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complete, and early, what are my chances?

complete, and early, what are my chances?
« on: November 01, 2006, 03:01:10 PM »
I completed my apps yesterday.


My numbers are 3.0, and highest lsat 150


Schools I applied to: Please let me know what you guys think my chances are.

A)- Chapman- for fall 2007, claims to still take average BUT looks strongly at higher
B) La Verne- Spring 2007 Still averages, no mention of higher prefernce
C) Western State- Spring 2007 Higher score if it is significantly higher
D) Whittier -Fall 2007 Takes higher score
E) Thomas Jefferson- Spring 2007 Claims to take higher score


Hoping for a much better result than last cycle where I had a lower lsat (146)and applied late after dec lsat. Any suggestions for any other schools in california?

Re: complete, and early, what are my chances?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006, 05:35:27 PM »
61 views no replies? I know everyone is busy, just wanted some opinions.. :P

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Re: complete, and early, what are my chances?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2006, 05:45:14 PM »
At a lot of those schools, soft factors can do wonders. If you have leadership roles and whatnot is college, that will be a mojor plus. Also, depending on what your major is, they may be a little lienient on your lower GPA.

Whittier and Thomas Jefferson are definite targets.La Verne should be an acceptance. And I am not sure about the others. Chapman is definitely a reach. Good luck.

Re: complete, and early, what are my chances?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006, 08:17:54 PM »
Thx, good to know I may have chances and options.  Chapman is a dream scenario for me. But I had to give it a shot.


I have soft factors. Lots of volunteer work, an 8 year work background, and a good Personal statement.

I added a g.p.a addendum that helps to explain my g.p.a. I had to take care of my family throughout college as my father was ill and I was working full time, sometimes 2 full time jobs as I was the sole family income.

I went to a respected undergrad. I had a reasonably challenging major as well.

Re: complete, and early, what are my chances?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2006, 12:09:12 PM »
*bump

Re: complete, and early, what are my chances?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006, 12:24:15 PM »
According to Law School Stats:

Western State =  Target (69%ile)
Thomas Jefferson = Target (46%ile)
Whittier = Almost Target (39%ile)
Chapman = Reach (7%ile)

Sounds to me that you'll likely get into one of these guys. Maybe you should consider Pacific-McGeorge (9%ile), it's a reach, but you never know. 
http://www.lawschoolstats.com/cgi-bin/cgi/index2.cgi


Re: complete, and early, what are my chances?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2006, 12:46:08 PM »
thx, will check out mcgeorge.

Re: complete, and early, what are my chances?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2006, 03:18:58 PM »
one more bump..

Re: complete, and early, what are my chances?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2006, 04:00:39 PM »
I haven't heard anything from any schools since I submitted my apps 10 days ago. I am very nervous that I won't get into any school this cycle. I am having nightmares because of it. It sucks.


Anyways, thought I would bump this thread for some more opinions. I have not visited a law site as positive and encouraging as this one. Every other site I have visited has made me feel inferior because of my lackluster numbers and they tell me I have no chance or a slim chance at any schools.


Goodluck to everyone on there apps,