What are my odds?

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J-Rod
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Postby J-Rod » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:37 pm

WUSL and Notre Dame recruit well in Chicago if you'd be willing to live there

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Grad_Student
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Postby Grad_Student » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:39 pm

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M20009
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Postby M20009 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:50 pm

I think you need to apply to more schools outside Tornado Alley, friend.

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Grad_Student
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Postby Grad_Student » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:54 pm

But I want to have a tornado basement, similar to that in War of the Worlds.

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M20009
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Postby M20009 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:59 pm

Pick a remote school and train an army like Colonel Kurtz instead.

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Postby logicallauren » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:11 pm

I love Chicago. That's good news.

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plywood
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Postby plywood » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:51 am

To the conversation about Berkeley: LSN is not representative, it is only a few hundred people each cycle. Not to mention people could be lying. The actual numbers do not add up, sure it is a decent guide but don't base your decisions of LSN. If Berkeley has a median LSAT of 166 and a median gpa of 3.79, don't you think you have a good shot with a LSAT of 165-169 and a GPA of better than 3.9? Seriously, how many people did Berkeley admit? If half of them have lower numbers than 166 and 3.79, I don't think they are all URMs or internationals. Have some confidence and apply, I think you have a legitimate shot - better than their acceptance rate.

bennyblanco
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Postby bennyblanco » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:36 pm

What up all

3.75 GPA at University of Chicago undergrad
176 LSAT

volunteer work at Chicago art institute
Interned at the public defender's office
Competent in Russian, Spanish, rudimentary Greek
Dean's list all four years
Will graduate with honors in philosophy

Targets:

Harvard
UVA Law
Columbia
Stanford
Georgetown
Chicago

Chances?

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the rza
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Postby the rza » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:03 pm

^ Good.

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Pyke
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Postby Pyke » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:07 pm

Even at a 3.76/176....I think you should have a safety in the lower t14...

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the rza
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Postby the rza » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:08 pm

Georgetown is #14

bennyblanco
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Postby bennyblanco » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:31 pm

^^ Of the schools on that list, I've got to say I'm leaning towards UVA. I'm interested in working for the FBI, and I hear they've got people who know people at UVA.

I've considered Yale, too, but they've got a strange grading system that I don't like at all... I told that to the admissions rep when he showed up at the U of C campus today, and he was not at all helpful. The way he talked about it, it seems like you have no idea at all how you're doing until you get a P, an NP, or an H on your transcript.

Uncertainty is bad.

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Postby invertshadow » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:29 pm

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Postby awesomerossum » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:48 pm

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Jayo
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Chances?

Postby Jayo » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:35 pm

Applying (in order of preference):

1. Fordham Part Time
2. Loyola Marymount/Brooklyn
3. Santa Clara, Southwestern
4. Pepperdine
5. San Diego

3.0 GPA/163 LSAT (159 the second time I wrote in Sept)

Soft factors:

- West-Coast Canadian (pro or con??)
- Work study at 3 law firms including under my uncle, the managing partner of O'Melveny and [deleted] (SV), as well as under my father in Vancouver and family friend in Hong Kong
- 3.78 GPA 3rd year (upward trend worth anything?)
- UVic President's Scholarship for outstanding GPA

- Black Belt martial artist
- Certified Krav Maga self-defense instructor by Krav Maga worldwide in Los Angeles. Attended intensive training in LA during 2nd year (youngest instructor in British Columbia)
- Instructor at the national Krav Maga training center in Vancouver
- Launched and instructed (on my own) the Krav Maga program in Victoria, which I ran and taught by myself throughout third year

***

Thank you all in advance for your input. Fordham is really my top choice, so while I know it's a bit of a long shot even for part time, I'd love some feedback regarding that.

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Postby superfly80 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:40 pm

My stats are similar to yours....

3.2 GPA from Boston University, 163 LSAT (I retook, 159 in Feb)

Soft Factors

In my final stages of PHD in molecular biology, strong recs from my committee/advisor
Lots of volunteer and professional experience

Fordham part time is also my top choice.... i called them and they said their median part time stats are 3.5 GPA and 162 LSAT.... I don't think it's that long of a shot for you....

I am also interested in St.Johns, New York Law, and Brooklyn

Sarajbj
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Postby Sarajbj » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:53 pm

3.88 GPA/157 LSAT (re-taking in december)

Soft Factors: Residence Assistant, President of the legal soceity, captain of the mock trial team, Exective assistant of the National Criminal Justice Honor society, member of various other organizations, Research Assisant at the Henry Lee Istitute of Forensic Scienec, have held on campus jobs duing my sophomore and junior year and am currently interning at a law firm

Reaches:
Brooklyn
Cardoza

Targets:
Case-Western
Seton Hall
U Richmond

Safties:
Quinippiac
Suffolk University

.. Do I have these schools placed into the right catagories? An what are my chances at a school like brooklyn or cardoza, how high do i need to get my lsat up? (I've already checked out LSN and all those sites)

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Postby Mark71121 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:59 pm

invertshadow: You need more "safety" schools. You have no chance at Cornell or W&M. Practically no chance at Temple, Florida, Rutgers and very small chance at Miami and St. Johns. Cast a wider net at lower T2 and T3 schools. This is assuming you're not a URM.

awesomerossum: I think you're a strong candidate for Penn on down. Might be able to slide into one of CCN if you play your cards right.

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Pyke
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Postby Pyke » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:40 am

Roflmao. Look, I agree that aiming high is good but calling Mich and UVa targets at 159.....

Super Reaches or Reaches...fine...but even I don't call em targets (often) at 166...

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Postby Hitachi » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:19 am

I think he is banking on being URM, but Native Americans don't receive that big a boost. He might get lucky off some waitlists, unlike this guy: --LinkRemoved--

Or else, he just means "target" in the sense that he's aiming there.
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Pyke
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Postby Pyke » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:21 am

Meh. Perhaps. I agree he should apply, and agree that he might have a really small chance, I just think betting on it would be bad.

MarkTwain
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Postby MarkTwain » Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:21 am

From what I understand NA gets a very large boost. Not as much as Black, but more than hispanic. I would still say looking at lower T25 would be a much safer bet while still applying to the higher schools. Be sure to explain to your wife that the salaries for T25 schools aren't substantially lower than those for T14 or whatever... provided you do well in law school. Then tell her you will do amazing in law school, and hold true to your word.

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Postby suite1718 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:58 pm

3.64 & 156/160

George Washington
Boston College
William & Mary (haven't applied)
Notre Dame

Iowa
American
Indiana-Bloomington
Miami (accepted)
Pepperdine

Northeastern (haven't applied)
Seton Hall
DePaul
Loyola-Chicago




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