I made it into my "REACH"

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zenofchaos
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby zenofchaos » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:11 pm

GPA/LSAT 3.76/158

Reach George Washington

URM Nope

No optional essay, but applied really early and strong background in IR and noted my desire for International/Comparative law.

liyorah
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby liyorah » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:40 am

GPA: 3.94 ; LSAT: 166
ReAch: Chicago
Urm: nope
Interview got me in no doubt - told the lady interviewing me I was a raging Bernie supporter and feminist and she liked my chops ;)

tezzeret
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby tezzeret » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:08 am

liyorah wrote:GPA: 3.94 ; LSAT: 166
ReAch: Chicago
Urm: nope
Interview got me in no doubt - told the lady interviewing me I was a raging Bernie supporter and feminist and she liked my chops ;)
With those numbers is it really considered a reach?

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby fliptrip » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:49 am

That's definitely not too much of a reach. She's a reverse splitter who got into a school that's known for being friendly to reverse splitters. Now, if you end up in somewhere where you're at or below both 25ths in general, that's a reach.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby tezzeret » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:55 am

I figured. I don't know, maybe I'm being a little salty, but when people are like 170/4.0 (exaggeration) and are like "I got into my reach school!", I kinda shake my head a little. Internetz for ya.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby hanson377 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:01 am

GPA: 3.91, LSAT: 152

Accepted into William and Mary with a scholarship! Most likely because of my research and community work during my undergrad, and my two years of professional work experience as an Economic Researcher at one of the Federal Reserve Banks

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby muggleclutch » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:04 pm

It's almost all splitters...

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby RamTitan » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:08 pm

liyorah wrote:GPA: 3.94 ; LSAT: 166
ReAch: Chicago
Urm: nope
Interview got me in no doubt - told the lady interviewing me I was a raging Bernie supporter and feminist and she liked my chops ;)

That's pretty interesting. At an interview for a different school, I was asked whether I was conservative or not; I just asked if it was a trick question and the interviewer laughed lol.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby trqdor » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:00 am

haven't read through this entire forum, but does anyone know if those optional "if you don't think your grades/scores accurately reflect your ability to succeed in law school, please tell us why" supplements do any good?

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby NotAGolfer » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:46 pm

trqdor wrote:haven't read through this entire forum, but does anyone know if those optional "if you don't think your grades/scores accurately reflect your ability to succeed in law school, please tell us why" supplements do any good?

I'll let you know after my cycle :wink:

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Thelaw23
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Thelaw23 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:51 pm

trqdor wrote:haven't read through this entire forum, but does anyone know if those optional "if you don't think your grades/scores accurately reflect your ability to succeed in law school, please tell us why" supplements do any good?



From what I've heard, it depends on your GPA, the target GPA of the schools you're applying to, and the reason you will give them.

Also, I believe it is better to let the adcoms come to their own conclusion as to why your GPA is lower than normal after reading your PS or other essays.

For example, if there was a great difficulty you went through and had to overcome during your undergraduate year, you can write about it in your personal statement and tie it in to some positive characteristics. Without you even having to say anything about your GPA, the adcoms will know why your GPA might be lower than normal.

This only applies if you're a splitter, though. If your GPA and your LSAT matches, then yeah, it might be smart to write that addendum.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby alembicox1188 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:49 pm

3.79/164

URM: N (white male)

NAME OF REACH SCHOOL: Cornell

Optional Essay: N (but I did answer the "Why Cornell?" question in the application)

What I think got me in: applied ED early in cycle, very strong personal statement, excellent letters of recommendation, high GPA with two challenging majors, undergrad and work experience in STEM, native New Yorker, well-rounded (music, student-athlete)

Here are my dates:

Submitted - 9/13
Received - 9/14
Complete - 9/20ish?
Interview requested - 10/24
Interview completed - 10/30
Accepted via phone call - 11/2
Accepted via email - 11/4 (I think the status checker updated as well on this date)

Justtrying2help
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Justtrying2help » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:55 pm

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Redsfan320
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Redsfan320 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:20 pm

Justtrying2help wrote:Gpa:~3.3
Lsat:159

My reach was Michigan. Apply everywhere you want to go ymmv.


What am I missing here? These numbers should not get one into Michigan. URM? Legitimately unique and amazing softs? Just a really excellent PS, optional essays and LoR's? My GPA's a bit lower than yours, but my LSAT is much higher, and numbers-wise Michigan was definitely a reach apply for me. I'm just curious to hear more of your story and what you think got you in.

Or, I'm misreading this, and you didn't get in (yet anyway), you're just mentioning that you've applied. In that case, carry on lol.

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JustBrian
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby JustBrian » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:18 am

Great idea with a thread
GPA: 3.81, LSAT: 157
URM: yes
Name of reach school: George Washington and WUSTL
I guess my work experience, plus family background ... and hard work that what brougth me in

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby doritoslocostacos316 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:28 pm

BUMP. I need some positive news to calm my nerves.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby awh » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:35 pm

GPA: 3.97 LSAT: 160
Non-URM

Cornell, Georgetown, Michigan

(edit: also got merit-based scholarships at all 3)
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studyingeveryday
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby studyingeveryday » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:36 pm

awh wrote:GPA: 3.97 LSAT: 160
Non-URM

Cornell, Georgetown, Michigan


Whoa, congrats!! Did you have above average softs?

awh
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby awh » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:39 pm

studyingeveryday wrote:
awh wrote:GPA: 3.97 LSAT: 160
Non-URM

Cornell, Georgetown, Michigan


Whoa, congrats!! Did you have above average softs?

I think so, but that's quite subjective I think (fwiw, I wasn't a fulbright/rhodes/etc scholar or anything). At the very least, I had a really compelling personal statement.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby studyingeveryday » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:15 pm

awh wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
awh wrote:GPA: 3.97 LSAT: 160
Non-URM

Cornell, Georgetown, Michigan


Whoa, congrats!! Did you have above average softs?

I think so, but that's quite subjective I think (fwiw, I wasn't a fulbright/rhodes/etc scholar or anything). At the very least, I had a really compelling personal statement.


thanks for answering! this gives me a bit of hope to cling to :) good luck wherever you end up going!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby awh » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:18 pm

studyingeveryday wrote:
awh wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
awh wrote:GPA: 3.97 LSAT: 160
Non-URM

Cornell, Georgetown, Michigan


Whoa, congrats!! Did you have above average softs?

I think so, but that's quite subjective I think (fwiw, I wasn't a fulbright/rhodes/etc scholar or anything). At the very least, I had a really compelling personal statement.


thanks for answering! this gives me a bit of hope to cling to :) good luck wherever you end up going!

~oh, this was last cycle. But I figure it should still give some hope :)

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby TudoBem » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:50 am

jtgnyc wrote:In at U. of Michigan!

164/3.6
non-urm

amazed and thrilled.

everyone said it wasn't possible.


CONGRATULATIONS!!!




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