3.58, 167, Ivy undergrad, want BigLaw

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IronSkadden
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3.58, 167, Ivy undergrad, want BigLaw

Postby IronSkadden » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:59 pm

Hi there,

I'm retaking the LSAT in October, but based on my current stats, what do you think my chances are at T14? T25? Do you think I can get a full ride to Brooklyn or Cardozo?

What's my best shot at BigLaw here?

Stats:

LSAT: 167
GPA: 3.58
Ivy undergrad
3 years work experience, account executive at PR company, also started my own video production company

Thanks for the input...

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Re: 3.58, 167, Ivy undergrad, want BigLaw

Postby NYCbound35 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:06 pm

You're not getting T-14

WL (then maybe in w no $) at Vandy, UCLA, USC, UT ... mostly WL/in at lower than that

Best shots at biglaw are Fordham, GW, BU/BC, ND, ... go with lower COA/preferred market

You'll get 30+k/ yr at Brooklyn and Cardozo, but their schollys have tough stipulations, so there is a chance you'll lose them. Plus, you should not be going to these schools thinking biglaw is anything but a pipedream.

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Re: 3.58, 167, Ivy undergrad, want BigLaw

Postby IronSkadden » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:52 pm

Law School Predictor says I am a "Consider" at Northwestern and Cornell. If I ED, I'm a "Consider" at Penn and GULC, according to Law School Predictor.

What does everyone think of these results? How much will ED/EA boost my chances at Penn, GULC, NW, Cornell?

Do you think my 3 years WE will give me an edge at NW?

Thanks for your continued input...

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Re: 3.58, 167, Ivy undergrad, want BigLaw

Postby czelede » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:12 pm

Are you a URM?

If not, you're out at all of the above schools even with ED.

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Re: 3.58, 167, Ivy undergrad, want BigLaw

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:22 pm

While work experience helps at Northwestern, your LSAT and GPA are both sub-median. You should interview and write a convincing Why Northwestern. However, I wouldn't get your hopes up. Most likely scenario is ding/WL

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Re: 3.58, 167, Ivy undergrad, want BigLaw

Postby ballpop » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:42 pm

NYCbound35 wrote:You're not getting T-14

WL (then maybe in w no $) at Vandy, UCLA, USC, UT ... mostly WL/in at lower than that

Best shots at biglaw are Fordham, GW, BU/BC, ND, ... go with lower COA/preferred market

You'll get 30+k/ yr at Brooklyn and Cardozo, but their schollys have tough stipulations, so there is a chance you'll lose them. Plus, you should not be going to these schools thinking biglaw is anything but a pipedream.


Cardozo's new schollies are 2.95/Top 80%.

OP should look at BU or BC with lower CoA, higher placement, and 5-6k less tuition than peer schools. BU's admissions standards will probably be higher with smaller class sizes though.




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