3.8/159...chance me!

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rso11
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3.8/159...chance me!

Postby rso11 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:13 pm

Hey all. I'm a heavy splitter and definitely not happy about it, but I'm determined to apply this cycle. I'm an Asian-American female, went to UVA for undergrad, and my application is pretty good. Except for that huge gaping hole of an LSAT score. That 159 just KILLS me but no fucking way am I ever looking at that test again. What do you think of my chances at:

Washington and Lee
William and Mary
George Mason
George Washington
Emory
Notre Dame
Boston College
Boston University
Vanderbilt
UCLA

I don't have much preference about where I practice.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby lawschool12345 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:14 pm

i was just waitlisted at w and leee with similar numbers, and gw will prob be a deny

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby DeeCee » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:50 pm

rso11 wrote:Hey all. I'm a heavy splitter and definitely not happy about it, but I'm determined to apply this cycle. I'm an Asian-American female, went to UVA for undergrad, and my application is pretty good. Except for that huge gaping hole of an LSAT score. That 159 just KILLS me but no fucking way am I ever looking at that test again. What do you think of my chances at:

Washington and Lee
William and Mary
George Mason
George Washington
Emory
Notre Dame
Boston College
Boston University
Vanderbilt
UCLA

I don't have much preference about where I practice.



I got WL at GW with 157/3.9.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby rso11 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:51 pm

DCLaw11 wrote:
rso11 wrote:Hey all. I'm a heavy splitter and definitely not happy about it, but I'm determined to apply this cycle. I'm an Asian-American female, went to UVA for undergrad, and my application is pretty good. Except for that huge gaping hole of an LSAT score. That 159 just KILLS me but no fucking way am I ever looking at that test again. What do you think of my chances at:

Washington and Lee
William and Mary
George Mason
George Washington
Emory
Notre Dame
Boston College
Boston University
Vanderbilt
UCLA

I don't have much preference about where I practice.



I got WL at GW with 157/3.9.


Hmmm better than a flat rejection, I guess! Good luck to you!

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:53 pm

Slim to no shot at almost all schools you're considering. I'd consider retaking instead. I question the desire and commitment of someone who claims to want to go to law school and yet wouldn't retake the LSAT to go to a better school.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby bartleby » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:54 pm

Retake.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby MrKappus » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:54 pm

rso11 wrote:Washington and Lee - WL/Out
William and Mary - WL/Out
George Mason - WL/Out
George Washington - Out
Emory - Out
Notre Dame - Out
Boston College - Out
Boston University - Out
Vanderbilt - No.
UCLA - No.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby CMDantes » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:18 pm

Retake, seriously.

Wasting that gpa and application with such a low LSAT would be an absolute crime.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby bomberle » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:27 pm

I just got into mason with a 161/3.9 if that gives you any hope. good luck!

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:34 pm

I don't know why I am involuntarily rolling my eyes, but it could be the "Modern Studies" major or maybe the fact that this one doesn't have the gumption to retake

Your numbers at the moment are low tier 2---I'd advise Temple, they might throw you money too and they are a great school. But seriously....

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby cubswin » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:43 pm

If you
rso11 wrote:Hey all. I'm a heavy splitter and definitely not happy about it, but I'm determined to apply this cycle. I'm an Asian-American female, went to UVA for undergrad, and my application is pretty good. Except for that huge gaping hole of an LSAT score. That 159 just KILLS me but no fucking way am I ever looking at that test again. What do you think of my chances at:

Washington and Lee
William and Mary
George Mason
George Washington
Emory
Notre Dame
Boston College
Boston University
Vanderbilt
UCLA

I don't have much preference about where I practice.


I think if you were to have any chance of even one of these schools overlooking your LSAT score, you would have needed to apply in October. Best case scenario for you this cycle is a wait-list at one or two of these.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby ahduth » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:44 pm

No retake no law school.

I really wish I'd retaken in October... :?

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby DeeCee » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:30 pm

rso11 wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:
rso11 wrote:Hey all. I'm a heavy splitter and definitely not happy about it, but I'm determined to apply this cycle. I'm an Asian-American female, went to UVA for undergrad, and my application is pretty good. Except for that huge gaping hole of an LSAT score. That 159 just KILLS me but no fucking way am I ever looking at that test again. What do you think of my chances at:

Washington and Lee
William and Mary
George Mason
George Washington
Emory
Notre Dame
Boston College
Boston University
Vanderbilt
UCLA

I don't have much preference about where I practice.



I got WL at GW with 157/3.9.


Hmmm better than a flat rejection, I guess! Good luck to you!


LOL, didn't mean to sound like I was proud of it or anything. WL means a <10% chance of getting in, and I would never go to GW at sticker cost. Just wanted to give the OP some realistic insight into the odds that are stacked against them. Also I applied early Nov, applying now makes acceptance much more of a long shot.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby rso11 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:48 pm

bigkahuna2020 wrote:I don't know why I am involuntarily rolling my eyes, but it could be the "Modern Studies" major or maybe the fact that this one doesn't have the gumption to retake

Your numbers at the moment are low tier 2---I'd advise Temple, they might throw you money too and they are a great school. But seriously....


This WAS my retake. I got the same score as the first time! even though I prepped hard and was killing my PTs. *hangs head in shame*

And don't hate on my awesome English major.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby peter844 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:25 pm

rso11 wrote:
bigkahuna2020 wrote:I don't know why I am involuntarily rolling my eyes, but it could be the "Modern Studies" major or maybe the fact that this one doesn't have the gumption to retake

Your numbers at the moment are low tier 2---I'd advise Temple, they might throw you money too and they are a great school. But seriously....


This WAS my retake. I got the same score as the first time! even though I prepped hard and was killing my PTs. *hangs head in shame*

And don't hate on my awesome English major.


I think you have a shot at BC depending on the institution you came from/ major and softs. BU focuses on LSAT though which sucks.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:44 pm

peter844 wrote:I think you have a shot at BC depending on the institution you came from/ major and softs. BU focuses on LSAT though which sucks.

Not to be too much of a debbie downer, but their graph from last year on LSN shows zero admits similar to OP in numbers. The line (last year anyway) seems to have been a fairly straight 164. There are a couple URM admits who were close, but that's about it.

ETA: http://bc.lawschoolnumbers.com/applican ... r=desc&p=5

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Postby BCLS » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:52 pm

BC is not happening

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby megaTTTron » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:03 pm

rso11 wrote:Hey all. I'm a heavy splitter and definitely not happy about it, but I'm determined to apply this cycle. I'm an Asian-American female, went to UVA for undergrad, and my application is pretty good. Except for that huge gaping hole of an LSAT score. That 159 just KILLS me but no fucking way am I ever looking at that test again. What do you think of my chances at:

Washington and Lee (WL/ IN in aug)
William and Mary (WL?)
George Mason (WL?)
George Washington (out)
Emory (out)
Notre Dame (WL/ out)
Boston College (out)
Boston University (out?)
Vanderbilt (out)
UCLA (out)

I don't have much preference about where I practice.


Based on my cycle w/ 159/3.8. The ones w/ ?'s are the ones I didn't apply to.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby peter844 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:35 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
peter844 wrote:I think you have a shot at BC depending on the institution you came from/ major and softs. BU focuses on LSAT though which sucks.

Not to be too much of a debbie downer, but their graph from last year on LSN shows zero admits similar to OP in numbers. The line (last year anyway) seems to have been a fairly straight 164. There are a couple URM admits who were close, but that's about it.

ETA: http://bc.lawschoolnumbers.com/applican ... r=desc&p=5


I agree, but LSN is not representative of all numbers and applicants, just those who post.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby patrickd139 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:58 am

peter844 wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
peter844 wrote:I think you have a shot at BC depending on the institution you came from/ major and softs. BU focuses on LSAT though which sucks.

Not to be too much of a debbie downer, but their graph from last year on LSN shows zero admits similar to OP in numbers. The line (last year anyway) seems to have been a fairly straight 164. There are a couple URM admits who were close, but that's about it.

ETA: http://bc.lawschoolnumbers.com/applican ... r=desc&p=5


I agree, but LSN is not representative of all numbers and applicants, just those who post.

I love that argument.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby SilverE2 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:59 am

peter844 wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
peter844 wrote:I think you have a shot at BC depending on the institution you came from/ major and softs. BU focuses on LSAT though which sucks.

Not to be too much of a debbie downer, but their graph from last year on LSN shows zero admits similar to OP in numbers. The line (last year anyway) seems to have been a fairly straight 164. There are a couple URM admits who were close, but that's about it.

ETA: http://bc.lawschoolnumbers.com/applican ... r=desc&p=5


I agree, but LSN is not representative of all numbers and applicants, just those who post.


Dude, if you try to convince her to apply, you're doing her more of a disservice than anything. Law school apps aren't particularly cheap.

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Re: 3.8/159...chance me!

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:06 am

rso11 wrote:
bigkahuna2020 wrote:I don't know why I am involuntarily rolling my eyes, but it could be the "Modern Studies" major or maybe the fact that this one doesn't have the gumption to retake

Your numbers at the moment are low tier 2---I'd advise Temple, they might throw you money too and they are a great school. But seriously....


This WAS my retake. I got the same score as the first time! even though I prepped hard and was killing my PTs. *hangs head in shame*

And don't hate on my awesome English major.


Get money from Temple---honestly. Be realistic




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