What are my odds?

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rw2264
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Re: What are my odds?

Postby rw2264 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:30 pm

gatorlion wrote:Extreme reverse splitter (4.0/158)

GPA 4.0 from state school (top 50)
National finalist for prestigious award
Numerous merit scholarships
LSAT 158 (after practicing consistently in 162-167 range)
2 Master's degrees (state school and ivy league)
Lots of conference presentations
Lots of research work (state school and ivy league)
Lots of leadership
Couple publications as solo author
Interested in environmental law

Chances at:
Berkeley
UCLA (ED)
BC
GW
Colorado
U. Washington
Hastings
Tulane
Lewis & Clark
Vermont

Thanks!



For Christ's sake, retake the LSAT. if you can get a 165 you are in everywhere except maybe berkeley. without it--out at Berkeley, UCLA, GW, UWash, Hastings. A maybe everywhere else besides Vermont and Lewis & Clark.
WAIT AND RETAKE. Why would you spend over a hundred thousand dollars on law school when you can spend nothing if you go to the same, low-ranked law school and they give you $$$ for your better stats, or spend that hundred thousand dollars somewhere great like Berkeley?
If you can get a 4.0 in college (at somewhere better than a community college I assume), you can get a 165 on the LSAT. Study for 1 hour a day for three months. Your score will go up. I promise.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby rw2264 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:44 pm

msimeth wrote:Graduating from college at age 20 (I got bachelors in three years and started college a year early)
GPA 3.94 with an electrical engineering degree
LSAT 160
Full tuition scholarship for undergraduate
Engineering internship for two summers
Tutored throughout school year for all three academic years.
Lots of leadership with student organizations
Letters of recommendation are from engineering professors.

I was wondering about my chances at any of the top 20 schools. My focus is intellectual property.

What worries me is that my entire background is all in engineering and my LSAT score is low.

I would be applying to the joint degree program to those that offer an EE masters/JD if that changes anything.


Retake, get a 165, and the world is your oyster! That's an exaggeration. But you can definitely break into the top 20 if you raise your LSAT 5 points.

also, don't worry about the engineering thing holding you back.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby nycbanker » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:30 pm

Taking LSAT for Feb (projected score 159-161) 2.6 uggpa 5 years wall street work experiece (AVP & Assoc. positions at two top banks in asset and wealth management) Wharton exec ed program and NYU certificate program 3.9 gpa. Good LOR's from senior exec's.

Applying to

Indiana Bloomington
UIUC
Bama
Cincy
UConn
Florida
Florida State
Miami
Penn State
Tulane
LSU
MSU

Any throughts? Thank you!

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby dh22 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:59 pm

sept lsat: 149 =(, feb: 154 =/ (60th percentile) uggpa: ~3.0, 3 years work experience

chances at Southwestern Law in Los Angeles? hellp

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby JR14 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:39 pm

UGPA: 3.48 ( I don't know how much of a difference this makes, but I have a strong upward grade trend with a 3.34 at community college and 3.8 at a t50 university.)
LSAT: 161
URM: Mexican-American

What do you think my chances are at Cornell, UCLA, and UT-Austin and USC?

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby silly101 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:53 pm

UGPA: 3.2 Chemical Engineering
LSAT: Feb=166 (will retake in Sept, hoping for 170)
GPA has a much higher average after junior year than the first 2 years
very involved in 2 research projects (different groups/professors)
accepted to internship in DC for engineers interested in policy (11 chosen)
will probably have strong recommendation letters

Phi Alpha Delta leadership positions
general member of some engineering clubs

Chances at USC & UCLA

Thanks

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:04 pm

silly101 wrote:UGPA: 3.2 Chemical Engineering
LSAT: Feb=166 (will retake in Sept, hoping for 170)
GPA has a much higher average after junior year than the first 2 years
very involved in 2 research projects (different groups/professors)
accepted to internship in DC for engineers interested in policy (11 chosen)
will probably have strong recommendation letters

Phi Alpha Delta leadership positions
general member of some engineering clubs

Chances at USC & UCLA

Thanks


With a 166, Out at both schools. Get a 170 and you'd probably get at least one waitlist and maybe an outright acceptance.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:12 pm

JR14 wrote:UGPA: 3.48 ( I don't know how much of a difference this makes, but I have a strong upward grade trend with a 3.34 at community college and 3.8 at a t50 university.)
LSAT: 161
URM: Mexican-American

What do you think my chances are at Cornell, UCLA, and UT-Austin and USC?


Texas: WL/OUT
UCLA: OUT
USC: WL/IN
Cornell: WL/OUT

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:16 pm

dh22 wrote:sept lsat: 149 =(, feb: 154 =/ (60th percentile) uggpa: ~3.0, 3 years work experience

chances at Southwestern Law in Los Angeles? hellp


probably a waitlist...you're barely above both 25ths.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:21 pm

nycbanker wrote:Taking LSAT for Feb (projected score 159-161) 2.6 uggpa 5 years wall street work experiece (AVP & Assoc. positions at two top banks in asset and wealth management) Wharton exec ed program and NYU certificate program 3.9 gpa. Good LOR's from senior exec's.

Applying to

Indiana Bloomington
UIUC
Bama
Cincy
UConn
Florida
Florida State
Miami
Penn State
Tulane
LSU
MSU

Any throughts? Thank you!


If you get a 161 I'd say WL/IN at LSU, Penn State, and Miami. You'd probably be out everywhere else unless you could bring that LSAT up to about 165, and at that point your UGPA would still make the cycle unpredictable.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby sgp_lycee » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:41 am

Hello I'm applying this fall for 2011 acceptance

URM female
GPA 2.9
LSAT 160-165 (practice range)
high school teacher (worked at a low SES school and also at an international school)
Lived in South Korea for 3 years
learning Korean
Strong recs from former jobs (been out of school for nearly 4 year so getting academic rec will be difficult)


Schools I will be applying to:
UT Law (I'm a TX residence)
SMU
UH
U of Georgia

I'm also thinking about some others like: Tulane, American, William and Mary

I'll probably apply to others but have no idea what my stats will get me into. I'm pushing myself to get as close to 170 as a possibly can, but I'll have to wait and see.

Any thoughts on my chances? Thanks!

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby SoCalStudent » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:16 am

gatorlion wrote:Extreme reverse splitter (4.0/158)

GPA 4.0 from state school (top 50)
National finalist for prestigious award
Numerous merit scholarships
LSAT 158 (after practicing consistently in 162-167 range)
2 Master's degrees (state school and ivy league)
Lots of conference presentations
Lots of research work (state school and ivy league)
Lots of leadership
Couple publications as solo author
Interested in environmental law

Chances at:
Berkeley
UCLA (ED)
BC
GW
Colorado
U. Washington
Hastings
Tulane
Lewis & Clark
Vermont

Thanks!


If you retake the LSAT's and score a 165+, you can get into all those schools and get some money. Study hard over the summer and take the October exams. Otherwise, you only have Vermont, L&C, and maybe Tulane and Hastings.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby labratguy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:45 pm

I was a physics major undergrad. First two years I was far more concerned with partying than studying, ended up with a 2.0 my freshman and sophomore years. The next two I worked my butt off, eventually getting a 3.9 and 3.8 my senior year. Finished UG with 2.76

Add to this the fact I have a MS Mech Eng from a top 10 school, over all about 3.4 GPA.
I have been working in industry for 5 years as a researcher with several patents of my own. I have a 170 LSAT score.
I want to become a patent attorney

From my own research, it seems the only T14 i have a shot at is northwestern, possibly Cornell.

My preference,however, is West Coast:
What are my odds @:
UCLA
USC
UC Hasting
Boalt
Loyola LA
UC Davis
BU
BC
NW
Cornell

I would hope that the admission counselor would see that the actions of an 18,19 year old are no indication of what I am today...would my record mitigate my Freshman an Sophomore years enough for them to over look that...if not for those years I feel I'de have a great shot a quite a few top 10 schools....

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Tue May 18, 2010 12:31 am

What are my odds @:
UCLA: Reject
USC: Reject
UC Hastings: Waitlist
Boalt: Reject
Loyola LA: Accept
UC Davis: Accept
BU: Reject
BC: Reject
NW: Reject
Cornell: Reject

The LSAT helps but the GPA is really pulling you down at a lot of places-good luck!

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby salen » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:50 am

EDIT: Amazon.com (including Zappos and Endless) is probably cheaper.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby NJcollegestudent » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:35 am

I have not taken the LSAT however what would be my chances at

Rutgers-Newark
Rutgers-Camden
Temple
UPenn


3.98 GPA (currently have)
159-161 (projected LSAT)

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Re: What are my odds?

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby Patriot1208 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:23 pm

NJcollegestudent wrote:I have not taken the LSAT however what would be my chances at

Rutgers-Newark
Rutgers-Camden
Temple
UPenn


3.98 GPA (currently have)
159-161 (projected LSAT)


Less than zero at upenn

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby njgal » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:47 pm

I just want to know what type of schools I could realistically get in with my information. I am aiming for top 20 but I know how difficult that is.

Attend UVA undergrad (not a virginia resident)
Varsity athlete
Accounting/marketing major
internship every summer
3.67 GPA
167 LSAT
White female
Also have the traditional softs like volunteering, sorority position, etc...

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:04 am

njgal wrote:I just want to know what type of schools I could realistically get in with my information. I am aiming for top 20 but I know how difficult that is.

Attend UVA undergrad (not a virginia resident)
Varsity athlete
Accounting/marketing major
internship every summer
3.67 GPA
167 LSAT
White female
Also have the traditional softs like volunteering, sorority position, etc...


You'll have a chance at cornell and down. You may not break into cornell and georgetown. But you should get at least 2 from 16-20 range. But you need to think a lot more about where specifically you want to practice if you don't get into cornell and georgetown. Do not go to WUSTL if you have no interest in the surrounding area. This applies to any other school in this area.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby Deuce » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:40 pm

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby splitterhopeful » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:23 pm

I just received a 165 on the June LSAT and found out that LSAC dropped my GPA from a 2.9 to a 2.5

I have a major upward grade trend (retook my entire first semester for one, which LSAC counted)
I have 3 years work experience at diverse, yet not amazing positions. Will have professional recommendations (1 or 2)
I will be applying as early as possible and am banking on writing and re-writing personal statements and optional essays and just being persistent as hell (I got a personal letter from my registrar sent to LSAC arguing my GPA to no avail..haha)

I want to go to school in the SE, somewhere that doesn't have a lot of competition. My #1 goal = jobs
I really want to go to Wake Forest and know someone who can write a recommendation that was a board member. I will apply their new early decision. I am also thinking Tulane. I don't care about paying sticker (I am making less than 20k a year right now...it is only up from here, debt or not).

What do you think? Thanks!

EDIT-As for retaking the LSAT, I averaged a 169 on my PTs and hit a high of 174 (in the 170s about five times total). -4 on my LG really messed me up.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby dukivich10 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:40 pm

LSAC GPA: 3.56 June 2010: 159

Typical internships at Law firms/Investment Bank (finance major)
Participated in a student managed investment fund which invested a portion of my schools endowment fund (hope i didn't screw that up!)
-Would this be a slightly above average soft? Probably not...
National Honors Society in High School...jk


Plan on applying to....

UF
FSU
da U
Stetson



What do you think of my current chances? If i retake in October, what do you think i will need to secure UF or FSU or get money from UM?

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby Estew » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:02 pm

I have about a 3.0-3.1 Gpa at Umich AA (i was a bio major which killed it)
Major upward trends
Study Abroad in France
Good Letters of Rec
Volunteer work
164 LSAT
Black Female

Chances for
Georgetown
Cornell
Emory U
Notre Dame
Duke
UNC
I know these are far fetched but i would sure love Columbia or NYU?
Thanks

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby glcoupe » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:02 am

Graduating GPA of 4.1 from a State school. solid LORS. I am going to take an LSAT prep course. What do I need to get on the LSAT to go to a T-14 school?

I would take anything in the TOP 14.


Thanks for the help




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