How hard is it to get into BigFed? (Retake for HYS)

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oppotomus
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Re: How hard is it to get into BigFed? (Retake for HYS)

Postby oppotomus » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:52 pm

Heard from an honors attorney that for DOJ Honors litigation positions, Michigan had the biggest showing this year. My sense is that HYS helps, but it is no guarantee and might not be worth $$.

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Re: How hard is it to get into BigFed? (Retake for HYS)

Postby ssanonymous » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:47 am

oppotomus wrote:Heard from an honors attorney that for DOJ Honors litigation positions, Michigan had the biggest showing this year. My sense is that HYS helps, but it is no guarantee and might not be worth $$.


Yeah, Sarah Zearfoss emailed me saying, "So, here’s a fun fact I just learned: Of the 1000+ applications for 6 civil rights DOJ Honors spots this year, Michigan Law students took 4 of them! Not bad."

btw, Michigan is the coolest.

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Re: How hard is it to get into BigFed?

Postby ssanonymous » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:18 pm

Nelson wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:Yeah... it's really tough. If I somehow got a 172+ with a 3.76 GPA, would i have any shot at HYS?

A shot, but not a good one.


But is this necessarily true? I only had a 164 and yet I was a soft hold at SLS until about a week ago, and I was put on the WL for Chicago and Columbia. Law school predictor basically said I had no shot at T-14. I know it's still a long shot but I do think my softs give me SOME wiggle room.

Sans softs, a person with a 3.76 would need like... 175 for HYS?

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Re: How hard is it to get into BigFed?

Postby Yukos » Wed May 29, 2013 7:08 pm

ssanonymous wrote:
Nelson wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:Yeah... it's really tough. If I somehow got a 172+ with a 3.76 GPA, would i have any shot at HYS?

A shot, but not a good one.


But is this necessarily true? I only had a 164 and yet I was a soft hold at SLS until about a week ago, and I was put on the WL for Chicago and Columbia. Law school predictor basically said I had no shot at T-14. I know it's still a long shot but I do think my softs give me SOME wiggle room.

Sans softs, a person with a 3.76 would need like... 175 for HYS?


173 would have some shot, 174 would be over 50% at HLS. It sounds like your softs are legit if you did that well with 164. BTW someone (non-URM) with like a 166 got into HLS this year but he was a non-trad/active-duty veteran so obviously special circumstances.

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Re: How hard is it to get into BigFed?

Postby jbagelboy » Wed May 29, 2013 7:14 pm

Yukos wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:
Nelson wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:Yeah... it's really tough. If I somehow got a 172+ with a 3.76 GPA, would i have any shot at HYS?

A shot, but not a good one.


But is this necessarily true? I only had a 164 and yet I was a soft hold at SLS until about a week ago, and I was put on the WL for Chicago and Columbia. Law school predictor basically said I had no shot at T-14. I know it's still a long shot but I do think my softs give me SOME wiggle room.

Sans softs, a person with a 3.76 would need like... 175 for HYS?


173 would have some shot, 174 would be over 50% at HLS. It sounds like your softs are legit if you did that well with 164. BTW someone (non-URM) with like a 166 got into HLS this year but he was a non-trad/active-duty veteran so obviously special circumstances.


I think OP already chose berk

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Re: How hard is it to get into BigFed?

Postby Yukos » Wed May 29, 2013 7:45 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
Yukos wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:
Nelson wrote:A shot, but not a good one.


But is this necessarily true? I only had a 164 and yet I was a soft hold at SLS until about a week ago, and I was put on the WL for Chicago and Columbia. Law school predictor basically said I had no shot at T-14. I know it's still a long shot but I do think my softs give me SOME wiggle room.

Sans softs, a person with a 3.76 would need like... 175 for HYS?


173 would have some shot, 174 would be over 50% at HLS. It sounds like your softs are legit if you did that well with 164. BTW someone (non-URM) with like a 166 got into HLS this year but he was a non-trad/active-duty veteran so obviously special circumstances.


I think OP already chose berk


Read the thread dawg.




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