Brooklyn law school chances

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Ineedhelpplease
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Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:33 am

I was just wondering what LSAT score should I be around to get into brooklyns part time program, I have a 3.18 gpa. I'd choose to do early binding decision. I'm prepping around 159.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby mfeller2 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:42 am

ED might get you in, but Brooklyn is expensive (even PT) and EDing lessens your likelihood of getting any scholarships. Also, Brooklyn is in a heavily saturated market and there are plenty of horror stories about trying to get jobs out of BLS if you end up below the median. Have you thought about schools outside of NY.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:53 am

Yeah, I'm thinking about seton hall but Brooklyn is really convinant. I work in the da's office and could probably keep my job (it's down the block). So I was just wondering what my chances were....

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:00 pm

Also... Are there any fellow tls' who've gotten into Brooklyn with a similar gpa and and LSAT score in the low 160s

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby barryg » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:14 am

Clarifying the post above, there is little or no reason to assume that an ED student (in a binding ED program) would not receive the same basic Merit (or Need-based) Scholarship from a school to which she's gotten in. That would be inequitable. What may happen is that any later 'sweetener' is less likely, since the ED student is in a weaker negotiating situation.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:17 pm

just wanted to bump to see if anyone had anymore thoughts on an lsat score that would be enough to get in to brooklyn's part time... i guess early binding, i am latino and work in the da's office as a paralegal are things i think will help. i really want brooklyn. :P

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby nateaway » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:27 pm

I'd imagine anything over 160 would make it more or less a slam dunk, again money is unlikely though.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby deadhipsters » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:29 pm

Ineedhelpplease wrote:just wanted to bump to see if anyone had anymore thoughts on an lsat score that would be enough to get in to brooklyn's part time... i guess early binding, i am latino and work in the da's office as a paralegal are things i think will help. i really want brooklyn. :P


Chances are good if you are a "desirable" URM (Mexican/ Puerto Rican). There are some great forums where URM's with similar stats would probably be more helpful to you. You could probably do better if you are said URM, get that LSAT up a couple points and shoot for Fordham PT. The commute to Lincoln Center would be well worth it in terms of career prospects.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Jack Smirks » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:31 pm

barryg wrote:Clarifying the post above, there is little or no reason to assume that an ED student (in a binding ED program) would not receive the same basic Merit (or Need-based) Scholarship from a school to which she's gotten in. That would be inequitable. What may happen is that any later 'sweetener' is less likely, since the ED student is in a weaker negotiating situation.

Wrong.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:33 pm

barryg wrote:Clarifying the post above, there is little or no reason to assume that an ED student (in a binding ED program) would not receive the same basic Merit (or Need-based) Scholarship from a school to which she's gotten in. That would be inequitable. What may happen is that any later 'sweetener' is less likely, since the ED student is in a weaker negotiating situation.
Merit-based aid is the sweetener.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:34 pm

sadly enough im "only"ecuadorian :twisted:

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Grizz » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:34 pm

Ineedhelpplease wrote:just wanted to bump to see if anyone had anymore thoughts on an lsat score that would be enough to get in to brooklyn's part time... i guess early binding, i am latino and work in the da's office as a paralegal are things i think will help. i really want brooklyn. :P


You don't want Brooklyn.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:39 pm

im content with brooklyn... bad nerves have me not scoring up to my capabilities :( .... so i just want brooklyn(parttime)

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:42 pm

Ineedhelpplease wrote:im content with brooklyn unemployment and a lot of debt..

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Grizz » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:08 pm

Ineedhelpplease wrote:im content with brooklyn... bad nerves have me not scoring up to my capabilities :( .... so i just want brooklyn(parttime)


I implore you not to do this.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby merichard87 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:28 pm

Pay attention to what the other posters are telling you! Do not put blinders on and walk into a black hole of despair, depression and empty pockets.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:43 pm

Any recommendations?.....

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby WeX11788 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:03 pm

Why not shoot for Cardozo?

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Grizz » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:41 am

WeX11788 wrote:Why not shoot for Cardozo?


Try not to go there either.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby AssociateX » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:48 pm

You dont want Seton Hall. Worse placement than Bklyn. I'm URM and was admitted to BLS almost 10 years ago with a horrendous LSAT scoIre. I was initially waitlisted but then taken off once I forwarded my spring semester grades and updated letters of recommendation. BLS was the only school that waitlisted me and I was accepted everywhere else I applied (American, Hofstra, NYLS, Pace, Touro). I was then placed on the Part Time Day program but after the first week of classes, switched out to the Full Time since several FTers dropped out after classes started.

Your 159 is competitive for the part time program. A friend of mine applied in the 2006-2007 cycle and her 159 got her admitted to the full time program. Her GPA wasn't anything special (3.4 from CUNY Queens College) and she's half white, half Peruvian.

So dont stress it. Any other q's, feel free to PM me.

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Re: Brooklyn law school chances

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:34 pm

If you get 160 or higher, I think you'll get in.
If you somehow score higher than you expect, I'd recommend looking at other schools.. it's hard to find a cushy city job from Brooklyn/Cardozo.




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