ITT: Knock, Eskimo, & Friends Predict Your Chances

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:13 pm

treeborn wrote:LSDAS GPA: 3.9
LSAT Score: 1 cancel, 163 (Oct 2010--waiting on hand scoring)
URM Status: Not URM
UG Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Work Experience: none post-college
Soft: Summer Judicial Extern for an LA County Superior Court Judge during undergraduate, Resident Assistant for 2 years in undergrad, interned at large pro-bono firm in LA
Regional Preferences: none
Targets/Reaches. Berkeley, UVA, Cornell, Duke, Michigan-- UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt

During September, my PT average was a 173, across about 15 tests. Should I seriously consider retaking in December? I felt pretty great about the October test, but it seems I overestimated my performance significantly. I'd be pretty saddened to have it happen again that way.

Thanks for your help.


In:

Out:
Berkeley, UVA, Cornell, Duke, Michigan, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt

If you are averaging a 173, I would seriously consider a retake. You need to figure out why you scored 10 points below your PT average, and address it if you do retake. Don't just study in the same way.

If you really want those schools on your list you should retake. If you don't mind aiming slightly lower, you could keep your score. But it is unlikely you will get in to any of those schools with your current LSAT score.

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:15 pm

lyman03 wrote:LSDAS GPA: 3.81
LSAT Score(s): 175
URM Status: None
UG Institution: Liberal Arts College
Work Experience: 7 years community organizing, including leadership positions in my organization
Softs: 7 years community organizing
Regional Preference: East Coast/Midwest
Reaches: HYS
Targets: Columbia, NYU, Berkeley, Penn, Northwestern, Georgetown, BU


In:
Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Berkeley, Penn, NU, GULC, BU

Out:
Yale

Waitlist:
Stanford

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby nsideirish » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:18 pm

GPA: 3.6
LSAT: 165
Two strong LORs. Decent internship and managerial position while still in UG. Other than that, decent softs.
Looking at:
Reach: Vandy, Cornell, WUSTL, Notre Dame
Target: UIUC, Wisconsin, Iowa, IU-B
Safeties: Loyola Chicago, DePaul

What does the magic 8 ball say?

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby RPK34 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:21 pm

LSDAS GPA: 3.75
LSAT Score(s): 163, 166
URM Status: White
UG Institution: TTT
Work Experience: Nothing Major, typical college summer jobs
Softs: Average
Regional Preference: Northeast/Mid Atlantic
Targets/Reaches: GW, BU, ND (maybe), BC, W&M, W&L, Yale
Anything Else (optional):

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:22 pm

cillaortiz wrote:LSDAS GPA: 3.78
LSAT Score(s): 155 (Second time taking it, canceled first time)
URM Status: Mexican American
UG Institution: UC Berkeley
Work Experience: 2 yrs post grad legal assistant
Softs: Full time employment in UG
Regional Preference: Southern CA
Targets/Reaches:
Reaches: UCLA, USC (major reaches)
Targets: Loyola, Pepperdine
Anything Else (optional): Stay at home mom


URM cycle will likely be unpredictable. I'd recommend retaking. If you could score a 160+, it would open up some more doors for you, especially with that strong GPA from a strong UG institution.

In:
Pepperdine, Loyola

Out:
UCLA, USC

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Hannibal » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:26 pm

LSDAS GPA: 3.4
LSAT Score(s): 174
URM Status: ORM
UG Institution: UC Something
Work Experience: 3 years total, 6 months FT
Softs: NOTHIN SOFT ABOUT ME FOO...decent.
Regional Preference: United States
Targets/Reaches: Michigan and UVA/NYU and Columbia
Anything Else (optional): I'm EDing NYU, STTTanford sucks

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:30 pm

gatorgirl4life wrote:LSDAS GPA: 3.98
LSAT Score(s): 168
URM Status: Puerto-Rican/Jewish Cuban
UG Institution: UF
Work Experience: negligible
Softs: studied abroad twice, taught English in a shantytown in South America for 4 months, Study Abroad Peer Advisor, Model UN, a few scholarships/awards for papers i've written
Regional Preference: outside the deep south
Targets: UF, GWU, Georgetown, UVA, Duke, Berkeley, Michigan, Penn
Reaches: Chicago, NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Stanford
Anything Else (optional): solid PS and DS. Thanks!! :)


PR should receive URM status, will lead to an unpredictable cycle.

In:
Columbia, Chicago, UF, GWU, GULC, UVA, Duke, Berkeley, Michigan, Penn

Out:
-

Waitlist:
Harvard, Stanford

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Re: ITT: Knock, Eskimo, & Friends Predict Your Chances

Postby rundoxierun » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:36 pm

A) I cant believe this thread exists lol..

B) Notre Dame just lost to Tulsa LOLOLOL

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Re: ITT: Knock, Eskimo, & Friends Predict Your Chances

Postby D. H2Oman » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:37 pm

tkgrrett wrote:A) I cant believe this thread exists lol..

B) Notre Dame just lost to Tulsa LOLOLOL



Reluctantly enrolling at Yale Law

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Re: ITT: Knock, Eskimo, & Friends Predict Your Chances

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:40 pm

merc280 wrote:LSDAS GPA: 2.67 LSAT Score(s): 149 took it twice, got the same score both times. once June 2010 and this oct 2010- might retake.
URM Status: none-Asian-pakistani
UG Institution: University of Houston
Work Experience: In undergrad worked at family restaurant and had two internships and a two summer jobs.
Softs: Red Cross Disaster Action Team member; very strong letter of recommendation; Volunteer FigherFighter; hospital volunteer
Regional Preference: Anything in Texas, preferably South Texas College of Law
School list: All Texas Schools and a few north east T1 schools


Hey man, I don't mean to be rude but you really should retake. Study hard and improve your score. Try and get 160+. It will make a world of difference. Best of luck :).

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Re: ITT: Knock, Eskimo, & Friends Predict Your Chances

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:41 pm

LSDAS GPA: 4.0
LSAT Score(s): 168
URM Status: No
UG Institution: State
Work Experience: Still in undergrad. Part-time jobs for past year and a half.
Softs: Pretty average. Leadership roles in a number of organizations, extensive volunteer work.
Regional Preference: Midwest or Virginia/DC area.
Targets/Reaches: Uchi, Berkeley, UPenn, UMich, UVA, Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, UCLA, UT, USC, Vandy, WUSTL, UIllinois.
Anything Else (optional):

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:50 pm

The Gentleman wrote:LSDAS GPA: 4.0
LSAT Score(s): 171
URM Status: 7th generation Irish count? No? then I'm white.
UG Institution: Tier 3-4 public
Work Experience: out of UG for a few years, had a few jobs thus far, nothing that would boost my app
Softs: average to below average, 1 great rec, 1 standard rec, good PS
Regional Preference: Midwest, Philly/NYC, South (in that order)
Targets/Reaches: Targets-Mich, UVA, Penn, NYU, Georgetown, Duke (and of course non-T14 regional schools); Reaches-Chi, Col, Stanford, H&Y will laugh at me.
Anything Else (optional): Give it to me straight broseph


In:
Columbia, Chicago, Michigan, UVA, Penn, Georgetown, Duke

Out:
Yale

Waitlist:
Harvard, Stanford

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:54 pm

Chris4943 wrote:LSDAS GPA - 3.1
LSAT - 154
URM - No
UG - UC (not LA or Berkeley)
Work Exp - Military enlistment
Softs - President Honors society, very strong LORs
School List - University of Houston


Out: U Houston.


(Below 25th GPA & LSAT usually = out.)
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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:56 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:SF <3 Knock


LSDAS GPA - 3.3
LSAT - 172/164/157
URM - No
UG - Harvard
Work Exp - Peace Corps, Full-time summers and 35 hrs/week during school
Softs - 6 years of community work in one field.
School List - Fordham, BC, BU, Cornell. Want to work in Boston.


Strong soft factors including HYPS UG and Peace Corps, will likely result in a slight bump compared to the average 3.3/172.

In:
Cornell, Fordham, BC, BU

Out:
-

Recommendation:
Aim higher. If you're not getting rejections, you're not aiming high enough. Should shoot for some T-14 schools, definitely. Will likely get $$ at lower ranked schools though.

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Dany » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:57 pm

Casey2889 wrote:LSDAS GPA: 3.98
LSAT Score(s): 165 (just got this, expecting 170, really disappointed, retaking)
URM Status: none
UG Institution: HYP
Work Experience: In undergrad, but held prestigious relevant undergraduate fellowships and internships over summers.
Softs: Current finalist for well-known overseas scholarships in UK; vast leadership activities; published academic and policy papers; very strong letters (1 school specific to SLS); personal statement apparently very strong (used effectively for scholarships).
Regional Preference: Stanford = 1st choice
School list: Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Berkeley

WL @ Berkeley

Out at H/S this cycle.

No shot at Y with 165, better shot if retake goes well (no rolling admissions)

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:00 pm

darjeelingdarling wrote:LSDAS GPA: 3.86
LSAT Score(s): 169, 173
URM Status: NO
UG Institution: Nowhere's ville college of nowhere
Work Experience: AP econ Teacher, community organizer
Softs: lots of international travel and volunteer experience
Regional Preference: West coast
Targets/Reaches: Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, U. Chi, NYU, Anywhere else would make me do this: :oops:
Anything Else (optional): Re-Applicant


In:
Columbia, U. Chi, NYU

Out:
Yale

Waitlist:
Harvard, Stanford

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:05 pm

Lasers wrote:LSDAS GPA: 3.73
LSAT Score: 163 (considering retake)
URM Status: Nope
UG Institution: UC Irvine
Work Experience: Not much; internship at law firm
Softs: Nothing of note
Regional Preference: Norcal/Socal
Targets/Reaches: UCLA, USC, UC Hastings, UC Davis, UC Irvine


In:
UC Davis, UC Hastings, UC Irvine

Out:
UCLA

Waitlist:
USC

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Re: ITT: Knock, Eskimo, & Friends Predict Your Chances

Postby 4102011 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:06 pm

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Re: ITT: Knock, Eskimo, & Friends Predict Your Chances

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:08 pm

Oh heyyyyyyyyyyy, you look familiar :wink:

LSDAS GPA: 3.7X X>= 5
LSAT Score(s): 177-180
URM Status: No
UG Institution: Non-HYP Ivy
Work Experience: No
Softs: Decent, good LOR
Regional Preference: Wherever
Targets/Reaches: YHSCCN
Anything Else (optional): LOVE Y'ALL. Also I'm not serious with this. Just giving ya traffic.

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:13 pm

kruiz88 wrote:LSDAS GPA: 3.9
LSAT Score(s): 163
URM Status: Yes
UG Institution: Regional
Work Experience:Part time (30 hrs., undergrad)
Softs: Avg/weak
Regional Preference: Ny tri-state area
Targets/Reaches:NYU, Fordham
Anything Else (optional):


In:
Fordham

Out:
NYU

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Dany » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:14 pm

WonkyPanda wrote:LSDAS GPA: 3.68 (UCLA gpa = 3.45 / CC gpa= 3.82)
LSAT Score(s): 167
URM Status: Parents are from South America
UG Institution: UCLA
Work Experience: Did retail jobs all through college (20hrs a week)
Softs: Volunteering at a non-profit legal service for domestic violence victims
Regional Preference: West Coast
Targets/Reaches: UCLA, USC, UCB, UCHastings, UDub, Stanford (super reach), Georgetown
Anything Else (optional): Single-parent household (if that matters)

In: USC, UC-Hastings, UWashington

WL: Georgetown (WL/out)

Out: Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA

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Re: ITT: Knock, Eskimo, & Friends Predict Your Chances

Postby Dany » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:15 pm

acrossthelake wrote:Oh heyyyyyyyyyyy, you look familiar :wink:

LSDAS GPA: 3.7X X>= 5
LSAT Score(s): 177-180
URM Status: No
UG Institution: Non-HYP Ivy
Work Experience: No
Softs: Decent, good LOR
Regional Preference: Wherever
Targets/Reaches: YHSCCN
Anything Else (optional): LOVE Y'ALL. Also I'm not serious with this. Just giving ya traffic.

LOL@ ur #s. Out everywhere. Enjoy Duke.

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Knock » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:16 pm

knotoftoads wrote:LDAS GPA: 3.92
LSAT: 161, 165
Non-URM
UG Institution: Top 100
Work experience: out of college 2 years, one part time, one full time job
Softs: average I'd say
Regional: Boston
Targets/reaches: BC, BU, Cornell

Thanks!!


In:
BC, BU

Out:
-

Waitlist:
Cornell

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Re: ITT: Knock Predicts Your Chances

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:17 pm

xqhp82 wrote:LSDAS GPA: 'above average', 3.6?
LSAT Score(s): 163
URM Status: NO (Asian)
UG Institution: UK top 10
Work Experience: secondary school mentor, psych. research assistant intern, nothing law-related
Softs: voluntary project in Africa, positions held in 3 societies, numerous travelling experience, trilingual, international students award
Regional Preference: None
Targets/Reaches: Cornell, BU, USC, UCLA, WUSTL, GWU, Fordham, Notre Dame
Anything Else (optional): Anything suggestions of where else I should apply/ED?


Out: Cornell, BU, USC, UCLA

WL/Out: GWU, Fordham, Notre Dame

WL/In: WUSTL (possibly)

Your cycle is a little harder to predict because of your foreign transcript. You should add some schools that take LSATs in your range more frequently.




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