What are my chances and how can i increase them?

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JD=Doctor
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What are my chances and how can i increase them?

Postby JD=Doctor » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:00 am

I just took the June Lsat and received a 165 (my average...2 more questions right and i would of had a cool 167 o well!)
and i expect to finish my undergrad at UCLA with a 3.6+

Reaches:
UCLA
USC

Possibilities (but need to determine if right fit for me $$$...future possibility of $$/job market and where i want to end up practicing...Lifestyle those years....)

Pepperdine (which is #1 US Rankings for Dispute Resolution)
Cordozo Law...Yeshiva University (#8 ranking for Dispute Resolution...and increasing its overall ranking every year)


As of now these are my choices...where else should i be looking? I want to eventually practice in Los Angeles.

Could i receive a full scholarship to Pepperdine and/or Cordozo?
I feel attracted to Cordozo because of its NY location (in a great area) and the pull of leaving LA.

Basically: where else should i consider? who will probably give me $$? What can i do to help my chances at UCLA/USC? Any other tidbits of advice...?

Thanks guys :D

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merichard87
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Re: What are my chances and how can i increase them?

Postby merichard87 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:04 am

Cardozo most likely won't take you back to Cali. If you know you want to practice in Cali that's where you need to apply. Also if you think you can increase your LSAT throw some apps to the lower T14.

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kalvano
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Re: What are my chances and how can i increase them?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:05 am

If you want to practice in Cali, go to school in Cali.

And ignore the specialty rankings, they don't mean much.




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