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

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #2930 on: May 21, 2008, 01:36:05 PM »
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university or LAC?  either way, that plus TFA should put you in a good position. 

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #2931 on: May 21, 2008, 01:38:09 PM »
uni... what's a "lac"?

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« Reply #2932 on: May 21, 2008, 01:40:11 PM »
uni... what's a "lac"?

liberal arts college, like Amherst, Swarthmore and the like.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #2933 on: May 21, 2008, 01:43:08 PM »
Thanks, should have been able to figure that one out myself

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #2934 on: May 21, 2008, 01:59:48 PM »
If you really want Harvard, yes.

Disagree.  It's the GPA that's hurting him.  A higher LSAT would make only a marginal difference, and the chances of scoring higher are sufficiently small (and the chances of scoring lower sufficiently high) so as not to justify the risk.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #2935 on: May 21, 2008, 02:18:54 PM »
should I retake?

It would be worth it to retake if you think you can get in the mid-170s.  I was admitted to HLS with a 3.05/174, and another guy who posts here got in with 3.06/175.  We both had pretty good reasons for the bad GPAs, though. 

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #2936 on: May 27, 2008, 06:41:12 PM »
hello guys,
i need advise concerning my law school decision. my GPA is 3.71, i wrote LSAT twice and i had 142 and 146 respectively. i got an admission into Cooley, but i decided not to go there, considering the fact that i live in NY and will like to practise in NY and its neighboring state. i am on waitlist in Howard for the second time, Marquette and Quinnipiac. i don't know whether to write the exam again, then apply in case i am not accepted in the three schools or what will be the best thing to do.

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #2937 on: May 27, 2008, 06:47:57 PM »
If I were in your shoes, I think I'd go to Howard if accepted.  If not, you can always take a year off and put in plenty of time studying for the LSAT.  Since you've already taken it twice, you only have one more chance (depending on how long ago you took the exams) so you should make sure you know your stuff before you sign up to take it again.  You have a good gpa so improving your LSAT score will help you tremendously.  Good luck.

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #2938 on: May 27, 2008, 06:51:26 PM »
hello guys,
i need advise concerning my law school decision. my GPA is 3.71, i wrote LSAT twice and i had 142 and 146 respectively. i got an admission into Cooley, but i decided not to go there, considering the fact that i live in NY and will like to practise in NY and its neighboring state. i am on waitlist in Howard for the second time, Marquette and Quinnipiac. i don't know whether to write the exam again, then apply in case i am not accepted in the three schools or what will be the best thing to do.

Third time's a charm?  What did you do to prepare?  If you haven't taken a prep class, I would highly suggest it.  You have such a good GPA, if you could improve just by a couple of more points, you should be good for Howard.  I'm really surprised you didn't get in because you are way above their 75% GPA, and just a couple of points below their 25% LSAT.  I say give the LSAT one more try.  Good luck.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #2939 on: May 28, 2008, 03:36:03 PM »
hello guys,
i need advise concerning my law school decision. my GPA is 3.71, i wrote LSAT twice and i had 142 and 146 respectively. i got an admission into Cooley, but i decided not to go there, considering the fact that i live in NY and will like to practise in NY and its neighboring state. i am on waitlist in Howard for the second time, Marquette and Quinnipiac. i don't know whether to write the exam again, then apply in case i am not accepted in the three schools or what will be the best thing to do.

Third time's a charm?  What did you do to prepare?  If you haven't taken a prep class, I would highly suggest it.  You have such a good GPA, if you could improve just by a couple of more points, you should be good for Howard.  I'm really surprised you didn't get in because you are way above their 75% GPA, and just a couple of points below their 25% LSAT.  I say give the LSAT one more try. 
Good luck.

thanks so much for the advise. i took a prep class for the two times i took the exam. i went to not well known prep class the first time and the second time, i took testmaster. however, i am hopeful concerning howard, i just believe and hope they will give me an acceptance letter very soon. if not, i am planning on going to albany law school for my masters in legal studies, which is just one year and then try the LSAT again and go to law school thereafter. i don't intent giving up my dream of going to law school, so that is plan for now.