Boston College Law School - 2013

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Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby NewtonCampusKid » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:05 am

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby deadlinguo » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:06 am

What were the chances of getting off the waitlist here in years past?

As you can tell I am extremely confident about my application.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby TTH » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:20 pm

This should probably be moved to the class of 13 forum.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby imisscollege » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:47 pm

speaking from personal experience (as a result of being waitlisted then rejected by bc/bu even though I was inside and a bit above bc's #'s), i want to say that work experience is very important. that is why i am working now and doing the whole thing again.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby sullidop » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:51 am

Having gone through this experience last year I'll be happy to field questions about BC's application process. PM me or post.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby missvik218 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:06 am

BC and I are fighting right now because they don't find me impressive enough to wave my application fee :x

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:09 am

BC is an LSAT game, BU is mostly a GPA game. A lot of people get into one and not the other depending on how they split.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby daniel5215 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:14 am

LSAT 169
UGPA 3.2
Chinese int'l app
Any chance in at BC?

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby imisscollege » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:12 am

Blindmelon wrote:BC is an LSAT game, BU is mostly a GPA game. A lot of people get into one and not the other depending on how they split.


based on my convos last year with them (the bu one in person), I want to disagree to some degree.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:13 am

How about me with a 3.5 and 168?

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:36 am

imisscollege wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:BC is an LSAT game, BU is mostly a GPA game. A lot of people get into one and not the other depending on how they split.


based on my convos last year with them (the bu one in person), I want to disagree to some degree.


How so? I'm at BU right now and know lots of people that didn't get into BC. I also have a lot of friends who got into BC, but not BU. Its really weird being that they are peer school in almost every aspect.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:38 am

Pearalegal wrote:How about me with a 3.5 and 168?


I'd say you're an in at BC, but a WL/In at BU. Can't you do better than BC/BU with those numbers though? I would think you could pull of a Vand/UCLA/UT.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby missvik218 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:38 am

Blindmelon wrote:
imisscollege wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:BC is an LSAT game, BU is mostly a GPA game. A lot of people get into one and not the other depending on how they split.


based on my convos last year with them (the bu one in person), I want to disagree to some degree.


How so? I'm at BU right now and know lots of people that didn't get into BC. I also have a lot of friends who got into BC, but not BU. Its really weird being that they are peer school in almost every aspect.

I think imisscollege may have been talking about BC being LSAT heavy in admissions and BU being GPA heavy. From what I've heard/read it seems to be the other way around?!

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:42 am

Blindmelon wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:How about me with a 3.5 and 168?


I'd say you're an in at BC, but a WL/In at BU. Can't you do better than BC/BU with those numbers though? I would think you could pull of a Vand/UCLA/UT.


Boo Vandy, hate that place.

I've pretty much applied everywhere though. Thanks!

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:48 am

Pearalegal wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:How about me with a 3.5 and 168?


I'd say you're an in at BC, but a WL/In at BU. Can't you do better than BC/BU with those numbers though? I would think you could pull of a Vand/UCLA/UT.


Boo Vandy, hate that place.

I've pretty much applied everywhere though. Thanks!


Don't let Observationalist hear you say that. I would have an absolute fit if someone said it about my school.

Also, your numbers give you like a 50/50 shot at Cornell. You would probably get decent money from most of the T30.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby terpette » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:50 am

what about a 3.81 and 166 (Sept) and 164 (June)

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:53 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
Don't let Observationalist hear you say that. I would have an absolute fit if someone said it about my school.

Also, your numbers give you like a 50/50 shot at Cornell. You would probably get decent money from most of the T30.



Eesh, you're right. To clarify...the reasons I detest Vanderbilt are purely personal. A group of students there made facebook group about me and one dude pushed me into a wall when I was on the campus. This was all ugrad (little f'ers), and obviously not a reflection of the school as a whole. I admire anyone who gets into Vandy and hope they love it.

However, I'm not going near that place again, too many bad memories.

Cornell is actually one of my very top, applied EA. I was waitlisted at UVA, with a very kind note from Jason Dugas telling me to let him know the results of my Dec LSAT as soon as I get them. So, hopefully it will work out.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby OperaSoprano » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:00 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
Don't let Observationalist hear you say that. I would have an absolute fit if someone said it about my school.

Also, your numbers give you like a 50/50 shot at Cornell. You would probably get decent money from most of the T30.



Eesh, you're right. To clarify...the reasons I detest Vanderbilt are purely personal. A group of students there made facebook group about me and one dude pushed me into a wall when I was on the campus. This was all ugrad (little f'ers), and obviously not a reflection of the school as a whole. I admire anyone who gets into Vandy and hope they love it.

However, I'm not going near that place again, too many bad memories.

Cornell is actually one of my very top, applied EA. I was waitlisted at UVA, with a very kind note from Jason Dugas telling me to let him know the results of my Dec LSAT as soon as I get them. So, hopefully it will work out.


Wow, that is really horrible. I'm sorry. I hear the law students are all really cool, though (and if Observationalist is a representative sample, they possibly put my own classmates to shame).

You are wise to retake. I'm happy where I am, but I will always look back and wonder what I might have gotten with proper studying. (I got a 164, so maybe 170 was possible?)

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:02 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
You are wise to retake. I'm happy where I am, but I will always look back and wonder what I might have gotten with proper studying. (I got a 164, so maybe 170 was possible?)


Thanks! Here's hoping!

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby imisscollege » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:11 pm

BC rejected me last year, BU waitlisted me (3.55 or so, 165). I now have more like a 3.7 and a 168 so I'm hoping for better luck with both of them. I was under the impression that I got rejected by BC after being deferred EA because of my lowish gpa and my lack of work experience and the BU admissions person told me that with even one or definitely two points higher on the lsat even if the GPA remains the same, I would have a very very good shot. That's why I said that.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby Blindmelon » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:12 pm

imisscollege wrote:BC rejected me last year, BU waitlisted me (3.55 or so, 165). I now have more like a 3.7 and a 168 so I'm hoping for better luck with both of them. I was under the impression that I got rejected by BC after being deferred EA because of my lowish gpa and my lack of work experience and the BU admissions person told me that with even one or definitely two points higher on the lsat even if the GPA remains the same, I would have a very very good shot. That's why I said that.


Ah gotcha. The medians would say otherwise though. BC's medians are 3.5 and 166, while no one has BU's new numbers, they'll probably hover around 3.7 165. Also, look at LSN, BU seems to be more GPA focused, and BC seems to almost have an LSAT wall. With your new numbers, you're a shoe in w/$ at both. I have a friend with a 168/3.9 who got 25k a year from BU. I think you should DEFINITELY be setting your sites higher though, unless you really want to be in Boston. Anecdotally, I love BU.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby sullidop » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:37 am

terpette wrote:what about a 3.81 and 166 (Sept) and 164 (June)


I'd say in...but who knows what this application pool will look like.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby sullidop » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:38 am

missvik218 wrote:BC and I are fighting right now because they don't find me impressive enough to wave my application fee :x


Lol, BC only accepts LSAC feewaivers. It's been tried before.

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Re: Boston College Law School - 2013

Postby sullidop » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:40 am

daniel5215 wrote:LSAT 169
UGPA 3.2
Chinese int'l app
Any chance in at BC?


With a 169, I'd definitely say that you have a shot. I'm not sure how much BC weights intl status, but it can't hurt--they're always going on about diversity and stuff like that.




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