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CircleTheWagons
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Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby CircleTheWagons » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:32 am

I have a 4.08 LSDAS GPA and a 167 LSAT. What is the best school(s) you all think I can get in to and get a lot of money at? Thanks.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby Yukos » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:41 am

With a retake and a 170+, anything is possible, even HYS (especially S). This is what most people I think will recommend. Right now, the best schools that lean more towards GPA than LSAT are Chicago, Berkeley and Penn, you'll have a solid shot at all three but prolly without money.

This guy got money from NU but had work experience (also got token money from Duke and full-ride from WUSTL): http://lawschoolnumbers.com/glloq17

This guy got WL'd at Stanford and is now at Berkeley (no $$$ cept form GWU): http://lawschoolnumbers.com/athletics005

And your nightmare scenario, but he *only* has a 4.0: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/intravenousdrums

Play around with that LSN friend, see where it takes you.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:42 am

Definitely retake if you underperformed on test day and/or think you have a genuine shot at doing better.

Otherwise, I'd recommend ED'ing to one of MVPD if you don't mind the debt. Georgetown/Cornell/Vandy should take you RD (but probably at sticker as well).

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby jazzmastersc » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:51 am

Yukos wrote:And your nightmare scenario, but he *only* has a 4.0: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/intravenousdrums



This guy waited until February for several apps. Apply to T14 and other T30 schools now, retake and update schools with your new score for the best chance of $$$.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:53 am

jazzmastersc wrote:
Yukos wrote:And your nightmare scenario, but he *only* has a 4.0: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/intravenousdrums



This guy waited until February for several apps. Apply to T14 and other T30 schools now, retake and update schools with your new score for the best chance of $$$.

He was also an idiot for picking GW over Vandy.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby lovejopd » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:33 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
jazzmastersc wrote:
Yukos wrote:And your nightmare scenario, but he *only* has a 4.0: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/intravenousdrums



This guy waited until February for several apps. Apply to T14 and other T30 schools now, retake and update schools with your new score for the best chance of $$$.

He was also an idiot for picking GW over Vandy.

Maybe Chose more money over prestige? :D

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:36 pm

lovejopd wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
jazzmastersc wrote:
Yukos wrote:And your nightmare scenario, but he *only* has a 4.0: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/intravenousdrums



This guy waited until February for several apps. Apply to T14 and other T30 schools now, retake and update schools with your new score for the best chance of $$$.

He was also an idiot for picking GW over Vandy.

Maybe Chose more money over prestige? :D

It's barely any more money, especially when you factor in DC's insanely high COL. ITE, Vandy students are nearly twice as likely to land decent jobs; you factor that in with the respective scholly offers and do the math.

EDIT: there's a ~6k difference in estimated COL. Factor that in, and for the LSN user in question, GW is only 16k less expensive than Vandy.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby JDndMSW » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:55 am

Maybe try to BU ED and get full tuition.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:01 am

JDndMSW wrote:Maybe try to BU ED and get full tuition.

I see BU followed GW's lead. Interesting.

That actually isn't a bad idea if OP is debt-averse and wants to work in Boston. Otherwise, I'd advise against it.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby Kronk » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:24 am

Vandy isn't that prestigious at all. He's not an idiot for going to a peer school. Maybe the dude wants to work in DC? $16,000 and a better chance at DC doesn't sound that bad to me bros.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:40 am

Kronk wrote:Vandy isn't that prestigious at all. He's not an idiot for going to a peer school. Maybe the dude wants to work in DC? $16,000 and a better chance at DC doesn't sound that bad to me bros.

Vandy's significantly ahead of GW in terms of employment prospects. Check the last few years' NLJ 250 stats. And DC is a national market--no ties required (IE, going to a DC school doesn't give you much of a leg up). $16,000 is small potatoes--especially when you significantly up your odds of finding a good job.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Where to Apply

Postby Slevin Kelevra 2011 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:12 am

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... slreturn=1

The only schools really worth attending are the top 20-25 schools on this list.




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