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Re: 167 3.7

Postby lawschool12345 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:31 pm

thanks a lot that was some great advice, i dont think my life has been that interesting that would really swing Boalt into giving me an application, im just the typical white kid from brooklyn ha.

I would love Cornell, and it always seemed outside my range so im hoping maybe that i have a shot now, according to the dean of admissions their medians were 168 3.7 so i am not sure of my chances

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby aaaaaah » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:19 am

buckilaw wrote:GULC would likely be the only realistic shot since you are above their GPA median.


I think GULC averages though.

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby lawschool12345 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:21 pm

Fordham just offered me a 10 thousand dollar offer for the fall. Should I take it, or try for a shot at the t14 ad take a year off

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby lawschool12345 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:26 pm

bump

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby Law Sauce » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:15 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:Fordham just offered me a 10 thousand dollar offer for the fall. Should I take it, or try for a shot at the t14 ad take a year off


Well you said that Fordham was your number one and a t14 probably is a little bit of a long shot. That being said you could end up seeing more money come in from fordham or bc or something but since Fordham is your number one, it does make some sense to go for it.

This is an intensely personal decision having to do with what your long term and short term goals are and what you want to do this year and also what would make you happy. Law school is a risk and Fordham with 10k a year is definately risky. You will have to choose if the odds are good enough and how much it means to you to go now as opposed to waiting.

IMO Bottom line: You have very good chance of getting a better offer next year if you are not picky about which school. That being said, t14 is unlikely and Fordham is your "number 1." So it comes down to how much is it worth it to you to wait. I mean there is little chance you will not get at least as good of an offer as that from Fordham again next year if you turn them down now. Maybe even a better offer next year when they have more funds. So all this makes the choice a tough one. I think that is why poeple are not posting. There is a lot of weight in this choice and there is only so much we can tell you. Waiting, however, may pay off. You dont really want to waste that new score without testing it out unless you really just want Fordham anyway.

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby lawschool12345 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:44 pm

I appreciate that response, and I know its a personal decision, but I am very confused about what to do. I do ultimately want to end up in NYC, and don't think a degree from a school rankeed in the 20's ahead of Fordham will place better here, and if that's the case then I don't know if there's any point taking a year off

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby Law Sauce » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:20 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:I appreciate that response, and I know its a personal decision, but I am very confused about what to do. I do ultimately want to end up in NYC, and don't think a degree from a school rankeed in the 20's ahead of Fordham will place better here, and if that's the case then I don't know if there's any point taking a year off


Yea, i doubt many t30s do better than Fordham for NYC. But some give a lot more money. BC/BU may give money too and I would think that they do around the same or a little worse in NYC. I am not sure on this. If going now has a high value for you, however, I dont think that this is a terrible choice by an means. Good luck whatever you decide.

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby drays917 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:00 pm

Personally, I would try again next year. I would imagine you could get a better offer from a comparable T30 school, and likely even from Fordham, applying with your better numbers in the fall. Don't bank on T14, but in terms of $$$, you can do better. If nothing else, negotiate with Fordham now...between the money offered from the other schools, and the potential to reapply, I think you can get something better from them. I don't know if it would turn out better than what they would offer next year or not, but first try that.

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby lawschool12345 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:57 am

thanks, if i was to ED at a t14, would i have chance at any of them/?

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby Law Sauce » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:07 am

lawschool12345 wrote:thanks, if i was to ED at a t14, would i have chance at any of them/?


Heres Gtown's EDers last year http://gulc.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/1011/?lsat2=180&lsatR=true&lsat1=120&lgpa1=1.00&lgpa2=4.33&status=3,4,5,6,7,8&application_type=3&type=jd

Look these up under search, the applicants tab and then put in the school and select ED applicants.

2 WL with similar numbers, one accept from first glance. So perhaps possible but not great. Check other years as well although data requires some interpretation guesswork.

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby lawschool12345 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:50 am

Yea I hate the guessing and I feel like most people including yourself know more than I do. What about ucla or texas?

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby Law Sauce » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:25 pm

lawschool12345 wrote:Yea I hate the guessing and I feel like most people including yourself know more than I do. What about ucla or texas?


You look pretty good for UT numbers wise but I am unsure. I'd guess you are right on the line for UT and UCLA. Here is another profile which I'm sure you've seen but may be somewhat similar to what you'd expect with your numbers. Of course you may over or underperformed this, I'm not sure how you match up with this applicant. http://lawschoolnumbers.com/stlisforlovers

By browsing though a number of LSN profiles with similar numbers you can roughly see who underpreformed or overperformed their numbers (accounting for age and special experience and residency in some cases). Look through applicants with similar numbers and see what the average of what people did. And then decide on the Fordham offer.

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Re: 167 3.7

Postby lawschool12345 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:33 pm

lsac gpa is actually 3.69, misread it, does this make a difference?




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