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Advice on List on Schools to Apply To
« on: August 03, 2005, 01:46:16 AM »
My LSDAS GPA should be around 3.2 and my LSAT is (161+170)/2. I'm Canadian and will be applying there as well, and most of my 'safety' schools will be Canadian. However, in many respects I'd rather go down to the US, so I'm applying there as well. Not so focussed on safety schools, but rather where I want to go and where would be good for my fiance and me to live (she wants to go into medicine but will take a year off to work after graduation). I only want to apply to 6-8 schools, here's what I've drawn up:

Reach:
G'town
Northwestern
Cornell
(Basically the three top 14 that look at your highest LSAT. I'm very tempted to apply ED at G'town. When exactly would I have to have that in by?)

Realistic:
Hastings
American
George Washington

Safety:
San Diego



Basically I'm not really interested in American safety schools unless lifestyle will be sweet, and that's San Diego. DC is a big plus because of all the med schools nearby, but we also have relatives in California.

Any thoughts or suggestions on that list of schools?

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Re: Advice on List on Schools to Apply To
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2005, 02:10:02 AM »
Well, just a thought, but WUSTL (washington university in St. Louis) is a good law school (top-25) which is somewhat of an LSAT whore and would probably love that 170.  They also have a top-notch med school I hear. 

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Re: Advice on List on Schools to Apply To
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2005, 02:46:36 AM »
Interesting idea, there are only two med schools in the city though and she'll be a borderline candidate (GPA is lower than the average, MCAT is higher) and we'd like to be somewhere where she can cast a wide net. Missouri might also be a problem for West coast Canadians, but it's definetly worth some thought. Maybe I should add an eighth, do you now if they look at all LSATs or just the highest?

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Re: Advice on List on Schools to Apply To
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2005, 03:25:51 AM »
Interesting idea, there are only two med schools in the city though and she'll be a borderline candidate (GPA is lower than the average, MCAT is higher) and we'd like to be somewhere where she can cast a wide net. Missouri might also be a problem for West coast Canadians, but it's definetly worth some thought. Maybe I should add an eighth, do you now if they look at all LSATs or just the highest?

No, I do not but thought I would recommend it since they have such a good med school and definitly like high LSATS.  I wouldn't be suprised if they take the higher score, but can't be sure.

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Re: Advice on List on Schools to Apply To
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005, 03:20:58 PM »
Have u considered the U Minnesota?  Its a good law school (top 20) and there are several very good medical schools in the area as well as at least one "ok" med school (aka a saftey).

If you don't mind the cold winters its a place you might want to give some serious thought to.

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Re: Advice on List on Schools to Apply To
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005, 07:44:08 PM »
FYI

http://career.berkeley.edu/Law/lawStats.stm

Profile of Law School Admissions - UC Berkeley

University of California, Hastings College of the Law
2004 165 3.7
2003 165 3.63
2002 164 3.64
2001 162 3.59
2000 163 3.62
1999 162 3.59
1998 163 3.56
University of California, Davis
2004 164 3.73
2003 163 3.62
2002 164 3.76
2001 161 3.61
2000 161 3.56
1999 162 3.5
1998 161 3.62