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smustang
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I'd appreciate any input...

Postby smustang » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:17 am

Trying to determine what I should realistically expect out of this cycle/which all schools I should apply to. From Texas with ties in Dallas, and ideally want to do biglaw in Dallas upon graduation. 3.75/167 non URM with what I would consider strong softs (phi beta kappa, eagle scout, bilingual, taking this year off to volunteer with an ngo in central america) although from what I see on hear those have a negligible impact. I plan on applying to Texas, SMU, and Vandy for sure. Do I have a reasonable chance to get in at any of the T14 (including ED) or get $$$$ at T20-25 range? I realize I'm right on the floor with my numbers but I'm hoping that I'll be the special snowflake with my softs. I'd really appreciate any feedback.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby JetsFan1990 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:26 am

You will get money ( in the range of 20-25k from BC/BU, for example ) from certain schools in that range. The top-14 is a long shot, but definitely worth applying because of your softs.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:30 am

Your best T14 shots are Cornell and GULC. Definitely money from 20 down. http://myLSN.info/dispresults.php?sk=fopyr

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby 2014 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:31 am

No real chance at T14, throw apps to GULC, Cornell and Michigan though and pray. UT is your target given your goals and it is no sure thing but definitely in play. Should be in good shape for money from 19 down with perhaps one or two exceptions.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby EnchantedJockstrap » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:05 am

Honestly I think GULC part-time would be almost a sure thing. Other than that you are knocking on the door of the top-14, but still not into that nice comfort zone where you will be surely admitted.

As for 20-25 range I think you'll get some $. I would be surprised if you didn't.

Honestly UT might just be your best bet given that you want to live in Texas.

Hell toss in the applications and see where they fall. There will be no regrets as to whether or not you could have gotten into T-14 that way.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:55 am

OP: Since you can peruse http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com as well as any of us, the real question that you're asking seems to be: "Will any T-14 admissions standards fall as the number of law school applications continue to decline ?"

Hard to predict the answer. While the top 6 are unlikely to offer admission based on your numbers, definitely apply to many T-14 law schools including Cornell & Michigan as well as to Georgetown's part-time & full-time programs. Maybe Penn. Chicago, a top 6 law school, may surprise you. Don't be shy as applications are expected to decline further next cycle.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby Teflon_Jeff » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:18 pm

I wouldn't ED anywhere, I think you're better off being able to negotiate.

my .02 ;-)

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby cinephile » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:53 pm

JetsFan1990 wrote:You will get money ( in the range of 20-25k from BC/BU, for example ) from certain schools in that range. The top-14 is a long shot, but definitely worth applying because of your softs.


But there is no reason to go to BC/BU if you want to work in Texas. We don't have Texas firms coming to our OCI (last I checked).
I don't know the Texas market, so forgive me if this is wrong, but is SMU in Dallas, could you get significant aid there? Because if you didn't get UT, then I'd think that'd be better than going to a regional school on the other side of the country. Rank means nothing outside of the T14, and even within ... doesn't mean much.

Oh, you might want to target Vandy too.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby noleknight16 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:26 pm

Go to SMU with a nice scholly or try for UT. Those are 2 great options for what you want.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby smustang » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:18 pm

Bump. Thanks for all of the answers so far.

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Postby PolySuyGuy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:45 pm

smustang wrote:Trying to determine what I should realistically expect out of this cycle/which all schools I should apply to. From Texas with ties in Dallas, and ideally want to do biglaw in Dallas upon graduation. 3.75/167 non URM with what I would consider strong softs (phi beta kappa, eagle scout, bilingual, taking this year off to volunteer with an ngo in central america) although from what I see on hear those have a negligible impact. I plan on applying to Texas, SMU, and Vandy for sure. Do I have a reasonable chance to get in at any of the T14 (including ED) or get $$$$ at T20-25 range? I realize I'm right on the floor with my numbers but I'm hoping that I'll be the special snowflake with my softs. I'd really appreciate any feedback.



Depends if you think Texas is T-14. I know it was last year.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby Sounder89 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:51 pm

I would be shocked if you got rejected from both Cornell and GULC. You should also apply to Northwestern and Duke and see what happens. I wish you the best of luck OP.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby smustang » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:01 am

Gracias for all of the responses. Gonna canvass the mid-lower T14, teens, twenties, and SMU, keep my fingers crossed, and see what happens

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby KevinP » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:06 am

You have a great shot at Cornell, especially if you ride the waitlist (http://cornell.lawschoolnumbers.com/app ... =6&type=jd).

Very unlikely to get acceped to the other T14s (excluding GULC PT) unless you retake.

You should get a decent amount of money within the T20.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby bowser » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:12 am

You should probably retake if you think you can do any better. 2 points and I bet you get multiple T-14's, Vandy and Texas w/$$.

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Re: I'd appreciate any input...

Postby JazzOne » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:16 am

noleknight16 wrote:Go to SMU with a nice scholly or try for UT. Those are 2 great options for what you want.

+1

If you want Dallas biglaw, here's your answer.




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