Would you reapply?

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TheOcho
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Would you reapply?

Postby TheOcho » Thu May 26, 2011 4:26 pm

169/3.77 (after spring grades are calculated)

Mich-WL
Virginia-Out
Duke-WL
Cornell-WL
Georgetown-In-withdrew
Texas-In ($$)
UCLA-WL
Vandy-WL
USC-WL

In at a handful of schools ranked lower, mostly with $$. Want biglaw.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby theturkeyisfat » Thu May 26, 2011 4:27 pm

when did you submit your applications?

... i had similar results with similar numbers

TheOcho
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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby TheOcho » Thu May 26, 2011 4:29 pm

Early. Late October/Early November.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby Cupidity » Thu May 26, 2011 4:33 pm

Do you have any substantial scholarships to T30 schools? They might be better than lower T-14 at sticker anyway.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby 071816 » Thu May 26, 2011 4:34 pm

TheOcho wrote:Early. Late October/Early November.


Where are you from? Where do you want to work? What other schools did you get into?

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby blacklawboss » Thu May 26, 2011 4:39 pm

Cupidity wrote:Do you have any substantial scholarships to T30 schools? They might be better than lower T-14 at sticker anyway.


Great response. Take highest regional school with $. Or Ed Uva

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby TheOcho » Thu May 26, 2011 4:44 pm

chimp wrote:
TheOcho wrote:Early. Late October/Early November.


Where are you from? Where do you want to work? What other schools did you get into?


I'm from the Upper Midwest. No real preference for work, with minor exceptions.

In at Texas (77k), WUSTL (84k), George Washington, UMN (60k), ND (56k), Iowa (128k), Indiana-B (120k), BU (75k), W&M (56k I think, withdrew a long time ago), Illinois (90k). WL'ed everywhere else with the exception of BC and Virginia (rejected).

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby 071816 » Thu May 26, 2011 4:51 pm

Well then since you have no preference as far as location is concerned and want biglaw I would maybe take the money at Texas (unless you really don't want to end up in Texas). Why did you withdraw from Georgetown? Because they didn't offer any $?

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby theturkeyisfat » Thu May 26, 2011 5:04 pm

Go to UT

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu May 26, 2011 5:06 pm

theturkeyisfat wrote:Go to UT

TITCR - UT is a good school, especially if you got $$ depending on what $$ is vs. $.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu May 26, 2011 5:08 pm

the only surprise in the top 6 there is cornell WL. did you apply late?

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby TheOcho » Thu May 26, 2011 5:29 pm

chimp wrote:Well then since you have no preference as far as location is concerned and want biglaw I would maybe take the money at Texas (unless you really don't want to end up in Texas). Why did you withdraw from Georgetown? Because they didn't offer any $?


Yeah, I didn't want Georgetown at sticker. The only schools still left that I would consider at sticker are Michigan and Duke. Texas is giving me about 77k.

Edit: I'm still on WL's at Vandy and UCLA. Withdrew from USC when they asked for the video interview ha.
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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby 071816 » Thu May 26, 2011 5:32 pm

TheOcho wrote:
chimp wrote:Well then since you have no preference as far as location is concerned and want biglaw I would maybe take the money at Texas (unless you really don't want to end up in Texas). Why did you withdraw from Georgetown? Because they didn't offer any $?


Yeah, I didn't want Georgetown at sticker. The only schools still left that I would consider at sticker are Michigan and Duke. Texas is giving me about 77k.


I would wait out the Duke and Michigan WLs and go to UT if you don't get off either WL.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby TheOcho » Thu May 26, 2011 5:55 pm

chimp wrote:
TheOcho wrote:
chimp wrote:Well then since you have no preference as far as location is concerned and want biglaw I would maybe take the money at Texas (unless you really don't want to end up in Texas). Why did you withdraw from Georgetown? Because they didn't offer any $?


Yeah, I didn't want Georgetown at sticker. The only schools still left that I would consider at sticker are Michigan and Duke. Texas is giving me about 77k.


I would wait out the Duke and Michigan WLs and go to UT if you don't get off either WL.


Is that advice based on the fact that even if I reapply earlier next year and don't ED to either it's still going to be a toss-up and I'll likely end up in a similar position anyway? That's my biggest concern in the event I decided to reapply.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby 071816 » Thu May 26, 2011 6:05 pm

TheOcho wrote:
chimp wrote:
TheOcho wrote:
chimp wrote:Well then since you have no preference as far as location is concerned and want biglaw I would maybe take the money at Texas (unless you really don't want to end up in Texas). Why did you withdraw from Georgetown? Because they didn't offer any $?


Yeah, I didn't want Georgetown at sticker. The only schools still left that I would consider at sticker are Michigan and Duke. Texas is giving me about 77k.


I would wait out the Duke and Michigan WLs and go to UT if you don't get off either WL.


Is that advice based on the fact that even if I reapply earlier next year and don't ED to either it's still going to be a toss-up and I'll likely end up in a similar position anyway? That's my biggest concern in the event I decided to reapply.


That advice is based on the fact that you want biglaw and that you may see similar results next year (which means you basically wasted a year of your life). Just my 17 cents.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby xcountryjunkie » Thu May 26, 2011 6:11 pm

I would go to UT. With those stats, I don't see your next cycle being significantly different. I could see you pulling Cornell and maybe Michigan next year, but do you really think either of those are worth waiting a year and paying sticker?

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby 071816 » Thu May 26, 2011 6:17 pm

xcountryjunkie wrote:I would go to UT. With those stats, I don't see your next cycle being significantly different. I could see you pulling Cornell and maybe Michigan next year, but do you really think either of those are worth waiting a year and paying sticker?


I personally think Michigan would be worth it, but who knows if it will be worthwhile for OP to reapply with the same numbers...It would definitely be a gamble.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby TheOcho » Thu May 26, 2011 9:39 pm

chimp wrote:
xcountryjunkie wrote:I would go to UT. With those stats, I don't see your next cycle being significantly different. I could see you pulling Cornell and maybe Michigan next year, but do you really think either of those are worth waiting a year and paying sticker?


I personally think Michigan would be worth it, but who knows if it will be worthwhile for OP to reapply with the same numbers...It would definitely be a gamble.


If it makes a difference, my applications went out with a 169/3.69 and my LSDAS GPA increased after Fall semester to 3.75 and now it will be 3.77.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby protein » Fri May 27, 2011 5:33 am

Take the money at UT and go for TX biglaw

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby j12 » Fri May 27, 2011 7:25 am

I think texas is the way to go, but if you're interested I think you should shoot for more money from WUSTL. We have very similar numbers and I got $40K/year. I might still take Texas with your current deal over WUSTL though.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby TheOcho » Fri May 27, 2011 2:09 pm

j12bash wrote:I think texas is the way to go, but if you're interested I think you should shoot for more money from WUSTL. We have very similar numbers and I got $40K/year. I might still take Texas with your current deal over WUSTL though.


I already withdrew from WUSTL. At this point it basically comes down to whether or not I could expect to snag one of Michigan, Duke, or a similar peer next year (would probably ED).

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby duckmoney » Fri May 27, 2011 2:16 pm

Yes, just take the money at TX and run with it. Unless you retake, there's no guarantee you'll have a much better cycle. And retaking an LSAT that high is a crapshoot anyway.

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby lebroniousjames » Fri May 27, 2011 2:43 pm

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby pwkadfaea » Fri May 27, 2011 7:11 pm

I have a similar question:
I have a 3.25 (but it'll probably be bumped up to around a 3.3ish after this quarter) / 175
and after my terrible application cycle, I feel that I've seriously overestimated my odds

I applied out around late December to the t14 + UCLA, USC

and I've been waitlisted at:
Columbia
Northwestern
GULC
UPenn
UMich
Cornell

I've been dinged from the rest. :( :( :(


Was I kidding myself by not applying out to lower ranked schools??
Would it really help my applications to the t14 if I worked for half an year and applied again for the next cycle?? Or do I need to just lower my expectations and apply out to lower ranked schools??

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Re: Would you reapply?

Postby stratocophic » Fri May 27, 2011 7:17 pm

pwkadfaea wrote:I have a similar question:
I have a 3.25 (but it'll probably be bumped up to around a 3.3ish after this quarter) / 175
and after my terrible application cycle, I feel that I've seriously overestimated my odds

I applied out around late December to the t14 + UCLA, USC

and I've been waitlisted at:
Columbia
Northwestern
GULC
UPenn
UMich
Cornell

I've been dinged from the rest. :( :( :(


Was I kidding myself by not applying out to lower ranked schools??
Would it really help my applications to the t14 if I worked for half an year and applied again for the next cycle?? Or do I need to just lower my expectations and apply out to lower ranked schools??
W/o ED? Yes.

Probably not. Either ED, work 2 years and shoot for NU, or get used to the idea of GW/the midwestern splitter gulags.




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