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« on: September 01, 2005, 10:51:29 PM »
This is in response to a previous thread entitled, "Yale's New Numbers"
I contacted the Yale admissions office on two occasions yesterday, and was told their median GPA was a 3.71 for the entering class of 2005. Not sure if this is really true, but that is what I was told by the admissions office...
« on: August 29, 2005, 10:53:57 PM »
I'm a non URM, taking the LSAT October 1st, applying to about 15 schools-top choices are HYS, NYU, Columbia, Georgetown, etc.. Right now, my UGPA is a 3.64 (has not yet been recalc by LSAC). I want to apply as early as possible, but know that my GPA will increase to a 3.69 in December of this year. My question is can I, or should I, ask these schools to NOT make a decision before my final grades are updated on the LSDAS report? Can I tell them that if the .5 points will make a difference, then wait, otherwise if I can get in with my current GPA then don't wait? I've been scoring 171,173,175,176,176 on the practice tests that I've taken. Just hope it stays this way on test day. I'm also graduating from University of Georgia-top public.
« on: August 27, 2005, 01:57:34 PM »
I'm taking the LSAT on October 1st, and I'm aiming for a score of 175+. My question is about test day. Do you guys have any reccomendations about how to clear your mind just before the test, or how to place yourself in the right mindset before taking the test? I'm trying to think too much about having to get a good score on the day of the test. Thanks for any advice.
« on: August 24, 2005, 08:44:26 PM »
Sorry to ask this, as it has been asked before by others, but what do you think my chances are at Harvard, Yale, NYU, Columbia, etc with 3.69 UGPA (3.85 Degree Granting GPA) and 173 on the LSAT? I have about 6 years work experience at Delta, some International Business experience, and thats about all.
« on: August 22, 2005, 10:24:53 PM »
Just curious, how does one get "asked" to apply to a certian school? I've seen this on here several times and was just wondering....
« on: August 22, 2005, 05:00:07 PM »
I'm in desperate need of advice. Here is the deal, I'm a non URM currently with a 3.64 UGPA, taking the LSAT on October 1st. More than anything and more important than life itself, I want to attend Harvard, Yale, NYU, Columbia, Georgetown, etc. I'm trying to get my GPA up to a 3.69 (the highest it can go this last semester of my undergraduate studies). In order to do this, I need to take 7 classes, although I only need to take 3 classes to graduate. My question is, since I'm still getting ready for the October test, and wanting to take all these classes, what should I do? Drop/Add ends August 25th at my school. I did take alot of classes over the summer---a hell of alot of classes and made all As'. Thanks for your advice.
« on: August 21, 2005, 10:44:33 PM »
In 2000, I had the opportunity of leasing a Boeing 767 aircraft to a national airline based in Asia where I was the authorized and mandated representative for a supplier in Europe. I was charged with representing the supplier in the country to lease the aircraft, and ultimately to get the deal to go through. In the end, I was pretty much screwed over due to the absence of a clear and coherent contract with the supplier. I essentially drafted the contract myself relying on an International Law textbook class that I took shortly before the transaction was to take place. Obviously the fact that a unenforceable contract was in place, there were no remedies to my complaint with the supplier.
My ultimate question here is does this sound like an appropriate Personal Statement to a LS in answering the question of why I want to practice/study law (b/c I realized the absolute importance of a legal education at this time etc)?
I'm a NON URM, UGPA of 3.65 with a Degree Granting GPA of 3.85---still don't know which one will be the deciding one in determining where I get in. Taking the October 1st LSAT with a practice score of 170+. My GPA (not the Degree Granting GPA) sucks according to the numbers for the schools I want to attend-i.e.Harvard, Yale etc. Therefore, I'm trying to draft an interesting enough PS to make up for the GPA. Does this topic meet the criteria do you think? Any other advice on getting into these schools would be much appreciated.
« on: August 20, 2005, 10:43:16 AM »
Does anyone know of law schools that use your Degree Granting Institution's GPA rather than say an overall GPA? I have an overall of 3.65 and Degree Granting GPA of 3.85. Thanks
« on: August 19, 2005, 09:05:12 PM »
Well, I'm graduating in December with a UGPA of 3.69, and a degree granting GPA of 3.85. Taking the LSAT on October 1st, and have been scoring in the range of 172-175 on the practice exams. I would like to know if I have a shot at the following schools?
Harvard, Yale, NYU, Columbia, Georgetown, Cornell, U of Chicago, Boston University, Duke, UCLA, Stanford, UGA, Emory, and I think thats about all.
I was trying to get my GPA up to a 3.7 at graduation (3.69 is the projected UGPA after Fall semester)/its now a 3.65, but the 3.7 is mathematically impossible. So what do you guys think...
« on: August 17, 2005, 10:06:50 AM »
I'm a non URM, scored a 175 on the June LSAT and currently have an UGPA of 3.64 (Overall GPA) and a Cumulative UGPA of 3.8. I have two GPAs' because I transferred to my current institution. At the end of Fall semester, which begins tomorrow, I pretty sure that my Overall UGPA will go up to a 3.68-3.69, and the Cumulative will go up to a 3.85 or so. I'm not sure if I should wait top apply until after the grades are submitted, which will be by December 15th, or should I go ahead and apply now with what I have. I'm trying for Harvard, Yale, NYU, and other Tier 1 schools. From looking on Law School Numbers, I don't think I stand a good chance due to my low GPA. Tell me what you think, and I would greatly appreciate it. According to LSAC, they will calculate my GPA according to all the classes I've ever had, but will also list my Cumulative GPA also, which represents course work from my degree granting institution.
Also, I've found that 8 people currently attend Harvard from my school (University of Georgia). Does anyone happen to know where I can find their numbers at?
Thanks for your help