Chance At HYS?

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jpp07001
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Chance At HYS?

Postby jpp07001 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:17 pm

3.3 GPA (very strong upward trend)
South Dakota State
NCAA athlete (3 Years-might do it next year not sure yet)
Working on Getting published in the Great Plains Sociology Association)

I know i will Get a great recommendations with a profesor im doing research with.

I hope to bring my GPA up to a 3.6 by the time i apply in the Fall of 2011

Whats my shot at HYS? and the t-14?

My realistic goal is a 165 LSAT--but i want a 170
have already started studying for June 2011.

Any Imput would be greatly appreciated


*African American Male*
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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby reasonabledoubt » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:21 pm

jpp07001 wrote:3.3 GPA (very strong upward trend)
South Dakota State
NCAA athlete (3 Years-might do it next year not sure yet)
Working on Getting published in the Great Plains Sociology Association)

I know i will Get a great recommendations with a profesor im doing research with.

I hope to bring my GPA up to a 3.6 by the time i apply in the Fall of 2011

Whats my shot at HYS? and the t-14?

My realistic goal is a 165 LSAT--but i want a 170
have already started studying for June 2011.

Any Imput would be greatly appreciated


With a 3.6 you'd probably need a 176+ unless you're a URM.

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby jpp07001 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:24 pm

African American Male here

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby booboo » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:25 pm

reasonabledoubt wrote:
jpp07001 wrote:3.3 GPA (very strong upward trend)
South Dakota State
NCAA athlete (3 Years-might do it next year not sure yet)
Working on Getting published in the Great Plains Sociology Association)

I know i will Get a great recommendations with a profesor im doing research with.

I hope to bring my GPA up to a 3.6 by the time i apply in the Fall of 2011

Whats my shot at HYS? and the t-14?

My realistic goal is a 165 LSAT--but i want a 170
have already started studying for June 2011.

Any Imput would be greatly appreciated


With a 3.6 you'd probably need a 176+ unless you're a URM (for Harvard, probably still rejected by YS).


FTFY.

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby reasonabledoubt » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:27 pm

jpp07001 wrote:African American Male here


That helps enormously. You could probably get in there with a 170.... but you really, really need to do everything you can to max out your GPA. Can you take some summer courses to get a few additional A's? It would look a lot more solid if you had a 3.75ish. In any case, there is definitely a chance... good luck on your lsat prep.

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby reasonabledoubt » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:32 pm

jpp07001 wrote:African American Male here


Stanford: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/alacrity/jd

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:32 pm

No one can chance you until you actually get both of those numbers. When you have a 3.6 and a 170 come back. I'll tell you my thoughts then.

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby reasonabledoubt » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:35 pm

Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:No one can chance you until you actually get both of those numbers. When you have a 3.6 and a 170 come back. I'll tell you my thoughts then.


Credited. I'm taking this approach from now on. You shouldn't just come onto TLS and say, "oh hey, I'm going to get a 178 lsat next year and I should be able to boost my gpa .5 points or so as well.... what are my realistic chances?' Answer: there are none until you produce. If that weren't the case, I would have written my PS on what I was bound to accomplish in the year 2030. Alas, I'm still having problems constructing a flux-capacitor. Does anyone have a spare one?

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:36 pm

reasonabledoubt wrote:
Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:No one can chance you until you actually get both of those numbers. When you have a 3.6 and a 170 come back. I'll tell you my thoughts then.


Credited. I'm taking this approach from now on. You shouldn't just come onto TLS and say, "oh hey, I'm going to get a 178 lsat next year and I should be able to boost my gpa .5 points or so as well.... what are my realistic chances?' Answer: there are none until you produce. If that weren't the case, I would have written my PS on what I was bound to accomplish in the year 2030. Alas, I'm still having problems constructing a flux-capacitor. Does anyone have a spare one?


Oh I do, but I'm missing that direct input cord. If you have one...its all yours.

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:39 pm

Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:No one can chance you until you actually get both of those numbers. When you have a 3.6 and a 170 come back. I'll tell you my thoughts then.


Especially when you said this a couple weeks ago...

An African American Male here
Just finished with my Diagnostic
and got a 137

I plan on taking the Lsat in June 2011
and I plan on studying alot for it( starting Jan. 2010)

should i be worried? my goal is to be in the 165+ range (hopefully a 170)

thanks


Seriously...get the numbers and I would love to help you in anyway possible.

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby jpp07001 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:44 pm

I'm just making sure if my perception of this whole admissions process is anywhere close to accurate and that my goals will provide the ends that i want.

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby hiromoto45 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:49 pm

South Dakota..that's a boost right there.

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby reasonabledoubt » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:01 pm

Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:
Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:No one can chance you until you actually get both of those numbers. When you have a 3.6 and a 170 come back. I'll tell you my thoughts then.


Especially when you said this a couple weeks ago...

An African American Male here
Just finished with my Diagnostic
and got a 137

I plan on taking the Lsat in June 2011
and I plan on studying alot for it( starting Jan. 2010)

should i be worried? my goal is to be in the 165+ range (hopefully a 170)

thanks


Seriously...get the numbers and I would love to help you in anyway possible.



Uh oh, we have a stage 5 dreamer here. With that said, anything is possible, but if you are going to be a dreamer, it's good to at least start dreaming from a place of reason. A 137 diag is where you're currently at. If you took the test today, you wouldn't even be going to Cooley. Instead of thinking how you're going to decide between H, Y or S, you should be focusing on an intensive LSAT prep plan. No more theoretical/dream scenarios. That is, besides me of course b/c I'm going to have my flux capacitor running soon.

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby hiromoto45 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:33 pm

You have time to get your score up to the 160s. Take a prep course and do all of the LSAT practice test. Take a logic or philosophy course if your UG offers one.

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby Rand M. » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:55 am

reasonabledoubt wrote:
Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:No one can chance you until you actually get both of those numbers. When you have a 3.6 and a 170 come back. I'll tell you my thoughts then.


Credited. I'm taking this approach from now on. You shouldn't just come onto TLS and say, "oh hey, I'm going to get a 178 lsat next year and I should be able to boost my gpa .5 points or so as well.... what are my realistic chances?' Answer: there are none until you produce. If that weren't the case, I would have written my PS on what I was bound to accomplish in the year 2030. Alas, I'm still having problems constructing a flux-capacitor. Does anyone have a spare one?


This bit is funny to me because I went to this mock adcomm session that involved real PSs and real applicants, and the guy did exactly that. He wrote his PS in the form of a eulogy being delivered by his son. He talked all about all this stuff like making partner and rescuing children from wells. It was pretty poorly written and the Dean of Admissions said that she absolutely hated this and considered not admitting him on this basis alone (bad judgement).

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Re: Chance At HYS?

Postby rowlf » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:41 am

hiromoto45 wrote:You have time to get your score up to the 160s. Take a prep course and do all of the LSAT practice test. Take a logic or philosophy course if your UG offers one.


+1

Impossible to talk about chances until you have a score in hand, esp. if your GPA is under 3.5.




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