Help! Where do I start?

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snapdragon
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Help! Where do I start?

Postby snapdragon » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:39 am

So I got my June LSAT score this weekend and did better than I thought - 167! However, my GPA is a 3.14. I'm 4 years out of undergrad with so-so work experience, live in New England and want to stay on the East Coast. Currently my list of schools is:

Reaches:

BC, BU, UNC, William & Mary, Fordham

Targets:

UConn, Northeastern, Pitt

Probably (?) Safeties
UMaine, Suffolk, Quinnipiac

Does anyone have any suggestions? Tips? Am I out of my mind and wasting money applying to my reach schools? I'm open to going further away from the the East Coast if it means a better school, but I don't want to waste time/money if I don't have a chance.

Voyager
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Re: Help! Where do I start?

Postby Voyager » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:44 am

lawschoolnumbers.com
put yours in.

compare to other schools.

good luck.

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Re: Help! Where do I start?

Postby djgoldbe » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:13 pm

I do not think that you are out of your mind to apply to those reaches. Your list looks good. You could probably add GWU to your reaches and U Maryland to your targets if those schools interest you.

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Re: Help! Where do I start?

Postby maine08080 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:26 am

I'd say that your safeties are solid. But I most like that Maine Law is on that list :wink:

I recommend using the search function to find threads with keyword "splitter." It will help you develop your own strategy. Keep adding/changing a couple of schools to that list.

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Re: Help! Where do I start?

Postby im_blue » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:13 am

You could probably get into WUSTL and Illinois with that LSAT.

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Re: Help! Where do I start?

Postby savagecheater » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:24 am

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Re: Help! Where do I start?

Postby forty-two » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:48 am

I'd probably add W&L. According to LSN, they let in almost everyone with a 166+ this year.

Good luck!

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Re: Help! Where do I start?

Postby superflush » Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:22 am

savagecheater wrote:I'd get your apps in early, and send one to Indiana (Bloomington), Illinois, and WUSTL as well.


This too.

I'm thinking maybe something like this:
Reaches: BC, BU, UNC, William & Mary, Fordham, GW
Targets: WUSTL, IU, UIUC, OSU, Wake Forest
Safeties: UConn, Northeastern, Pitt, Villanova

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Re: Help! Where do I start?

Postby snapdragon » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:18 am

Thanks for the advice everyone. I had considered adding WUSTL and Illinois to my list but they are a little far away, but what the hell, why not?

Maine Law is not only on my list, it's actually a strong contender, especially if I get $$ there. I love Maine and I love less debt! I have no problem getting waitlisted/rejected - I applied early to my undergrad, so I've actually never been rejected from a school before. I think it'd be good for me.




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