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169/3.83 and unusual softs. Chances?

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:35 am
by Cujo89
I've got 169 LSAT/3.83 GPA from UC Davis and I have unusual softs (grew up in Alaska, homeschooled, graduating from college early, but I don't really have any resume padding, e.g. no internships or community service, since I was a college athlete).
Any comments on my chances at:

Harvard
Stanford
Duke (applied priority track)
Michigan
UCLA
UC Davis

(I don't really expect to get into H or S, but I figured I'll only apply to law school once, why not take a shot.)

Thanks in advance for any replies :)

Re: 169/3.83 and unusual softs. Chances?

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:52 am
by bees
When did u apply?

H - out
S - out (you might be able to pull off a WL, but I don't think so)
D - in
M - in
UCLA - in
Davis - in

As long as you were able to make an interesting story come through in your resume I don't think the lack of internships/service will hurt you.

Edit: changed Hastings to Davis, but it doesn't matter because you shouldn't go to either.

Re: 169/3.83 and unusual softs. Chances?

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:00 am
by Cujo89
I got all my applications in on 1/19/10. I could/should have gotten them in before Christmas break, but I had a problem getting my transcript sent to LSAC. I'm hoping the late send in doesn't hurt my chances too much, but there's nothing I can do about it now.

Also, I applied to UC Davis, not Hastings.

Re: 169/3.83 and unusual softs. Chances?

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:25 am
by im_blue
Harvard - out
Stanford - out
Duke (applied priority track) - in
Michigan - in
UCLA - in
UC Davis - in

You should also check out Cornell, Georgetown, Berkeley, and NYU as targets for your numbers. Btw why are Stanford, UCLA, and UC Davis on your list but not Berkeley?

Re: 169/3.83 and unusual softs. Chances?

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:20 pm
by Cujo89
For the most part, I only applied to UCLA because I got a fee waiver from them. I didn't apply to Berkeley because the city sounds a little bit too liberal crazy, and I wasn't sure I could see myself living there for the next three years.
Thanks for the reply, and I am also looking at some of those other schools :mrgreen: