2.8, 170+ LSAT

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2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby Publicinterest12358 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:56 pm

Thanks again everyone for the help, I'll give you my background if you PM me. :)
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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:19 pm

I'm a rising 2L at NDLS. Please, please, please don't apply ED to NDLS. Apply ED to NU and be done with your cycle. There is absolutely nothing that could make anyone choose NDLS over NU, and some would call me a Notre Dame troll.

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:26 pm

You should come back with a real LSAT because plenty of people PT well and do worse on the actual test. Assuming you do get a 170+ you should ED to NU (which means you'll have to interview in Chicago as well), but that is the best school you can get into with a GPA below 3.0.

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:28 pm

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby aerogear » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:19 pm

splitmuch wrote:
Publicinterest12358 wrote:So I have a terrible undergrad GPA, with a double major (intl. business and finance). Upward trending, with one semester's exception that can be explained (no sob story but ties into my overall application theme). I've been working for a year at a tech startup in a decently impressive position, decided to quit and now I'm working at a center that teaches cognitive skills to those who need it so I'll have been working for 2 years by the time I begin classes in Fall 2012. I'm big on public service, so I'm hoping that will help my application.

I've taken some practice LSATS (3 now) - I'm taking the real one Oct. 1st - and they've all been above 170. I'm still studying every day so I'm shooting for a 175+

Here's my list, in order of preference (yes, I know, ND is ranked lower than Northwestern by numbers, but I love their programs)

1. Notre Dame (applying ED)
2. Northwestern
3. Cornell/Georgetown
4. George Washington
5. Fordham
6. University of Washington

Sorry for the essay, but what are my chances? Oh, and I'm non-URM. Thanks so much!


What on earth does "you love their programs" mean? There is no law job in the country that will be easier to get coming from ND than NU.


:lol:

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:45 pm

aerogear wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
Publicinterest12358 wrote:So I have a terrible undergrad GPA, with a double major (intl. business and finance). Upward trending, with one semester's exception that can be explained (no sob story but ties into my overall application theme). I've been working for a year at a tech startup in a decently impressive position, decided to quit and now I'm working at a center that teaches cognitive skills to those who need it so I'll have been working for 2 years by the time I begin classes in Fall 2012. I'm big on public service, so I'm hoping that will help my application.

I've taken some practice LSATS (3 now) - I'm taking the real one Oct. 1st - and they've all been above 170. I'm still studying every day so I'm shooting for a 175+

Here's my list, in order of preference (yes, I know, ND is ranked lower than Northwestern by numbers, but I love their programs)

1. Notre Dame (applying ED)
2. Northwestern
3. Cornell/Georgetown
4. George Washington
5. Fordham
6. University of Washington

Sorry for the essay, but what are my chances? Oh, and I'm non-URM. Thanks so much!


What on earth does "you love their programs" mean? There is no law job in the country that will be easier to get coming from ND than NU.


:lol:

Am i wrong?

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby drays917 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:30 pm

Publicinterest12358 wrote:so I'm shooting for a 175+

Weren't we all.

But yeah, what everyone else says is correct. NU is objectively > ND (with all due respect to ND), and you should actually get that awesome LSAT score before you bank on it.

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby aerogear » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:36 am

splitmuch wrote:
aerogear wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
Publicinterest12358 wrote:So I have a terrible undergrad GPA, with a double major (intl. business and finance). Upward trending, with one semester's exception that can be explained (no sob story but ties into my overall application theme). I've been working for a year at a tech startup in a decently impressive position, decided to quit and now I'm working at a center that teaches cognitive skills to those who need it so I'll have been working for 2 years by the time I begin classes in Fall 2012. I'm big on public service, so I'm hoping that will help my application.

I've taken some practice LSATS (3 now) - I'm taking the real one Oct. 1st - and they've all been above 170. I'm still studying every day so I'm shooting for a 175+

Here's my list, in order of preference (yes, I know, ND is ranked lower than Northwestern by numbers, but I love their programs)

1. Notre Dame (applying ED)
2. Northwestern
3. Cornell/Georgetown
4. George Washington
5. Fordham
6. University of Washington

Sorry for the essay, but what are my chances? Oh, and I'm non-URM. Thanks so much!


What on earth does "you love their programs" mean? There is no law job in the country that will be easier to get coming from ND than NU.


:lol:

Am i wrong?


What happened to OP?

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby PinkCow » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:41 am

Don't you dare pick Notre Dame over Northwestern. They trap you in a toll gate and make you pay money to drive out.

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby Publicinterest12358 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:05 pm

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:09 pm

Honestly, with a 2.8/170+, you have a better shot of getting into NU with WE than ND anyway.

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby bk1 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:09 pm

Publicinterest12358 wrote:OK I did a bunch of research into Northwestern vs. Notre Dame, turns out my initial look didn't give enough cred to the study abroad and community aspects of the school - plus I wasn't thinking of EDing because I didn't think I had a great shot. Given this list, can I still get chances? I'd prefer something like a percentage chance I'll get in for each - so I can know if I should be shooting lower for a safety. Thanks everyone for the feedback! And while I *would* post after my LSAT that's not happening until Oct. 1st, and I need to prep all my materials as far ahead as possible.


Figure your hypothetical chances out yourself at http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com and what does the bolded even mean?

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby splitmuch » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:11 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:Honestly, with a 2.8/170+, you have a better shot of getting into NU with WE than ND anyway.


True. Of those youre applying to you have the best shot at NU, which is the best of those schools. You should also send an app to WUSTL so you have T20 school with nice scholarship as a backup option.

Also, what the hell are you talking bout study abroad and community aspects. Do not base your decision on these factors, whatever they are.

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby splitster1221 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:11 pm

Can anyone provide something close to %s of my liklihood to get into those places? Or examples of other people who have gotten in with similar numbers?

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby splitmuch » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:12 pm

splitster1221 wrote:Can anyone provide something close to %s of my liklihood to get into those places? Or examples of other people who have gotten in with similar numbers?



Who are you? what are your stats?

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby splitster1221 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:14 pm

splitmuch wrote:
splitster1221 wrote:Can anyone provide something close to %s of my liklihood to get into those places? Or examples of other people who have gotten in with similar numbers?



Who are you? what are your stats?


Sorry I was just making an attempt at a sarcastic joke. Since the OP asked for specific %s (not accurate, but exactly what LSP is built for), and then the other as describing LSN. Oh well

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Re: 2.8, 170+ LSAT

Postby Publicinterest12358 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:04 pm

Thanks for the help everyone!




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