What are your chances?

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Pixlbit1
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Pixlbit1 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:11 am

Current School Rank: T2 in the 50s on the West Coast
Overall GPA: 3.67
Rank: Top 16%

What are my chances at:

NYU
Columbia
Fordham
GWU
Georgetown

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emorystud2010
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby emorystud2010 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:29 am

Hey everyone.
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thexfactor
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby thexfactor » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:37 am

Pixlbit1 wrote:Current School Rank: T2 in the 50s on the West Coast
Overall GPA: 3.67
Rank: Top 16%

What are my chances at:

NYU
Columbia
Fordham
GWU
Georgetown


NYU-0
Columbia-0
Fordham- 70%
GWU-70%
Georgetown-5%

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thexfactor
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby thexfactor » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:38 am

Headybrah wrote:45-40 ranked school
Top 13%

shots at

BC, BU, Georgetown, Penn, Berkley, Mich

have decent work experience, Masters and such...


add NW and vandy. They love WE.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby keg411 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:51 am

thexfactor wrote:
Headybrah wrote:45-40 ranked school
Top 13%

shots at

BC, BU, Georgetown, Penn, Berkley, Mich

have decent work experience, Masters and such...


add NW and vandy. They love WE.


Vandy's website indicates you need to have a "compelling reason" to be in Nashville to transfer there.

Headybrah
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Headybrah » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:58 pm

keg411 wrote:
thexfactor wrote:
Headybrah wrote:45-40 ranked school
Top 13%

shots at

BC, BU, Georgetown, Penn, Berkley, Mich

have decent work experience, Masters and such...


add NW and vandy. They love WE.


Vandy's website indicates you need to have a "compelling reason" to be in Nashville to transfer there.


any idea of shot at BC BU Georgetown, penn, berk or Mich?

Little worried Im just outside top 10% and not sure what kind of hard cut-off that is. This site leads me to believe its pretty stringent but logic sayeth it is not so much

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Vronsky » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:01 pm

Headybrah wrote:
keg411 wrote:
thexfactor wrote:
Headybrah wrote:45-40 ranked school
Top 13%

shots at

BC, BU, Georgetown, Penn, Berkley, Mich

have decent work experience, Masters and such...


add NW and vandy. They love WE.


Vandy's website indicates you need to have a "compelling reason" to be in Nashville to transfer there.


any idea of shot at BC BU Georgetown, penn, berk or Mich?

Little worried Im just outside top 10% and not sure what kind of hard cut-off that is. This site leads me to believe its pretty stringent but logic sayeth it is not so much


Probably a decent shot at GULC, particularly later in the summer once some kids get into better schools and withdraw, but below top 10%, you probably don't have a good chance at PBM. The problem with BC and BU is that they don't have larger transfer classes.

Headybrah
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Headybrah » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:09 pm

Probably a decent shot at GULC, particularly later in the summer once some kids get into better schools and withdraw, but below top 10%, you probably don't have a good chance at PBM. The problem with BC and BU is that they don't have larger transfer classes.


yeah thats what I thought any other schools I should look into?

Im thinking UCLA - but I really want to be in New England but guess I can suffer in CA - I am a past resident of the state

JRD
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby JRD » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:24 pm

I'm currently at Michigan State COL ranked #95. Right now I have a 4.0 GPA and I'm just waiting on one last 2 Credit Class grade to come in. I have 4 JP awards (booked Civ Pro I, Contracts I, Property, and Contracts II) and was ranked #1 last semester. Hopefully I'll still be #1 after this semester.
I'm focusing mostly on getting into Michigan so what do you think my chances are there. Furthermore, where else do you think I should aim at.
I'd like BigLaw in the end run (for like 4 years before it steals my soul), not too excited to work in the NY market but I'd do it if need be. I'm more interested in working in Chicago or Boston.

Let me know if I left anything out.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:31 pm

keg411 wrote:
Vandy's website indicates you need to have a "compelling reason" to be in Nashville to transfer there.



You're not thinking of UT?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby hadokenstyle » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:27 pm

Hi
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johnB86
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby johnB86 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:12 pm

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slickwilly
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby slickwilly » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:24 pm

school in the 90s west coast thinking about moving back the NY
not all of the numbers are in but its looking like a 3.45 top 15%
thinking about:
Fordham
Brooklyn (is the jump worth giving up $)
cornell

On another note I am currently not getting any $ from the school what kind of help can I reasonably expect negotiating for?

Thanks

maf70
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby maf70 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:47 pm

slickwilly wrote:school in the 90s west coast thinking about moving back the NY
not all of the numbers are in but its looking like a 3.45 top 15%
thinking about:
Fordham
Brooklyn (is the jump worth giving up $)
cornell

On another note I am currently not getting any $ from the school what kind of help can I reasonably expect negotiating for?

Thanks


Some schools play ball with negotiating scholarships...others dont. Top 15% is a no go at Cornell. You have a good shot at Fordham and should be a lock at Brooklyn. Fordham doesnt let transfers do early interview week (as far as Ive read on this forum), so thats something to consider.

Good luck.

AugustaMasters
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby AugustaMasters » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:23 pm

Stats:
Lower T1
Ranked top 3% first semester with 3.9X
Slight GPA increase after second semester (waiting on one more grade)
Good letters of rec

Applying to:
NYU
Columbia
Penn

Anywhere else I should be applying? I understand people say to apply early, but what is more important: applying early or going complete early? I plan on reusing my two letters of rec so I should be able to go complete fairly quickly, I hope I am not already at a disadvantage. I will have my personal statement for NYU and Columbia done this week and will work on the Penn essays this weekend.

Thank you.

Headybrah
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Headybrah » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:06 pm

AugustaMasters wrote:Stats:
Lower T1
Ranked top 3% first semester with 3.9X
Slight GPA increase after second semester (waiting on one more grade)
Good letters of rec

Applying to:
NYU
Columbia
Penn

Anywhere else I should be applying? I understand people say to apply early, but what is more important: applying early or going complete early? I plan on reusing my two letters of rec so I should be able to go complete fairly quickly, I hope I am not already at a disadvantage. I will have my personal statement for NYU and Columbia done this week and will work on the Penn essays this weekend.


why not harvard?
Chicago


you should be pretty solid - perhaps throw in a safety - but congrats on crushing your first year
Thank you.

cc1236
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby cc1236 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:15 pm

Thanks.
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ka393110
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby ka393110 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:39 pm

Hello all... I made a new username to post this question because it was too obvious who I was with my other one but just got my grades back.... ended up with a cum. gpa of 3.52 that places me between 8-13% percentile... in a week I will get my exact rank. School is lower 80s

Georgetown
Fordam
GW
UCLA
Emory

Any suggestions on other schools to shoot an application too? Obviously am hoping for Georgetown, I think that would be a pretty big reach though. Thoughts?

Thanks so much!

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Vronsky
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Vronsky » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:34 pm

Vronsky wrote:
lawloser22 wrote:
Vronsky wrote:School Rank: T2 in 80s (NYC area)
GPA: 3.82 first sem/3.95 second sem
Overall 3.88 (on a 3.0-3.19 curve)
no official rank yet but probably top 3%, possibly top 2%
First semester - 2 Cali awards
UVA undergrad, but shitty LSAT/GPA (does that matter for H?)
1 year of interesting WE in a foreign culture
solid PS and LORs from two profs w/Cali awards

Chances at:
H: you'd need to be #1 for a 50/50 shot
CLS: 55%
NYU: 55%
Penn: 60%
UVA: you'll need significant VA ties to be considered. 50%
GULC (deferred EA): don't bother

Should I add Berkley and UCLA? Don't have any real connections to the west coast, but it's pretty nice out there!


Yeah, apply to Berkeley and submit ASAP. Don't bother with UCLA.


Why don't both with these GULC/UCLA?
Also, I don't have any significant ties to VA, but did go to UVA undergrad as an out-of-stater (pretty freaking hard to get in). Does that count or create a slight bump?



just got ranking...... 3/349! holy shit! top 1%! please tell me its at least worth the app fee for H...

floggered
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby floggered » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:25 pm

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jstn1104
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby jstn1104 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:45 pm

I ended up ranked #8 at a top 50 school, puts me just outside the top 3% (I'm in the top 3.25%). I also have 3 CALI awards and will certainly be invited onto Law Review.

As I mentioned a couple pages ago, I've already applied to a few other schools, but do I have a realistic shot at Harvard, or should I save my $?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby schwar46 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:22 pm

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blurbz
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby blurbz » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:40 pm

School ranked 20-25, ranked in top 8%.

Top 14. Anything worth it?

mebeSajid
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby mebeSajid » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:35 am

T35:

Don't have all my grades back yet, but GPA will be between 3.8 - 3.9 (top 6-7% most likely). Any shot at CCN?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby mebeSajid » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:55 pm

mebeSajid wrote:T35:

Don't have all my grades back yet, but GPA will be between 3.8 - 3.9 (top 6-7% most likely). Any shot at CCN?


Well, make that 3.9+ barring a disaster, which is likely top 2-3%. Any shot at YHSCCN? School is ranked #35.




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