Worth waiting a year to apply?

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Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby Anomaly » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:23 pm

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:39 pm

You have no shot at any top 10 with your numbers as is. Even with a 170+ and a gpa of 3.3-3.4 you will be locked out at most t14s. Get a 170+ and ED to UVA.

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby Anomaly » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:45 pm

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:47 pm

Anomaly wrote:Okay, any other opinions? And forget 170. Let's assume a 3.3 GPA, 175 LSAT score received on January 10th. It wouldn't be worth applying this year?


It would be worth applying but you would have to look at splitter friendly schools. Out of the top 14 with those numbers Georgetown, UVA ED, NU with WE, would be your best shots.

Also Mid Jan apps are extremely late. But if you do get a 175 I wouldn't sweat it...you can always wait a year and apply.

Edit: If you are aiming for t14 it can only help and not hurt to retake this year. You literally have 0% shot at getting in as it is now so why wouldn't you retake?

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby Mike12188 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:05 pm

Retake and apply next year. ED to UVA or Penn with a 170+.

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby Dany » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:10 pm

If I were you, I would just retake in December then quit thinking about law school and focus on getting a 4.0 your last semester. Apply early next year. Splitters are unpredictable anyway, why add the harm of an extremely late application? Waste of application fees, IMO.

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby Anomaly » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:37 pm

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby Weirdlog » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:31 am

Yeah it certainly wouldn't HURT you to apply this cycle (except the application fee $$$$), just don't get your hopes really high.

But you would almost certainly do better next cycle if everything works out.

If I were you, I would work on getting those numbers up, finding something to do for next year (something relatively productive that might actually boost your chances to schools), and then apply EARLY in next year's cycle (and probably ED to UVA or something)--this should make for your best possible cycle, in my opinion.

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby Anomaly » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:19 am

Okay, thanks guys. Would teaching for Kaplan for one year open up the possibility of Northwestern next year? I know it's not your typical work experience, but I've taught jazz guitar all my life, and I would like to one day teach law.

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:54 am

Mike12188 wrote:Retake and apply next year. ED to UVA or Penn with a 170+.


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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:55 am

Anomaly wrote:Okay, thanks guys. Would teaching for Kaplan for one year open up the possibility of Northwestern next year? I know it's not your typical work experience, but I've taught jazz guitar all my life, and I would like to one day teach law.

\you cant teach for kaplan with a 166
and no-- they wouldn't care
only thing they'd care about is TFA or peace corp

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby Anomaly » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:04 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
Anomaly wrote:Okay, thanks guys. Would teaching for Kaplan for one year open up the possibility of Northwestern next year? I know it's not your typical work experience, but I've taught jazz guitar all my life, and I would like to one day teach law.

\you cant teach for kaplan with a 166
and no-- they wouldn't care
only thing they'd care about is TFA or peace corp


Not true about teaching with a 166, but thanks for the advice.

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:14 pm

Anomaly wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:
Anomaly wrote:Okay, thanks guys. Would teaching for Kaplan for one year open up the possibility of Northwestern next year? I know it's not your typical work experience, but I've taught jazz guitar all my life, and I would like to one day teach law.

\you cant teach for kaplan with a 166
and no-- they wouldn't care
only thing they'd care about is TFA or peace corp


Not true about teaching with a 166, but thanks for the advice.


oh okay sorry
maybe im thinking of a different LSAT prep company that requires 99%

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby The Gentleman » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:31 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:
Anomaly wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:
Anomaly wrote:Okay, thanks guys. Would teaching for Kaplan for one year open up the possibility of Northwestern next year? I know it's not your typical work experience, but I've taught jazz guitar all my life, and I would like to one day teach law.

\you cant teach for kaplan with a 166
and no-- they wouldn't care
only thing they'd care about is TFA or peace corp


Not true about teaching with a 166, but thanks for the advice.


oh okay sorry
maybe im thinking of a different LSAT prep company that requires 99%


I believe Kaplan's requirement for teaching basic courses is the 90th percentile. (~164~) And it can be on a Kaplan proctored exam.

I could be wrong though.

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Re: Worth waiting a year to apply?

Postby im_blue » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:32 pm

Anomaly wrote:Okay, thanks guys. Would teaching for Kaplan for one year open up the possibility of Northwestern next year? I know it's not your typical work experience, but I've taught jazz guitar all my life, and I would like to one day teach law.

Absolutely with a 175+ you can get into NU next year. You'd also be competitive for MVP and G, and have a shot at CCN ED.




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