Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

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waffling
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Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby waffling » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:47 pm

Wasn't sure where to post this.
Will I eventually be accepted at one of these schools?
Stats 160/2.8, 5+ years WE at global consulting firm

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TripTrip
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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby TripTrip » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:51 pm

Hastings: No
Tulane: Not with that GPA
U Houston: Possible, but unlikely

It doesn't really matter though. Don't go to any of these schools off the waitlist. They are not even close to being worth sticker price.

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby smashndash » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:34 pm

I got into Tulane with almost identical numbers, so I'd say its not impossible

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Mick Haller
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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby Mick Haller » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:35 pm

keep working at 'global consulting firm'

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby TheThriller » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:42 pm

Mick Haller wrote:keep working at 'global consulting firm'

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby maxmartin » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:52 pm

waffling wrote:Wasn't sure where to post this.
Will I eventually be accepted at one of these schools?
Stats 160/2.8, 5+ years WE at global consulting firm


you have a very good chance to get off WL of Hastings this cycle

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Mick Haller
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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby Mick Haller » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:19 pm

maxmartin wrote:
waffling wrote:Wasn't sure where to post this.
Will I eventually be accepted at one of these schools?
Stats 160/2.8, 5+ years WE at global consulting firm


you have a very good chance to get off WL of Hastings this cycle


Where he will have a 20% shot at a decent career.

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby TripTrip » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:20 pm

Mick Haller wrote:
maxmartin wrote:
waffling wrote:Wasn't sure where to post this.
Will I eventually be accepted at one of these schools?
Stats 160/2.8, 5+ years WE at global consulting firm


you have a very good chance to get off WL of Hastings this cycle


Where he will have a 20% shot at a decent career.

But a 100% chance at soul crushing debt!

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby DaRascal » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:41 pm

Or... he could be a BEAST at Hastings. 8)

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby TripTrip » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:50 pm

DaRascal wrote:Or... he could be a BEAST at Hastings. 8)
TripTrip wrote:AND have a 100% chance at soul crushing debt!

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby Mick Haller » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:50 pm

DaRascal wrote:Or... he could be a BEAST at Hastings. 8)


It's true, something like 12% get big firm jobs. Sucks to be one of the other 88% having spent 200k. Even for those of us lucky enough to land decent jobs (by my estimate, 25% or so of the class), paying off that kind of debt is a huge struggle.

People considering any California law school other than Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA or USC are either grossly misinformed, or are just unrealistically optimistic.

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby waffling » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:17 pm

Thanks for all the responses. Law school is definitely expensive but thankfully I won't have to take on any debt.

Mick Haller - have you managed to secure employment in SF? of the 25% of UCH grads which landed employment, what's your guess of average salary?

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby TripTrip » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:33 pm

waffling wrote:Thanks for all the responses. Law school is definitely expensive but thankfully I won't have to take on any debt.

Mick Haller - have you managed to secure employment in SF? of the 25% of UCH grads which landed employment, what's your guess of average salary?

:shock:
OP, if you've got $259,171 (UC Hastings COA) in the bank, keep doing whatever it is that you're doing that you saved that much.

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby Nova » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:07 pm

Retake the LSAT and get over these schools' medians.

Schools almost never accept applicants with sub 3 GPAs and below median LSAT scores, unless they need to fill up some sticker seats.

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby nebula666 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:27 pm

Go donate $250k to a charity of your choice and continue the career you have

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Mick Haller
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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby Mick Haller » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:48 am

waffling wrote:Thanks for all the responses. Law school is definitely expensive but thankfully I won't have to take on any debt.

Mick Haller - have you managed to secure employment in SF? of the 25% of UCH grads which landed employment, what's your guess of average salary?


It's more like 45-50% that have landed full time lawyer positions. 20% earn $80k+. 10% earn $160k. The other 15-20% who are working full time as lawyers? Probably earning something in the 40-70k range. Many of these are going to be public interest and government types.

But half of the class is either (a) unemployed, (b) working part time, or (c) not working as lawyers. Who knows what these people are earning, but it almost certainly doesn't justify a $250k cost of attendance.

In fact, none of the salary ranges justify that cost of attendance except the 10% earning 160k. That's why I said only 20% are working full time, and earning enough to reasonably pay their debts.

TL;DR - don't go to Hastings. Keep your current job.

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Re: Waitlisted at Houston, Tulane and Hastings

Postby goldeneye » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:56 am

For all that is holy and right please keep your job. Do not pick amongst these schools.




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