibly the GPA/LSAT equation they use if applicable.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« on: October 28, 2006, 12:05:31 PM »
*Bump*

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Tulane
U Richmond
American
UConn
Brooklyn Law
Villanova
Rutgers-Newark
Seton Hall
St.John's
Pace
Albany

...I have no idea which schools I'll get into because my numbers are so borderline for the whole top half of that list.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« on: October 25, 2006, 11:15:34 AM »
I forgot to mention that I'm also interested in Villanova law because of their pro bono program. Civil rights issues/government service is the area I hope to work in.

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Choosing the Right Law School / 158 LSAT/ 3.6 GPA-- HELP!
« on: October 25, 2006, 10:29:53 AM »
Ok, so I didn't do well on my LSATS. Let it suffice to say I had to take GWU and GT off my list...haha. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I'm a double major (English and Sociology) at a top public school in the NE.

Based, on my stats, here's the schools I'm looking at now:

Reach:
Tulane
American
Brooklyn Law
UWis Madison
UConn

Goal:
Rutgers-Newark
Seton Hall
St.John's

Safety:
Pace
Albany

Ok, so some questions:

Have I classified these schools correctly, or am I overestimating myself?

I'd like to stay on the East Coast, ideally in the Mid-Atlantic or New England regions. Does anyone have any additional suggestions of schools in these areas that are reasonable for me and have a good reputation?

Does anyone go to and/or know anything about any of these schools? I've read several law school guides up and down, but I know they're all advertisements and I want the real deal.

Thanks in advance for any help.  :)

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: TULANE LAW SCHOOL THREAD
« on: October 25, 2006, 06:36:40 AM »
Do I have a chance in hell of getting into Tulane with a 3.6 UGPA and a 158 LSAT? It's my number one choice, but I don't want to waste my money applying if it's pointless.

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