2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

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2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby bhosage » Mon May 16, 2011 12:14 pm

I scored a 163 on the LSAT, and currently have a 2.9 gpa. What are my chances to get into Hofstra law school? Should I apply for early decision, would it help my chances?

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby flexityflex86 » Mon May 16, 2011 12:16 pm

bhosage wrote:I scored a 163 on the LSAT, and currently have a 2.9 gpa. What are my chances to get into Hofstra law school? Should I apply for early decision, would it help my chances?

If you really have a 163, do not apply ED. That would be sooooo dumb.

You will get into Hofstra. A 163 is well above the 75th, and more than makes up for your GPA (at hofstra).

I think you should also throw apps to Brooklyn, and St. John's, and go with the fattest scholarship.

You might have the highest LSAT in all of Uniondale. Congrats.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby bhosage » Mon May 16, 2011 12:21 pm

Thanks!.. My softs also include Eagle Scout, ATO leadership fraternity, Bloomsburg Investment Club, and countless community service hours ( including Bocche Bash which is the area's special olympics.)

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby flexityflex86 » Mon May 16, 2011 12:39 pm

bhosage wrote:Thanks!.. My softs also include Eagle Scout, ATO leadership fraternity, Bloomsburg Investment Club, and countless community service hours ( including Bocche Bash which is the area's special olympics.)

does countless just mean you forgot to keep track of them?

either way, they are not gonna care. your 163 is good enough.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby Grizz » Mon May 16, 2011 1:11 pm

1. Don't go to Hofstra
2. If your fraternity was mainly about "leadership," urdoingitwrong

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby bhosage » Mon May 16, 2011 1:14 pm

haha no alpha tau omega is a party fraternity but we do a lot of community service and have to attend conferences. I'm also looking at Temple but my gpa isn't good enough I don't think.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby dpk711 » Mon May 16, 2011 1:16 pm

I think it's a general rule that one should never go to any school in NY ranked below Fordham unless you have a job lined up afterwards. Even Fordham IMHO is a risky proposition.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby bhosage » Mon May 16, 2011 1:24 pm

If you finish your first year in the top 10 percent of your class can't you transfer to a T14?

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby Grizz » Mon May 16, 2011 1:31 pm

bhosage wrote:If you finish your first year in the top 10 percent of your class can't you transfer to a T14?


There is a 90% chance of this not happening.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby dpk711 » Mon May 16, 2011 1:32 pm

bhosage wrote:If you finish your first year in the top 10 percent of your class can't you transfer to a T14?

No. And further, you should never ever go to law school thinking you will transfer. Everyone is probably trying to the same thing at a school like Hofstra but obviously not everyone can transfer. The competition at any law school is cutthroat which makes even graduating in the top-third difficult.
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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby bhosage » Mon May 16, 2011 1:33 pm

ah thanks!.. I love the help and advice you get on this site.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby flexityflex86 » Mon May 16, 2011 1:58 pm

being blatantly lied to by a salesman is much more beneficial to your long term interests than obnoxious and largely socially inept honesty?

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby bhosage » Mon May 16, 2011 3:02 pm

I wasn't being sarcastic. This site is great I'm reading the school reviews and everything its great

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby flexityflex86 » Mon May 16, 2011 3:02 pm

bhosage wrote:I wasn't being sarcastic. This site is great I'm reading the school reviews and everything its great

those reviews are about as reliable as the school websites are.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby taxnstuff » Mon May 16, 2011 6:04 pm

Hofstra isn't a bad choice if you want to remain on Long Island. At least it isn't Touro.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby Grizz » Mon May 16, 2011 6:05 pm

taxnstuff wrote:Hofstra isn't a bad choice if you want to remain on Long Island. At least it isn't Touro.


Their lulzy bar passage rate begs to differ.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby flexityflex86 » Mon May 16, 2011 6:06 pm

rad law wrote:
taxnstuff wrote:Hofstra isn't a bad choice if you want to remain on Long Island. At least it isn't Touro.


Their lulzy bar passage rate begs to differ.

Where are you going to work on Long Island? The Long Island legal scene is not really overwhelming.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby reasonable_man » Mon May 16, 2011 6:46 pm

rad law wrote:1. Don't go to Hofstra
2. If your fraternity was mainly about "leadership," urdoingitwrong


This. I can always count on Rad LAw to say what I would have said if I saw the thread sooner.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby reasonable_man » Mon May 16, 2011 6:48 pm

I was an attorney at one of the largest LI based law firms and left it to go to a TINY law firm in NYC where I make more money. The LI legal market pays well below average for the entire tri-state area.

I think this: http://top-law-schools.com/archives/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=75883&hilit=hofstra+bar Might be my all time favorite Hofstra rant... Ah those were the days...

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby crossarmant » Wed May 18, 2011 4:02 pm

bhosage wrote:haha no alpha tau omega is a party fraternity but we do a lot of community service and have to attend conferences. I'm also looking at Temple but my gpa isn't good enough I don't think.


You may have a realistic chance at Temple, I wouldn't bank on it, but you may have a chance. I was in a similar boat as you, my GPA was abysmal but my LSAT was fairly solid. Got rejected at some mid-Tier 2s, got accepted some. Being a splitter makes everything a bit more variable. Try for fee waivers and apply to a number of schools where you're above median or 75th percentile LSAT. I know personally, I'd feel uncomfortable attending Hofstra at sticker. NYC is a big market and loaded with tons of better schools and lots of people from around the country coming there. If you really want in the area, go t a state school with in-state like Rutgers-Newark. Half the price and some better job prospects it seems. The kind of money Hofstra costs (tuition and absurd CoL) and the limited scope of career prospects, I'd look elsewhere.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby dibs » Wed May 18, 2011 9:06 pm

i was accepted at Hofstra with $20k/year with a 162 2.7. i think you're good.

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby bhosage » Wed May 18, 2011 9:48 pm

If I do well this fall I can have a 3.0. Would I have a chance to get into Brooklyn law school? or would I need a higher LSAT

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Re: 2.9 163 LSAT chances at Hofstra?

Postby flexityflex86 » Thu May 19, 2011 8:53 pm

bhosage wrote:If I do well this fall I can have a 3.0. Would I have a chance to get into Brooklyn law school? or would I need a higher LSAT

50/50




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