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BC / BU

Postby curly3426 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:39 am

BC undergrad 163 LSAT 3.76 GPA

chances for BC or BU... strong softs - non URM

thanks guys

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Re: BC / BU

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:05 am

curly3426 wrote:BC undergrad 163 LSAT 3.76 GPA

chances for BC or BU... strong softs - non URM

thanks guys


Check out LSN. Your LSAT is at BC's 25th percentile. You have a chance, but not great. Even less as BU.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby concurrent fork » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:34 pm

WL->OUT (both)

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Re: BC / BU

Postby curly3426 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:02 pm

any suggestions to best my chances.... I used the law school calculators and stuff... they say 33% chance at BC and like 57% at BU

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Re: BC / BU

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:08 pm

Become a minority or retake LSAT and apply early next cycle.

Both schools have probably already decided which marginal applicants they are going to accept for the year and have probably already received more than half of the applications they are going to receive for the year. Applying in October shows the schools that you're serious about wanting and preparing for their schools and law school which helps students with lower numbers.

Apply to Suffolk, get a big scholarship, kick ass, and transfer out after 1L.

I know 3Ls at BU and BC in the top 20% who didn't get firm jobs last summer and have nothing lined up for next year. Go to the best school you can that gives you the most money in a city you want to work in.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:11 pm

curly3426 wrote:any suggestions to best my chances


ItsMyTimeBoston wrote:retake LSAT and apply early next cycle.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby curly3426 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:32 pm

I applied mid nov to BC and BU - I also applied to suffolk and northeastern. I was thinking of writing a why I would love to come here email... what do you think?

I'm not retaking and applying next cycle

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Re: BC / BU

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:39 pm

curly3426 wrote:I applied mid nov to BC and BU - I also applied to suffolk and northeastern. I was thinking of writing a why I would love to come here email... what do you think?


Wait until they waitlist you before you send a LOCI.

curly3426 wrote:I'm not retaking and applying next cycle


Then you're being stubborn and letting your impatience hurt your career prospects down the road.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby curly3426 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:45 pm

I would have to wait until next june... cancelled first test, 160 second, 163 in dec

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Re: BC / BU

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:48 pm

curly3426 wrote:I would have to wait until next june... cancelled first test, 160 second, 163 in dec


That's more helpful. I can understand that waiting 2 years from now feels like a lot to do, especially after already having taken the test 3 times.

I guess then try to get BC/BU, send a LOCI if you get wl'ed. Otherwise take a large scholarship with strings removed to a northeast school if you want to work in Boston.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby fundamentallybroken » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:51 pm

Become a minority


Now that's good advice.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby curly3426 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:53 pm

thanks for all the advice!

I was undergrad at BC and was well known for theatre reasons... im hoping my softs are good, prof actor, did quite well in NYC

northeastern seems great too to be honest, and if I can get a huge scholarship that would be great

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Re: BC / BU

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:02 pm

fundamentallybroken wrote:
Become a minority


Now that's good advice.


I was being sarcastic.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:03 pm

ItsMyTimeBoston wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
Become a minority


Now that's good advice.


I was being sarcastic.


orly?

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Re: BC / BU

Postby Grizz » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:04 pm

ItsMyTimeBoston wrote:Apply to Suffolk, get a big scholarship, kick ass, and transfer out after 1L.


lol no

You and like half the people at Suffolk want to transfer. Barely anyone will.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby fundamentallybroken » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:06 pm

ItsMyTimeBoston wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:
Become a minority


Now that's good advice.


I was being sarcastic.


Huh? What is this sar-cas-tic you speak of?

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Re: BC / BU

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:06 pm

curly3426 wrote:thanks for all the advice!

I was undergrad at BC and was well known for theatre reasons... im hoping my softs are good, prof actor, did quite well in NYC

northeastern seems great too to be honest, and if I can get a huge scholarship that would be great


How long out of undergrad are you? I think the arts are a great soft and puts you at an advantage relative to other applicants with similar numbers. You should have given us your full background originally.

You have a great chance of getting into Northeastern, but I don't think you have a good chance at getting a lot of money. Northeastern is broke.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby curly3426 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:30 pm

three years in NYC - performed with cirque du solei, with boston pops, rockapella, in 6 countries, and many large regional theatres

i was 08 grad from BC

also, when I write my, i love you take me essay, do I attach it or just in the body of the email?

thanks again for all of your help

and yes, I want to stay in boston

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Re: BC / BU

Postby LSATNightmares » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:36 pm

If you write a great essay and show how you're a good fit, you can get in. I got into BC with a 162 LSAT, though I had a very high GPA. BU I'm still waiting on in this cycle. Being a BC grad with unique work experience will seal the deal.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby Curry » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:37 pm

curly3426 wrote:three years in NYC - performed with cirque du solei, with boston pops, rockapella, in 6 countries, and many large regional theatres

i was 08 grad from BC

also, when I write my, i love you take me essay, do I attach it or just in the body of the email?

thanks again for all of your help

and yes, I want to stay in boston


Given all the new, groundbreaking information you've given us in the thread, the correct solution is retake.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:08 pm

curly3426 wrote:three years in NYC - performed with cirque du solei, with boston pops, rockapella, in 6 countries, and many large regional theatres

i was 08 grad from BC

also, when I write my, i love you take me essay, do I attach it or just in the body of the email?

thanks again for all of your help

and yes, I want to stay in boston


I would attach it as a PDF. Also, I wouldn't wait, I would send it now. Make sure it isn't generic.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby BrownBears09 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:32 pm

rad law wrote:
ItsMyTimeBoston wrote:Apply to Suffolk, get a big scholarship, kick ass, and transfer out after 1L.


lol no

You and like half the people at Suffolk want to transfer. Barely anyone will.


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Re: BC / BU

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:34 pm

BrownBears09 wrote:
rad law wrote:You and like half the people at Suffolk want to transfer. Barely anyone will.


[exagpic]


Anybody who knows of their employment prospects will want to xfer out. And he's right that almost nobody will be able to.

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Re: BC / BU

Postby curly3426 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:31 am

thanks for all of the advice guys... I am writing the email today

also getting a prof to email saying it is my number one school!

how high was your GPA with a 162 LSAT?

really appreciate all the advice guys

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Re: BC / BU

Postby Aqualibrium » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:41 am

curly3426 wrote:
also getting a prof to email saying it is my number one school!



LOL doing too much




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