Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby februaryftw » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:48 pm

I think you need a 176+, maybe a 177+, for HLS, and even then it isn't a guarantee (but probably 75-90%). If you break median (174+), you'll at least have a shot, but you are probably waitlisted. I think Yale and Stanford are out, especially if you don't do something remarkable in the intervening year; you are re-applying, so the bar will be slightly raised, and these schools have already ruled, in a sense, on your softs.

JR/Harvard, as has been noted, is taking retakes under consideration this year in a pretty strong way. I am pretty sure they don't strictly average, but they do take retakes into account. If you go look at LSN, see a high number waitlist/reject, you can almost guarantee it is a retake. You'll also need to re-apply to NYU and Chicago, and don't assume you'll get in after re-applying to get in somewhere else.

So I agree with the above poster that the most likely scenario--pulling off a 176 isn't easy, even with extra practice, and it still isn't a guarantee for HLS--is Columbia. With an NYU acceptance, taking a year to get into Columbia seems like the wrong move, and will be a waste of future earnings. If for some reason you think you are very likely to get a 176+ (e.g. a 5 test average under strict conditions without falling below 176), I'd retake, but without already testing in that range on a consistent basis, I think re-applying is a fool's bet.

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:59 pm

Go to Chicago. It is a fantastic school.

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby $1.99 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:12 pm

CCN wrote:
$1.99 wrote:lol you are retarded my feeble fellow TLS poster, i was trolling like i usually do in those type of threads. i guess you are still mad that i made fun of your screen name a week ago. i didn't mean to hurt your feelings tough guy



i'm pretty sure we'll still smell virgin on your breath no matter where you go to school. :idea:


thanks for adding to the productivity of TLS douche bag, judging by your post history you are worthless, and don't get so angry over internet forum disputes

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:17 pm

$1.99 wrote:
CCN wrote:
$1.99 wrote:lol you are retarded my feeble fellow TLS poster, i was trolling like i usually do in those type of threads. i guess you are still mad that i made fun of your screen name a week ago. i didn't mean to hurt your feelings tough guy



i'm pretty sure we'll still smell virgin on your breath no matter where you go to school. :idea:


thanks for adding to the productivity of TLS douche bag, judging by your post history you are worthless, and don't get so angry over internet forum disputes


TBF to CCN, it is pretty hard to like someone whose sole purpose in life is to acquire prestige.

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby CordeliusX » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:29 pm

Is the idea: retake the LSAT and then decline Chicago if you get a 177 or whatever? (to reapply in autumn)

Could Chicago drop you if you have your deposit but get a fluke 159?

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby $1.99 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:42 pm

I am leaning more towards NYU since i got a better feel for that school.

The idea is I withdraw everywhere now and retake in June and reapply in the next cycle if I can't get off the waitlists.

What is so bad about wanting to gain prestige? Am I the only one?

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby Unemployed » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:48 pm

$1.99 wrote:I am leaning more towards NYU since i got a better feel for that school.

The idea is I withdraw everywhere now and retake in June and reapply in the next cycle if I can't get off the waitlists.

What is so bad about wanting to gain prestige? Am I the only one?


People who condemn prestige-whoring tend to be hypocrites. What the hell is wrong with prestige?

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby kinch » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:50 pm

Nothing's wrong with prestige, but
$1.99 wrote:i will be honest, i am a prestige whore and have deep self esteem issues, i feel like i am inferior because i didn't hit the prestigious ivy league status this cycle

Are you kidding me?

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:52 pm

$1.99 wrote:I am leaning more towards NYU since i got a better feel for that school.

The idea is I withdraw everywhere now and retake in June and reapply in the next cycle if I can't get off the waitlists.

What is so bad about wanting to gain prestige? Am I the only one?


Prestige is very important in the legal world. Prestige is something that everyone should consider when looking at schools. But to suggest that there is such a difference in prestige between Columbia and NYU/Chicago that the latter aren't even worth going to is ridiculous.

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby CordeliusX » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:03 pm

Prestige IS a factor we live with... But where do you draw the lines? The typical: HYS/CCN/etc. ??

Quite honestly, I don't think the average person knows Columbia or Stanford much at all. I don't think ANY schools besides HY are "known" and some like NYU or UVA "sound bad" :lol:

Screw prestige.

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:07 pm

I hear only rejects go to Chicago. I definitely recommend you don't attend.

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby Sogui » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:24 pm

Unemployed wrote:[omitted stupidity]

If you can get 175+, by all means... You are probably Harvard safe.


3.88/176, WL'd at Harvard

Nobody is Harvard safe

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby romothesavior » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:27 pm

CordeliusX wrote:Prestige IS a factor we live with... But where do you draw the lines? The typical: HYS/CCN/etc. ??

Quite honestly, I don't think the average person knows Columbia or Stanford much at all. I don't think ANY schools besides HY are "known" and some like NYU or UVA "sound bad" :lol:

Screw prestige.


Agreed. And the people you should be most concerned with impressing aren't your family and friends, because most are clueless as to what the legal market looks like. Legal employers are not going to look down on you for having an NYU or Chicago degree.

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby Unemployed » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:28 pm

romothesavior wrote:
CordeliusX wrote:Prestige IS a factor we live with... But where do you draw the lines? The typical: HYS/CCN/etc. ??

Quite honestly, I don't think the average person knows Columbia or Stanford much at all. I don't think ANY schools besides HY are "known" and some like NYU or UVA "sound bad" :lol:

Screw prestige.


Agreed. And the people you should be most concerned with impressing aren't your family and friends, because most are clueless as to what the legal market looks like. Legal employers are not going to look down on you for having an NYU or Chicago degree.


OP will, and he may become a legal employer someday. :lol:

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby $1.99 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:51 pm

lol no i realize that i am a psycho for making these distinctions between peer schools, its just that this is probably the last time i will be able to attend an educational institute and i want to achieve my dream of attending one of these schools so i don't regret it later in life.

and sogui, your example is the single most haunting experience that is giving me doubts as i go to the same school and major in the same thing as you. but didn't you apply kind of late?

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:45 pm

$1.99 wrote:
and sogui, your example is the single most haunting experience that is giving me doubts as i go to the same school and major in the same thing as you. but didn't you apply kind of late?
I applied in September. :twisted:

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby $1.99 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:22 am

if NYU is full of girls that look like you, i may just end up going there next year lol please dont be offended and get me banned

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby hoopsguy6 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:25 am

Sogui wrote:
Unemployed wrote:[omitted stupidity]

If you can get 175+, by all means... You are probably Harvard safe.


3.88/176, WL'd at Harvard

Nobody is Harvard safe


LOL, Sogui is my numbers/cycle twin.

3.85/176, rejected at HYS (not even WL!).

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby $1.99 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:35 am

lol ouch man those .03 gpa points make the difference?

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby Unemployed » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:37 am

:shock: at all the Harvard rejections/waitlists... I guess I got lucky last year with 3.7/171/177.

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby CCN » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:51 am

$1.99 wrote:lol no i realize that i am a psycho



$1.99 wrote:if NYU is full of girls that look like you, i may just end up going there next year lol please dont be offended and get me banned



Surprise surprise, you're a weirdo after all.

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby Tofu » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:52 am

$1.99 wrote:if NYU is full of girls that look like you, i may just end up going there next year lol please dont be offended and get me banned


ahahah

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby im_blue » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:05 am

hoopsguy6 wrote:
Sogui wrote:
Unemployed wrote:[omitted stupidity]

If you can get 175+, by all means... You are probably Harvard safe.


3.88/176, WL'd at Harvard

Nobody is Harvard safe


LOL, Sogui is my numbers/cycle twin.

3.85/176, rejected at HYS (not even WL!).

Not really - Harvard's median GPA is 3.88, so sogui hit both medians, while you only had one. Every 0.01 matters for HYS!

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:37 am

$1.99 wrote:if NYU is full of girls that look like you, i may just end up going there next year lol please dont be offended and get me banned
Heehee! :oops: :oops: anything but offended. BUT... judging from the c/o 2013 thread... we might all be married.

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Re: Reapply for HYSC? Advice Appreciated

Postby $1.99 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:02 am

CCN wrote:
$1.99 wrote:lol no i realize that i am a psycho



$1.99 wrote:if NYU is full of girls that look like you, i may just end up going there next year lol please dont be offended and get me banned



Surprise surprise, you're a weirdo after all.


i am a weirdo because i like attractive women and admit my own problems? i think you are the weirdo because you can't seem to drop our little feud and keep coming back to this thread to bash me lol let it go man and be productive in your life




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