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What are my Chances: CA&Chicago Schools

What are my Chances: CA&Chicago Schools
« on: March 10, 2004, 11:53:04 AM »

1) Undergrad at Northwestern University
2) GPA: 3.15 (BA Philosophy)
3) LSAT 140 (I know...AWFUL; I included an addendum discussing history of poor performance on standardized tests)
4) 3 awesome letters of rec.
5) Very good personal statement including brief mention of overcoming the struggles of being gay.
6) Beefy resume: a) tons of management experience; b) spent a year working my way around the world; c) taught English in Taiwan; and d)teaching Reading right now for Sylvan.
7) Speak several languages.
8)33 years old

These are the schools that I've applied to:

1) California Western
2) Southwestern
3) U. of San Diego
4) Thomas Jefferson
5) Chicago-Kent
6) Depaul
7) Loyola

I would appreciate any input.

Thanks Shane

Re: What are my Chances: CA&Chicago Schools
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2004, 03:53:41 PM »
I'd say your odds at San Diego, Loyola, Kent, and Depaul are below 5%.  I don't know anything about the others, but I wouldn't get my hopes up too high.  All tghe experience/LOR's/EC's in the world don't mean a thing.  Law school admissions comes down to one thing:  numbers.  If your numbers are competitive, but not amazing, the other stuff can help a good deal, but your numbers have to be competitive for that stuff to even come into play.