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Chances: 3.57/157
« on: June 29, 2006, 11:06:57 PM »
Female
Non URM
6 years work experience
3.57 UGPA/157 LSAT
Good LORs
Currently reside in TX. Went to college in FL.
Would like to work in corporate law

Applying to T2-T3; considering some PT programs (would work concurrently). Open to relocation.

What are your thoughts on:
UF
FSU
Houston
Pepperdine
Loyola PT
Cardozo PT
DePaul
Brooklyn PT
Miami
NYLS
GSU

Are there any other schools that should be on this list/take off this list?

Thanks so much for your ideas!
Vanderbilt 2010

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Re: Chances: 3.57/157
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2006, 11:15:49 PM »
Everyone seems to be pushing me towards Texas Tech, and since we have SOMEWHAT similar numbers (I'm  153-3.96), I would suggest you look in to it too.  I guess Tech is a pretty good T3 school, and places well in Texas.

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Re: Chances: 3.57/157
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2006, 07:45:58 PM »
I had the exact numbers this past year, without work experience and I am a guy. From my experience I would say UF= not much chance, FSU= maybe, and Miami= very likely to accept you.

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Re: Chances: 3.57/157
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2006, 01:22:57 AM »
I think you are in at Miami and FSU with those numbers. Rejected or Waitlisted at UF. I agree with the other posters on NYLS. I'm not sure why anybody goes there who isn't given lots of $$$. Too many good lawschools in NYC to compete with. Not to mention Cornell, Hofstra, Syracuse, Buffalo...

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Re: Chances: 3.57/157
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2006, 01:25:52 AM »
Thanks for the feedback. Please keep it coming! I appreciate everyone's thoughts and ideas!

Would it be better to apply to Loyola FT? I feel pretty sure I would be an auto-admit to the PT program and I know once you're PT you can't transfer into the FT. But I've been reading about folks who applied FT with similar numbers and were either admitted FT, or waitlisted and admitted or offered PT.

Thanks again!
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Re: Chances: 3.57/157
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2006, 02:43:49 PM »
bumping...

Thanks again for thoughts and feedback!
Vanderbilt 2010

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Re: Chances: 3.57/157
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2006, 01:33:03 PM »
yeah look at my lsn.  We have similar numbers.  Good luck

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Re: Chances: 3.57/157
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2006, 04:56:23 PM »
bumping again. I think I have narrowed down the list to a decent number of targets (including one reach and a few safeties)

Cardozo
Brooklyn
Georgia State
Emory
UF
Miami
Loyola (CA)
Pepperdine

I'd appreciate any feedback or advice! Thanks!
Vanderbilt 2010

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Re: Chances: 3.57/157
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2006, 01:21:15 PM »
Hi!

I applied to Cardozo last year with a 156/3.73, was waitlisted and later rejected.

It's my understanding that they prefer 160+ LSATs (at least from my experience and a comment I got from an adcom during my visit).

We're almost identical.

I'm non-URM female, 2 years work experience, 158-156 LSAT(s), 3.73 and would love to figure out the best way to get into Loyola Marymount. . .I'd much prefer FT to PT, but I think I might have a better shot at PT.  Ugh, who knows.

From your list (and the schools I'm applying to next year!):

GA State: Target (I'd say you'll get in but with no $$. . .any idea if you can get resident tuition after the first year?  They're dirt cheap)
Emory: Reach (probable rejection. . .not stopping me from trying anyway, though!)
Loyola Marymount: Target to a low reach (FT = probable WL, PT = probably an acceptance)
Pepperdine: Target (I'd say definitively in).

. . .but what do I know?  Last year with your numbers (or close enough), I got into Hamline (with $$)
Suffolk
Seton Hall (really liked the facilities)
Santa Clara
Catholic University (ditto on really liking the facilities)
University of the Pacific (with $$ and I really loved the campus and the people I met on my visit.  If I'd done it all over again, I would've accepted their offer and be preparing for my 2L year.  I'm going to reapply).

Good luck and maybe we'll see each other at the same school next Fall! :)
University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law 2010!!

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