safety/scholarship school idea?

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mz253
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safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby mz253 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:47 am

GPA 3.84
LSAT 161, 163, unknown (about the same)

I know that i'm out of top 30 schools. so i wonder if there's any school out of top 30 that will give me some schorlarship money? if i don't get into any top 30, I would like to take some scholarship money and be debt light when I'm done. I'm open to most geographical areas as long as they hire internationals. I want practice some client interaction field (is that transactional business, family law?) and want to get hired at firms that will pay me 60k-100k. no interest in any government or non profit positions, have an economics and math background. and i'm willing to apply to as many law schools as possible.

Thanks!
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Re: safety school idea?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:52 am

There is no magic distinction between schools ranked 21-60 (the only real distinction here is that many of the schools are in crowded markets with higher ranked schools).

Just look for schools that you are at or above their medians.

Where do you want to work?

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Re: safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby mz253 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:57 am

well, ideally seattle or boston. but with this sucking LSAT score, i really don't have that many choices. btw, i'm willing to pay sticker for any top 30 schools, but i don't think i have a long shot there anyways.

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Re: safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:55 am

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Re: safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby Bumi » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:17 am

This might help you. Splitters and reverse splitters need to look at actual data rather than screwing with medians.

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Re: safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby blerg » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:24 am

In Boston, you're probably out at BC/BU and Northeastern tops out at 8500/year. Suffolk & NESL hand out full rides.

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Re: safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby mz253 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:38 pm

what's the stats for BC? i found they are lower than BU? I don't think I have a decent chance, but do I have a shot at least? i meant for sticker.

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Re: safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:49 pm

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Re: safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby mz253 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:57 pm

Shawh, thanks for your info. I used the predictor before. I wonder whether the data are complete (ie, from law school admissions office) or they are just voluntary input by individual applicant?

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Re: safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby pocket herc » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:59 pm

You have a very good chance at "T30" schools like Wisconsin and Iowa but the distinction here is a little silly as I don't know what advantage those schools have over lower T1 schools. BU and BC type schools are more of a reach but that gpa might do it

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Re: safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby mz253 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:09 pm

i realize for t-20 ~ t-30, 164 is the breaking point. i feel once i have 164, my chance will increase a lot. I wonder if I should ask BC/BU to help me get an approval to take the LSAT for the 4th time? Has anyone ever succeed in asking this favor?

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Re: safety/scholarship school idea?

Postby mz253 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:29 pm

yea, but i wonder what's the job perspective like for schools like Wisconsin and UIUC? I've only been to Chicago (nowhere else in Midwest), my impression is that it's much more quiet than Boston and NYC.

pocket herc wrote:You have a very good chance at "T30" schools like Wisconsin and Iowa but the distinction here is a little silly as I don't know what advantage those schools have over lower T1 schools. BU and BC type schools are more of a reach but that gpa might do it




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