What are your chances? I'll chance you

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

Postby AZN MegaPoaster » Sat May 26, 2012 10:11 pm

AZN MegaPoaster wrote:3.94 gpa at a top 40 school. All As this year except for 1 A-. I was ranked number 1 last semester, but won't be anymore bc of the A-; not sure what I am ranked right now, though. Applying to HYSCCN. Chances?

Anyone else have any thoughts?

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

Postby slburgess86 » Sat May 26, 2012 10:13 pm

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

Postby tedalbany » Sat May 26, 2012 10:13 pm

AZN MegaPoaster wrote:
AZN MegaPoaster wrote:3.94 gpa at a top 40 school. All As this year except for 1 A-. I was ranked number 1 last semester, but won't be anymore bc of the A-; not sure what I am ranked right now, though. Applying to HYSCCN. Chances?

Anyone else have any thoughts?


From transferapps, it looks like you have an ~80% shot at HCCN
Maybe 35% at S, 10% at Y.

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

Postby tedalbany » Sat May 26, 2012 10:14 pm

slburgess86 wrote:LSAT 150
GPA 3.52

Letter from a local judge, and another from a former teacher. 3 years work experience at a succesful printing company. And three years service in the marines after high school. Also, served internship with the judge. My BS will be in homeland security, but I have an AS in paralegal studies aswell. I will be applying to Northern Kentucky, U of Louisville, Indiana U (indy), and valporaso (valpo is my last pick). What are my chances???


Check yo forum

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

Postby slburgess86 » Sat May 26, 2012 10:22 pm

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

Postby transferquery » Sat May 26, 2012 10:28 pm

AZN MegaPoaster wrote:
AZN MegaPoaster wrote:3.94 gpa at a top 40 school. All As this year except for 1 A-. I was ranked number 1 last semester, but won't be anymore bc of the A-; not sure what I am ranked right now, though. Applying to HYSCCN. Chances?

Anyone else have any thoughts?


If my last 2 grades are As, we're in the exact same position and are applying to the exact same schools except I did umich over stanford (don't really want to live on the west coast). I'm thinking very poor chance at Y (5-10%?), poor chance at S (15-20%?), decent chance at H (20-40%?), strong chance (65-80%?) at each of CCN.

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

Postby transferquery » Sat May 26, 2012 10:32 pm

slburgess86 wrote:?


This is a transfer application chances forum; you're looking for normal jd admissions chances.

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

Postby mileslibertatis » Sat May 26, 2012 10:43 pm

Care to venture percentages if I turn out #1 at 50ish school with 4 years active duty Army and three current professor LORs?

Vronsky gave me a good response but it's always nice to have numbers.

HYSCCN, UVA, Penn, GULC.

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

Postby Kaspian » Sun May 27, 2012 9:45 am

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

Postby Vronsky » Sun May 27, 2012 11:45 am

AZN MegaPoaster wrote:
AZN MegaPoaster wrote:3.94 gpa at a top 40 school. All As this year except for 1 A-. I was ranked number 1 last semester, but won't be anymore bc of the A-; not sure what I am ranked right now, though. Applying to HYSCCN. Chances?

Anyone else have any thoughts?

Your chances at H might depend on whether other people in your class apply. If you are number 2 and number 1 also applies, chances go down. You should probably come back when you have a definitive rank.
Y - not good, they typically draw from T14
H - very good assuming you are the highest ranked applicant from your school, slightly less if not
S - tough unless you have compelling CA stuff
CCN - a lock to get at least one

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

Postby Vronsky » Sun May 27, 2012 11:46 am

tedalbany wrote:
slburgess86 wrote:LSAT 150
GPA 3.52

Letter from a local judge, and another from a former teacher. 3 years work experience at a succesful printing company. And three years service in the marines after high school. Also, served internship with the judge. My BS will be in homeland security, but I have an AS in paralegal studies aswell. I will be applying to Northern Kentucky, U of Louisville, Indiana U (indy), and valporaso (valpo is my last pick). What are my chances???


Check yo forum

Retake and focus on RC

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

Postby transferquery » Sun May 27, 2012 11:48 am

Vronsky wrote:
tedalbany wrote:
slburgess86 wrote:LSAT 150
GPA 3.52

Letter from a local judge, and another from a former teacher. 3 years work experience at a succesful printing company. And three years service in the marines after high school. Also, served internship with the judge. My BS will be in homeland security, but I have an AS in paralegal studies aswell. I will be applying to Northern Kentucky, U of Louisville, Indiana U (indy), and valporaso (valpo is my last pick). What are my chances???


Check yo forum

Retake and focus on RC


I see what you did there.

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

Postby Vronsky » Sun May 27, 2012 11:51 am

Kaspian wrote:
Kaspian wrote:Around the 10% mark at a TT, this semester's grades are trickling in and I'll prob be 4-8% for the entire year. Accepted at GW & WUSTL EA, deferred by Georgetown.

Chances at CCN, MVP (VA resident), NG. I'd be fine with GW for the fall, but I'd prefer to be at a T-14.

Anyone care to chance me? Is an app to Columbia or NYU even worth the money?

Oops sorry I missed this one. You can definitely still apply to CCN, but it's going to be a long shot. Other students at my TT with similar stats transferred to schools like BU, Emory, and GW. Keep your fingers crossed for GULC and don't be discouraged by EA deferral. For your PS for UVA, really highlight your reasons for wanting to be in/practice in VA, residency, high school, and UG if applicable.

If you want, you can always send updates to GULC, for example an updated shiny resume that includes your summer position. It can be done via email with attachment and is a way to show continued interest.

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

Postby Vronsky » Sun May 27, 2012 11:54 am

transferquery wrote:Still don't have all of my grades and as a result don't have an exact rank, but let's say it's top 3% at a 30-39.

Apping to YHCCNM. Chance away.

This is beginning to sound somewhat generic, but I think its the consensus:
Y - not good
H - decent chance, but you'll need to be very high in your class and the highest applicant
CCNM - a lock to get at least one, probably more

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

Postby doodledoctor » Sun May 27, 2012 12:23 pm

Top 15% at Loyola Law School Los Angeles (#51).

Applying to USC and UCLA.

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

Postby yabuddy » Sun May 27, 2012 11:36 pm

Trying to decide if I should send in the big 2nd deposit to GULC and I could really use some help.

It looks like I'm going to end up a little better than top 10% (no ranking yet but lets say top 8%). And I go to a T30 school.

I plan on applying to:
Columbia, NYU, Penn, Michigan, Berkeley, and Duke (if it matters, the only school I have regional ties to is Penn)

What do you guys think my chances are?

Thank you in advance, I really appreciate any advice that I can get.

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

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Mon May 28, 2012 12:22 am

Top 3% at UT. Chances at HYS?

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

Postby Vronsky » Mon May 28, 2012 1:47 pm

yabuddy wrote:Trying to decide if I should send in the big 2nd deposit to GULC and I could really use some help.

It looks like I'm going to end up a little better than top 10% (no ranking yet but lets say top 8%). And I go to a T30 school.

I plan on applying to:
Columbia, NYU, Penn, Michigan, Berkeley, and Duke (if it matters, the only school I have regional ties to is Penn)

What do you guys think my chances are?

Thank you in advance, I really appreciate any advice that I can get.

PM sent, but I'd say you should pass and either stay, or transfer into the T10.

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

Postby Vronsky » Mon May 28, 2012 1:48 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:Top 3% at UT. Chances at HYS?

Pretty good chance to get at least one, most likely harvard. any interest in Dallas or Houston BigLaw? If so, you could probably get it where you are, and $160k in Dallas is about 2-3x as much at $160k in NYC.

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

Postby Verity » Mon May 28, 2012 3:12 pm

Top 15-20% at ASU/BU/IU-B. What's the best shot at moving up (preferably NYC, DC markets).

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

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Mon May 28, 2012 3:17 pm

Vronsky wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:Top 3% at UT. Chances at HYS?

Pretty good chance to get at least one, most likely harvard. any interest in Dallas or Houston BigLaw? If so, you could probably get it where you are, and $160k in Dallas is about 2-3x as much at $160k in NYC.


Yea, TX employment is my first choice. The issue is that I'm paying really close to sticker and I'm pretty sure Harvard would cost me less, even without a scholarship, since they are so generous with need-based aid (read: poor family).

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

Postby haranv » Tue May 29, 2012 7:55 am

T4 - Top 1%

Applied to :

Georgetown
MVP
Washington and Lee
NYU
Penn State

International Student, no ties to any particular state.

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

Postby LazinessPerSe » Tue May 29, 2012 11:59 am

Rank 14/128 (top 11%) at Elon Law (T4, good reputation), 3.54, 1L summer at Fortune 300 in-house

Chances at:

W&M
W&L
George Mason
Richmond

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

Postby mileslibertatis » Tue May 29, 2012 1:24 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Vronsky wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:Top 3% at UT. Chances at HYS?

Pretty good chance to get at least one, most likely harvard. any interest in Dallas or Houston BigLaw? If so, you could probably get it where you are, and $160k in Dallas is about 2-3x as much at $160k in NYC.


Yea, TX employment is my first choice. The issue is that I'm paying really close to sticker and I'm pretty sure Harvard would cost me less, even without a scholarship, since they are so generous with need-based aid (read: poor family).


I am at a lower ranked Texas school (Baylor/SMU) and I would not transfer if I were looking to work for a firm in Dallas or Houston (or San Antonio or Austin). I think you should stay at UT and try to become the biggest fish in the pond.

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

Postby Jeremy » Wed May 30, 2012 1:43 am

Top 20% after first semester, top 10-12% after second semester, at a mid T2 school. Two firm jobs and a research assistant position this summer. Could anyone give me some opinions? I'm in the North East.




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