Chances for 2011-2012

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t.o.o
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Chances for 2011-2012

Postby t.o.o » Sat May 28, 2011 5:19 pm

I would like to know what my chances are for the T6: LSAC GPA is 4.02 and LSAT is 172. I have average softs. What should my safety schools be? I'll be applying to a maximum of 10 schools so I need to limit my list of schools but I don't want to be overconfident about my chances. Specifically interested in chances at YS. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!

*also I have tried LSP but would like human feedback :)

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby dpk711 » Sat May 28, 2011 5:21 pm

Your chances at a T6 are very good. I would throw in apps to HYS as well and see if they bite.

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby t.o.o » Sat May 28, 2011 5:31 pm

dpk711 wrote:Your chances at a T6 are very good. I would throw in apps to HYS as well and see if they bite.


Thanks for the reply. Is it overconfident to have Berkeley as a safety?

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby Corwin » Sat May 28, 2011 7:59 pm

t.o.o wrote:
dpk711 wrote:Your chances at a T6 are very good. I would throw in apps to HYS as well and see if they bite.


Thanks for the reply. Is it overconfident to have Berkeley as a safety?

You have a good shot, but yes. Boalt has rejected people at your numbers before.

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby t.o.o » Sat May 28, 2011 8:26 pm

Alright thanks; what would be considered acceptable safeties for me then?

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby Corwin » Sat May 28, 2011 8:32 pm

t.o.o wrote:Alright thanks; what would be considered acceptable safeties for me then?

If you want a school that you'll get into 100%, pick a top school in an area that you want to work in where you'll get a big scholly. TBH it is VERY unlikely you'll get shut out of the T6. Pretty sure you are a lock at NYU. But if you really want to be safe, it's not a bad idea to see what kind of scholarships you could get at a school in the lower T14 or T20.

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby The Gentleman » Sat May 28, 2011 8:35 pm

OP just about every school outside of HYS will offer you a merit based fee waiver, so don't worry about being limited to only 10 apps. You'll still have to pay the $12 CAS fee for each app, but that's peanuts in the grand scheme of law school.

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat May 28, 2011 8:48 pm

In your case, safeties are full rides to schools in regions that you want to work. Like if you want to work in California, UCLA is a safety. There's really no reason to expect to not get at least a couple of HYSCCNMVPB, but a safety would be a full ride at a T20

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby t.o.o » Sat May 28, 2011 9:34 pm

Okay thanks for all the responses, I'll apply to a couple schools outside the T14. I'm happy to hear I'll get merit based fee waivers because that would really help!

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun May 29, 2011 1:20 am

t.o.o wrote:Okay thanks for all the responses, I'll apply to a couple schools outside the T14. I'm happy to hear I'll get merit based fee waivers because that would really help!

If you don't get one from a school you like, email the adcomm office. they would more than likely grant you one with those stats

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby TheFactor » Sun May 29, 2011 12:54 pm

No reason to apply outside of the T14 unless you are dead set on working in a particular area of the country. You're practically a lock for at least one of the T6, and will get tons of dough from M on down.
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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby t.o.o » Sun May 29, 2011 2:31 pm

When do schools usually give out the merit based waivers? At what point is it okay to email them if I haven't gotten one? I want to get my applications in by mid October so would it be okay to request waivers in late September?

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby kulshan » Sun May 29, 2011 5:42 pm

This thread is relevant to my interests.

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby spek » Sun May 29, 2011 7:30 pm

I'm also curious about the waivers.

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby t.o.o » Mon May 30, 2011 12:49 pm

*bump

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby sonervous88 » Mon May 30, 2011 12:51 pm

t.o.o wrote:I would like to know what my chances are for the T6: LSAC GPA is 4.02 and LSAT is 172. I have average softs. What should my safety schools be? I'll be applying to a maximum of 10 schools so I need to limit my list of schools but I don't want to be overconfident about my chances. Specifically interested in chances at YS. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!

*also I have tried LSP but would like human feedback :)


chances for everything are good. why are u limiting where you'll apply? you'll get fee waivers everyone but HYS and you'll want to aply broadly to maximize your chances at negotiating scholarships

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Re: Chances for 2011-2012

Postby sonervous88 » Mon May 30, 2011 12:52 pm

oh sorry. don't request waivers. you'll get them usually via email. :) generally by september.




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