Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

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Lsapp21
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Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby Lsapp21 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:17 pm

I just recently graduated from LMU in 2011 with a 3.5 Cumulative GPA (Cum Laude) and received a 153 on my LSAT from the October 2011 exam. Loyola Law School is my first choice and I would give anything to attend. I have already registered for the December 2011 test to hopefully receive a higher score to make me more competitive. However, since Loyola Law School is my first choice, if I apply to the binding Early Decision program would that increase my chances? I have received scholarships from LMU, participated in many extra curricular activities, and have letters of recommendation from the Chair of the Communication Studies department and from the Associate Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. The application for Loyola Law School is due February 1, 2012 and I fear that turning in my application in January might be too late. Any advice is much appreciated as I will need to make this decision very soon.

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby Danteshek » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:20 pm

No chance. Sorry. You need to improve 7 or 8 points on your LSAT to have a chance. Forget about this cycle and study for June.

PS. Nobody at LLS cares that you went to LMU for undergrad.

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby benito » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:51 pm

A little harsh but true, you have to try to break 160 and unless your personal circumstances preclude it you shouldn't rule out waiting until the next cycle if you can't get your LSAT score up by December. Its not the easiest road for Loyola grads in california right now, but anywhere below that (i.e. Chapman Southwestern etc) makes for a REAL uphill climb

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby 83947368 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:42 am

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby bk1 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:46 am

Lsapp21 wrote:I would give anything to attend.


You really shouldn't. Loyola is not worth anything close to the six figures worth of debt that it costs.

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Larry David
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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby Larry David » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:55 pm

Lsapp21 wrote:I just recently graduated from LMU in 2011 with a 3.5 Cumulative GPA (Cum Laude) and received a 153 on my LSAT from the October 2011 exam. Loyola Law School is my first choice and I would give anything to attend. I have already registered for the December 2011 test to hopefully receive a higher score to make me more competitive. However, since Loyola Law School is my first choice, if I apply to the binding Early Decision program would that increase my chances? I have received scholarships from LMU, participated in many extra curricular activities, and have letters of recommendation from the Chair of the Communication Studies department and from the Associate Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. The application for Loyola Law School is due February 1, 2012 and I fear that turning in my application in January might be too late. Any advice is much appreciated as I will need to make this decision very soon.

If you feel this way why not apply ED see what happens there is not much data on loyola ED so it could be a major bump but I would imagine you would need at least to go up 5+ to have even a slim chance with the ED unless you're a URM

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby Danteshek » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:13 pm

Larry David wrote:
Lsapp21 wrote:I just recently graduated from LMU in 2011 with a 3.5 Cumulative GPA (Cum Laude) and received a 153 on my LSAT from the October 2011 exam. Loyola Law School is my first choice and I would give anything to attend. I have already registered for the December 2011 test to hopefully receive a higher score to make me more competitive. However, since Loyola Law School is my first choice, if I apply to the binding Early Decision program would that increase my chances? I have received scholarships from LMU, participated in many extra curricular activities, and have letters of recommendation from the Chair of the Communication Studies department and from the Associate Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. The application for Loyola Law School is due February 1, 2012 and I fear that turning in my application in January might be too late. Any advice is much appreciated as I will need to make this decision very soon.

If you feel this way why not apply ED see what happens there is not much data on loyola ED so it could be a major bump but I would imagine you would need at least to go up 5+ to have even a slim chance with the ED unless you're a URM


No. There is no way. LSAT is way too low.

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:34 pm

Apply ED & your chances are 50/50 or higher. Last cycle several non-URMS with lower numbers were admitted.

P.S. Last cycle almost 2 dozen students matriculated at #23 Illinois with LSATs of 154 to 146. Not sure of URM status. This info. was released in a recent report studying the improper activity of the former admissions director at Illinois.

P.P.S. Include a standardized testing addendum if your college SATs or ACT scores were not reflective of your actual performance in college.
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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby Larry David » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:36 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Apply ED & your chances are 50/50 or higher. Last cycle several non-URMS with lower numbers were admitted.

P.S. Last cycle almost 2 dozen students matriculated at #23 Illinois with LSATs of 154 to 146. Not sure of URM status. This info. was released in a recent report studying the improper activity of the former admissions director at Illinois.

For real?

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:38 pm

Yes. The report can be found in the TLS thread about the Illinois scandal.

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Larry David
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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby Larry David » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:42 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Yes. The report can be found in the TLS thread about the Illinois scandal.

no the getting into Loyola with a 153/3.5 under ED?

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:59 pm

Yes, just check lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby Danteshek » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:39 pm

It is disappointing that certain TLS members insist on spreading misinformation.

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby soxandthecity » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:31 pm

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Re: Is Loyola Law School Possible for me?

Postby BiglawOrBust » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:26 pm

About what Loyola are you speaking? Ever wonder why there are so many, in so many different cities (I'm including UG here, so don't rip my balls off and proclaim "But there are only two!")?

Also, WTF is LMU? Loyola Marymount?




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