What are my odds?

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby 3|ink » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:41 pm

165
3.15

George Mason is my goal. im_blue said I have a decent shot. Could someone quantify 'decent shot' for me?

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby NYC1010 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:48 pm

3|ink wrote:165
3.15

George Mason is my goal. im_blue said I have a decent shot. Could someone quantify 'decent shot' for me?



42% of those admitted last year were at or below those stats...according to law school predictor

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby turbotong » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:51 am

4.0 GPA Undergrad EE, 1 year exp doing computer architecture design/verification, 1 year internship exp doing circuit analysis at Raytheon while in school
161 LSAT
Chinese but US citizen
Any thoughts on my chances for Berkeley? They seem to emphasize gpa more. I know my LSAT score is kinda low, I looked at the calculators and they said I have a low to mid chance.
However, the calculators don't take into account that I am EE undergrad interested in patent law. Also, I'm from Texas if that makes a difference.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby palmtrees3 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:35 am

160/3.5
URM: Latina
Top 5 Liberal Arts
2 years BIGLAW paralegal experience
strong softs:
-worked 15+/week hours through UG
-strong leadership and internships
-strong LOR, PS, DS
-I have a compelling life story (father with drug addiction left stay at home mom w/ three kids, poverty)

I'd like to think I have a long, long shot for Georgetown or Northwestern.

List so far includes BU, BC, Fordham, UCLA, Rutgers-Newark, Cardoza, Brooklyn, NY Law as well.

Appreciate the advice!

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby patagonia » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:45 am

Ooh do me!

LSAT: 163
LSDAS GPA: 3.0 (I have an addendum explaining a serious injury during school which severely impacted my grades. Plus, no one at my school on the summary report had over a 3.8)

URM: Mexican
Female

Top Liberal Arts undergrad
Good leadership in undergrad (RA, Editor, School Paper)
Americorps year
Paralegal

Should I retake in December?

Thanks!

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby brickman » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:22 pm

164/3.71

Third time was the "charm", though still a ton below what I was testing at, in any case, applying to the following:

Good softs (maybe?).

BU
BC
UIUC (ED)
UT
Wisconsin
UW
W&M
WUSTL

Probably mostly are reaches, though wisconsin seems like I could maybe get in, dunno.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby Curry » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:54 pm

patagonia wrote:Ooh do me!

LSAT: 163
LSDAS GPA: 3.0 (I have an addendum explaining a serious injury during school which severely impacted my grades. Plus, no one at my school on the summary report had over a 3.8)

URM: Mexican
Female

Top Liberal Arts undergrad
Good leadership in undergrad (RA, Editor, School Paper)
Americorps year
Paralegal

Should I retake in December?

Thanks!


Gladly ;)

Um I would say retake in December. Get your score to 170 and you have your choice of any school.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby justhoping » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:54 am

3.7/170, chance for Columbia? I'm hoping that my Engineering major will give me a boost :|

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:55 am

justhoping wrote:3.7/170, chance for Columbia? I'm hoping that my Engineering major will give me a boost :|


Not good.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby JoeShmoe11 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:44 am

curryinaninstant wrote:
patagonia wrote:Ooh do me!

LSAT: 163
LSDAS GPA: 3.0 (I have an addendum explaining a serious injury during school which severely impacted my grades. Plus, no one at my school on the summary report had over a 3.8)

URM: Mexican
Female

Top Liberal Arts undergrad
Good leadership in undergrad (RA, Editor, School Paper)
Americorps year
Paralegal

Should I retake in December?

Thanks!


Gladly ;)

Um I would say retake in December. Get your score to 170 and you have your choice of any school.


Being a URM will get you MUCH farther than if you weren't, though your GPA is still lackluster and the addendum basically won't matter. You have a pretty low chance at the bottom half of the T14 as-is and almost none at the top half. With a 170 you would still be excluded from the T6 at least. My advice is to retest and shoot for the low to mid-170's. Nail a 175 and you could definitely break the T6. That GPA is really going to hurt you. In the end though your best bet is to apply EVERYWHERE in the T14, prepare an AMAZING app (integrate your softs and your URM status somehow) and sell yourself hard. In the end you'll probaby still get into a pretty decent school even without a retest.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby patagonia » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:40 pm

Thanks guys! This is very helpful (and good to hear, for the most part) Now I just need to keep my fingers crossed for today's test...

JoeShmoe11 wrote:
curryinaninstant wrote:
patagonia wrote:Ooh do me!

LSAT: 163
LSDAS GPA: 3.0 (I have an addendum explaining a serious injury during school which severely impacted my grades. Plus, no one at my school on the summary report had over a 3.8)

URM: Mexican
Female

Top Liberal Arts undergrad
Good leadership in undergrad (RA, Editor, School Paper)
Americorps year
Paralegal

Should I retake in December?

Thanks!


Gladly ;)

Um I would say retake in December. Get your score to 170 and you have your choice of any school.


Being a URM will get you MUCH farther than if you weren't, though your GPA is still lackluster and the addendum basically won't matter. You have a pretty low chance at the bottom half of the T14 as-is and almost none at the top half. With a 170 you would still be excluded from the T6 at least. My advice is to retest and shoot for the low to mid-170's. Nail a 175 and you could definitely break the T6. That GPA is really going to hurt you. In the end though your best bet is to apply EVERYWHERE in the T14, prepare an AMAZING app (integrate your softs and your URM status somehow) and sell yourself hard. In the end you'll probaby still get into a pretty decent school even without a retest.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby kkklick » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:57 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
justhoping wrote:3.7/170, chance for Columbia? I'm hoping that my Engineering major will give me a boost :|


Not good.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby kkklick » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:57 pm

turbotong wrote:4.0 GPA Undergrad EE, 1 year exp doing computer architecture design/verification, 1 year internship exp doing circuit analysis at Raytheon while in school
161 LSAT
Chinese but US citizen
Any thoughts on my chances for Berkeley? They seem to emphasize gpa more. I know my LSAT score is kinda low, I looked at the calculators and they said I have a low to mid chance.
However, the calculators don't take into account that I am EE undergrad interested in patent law. Also, I'm from Texas if that makes a difference.

Why patent law?

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby spacepenguin » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:22 am

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby kkklick » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:35 am

Chances at top 20 are pretty damn good. That GPA will be an asset.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby kkklick » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:36 am

And URM to boot? Have fun @ top 10.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby spacepenguin » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:22 pm

I appreciate the reply. For whatever reason I've always believed that the LSAT plays a much crucial role in admission than GPA; here's hoping that your optimism rubs off.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby TritonUCSD » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:24 pm

I hope I am in a correct thread.

Here is my situation:

Attended a community college and had 2.86 GPA. Worked in an environmental energy and design industry for 8 years and decided to go to law school. Went back to community college and transferred to the UCSD with a cumulative GPA of 3.42 (I got 36 units with straight As). I will graduate in the winter '11 quarter with the UC GPA of 4.0, however 76 quarter units are A+ and 8 units are A. I checked my GPA on LSAC and it comes out to 3.81. I have 174 on my LSAT.

Question:

I want to attend a t10 law school. I have excellent recommendations from 7 professors and will graduate with the distinguished honors from the UCSD's PoliSci department and the Summa Cum Laude from my college (UCSD is divided into 6 colleges). I am a white male, an immigrant.

The only disadvantaged status I can claim is the fact that I will be the first from my ethnic group to attend Stanford or Yale law schools (HLS has fair amount alumni with my ethnic background).

Most of my undergrad classes are PoliSci (with emphasis on policy and writing), Philosophy (logic, critical thinking, etc., with emphasis on writing) and environmental law/policy. I speak 5 foreign languages fluently (Russian, English, German, French, and Arabic) plus my native tongue. No, I am not Russian or of Slavic origin.

What are my chances of getting accepted to T3 (YHS), T6 (prefer Berkeley due to my interest in environmental and energy law) and T10 schools? Will admissions officers weigh my initial academic misadventure lower than my recent record?

Thank you for your replies.

Regards

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby kkklick » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:10 pm

I don't know.

Curry

Re: What are my odds?

Postby Curry » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:31 pm

TritonUCSD wrote:I hope I am in a correct thread.

Here is my situation:

Attended a community college and had 2.86 GPA. Worked in an environmental energy and design industry for 8 years and decided to go to law school. Went back to community college and transferred to the UCSD with a cumulative GPA of 3.42 (I got 36 units with straight As). I will graduate in the winter '11 quarter with the UC GPA of 4.0, however 76 quarter units are A+ and 8 units are A. I checked my GPA on LSAC and it comes out to 3.81. I have 174 on my LSAT.

Question:

I want to attend a t10 law school. I have excellent recommendations from 7 professors and will graduate with the distinguished honors from the UCSD's PoliSci department and the Summa Cum Laude from my college (UCSD is divided into 6 colleges). I am a white male, an immigrant.

The only disadvantaged status I can claim is the fact that I will be the first from my ethnic group to attend Stanford or Yale law schools (HLS has fair amount alumni with my ethnic background).

Most of my undergrad classes are PoliSci (with emphasis on policy and writing), Philosophy (logic, critical thinking, etc., with emphasis on writing) and environmental law/policy. I speak 5 foreign languages fluently (Russian, English, German, French, and Arabic) plus my native tongue. No, I am not Russian or of Slavic origin.

What are my chances of getting accepted to T3 (YHS), T6 (prefer Berkeley due to my interest in environmental and energy law) and T10 schools? Will admissions officers weigh my initial academic misadventure lower than my recent record?

Thank you for your replies.

Regards


Prob out at Y, decent shot at S and H. Should be in everywhere else, possibly with $

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby Brock2010 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:41 pm

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby austinv » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:04 pm

Okay -- I am trying to get a sense of what I should shoot for on the LSAT to get into a T-14 school (I know it will vary between Yale and Georgetown) but I'd like to know what I should shoot to score to have a decent shot at each school.

My other info:
1) UGPA: 3.83 (The first year I had tough family issues and had a 2.8 -- the next 6 semesters I got straight As -- hoping they will look at my upward trend)

2) Masters in Political Theory from the London School of Economics with Merit (high honors)

3) 4 years of work experience in high level positions in public service & politics (very good resume)

So, I am obviously going for the best score I can get on the LSAT, but after I get my score I'd like to know I'd need to get to have a decent chance at the T-14 based on my past credentials.

Thanks!

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby johnhead17 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:47 pm

Sounds like you've got a pretty good chance if you get about a 160 on the LSAT deepening of course how good your app is.

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Re: What are my odds?

Postby Reds622 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:38 pm

3.1 GPA
160 LSAT Score.
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Re: What are my odds?

Postby ILbadger » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:35 pm

I am looking to attend the Part Time programs at Kent, Depaul , or Loyola Chicago where I would work full-time during the day in Chicago. I worked two-part time jobs (30 hours a week) during my Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Year in College to help pay my for my parent's mortgage after my mom had to quit her job because of Chemotherapy. I was on the Dean's list my Freshman year; however, my grades did decline through the years as I was more focused on providing for my family than my undergrad education. I am considering taking the LSAT one more time in February to bump it over 160. Thanks for all your information.




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