3.235, 166 (hoping to get 170+) On next LSAT

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SHANbangs
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3.235, 166 (hoping to get 170+) On next LSAT

Postby SHANbangs » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:06 am

Hey guys,

I my LSAC converted GPA is going to be a 3.235, possibly lower, possibly higher, but definitely down to 3.2. I'd have higher but I got a D+ in first year calc, otherwise I'd probably ahve around a 3.38-3.4. My current LSAT score is 166. I'm fairly confident I can hit 170, but afterwards it's a crapshoot. Anyways, I'm looking at mostly splitter schools and top 30 schools. Do I have a reasonable shot with the current LSAT and GPA at any of these school? What about with a higher LSAT? What's the minimum LSAT I'd need to get to have a reasonable shot? I will def ED one of them (probably Georgetown).

Georgetown
Penn
Cornell
Chicago
BU
BC
GWU
UM
Notre Dame
Duke
Minnesota
American (not top 30 but I wanna be in DC)
UIUC
Canadian Schools:
Osgoode/York
McGill
UBC
Queen's
Western Ontario

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Dr. Strangelove
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Re: 3.235, 166 (hoping to get 170+) On next LSAT

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:35 pm

Georgetown: Reject
Penn: Reject
Cornell: Reject
Chicago: Reject
BU: Reject
BC: Waitlist
GWU: Waitlist
UM: Reject
Notre Dame: Reject
Duke: Reject
Minnesota: Waitlist
American (not top 30 but I wanna be in DC): Accept
UIUC: Waitlist

With a 166, your chances aren't too good at most of these schools.

A 170 would increase your chances considerably.
Georgetown: Waitlist (Applying ED may help you out.)
Penn: Reject
Cornell: Waitlist
Chicago: Reject
BU: Accept
BC: Accept
GWU: Waitlist
UM: Waitlist
Notre Dame: Accept
Duke: Reject
Minnesota: Waitlist
American (not top 30 but I wanna be in DC): Accept
UIUC: Accept

Minimum LSAT Recommended To Gaining Acceptance
Georgetown: 173
Penn: 176
Cornell: 174
Chicago:179
GWU: 172
UM:174
Duke: 174
Minnesota: 173

Can't help you out with the Canadian schools but..good luck!

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Re: 3.235, 166 (hoping to get 170+) On next LSAT

Postby prelaw10 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:18 pm

I didn't, purposefully, read the predictions of the poster above me.



166, 3.2

Georgetown (ed) - wait list
Penn - reject
Cornell - wait list
Chicago - reject
BU - wait list
BC - wait list
GWU - wait list
UM - reject
Notre Dame - wait list
Duke - reject
Minnesota - wait list
American (not top 30 but I wanna be in DC) - accept

170, 3.2

Georgetown (ed) - accept
Penn - reject
Cornell - wait list (maybe --> accept)
Chicago - reject
BU - accept
BC - accept
GWU - accept
UM - wait list
Notre Dame - accept
Duke - wait list
Minnesota - accept
American (not top 30 but I wanna be in DC) - accept
Last edited by prelaw10 on Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: 3.235, 166 (hoping to get 170+) On next LSAT

Postby bestusernameever » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:21 pm

You most likely will not get above a 170 FYY. Just prepare for if you dont

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merichard87
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Re: 3.235, 166 (hoping to get 170+) On next LSAT

Postby merichard87 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:29 pm

If you want to end up in DC y apply to Canadian schools? They're not even ABA accredited.

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Re: 3.235, 166 (hoping to get 170+) On next LSAT

Postby apropos » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:51 pm

Yeah, I'm also confused why Canadian schools are on here, but perhaps you have other places on your list of places to live.
Anyways, I think more info would be needed to talk about the canadian schools. You might be in much better shape if your overall GPA has good and bad years in it. Osgoode takes your best two years to calculate GPA. Don't know about McGill. UBC drops, I think, about a semester. And I'm not sure about the other two, but it's common practice for Canadian law schools to count only some portion of your UG years. If it's not the case that you have a bad year or two pulling down your GPA, then you could be worse off since theyre also known to favor GPA a lot more (from what i've read, it's about 75/25 or so, depending on the school). Youd probably be good at Western, though, from the little i know about them.
Osgoode/York
McGill
UBC
Queen's
Western Ontario

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Re: 3.235, 166 (hoping to get 170+) On next LSAT

Postby OG Loc » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:00 pm

merichard87 wrote:If you want to end up in DC y apply to Canadian schools? They're not even ABA accredited.

+1

ALso wondering why you're not considering UVa, they take splitters and are near DC. With a 166 I wouldn't bother, but if you do hit 170 ED'ing would give you a great shot.

*Didn't realize how old this was.

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Re: 3.235, 166 (hoping to get 170+) On next LSAT

Postby kaydish21 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:04 pm

I completely agree with the predictions here, but would just add that a 170 is pure YP waitlist at American. Carry on. :)

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Re: 3.235, 166 (hoping to get 170+) On next LSAT

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:30 pm

Canadian law schools tend to weigh LSAT scores & GPAs equally, although at least one Canadian law school states that it gives GPA 70% weight & LSAT score 30%.




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