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applyingsoon

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wondering if i have a shot
« on: January 26, 2004, 01:11:49 PM »
hi all, i'm thinking of applying to law school next year and am wondering about my chances at the top 10. i have a 3.85 undergrad gpa and similar grad gpa, both from good schools (not ivy, but good nonetheless. actually started grad school at ivy but transferred to lesser school for full ride + stipend). i have been out of undergrad for 10 years and in that time have been doing intl/non-profit work - that's what the grad degree is in. My LSAT diagnostic score is 162 - hoping to hit 170 after lots of prep, and if i'm very lucky!

what are my chances at the top schools, do you think? yale's a dream. thanks.

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Re: wondering if i have a shot
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2004, 06:26:22 PM »
With your GPA and a 166 LSAT you should be able to get into a top 10 law school, especially the bottom top 10: Michigan, Penn, Virginia, and Cornell.

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Re: wondering if i have a shot
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2004, 04:05:39 PM »
I agree with Findedeux.  I think with a 165+ LSAT, your present GPA, and a good personal statement, you should get into almost every top 20 public school, and some top 20 private schools, for sure.

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Re: wondering if i have a shot
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2004, 11:11:58 AM »
can i ask why you make a distinction between the public and private schools among the top 20?

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Re: wondering if i have a shot
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2004, 12:21:33 AM »
actually the cut off for top 10 these days is a 167-168
I have a 3.8 166 from Cornell and I got waitlisted or defered to all top 10 schools, you should get top 20 with a 166 though as i got into vandy

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Re: wondering if i have a shot
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2004, 05:42:06 PM »
I'd say devote all of your energy into raising your LSAT score above 170.  If you can push it up to the mid-170's you would be golden at most of the top ten schools.  A 166 probably won't cut it.  Good luck. I hope you make it.

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Re: wondering if i have a shot
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2004, 03:15:50 PM »
thanks for the input. i'm going to try to kick that stupid test's ass! (gulp)