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I'm sure that you realize unless you are a URM or have some trump card (other than being a NASA employee and the other stuff you listed, which is nice, but not a trump card by any stretch), that first list of school are just not very likely.

As for safeties and solids, I think you would really have to consider the first 5 on that list as reaches, too.

Have you thought seriously about of retaking the LSAT next month? It sounds like your aspirations are higher than your numbers, which (to me, as someone who was in the same boat) suggests you may feel you can do better than you did. I took the LSAT 4 years ago right out of college and did horribly - then took again this year after lots of studying (and a stint in Peace corps and a masters degree) and scored 12 points higher. I think it might make the difference (I am hoping for some of those schools you listed, but recognize they are still long shots for me, too).

Where should I go next fall? / Re: ED Hypothetical
« on: October 28, 2004, 12:11:23 PM »
Fair enough - but I'm disappointed in these responses. Of course it shouldn't be "dabbled in" or sought after - but I mean come on, can't you imagine applying ED somewhere and then deciding to shoot a little higher and lo and behold that school coming through? Best response I saw was calling the non_ED school and having them walk you through it, I guess that's all you could really hope to do as it would be their call whether or not to take you given your contract with the ED school, and if they did, they would obviously need to help you negotiate that - if they though it was possible.

Oye Domin R Rican -

'Manito, tienes que retomar ese examen. 130 no es aceptable, amigo - sin importar lo demas de tu aplicacion. Tomalo en diciembre, y ponte a practicar! Puedes sacar algo mejor que 140 sin duda - pero practiclo antes!!!!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: 25th/75th question
« on: October 26, 2004, 04:36:46 PM »
Even though I must admit having the same question sometimes, I doubt you'll find anything you can't surmise yourself on this board. The amswer is because there is no answer! The intangibles, of course, are what you'll be relying on for a law school to look beyond your sub-par LSAT score. My fear is like yours (3.84, with a 165 LSAT) - that my GPA puts me in the topd 75th of almost any law school, yet my LSAT will be just below the 25th for some T14s (and well below for the top schools).
You just ahvfe to be realistic with yourself - will your application stand out, or will it stand on the numbers?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: 3.92/160
« on: October 26, 2004, 02:19:07 PM »
I think you have a shot at GW and Fordham, as well as the others you list - I wouldn't even say that they are super long shots at all! In fact, they are all probably more or less the same probability. IF you can make a nice application for yourself, write a strong essay and get some good LORs, you'll be fine!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: ED Hypothetical
« on: October 25, 2004, 01:08:47 AM »
Of course it would defy the whole point of ED - but it's a hypothetical situation :)

What if you applied ED somewhere, then applied somewhere else, got in both, and felt like you wanted to change your mind? That could happen, and if it does, I am just wondering what precedents there are - could you call and speak with the dean at the ED school? Would they hear it? What if you decide not to go to law school altogether, or defer on the other one? Just thining here - anybody else have thoughts?

Where should I go next fall? / ED Hypothetical
« on: October 24, 2004, 10:42:37 PM »
Let's say you applied and were admitted somewhere ED, then shortly after were accepted to another school (regular admissions). Is there ANY possibility that you could decide to attend the other school? Has anyone heard of this happening before? Just curious...

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Critique of my Application Outlook?
« on: October 24, 2004, 09:39:53 PM »
GULC is my top choice - definitely. At the same time, if I got into NYU I would rather go there, but I figured since it is SUCH a long shot with my LSAT score, I would rather maximize my chances at GULC by applying ED. Are you thinking that I mis-judged, or that ED is no better than EA? Or just making sure I knew what I was doing?

Thanks for your respones :)


Where should I go next fall? / Critique of my Application Outlook?
« on: October 24, 2004, 01:22:32 PM »
Hi. I've been reading for awhile, and contrary to some, think this board is a neat opportunity to hear (subjective) appraisals of applications and chances. So, would anyone mind sharing their thoughts on my shots? In a nutshell, I have:

#s: 3.84 (undergrad-Rochester), 3.66(masters-Harvard) 165 LSAT (153 in 2000 test, app. includes explanatory note)

Exp: 2 years Peace Corps, 2 years WE in international develop.

LORs and PS: I think they're strong, but who knows?

I am shooting high and hoping I land one of:

Georgetown (Early Decision)

Thoughts? I think it's safe to assume that the 153 score will not be counted, from what I know of these schools, but if you feel otherwise, please share :)

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