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4.0/162; a shot at T16?
« on: October 08, 2007, 01:39:21 AM »
I plugged my numbers into the LSAC calc and it gives me 15-30% chances for T16 schools. So, if I apply to a dozen of them, I should get into a couple, is that so?

I would especially like to go to a California school (not a CA resident though). UCLA and USC are my top choices.

I'm white, but do have a wildcard: growing up and going to law school in a former Soviet Union. PS/LoRs/resume are good.

So, should I be able to get into a T16 after applying to just about every school in it?
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Re: 4.0/162; a shot at T16?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007, 05:13:23 AM »

Doesn't work that way -- ask ruskie for advice, though.

Also might want to retake if you underperformed your practice average.


I plugged my numbers into the LSAC calc and it gives me 15-30% chances for T16 schools. So, if I apply to a dozen of them, I should get into a couple, is that so?

I would especially like to go to a California school (not a CA resident though). UCLA and USC are my top choices.

I'm white, but do have a wildcard: growing up and going to law school in a former Soviet Union. PS/LoRs/resume are good.

So, should I be able to get into a T16 after applying to just about every school in it?

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Re: 4.0/162; a shot at T16?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 09:25:42 AM »
In state at Texas would likely get you into the T18...

Your odds are slim at USC and UCLA but possible.  You will almost certainly get into one of the other Tier 1 UCs...

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Re: 4.0/162; a shot at T16?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 12:02:19 PM »
Thanks, guys! Would Diversity Statement help me at all?
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Re: 4.0/162; a shot at T16?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007, 12:51:20 PM »
Thanks, guys! Would Diversity Statement help me at all?

Yes

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Re: 4.0/162; a shot at T16?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007, 02:48:09 PM »
I would not get your hopes up for a "T16." But that's hardly the end of the world, and T16 seems a fairly arbitrary division.

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Re: 4.0/162; a shot at T16?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007, 04:19:36 PM »
I would not get your hopes up for a "T16." But that's hardly the end of the world, and T16 seems a fairly arbitrary division.

Oh, hey, I was just reading your lsn profile the other day. Congrats on USC, you're living my dream!

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Re: 4.0/162; a shot at T16?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2007, 07:40:15 PM »
I would not get your hopes up for a "T16." But that's hardly the end of the world, and T16 seems a fairly arbitrary division.

Oh, hey, I was just reading your lsn profile the other day. Congrats on USC, you're living my dream!

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You guys - anybody - let me know if you want to read and brutally criticue my ps/ds

thanks! do you think you'd be up for taking it again? I can see you've already come a really long way since your diagnostic, but even getting it up to a 165 would make a HUGE difference with a 4.0 GPA. You'd probably have a realistic chance at Boalt, for example. Either way, you've probably got some good options coming your way as long as you spread those applications around liberally.

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Re: 4.0/162; a shot at T16?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2007, 08:50:04 PM »
Actually, I'm afraid to score lower. I did every test in existence at least twice and don't know how to practice any more. I'm afraid I maxed out.
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