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Incoming 1Ls / Re: AA Article: "Critics Assail Study of Race, Law Students"
« on: November 07, 2004, 10:32:30 AM »
While I'm no learned scholar in the seems totally logical. what on earth are the odds of success for a kid who go's to a crappy highschool and doesn't have the credentials to get into college except for AA, then doesn't do well in college but again b/c of AA gets into lawschool? I can't imagine that after gaming the academic system for a decade, all the sudden one is going to ace the bar exam.

osama bin laden could go to any school he wanted to with a 175

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: strength of this year's applicant pool?
« on: November 05, 2004, 11:00:52 PM »
i personally think this year's applicant pool will be weaker. but let me explain, the exact number of inherrently brilliant people are going to apply as did a couple years ago. the difference is that, every average joe seems to want to apply to law schools these days, so the number of average people's apps is exponentially higher than a few years ago. . with that being said, if you have average numbers, youre going to be in for one hell of a ride...when a scool gets 2000 applications for 200 seats, how do they decide between the 1000 people in the 3.5 gpa range and 158 on the lsat? let alone the fact they've already filled 150 seats with the people who scored in the 160s???? it's not a pretty picture.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: decision based on GPA/LSAT
« on: November 05, 2004, 10:53:14 PM »
honestly, i'd apply, but wouldn't expect an admit to any of those schools. have you put the numbers into chiasu or the lsac engine? or compared w/ lawschool numbers? i remember hearing ruskiegirl got into boalt with a 157, but the fact i remember that means it's a highly unusual situation. i think uconn's median is about that, and they're at the bottom of the first tier. don't get me wrong...i would have loved to have had those numbers when i applied, but these days your competing with 130,000 other people to get into 180 schools.

LSAT's all that matters,  with a 169 I wouldn't worry about anything. the only schools you aren't a lock for are the reaches. I wish i could've gotten a medical discharge from the AF. And your'e right....FLEP blows! the people who did the extended leave program really blew my mind. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What is a "borderline" applicant?
« on: October 29, 2004, 11:43:51 AM »
I'd say borderline is if your lsat is below the median range.

That's awesome. i had a fraternity brother piss the bed of some chick he hooked up with at the dz house one night. with a little quick thought when he woke up the next morning, he quickly proceeded to blame the chick, proceeded to belittle her, and stormed out of the house.

Sarah and peters,  on my first app process i  was accepted to ole miss, lsu, and penn state. I was stuck in the desert and wasn't able to attend....and the only school that would defer me was penn state, so i reapplied. last year when i applied, i was accepted to west virginia (only took a week for acceptance, so that means at least last year we're in their definite admit range) i was also readmitted to ole miss and lsu, but they both waited until a week before the seat deposit, and didn't even mail me the letter, they called me and told me to put the seat deposit in the mail the next i think it may have been pity admits. I was also wait listed at memphis, i think they ultimately would have accepted me, as the year prior i was in the 46/47 range, but it was just a safety app and didn't pursue it.

If i was you i'd look at applying to some other schools. you have the exact same numbers i had when i applied TWO years ago, except i had military experience and a masters, i was rejected at...


Law School Admissions / Re: supercompetitive admissions cycle?
« on: October 14, 2004, 04:16:56 PM »
almost all law schools are getting to be like that. when you figure lsac administered almost 150,000 lsats last year, and the median is a 150, there are 75,000 people above the median. with the bell curve, that means there's problaby at least 50,000 people who scored over 155 or 156. Then you factor in there are only about 180 schools, and the average school has about 200 seats...that's 36,000 total spots. Finally, even if the only people that apply to law school are those over 156 and they each only apply to an average of only three schools that's 150,000 applications or about four times as many apps as available seats...and that's a conservative assumption. It sure doesn't leave many slots open in the top two tiers with scores under 157 or so. 

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