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Where should I apply?
« on: December 09, 2004, 08:22:45 PM »
Hi everyone,

This board is full of many people much more informed than I am about law schools and who they admit. I have a really low GPA and a semi-decent LSAT score. Am I aiming too high with my list? I have a 2.9 GPA with a B.S. in Information & Computer Science and I got a 164 on my Oct. LSAT (took the December one too but let's just assume I don't improve). Here is my list of schools:

Reach for the sky:
Fordham
UC Davis
UC Hastings

Reach for the skyscraper:
Cardozo
Loyola Marymount

Target:
Santa Clara
Univ. of San Diego
Chicago-Kent
Case Western

Safety:
Southwestern

I am mainly looking at a good IP program, but I don't even know if I will get into any of those :( Is it hopeless? Are there any schools you recommend I apply to? If I don't get into a top 100 school, I'd like to stay in California.

Love,
Q

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Re: Where should I apply?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2004, 08:25:16 PM »
I have a buddy who had a 3.0/164 and got into Santa Clara.

That's all i have for ya

Good luck, 

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strouse

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Re: Where should I apply?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 08:28:34 PM »
GPA is not the most crucial factor at all. You have a good LSAT score, that is much more important. You'll do fine.


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Re: Where should I apply?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2004, 08:47:15 PM »
My guess would be that you'll likely get into Santa Clara and are probable for USD as well. 

USC and NYU are huge reaches. 

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Re: Where should I apply?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2004, 10:10:56 PM »
mcgeorge and golden gate might be good safeties for you.

good luck, i am sure you'll get into some of the places on your list.  just make sure your personal statement is kick ass!

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Re: Where should I apply?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2004, 11:13:58 PM »
NYU and USC are real stretches.

Fordham...still sort of a stretch.

Decent shot at Santa Clara

I feel you're pretty solid for Chicago-Kent and USD.

Its a good mix, you did your research. Good luck!

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Re: Where should I apply?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2004, 11:19:04 PM »
Fordham, NYU, USC are super reaches- look at LSN- your GPA is way too low and your LSAT is not going to be enough to pull you up. I would think that all the other schools should be considered target schools, but would place Santa Clara in as a reach.

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Re: Where should I apply?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2004, 02:30:41 AM »
Fordham, NYU, USC are super reaches- look at LSN- your GPA is way too low and your LSAT is not going to be enough to pull you up. I would think that all the other schools should be considered target schools, but would place Santa Clara in as a reach.

How is Santa Clara a reach for her?  Chiashu gives her a 55% chance with his numbers.

Hopefully she didn't apply EA because it will hurt my chances of getting in :)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?cycle=0405&user=ZildjianKX
Accepted: Santa Clara (will attend 2005 FT), UOP
Waitlisted: University of Oregon, Lewis & Clark, Pepperdine, Loyla LA, UNLV
Rejected: USF, Davis

I am the king of waitlists!

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Re: Where should I apply?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2004, 02:43:46 AM »
Fordham, NYU, USC are super reaches- look at LSN- your GPA is way too low and your LSAT is not going to be enough to pull you up. I would think that all the other schools should be considered target schools, but would place Santa Clara in as a reach.

How is Santa Clara a reach for her?  Chiashu gives her a 55% chance with his numbers.

Hopefully she didn't apply EA because it will hurt my chances of getting in :)

Don't worry, I didn't apply EA. What is Chiashu?

Hehe, I'm trying to weasel in with a 158 and a 3.05... and I'll be super lucky unless they weight my engineering degree and work experience.

http://www.chiashu.com/lsat.html is an admissions calculator based on GPA and LSAT percentiles.
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?cycle=0405&user=ZildjianKX
Accepted: Santa Clara (will attend 2005 FT), UOP
Waitlisted: University of Oregon, Lewis & Clark, Pepperdine, Loyla LA, UNLV
Rejected: USF, Davis

I am the king of waitlists!

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Re: Where should I apply?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2004, 11:31:52 PM »
I've changed my list a little bit based on stats from lsac's site and chiashu but I read that chiashu isn't reliable. Is that true? And what would be the most reliable stats?

I do not know how to read Chiashu.....does this mean 90% chance?

0.903923501408115
Applied:  Baylor, SMU, U of Tenn, Hofstra, U of Houston, Duke, Texas Tech, U of Ark-Fayetteville, George Mason, LSU, Washington and Lee, and Case Western
Denied:  None
Accepted:  None

LSAT SCORE:  DO OVER!!!