« on: July 11, 2005, 11:40:57 AM »
Yeah but not that much. Although they did take someone from this board with a 160 this year, that is the definite extreme exception, not at all the rule.
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« on: July 11, 2005, 11:32:31 AM »
You will definitely have an extremely tough time getting accepted at:
The rest will be tough as well.
Re-take the LSAT in the fall, try to raise your average up. Otherwise you are in for some disappointment.
« on: July 09, 2005, 05:47:59 PM »
If you are a URM, as your signature indicates, you should apply to more than just a few top schools with your 163. Add 4-8 points to that depending on the school and what specific minority you are.
« on: July 09, 2005, 12:02:01 PM »
I would say that you should focus on the 15-25 grouping, where you will likely have excellent chances. The lower-ranked T-14 may be a possibility as well. Check out Lawschoolnumbers.com for more info. Unfortunately, I doubt your work experience will help all that much at the calibre of schools you are looking at. It may help a bit, and it will likely give you a great personal statement, but won't be a deciding factor.
« on: July 07, 2005, 04:54:42 PM »
It might help somewhat for litigation. I know someone in DC who did a significant stint in the JAG corps, then became an AUSA for a while. Now he's a mediumlaw partner that does a fair amount of white collar corporate defense litigation and trial work.