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lawschoolboy
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Chicago and los angeles area schools

Postby lawschoolboy » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:33 pm

Hello,

I have a 3.25 GPA and a 157 LSAT, non-URM. Some of my softs are that I am a CPA and worked for three years at a Big 4 accounting firm. I attended UCLA for undergrad with a major in econ and minor in accounting.

1. Can anyone let me know what my chances are at some of the chicago (loyola, kent, depaul, etc.) and los angeles (loyola marymount etc.) area schools?

2. If my LSAT is currently too low, please let me know what LSAT i would need to be considered at these schools.

3. Please recommend other law schools in these cities not listed in #1, where i would have a decent shot of getting into with my current numbers.

I appreciate any insight you can give. Thanks!
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JJDancer
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Re: Chicago and los angeles area schools

Postby JJDancer » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:51 pm

LA area schools:
Better shot at Loyola LA than at Pepperdine.
You would still be at/below 25% at both schools though.
Better shot at U San Diego than at Loyola.

Better shot at Loyola (Chicago) than at any of Usandiego/Loyola LA/pepperdine.

Better chance at Chicago Kent than Loyola Chicago.

DePaul is safest of all of those.

lawschoolboy
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Re: Chicago and los angeles area schools

Postby lawschoolboy » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:29 pm

JJDancer wrote:LA area schools:
Better shot at Loyola LA than at Pepperdine.
You would still be at/below 25% at both schools though.
Better shot at U San Diego than at Loyola.

Better shot at Loyola (Chicago) than at any of Usandiego/Loyola LA/pepperdine.

Better chance at Chicago Kent than Loyola Chicago.

DePaul is safest of all of those.



When u say "better shot" for the chicago schools, does that still mean a reach though or decent chance? i know my numbers are lower than their medians, but i'm wondering if my experience me gives a bump to the point where these schools wouldnt reaches. Maybe these schools put more weight on soft factors?

JJDancer
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Re: Chicago and los angeles area schools

Postby JJDancer » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:02 am

I honestly can't say how much softs matter.
Just blindly gambling I would say pretty decent shot at Kent.
But I am completely unfamiliar with chicago area schools so I have no idea.

Check out http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com and look at the graphs from last year. See the trend of how many people with your scores they accept or reject.
If they accept 2/10 people with your scores then not a great shot, if it is 5/10 then a decent shot, if 5/7 then pretty good shot and so on..

TheOcho
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Re: Chicago and los angeles area schools

Postby TheOcho » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:27 am

Retake?

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Jack Smirks
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Re: Chicago and los angeles area schools

Postby Jack Smirks » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:33 am

OP you probably need at least a 160 to get into most of those schools. Soft factors won't overcome that LSAT. Retake.

lulu12
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Re: Chicago and los angeles area schools

Postby lulu12 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:11 pm

Law School Predictor says you're a Consider at DePaul, a Weak Consider at the other Chicago schools, and a Deny at the LA schools. Just FYI.




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