What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

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What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby URMdan » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:54 pm

I just took the LSAT in October and feel confident that I scored within my PT score range of 157 (absolute lowest) - 162 (highest consistent score but not absolute highest). I am basing this confidence on the fact that I did not struggle through LG, RC seemed average, and LR seemed easier than expected. I have been lurking for quite some time trying to figure out where I stand as an AA with my numbers and how to go about applying for this cycle. A few questions remain unanswered though...

First, I want to submit my applications as soon as I get my LSAT score, and have all potential applications on immediate standby as well. Is it recommended to submit without an LSAT? I am willing to retake it in December if I get waitlisted, but I felt so good coming out of the test this Saturday and I will be so busy the next month with work that I'm not sure if I could raise my score on a retake so soon.

Given my numbers: 3.0, 157-162 LSAT, AA, should I bother getting apps ready for any T14s? I would also be willing to go to any T14/or NYC area law school~ especially Fordham. I am applying with an LSAC fee waiver.

How accurate is LSP? Some of the info that I've read on TLS about URM splitters' chances are inconsistent with LSP. For example, with a 160 on the LSAT, LSP gives me less than 5% to get into Fordham, and less than 25% to get into Rutgers.

Also, if I apply ED and get rejected, can I apply ED to a different school after I receive my rejection?

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby tazmolover » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:55 pm

Worth applying lower half t14.

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby dissonance1848 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:04 pm

You could get into Fordham, but I would not bank on the T-14, save for maybe Cornell. Apply throughout the T40 plus Cornell. Your GPA is also a bit low, even for URM.

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby URMdan » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:21 pm

Why's Cornell special? Low URMs?

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby tazmolover » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:23 pm

URMdan wrote:Why's Cornell special? Low URMs?

low medians

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby username99 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:54 pm

Shouldn't your username just be Dan?

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby GettingReady2010 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:55 pm

tazmolover wrote:
URMdan wrote:Why's Cornell special? Low URMs?

low medians


Doesn't Boalt have a lower median?

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby sophia.olive » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:06 pm

If you have fre waivers apply to all the schools you would go to. You never know what will happen and you dont even know what your lsat score is. Regardles I would just apply to all the schools you would care to go to, including t14.

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby Fred_McGriff » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:07 pm

Applying to T-14 with a 3.0 / 162 just because of URM status? Really?

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby URMdan » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:20 pm

Fred_McGriff wrote:Applying to T-14 with a 3.0 / 162 just because of URM status? Really?


Yes? If I got a 162, then I can see how lower end of T14 is possible. Especially considering I went to Ivy for UG. Where did you go?

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby sophia.olive » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:30 pm

URMdan wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:Applying to T-14 with a 3.0 / 162 just because of URM status? Really?
Yes? If I got a 162, then I can see how lower end of T14 is possible. Especially considering I went to Ivy for UG. Where did you go?[/quote]


Dont be an idiot. Especially considering how embarrasing saying that is considering your lsat range.

Anyways apply everywhere if its free or you can afford it. This will also give you more chances to use scholarship leverage.
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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby Grizz » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:31 pm

Come back when you actually get your score.

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby NV53A » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:47 pm

rad law wrote:Come back when you actually get your score.



^THIS

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby URMdan » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:53 pm

rad law wrote:Come back when you actually get your score.


The point of this thread is so that I can have the appropriate apps ready as soon as my score comes in.

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Re: What schools should I be applying to 157-162 LSAT, AA, 3.0

Postby URMdan » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:56 pm

sophia.olive wrote:
URMdan wrote:
Fred_McGriff wrote:Applying to T-14 with a 3.0 / 162 just because of URM status? Really?
Yes? If I got a 162, then I can see how lower end of T14 is possible. Especially considering I went to Ivy for UG. Where did you go?[/quote]


Dont be an idiot. Especially considering how embarrasing saying that is considering your lsat range.

Anyways apply everywhere if its free or you can afford it. This will also give you more chances to use scholarship leverage.


Are you saying that I should also apply to schools that I don't want to go to so that I could use any scholly offers from them as a possible bargaining chip?