Hey guys and gals,
I've been reading this forum for the last year or so and now it's time for me to actually join in - and of course - ask for help. I just got back my LSAT score. I could _not_ believe it. A 170, supposedly a 98th percentile score. I have a GPA of 3.6 at DePaul University in Chicago, IL (Double Major, History and Philosophy).
Now, here is my problem: I scored much better than I ever expected (a full 5 points over any of my practice exams). I know, I know. Boo hoo. Bear with me. If I am to believe the ranking sites and the lsac 'official guide' website, I've got a fighting chance at getting in some of the top 10 schools (only Harvard, Yale, and Standard came up as under 25% chance of getting in on the Data Search). I've had something of a checkered school career though, and I'm wondering how much of that is going to make a difference. I had one real bad quarter and then dropped out for a quarter. I came back, re-took the classes (which I had _failed) and did very well. I've also had to work nearly full-time through all four years. That means no extra-curriculars.
So, those of you who might be in the know: What does all of this mean? Do I _actually_ have a shot at Columbia, Berkeley, Duke, U Chicag, etc.? Any help would be greatly appreciated.