What are your chances?

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Transferthrowaway
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Transferthrowaway » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:50 pm

Top 1-2% at a t-30. Sterling recommendations. Applied as a big splitter.

Shooting for H,Y,S, Chi, Columbia.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawschoolftw » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:02 pm

Top 10-15 percent (closer to 10) at GW. Chances at H C & N

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:00 pm

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:26 pm

I'd say you have a good shot at all except Yale, unless you are literally first or second in your class.

Columbia likely, Chi good shot - the trinity are long shots though imo


Transferthrowaway wrote:Top 1-2% at a t-30. Sterling recommendations. Applied as a big splitter.

Shooting for H,Y,S, Chi, Columbia.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:26 pm

H - likely no

CCN - good shot - I'd say around 25-30%

lawschoolftw wrote:Top 10-15 percent (closer to 10) at GW. Chances at H C & N

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:27 pm

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby artist9517 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:26 pm

TTTT School
GPA: 2.94 on a 2.3 curve
Rank: 67/264

Looking to transfer to FSU, FIU, Rutgers, CUNY

LAvolleyJD
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby LAvolleyJD » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:07 am

T2 in 70s
GPA: 3.74
Rank: 7/220 or 3 %

UCLA, USC, Columbia, Chicago?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:50 am

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:56 am

LAvolleyJD wrote:T2 in 70s
GPA: 3.74
Rank: 7/220 or 3 %

UCLA, USC, Columbia, Chicago?


Good shot at UCLA and USC - 40-50%

Columbia - 25%

Chicago - 20% (just because they take so few transfers)

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:57 am

So, while I'm complete at Chicago and Northwestern waiting for a decision, I just found out that my undergrad decided not to send some form to NYU and Columbia - so I'm still not being reviewed by them. How bad does this hurt my chances?

Top 3% at top 25 school.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby LAvolleyJD » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:46 am

lawschoolgrapedme wrote:
LAvolleyJD wrote:T2 in 70s
GPA: 3.74
Rank: 7/220 or 3 %

UCLA, USC, Columbia, Chicago?


Good shot at UCLA and USC - 40-50%

Columbia - 25%

Chicago - 20% (just because they take so few transfers)




Thanks. Does the fact that I went to UCLA undergrad help my chances at all for UCLA? I figure it doesn't matter for the other schools but who knows

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby SalamiCutter » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:51 am

lawschoolgrapedme wrote:
SalamiCutter wrote:School: Tier 4 in Georgia
Program: I am in the part-time (I know that outs the school I'm at), I've completed 18 hrs and will have 24 hrs of credit completed at the end of the summer.
Rank: Top 1%
Academic Awards: 2 CALI Awards and a Moot Court spot


Applied:
UGA -- Being reviewed by the Admissions Board. I know being part-time will probably hinder my admissions here, but coming from a family of UGA fans, had to at least try.
Georgia State -- Complete and ready for review; I got priority waitlisted here during last year's general admissions cycle so I'm hoping that will help.

What do y'all think my chances are?



I'd say you definately have the grades - and the in-state will work in your favor. The issue is how much will being a part time student hurt you? I do not know.


Thanks lawschoolgrapedme. Anyone else out there have any idea how trying to transfer from a mixed PT/FT school as a PT student to a full FT school might affect my chances?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby constant20 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:46 pm

School #50
3.72 GPA
Top 10% (a little better even)

App in at Florida.

Thoughts? The waiting is killing me.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:59 pm

constant20 wrote:School #50
3.72 GPA
Top 10% (a little better even)

App in at Florida.

Thoughts? The waiting is killing me.



You're at a #50 school now? If so I think you should be an auto-admit transfer to U Florida.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:05 pm

artist9517 wrote:TTTT School
GPA: 2.94 on a 2.3 curve
Rank: 67/264

Looking to transfer to FSU, FIU, Rutgers, CUNY


??? Holy crap... the median is twoooo point three??? I was going to say how can you be 67/264 if median is 3.3 and you have a 3.94 (would have thought you'd be higher), but now I'm just trying to get my head around this.


But I would think it's worth shooting out the apps. I would try to stress that you are right about the top 25% mark (67/264=25.38) if possible.. CUNY prob very good shot I think, not sure about the others, though I think you have some shot at all of them.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby constant20 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:11 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
constant20 wrote:School #50
3.72 GPA
Top 10% (a little better even)

App in at Florida.

Thoughts? The waiting is killing me.



You're at a #50 school now? If so I think you should be an auto-admit transfer to U Florida.


lol; yes at #50 now, it's a geography thing, want to practice in FL. Hopefully they feel the same as you.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:29 pm

constant20 wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:
constant20 wrote:School #50
3.72 GPA
Top 10% (a little better even)

App in at Florida.

Thoughts? The waiting is killing me.



You're at a #50 school now? If so I think you should be an auto-admit transfer to U Florida.


lol; yes at #50 now, it's a geography thing, want to practice in FL. Hopefully they feel the same as you.



You've prob missed most of the deadlines, but did you consider applying to any T14+ schools? Those could prob get you back to FL after school I think. Though if you want to be in FL during the rest of law school then obviously that wouldn't make sense. And I do think the vast majority of schools have a July 1st transfer deadline.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby constant20 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:10 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
constant20 wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:
constant20 wrote:School #50
3.72 GPA
Top 10% (a little better even)

App in at Florida.

Thoughts? The waiting is killing me.



You're at a #50 school now? If so I think you should be an auto-admit transfer to U Florida.


lol; yes at #50 now, it's a geography thing, want to practice in FL. Hopefully they feel the same as you.



You've prob missed most of the deadlines, but did you consider applying to any T14+ schools? Those could prob get you back to FL after school I think. Though if you want to be in FL during the rest of law school then obviously that wouldn't make sense. And I do think the vast majority of schools have a July 1st transfer deadline.


Yeah, it's more the latter, wanting to get back to FL now; I'm honest enough to admit a move to the Northeast didn't work as well as I thought. Went into law school with no plans on transferring, after fall thought about the in-town T14 but as the year went on, I decided to apply to Florida, closely equivalent to the school I'm at now, but essentially moving back to home state (Florida is my UGrad).

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby artist9517 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:28 am

Lawquacious wrote:
artist9517 wrote:TTTT School
GPA: 2.94 on a 2.3 curve
Rank: 67/264

Looking to transfer to FSU, FIU, Rutgers, CUNY


??? Holy crap... the median is twoooo point three??? I was going to say how can you be 67/264 if median is 3.3 and you have a 3.94 (would have thought you'd be higher), but now I'm just trying to get my head around this.


But I would think it's worth shooting out the apps. I would try to stress that you are right about the top 25% mark (67/264=25.38) if possible.. CUNY prob very good shot I think, not sure about the others, though I think you have some shot at all of them.


Yeah, my school curves to a hard C. 5-10% WILL fail out every year. Let's just say that for most of my classes only 1 or 2 A's were given. I only chose this school because of location. Now I have the ability to move. My family is in NY so we are thinking about moving there but my reach school is FSU. I've been biting my nails ever since I submitted my application. I put a lot of emphasis on my A in Legal Research & Writing and my strong showing in the Moot Court competition. I'm just hoping that it's good enough :-/

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby acore8604 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:09 am

I need some honest feedback becuase I don't know whether I should put down the deposit on UVA Law while I wait on Penn, NYU, Columbia, Harvard, and Yale

I'm at at T20 school
Top 2-3% with a 4.0 gpa (converted to a 4.0 scale)
Law Review, 1 CALI
I'm transfering purely for location, I'm from Boston trying to find a school that will have better connects to that market.

What are my chances?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby shadowgirl618 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:22 am

shadowgirl618 wrote:School: 80s in NY
Rank: Top 6%, 3.69

Applying to:
NYU
Columbia
UCLA (personal tie to California)

What are my chances?

Thanks.


Please and thank you :)

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Regionality » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:26 am

shadowgirl618 wrote:
shadowgirl618 wrote:School: 80s in NY
Rank: Top 6%, 3.69

Applying to:
NYU
Columbia
UCLA (personal tie to California)

What are my chances?

Thanks.


Please and thank you :)


NYU: 20%
Columbia: 20%
UCLA (personal tie to California): 50% if you play up the personal ties

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby bmic » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:58 pm

3.58 GPA from a school in the 80s that doesn't rank.
I applied to BU, BC, and UConn.

Don't worry, I can take it if I don't have a good shot, I'm just curious (I already applied)

lawschoolgrapedme
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby lawschoolgrapedme » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:09 pm

shadowgirl618 wrote:
shadowgirl618 wrote:School: 80s in NY
Rank: Top 6%, 3.69

Applying to:
NYU
Columbia
UCLA (personal tie to California)

What are my chances?

Thanks.


Please and thank you :)


NYU & Columbia - 15% (maybe 20-25% since school in NY)

UCLA - 30%

just an opinion - I have no background on this




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