What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

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What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby LoveforLaw341 » Thu May 23, 2013 3:51 am

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby togepi » Thu May 23, 2013 3:54 am

Your GPA will definitely keep you in the running for all schools, it's just a matter of your LSAT score. If you make 165 you're pretty set for full rides at decent T1 schools. Get over 170 and you're golden for many T-14s.

I wouldn't worry about your softs, since they tend not to make or break your application. Just study hard for the LSAT and do the best you can and come back and TLS will help you with your decision.

Oh, and if you haven't taken the LSAT yet, definitely register for the October exam and even the December exam to max out your potential.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby GertrudePerkins » Thu May 23, 2013 9:29 am

Just FYI, there's a whole forum here on TLS called "What Are My Chances?" Not trying (solely) to be a dick, but you might get more feedback there.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby rad lulz » Thu May 23, 2013 9:33 am

Lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby Randomnumbers » Thu May 23, 2013 9:49 am

LoveforLaw341 wrote:Like many people on this forum, I will be applying to law school in the fall and I'm curious as to how my credentials "stack up" to students who have already been admitted to elite law schools and any advice/concerns you notice. Thank you in advance for reading/responding!

I will be taking the LSAT in June (although I anticipate a score between 155 and 165), and I have a ~3.9 GPA.

Other positive soft factors include the following:
Graduating Magna Cum Laude/top 7% of my class
University Honors Program/Senior Honors Project about Racism/White Privilege
Major: Sociology
Minors: Child Development and Criminal Justice
Student Government (ASI) Director leadership position for community engagement
50+ hours of community service in a service learning course (community service medal)
Camp counselor for underprivileged children (competitive program) I also received a scholarship award for my contributions (I was 1 of 2 recipients of 40+ applications)
Worked two years at my university's childcare center
Mentor with OnTrack America (mentor a child with a parent(s) in prison and keep them "on track.")

Clubs/Organizations/Honors Societies
Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honors Society)
Phi Kappa Phi (GPA)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (GPA)
Golden Key International (GPA)
Honors Student Activities Council (recipient of most community service award for 2013)
Delta Zeta sorority
Equestrian Club
Intramural softball
Queer Straight Alliance

Diversity:
I have gay parents

Possible Negatives:
I go to a moderately competitive state university in CA

My LSAT score will likely be well below Ivy League medians

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby IAFG » Thu May 23, 2013 9:53 am

Brutally honest, you have a sky high chance of graduating with 6 figure debt and never working at a JD required job.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby sinfiery » Thu May 23, 2013 10:01 am

How long have you been studying and what has been your method? You are at a point where law school could be a damn good investment. Don't get lazy now.


Take and retake the LSAT in hopes of getting a 170 and then apply. Use the resources in the LSAT prep forum to study. This is your new job.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby buddyt » Thu May 23, 2013 3:06 pm

With a 3.9 GPA the sky is the limit. Prep for the LSAT until you are comfortably in the mid-170s. Do not take an official LSAT until then. This may take as long as 6 months of 2-hours-a-day, 6-days-a-week studying. But that's a small price to pay up front for an entire career worth of options once you land HYS or T14 w/$$$.

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Postby 062914123 » Thu May 23, 2013 3:20 pm

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby NoWorries » Thu May 23, 2013 4:57 pm

Retake.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby Micdiddy » Thu May 23, 2013 5:40 pm

Yeah buddy study like hell for LSAT, come back and ask when you have a score.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby romothesavior » Thu May 23, 2013 6:21 pm

buddyt wrote:With a 3.9 GPA the sky is the limit. Prep for the LSAT until you are comfortably in the mid-170s. Do not take an official LSAT until then. This may take as long as 6 months of 2-hours-a-day, 6-days-a-week studying. But that's a small price to pay up front for an entire career worth of options once you land HYS or T14 w/$$$.

100% this. Don't settle for a mediocre score.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu May 23, 2013 6:44 pm

study for the October LSAT

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby supernma » Thu May 23, 2013 6:49 pm

LoveforLaw341 wrote:Like many people on this forum, I will be applying to law school in the fall and I'm curious as to how my credentials "stack up" to students who have already been admitted to elite law schools and any advice/concerns you notice. Thank you in advance for reading/responding!

I will be taking the LSAT in June (although I anticipate a score between 155 and 165), and I have a ~3.9 GPA.

Other positive soft factors include the following:
Graduating Magna Cum Laude/top 7% of my class
University Honors Program/Senior Honors Project about Racism/White Privilege
Major: Sociology
Minors: Child Development and Criminal Justice
Student Government (ASI) Director leadership position for community engagement
50+ hours of community service in a service learning course (community service medal)
Camp counselor for underprivileged children (competitive program) I also received a scholarship award for my contributions (I was 1 of 2 recipients of 40+ applications)
Worked two years at my university's childcare center
Mentor with OnTrack America (mentor a child with a parent(s) in prison and keep them "on track.")

Clubs/Organizations/Honors Societies
Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honors Society)
Phi Kappa Phi (GPA)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (GPA)
Golden Key International (GPA)
Honors Student Activities Council (recipient of most community service award for 2013)
Delta Zeta sorority
Equestrian Club
Intramural softball
Queer Straight Alliance

Diversity:
I have gay parents

Possible Negatives:
I go to a moderately competitive state university in CA
My LSAT score will likely be well below Ivy League medians


Depends completely on your lsat. Your softs will not matter at all.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby jselson » Thu May 23, 2013 7:39 pm

supernma wrote:
LoveforLaw341 wrote:Like many people on this forum, I will be applying to law school in the fall and I'm curious as to how my credentials "stack up" to students who have already been admitted to elite law schools and any advice/concerns you notice. Thank you in advance for reading/responding!

I will be taking the LSAT in June (although I anticipate a score between 155 and 165), and I have a ~3.9 GPA.

Other positive soft factors include the following:
Graduating Magna Cum Laude/top 7% of my class
University Honors Program/Senior Honors Project about Racism/White Privilege
Major: Sociology
Minors: Child Development and Criminal Justice
Student Government (ASI) Director leadership position for community engagement
50+ hours of community service in a service learning course (community service medal)
Camp counselor for underprivileged children (competitive program) I also received a scholarship award for my contributions (I was 1 of 2 recipients of 40+ applications)
Worked two years at my university's childcare center
Mentor with OnTrack America (mentor a child with a parent(s) in prison and keep them "on track.")

Clubs/Organizations/Honors Societies
Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honors Society)
Phi Kappa Phi (GPA)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (GPA)
Golden Key International (GPA)
Honors Student Activities Council (recipient of most community service award for 2013)
Delta Zeta sorority
Equestrian Club
Intramural softball
Queer Straight Alliance

Diversity:
I have gay parents

Possible Negatives:
I go to a moderately competitive state university in CA
My LSAT score will likely be well below Ivy League medians


Depends completely on your lsat. Your softs will not matter at all.


Eh, if OP gets 172+ on the LSAT, that puts her in HYS territory, where softs do matter.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu May 23, 2013 7:42 pm

YS do care; H, not so much bruh.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby jselson » Thu May 23, 2013 7:46 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:YS do care; H, not so much bruh.


Only if OP hits 174+.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu May 23, 2013 7:48 pm

jselson wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:YS do care; H, not so much bruh.


Only if OP hits 174+.


It would have been good if OP was URM, even if MA.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu May 23, 2013 7:56 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:It would have been good if OP was URM, even if MA.


Please don't say things like this. It perpetuates the anger towards affirmative action.

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby banjo » Fri May 24, 2013 12:09 am

Softs do matter, but as someone who followed a lot of cycles this year, I can tell you that none of these softs will stand out enough to overcome a low LSAT score.

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Postby E pluribus unum » Fri May 24, 2013 6:57 pm

rad lulz wrote:Lawschoolnumbers.com


And http://mylsn.info

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby Clyde Frog » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:20 pm

LoveforLaw341 wrote:Like many people on this forum, I will be applying to law school in the fall and I'm curious as to how my credentials "stack up" to students who have already been admitted to elite law schools and any advice/concerns you notice. Thank you in advance for reading/responding!

I will be taking the LSAT in June (although I anticipate a score between 155 and 165), and I have a ~3.9 GPA.

Other positive soft factors include the following:
Graduating Magna Cum Laude/top 7% of my class
University Honors Program/Senior Honors Project about Racism/White Privilege
Major: Sociology
Minors: Child Development and Criminal Justice
Student Government (ASI) Director leadership position for community engagement
50+ hours of community service in a service learning course (community service medal)
Camp counselor for underprivileged children (competitive program) I also received a scholarship award for my contributions (I was 1 of 2 recipients of 40+ applications)
Worked two years at my university's childcare center
Mentor with OnTrack America (mentor a child with a parent(s) in prison and keep them "on track.")

Clubs/Organizations/Honors Societies
Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honors Society)
Phi Kappa Phi (GPA)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (GPA)
Golden Key International (GPA)
Honors Student Activities Council (recipient of most community service award for 2013)
Delta Zeta sorority
Equestrian Club
Intramural softball
Queer Straight Alliance

Diversity:
I have gay parents

Possible Negatives:
I go to a moderately competitive state university in CA
My LSAT score will likely be well below Ivy League medians



Lol, diversity: I have gay parents

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby BigZuck » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:16 am

E pluribus unum wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Lawschoolnumbers.com


And http://mylsn.info


Rad is old and out of touch, forgive him

The OP sounds like a fun dude

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby jas1503 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:05 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:It would have been good if OP was URM, even if MA.


Please don't say things like this. It perpetuates the anger towards affirmative action.

And a quick search http://www.mylsn.info/3dhite shows that OP doesn't need to be an URM to get into YHS 171 anyway.


ETA:
LoveforLaw341 wrote:Intramural softball

FTW!

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Re: What are my chances? Be brutally honest.

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:09 am

OP I would recommend going into the June LSAT trying to get a higher score than you are predicting, and if you fail to do so retake in October. Best of luck!




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