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niederbomb
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Postby niederbomb » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:42 pm

GPA and 1st LSAT slightly fudged.

Should I wait out the cycle?

Here's my short list:

1. University of Pennsylvania
2. Northwestern (for JD/MBA)
3. UVA
4. University of Toronto
5. Michigan

Reaches:

1. Stanford
2. NYU
3. Chicago

Would not attend:

1. Cornell
2. Boalt
3. Vandy
4. UCLA

Possibilities:

1. UT Austin (I'm a Texas resident)
2. UBC (I want to work in Asia)

I want to work in a big world class, diverse alpha world city: NYC, Chicago, DC, Toronto (only those 4).
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Re: 3.95/161/170

Postby megaTTTron » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:45 pm

Why is Chicago not a reach?

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Re: 3.95/161/170

Postby existenz » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:53 pm

niederbomb wrote:Other info about me:

1. 2.5 years work experience but a little tainted
2. General (under honorable conditions) discharge from U.S. Army in early 2010 for allegedly getting a hooker in Korea (making an escape to Canada more attractive than it otherwise might be).
3. 3 internships, lots of community service, in college, work at an NGO in China now

tell us more

Also, I don't know why you don't want UMich if Chicago is one of your target destinations.

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Re: 3.95/161/170

Postby niederbomb » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:19 pm

megaTTTron wrote:Why is Chicago not a reach?


Cuz I'm at least 2 below median, should it be?

Good point about Michigan. However, I have no connection to Chicago, so won't getting placed there be hard if I don't go to school there?

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Re: 3.95/161/170

Postby mala2 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:27 pm

can you get your discharge upgraded and get some GI bill?

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Re: 3.95/161/170

Postby niederbomb » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:30 pm

mala2 wrote:can you get your discharge upgraded and get some GI bill?


This is very hard to do, especially for officers. You have to prove that your chain of command "made a mistake." The burden of proof for nonpunitive discharges is quite low, so even the fact that the evidence wouldn't hold up in court doesn't mean much.

I'm certainly going to try, now that I've gotten the LSAT finished. But it's a long-shot.

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Re: 3.95/161/170

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:17 am

niederbomb wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:Why is Chicago not a reach?


Cuz I'm at least 2 below median, should it be?

Good point about Michigan. However, I have no connection to Chicago, so won't getting placed there be hard if I don't go to school there?


You want Chi, just apply. You have nothing to lose but the app fee.

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Re: 3.95/161/170, tainted record

Postby niederbomb » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:20 am

Should I wait out the cycle? I need to decide pretty quickly.

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Re: 3.95/161/170, tainted record

Postby niederbomb » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:09 am

bump

Do I have a shot at NYU this cycle? I'm above their 75th GPA and 1 point below their LSAT median - but they average LSAT's, don't they?

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Re: 3.95/161/170

Postby niederbomb » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:05 am

existenz wrote:
niederbomb wrote:Other info about me:

1. 2.5 years work experience but a little tainted
2. General (under honorable conditions) discharge from U.S. Army in early 2010 for allegedly getting a hooker in Korea (making an escape to Canada more attractive than it otherwise might be).
3. 3 internships, lots of community service, in college, work at an NGO in China now


tell us more

Also, I don't know why you don't want UMich if Chicago is one of your target destinations.


You really must know more? Or your perverted sense of curiosity drives you to ask (not that I blame you :lol: )?




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