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Well, good news for us I think is that the number of applicants to law schools have been on the decline for the past two years.  I don't have access to the link right now, but from 03-04, there was a 9% decrease in the number of students applying.  I'll put up the link later on.

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Law School Applications / CHANCES
« 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.
Thanks

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Law School Applications / Re: Emory's new numbers
« on: August 23, 2005, 09:29:55 PM »
Thanks for the information.  Emory is one of my schools also.  I was wondering, do you attend UGA in Athens?  I'm graduating from there this fall.  Good luck with all of your apps.  Congrats also on your score, pretty impressive.  Did you prepare well in advance for it?

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Law School Applications / ASKED TO APPLY?
« 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....

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Law School Applications / Re: LIFE ALTERING DECISION WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
« on: August 22, 2005, 10:18:43 PM »
Well, of course my first few choices are Harvard, Yale, NYU, Columbia, Georgetown, Duke, Vanderbilt, UVA, U of Chicago, UCLA, Stanford, Emory, University of Georgia, and a few other safety schools.  At the moment, I'm really concerned about my GPA most of all.  The thing is that I have a 3.85 Degree Granting School GPA, but I've been told that won't play that much of an important role in the decision.  I have about 7 yrs work experience at Delta Air Lines, and a few international business deal experiences that failed.

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Law School Applications / LIFE ALTERING DECISION WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
« 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.

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Law School Applications / ADVICE ON PS TOPIC
« 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.

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Law School Applications / DEGREE GRANTING GPA QUESTION
« 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

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Law School Applications / Counsel Needed
« on: August 19, 2005, 09:05:12 PM »
Hi Everyone,
 
 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...

Thanks

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Law School Applications / Re: Can You Help Me to Make a Decision
« on: August 17, 2005, 10:15:34 AM »
The 3.85 actually is my projected Cumulative GPA, which is now a 3.8.  According to LSAC, it will depend on the school as to whether or not they will use the Overall (which is lower-now a 3.65) or the Cumulative GPA which only represents my undergrad work since I transferred to my current school 2 years ago.

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