Brooklyn Law to U Chi. Do I have a chance? Should I ED?

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Brooklyn Law to U Chi. Do I have a chance? Should I ED?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:53 pm

I'm a 1L and full-time student at Brooklyn Law School who received an A, A, and A- in my doctrinal courses and a B- :? in my legal writing course. We do not receive our ranks until the end of the school year so I have no idea where I currently stand. I'm also an URM (if that matters). I have my heart set on attending U Chicago. My UGPA is sub 3.0 and my highest LSAT was a 166.

Do I have a good shot? Also, am I correct in assuming that ED is not a viable option for me since I have a crappy legal writing grade?

**Note: I also plan on applying to NYU and Columbia. I thought about applying to Fordham but I don't think I can give up a full scholarship at my current school for sticker at Fordham.

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Re: Brooklyn Law to U Chi. Do I have a chance? Should I ED?

Postby sublime » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:55 pm

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Re: Brooklyn Law to U Chi. Do I have a chance? Should I ED?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:58 pm

sublime wrote:What is the mean/median of your current school? Do they post past grade percentile cutoffs?


I've been trying to figure that out from 2 and 3Ls with no success. They do not post past grade percentile cutoffs.

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Re: Brooklyn Law to U Chi. Do I have a chance? Should I ED?

Postby PepperJack » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:01 pm

OP you should apply to firms like crazy. Many have diversity 1L SA positions specifically for people like you. Idk if there's the same URM boost for transfers, but there is one for firms. The B- would likely sink you for Chi if there's no boost, but not for other t-14s.

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Re: Brooklyn Law to U Chi. Do I have a chance? Should I ED?

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Re: Brooklyn Law to U Chi. Do I have a chance? Should I ED?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:15 pm

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sublime wrote:What is the mean/median of your current school? Do they post past grade percentile cutoffs?


I've been trying to figure that out from 2 and 3Ls with no success. They do not post past grade percentile cutoffs.


Did they post what the average grades for each class were? Most schools have a mandated mean.


I managed to find information about the dean's list (top 10%) cut offs for previous years

2013: 3.81 (Full-time)
2014: 3.74 (Full-time)
2015: 3.71 (Part-time) *Part-time is usually higher than full-time

My GPA is 3.71

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Re: Brooklyn Law to U Chi. Do I have a chance? Should I ED?

Postby Br3v » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:33 pm

If this information is recent (says class of May 2012), and this is your school, then it looks like you are safely in the top 10%

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Re: Brooklyn Law to U Chi. Do I have a chance? Should I ED?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:30 pm

PepperJack wrote:OP you should apply to firms like crazy. Many have diversity 1L SA positions specifically for people like you. Idk if there's the same URM boost for transfers, but there is one for firms. The B- would likely sink you for Chi if there's no boost, but not for other t-14s.


I'm definitely looking into this.
Br3v wrote:If this information is recent (says class of May 2012), and this is your school, then it looks like you are safely in the top 10%


Thank you for the link!




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