I think you have a very good shot. But the clerkship application process is a very random and opaque experience. Apply broadly and to both circuit and district court judges. Good luck!
Hello! I'm also new here and not entirely sure how it works but here goes:
I'm really interested in applying to Michigan, Virginia, Texas, and UPenn in the upcoming cycle.
Any opinions on my chances, and realistic chances for scholarships, would be much appreciated Just trying to figure this out:
AA female, 3.96 from an HYP Ivy, 167 LSAT. Out of school for 3 years so far doing policy and child advocacy work and teaching. Strong softs (I think!), as they say. I'm really interested in child advocacy and special education law.
Realistic assessment of my chances would be so very helpful. And if you think I would need to retake LSAT to have a shot at scholarships.
PS. This is an awesome thread. Thanks for keeping it going
I've been lurking for the longest, registered with a new username (because the old one was dumb), and am back. I'm super depressed - just got my LSAT score and scored well below (5+ points) below my PT average, but I could use some feedback now as to where I should apply.
GPA: 3.55-3.60 range (from an ivy)
pretty decent softs - published in academic journal and a few other places, etc.
I'm going to retake in October, and hopefully I'll crack 170, but for now, just wanted to know where I should consider applying.
Looking at it now, its hard to believe this site used to be legendary! There used to be at least 100 comments EACH DAY on the BLSD board alone. Today, it doens't even look like there have been 100 comments over the last year.
It seems like the recent classes of law school applicants are less concerned with general conversation with other fellow applicants and are more concerned with lawschool numbers. ()Can ya'll please come back?
I miss the LSD days especially BLSD. No where else compares.
Thanks to the few remaining old heads that still take the time to pop in ever so often, but on the real, BLSD was the greatest.
(please do not say John Marshall)