What are my chances?

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eagle2013
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What are my chances?

Postby eagle2013 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:39 pm

My current GPA is around 3.85 and I scored a 173 on the LSAT.

The university I attend is not really heard of beyond my state. It's not a substandard school by any means. But it doesn't hold the prestige of Harvard or Yale or even well-known state schools.

With that in mind, am I still competitive for top-tier Law Schools such as Harvard or UCLA? And, if not, what kinds of law schools should I aim for?

landpirate
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Re: What are my chances?

Postby landpirate » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:53 pm

As long as your undergrad university is accredited you will definitely be in somewhere in the t14 and most likely somewhere in the t6. Although unlikely you even have a chance at Harvard with a good PS and all that jazz. I believe someone from Bob Jones University got into Yale, and you be hard pressed to find a less respected university than BJU.

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merichard87
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Re: What are my chances?

Postby merichard87 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:54 pm

Numbers are the important parts of an application. As long as you don't have any red flags you should be viable at any schools your numbers would suggest. So if I were you I would apply to the whole T-14 and any regional schools you're interested in.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:56 pm

A 3.85 GPA with a 173 LSAT is competitive everywhere.

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby r6_philly » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:15 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:A 3.85 GPA with a 173 LSAT is competitive everywhere.


3.85 is actually below at HYS, and LSAT is at median at HY. So without a prestigious UG I wouldn't say it's competitive at HYS, but it is everywhere else.

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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: What are my chances?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:25 pm

r6_philly wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:A 3.85 GPA with a 173 LSAT is competitive everywhere.


3.85 is actually below at HYS, and LSAT is at median at HY. So without a prestigious UG I wouldn't say it's competitive at HYS, but it is everywhere else.


Yeah, seems more likely to be a waitlist at harvard, but still a chance. +1 for competitive at everywhere besides HYS (I would still apply everywhere within the T14 though).

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby ahduth » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:41 pm

I'm assuming we're talking next cycle at this point? Unless you have your LoRs and everything all ready to fire off.




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