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The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread

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Welcome to the Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread.  In this thread you can ask other posters what your chances are and/or what schools you should apply to with your given GPA/LSAT numbers.

Note: The first 50+ pages of this thread represent a consolidation of over 45 threads on this topic appearing on the BLSD from February 2005 until the creation of this thread in July 2006.  Before posting your own numbers, you may find it convenient to review the commentary already provided to posters with numbers similar to your own.  To better assist your search, please use the index below:

GPA/LSAT     Link                                                       

2.71/157     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg381076.html#msg381076
3.45/ -      http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg474074.html#msg474074
3.30/ -      http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg531046.html#msg531046
3.30/161     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg605366.html#msg605366
3.23/171     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg607669.html#msg607669
3.91/163     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg628567.html#msg628567
3.10/167     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg685269.html#msg685269
3.10/ -      http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg696776.html#msg696776
2.60/165     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg697857.html#msg697857
3.32/158     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg777810.html#msg777810
3.30/161     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg795866.html#msg795866
2.50/170     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg796411.html#msg796411
3.40/164     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg806671.html#msg806671
3.88/157     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg822602.html#msg822602
3.14/165     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg847529.html#msg847529
3.65/158     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg868149.html#msg868149
2.50/ -      http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg889842.html#msg889842
1.98/149     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg894525.html#msg894525
2.10/ -      http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg907189.html#msg907189
3.30/153     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg940978.html#msg940978
3.00/160     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg941060.html#msg941060
3.50/152     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg941777.html#msg941777
3.10/ -      http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg942106.html#msg942106
2.50/157     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg945401.html#msg945401
3.90/159     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg945406.html#msg945406
2.20/170     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg948877.html#msg948877
2.90/154     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg949788.html#msg949788
3.50/165     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg953195.html#msg953195
3.15/146     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg959969.html#msg959969
3.90/159     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg974862.html#msg974862
2.20/156     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg978325.html#msg978325
3.15/166     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg998124.html#msg998124
3.90/166     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg1015428.html#msg1015428
2.80/ -      http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg1038049.html#msg1038049
3.48/152     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg1109527.html#msg1109527
3.60/155     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg1112199.html#msg1112199
2.80/170     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg1426818.html#msg1426818
3.50/147     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg1505288.html#msg1505288
3.44/170     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg1505474.html#msg1505474
3.30/162     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg1512040.html#msg1512040
2.80/166     http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg1521283.html#msg1521283
3.30/ -      http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,26160.msg1543918.html#msg1543918


2.71 157 where do I have a shot?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2005, 02:45:36 PM »
I took the feb exam and bomb it. I guessed on about 6-5 questions towards the end of each section. So I guessed a total of 21-22 questions with the letter of the day "D". I think my score is from a 155-158. Does anyone have some advice as to what schools I should apply to. Also what are my chances at CWRU,Pitt, Depaul OSU, AU and GW?
Thanks.

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Re: 2.71 157 where do I have a shot?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2005, 02:55:01 PM »
I took the feb exam and bomb it. I guessed on about 6-5 questions towards the end of each section. So I guessed a total of 21-22 questions with the letter of the day "D". I think my score is from a 155-158. Does anyone have some advice as to what schools I should apply to. Also what are my chances at CWRU,Pitt, Depaul OSU, AU and GW?
Thanks.

why didn't you cancel?

Re: 2.71 157 where do I have a shot?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2005, 03:06:02 PM »
I took two years off and have to start in 05. I took the exam in Dec, canceled remembered my answers and did a self score. It turns out that dec's exam was a 165. I finish games and got everything correct, answered 23/26 on Arg1 21/25 on Arg2 and did 2 rc passages. I canceled the dec exam b/c I thought it was much worse but it wasn't that bad.
Feb was bad and I know that I won't get into many of the schools that I applied to. Pressure from family and 2 years off from starting law school pushed me to make this stupid choice.

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Re: 2.71 157 where do I have a shot?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2005, 04:29:11 PM »
I took two years off and have to start in 05. I took the exam in Dec, canceled remembered my answers and did a self score. It turns out that dec's exam was a 165. I finish games and got everything correct, answered 23/26 on Arg1 21/25 on Arg2 and did 2 rc passages. I canceled the dec exam b/c I thought it was much worse but it wasn't that bad.
Feb was bad and I know that I won't get into many of the schools that I applied to. Pressure from family and 2 years off from starting law school pushed me to make this stupid choice.

If you think you can do significantly better, take it again, put your families' wishes to the side and do what you know in your heart is best for you, this is your life, not theirs.

If you want to apply with the stats you have now I would say apply to T3 and lower T2 schools in the area you plan on practicing. @#!* it, apply where you wanna go, let the chips fall where they may.

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Re: 2.71 157 where do I have a shot?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2005, 09:49:34 PM »
Have you tried the link below to see your odds?

http://www.chiashu.com/cgi-bin/lsac.cgi?gpa=2.71&lsat=157

kasanova

Advise on where to apply for next year..
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2005, 04:29:30 PM »
So ive gotten respnoses from a number of people, but I just wanted to get responses from you guys in particular.


Black Male-UT-Austin

Biomedical Engineering(3.3), with minor in Business Foundations(4.0). Overall GPA-3.45

Great EC's-representative for entire college of engineering in student government, president of elite organization, numerous volunteer hours.

Played Varsity Football for first two years. After stopping there was a large upward trend in my GPA.


What LSAT score do you guys think i would have to attain in order to get into any of the t14 schools? Are my chances high enough that I can aim at the t14, or should i lower my expectations? Safeties? Any guaranteed?

Re: Advise on where to apply for next year..
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2005, 04:38:00 PM »
what field do you want to go into?

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Re: Advise on where to apply for next year..
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2005, 05:10:40 PM »
Is that you in the avatar?  ;D

Ugh...where you want to practice and what are you looking to do in the future? IP law?

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Re: Advise on where to apply for next year..
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2005, 11:27:14 PM »
Yea, thats me in the avatar-why do you ask? Damn, I get an "ugh," -never got that before, but I guess there's a first for everything.

Umm, I plan on going into patent law. But actually, Im going to NY for an investment banking internship with SEO this summer. SO, if they offer me a job after graduation it may trump all my law school aspirations.