Chances at BC/BU?

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Chances at BC/BU?

Postby minnbills » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:17 am

I've been thinking a lot about these two schools lately, but I know very little about both the market and the admissions practices at each school. I have heard that both seem to prefer GPA over LSAT, which doesn't bode well for me.

I've got a 168 and a 3.4

LSP has me at: 'consider' for BU and 'strong consider' for BC. The thing is, looking at LSN it would seem my chances are much worse. While TLS stats paints a much nicer picture.

I'm confused and would appreciate any advice.

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby WSJ_Law » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:28 am

GPA may be low for BC, but who knows, they might bite at a 168. I got in with 166/3.7 at sticker FWIW.

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby minnbills » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:19 pm

WSJ_Law wrote:GPA may be low for BC, but who knows, they might bite at a 168. I got in with 166/3.7 at sticker FWIW.


Thanks, is BU pretty much a crapshoot between Accept/WL?

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby minnbills » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:46 pm

Sorry to double post- is there anyone who can explain the difference between TLS stats and LSN?

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby idratherbetraveling » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:25 am

I would say you have a good shot, despite the GPA (especially if you display an upward trend). Anecdotal evidence: I had a 165/3.7 and got in with $12k (BC) and $15k (BU). There's lots of hope - apply early (before Thanksgiving)!

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:00 am

Try hourumd.com

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby NYCbound35 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:51 am

You are a WL/accept at both schools. Check out lawschoolnumbers.com . Apply early, with targeted applications, and you will probably get at least one of them, possibly with money.

Also, consider a retake in October (but apply beforehand, then update w/ new score). A lower score will not hurt you, and 2+ more points will increase you chances, as well as get you more $ if you do get in.

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby aaaaaah » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:14 am

Apply early. Check the BU thread- at one point in this cycle, BU just started waitlisting everyone. Looked like they had accepted too many early on.

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby Cupidity » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:17 am

BU's admissions office is very friendly. Use fake questions as a way to establish correspondence.
1. Make Friends
2. Get Accepted
3. $$$$

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby westinghouse60 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:39 am

LSP uses data from 2 cycles ago (2009-2010 cycle, as the terms and conditions say it was last updated Oct 2010), LSN has data from the most recent cycle.

Edit: Just saw you were asking about TLS stats and LSN, not LSN and LSP, so maybe you already knew

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby lmtt » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:25 am

If you apply early and have decent softs you should be fine. I had a 168/3.5 and got $20,000/yr from both schools.

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby minnbills » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:58 pm

lmtt wrote:If you apply early and have decent softs you should be fine. I had a 168/3.5 and got $20,000/yr from both schools.


Nice, yeah I'm a transfer and had an awful freshman year. As in sub 3.0. At my new school I have a 3.6x. I'm hoping that will be a small x-factor for me but obviously it's the lsac gpa that really counts. What are "decent softs" to you? I would describe mine as fairly typical, though lacking in work experience.

Cupidity, I'm guessing that strategy worked for you? :lol:

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Re: Chances at BC/BU?

Postby Cupidity » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:11 pm

minnbills wrote:
lmtt wrote:If you apply early and have decent softs you should be fine. I had a 168/3.5 and got $20,000/yr from both schools.


Nice, yeah I'm a transfer and had an awful freshman year. As in sub 3.0. At my new school I have a 3.6x. I'm hoping that will be a small x-factor for me but obviously it's the lsac gpa that really counts. What are "decent softs" to you? I would describe mine as fairly typical, though lacking in work experience.

Cupidity, I'm guessing that strategy worked for you? :lol:

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