Top 10% at BC into T14?

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lawschool44
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Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby lawschool44 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:35 pm

I finished the first semester at BC with 3.67 (A- in contracts/torts/property) - want to know if I have any chance of getting into any of the T14 schools? Just for numbers - my LSAT was 163, UGPA 3.88...

thanks in advanced!

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby eastcoast_iub » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:46 pm

Depends, where in the T14?

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby Wholigan » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:49 pm

There is a poster here, Kaiser, who was top 10% at either BC or BU, I can't remember which (or maybe he didn't say), and I believe got into NYU and Penn.

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby lawschool44 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:33 pm

i'm not 100% set on any of the schools - i just feel that i need to get into a higher ranked school if i want to compete...ideally would love H/Y/NYU but i don't think that would happen, but maybe i could have a chance at GULC/etc.?

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby 3|ink » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:50 pm

From what I've read I'm pretty sure you have a fair shot.

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby eastcoast_iub » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:53 pm

Personally, I don't think GULC is worth it. If your goal is BigLaw, their placement isn't stellar enough to justify the debt.

It might only be worth it if 1)DC is your target and 2)your not forgoing any scholly money at BC. Even then, though, being a big fish at a smaller pond might give you an edge.

I am in a similar position to you (~5% at T23) and think that xferring is only worth it for T10.

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:43 am

Top 10% at Boston College should get several T-14 offers, but not H,Y or S, in my opinion.

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby run26.2 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:39 am

lawschool44 wrote:i'm not 100% set on any of the schools - i just feel that i need to get into a higher ranked school if i want to compete...ideally would love H/Y/NYU but i don't think that would happen, but maybe i could have a chance at GULC/etc.?

H and Y are probably out unless you move up a bit. NYU would be in play at top 10%, though, from BC.

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby concurrent fork » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:16 pm

Lower T14 isn't worth making the transfer -- you should be aiming for CCN. You're within the range they accept but still a somewhat borderline candidate, so a lot will depend on Spring grades. Start thinking about LORs and get your apps done early.

I would also prepare an app for HLS just in case. You won't have a chance unless you book every class this semester, but you never know.

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby Cupidity » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:22 pm

Are you sure that is top 10%? Sounds like you might be 2 or 3 students below, and that cutoff matters to schools like Chicago.

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby Cupidity » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:23 pm

concurrent fork wrote:Lower T14 isn't worth making the transfer -- you should be aiming for CCN.


As a BU student with Top 10% who struck out OCI, along with 3 other friends with similar grades, I respectfully disagree.

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby concurrent fork » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:39 pm

Cupidity wrote:
concurrent fork wrote:Lower T14 isn't worth making the transfer -- you should be aiming for CCN.


As a BU student with Top 10% who struck out OCI, along with 3 other friends with similar grades, I respectfully disagree.

Man that's harsh, sorry to hear it. I was told that a good number of transfers into GULC struck out too, so it's hard to say whether it would have improved your chances by much. I don't know the success rates from Cornell or UVA, they might make a bigger difference (although one takes a very tiny class and the other requires residency).

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Re: Top 10% at BC into T14?

Postby zonto » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:01 pm

Cupidity wrote:Are you sure that is top 10%? Sounds like you might be 2 or 3 students below, and that cutoff matters to schools like Chicago.

3.67 at BC (assuming the same curve as last year's 1L class) would be top ~6-7%.

OP, the question is how did your objective memo scores turn out? :wink:




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