CCN as safety?

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anstone1988
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CCN as safety?

Postby anstone1988 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:58 pm

I was at a get-together last night with friends from high school, and one claimed that he will get into every one of CCN. It seemed like an outrageously bold statement to me. Is it even possible to be so sure that one will get into CCN?

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Re: CCN as safety?

Postby Knock » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:05 pm

anstone1988 wrote:I was at a get-together last night with friends from high school, and one claimed that he will get into every one of CCN. It seemed like an outrageously bold statement to me. Is it even possible to be so sure that one will get into CCN?


Yes, if your numbers were good enough, I wouldn't consider it a bold statement. Check out the lawschoolnumbers graphs.

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Re: CCN as safety?

Postby ahduth » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:06 pm

anstone1988 wrote:I was at a get-together last night with friends from high school, and one claimed that he will get into every one of CCN. It seemed like an outrageously bold statement to me. Is it even possible to be so sure that one will get into CCN?


Hell I thought CLS was my safety. I was accepted there and NYU - waitlisted at Chicago. Might have gotten in off the waitlist if I hadn't withdrawn. Those three are pure numbers games, unlike the three schools above them.

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Re: CCN as safety?

Postby 094320 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:24 pm

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Re: CCN as safety?

Postby Kronk » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:33 pm

Eh, you're only safe at all of them if you have a 175+ and a 3.8+. I got held at CLS with a 173 / 3.9. I may have gotten in with a LOCI but I didn't really want to go to CLS so I just withdrew. They do some weird YP or "make sure you're interested" thing.

I'd say if your numbers are at a certain level you can be pretty certain you'll get 1-2 of them though. I would say if you're sitting at 3.8 / 172 range you can say CCN is a safety in the sense that you will get at least one of them.

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Re: CCN as safety?

Postby SullaFelix » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:45 pm

anstone1988 wrote:I was at a get-together last night with friends from high school, and one claimed that he will get into every one of CCN. It seemed like an outrageously bold statement to me. Is it even possible to be so sure that one will get into CCN?


If your friend is around or over both the LSAT and GPA 75th percentiles for Harvard and Yale, then yeah, he can expect those schools to be safeties — it's not like they have an interview process or even any other extra required essays. This does not mean, though, that he can't take those applications seriously.

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Re: CCN as safety?

Postby TheKingintheNorth » Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:55 pm

It's only bold relative to your numbers. It's unequivocally retarded to even assume CCN without an official LSAT score though.




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