Just Kind of Curious

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MentalGopher
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Just Kind of Curious

Postby MentalGopher » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:56 am

I'm leaning toward healthcare law, although I could probably swing for labor law or corporate. I've narrowed down my top schools to the list below.

1. University of Minnesota
2. Vanderbilt
3. Notre Dame
4. George Mason
5. Arizona State
6. Case Western Reserve
7. Wake Forest
8. University of Wisconsin
9. Southern Methodist
10. Penn State
11. WUSL
12. UNLV
13. University of Utah
14. IU-Bloomington

I'm wondering what I'd need in terms of LSAT in order to get into these schools. Currently, I'm scoring around a 167 on practice tests, with a high of 172. (My diagnostic was a 151 and I'm currently in an LSAT course with Princeton Review.) I'll be taking the June LSAT, so if my PTs are reflected, would that be sufficient?

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:57 am

With a 3.8 GPA? A 167 would get you into almost every school on that list, and probably with some money @ the lower ranked ones.

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby thisguy456 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:13 am

It will be sufficient, and sufficient to even think about expanding that list.

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:51 am

If you can get a 167 you should dump about 3/4 of the schools on that list.

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby MentalGopher » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:02 am

D. H2Oman wrote:If you can get a 167 you should dump about 3/4 of the schools on that list.


Penn State, Utah, and UNLV are on there mostly as safeties, but I was thinking I might get full scholarships with a 167.

ASU is decent for healthcare, but I really don't want to stay here. (It's more of a last resort.) And the degree doesn't travel well outside of the state unless I do the JD/MBA with W.P. Carey.

1, 6, and 15 were the best schools for health care that I'd be willing to attend. (Sorry, but the idea of going to Seton Hall or U of Maryland doesn't appeal to me.) I had Wisconsin on there because I would like to practice in the Upper Midwest.

As for Vanderbilt, it sounds good, but I doubt I could afford it.

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:06 am

The usnews Health Care law specialty rankings are trash. Don't look at them again.

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:11 am

D. H2Oman wrote:The usnews [strike]Health Care law[/strike] specialty rankings are trash. Don't look at them again.

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby MentalGopher » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:15 am

D. H2Oman wrote:The usnews Health Care law specialty rankings are trash. Don't look at them again.


Good to know. I had a feeling USNWR's rankings were a little bit weird.

But U of Minnesota's still a good school that I'd really like to attend, regardless. And it's relatively affordable compared to most of my other schools (except for maybe ASU, since I'd get in-state status).

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:18 am

i would app to uminn, uiuc, nd, washu, NU, mich, and berkeley

don't go to asu

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby futurelawyer413 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:09 pm

Law School Predictor.com
Law School Numbers

^^ should give you a ball-park idea!, and of course, please take the data w/ a grain of salt

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby HazelEyes » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:15 pm

MentalGopher wrote:I'm leaning toward healthcare law, although I could probably swing for labor law or corporate. I've narrowed down my top schools to the list below.

1. University of Minnesota
2. Vanderbilt
3. Notre Dame
4. George Mason
5. Arizona State
6. Case Western Reserve
7. Wake Forest
8. University of Wisconsin
9. Southern Methodist
10. Penn State
11. WUSL
12. UNLV
13. University of Utah
14. IU-Bloomington

I'm wondering what I'd need in terms of LSAT in order to get into these schools. Currently, I'm scoring around a 167 on practice tests, with a high of 172. (My diagnostic was a 151 and I'm currently in an LSAT course with Princeton Review.) I'll be taking the June LSAT, so if my PTs are reflected, would that be sufficient?


Why isn't U Maryland on your list? The health law program there is supposed to be very good. U Minn is very good too, it'd probably be my top choice with scores like yours too.

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby HazelEyes » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:17 pm

Oh, just saw your reply, never mind then. But I am curious why you're not interested when you've put lower ranked schools on your list.

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Re: Just Kind of Curious

Postby amclane » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:22 pm

MentalGopher wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:If you can get a 167 you should dump about 3/4 of the schools on that list.


Penn State, Utah, and UNLV are on there mostly as safeties, but I was thinking I might get full scholarships with a 167.

ASU is decent for healthcare, but I really don't want to stay here. (It's more of a last resort.) And the degree doesn't travel well outside of the state unless I do the JD/MBA with W.P. Carey.

1, 6, and 15 were the best schools for health care that I'd be willing to attend. (Sorry, but the idea of going to Seton Hall or U of Maryland doesn't appeal to me.) I had Wisconsin on there because I would like to practice in the Upper Midwest.

As for Vanderbilt, it sounds good, but I doubt I could afford it.


Haha Seton Hall and Maryland are the only schools I am considering... To each his own!




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