A few ?s

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A few ?s

Postby Young Marino » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:46 pm

A few questions for TLS:

1. I've read the negotiating merit aid article on here but I am wondering if it's plausible to anticipate an 80%-100% scholly if my gpa is way above the 75th percentile and my lsat score is above median but below 75th percentile. Will it depend how early in the process I apply when funding is more readily available at a school with an over 64 million dollar endowment (school wide)? Should I apply to inferior institutions that I don't plan enrolling at to use as a bargain chip?

2 . Debt. How much is considered a bargain considering the starting salaries for attorneys in my market are $50k-$70k in my region. Should I consider going to the local TTTT if I can live at home and have a realistic shot at keeping my debt under $40k? Or, should I just go to a higher tier school at sticker and graduate with close to $100k in debt? There's probably no way I'm getting into a t14. I probably have a shot at a tier one though...

3 . There is no way I can retake the lsat this cycle as I will be out of the country from October to March and I really hate the idea of waiting yet another cycle.

I appreciate any responses you guys may have. Thanks.

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Re: A few ?s

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:52 pm

$64 million endowment? Holy shenanagins sherlock, they got all kinds of money!!

From the schools it sounds like you're wanting to apply to, you should try to keep your debt at close to $0 as humanly possible as a well paying JD required job is not even more likely than not to be in the cards for you upon graduation...

you can take the LSAT outside of the country

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Re: A few ?s

Postby Young Marino » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:56 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:$64 million endowment? Holy shenanagins sherlock, they got all kinds of money!!

From the schools it sounds like you're wanting to apply to, you should try to keep your debt at close to $0 as humanly possible as a well paying JD required job is not even more likely than not to be in the cards for you upon graduation...

you can take the LSAT outside of the country


Okay if you are going to be an asshole about it like this guy please do not post.

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Re: A few ?s

Postby willwilliams1334 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:02 pm

ALeal90 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:$64 million endowment? Holy shenanagins sherlock, they got all kinds of money!!

From the schools it sounds like you're wanting to apply to, you should try to keep your debt at close to $0 as humanly possible as a well paying JD required job is not even more likely than not to be in the cards for you upon graduation...

you can take the LSAT outside of the country


Okay if you are going to be an asshole about it like this guy please do not post.


lol tttrash getting mad

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Re: A few ?s

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:04 pm

ALeal90 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:$64 million endowment? Holy shenanagins sherlock, they got all kinds of money!!

From the schools it sounds like you're wanting to apply to, you should try to keep your debt at close to $0 as humanly possible as a well paying JD required job is not even more likely than not to be in the cards for you upon graduation...

you can take the LSAT outside of the country


Okay if you are going to be an asshole about it like this guy please do not post.


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Re: A few ?s

Postby Nothing but the Funk » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:44 pm

It will help a lot if you give your numbers (LSAT/GPA) and which schools specifically you are looking at?

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Re: A few ?s

Postby Young Marino » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:29 pm

I take test monday and anticipate a score 155-160

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Re: A few ?s

Postby Young Marino » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:36 pm

I have a 3.85 gpa and a few softs.. Hoping to cast a pretty wide net. From Nova Southeastern to Emory and most all in between

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Re: A few ?s

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:40 pm

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Re: A few ?s

Postby Young Marino » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:43 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
ALeal90 wrote:I have a 3.85 gpa and a few softs.. Hoping to cast a pretty wide net. From Nova Southeastern to Emory and most all in between

Cancel your LSAT right now if you only anticipate a 155-160 with that GPA. If you put in the time and study you can improve to at least a 165, which will open up all kinds of other doors. I thought you meant that you couldn't get into a T14 because you had a 1.5 GPA or something like that. The LSAT should never be the determining factor of whether or not you can go to a decent law school.


Yea I'm really thinking about just taking it again in October.. I still want to take in June though. I have an absence on my record from last June. Will that hurt my ability to take again in Dec/Feb if need be?

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Re: A few ?s

Postby 20141023 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:52 pm

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Re: A few ?s

Postby Young Marino » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:00 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:
ALeal90 wrote:
kappycaft1 wrote:
ALeal90 wrote:I have a 3.85 gpa and a few softs.. Hoping to cast a pretty wide net. From Nova Southeastern to Emory and most all in between

Cancel your LSAT right now if you only anticipate a 155-160 with that GPA. If you put in the time and study you can improve to at least a 165, which will open up all kinds of other doors. I thought you meant that you couldn't get into a T14 because you had a 1.5 GPA or something like that. The LSAT should never be the determining factor of whether or not you can go to a decent law school.


Yea I'm really thinking about just taking it again in October.. I still want to take in June though. I have an absence on my record from last June. Will that hurt my ability to take again in Dec/Feb if need be?

I had an absence (not a cancellation) and got into several of the T14 (up to a T6); I don't think it affected my cycle whatsoever.


Nice. I think I'll study rather pedestrian the 3 weeks between test day and score day (perhaps one pt per week). If I am not satisfied with my score I'll pick it back up go with October.




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