Chances for T14?

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Chances for T14?

Postby mpc » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:35 pm

I'd like to poll some collective wisdom before I jump off the deep end.

Do I even have a chance at a top 14?

Age: 34
GPA 2.8
LSAT 179
10 years of progressive corporate work experience from a dept manager at a small company to lead product producer at Proctor and Gamble.

I've had this 10 year dream of going to law school but I worry I would be gambling on a lower tier school.

Thoughts?

Thanks

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby Eruannon » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:36 pm

Definitely in at Northwestern.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby Ragged » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:36 pm

Have fun at Northwesten.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby Tautology » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:36 pm

Northwestern. Not that you shouldn't try at a few others.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby flyingpanda » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:38 pm

In at Northwestern, possible at GULC (def in if PT), shot at UVA if ED.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:38 pm

I can almost promise you in at Northwestern if you apply early decision. There really isn't any downside unless you would consider a half ride to wustl, illinois or minnesota.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby flyingpanda » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:40 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I can almost promise you in at Northwestern if you apply early decision. There really isn't any downside unless you would consider a half ride to wustl, illinois or minnesota.


^This

You're age/business oriented mind/LSAT-GPA split, make you perfect for NU. ED and have fun!

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby Ragged » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:43 pm

So.... ED to Northwestern is pretty much the central point of this thread. (Family Guy)

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:45 pm

Ragged wrote:So.... ED to Northwestern is pretty much the central point of this thread. (Family Guy)


Unless he wants DC, in which case GULC PT would take him.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby JWicker10 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:46 pm

Your high LSAT and WE will definitely get you in at Northwestern. While your low GPA will get you rejects from a lot of other T14s, I still think you'll get into several others in that bracket with a good PS and GPA addendum.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby mpc » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:49 pm

Interesting.. Never a school I would have considered - and I don't even know why.
So, is that all I have a chance for? Don't take that as a complaint, but a backup would be nice.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:52 pm

JWicker10 wrote:Your high LSAT and WE will definitely get you in at Northwestern. While your low GPA will get you rejects from a lot of other T14s, I still think you'll get into several others in that bracket with a good PS and GPA addendum.


I wouldn't say "definitely." This guy had significant post grad experience and didn't make the cut. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/rikkif/jd

In fact the only two people who got into NU on LSN, who had below 3.0 gpa, were me and NayBoer, and we applied ED.

In the past people like the OP would be WL'd then accepted over the summer. But this year the waitlists didn't move. Who knows about next year. I think the OP should ED. There isn't much to lose, but a lot to gain.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby JWicker10 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:53 pm

mpc wrote:Interesting.. Never a school I would have considered - and I don't even know why.
So, is that all I have a chance for? Don't take that as a complaint, but a backup would be nice.


No, I'd say you start knocking on the door around Michigan, UVA, Penn.

You start becoming a shoe-in around USC.

http://www.lawshcoolpredictor.com
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:53 pm

mpc wrote:Interesting.. Never a school I would have considered - and I don't even know why.
So, is that all I have a chance for? Don't take that as a complaint, but a backup would be nice.


Ok shot at Georgetown part time.
Tiny shot at Penn if you went to an Ivy league school.
Small shot at Cornell, but this year you wouldn't have gotten in.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby mpc » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:56 pm

Oh yeah, I should state my ug was pepperdine.. not too impressive

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby JWicker10 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:58 pm

We're assuming you're not a URM, is that right?

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby Tautology » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:58 pm

mpc wrote:Oh yeah, I should state my ug was pepperdine.. not too impressive


UG prestige is irrelevant. Definitely apply ED to Northwestern.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby mpc » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:07 pm

Yeah I'm a white guy too.

Thanks guys! It actually looks like a decent school with above average job prospects upon graduation!

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby IAFG » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:08 pm

mpc wrote:Yeah I'm a white guy too.

Thanks guys! It actually looks like a decent school with above average job prospects upon graduation!

it's a good school, some recent admits aside

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby Tautology » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:09 pm

mpc wrote:Yeah I'm a white guy too.

Thanks guys! It actually looks like a decent school with above average job prospects upon graduation!


Oh yeah it's a good school, even part of the T12 that gets jokingly thrown around TLS, they just happen to be more friendly to substituting work experience for GPA than the rest of the T14.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby hax123 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:20 pm

ED @ NYU

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:41 pm

Apply to every law school that interests you. The recommended websites--lawschoolpredictor & lawschoolnumbers--do not account for significant work experience and maturation after undergraduate school. If you plan to apply early decision, then Northwestern University might be your best option. But a 179 LSAT score will generate a lot of positive attention at every law school.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby IAFG » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:45 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Apply to every law school that interests you. The recommended websites--lawschoolpredictor & lawschoolnumbers--do not account for significant work experience and maturation after undergraduate school.

Since schools also tend not to, they are still fairly valid, but not great with splitters

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:49 pm

I don't agree that some top law schools will not consider the OP's work experience & time out of undergraduate school. But, assuming that the above poster is correct, I will offer you classic TLS advice: retake the LSAT, study your heart out & get that 180.

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Re: Chances for T14?

Postby kk19131 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:50 pm

Why is everyone telling you to go to Northwestern?

:lol:




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