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Am I aiming too high?

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Am I aiming too high?
« on: September 27, 2001, 04:35:38 AM »
I graduated from Columbia in May '01 and I have just decided to apply to law school for this coming year, which doesn't give me a whole heck of a lot of time.
I graduated magna cum laude, with a 3.8, double major in English and Psychology. Unfortunately I don't really have many extracurriculars--most of my extra time was spent teaching (half paid, half volunteer) at academic enrichment centers, basically teaching kids SAT I Verbal and essay writing, etc.
I will take the LSAT in December, and I'm studying from PrepTests right now. I took a sample test a couple weeks ago and got a 166, so hopefully with two months of hard core studying that will go up.
I'm planning to apply to Columbia, Harvard, NYU and Fordham....my question is, am I aiming too high? My parents are going to pay for all of this and they don't want to pay unless its a "higher institution"--that and I must admit that I do have somewhat of an ego....argh, i dunno--if someone who knows can tell me honestly what my chances are, and if they know any good safeties in the area (tristate area) let me know....thanks!

Mike

Re: Am I aiming too high?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2001, 02:27:23 AM »
what was your undergrad GPA and major?  Since you're coming from a top undergrad institution, that's a plus.  For your lsat, you should be aiming for low 170's for those schools (with the exception of fordham).

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Re: Am I aiming too high?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2003, 11:03:21 PM »
I think you're in good shape, yale would be aiming too high nothing else  8)

Re: Am I aiming too high?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2004, 10:44:16 PM »
You're in great shape it seems. Don't sweat it.

Re: Am I aiming too high?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2004, 10:45:07 PM »
Oopss. that's a really late post reply. haha. sorry

Re: Am I aiming too high?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2005, 06:59:36 PM »
u r fine

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Re: Am I aiming too high?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2005, 07:26:20 PM »
I didn't know this board was that old...this girl should have graduated from law school by now.

Re: Am I aiming too high?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2005, 07:45:13 PM »
oops, lol, I did a search and this thread came up, oh well hopefully she got into one of her top schools.

Re: Am I aiming too high?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2005, 10:21:05 PM »
Wow...LSD has been around for a minute, huh? :D

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Re: Am I aiming too high?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2005, 08:22:11 AM »
yeah.  it is funny, actually.  i would say that sixty percent of the posts on lsd over a year ago were like this.

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Wow...LSD has been around for a minute, huh? :D