Chances at NYU with ED?

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Chances at NYU with ED?

Postby Moomoo2u » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:58 pm

I took the LSAT twice once in June of 2010 and got a 165 and again in October scoring a 170.

I went to McGill University (in Canada) and got a 3.4 GPA but have a 3.53 LSDAS GPA, and am also a URM. I speak 2 languages fluently (English and Spanish) and have a basic-intermediate understanding of French and Korean. I've studied in the USA, Spain, Canada and Korea all at the University level. I spent the last year teaching abroad in Spain.

I desperately want to attend NYU and applied this year but got waitlisted. I withdrew because I couldn't attend any law school for financial reasons anyway and was told that the waitlist was solely for people applying for admission to the class of 2014.

I was accepted at Georgetown and Cornell for 2011.

I took a look at lawschoolpredictor.com and the numbers you have here for NYU and while they aren't totally discouraging, they're not very encouraging either.

What would my chances be if I did ED for 2012? Also, I'm currently working at a law firm where many of the lawyers went to NYU Law, would having a letter of recommendation from one of them do anything?

Is there anything else I could do to improve my chances? Write a statement of purpose tailored to NYU? Could I write another very brief essay demonstrating that I want to go to NYU and why? Work as a paralegal in NYC?

Thank you in advance for any and all comments and advice!

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Re: Chances at NYU with ED?

Postby ausoccer19 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:11 pm

What type of URM?

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Re: Chances at NYU with ED?

Postby Moomoo2u » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:21 pm

Latin American - hispanic

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Re: Chances at NYU with ED?

Postby Real Madrid » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:03 am

I think it's worth a shot. What can it hurt? I'd say your chances are probably less than 50/50, but it's not a complete waste of an application.

On a totally unrelated note, I'm going to be teaching English in Spain this coming year (in Madrid). How did you like it? I'm already at a pretty advanced level of Spanish and hoping I'll be fluent by the end of the academic year.

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Re: Chances at NYU with ED?

Postby Moomoo2u » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:45 am

Are you doing the north american cultural assistants program? If so have fun! it's a great program and it's not exactly difficult work (although I've heard in Madrid it's fairly different) I was in Granada & I liked it a lot, more than anything for the amount of free time it gave me to study and try new things.

Thanks for the comment too

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Re: Chances at NYU with ED?

Postby Moomoo2u » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:34 pm

Does anyone have any ideas of how I can help my chances? Talking to admissions? writing a specific statement of purpose? etc..?




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