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3.24/153

Postby Ipen0417 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:38 pm

Yeah I'm aware my numbers aren't that great, just asking for some help here. Here's a list of schools I'm applying to, please let me know if you think I'll be accepted/rejected/waitlisted or whatever other information you may have. Much appreciated.

University at Buffalo
Syracuse
Albany
Michigan State
St. Louis University
University of Mississippi
Northeastern

I'm aware some of these top schools that are top 100's may be a long shot, but it's worth a try, maybe get a waitlist or something.

*EDIT* Sorry I suppose I should have put more information here. I'm a white male, 21 years old, graduated with a degree in Philosophy minor in English from a SUNY school.
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Re: 3.24/153

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:38 pm

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby Ipen0417 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:46 pm

sharthree wrote:URM?


Sorry I suppose I should have put more information here. I'm a white male, 21 years old, graduated with a degree in Philosophy minor in English from a SUNY school.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby hank44 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:48 pm

New Yorker here...if I remember correctly, you should have a shot at Albany and - I think - even easier time getting into 'Cuse. Whether or not either is worth it is up to you...Albany has its (limited) perks with government, clerking, etc. if those interest you...Syracuse, idk, maybe strong alumni network, I can't think of much else though, and their sticker price is outrageous for that caliber of a school...

also SUNY Buff?
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Re: 3.24/153

Postby jawsthegreat » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:48 pm

Retake or don't go to law school.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby deadpanic » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:50 pm

MSU - WL
Ole Miss - Probably out
Northeastern - Out
SLU - Out
Syracuse - WL/In
Albany - In
Buffalo - Out

You really don't have any sure things on your list (too many reaches). Might want to add some more targets. Albany is your best shot. You are probably in at 'Cuse as well.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:51 pm

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby Ipen0417 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:54 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:Retake or don't go to law school.


Thanks buddy, your help is much appreciated. I wish you well in all of your future endeavors.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby jawsthegreat » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:55 pm

Ipen0417 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:Retake or don't go to law school.


Thanks buddy, your help is much appreciated. I wish you well in all of your future endeavors.


Just trying to help you out so you don't end up saddled with 160,000 in debt and no job prospects.

Perhaps you should do some more research on the current state of the legal field before you make your choice.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby GatorsFTW » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:56 pm

"retake or don't go to law school"? this is exactly the elitist asininity that makes TLS completely useless. if it's true that you're going to virginia law, stfu and brag to someone who's impressed with your pathetically lopsided accomplishments. you sound like a 19 year-old girl searching for self-worth.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby hank44 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:57 pm

Not trolling for Albany here (not that anyone would I guess lol), but I think people are off in thinking its easier to get in there than Syracuse...

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby Ipen0417 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:00 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:
Ipen0417 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:Retake or don't go to law school.


Thanks buddy, your help is much appreciated. I wish you well in all of your future endeavors.


Just trying to help you out so you don't end up saddled with 160,000 in debt and no job prospects.

Perhaps you should do some more research on the current state of the legal field before you make your choice.


I've worked in the legal field for 2 years. I work for an attorney who scored lower than I did on the LSAT, and had a lower GPA. He made $160,000 last year in a small town market. He's also a judge. Again, I thank you for your input. Good luck at Virginia.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby jawsthegreat » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:02 pm

Ipen0417 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:
Ipen0417 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:Retake or don't go to law school.


Thanks buddy, your help is much appreciated. I wish you well in all of your future endeavors.


Just trying to help you out so you don't end up saddled with 160,000 in debt and no job prospects.

Perhaps you should do some more research on the current state of the legal field before you make your choice.


I've worked in the legal field for 2 years. I work for an attorney who scored lower than I did on the LSAT, and had a lower GPA. He made $160,000 last year in a small town market. He's also a judge. Again, I thank you for your input. Good luck at Virginia.


The legal market is completely different than it was when he entered it 15+ years ago. Also, he is the exception to the rule, but please by all means ignore my hundreds of hours of research and make a snap decision based upon your experience with one lawyer.

Oh, and according to Lawschoolpredictor you are a straight up rejection at all those schools.

Have fun.
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Re: 3.24/153

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:03 pm

Ipen0417 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:
Ipen0417 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:Retake or don't go to law school.


Thanks buddy, your help is much appreciated. I wish you well in all of your future endeavors.


Just trying to help you out so you don't end up saddled with 160,000 in debt and no job prospects.

Perhaps you should do some more research on the current state of the legal field before you make your choice.


I've worked in the legal field for 2 years. I work for an attorney who scored lower than I did on the LSAT, and had a lower GPA. He made $160,000 last year in a small town market. He's also a judge. Again, I thank you for your input. Good luck at Virginia.

The first part of his post remains solid advice. If you retake, you have the opportunity to get to your friend's salary in 2 years of work instead of 10 or 20.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby Ipen0417 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:21 pm

I am considering retaking.

Jaws, I appreciate your advice. I'm not looking to argue on here, just get information. Again, I appreciate your advice, and good luck with everything.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby jawsthegreat » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:23 pm

Ipen0417 wrote:I am considering retaking.

Jaws, I appreciate your advice. I'm not looking to argue on here, just get information. Again, I appreciate your advice, and good luck with everything.


How much did you study for the first one, it would not be that difficult to improve your score from a 153.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby Ipen0417 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:31 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:
How much did you study for the first one, it would not be that difficult to improve your score from a 153.


This was a retake. I did even worse on the September exam, but increased substantially on this exam. I may retake in February and try to get a few more points to get in at Buffalo.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby lewis louis » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:45 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:
Ipen0417 wrote:I am considering retaking.

Jaws, I appreciate your advice. I'm not looking to argue on here, just get information. Again, I appreciate your advice, and good luck with everything.


How much did you study for the first one, it would not be that difficult to improve your score from a 153.


It's so funny how much you want OP to get up in arms with you. Save it for the classroom.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby Danteshek » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:51 pm

Wow. Jaws is a first rate asshole. My dad went to UVA Law in the 70's. He would be very disappointed with you.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby istorm88 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:13 am

Looks like we're in the same boat (3.22/151) with New York backgrounds (U of R). I'm hoping to hear back from Albany and Syracuse this week (receipt confirmation in late October), but UB did reject me if that helps you figure out where you stand. If UB is the goal, I would either retake (which doesn't sound like it's a realistic option) or build up some great work/intern experience.

Chances are we are both in for a tough decision if we do get in to these schools. For me personally, my decision will probably be dictated by the financial aid package. 40k+ per year is alot to take on in any circumstance. I used to be a debt collector and there were plenty of lawyers to choose from...

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby jln82 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:17 pm

What do you guys think my chances are getting into Syracuse & UB: 3.75/152, Summa Cum Laude, UB Grad, Poly Sci, LORs from SUNY Distinguished Professors, 10 years full-time employment, President of a well-known WNY corporation?

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby StillHerexxx » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:32 pm

^Buffalo would be hit or miss. You have a good gpa and softs, but they slightly favor the lsat over gpa. All depends if they like your softs enough really. I would say in at Syracuse with little to no money.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby Gatriel » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:24 am

jawsthegreat wrote:Retake or don't go to law school.


Ignorant comment dude. Sure, right now the market is shitty. You work hard to find a job, its out there for you.

I'm a 1L at a TT school not in the top 10% and I got a firm job this summer.

Hey bud, you have some good options, me personally I'd lean to Syracuse, but thats just me.

Are you wanting to get in this upcoming year or next?

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby jwrash » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:57 pm

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I would take a look at the employment data for the schools you are interested in before you write off someone's advice to "retake or don't go." It may sound harsh, but ITE even strong T1 schools are a risky investment.

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Re: 3.24/153

Postby SupraVln180 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:37 pm

jwrash wrote:http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/clearinghouse/

I would take a look at the employment data for the schools you are interested in before you write off someone's advice to "retake or don't go." It may sound harsh, but ITE even strong T1 schools are a risky investment.


I never used this site before, thank you.




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