reverendt wrote:I think Berkeley tends to favor gpa, and you've got a real nice one. They also like work experience.
Maybe 165-166 if they like your softs...?
This is extremely misleading. Even with a 170 and a 3.9 you can't be confident of an acceptance at Boalt.
Yeah, Berkeley likes people with high GPAs, but a high GPA and a decent LSAT is not sufficient to get in.
Looking at the LSN, most of the "anomalies" are explained by softs that caught Dean Tom's attention: combat veteran experience, multiple award winning theses, published papers, etc. "Mere" work experience or graduate work doesn't appear to be enough. Because Boalt has such a unique (read: black box) style of admission, the only people who can be reasonably confident of an acceptance based on numbers alone are those few people out there with the killer 175/3.95+ combination.
Back to the OP's question. If you score above a 165 (combined with your GPA) and pull the ED trigger at UVA, you probably have around a 50% chance. With a 166, your chances at Cornell are less than 50%. With a 167, I'd say 50%. With a 168, you've got a golden ticket to Ithaca. Georgetown's line is drawn at 169. I could go on, but you should just look at http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com