Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:47 pm

romothesavior wrote:And I'm not sure what you are trying to say, Kalvano. Was that a dig at me?



What? Where?

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby apaint » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:49 pm

jackalope11 wrote:
apaint wrote:Yeah, I am looking for others. I would like to keep my debt under 100k, I am debt phobic. I have lived and enjoyed living in the south and west. I would also like to live in a big city, as my boyfriend will be coming with and needs to be able to get a job. He is a lawyer who works for a private business currently. I have some family connections for him in Dallas, Denver, and Seattle.



Well, then... I would have to say that you would be hard pressed to beat SMU's placement numbers, or their strength in market. If you like Dallas, they are certainly a strong candidate. If you hit that 160's goal, I would think you would get major $$ from them. I did, and I don't have near those numbers.


However, I would still stress that UT may be within your reach, with the right LSAT.

Good luck!!!


Thanks a lot Jackalope!! If the study method I am following from TLS comes through maybe I will rock a 170 and go to UT or Vandy!

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby jackalope11 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:49 pm

snapdragon wrote:Ok, I'll throw my numbers out here..

167 LSAT, 3.1 GPA. Thinking of:

BC
William & Mary
UIUC
Maryland
UNC
Wisconsin

I've also got a few more reasonable targets/safeties:

UConn
Pittsburgh
Richmond
Northeastern
UMaine
Suffolk
Quinnipiac

Am I wasting my time with the reaches? 4 years out of undergrad, average work experience, nothing else remotely special about me.



I'm almost your numbers twin, and I will be attending UIUC with $$'s this year. Before Romo tells you the same, you might also try WUSTL, as they are very splitter friendly... ALMOST went there myself.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby Barbie » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:50 pm

Started getting the fee waiver emails (im sure you all did too) is there any reason NOT to apply to the schools where it is free to send it? Might as well right? (Richmond and Seton Hall today)

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:51 pm

kalvano wrote:
wolfpack11 wrote: Does being handicapped qualify me as an URM ?


No.


Do we know this for sure? I've never seen it discussed.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby bankruptedcasino » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:53 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
kalvano wrote:
wolfpack11 wrote: Does being handicapped qualify me as an URM ?


No.


Do we know this for sure? I've never seen it discussed.


Not a URM. That's only for your race/ethnicity.

It is a GREAT angle for a diversity statement, though.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby snapdragon » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:02 pm

kalvano wrote:
snapdragon wrote:Ok, I'll throw my numbers out here..

167 LSAT, 3.1 GPA. Thinking of:

BC
William & Mary
UIUC
Maryland
UNC
Wisconsin

I've also got a few more reasonable targets/safeties:

UConn
Pittsburgh
Richmond
Northeastern
UMaine
Suffolk
Quinnipiac

Am I wasting my time with the reaches? 4 years out of undergrad, average work experience, nothing else remotely special about me.


Why not throw W&L or Wake on there?


I keep going back and forth with those two... I feel like I'm applying to too many schools. Is that absurd?

I'm also a little worried that my GPA is going to be instant-decline at most of the reach schools, BC being my first choice since it's a great school and close to where I live now and would want to live later. I've been also been told to throw WUSTL and Emory on there, but I think that might just be a waste of app price.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby jackalope11 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:04 pm

I think you might be able to get a waiver from WUSTL, at the very least...

As far as the number of schools... I applied to several more schools than you have listed here. If I had limited the #, I might not be where I am today!

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby maxm2764 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:06 pm

romothesavior wrote: definitely got it right with regards to the TLS superstar thing, though.


Truth is, I spend enough time on here that I'll be on your level in no time. :D Thanks again for being cool about the whole thing romo.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby apaint » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:16 pm

Other than through e-mail, is there any way to get application fee waivers?

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:17 pm

snapdragon wrote:I keep going back and forth with those two... I feel like I'm applying to too many schools. Is that absurd?

I'm also a little worried that my GPA is going to be instant-decline at most of the reach schools, BC being my first choice since it's a great school and close to where I live now and would want to live later. I've been also been told to throw WUSTL and Emory on there, but I think that might just be a waste of app price.



You can apply to many schools. Your GPA is low, but that 167 is helpful.

WUSTL seems to like high LSAT's, so definitely throw an app their way.

You seem to want to stay on the East coast. You should get money from Wake and probably W&L as well.

If anything, apply to more schools like Wake / W&L and less to school like Suffolk, Quinnipiac, etc. You're going to crack the T50 for sure, with money. Probably the T30, maybe with some money, and a moderate shot at the T20.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:17 pm

apaint wrote:Other than through e-mail, is there any way to get application fee waivers?


Ask.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:23 pm

maxm2764 wrote:
romothesavior wrote: definitely got it right with regards to the TLS superstar thing, though.


Truth is, I spend enough time on here that I'll be on your level in no time. :D Thanks again for being cool about the whole thing romo.


PM'd with my thoughts on your cycle.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby angiej » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:41 pm

darby girl wrote:Started getting the fee waiver emails (im sure you all did too) is there any reason NOT to apply to the schools where it is free to send it? Might as well right? (Richmond and Seton Hall today)


I feel uncool and undesired - I haven't gotten any! But then again, I haven't sent in my undergrad transcripts yet *trying to reassure myself*

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby mpasi » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:47 pm

I've pretty much accepted that beefing up my work experience is what will get me into a program. That, and maybe doing an MS in a related field will help. There is the LSAT and minority female thing I have going on, but I need to overcome a serious low GPA. Wish I had a time machine.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby alicrimson » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:50 pm

Hello folks. I thought I'd get some opinions also. I'm planning a retake, as I was PT ing 164-169 and think I can do better but I was wondering what you all think as far as chances go in case something wild came up.

GPA will be 3.78 at the end of summer
LSAT was 160

I'm thinking:

UF
FSU
----
Miami safe school

I think I'm looking at waitlists and entry at UM. I'd really like to try for Alabama but I know I need atleast a 163 for a shot. Any opinions here?

Edited because I wrote 159 and I got a 160.lol
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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby Grizz » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:00 pm

alicrimson wrote:Hello folks. I thought I'd get some opinions also. I'm planning a retake, as I was PT ing 164-169 and think I can do better but I was wondering what you all think as far as chances go in case something wild came up.

GPA will be 3.78 at the end of summer
LSAT was 159

I'm thinking:

UF
FSU
----
Miami safe school

I think I'm looking at waitlists and entry at UM. I'd really like to try for Alabama but I know I need atleast a 163 for a shot. Any opinions here?


Your chances at UF and FSU are exceedingly small with a 159. A 161 is a safe score which ought to get you in. You will get into Miami, but you are unlikely to get much money, if at all. So it's not worth going to. So it's not a real safety. Your shot at 'Bama is miniscule. Basically, without a higher retake, the chances of UM (no money) being the only school you get into are very high. So you've got to bank on doing a good retake. Even a couple points can get you UF or FSU.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby poo » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:16 pm

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby Grizz » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:24 pm

poo wrote:What do you you think my chances are @ UF/FSU/Miami with a 158/ ~3.95?


In, but don't go unless you're getting full tuition or close to it, so it's sort of pointless.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby Barbie » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:37 pm

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:43 pm

darby girl wrote:
rad law wrote:
poo wrote:What do you you think my chances are @ UF/FSU/Miami with a 158/ ~3.95?


In, but don't go unless you're getting full tuition or close to it, so it's sort of pointless.



I talked to admissions people at UF and FSU recently, and they said I was @ 80-90% at admit, which to me means I'm in unless I F-up, and they said to try and get at least 1 more point on the LSAT to assure some scholly money. The FSU guy said 164+ get the best scholly offers, and even a few ppl with 163, but I have a 3.3 GPA so ehh. Your numbers split the way mine do, my LSAT is @ 75% or higher, and my GPA is @ 25% or lower. Yours being the exact opposite of mine leads me to believe you would have chances the same as mine... And I was pretty sure I'd get money from UM. Am I wrong to think this radlaw?


You mean to tell me that they told you exactly what their numbers cut offs were rather than spew some BS about, "We look at the application holistically and take more into account than mere numbers"?

Wow... the Florida schools really are TTT! :D

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby Grizz » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:44 pm

darby girl wrote:
rad law wrote:
poo wrote:What do you you think my chances are @ UF/FSU/Miami with a 158/ ~3.95?


In, but don't go unless you're getting full tuition or close to it, so it's sort of pointless.



I talked to admissions people at UF and FSU recently, and they said I was @ 80-90% at admit, which to me means I'm in unless I F-up, and they said to try and get at least 1 more point on the LSAT to assure some scholly money. The FSU guy said 164+ get the best scholly offers, and even a few ppl with 163, but I have a 3.3 GPA so ehh. Your numbers split the way mine do, my LSAT is @ 75% or higher, and my GPA is @ 25% or lower. Yours being the exact opposite of mine leads me to believe you would have chances the same as mine... And I was pretty sure I'd get money from UM. Am I wrong to think this radlaw?


Check LSN to be sure, but Miami, because it doesn't travel well outside S. FL, is not even the best school in the market (tied with UF), in market that has other players (T14+Emory, FIU, Nova), and with a high COL isn't that great of a bet without full tuition. Even if you got some money from UM, I still wouldn't go.

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby Grizz » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:45 pm

romothesavior wrote:You mean to tell me that they told you exactly what their numbers cut offs were rather than spew some BS about, "We look at the application holistically and take more into account than mere numbers"?

Wow... the Florida schools really are TTT! :D


At least we're not some dirty rust belt backwater like... all of Illinois other than Chicago!

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby Barbie » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:48 pm

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Re: Chances for people w/ lower numbers!

Postby Grizz » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:51 pm

darby girl wrote:I'm worried that UF, even though it's the best school in Fl, is going to be troublesome being in Gainseville... Not very much of a legal market there :)


But it's the most prestigious school in FL, bar none. You're not going to be looking for jobs in Gainesville haha.




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