Doritos wrote:atitz wrote:Doritos, I know you're just kidding. But seriously, I'm not super smart. I'm just studious.
Someone I know who graduated from my university got into Yale 3 years ago. (He was the first ever and the last that I know of who got into Yale Law.) He encourages me to attend Yale, but when I asked what his stats are, I felt insecure. He's also a summa cum laude, but his LSAT was 178. Both his parents are practicing attorney so he knows the law since he was a baby. I'm not aiming for Yale or Harvard. I'd be glad to be accepted at either Stanford or Berkeley. One of my concerns/worries are, a law degree from either school might not be well-respected in the East Coast.
I was not kidding about the schools you can get into. You have a 3.98 and a 172. 3.98 is 75th percentile for Yale and 172 is around their median. You aren't an auto admit (no one is at Yale...) but you have a darn good shot. Write a good Personal statement and send the adcomms a fruit basket and I think you're in. There just aren't that many humans who have numbers much better than yours so be confident with that. I would be shocked if Harvard or Stanford rejected you. If you want to go for free you are a great candidate for Darrow or another full tuition scholarship at a lower T10 (Michigan, Virginia, Penn, etc.). For realz my man, you are in great shape to get into a great school.
tho i think the OP has a great shot at HSCCNB, you're making HYS sound like too much of a walk in the park lol. 3.98/172 is hardly a lock for H at all, not to even get started on Y. sure there arent a lot of ppl w/ better numbers, but there are even fewer seats haha. unless being international gives you a significant boost, id say he's 50/50 at harvard (not this cycle, prob too late)...and stanford is always hard to tell, but if he wants it and writes a good PS, i can see him getting in.
lol Darrow's and HYS really arent that easy to get, unless once again, im getting confused and being an international applicant gives you a super boost.