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Dr. Strangelove
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Where else to apply?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:39 pm

I already applied to Buffalo, UVA, Florida State, Miami, Fordham, and Wash U.
For $$$ reasons, I would want to cut my list down. (Ideally to 6-9)
Applying to Cardozo/Brooklyn/Illinois would be 'free' (there are still report fees).
There could be hidden fee waivers from some other schools..
I am retaking the LSAT this December but would like to get all of my apps in ASAP.
Every school I applied to said its holding my application till it gets my December score.

Cornell (T14 school- I got ties to upstate New York)
Georgetown (DC!)
George Washington (DC!)
Duke (My undergrad)
Penn (T14)
Michigan (T14)
Florida (Already applied to Florida State and working in FL would be fine- I have family there.)
Wisconsin (Fairly splitter-friendly)
Iowa (Fairly splitter-friendly)
UGA (Fairly splitter-friendly)
Illinois (Close to Chicago and fairly splitter-friendly, free application)
Emory (ATL, fairly splitter-friendly)
Minnesota (Fairly splitter-friendly)
W&Lee (Fairly splitter-friendly, close to DC)
Wake Forest (Spent a week at the university- got a very good feel from it!)
Cardozo (NYC, fee waiver)
Brooklyn (NYC, fee waiver)
Syracuse (Fairly close to home, could get scholly money there.)
Albany (Fairly close to home, could get scholly money there.)

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Re: Where else to apply?

Postby czelede » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:50 pm

Where do you have fee waivers and what are your numbers?

Edit: nvm, saw your numbers in your profile! Are the three schools you listed the only ones you have fee waivers for?

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Re: Where else to apply?

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:54 pm

Well for one you can cut out any t14 schools on your list unless your confident you can score at least a 170. Even then I'd say the only t14 you have a shot at with a 3.0 gpa is UVA with ED.

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Re: Where else to apply?

Postby czelede » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:00 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Well for one you can cut out any t14 schools on your list unless your confident you can score at least a 170. Even then I'd say the only t14 you have a shot at with a 3.0 gpa is UVA with ED.


I agree with this. What's more, if you score above a 170 in December you'll be a late splitter - which is the worst form of a splitter. You're looking at a WL/Rejection at Penn and Duke regardless of your LSAT, and probably WLs at Michigan, Cornell, and Michigan if you score high enough. I would say apply to non T-14 schools for now and, if you break 170 in December, change your app at UVA to ED.

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Re: Where else to apply?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:12 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:Well for one you can cut out any t14 schools on your list unless your confident you can score at least a 170. Even then I'd say the only t14 you have a shot at with a 3.0 gpa is UVA with ED.


I'm confident that I can score a 170 or higher on an LSAT.
I've done so on PT's but it's something I can't do 100% of the time.

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Re: Where else to apply?

Postby czelede » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:15 pm

Dr. Strangelove wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:Well for one you can cut out any t14 schools on your list unless your confident you can score at least a 170. Even then I'd say the only t14 you have a shot at with a 3.0 gpa is UVA with ED.


I'm confident that I can score a 170 or higher on an LSAT.
I've done so on PT's but it's something I can't do 100% of the time.


Well, in that case same advice stands. Penn is pretty hostile towards late splitter applications, Duke hates low GPAs. If you want to take your chances with Georgetown or Cornell there might be an outside shot at the latter, but again, ED to UVA is really your best bet here. You'll probably need a 171+ too.

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Re: Where else to apply?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:21 pm

Thanks for the advice on T-14!
I guess Cornell/Michigan/Gtown.. pick one or two.
Which other non T-14 schools should I send applications to?
I already sent apps to 5 of them. (Fordham, Florida State, Wash U, Miami, and Buffalo)

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Re: Where else to apply?

Postby FuManChusco » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:30 pm

Dr. Strangelove wrote:Thanks for the advice on T-14!
I guess Cornell/Michigan/Gtown.. pick one or two.
Which other non T-14 schools should I send applications to?
I already sent apps to 5 of them. (Fordham, Florida State, Wash U, Miami, and Buffalo)


Emory, illinois, gw, uminn, w&l, iub...

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Re: Where else to apply?

Postby czelede » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:34 pm

Dr. Strangelove wrote:Thanks for the advice on T-14!
I guess Cornell/Michigan/Gtown.. pick one or two.
Which other non T-14 schools should I send applications to?
I already sent apps to 5 of them. (Fordham, Florida State, Wash U, Miami, and Buffalo)


Where are you hoping to work post graduation? I think with a 170 you could get a decent amount of $$ from Illinois with a good application, which would be a great choice if you wanted to end up in Chicago. (It's free, so you should apply there regardless.) But I think for the rest of your picks you should focus on regionally strong schools in areas you would be happy practicing.

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Re: Where else to apply?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:34 pm

Alright, based on personal preference and fee waivers- here's my list.

APPLIED
Buffalo
Cardozo
Florida State
Fordham
Illinois
Miami
UVA
Wash U

WILL APPLY
Brooklyn Law
Catholic
Connecticut
Cornell
Duke
George Washington
Georgetown
Loyola Marymount
Michigan
Seton Hall
Washington & Lee

Right now, I'm looking at New York/Washington D.C/Chicago as my top choices but am flexible-ish.. wouldn't pay sticker for a school which doesn't get me good placement in any of those cities.




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