so, i am applying to columbia and nyu this fall. i'm graduating in june, and basically, these are the schools i want to go to as of now. so i figure i'll try, if i get in, i'll make love to myself and how awesome i am, and if not, i'll figure out something to do for a year and then apply to a more reasonable range of law schools. my question is this: should i get LORS and then if i don't get in, just reuse them the next time around? or should i ask my profs to update their letters (because i will be spending a lot more time with them this coming senior year). question 2: if i wait and do regular decision, i will have a 3.7 instead of a 3.68 (not a huge difference i know)and will know my recommenders A LOT better (one of them is my thesis advisor). are a .02 GPA increase and better LORS worth applying later and thus somewhat diminishing my chances?any feedback would be much appreciated. and also, this is a really generic, stupid, question that everyone always seems to get all huffy about...but what do you think my chances of getting into columbia/nyu are? i am undergraduate at a top 3 ivy league, and am currently testing like 169ish. i'll probably need like a 175 right? VALIDATE ME!!!
This is gonna be like watching a car drive off a cliff. YOu're setting yourself up for failure. You'll probably need to fail this cycle so that you can know how to do better next time. My insticts are that if you're at a top 3 Ivy and need someone to praise you or tell you what you are doing wrong you're probably not the brightest student at that Ivy.
even brilliant ivy league motherfuckers like myself need someone to lean on every now and then.