3.63 GPA/ 166 LSAT/ Ph.D/ Job experience. any chance?

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mybrain
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3.63 GPA/ 166 LSAT/ Ph.D/ Job experience. any chance?

Postby mybrain » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:09 am

Hi Guys

undergraduate GPA : 3.63 (foreign, Asian, but top school, honor graduation, ranked as superior in LSAC transcript)
LSAT : 166

I have Ph.D degree from one of the top schools majoring neuroscience (in USA), and >2 years of job experience as a researcher (also in USA).

I would like to apply schools below; (My personal statement and diversity essay focus on my science/job experience and interest in IP law)
what are my chances?

Stanford
UC berkeley
columbia
NYU
U of Chicago
Northwestern
Duke
Georgetown
U of Virginia
George washington law
UCLA
USC
UC Hasting
UC Irvine
U penn
Fordham

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Re: 3.63 GPA/ 166 LSAT/ Ph.D/ Job experience. any chance?

Postby im_blue » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:22 am

You're aiming way too high with your LSAT. Since your foreign GPA doesn't count toward the class numbers, you'll only have a shot at schools with 166 or lower medians, which means UC Hastings and Fordham. Since it looks like you're aiming for schools in big cities, I would also suggest:

Boston University
Boston College
Emory

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Re: 3.63 GPA/ 166 LSAT/ Ph.D/ Job experience. any chance?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:39 am

If you can get a PhD in neuroscience, you can get a 170+ on the LSAT. For the schools you want, retake.

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Re: 3.63 GPA/ 166 LSAT/ Ph.D/ Job experience. any chance?

Postby D-ROCCA » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:54 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:If you can get a PhD in neuroscience, you can get a 170+ on the LSAT. For the schools you want, retake.


What are you talking about

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Re: 3.63 GPA/ 166 LSAT/ Ph.D/ Job experience. any chance?

Postby aimee » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:48 pm

If you want to get in those schools, just apply. The worst case is you wasted your money, which is not that much. I understand why you asked the question here, but the answers should not dissuade from applying your dream schools.




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