chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

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chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby budda10000 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:52 pm

3.98 overall
4.0 major(economics & chemistry)
science GPA 3.97(took it for medical school but not so sure i want to go anymore)
No LSat but im strongly considering taking it.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby akili » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:53 pm

No one can help without an LSAT score. Your GPA won't keep you OUT of any schools though...so there is that.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby Teoeo » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:55 pm

LSAT is about three times as important as your GPA.

edit: with a good LSAT you can go anywhere.
Last edited by Teoeo on Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:55 pm

Are you fucking serious?

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby MrKappus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:56 pm

budda10000 wrote:3.98 overall
4.0 major(economics & chemistry)
science GPA 3.97(took it for medical school but not so sure i want to go anymore)
No LSat but im strongly considering taking it.


Eh, your major and overall GPA's are pretty good, but your app is definitely going to take a hit from that "science" GPA.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby Teoeo » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:57 pm

MrKappus wrote:
budda10000 wrote:3.98 overall
4.0 major(economics & chemistry)
science GPA 3.97(took it for medical school but not so sure i want to go anymore)
No LSat but im strongly considering taking it.


Eh, your major and overall GPA's are pretty good, but your app is definitely going to take a hit from that "science" GPA.


+1, you might want to consider Cooley

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:57 pm

T14 has a hard floor on science GPA at 3.98. :|

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby budda10000 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:01 am

If i might inquire... What is the problem with being a science double major? The material is far more difficult and lawyers that are versed in science seem like they would come at a premium in chemical industries ect.... + your guaranteed someone with religious study habits.

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Postby akili » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:04 am

budda10000 wrote:If i might inquire... What is the problem with being a science double major? The material is far more difficult and lawyers that are versed in science seem like they would come at a premium in chemical industries ect.... + your guaranteed someone with religious study habits.


They're messing with you, bud. :) That's an impressive GPA. Come back when you have an LSAT or even how you are doing on practice tests. If you get a 170+ you have a good shot at most. 175+ would be golden pretty much anywhere. It's hard to predict YHS.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:06 am

budda10000 wrote:If i might inquire... What is the problem with being a science double major? The material is far more difficult and lawyers that are versed in science seem like they would come at a premium in chemical industries ect.... + your guaranteed someone with religious study habits.


Because the skills needed to do science and the skills needed to do law don't really mesh. A science BS prizes memorization, experimentation, and precision. Law encourages creative, outside of the box thinking and a difficult type of researching. And the writing style is completely different.

I recommend you don't go to law school, all in all.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:06 am

akili wrote:
budda10000 wrote:If i might inquire... What is the problem with being a science double major? The material is far more difficult and lawyers that are versed in science seem like they would come at a premium in chemical industries ect.... + your guaranteed someone with religious study habits.


They're messing with you, bud. :) That's an impressive GPA. Come back when you have an LSAT or even how you are doing on practice tests. If you get a 170+ you have a good shot at most. 175+ would be golden pretty much anywhere. It's hard to predict YHS.


-1

See above

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby akili » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:08 am

rad law wrote:
akili wrote:
budda10000 wrote:If i might inquire... What is the problem with being a science double major? The material is far more difficult and lawyers that are versed in science seem like they would come at a premium in chemical industries ect.... + your guaranteed someone with religious study habits.


They're messing with you, bud. :) That's an impressive GPA. Come back when you have an LSAT or even how you are doing on practice tests. If you get a 170+ you have a good shot at most. 175+ would be golden pretty much anywhere. It's hard to predict YHS.


-1

See above


Oh I didn't catch the "material is far more difficult." I retract my previous post.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby beachbum » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:09 am

If you want to attend a top school, you should strongly consider nailing the LSAT.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby budda10000 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:26 am

Do you list trolling law school forums as one of your EC's?

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby MrKappus » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:45 am

budda10000 wrote:Do you list trolling law school forums as one of your EC's?


This from the author of one of the most annoying OP's in TLS history? Mmmkay.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:42 am

Threads like this make me want to stay in cities where I already know people so I don't have to hang out with law students.

OP---if you get a 167+ you have a good shot at a top school (Cornell, UT, USC, UCLA, Berkeley)

168+ for schools like UPenn, UVA, Duke, Michigan

170+ and you are probably getting shots at NYU, Chicago, Columbia---Harvard Stanford and Yale are harder to tell

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby Veyron » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:43 am

Such a short post and yet it manages to showcase your ignorance in two ways.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby budda10000 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:09 pm

Veyron wrote:Such a short post and yet it manages to showcase your ignorance in two ways.

And they are??

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby funkytown » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:13 pm

I think he means you need an LSAT to get chanced, and it's hard to do better than your GPA.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby Veyron » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:54 pm

funkytown wrote:I think he means you need an LSAT to get chanced, and it's hard to do better than your GPA.


Actually, an LSAT to get chanced and the traditional demarcation is top 14.

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:02 pm

Veyron wrote:
funkytown wrote:I think he means you need an LSAT to get chanced, and it's hard to do better than your GPA.


Actually, an LSAT to get chanced and the traditional demarcation is top 14.


No love for UCLA? :(

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby Veyron » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:13 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
Veyron wrote:
funkytown wrote:I think he means you need an LSAT to get chanced, and it's hard to do better than your GPA.


Actually, an LSAT to get chanced and the traditional demarcation is top 14.


No love for UCLA? :(


Oh, I love UCLA but I the stories that drift out about their OCI are similar in tenor to the stories that escape from a city struck by a zombie apocalypse. In any event, UT is the "traditional" #15 (one reason why its T-14, a closed group is less confusing).

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Re: chances at top 15? 3.98 overall

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:15 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
Veyron wrote:
funkytown wrote:I think he means you need an LSAT to get chanced, and it's hard to do better than your GPA.


Actually, an LSAT to get chanced and the traditional demarcation is top 14.


No love for UCLA? :(


no love for UT?




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