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Non-resident applying to state-schools

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:23 pm

I'm a resident of New York. My GPA is a 3.77 and I take the LSAT in October. I'm wondering how adversely affected I will be if I apply to state-law schools as a non-resident.

I'm asking how badly my chances are hurt if I apply to a Michigan, Virginia, Berkley, Texas etc. as a non-resident. I hear Texas only takes 35% out of state and i'm curious what the damage will be like to a New Yorker.

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Re: Non-resident applying to state-schools

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:28 pm

Impossible to say without an LSAT score.

Get a good enough one, it won't matter where you are from.

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Re: Non-resident applying to state-schools

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:31 pm

kalvano wrote:Impossible to say without an LSAT score.

Get a good enough one, it won't matter where you are from.


Thanks for the reply!

If I score at a schools median, will my residency be held against me?

I'm new to this whole thing, but i'm just curious how state schools use residency in the admissions process.

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Re: Non-resident applying to state-schools

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:34 pm

JerrySeinfeld wrote:
kalvano wrote:Impossible to say without an LSAT score.

Get a good enough one, it won't matter where you are from.


Thanks for the reply!

If I score at a schools median, will my residency be held against me?

I'm new to this whole thing, but i'm just curious how state schools use residency in the admissions process.



It's different for each school, but being out-of-state will definitely not help.

You want to stand out in one category. So if you're median LSAT but higher GPA, you've got a better then even shot.

The only school, as far as I know, that is completely impossible to predict is UNC.

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Re: Non-resident applying to state-schools

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:35 pm

kalvano wrote:
JerrySeinfeld wrote:
kalvano wrote:Impossible to say without an LSAT score.

Get a good enough one, it won't matter where you are from.


Thanks for the reply!

If I score at a schools median, will my residency be held against me?

I'm new to this whole thing, but i'm just curious how state schools use residency in the admissions process.



It's different for each school, but being out-of-state will definitely not help.

You want to stand out in one category. So if you're median LSAT but higher GPA, you've got a better then even shot.

The only school, as far as I know, that is completely impossible to predict is UNC.


Why is that?

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Re: Non-resident applying to state-schools

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:41 pm

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