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DodgerLaw

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Rate my chances please.
« on: February 17, 2005, 08:34:56 PM »
2.44 UGPA circa 1990 (Killed in the earliest days)
163-169 LSAT (estimated,I just took it)

I have worked as an elementary school teacher for the last decade.

PEPPERDINE
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (L.A.)
SOUTHWESTERN
U OF SAN DIEGO (AFTER PRIORITY DATE)
McGEORGE
SANTA CLARA
PITT
WAKE FOREST
CASE WESTERN
MIAMI
ARIZONA STATE (ATER PRIORITY DATE)
KENT



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Re: Rate my chances please.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2005, 11:28:54 PM »
Damn, that's tough considering your low GPA, but long absense. Probably would have been better had you been in business.

Check out http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com and then give yourself a little boost since schools should consider your LSAT more strongly than your GPA.

I bet in a case like yours, your personal statement (hopefully describing why you're pursuing law) would be pretty important.

Good luck, and what by the way, prompted your career shift?

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005, 11:50:40 PM »
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DodgerLaw

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Re: Rate my chances please.
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2005, 02:07:47 AM »
Good luck, and what by the way, prompted your career shift?

Thanks to both of you for the input

I've long thought about going into law, and I have grown frustrated with the educational bureaucracy that impedes a teacher's ability to, well, teach.

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Re: Rate my chances please.
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2005, 02:09:32 AM »
Are you a URM?

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2005, 02:40:39 AM »
10 years elementary myself.  154 with a decent GPA...some of the lower ranked schools like old white guys w/ WE and stat splits.  I have a full ride offer...good luck

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Re: Rate my chances please.
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2005, 02:49:14 AM »
Is your wedding picture taken at the PS Aerial Tramway?

The 10 year mark is when they consider you a different type of applicant and don't look at your GPA as heavily, so I'd say you'll get in to:

PEPPERDINE
SOUTHWESTERN
McGEORGE
SANTA CLARA

I don't know enough about the non-CA schools to comment.

DodgerLaw

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Re: Rate my chances please.
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2005, 03:21:00 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement.

The wedding picture was taken at the botanical gardens at Cal State Fullerton.

Not URM, I'm the white guy. My wife is U.S.-born Filipina.

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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2005, 03:08:25 PM »
Wow that's an interesting site (http://www.chiashu.com/)
I wonder how accurate those numbers are. Now I'm sure I'll get made fun of for this request, but... after entering my stats I see that the percentage chance I'll get in to my four reach schools is: 29%, 19%, 12%, and 12%.

Statistically, does anyone know how to calculate my chances of getting in to at least 1 of these schools? (I'm kind of curious how to do this anyway).

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Re: Rate my chances please.
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2005, 03:19:42 PM »
Wow that's an interesting site (http://www.chiashu.com/)
I wonder how accurate those numbers are. Now I'm sure I'll get made fun of for this request, but... after entering my stats I see that the percentage chance I'll get in to my four reach schools is: 29%, 19%, 12%, and 12%.

Statistically, does anyone know how to calculate my chances of getting in to at least 1 of these schools? (I'm kind of curious how to do this anyway).

They're pretty accurate since they're based on the LSAC ABA data, which you can get at http://officialguide.lsac.org

Not all schools report data out but there are ways of making them cough up the information so you can figure your chances out at each (at least, roughly).

How do you calculate via LSAC data? Look at the applicant brackets - find your gpa/lsat range and calculate what % of applicants were admitted.  Even though this is last year data, it is still useful since the number of apps went DOWN this year.