What are your chances?

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rogermurdoch
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby rogermurdoch » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:34 am

4.19 at a T2 in the 50's. Current rank is around top 3% with a strong chance of finishing #1. Four book awards and five years of work experience pre-LS as executive for a small non-profit.

Chances at H, S, Chicago, and Penn? No ties anywhere.

Dead Parrot
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Dead Parrot » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:59 pm

3.499 at University of Baltimore. Historical data suggest I'm just outside the top 10%.

Chances at Maryland? George Washington?

Second question: Would it be worth transferring to Maryland? I have a 60% scholarship at UB.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby CTC13 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:43 pm

finished 1st semester with 4.0 at a T25 school in a major east coast market. it should put me comfortably within the top ~1-3% (extrapolating from cutoffs given for class of 2014), though we don't calculate until the end of the year. i have 3-4 years of solid work experience. chances at Chicago ED?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby rogermurdoch » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:17 pm

Can anybody comment?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby quiver » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:08 pm

rogermurdoch wrote:Can anybody comment?

quiver wrote:Dear 1Ls, please stop asking for chances with only one semester of grades. Unless you're asking about EA/ED chances, you need to wait until you have a full year of grades before you can get any meaningful advice.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby rogermurdoch » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:20 am

quiver wrote:
rogermurdoch wrote:Can anybody comment?

quiver wrote:Dear 1Ls, please stop asking for chances with only one semester of grades. Unless you're asking about EA/ED chances, you need to wait until you have a full year of grades before you can get any meaningful advice.

:roll:

Right now the majority of the posts on the first page of this forum are 1Ls with one semester of grades asking about transfer chances.

I'm a part-time student with three semesters of grades. The grades from my remaining 1L courses will not substantially change my GPA. Am I allowed to get advice now?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby juzam_djinn » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:09 am

rogermurdoch wrote:
quiver wrote:
rogermurdoch wrote:Can anybody comment?

quiver wrote:Dear 1Ls, please stop asking for chances with only one semester of grades. Unless you're asking about EA/ED chances, you need to wait until you have a full year of grades before you can get any meaningful advice.

:roll:

Right now the majority of the posts on the first page of this forum are 1Ls with one semester of grades asking about transfer chances.

I'm a part-time student with three semesters of grades. The grades from my remaining 1L courses will not substantially change my GPA. Am I allowed to get advice now?


probably weak chances at h/s, stronger if you can pull #1

keep in mind, fellow 1L here

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby nebbersa » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:18 am

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Volake » Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:57 am

1L at uiuc at 5% with 2nd semester grades. 2 book awards in substantive classes.

Chances at any of the top 14? Which?

Thanks for your input.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby paintbynumbers » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:36 am

3.261 (3.0 curve) at tier 2, school doesn't rank but know ~3.5 is top 10%.
1 year WE on Capitol Hill. Want to try to transfer to GWU for Hill internships during school year and work there as counsel on a committee or for Fed Govt after school.

Any chance?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby demondeac85 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:25 am

stillwater wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:3.89/4.00 (8 out of 197) @ Mid-T1

Looking at Chicago (ED), Berkeley, H/Y/S...

Chances?


With that rank, you should probably forego the ED option and see if you can snag HYS if you repeat.


Do you have regional ties to HYS? I've heard that plays pretty big into their decisions.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby demondeac85 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:28 am

Top 8% at T35 school, my name says it all, ok work experience, CALI one class, and decent LOR's, chances at T14? No strong preference on where to live. Oh yeah, and partial scholly at my current school.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby demondeac85 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:29 am

paintbynumbers wrote:3.261 (3.0 curve) at tier 2, school doesn't rank but know ~3.5 is top 10%.
1 year WE on Capitol Hill. Want to try to transfer to GWU for Hill internships during school year and work there as counsel on a committee or for Fed Govt after school.

Any chance?


Try Georgetown, they take a lot of transfers.

demondeac85
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby demondeac85 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:31 am

nebbersa wrote:I am a 1L and at the end of both semesters, approx. 10%-15% (most likely missed top 10% by .01 gpa point) from a school in the 60s-70s.
UCLA
USC
Georgetown
Berkeley

Thanks for your input.


Probably a shot at Georgetown, and possibly USC or UCLA. I've hear Berkeley is weird but I'm sure you know by their website they're looking for 3-5%.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby demondeac85 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:34 am

rogermurdoch wrote:4.19 at a T2 in the 50's. Current rank is around top 3% with a strong chance of finishing #1. Four book awards and five years of work experience pre-LS as executive for a small non-profit.

Chances at H, S, Chicago, and Penn? No ties anywhere.


I hear if you're #1 from a T2 you've got an outside shot at H,S but Chicago might be your best bet.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby demondeac85 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:54 am

Volake wrote:1L at uiuc at 5% with 2nd semester grades. 2 book awards in substantive classes.

Chances at any of the top 14? Which?

Thanks for your input.


I just wrote this but I've heard regional ties are important. You've probably got a shot at 4-14.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby overkillhsc » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:36 pm

Just got grades back, currently at a law school in the mid-20s. Cumulatively, I barely missed the cut for top 20% of my class. First semester, right at the curve with a 3.3, second semester, 3.9, above the cutoff for top 5% of the class in that semester. Had a parent die during finals week first semester. Any comments at my chances at UVA/GULC/Duke?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:45 pm

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Robert Paulson » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:59 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:I'm from CA, so I figure my odds are best with S. No regional ties to H or Y, but one of my letters of rec is from a law professor who graduated from H (I've also been working for her as an RA for the past few months).

GPA stayed the same after second semester grades, but ranking moved up to 3 out of 196 (apparently someone dropped out). Also CALI'd constitutional law.


What are your career goals, scholarship, and school region? Your numbers are competitive for HSB, but you're also giving up that killer rank and law review if you leave. I would send out apps and then make the tough choice.

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:18 pm

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Robert Paulson
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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Robert Paulson » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:50 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:
Robert Paulson wrote:
brotherdarkness wrote:I'm from CA, so I figure my odds are best with S. No regional ties to H or Y, but one of my letters of rec is from a law professor who graduated from H (I've also been working for her as an RA for the past few months).

GPA stayed the same after second semester grades, but ranking moved up to 3 out of 196 (apparently someone dropped out). Also CALI'd constitutional law.


What are your career goals, scholarship, and school region? Your numbers are competitive for HSB, but you're also giving up that killer rank and law review if you leave. I would send out apps and then make the tough choice.


My greatest aspiration is academia, which necessitates a transfer. However, I'm fully aware that it's a nearly unattainable dream and would be quite happy with biglaw, which is achievable at my current school.

My school is in Illinois with Chicago being the primary market for our OCI. I chose this school because I have a large amount of family in Chicago and would be very happy living and practicing in Chicago. I'd be equally happy living and practicing in San Fran, so I'll be applying to both S and B.

I currently have a 50% scholarship. My school's dean called me about a week ago and encouraged me to apply for a transfer and, if accepted, come back to him with an offer in-hand to discuss a possible scholarship increase. If a full-ride is on the table and I'm not accepted at either H or S, I'd likely choose to stay here with my rank, law review and nearly debt-free education rather than abandon ship for U of C, Columbia, or Berkeley (the other schools to which I'm planning on applying).

I should also note that my school took a big hit in the rankings this year and dropped from mid-T1 to low-T1, which makes me less confident about my transfer prospects.


Wow. I am shocked that your dean encouraged you to send out transfer apps. Best of luck with your cycle. Also, do you want to clerk or do big law after law school, since no one really goes directly into academia

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:05 pm

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby EMH99 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:24 pm

Top 10-20% at T20-40. Chances at Penn, UVA, Duke, GULC? Any others I should apply to?

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby Sav » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:27 pm

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Re: What are your chances?

Postby brotherdarkness » Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:48 pm

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