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force211

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I am a South Korean and I have received all my education totally in Korea.
My LSAT is 166 and LSDAS GPA is 3.9
There aren't many students wanting to go to a US law school in my country so I don't
have much info I can get from people around me.
I've received all my recommendation letters and only have my essay left.
Please give me some advice on which schools to apply and what my chances would be.
Also, would my experiences in working for a law firm help?

Thanks!

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Re: LSAT 166, LSDAS GPA 3.9 South Korean. Plz help me where to apply!
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007, 03:29:50 AM »
Not for sure but I think there are no chances for you in the T14.

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Re: LSAT 166, LSDAS GPA 3.9 South Korean. Plz help me where to apply!
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007, 03:32:50 AM »
Not for sure but I think there are no chances for you in the T14.

You would think wrong.

force211

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Re: LSAT 166, LSDAS GPA 3.9 South Korean. Plz help me where to apply!
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2007, 06:25:14 AM »
hmmm.
That's very disappointing news for me.
How about in the top 20?
No chance there,too?
Wow. It's really harder than I thought.
Thanks for your replies anyway ^^

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Re: LSAT 166, LSDAS GPA 3.9 South Korean. Plz help me where to apply!
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2007, 09:56:24 AM »
I'd bet a lot on you being able to get into a T20, and maybe a T14.  T14 chances are slim, but I think you could get into Cornell, GULC, and maybe Duke or Michigan (those two are big stretches).

You should have a 50/50 shot at UCLA, maybe the same at Vandy (I'll bet you'd get into Vandy, either straight up or off the WL).  You should get into WUSTL and BU with no problems.  It is a difficult process, but don't be too pessimistic: you've got nice numbers and good chances at a lot of great schools!

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Re: LSAT 166, LSDAS GPA 3.9 South Korean. Plz help me where to apply!
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2007, 10:12:25 AM »
I think you have great numbers, you can definitely aim for some T14 schools. T20 would be your right fit. And a 2 or 3 T30-40 as a safety.  I also think you should consider the locations too. West/East? Metropolitan or a campus town?

I have lower LSAT/GPA than you,(and, like you, I'm a native Korean) and I've applied to schools in the T20's - we'll see how it turns out. 

Best of luck!

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Re: LSAT 166, LSDAS GPA 3.9 South Korean. Plz help me where to apply!
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2007, 10:19:11 AM »
WoW.
Cornell would be great for me! If that is your'e not just saying that to cheer me up ^^
and BTW, Who is Korean? Wow. Nice to see you^^

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Re: LSAT 166, LSDAS GPA 3.9 South Korean. Plz help me where to apply!
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2007, 11:55:42 AM »
force, you definetely have a shot at the lower T14 (your choice depends on where you want to live- East Coast, West Coast...If you don't care- just apply everywhere). And absolutely T20 is more then realistic. E.g.USC is a very diverse school, if you are not against LA I think your numbers are fine to get you into it. Good luck!