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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.3 GPA / 163 LSAT-- Chances?
« on: November 14, 2009, 03:12:10 PM »
Fordham: PT yes, FT no.
Illinois: No
Minnesota: No
Tulane: Yes, with small scholarship
Florida: Probably, but no money
Pitt: Yes, with small scholarship
Brooklyn: Yes.
Miami: Yes, with scholarship
Loyola: Yes, with small scholarship

Pretty schizo list. What part of the country do you want to practice in?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.05 GPA and 164 LSAT: What do I do?
« on: November 14, 2009, 03:08:21 PM »
Wake isn't a waste of money. I've heard they care more about LSAT than GPA. More like a target/ reach. UNC, on the other hand, is the opposite and mostly care about high GPA's and minority status.

Do you want to stay in NC or are you open to the South as a whole? From the school's your looking at it sounds like the latter. Here's what I'd do:

I'd apply to Wake, Tulane, Florida, FSU, Tennessee as reach/target schools and South Carolina and Ole Miss as safeties. If you really like Miami, send an app there too.

Law School Admissions / Re: School Choices and Help
« on: October 16, 2009, 09:21:46 PM »
No chance at Cornell. Doesn't matter that Johns Hopkins is a really good school and does't have as much grade inflation as similar schools, they don't care.

Fordham PT definitely, but FT is perhaps a reach.
I'd think you'd be good for Maryland, but they have a freakishly low acceptance rate so it's no sure thing.
You should be fine for AU, Pitt, Villanova. You're also a possible for GMU, and W & M.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: texas law schools
« on: October 16, 2009, 09:14:58 PM »
I had your exact numbers and got dinged at SMU FT, but got a $20,000 a year scholarship to attend PT. I don't know what was up with that, thought it was pretty strange. Anyway, decided to attend Tulane instead, where I also got a $20,000 a year scholarship (for FT, they don't have a PT, lol) and it's ranked higher than SMU and in a much cooler city anyway.

I think you should be good for U of Houston. My sense though is that it has zero pull outside the area.

Georgia's not a safety, even with a 165. They're pretty tough on out of state applicants and they probably get applicants from Bama up the wazoo.

American and Bama are more likely. But you really need to take the actual test before knowing...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.2 159 Where should I be applying?
« on: October 12, 2009, 10:33:44 AM »
If you like NOLA it might be worthwhile applying to Tulane. It's probably a long shot, but you could get lucky. On the other hand, I don't think Tulane's worth full price.
LSU is a good bet. Your grades are fine for LSU and it places very well in Baton Rouge and Shreveport I hear.
I don't think Ole Miss places well in Memphis, but it's a nice school.
Florida State dominates Tallahassee...

You could check out Georgia State, University of Houston, and SMU's part-time program if you really want a larger city.

(I'm just talking about Southern cities since you mentioned Southern schools).

are there classes on friday?

Actually Southwestern is a good school just poorly ranked. I know several people who did really well and went onto either transfer to a better school like UCLA, Loyola, Georgetown, etc. or they stayed on and was 10% in the class. If you are interested in Entertainment, I would recommend Southwestern b/c I know a professor or two who are the "gateways" to some in-house counsel positions in well named entertainment companies (ie Disney, Summit Entertainment, etc). But it is one of the more competitive classes to stand out.

Sure, if he's top 10% of his class he'll probably be OK, but that ain't guaranteed by a long shot.

I know it's a knee-jerk reaction on this board, but you really should retake the LSAT. Enroll in a class.

UGA is a very good school that places great in Atlanta.
To the poster who said $45,000 -- seems a bit of a low guess for how much the avergage grad makes at either of these schools. Let's say the average grad gets a medium-sized law firm in Atlanta or Phoenix -- that's going to pay a lot more than $45,000. I'm sure people who go to these schools aren't aiming for a small firm in Flagstaff or Valdosta -- that's what schools like Mercer are for...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Wake or STCL?
« on: July 17, 2009, 12:30:47 AM »
Yeah, I was wondering about UH as well? Did OP apply there? That seems like the best bet.

Wake is certainly a bigger name, although I think career prospects are basically limited to the Carolinas. But I'd still rather say I went there than South Texas.

Are you set on staying in Texas? North Carolina's a pretty nice state...

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