What are my odds?

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Corsair
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What are my odds?

Postby Corsair » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:26 pm

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UberLSAT
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Postby UberLSAT » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:26 pm

Thanks Corsair! Guess I can retire from the forums now.

wadudia3
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other factors

Postby wadudia3 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:22 pm

of course there are other factors besides your gpa and lsat score though. your personal statement is also important. if you take off time in between undergrad and law school, what you do with that time is also very important. now more than ever, law schools are looking for candidates with 'real world' experience. so if you take off do something productive with your time.

i'm taking off time in between, but i'm going to grad school abroad. interning, volunteering, traveling (not aimlessly) and working a steady job are also great ideas.

peace,

ibs

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Postby jatuab » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:40 pm

By the time I graduate, I'll have worked as a courier/file clerk in a labor and employment firm for about two years. Does that count as work experience, or is work experience generally referred to as degree-oriented jobs?

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Postby als86 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:54 pm

what if you are taking one year off and plan on applying as early in the cycle as possible in '09, right after you have started working? how will they look as far as WE, even for a short period of time? can you talk about your plans for the year between undergrad and law in your personal statement even though they might have not yet occurred? (i plan on working for a few months in the u.s. after i graduate from college and then teaching english abroad, but having my apps in before i leave) how will that look as far as work experience?

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Postby Corsair » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:20 pm

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Postby hegemonyhog » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:10 pm

By the time I graduate, I'll have worked as a courier/file clerk in a labor and employment firm for about two years. Does that count as work experience, or is work experience generally referred to as degree-oriented jobs?


Have you advanced/stood out at all?

The basic philosophy of work: it's not really about what you do as much as it is how passionate and successful you were at doing it.

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Hmmmmm

Postby mystfan1 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:24 pm

Is that link "What are Law Schools Looking For?" really from Christmas of 1997? How accurate is something 10 years old? Maybe it's been updated since then but the poster signs is 1997....

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Postby Corsair » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:29 pm

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eipyggem
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Advice please

Postby eipyggem » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:19 am

I need some advice. I am really interested in international/criminal law. Here are my stats:

UGPA: 2.79
LSAT: 153

What would be good schools to look into? What can I do to make my application more competitive? Also I am currently an AmeriCorps VISTA, how does that factor in?

Thanks.

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Postby atkinsa » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:34 am

I would study more and retake the LSAT. Your gpa is fairly low, but there is little you can do in that regard. If you get your LSAT up you may be able to get into some lower Tier 1 schools.

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Postby Pyke » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:51 am

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Anybody want to guess what they would recommend if you are below and to the right and no corresponding grid exists?

(I happen to be below the "C" column and to the right of the "G" column :).)

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Postby The Agitator » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:03 am

That graph is a little broad. HYS for >3.6 and >165?

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Goal

Postby eipyggem » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:19 am

I would really like to go to DePaul or IU-Indy. Do you think that is possible with my numbers?

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Postby UberLSAT » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:24 am

I would really like to go to DePaul or IU-Indy. Do you think that is possible with my numbers?


Given a GPA and LSAT score, look up your probability of getting into any particular school here (click the search link after page loads):

http://officialguide.lsac.org/UGPASearc ... SidString=

Compare yourself with other students here - click the graph for any school you're interested in (Note this is often down but if you keep trying you will eventually get through)

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Postby yanks26dmb » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:08 am

3.3/158 (low ball estimate)

tier 1 a possibility?

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Postby Corsair » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:37 am

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Postby UberLSAT » Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:28 pm

Corsair wrote:My experience with the interweb has taught me that no matter what stickies, search functions, or other tools you give people, they will still ask the questions.

I see what you meant. I am simply stunned that people come to this thread, ignore the chance to immediately obtain answers by clicking the links in the first post, and instead post their stats at the bottom of the page. Do these people really belong in law school?

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Postby Pyke » Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:30 pm

Depends.

They taking your spot or mine?

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156 / 3.9GPA

Postby reacher » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:09 am

Hey everyone,

I'm looking at applying to school for the class entering in the fall 2008. I'm bummed about my LSAT; I took it twice and my best score was a 156. My undergrad gpa is a 3.9. I have a masters degree and four years of substantive full-time work experience. I'm also a URM. Can anyone chime in on my odds of getting into a tier-1 or T-14 school. I know they're not great, but I'd like you opinion as to whether I should even bother sending my application.

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Postby OperaAttorney » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:25 am

Go for it, REACHER!

I would seriously consider retaking the LSAT once more though. You may want to change your prep strategies. Have you taken an official prep course? Have you sought 1-on-1 tutoring?

None of us is on the adcomms @ any of these law schools. Let THEM has the final say!

WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY!

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Postby lawduck » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:12 pm

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8546. Further information on multiple LSATs.

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Postby in my eyes » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:45 am

156 depending on what type of URM is a LOCK for a Tier 1

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Postby overtheoxer » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:59 pm

156 depending on what type of URM is a LOCK for a Tier 1


Does this LOCK depend on grades?

I am aiming for a score higher than that, but I'll have some decisions to make if I score below 160.

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Postby Diddy » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:02 am

Has anyone had trouble trying to register on

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com

I've found all the sites that Corsair put up really helpful and I would like to get on this one for the coming application cycle. When I go to register it briefly shows a page where you can enter information but then it immediately goes to an error page that says "Only alphanumeric characters allow."

Anyone else experience this? I'm just using a PC w/ windows XP so I don't think it is a compatibility issue. :?




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