3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

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vdjenkins
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3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby vdjenkins » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:00 am

LSAC GPA: 3.11
LSAT: 159
9+ years work experience. Worked full time while earning bachelor's and master's degree.
AA male

I know that 159 is a problem, but I retook and scored a couple of points lower, so it's now or 2012. Since the apps were sent out while I waited for the score, I'm going to take my chances this cycle and see; if nothing, I'll put it off for a year. Sigh.


Schools:

University of Alabama
Boston University
UCLA
Emory
George Washington (Part-time)
Georgetown (Full and part-time)
University of Texas
University of Houston
University of Minnesota
Vanderbilt
Illinois
Iowa
UC Davis
Georgia
William and Mary
Wisconsin
Fordham
University of Washington
Notre Dame
Indiana-Bloomington

*Edit, because what my chances are at these places is of utmost importance here.
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CanadianWolf
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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:05 am

Email or call each law school & ask for application fee waivers.

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2Serious4Numbers
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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:07 am

20 schools is overkill, do you really want to practice in all those different places?

vdjenkins
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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby vdjenkins » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:13 am

Maybe it is overkill. I thought the recommendation was to cast a wide net? I know that score is going to be a problem, so I cast a wide net. All these schools are in places I've been before and would not be turned off by, if I had to relocate.

I am really torn between sitting this cycle out or letting things go where they may.

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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby Malcolm8X » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:26 am

I'd say you have a good chance at all these schools if you can convince them that you're generally interested in going there. You'll probably get a lot of waitlists because of that reason. I agree that it's overkill. Take some out and add in Cornell and one other M/V/P school (might have to pay full sticker tho if you're willing). I'd narrow it down to 10-15 and try your best to get your apps in within the next two weeks..

edit: Js saw Georgetown was included.

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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby krad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:37 am

I applied to 21 schools, many with fee waivers, so I don't think 20 is overkill. Ask for fee waivers. If you have the $ and time and want to cast a wide net, do it. I saved the $ beforehand and as a semi-splitter, I wanted the chance to apply to some reaches/big reaches, apply to look for different offers of $, and apply to certain geographic areas.

Good luck!

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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby EbonyEsq » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:32 pm

9+ years work experience?

I think you have a shot at Northwestern. Please apply.

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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby Frathard » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:03 pm

Malcolm8X wrote:I'd say you have a good chance at all these schools if you can convince them that you're generally interested in going there. You'll probably get a lot of waitlists because of that reason. I agree that it's overkill. Take some out and add in Cornell and one other M/V/P school (might have to pay full sticker tho if you're willing). I'd narrow it down to 10-15 and try your best to get your apps in within the next two weeks..

edit: Js saw Georgetown was included.


You really think op has a shot at ucla?

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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby EbonyEsq » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:28 pm

Frathard wrote:
Malcolm8X wrote:I'd say you have a good chance at all these schools if you can convince them that you're generally interested in going there. You'll probably get a lot of waitlists because of that reason. I agree that it's overkill. Take some out and add in Cornell and one other M/V/P school (might have to pay full sticker tho if you're willing). I'd narrow it down to 10-15 and try your best to get your apps in within the next two weeks..

edit: Js saw Georgetown was included.


You really think op has a shot at ucla?


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/foschezy/jd
AA Male/3.18/160

Admitted to USC, UCLA, Vanderbilt.

The OP has close to similar numbers WITH work experience. He has a shot and a good one at that.

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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby EbonyEsq » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:37 pm

Admitted to Cornell

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mcds/jd
AA Male/3.0/160


Admitted to Northwestern

I know she isn't AA male but:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/2013esq/jd
AA Female/2.87/160/5-9 yrs out of college

She was also accepted at Washington Uni in St. Louis.

It's worth a shot, OP.

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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby vdjenkins » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:41 pm

EbonyEsq, thank you for the hope. I'll scatter things around and see what happens.

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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby vdjenkins » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:38 pm

Anyone else with suggestions? The waiting game will probably be long and painful. Anything to help ease that (or not) would be great.

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Re: 3.15/159 ... Where should I apply?

Postby Frathard » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:44 am

EbonyEsq wrote:
Frathard wrote:
Malcolm8X wrote:I'd say you have a good chance at all these schools if you can convince them that you're generally interested in going there. You'll probably get a lot of waitlists because of that reason. I agree that it's overkill. Take some out and add in Cornell and one other M/V/P school (might have to pay full sticker tho if you're willing). I'd narrow it down to 10-15 and try your best to get your apps in within the next two weeks..

edit: Js saw Georgetown was included.


You really think op has a shot at ucla?


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/foschezy/jd
AA Male/3.18/160

Admitted to USC, UCLA, Vanderbilt.

The OP has close to similar numbers WITH work experience. He has a shot and a good one at that.



looks like a flame to me




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