Where to go w/ a 3.5 and 165.

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Where to go w/ a 3.5 and 165.

Postby deadhipsters » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:30 pm

Hi. I am new poster and just looking for a little insight on what my chances/ target schools should be. 3.5/ 165 and three years of work experience. 1 year as a paralegal in NYC, fairly prestigious firm. 2 years of working at NPO coordinating charitable events. I hope to do prosecution. So biglaw is not an issue. Average softs in college- if not sub par. White male. Planning on a retake. However, with my current numbers this is where I would apply:

BC:
William and Mary:
U Conn:
Wake Forest:
Villanova:
UNC (OOS):

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Where to go w/ a 3.5 and 165.

Postby Grizz » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:44 pm

Region of the country you want to work?

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Re: Where to go w/ a 3.5 and 165.

Postby deadhipsters » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:50 pm

Eh, I'm thinking Boston, DC, or Philly would be great. But, I'm not totally optimistic about my job chances in these markets with my numbers. Basically, the Northeast/ Southeast. In addition to this, I had mentioned earlier I am interested in prosecution, so hopefully Boston, Philly, Queens/Bronx/Manhattan/ Brooklyn DA's offices. And if by some miracle I am in the top 5% of my class DOJ.

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Re: Where to go w/ a 3.5 and 165.

Postby KingJames6 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:51 pm

get that score up a few points and NW is very much in the picture.

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Re: Where to go w/ a 3.5 and 165.

Postby deadhipsters » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:54 pm

KingJames6 wrote:get that score up a few points and NW is very much in the picture.



I am aiming for 170. But, with my work schedule I'm getting a little burned out on the studying. Do you think NW have the national reputation to carry me back to the N/E? And would I have to ED?

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Re: Where to go w/ a 3.5 and 165.

Postby deadhipsters » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:20 pm

Respectfully bumping.

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Re: Where to go w/ a 3.5 and 165.

Postby nit00 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:29 pm

If you are interested in Philly, why not Temple?? You probably could get some money there with your numbers

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Re: Where to go w/ a 3.5 and 165.

Postby deadhipsters » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:35 pm

nit00 wrote:If you are interested in Philly, why not Temple?? You probably could get some money there with your numbers


Yea, that's a great idea. Hopefully I could establish residency after they first year. I wasn't too sure if I'd be a candidate for scholly's there.Thanks.

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Re: Where to go w/ a 3.5 and 165.

Postby nit00 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:40 pm

deadhipsters wrote:
nit00 wrote:If you are interested in Philly, why not Temple?? You probably could get some money there with your numbers


Yea, that's a great idea. Hopefully I could establish residency after they first year. I wasn't too sure if I'd be a candidate for scholly's there.Thanks.


Yeah, I think anecdotally, Temple is better than Nova for Philly...

I think it's hard to establish residency for Temple after the first year. If I remember, it is based on your residency status one year prior to the time of acceptance. However, If you check out LSN, it looks like people with your numbers were getting about 12K/year in scholarship money (not sure what the stipulations on it are). Temple's tuition is pretty cheap OOS anyways, I think like 30K/year.




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