Where should I apply? (3.4, LSAT 175, 4 years WE)

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electriclady
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Where should I apply? (3.4, LSAT 175, 4 years WE)

Postby electriclady » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:19 am

Hi! I decided relatively late in the year that I wanted to apply to law school after working at a big tech company for the last four years. Because I'm not one of those people who knew they wanted to do law since college, I'm catching up on my research to realistically understand what schools I qualify for. I have a strong preference for being in a large city (NY, Boston, Chicago, DC) or in CA, and would really appreciate any advice on where I should apply. Ideally, I would apply to at least a couple schools where I have a high likelihood of getting in so, I'm not entirely screwed this cycle. I'll also be applying later in the cycle (early Jan), due to work/schedule/LOR constraints.

Harvard undergrad - GPA: 3.4 - LSAT: 175 - worked for four years (5, if you include taking a year off to work during college)

Any and all advice appreciated!

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Re: Where should I apply? (3.4, LSAT 175, 4 years WE)

Postby 2020throwaway » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:36 am

A classmate of mine at Columbia has similar stats... for any school that you have serious interest in, I would heavily recommend tailoring your application towards that school to have a better chance of acceptance , and avoiding the waitlist(essay, portion of essay, diversity statement, rec letters). Maybe consider a consulting service if you have the extra cash (Spivey?). Best of luck

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Re: Where should I apply? (3.4, LSAT 175, 4 years WE)

Postby YinFireHare » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:04 pm

Congratulations on that incredible LSAT score.

I'd think you could reasonably get in anywhere with the right application and sometimes, luck. The chances are not zero at any particular school, so you might as well research and think about where YOU would like to attend and go from there.

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Re: Where should I apply? (3.4, LSAT 175, 4 years WE)

Postby Mikey » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:35 pm

apply to all top schools

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congrats on the killer score!

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Re: Where should I apply? (3.4, LSAT 175, 4 years WE)

Postby electriclady » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:38 pm

Thank you all for your help! I'll continue my research, but this is a great start to feeling less clueless. Thanks!




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