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Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby kk19131 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:40 am

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby sophia.olive » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:43 am

anywhere you want

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby Total Litigator » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:17 am

If you are a Black male with a 170 LSAT, that is about the 9.9999999999th percentile for black male LSAT takers. Based on that alone, Harvard and Yale are yours for the taking.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby KMaine » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:36 am

More interesting = fun for people to tell me how much I have it made.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby kk19131 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:40 am

KMaine wrote:More interesting = fun for people to tell me how much I have it made.



No feelings of entitlement here... I'm earnestly looking for suggestions.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby sophia.olive » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:43 am

I dont know about yale... but harvard, yes. If the city is what you want Columbia maybe with some money?....

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby KMaine » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:44 am

kk19131 wrote:
KMaine wrote:More interesting = fun for people to tell me how much I have it made.



No feelings of entitlement here... I'm earnestly looking for suggestions.


Apply to all of the Top 14, see if anybody gives you any money. Likely you will be able to choose between T6 schools with little to no money and lower T14s with some good cash. Think about how much debt you want to have at the end of all this and where you would be happy to spend 3 years. Just havin' a little fun with you. Your cycle will be great. Good luck.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby nealric » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:34 am

Likely you will be able to choose between HYS with little to no money and CCN with some good cash.


Fixed it for you.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:23 am

The limitations you put in place keep this from even approaching interesting.. the schools to apply to are obviously the chicago schools, NYC schools, Penn(is philly the northeast?) and Harvard. Yale and Stanford will likely be a bit tough to get unless you have an especially interesting background.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby kk19131 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:19 pm

What about WashU or Georgetown?

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby kk19131 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:21 pm

nealric wrote:
Likely you will be able to choose between HYS with little to no money and CCN with some good cash.


Fixed it for you.


I'm really debt-adverse, so the more money I can get the better.

Also, is Stanford close to SF...?

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby romothesavior » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:23 pm

kk19131 wrote:What about WashU or Georgetown?


You have much to learn.

sophia.olive wrote:anywhere you want


This is pretty much TCR. HYS are all targets, CCN are all but locks, and outside of T6 you are looking at really good money.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby evilgenius » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:28 pm

You pretty much have a shot at any school that you want (most with $) aside from Yale. But if you are debt averse and looking for big city life I'd say:

Northwestern $$
Georgetown $$
U Penn $
UCLA $$
USC $$
Emory $$$
George Washington $$$
Boston U $$$
Boston College $$$

I would have added WUSTL ($$$) but I don't think St. Louis will give you the big city life that you're looking for.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:29 pm

kk19131 wrote:
nealric wrote:
Likely you will be able to choose between HYS with little to no money and CCN with some good cash.


Fixed it for you.


I'm really debt-adverse, so the more money I can get the better.

Also, is Stanford close to SF...?


Distance wise Stanford is about an hour from SF although Ive heard traffic can get pretty bad. It is also close to San Jose(closer than SF I believe). WashU will give you plenty of money but the Chicago legal market is a wasteland right now so you better be happy with some of the other midwestern cities.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby ZachOda » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:32 pm

Out of pure curiosity, what is your relationship with Northwestern? Did you do your UG there or is just a school that interests you?

My vote goes to UChicago

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby Total Litigator » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:42 pm

When I say 99.999999th percentile, I'm exxagerating.

Because you scored a 170 on the LSAT, you are one of 29 African Americans to score a 170 or above on the LSAT (based on 2005 numbers). 10,370 AA's took the LSAT in 2005. That makes a 170 the 99.7th percentile for African American's.
(http://www.jbhe.com/news_views/51_gradu ... _test.html)

I exxagerated by tenth's of a percent.

This is why your numbers are so good. If we assume that half of the African Americans who scored a 170 or above have a GPA of above a 3.6 (no idea if this is a fair assumption), that makes you one of the 15 most numerically qualified African American law school applicants in the world.

When you combine that with your work experience and softs...

Can you see now why Harvard and Yale are great targets for you, and that people scoff a bit when you mention Wash U and Georgetown?

You are a special case my friend, go anywhere you want.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby ZachOda » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:44 pm

Total Litigator wrote:When I say 99.999999th percentile, I'm exxagerating.

Because you scored a 170 on the LSAT, you are one of 29 African Americans to score a 170 or above on the LSAT (based on 2005 numbers). 10,370 AA's took the LSAT in 2005. That makes a 170 the 99.7th percentile for African American's.
(http://www.jbhe.com/news_views/51_gradu ... _test.html)

I exxagerated by tenth's of a percent.

This is why your numbers are so good. If we assume that half of the African Americans who scored a 170 or above have a GPA of above a 3.6 (no idea if this is a fair assumption), that makes you one of the 15 most numerically qualified African American law school applicants in the world.

When you combine that with your work experience and softs...

Can you see now why Harvard and Yale are great targets for you, and that people scoff a bit when you mention Wash U and Georgetown?

You are a special case my friend, go anywhere you want.


+1

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby kk19131 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:47 pm

ZachOda wrote:Out of pure curiosity, what is your relationship with Northwestern? Did you do your UG there or is just a school that interests you?

My vote goes to UChicago


I'm an alumnus of Northwestern.

And, UChicago seems like it could be a good fit.

How's the Chicago market doing? Any worse than others?

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:49 pm

kk19131 wrote:
ZachOda wrote:Out of pure curiosity, what is your relationship with Northwestern? Did you do your UG there or is just a school that interests you?

My vote goes to UChicago


I'm an alumnus of Northwestern.

And, UChicago seems like it could be a good fit.

How's the Chicago market doing? Any worse than others?


Its doing terrible.. but UChicago should still be fine.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby hiromoto45 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:32 pm

What is your major? If it is a hard science then your GPA will be viewed differently than a liberal arts major. You have a good shot at Y or S. Pretty much a lock for the rest of the T14.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby NU_Jet55 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:37 pm

You will be applying to 6 schools. Those schools will be Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Chicago, and NYU.

HTH.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby Emma. » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:43 pm

I'd apply to the whole T-14. URM cycles can be unpredictable, as can scholarships offers. It seems like URM applicants tend to do better as reverse splitters as well.

OP, I'm sure you'll have a great cycle but I'd recommend casting a pretty wide net. Good luck.

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Re: Suggest Some Schools For Me!

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:42 pm

Enjoy Harvard!

(But apply to CCN and some other T14s just in case, plus they'll give you $$$.)




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