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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.94 / 163 + 168
« on: June 27, 2005, 07:30:19 PM »
Take the ND offer if you are comfortable going there. That averages out to a 165.5 or 166, which is not really competitive for the schools you mentioned. Even if they took the 168 and ignored your lower score, you would still be at the lower end of the admit #s in terms of LSAT. If you were considering reapplying and aiming for the 14-20 range of schools, then you might have a better shot.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 159 where should i be looking
« on: June 25, 2005, 09:25:22 PM »
You are not competitive at any of the schools you mentioned with that LSAT, unfortunately. Even GW PT would be a stretch. You should either lower your expectations or try retaking, adding 4 or more points (averaged out, meaning get something in the high 160s next time) would make you competitive at the schools you've mentioned.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: catholic law
« on: June 24, 2005, 11:08:09 AM »
Where did you find BAFF's middle-school yearbook picture?

If you are dead-set on that, then try retaking the LSAT, you can take another stab at it in October. I talked myself out of it, but really wish I had done so now.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Study abroad at Emory
« on: June 23, 2005, 04:59:18 PM »
Emory has some summer abroad stuff, but ND claims to have the only school-year ABA accredited overseas program

Disclaimer: Check out for more "scientific" advice.
Also, check out each schools medians. It's my experience and I've been told you need to be at or above a schools median lsat/gpa to consider yourself fairly competitive.
Assuming you are non-URM:
Penn Mich. Virginia would likely be definite reaches, and Texas to a slightly lesser extent.
Minnesota and 'sconsin you are probably v. competitive at.
You should be a lock at the rest.

I asked two schools after being pulled from the WL. 1 was basically like "sorry, nope, all the money is gone" and the other said they would get back to me, then called a week later to say they just couldn't find any more scholarship $$ this late in the season. Neither seemed surprised or putoff at all when I asked.

Perversely: Why is it wrong to ask for $ if you dont "need it". Its merit aid, not need-based.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Case Western or Wake Forest
« on: June 22, 2005, 11:33:53 AM »
And the other 4 or 5 decent southern law schools that place there.

Vandy, not "Vandi"

As stated, check out Law School Numbers. General rule of thumb is that all else being equal, you should be at or above a schools median to consider yourself very competitive. I would wager a 3.5/165 for ND and GWU, possibly slightly higher for Vandy/USC, and again higher for UVA.

Just ballpark advice.

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