3.83 165 Non-URM any shot at t14? ED possibly?

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3.83 165 Non-URM any shot at t14? ED possibly?

Postby natureboy34 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:51 pm

Long time troll, first time poster seeking advice

3.83 LSDAS GPA
165 June '11 LSAT

Decent softs, great LOR's, and a strong personal statement that can be tailored to "i feel x is the best law school for me" most places.

Ideally t14, but i understand that this is unlikely. Any advice on ED chances at top 14?

Otherwise, am I in good shape outside of the top twenty?

Additionally, 165 was 6 points below my PT average and Im not opposed to a retake. However, I'm concerned that waiting on October scores to apply may hinder my chances some places.

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Re: 3.83 165 Non-URM any shot at t14? ED possibly?

Postby clarawater » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:00 pm

Hi natureboy34. I don't really know about your chances as I am a first time applicant and new to this for the most part.

But I also received a 165 on the June '11, which was a few points below my PT average. I think I'm going to retake in October though because of that; but like you, I am worried about taking it that late as well... mostly though because of the major studying involved and being afraid of forgetting stuff and having burnout...

Anyway though! I heard that the ideal time to apply was early November; which would be after the scores are released. Do you think it's better to apply even earlier than that though?

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Re: 3.83 165 Non-URM any shot at t14? ED possibly?

Postby wtrc » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:28 pm

Same boat as you, 3.86 and a 166. I will be re-taking. The (very, very, very) slight disadvantage of not applying at the first moment is far outweighed by the better chance we have on a retake. Even if you can get in where you want, a retake 170 is the difference between a scholarship and no scholarship everywhere.

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Re: 3.83 165 Non-URM any shot at t14? ED possibly?

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:31 pm

Waiting till November to apply isn't going to hurt your chances.

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Re: 3.83 165 Non-URM any shot at t14? ED possibly?

Postby clarawater » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:05 pm

How do you think the best way to study is? As intense as before the June test (i.e. a practice test almost every day for about 2 weeks, plus months before that of doing stuff several times a week), or just a focus on weaknesses with some practice tests thrown in there?




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