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Re: (3) Application/Admissions Question

Postby cinephile » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:29 pm

In response to your last question, it generally isn't best to go to the TTT at full scholarship because these are the schools with the harshest scholarship stipulations and are sometimes known for section stacking. So, it's one of those situations where if you lose your scholarship after the first year, you pretty much have to drop out.

If you want to go somewhere with little to no cost, IU-B is a good school to consider if you want to work in Indiana. If your LSAT is actually 168, they seemed to give out full rides this year.

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Re: (3) Application/Admissions Question

Postby cinephile » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:49 pm

Tarheel19932005 wrote:Are there other schools possibly ranked between 20 - 50 that would be worth applying to/attending, without scholarship money?

What about state schools where you would qualify as a resident for in-state tuition?

Tarheel19932005 wrote:***Do you have any experience with these "forums"?

I don't know anything about these forums, but I'm inclined to think that they don't give a boost.

Tarheel19932005 wrote:Thanks a lot for helping answer these questions :)

Anytime :D

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Re: (3) Application/Admissions Question

Postby cmckid » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:52 pm

If you boost that LSAT by three to four points, you are probably in at WUSTL, and might even get scholarship money

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Re: (3) Application/Admissions Question

Postby TommyK » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:58 pm

1) huge difference between 164 and 168. The latter will get you looks and serious consideration from IUB, UIUC, WUSTL, OSU, and any place ranked 20-40 in a corn-producing state. It's not particularly valuable to speculate on admission chances before you have a real LSAT.

2) probably not worth actually paying for the flight. I find it hard to believe that you'd be able to network your way up from a no (based on your numbers) to an "eh" (because he's a swell guy).

3) I would choose a TTT, because going to UNC or Arizona would leave me with so much debt and I'm debt-averse, if I had to. That being said, I think it's a bit of a false dilemma. The other choice is not attending or retaking. I'd probably study my ass for the LSAT and get some better options.

good luck.

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Re: (3) Application/Admissions Question

Postby scammedhard » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:45 pm

GPA @ 3.2 & LSAT 165.
Retake because those numbers are not enough to get into anywhere worthwhile, except perhaps the local state school.

Can one seriously help themselves by attending one of these law school forums, and meeting with admissions representatives?
I doubt. Save yourself the time and money. Thanks to USNWR, law school admissions have become largely a numbers game (LSAT, GPA).

Lastly, if you could choose between a school like a UNC or an Arizona...but receive little-to-no scholarship aid...or attending a T3 school with solid connections (but really, only within the city in which the school is located) on a full ride scholarship...what would you choose to do? And why?
Neither, unless you qualify for in-state at UNC or UofA, or unless you have a guaranteed job as a lawyer after law school, in which case the "free" TTT should do.

I recommend attending only a Tier 1 school with substantial scholarship money; anything less than that, don't go to law school because it'll be unlikely for you to find a decent lawyer job that will allow you to pay back the investment.

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Re: (3) Application/Admissions Question

Postby TommyK » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:30 pm

While the difference between a 165 and a 168 is probably a difference of 4 - 5 questions, the difference between a 165 and a 168 is huge. With your gpa, your chances at some solid regional schools with nice scholarship offers will be vastly improved. It sucks to re-study, but it could be the difference in either a different caliber of school or a different caliber of debt. Either way, I would advise it.

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Re: (3) Application/Admissions Question

Postby bp shinners » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:34 pm

Tarheel19932005 wrote:***Do you have any experience with these "forums"? I was thinking about booking a plane ticket to the one in Chicago this weekend, but for $360 on a late-notice ticket (or a $225 ticket for the one in NYC in October), I would want it to really be worth the fare... Would this help me with giving me a better shot at a school that may not give me a second look based on the 3.0 if I were to simply send in an application without attending one of these forums?


It won't be worth the money.

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Re: (3) Application/Admissions Question

Postby JDndMSW » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:38 pm

I just attended an LSAC forum and while it was fun I do not think it helped much at all admissions wise.

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Re: (3) Application/Admissions Question

Postby baconpuffs » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:41 pm

TommyK wrote:While the difference between a 165 and a 168 is probably a difference of 4 - 5 questions, the difference between a 165 and a 168 is huge. With your gpa, your chances at some solid regional schools with nice scholarship offers will be vastly improved. It sucks to re-study, but it could be the difference in either a different caliber of school or a different caliber of debt. Either way, I would advise it.

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