What are your chances? I'll chance you

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aca0260
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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby aca0260 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:11 pm

Classygal87 wrote:T40 Top 8%
Looking at NYU, Duke, Georgetown,Vandy


You'll probably get GULC and Vandy. You likely won't get Duke and NYU. I don't think Vandy is worth it for you, and you'll have to think hard about whether GULC is.

zjs4
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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby zjs4 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:17 pm

T15, in the top 6% range.

Consideringtransferring, specifically Harvard, Columbia, or NYU. Shot at any of them??

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby keg411 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:42 pm

zjs4 wrote:T15, in the top 6% range.

Consideringtransferring, specifically Harvard, Columbia, or NYU. Shot at any of them??


Only transfer if you get H AND if it would be cheaper then wherever you currently go. You're in easily at CLS/NYU but I don't see either as worth it for you.

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby Skyblaze » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:35 am

3.83 at Top 30. I don't have my rank yet (and my school only releases 5 point percentage bands anyway). Historically the cutoff for top 5 percent has been 3.7ish I believe, but who knows. At a CA school and want to practice in CA. CA resident too.

Already applied to Berkeley and Stanford. Applying to Harvard, Columbia, and maybe Chicago or Penn.

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby hallet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:13 am

Alright long shot here. UCLA from a 45-55 in LA market. should land right in the top 20%. I have a summer associateship at big law, don't know if that helps or not. Is there a chance or is it pointless?

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby keg411 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:12 am

Skyblaze wrote:3.83 at Top 30. I don't have my rank yet (and my school only releases 5 point percentage bands anyway). Historically the cutoff for top 5 percent has been 3.7ish I believe, but who knows. At a CA school and want to practice in CA. CA resident too.

Already applied to Berkeley and Stanford. Applying to Harvard, Columbia, and maybe Chicago or Penn.


If 3.7 is top 5%:
IN at Berkeley, Penn
LIKELY IN at Columbia
MAYBE at Chicago (small class size)
LIKELY OUT at Harvard
OUT at Stanford (unless S undergrad or one of your recommendations is from a S alumni who will go to bat for you).

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby keg411 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:16 am

hallet wrote:Alright long shot here. UCLA from a 45-55 in LA market. should land right in the top 20%. I have a summer associateship at big law, don't know if that helps or not. Is there a chance or is it pointless?


Just try to get an offer from your SA firm and then you're in good shape, school ranking be damned.

That said, since your school is the in the LA market, I'd imagine a lot of people higher than you in terms of rank will probably apply, so at top 20% it may be too competitive. Like I said, focus on getting an offer.

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby lawgrl14 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:53 am

School Rank: 18-20
Class Rank: Top 3-5%
Unique Softs: 4 years WE (started a successful small business), published law review article as 1L, targeted letter to H from family member/alum, family in Bos/Chi

Applying to: YHCCN

TNFSkier16
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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby TNFSkier16 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:35 am

3.16/ Top 28%/ Low T2 - GW, WM, GM, WL

(I got into GW - wondering if I could get into the other schools)

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby canesfan1986 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:36 am

Now that I finally have my grades back, someone chance me.

School: 60s
Rank: Don't know yet, but either #1 or #2 out of about 450.
GPA: 3.94

Applied to: Harvard, Columbia, NYU, and Penn.

Zagsundevil52
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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby Zagsundevil52 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:27 pm

Gonzaga top 10% (barely) .. Decent softs, good summer job . 1 CALI.. Want to transfer to ucla or USC and get into Sports entertainment law

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby jumpingship » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:39 pm

Rank 8-9% T25-20

1 Book award, 2 skills awards

No ties to any of the regions

Berkeley, Penn, NYU, Columbia, NorthW

Thanks

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby Vronsky » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:34 pm

lawgrl14 wrote:School Rank: 18-20
Class Rank: Top 3-5%
Unique Softs: 4 years WE (started a successful small business), published law review article as 1L, targeted letter to H from family member/alum, family in Bos/Chi

Applying to: YHCCN

Yes for HCCN, no for Y... but acutally maybe seeing as you published. Would you take Y over H if you got both?

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby Vronsky » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:35 pm

TNFSkier16 wrote:3.16/ Top 28%/ Low T2 - GW, WM, GM, WL

(I got into GW - wondering if I could get into the other schools)

I'm not very familiar outside the T14 but I doubt it. Isn't GW better than the rest, anyways?

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby Vronsky » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:36 pm

canesfan1986 wrote:Now that I finally have my grades back, someone chance me.

School: 60s
Rank: Don't know yet, but either #1 or #2 out of about 450.
GPA: 3.94

Applied to: Harvard, Columbia, NYU, and Penn.

Yes at CNP. It actually matters if you are 1 or 2 for H, though. If you have WE, you should be good. If not, be happy with Columbia.

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby Vronsky » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:36 pm

Zagsundevil52 wrote:Gonzaga top 10% (barely) .. Decent softs, good summer job . 1 CALI.. Want to transfer to ucla or USC and get into Sports entertainment law

Probably a decent shot, but you should be warned that sports entertaniment law is an overcrowded field.

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby Vronsky » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:37 pm

jumpingship wrote:Rank 8-9% T25-20

1 Book award, 2 skills awards

No ties to any of the regions

Berkeley, Penn, NYU, Columbia, NorthW

Thanks

Berkley will be tough without west coast ties, but you should get one of CNP. Don't bother with NW given your current position.

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby spammertrollbadass » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:40 pm

U PITT

11/234

2 cali's

2 yrs WE non-profit

No regional ties anywhere

CCN? :roll:
MVP?
CGND?

keg411
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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby keg411 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:53 am

spammertrollbadass wrote:U PITT

11/234

2 cali's

2 yrs WE non-profit

No regional ties anywhere

CCN? :roll:
MVP?
CGND?


Likely out at CCNP (but probably worth applying to CLS/NYU/Penn)
Good chance at MCNG (but be forewarned about Cornell's OCI rule)
Don't both with UVA/Duke (class sizes are too small)

lawgrl14
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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby lawgrl14 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:19 am

Vronsky wrote:
lawgrl14 wrote:School Rank: 18-20
Class Rank: Top 3-5%
Unique Softs: 4 years WE (started a successful small business), published law review article as 1L, targeted letter to H from family member/alum, family in Bos/Chi

Applying to: YHCCN

Yes for HCCN, no for Y... but acutally maybe seeing as you published. Would you take Y over H if you got both?


I have no idea. To be honest, I think I probably won't even end up applying to Y as it's such a long shot and I'm pretty cash strapped right now. Just really hoping borderline marks and a few interesting resume points will be enough to nudge me into H. I'd really like to be able to consider academia in the future.

shackleton
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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby shackleton » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:24 am

DCNG
Somewhere between top 10% and 15%
Curious about HYS

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby fatduck » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:50 am

lawgrl14 wrote:
Vronsky wrote:
lawgrl14 wrote:School Rank: 18-20
Class Rank: Top 3-5%
Unique Softs: 4 years WE (started a successful small business), published law review article as 1L, targeted letter to H from family member/alum, family in Bos/Chi

Applying to: YHCCN

Yes for HCCN, no for Y... but acutally maybe seeing as you published. Would you take Y over H if you got both?


I have no idea. To be honest, I think I probably won't even end up applying to Y as it's such a long shot and I'm pretty cash strapped right now. Just really hoping borderline marks and a few interesting resume points will be enough to nudge me into H. I'd really like to be able to consider academia in the future.

yale's app is free whoops, no it's not

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

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Re: What are your chances? I'll chance you

Postby shock259 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:37 am

My final list. Still waiting on one LOR, but should have these in early next week.

T40, top 8%

Harvard
Columbia
NYU
Penn
Michigan
UVA
Duke
Northwestern
U Wash (safety for scholly negotiation purposes)

Let the madness begin. I'm going to be thrilled with any T14 acceptance.




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