Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

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Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby rklafehn » Mon May 17, 2010 7:08 pm

I graduated with a 3.92 GPA overall from the University at Buffalo with a 3.97 GPA in my major (mathematics) and a 4.0 in my minor (Philosophy). My last four semesters were all 4.0 GPAs.

I am currently studying for the LSAT, which I will be taking in June. My current range of scores on the exam is 172 - 176.

I have decent "soft" factors such as undergraduate teaching assistant position, two research positions under two different professors, have given a presentation at a national conference for undergraduates, and have done various community service over the years.

What do you think my chances are of being admitted and subsequently offered a decent amount of money from the following schools: Columbia, NYU, UPenn, Georgetown, Vanderbilt.

Thanks. All and any input is appreciated.

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby miamiman » Mon May 17, 2010 7:15 pm

rklafehn wrote:Columbia, NYU, UPenn, Georgetown, Vanderbilt.



Subtle Vandy trolling?

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby quickquestionthanks » Mon May 17, 2010 7:15 pm

Top 15? Blatant UCLA trolling

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby yeff » Mon May 17, 2010 7:19 pm

quickquestionthanks wrote:Top 15? Blatant UCLA trolling


probs not, given they mentioned Vandy.

OP, if you successfully achieve such a score on a real LSAT, you will have an excellent chance of being admitted and subsequently and/or concurrently offered decent amount of money at all of those schools.

Actually, Penn and possibly Georgetown will probably waitlist you, assuming that you will get into a YHS and/or CCN with money.

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby rklafehn » Mon May 17, 2010 7:21 pm

I can't find any information on scholarships anywhere and I am already going to have to take out loans to pay for law school. Thus, I am curious as to my chances of receiving money from a top school, thus allowing me to attend there and not be $100k+ in debt. So, any real input would be appreciated.

And I do not know what "UCLA trolling" means.

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon May 17, 2010 7:27 pm

rklafehn wrote:I can't find any information on scholarships anywhere and I am already going to have to take out loans to pay for law school. Thus, I am curious as to my chances of receiving money from a top school, thus allowing me to attend there and not be $100k+ in debt. So, any real input would be appreciated.

And I do not know what "UCLA trolling" means.


I know this isn't one of the schools you listed, but I got $30K/year at Michigan with a 3.92/168.

Edit: What is your LSAC GPA? It can vary widely from your school's. Calculate it online at lawschoolpredictor.com.

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby merichard87 » Mon May 17, 2010 7:28 pm

Just go look at lawschoolnumbers.com

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby nealric » Tue May 18, 2010 11:15 pm

Come back when you have a REAL LSAT score. Everyone and his dog practices in the 170s.

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby ze2151 » Tue May 18, 2010 11:18 pm

if you actually get a 172+ score, you have a good shot at getting money. full scholarships are pretty rare though.

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby Joga Bonito » Tue May 18, 2010 11:20 pm

miamiman wrote:
rklafehn wrote:Columbia, NYU, UPenn, Georgetown, Vanderbilt.



Subtle Vandy trolling?


This is conspicuous Vandy trolling. Perhaps the OP meant Texas, Vandy, USC, WashU.

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby romothesavior » Tue May 18, 2010 11:21 pm

:!: :!: :!: Blatant Vandy/UCLA/Cornell/Georgetown trolling :!: :!: :!:

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby romothesavior » Tue May 18, 2010 11:23 pm

Okay but seriously, with your GPA, you should be aiming WAY higher.

Low 170s- Top 6
Mid/High 170s- HYS

A 173+ will give you serious looks from the very, very top schools, and you'll be in contention for the most prestigious schollies at T10 schools.

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby T14_Scholly » Wed May 19, 2010 10:23 am

As the recipient of a phat T14 scholly, I assess your chances at 55%.

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Re: Chances of Top 15 Law School Scholarship

Postby schnoodle » Wed May 19, 2010 10:41 am

^^^ douchebag.




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