167/173/3.87 Where to apply..?

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christinalsat
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167/173/3.87 Where to apply..?

Postby christinalsat » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:07 am

Sorry for re-posting, but didn't get a response:

As the subject line says, I got a 167 in June and a 173 on October's. 3.87 gpa from an ivy. I'm Hispanic (but not Mex or Puerto Rican). Have been out of school for four years, have a public interest background and want to pursue public interest law.

My dreams schools are NYU and Berkeley. Also looking at UPenn, Georgetown, Columbia, UCLA, UVA and Michigan. Is it worth applying to HYS? Any suggestions on safeties? I'm thinking GW and BU, should I add another few?

Please feel free to throw in some other schools I might be overlooking.

I know most of these top schools are going to average my score. Kinda wish I had canceled June's, but going in with a decent score (the 167) gave me the confidence I needed to break 170. If that makes any sense.

Advice?

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Re: 167/173/3.87 Where to apply..?

Postby plenipotentiary » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:14 am

No need to look outside the T14 (or the T17). Feel free to apply wherever you want (yes, including HYS), though the conventional wisdom is that NYU doesn't like retakers.

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Re: 167/173/3.87 Where to apply..?

Postby christinalsat » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:27 am

Would it be smart to include an addendum explaining my lsat score to NYU? I didn't know they were haters. :cry:

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Re: 167/173/3.87 Where to apply..?

Postby plenipotentiary » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:29 am

christinalsat wrote:Would it be smart to include an addendum explaining my lsat score to NYU? I didn't know they were haters. :cry:


Yeah, they say they average. I don't know how true that is, but it's worth an addendum. You need a better reason than "I was nervous," though.

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Re: 167/173/3.87 Where to apply..?

Postby christinalsat » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:42 am

Well, the real reason is something came up at work about a month before the test that ate up all my time and interfered with my studying. I was still able to squeeze in enough studying to get the 167, but after the June lsat I knew I could do better. Not sure if that's good enough though.

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Re: 167/173/3.87 Where to apply..?

Postby im_blue » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:16 pm

You're almost certainly in at one of CCN (Columbia, Chicago, NYU).

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Re: 167/173/3.87 Where to apply..?

Postby Columbia Law » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:17 pm

Enjoy Fordham.




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