3.9 at Notre Dame

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3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby hoyas9488 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:22 pm

I received a 3.9 from the University of Notre Dame. I'm currently taking a year off to do Teach For America but will be applying to law school this fall. What LSAT range would I need for admission into any top 20 school? i have strong LORs fyi

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:34 pm

162-163 might sneak you into WUSTL, but 164 is in.

But Top 20 is a poor cut off. WUSTL and GWU are still TTT.

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby hoyas9488 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:41 pm

1. what is TTT?
2. ideally i would like to be a law school professor, so top 10 or top 14 would have been a better specification. any sugesstions on this?

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby djjf39 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:43 pm

Unless you are an URM, OP, then I would say 170+ for good chances at the T14 and 174+ for Y. You may need to heavily target Y if you want to be a professor. What was your major?

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:47 pm

hoyas9488 wrote:1. what is TTT?
2. ideally i would like to be a law school professor, so top 10 or top 14 would have been a better specification. any sugesstions on this?


yale or harvard.

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby hoyas9488 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:39 am

i did economics and mathematics. what would be the effects of going to notre dame on my chances of becoming a law professor? it doesn't seem that many come from there.

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:46 am

Desert Fox wrote:162-163 might sneak you into WUSTL, but 164 is in.

But Top 20 is a poor cut off. WUSTL and GWU are still TTT.



DF, when do you start law school?



To the OP, I would imagine he's right though. 164+ and you are most likely top-20 bound. However, with a GPA like that, it would be a shame to waste it. Aim high. Check out Berkley when you go to LSN. They love a good GPA and get pretty forgiving about the LSAT (if memory serves i think a 166 would give you a great shot there).

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:49 am

Desert Fox wrote:162-163 might sneak you into WUSTL, but 164 is in.

But Top 20 is a poor cut off. WUSTL and GWU are still TTT.


As much as DF's elitism rubs me the wrong way, he is actually right here. Settling for T20 is probably not TCR, unless you can swing a full ride in a region you want to study or you are just a terrible test taker. You have a 3.9 and plenty of time to study for the LSAT. You should be going to a T6 or a T14 for free.

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:51 am

Kobe_Teeth wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:162-163 might sneak you into WUSTL, but 164 is in.

But Top 20 is a poor cut off. WUSTL and GWU are still TTT.



DF, when do you start law school?



To the OP, I would imagine he's right though. 164+ and you are most likely top-20 bound. However, with a GPA like that, it would be a shame to waste it. Aim high. Check out Berkley when you go to LSN. They love a good GPA and get pretty forgiving about the LSAT (if memory serves i think a 166 would give you a great shot there).


Late August.

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:52 am

romothesavior wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:162-163 might sneak you into WUSTL, but 164 is in.

But Top 20 is a poor cut off. WUSTL and GWU are still TTT.


As much as DF's elitism rubs me the wrong way, he is actually right here. Settling for T20 is probably not TCR, unless you can swing a full ride in a region you want to study or you are just a terrible test taker. You have a 3.9 and plenty of time to study for the LSAT. You should be going to a T6 or a T14 for free.


It's not me who is elitist, it's the legal hiring market. If I could have taken $$$ at WUSTL, Illinois, or Minnesota, and still had decent career prospects I would have.

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby hoyas9488 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:45 pm

How often do law schools give out money? It seems that a lot of people are implying it's not impossible to obtain large scholarships but I was always under a different impression.

Are there any other threads on that topic?

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Re: 3.9 at Notre Dame

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:22 pm

hoyas9488 wrote:How often do law schools give out money? It seems that a lot of people are implying it's not impossible to obtain large scholarships but I was always under a different impression.

Are there any other threads on that topic?


You just need to have very high numbers (lsat/GPA) for a school.

With a 3.9, you'll be able to get full ride scholarships at some schools, but they might not be very good.

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com




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