3.72/160 non URM

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LadyB
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3.72/160 non URM

Postby LadyB » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:02 pm

Hi all...

I'm taking the LSAT this Saturday and anticipate getting a 160. I will definitely apply this cycle but if I don't get in anywhere I'd like to go I would consider retaking next year. I have a strong academic background and great letters of recommendation from two professors I worked with extensively while in undergrad (have been out 1 year).

I would like to practice in the Northeast (probably New England/Boston) or maybe Washington, D.C. My significant other is moving with me so I'm trying to keep that in mind when picking a school, can't be too rural/without good job prospects.

My list so far (w/ law school predictor %s):

Boston University 11%
George Washington 27%
Fordham 37%
Washington University at St. Louis 41%
Cardozo 46%
Boston College 48%
Cardozo 46%
George Mason 50%
Indiana Bloomington 53%
Maryland 54%
Brooklyn 55%
American 69%
Northeastern 72%
Catholic 85%

Any recommendations to remove or add schools?

I was also looking at applying to Suffolk in Boston because they seem to have a decent reputation in this area despite their TTTT rank. I know that would limit me to this region though, so that's something to think about.

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Re: 3.72/160 non URM

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:59 pm

LadyB wrote:Hi all...

I'm taking the LSAT this Saturday and anticipate getting a 160. I will definitely apply this cycle but if I don't get in anywhere I'd like to go I would consider retaking next year. I have a strong academic background and great letters of recommendation from two professors I worked with extensively while in undergrad (have been out 1 year).

I would like to practice in the Northeast (probably New England/Boston) or maybe Washington, D.C. My significant other is moving with me so I'm trying to keep that in mind when picking a school, can't be too rural/without good job prospects.

My list so far (w/ law school predictor %s):

Boston University 11%
George Washington 27%
Fordham 37%
Washington University at St. Louis 41%
Cardozo 46%
Boston College 48%
Cardozo 46%
George Mason 50%
Indiana Bloomington 53%
Maryland 54%
Brooklyn 55%
American 69%
Northeastern 72%
Catholic 85%

Any recommendations to remove or add schools?

I was also looking at applying to Suffolk in Boston because they seem to have a decent reputation in this area despite their TTTT rank. I know that would limit me to this region though, so that's something to think about.


My guess is you won't get anything above cardozo with a 160.

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LadyB
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Re: 3.72/160 non URM

Postby LadyB » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:54 pm

^ those are my reaches, I don't expect anything but I'm going to try.

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FuManChusco
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Re: 3.72/160 non URM

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:57 pm

LadyB wrote:^ those are my reaches, I don't expect anything but I'm going to try.


Yeah, I wouldn't go carbozo or anything below it though. Retake is the correct decision if my predicition turns out to be correct.

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Re: 3.72/160 non URM

Postby im_blue » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:02 pm

I think you're out at Cardozo and above, in at GMU and below.

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Re: 3.72/160 non URM

Postby albanach » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:06 pm

If you think you can do better with more time and don't mind an extra year out, just skip Saturday's test and take the absence. Then you can test in June and if necessary October leaving you really well placed for next year's cycle.

A few LSAT points above 160 will change your school and future career.

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Re: 3.72/160 non URM

Postby LadyB » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:15 pm

Let's just say I want to go next year with a 3.72 & a 160. Any suggestions besides taking a year off & retaking? I figured I would get that response on here but am looking for a little variety.

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Re: 3.72/160 non URM

Postby ATR » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:27 pm

albanach wrote:If you think you can do better with more time and don't mind an extra year out, just skip Saturday's test and take the absence. Then you can test in June and if necessary October leaving you really well placed for next year's cycle.

A few LSAT points above 160 will change your school and future career.

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Re: 3.72/160 non URM

Postby OGR3 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:28 pm

LadyB wrote:Let's just say I want to go next year with a 3.72 & a 160. Any suggestions besides taking a year off & retaking? I figured I would get that response on here but am looking for a little variety.


A 160 is a waste of that GPA.

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Re: 3.72/160 non URM

Postby akili » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:30 pm

I had a 160/3.8 and got WLed at American last year, just fyi.




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