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168 3.6

Postby lsatisevil » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:23 am

What are my chances at Michigan/should I ED?

I graduated from U of M in 2011, have strong LORs, family member who went to Mich Law, strong extracurriculars, and I'm in-state.

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Re: 168 3.6

Postby minnbills » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:55 am

You can ED but I think they will probably waitlist you. If you want to get in, you're going to have to wait out the list or retake.

Having family who went there should be a slight boost, but I don't think it will open doors like it would have for undergrad.

Good luck!

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Re: 168 3.6

Postby bk1 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:58 am

If you really want Michigan then the best thing to help your application would be to retake the LSAT.

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Re: 168 3.6

Postby Real Madrid » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:34 pm

lsatisevil wrote:What are my chances at Michigan/should I ED?

I graduated from U of M in 2011, have strong LORs, family member who went to Mich Law, strong extracurriculars, and I'm in-state.


What are some of your "strong" extracurriculars?

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Re: 168 3.6

Postby buckilaw » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:43 am

Sadly you are below both the LSAT and the GPA median, ED is unlikely to help too much in that case. I can see that you would be able to demonstrate why you really want Michigan and that should help, but you really need to retake the LSAT so you can meet or exceed at least one median.

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Re: 168 3.6

Postby lsatisevil » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:43 am

bump

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Re: 168 3.6

Postby LawSchoolChampion » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:07 pm

Retake if you want to get in. You're really pushing it for top 14.

And, from what I've been told, "strong" extra-carriculars are considered weak softs.

Not bad softs, but they won't give you a real boost, they'll just beat out other people with your numbers.

WE and athletics along with any sort of massive accomplishment (rhodes scholar, ect.) seem to give some advantage, but if you're talking about being on the E-board of a club, and an internship, you're probably not going to get in through them.

Summary:

Retake if you want a decent shot at acceptance, but even with a 170 it's iffy.

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Re: 168 3.6

Postby BiglawOrBust » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:32 pm

LawSchoolChampion wrote:Retake if you want a decent shot at acceptance, but even with a 170 it's iffy.


That's fucked up, because a mere eight years ago, a rejection with a 161 was grounds for a lawsuit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grutter_v._bollinger

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Re: 168 3.6

Postby Grizz » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:37 pm

BiglawOrBust wrote:
LawSchoolChampion wrote:Retake if you want a decent shot at acceptance, but even with a 170 it's iffy.


That's fucked up, because a mere eight years ago, a rejection with a 161 was grounds for a lawsuit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grutter_v._bollinger


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Re: 168 3.6

Postby BiglawOrBust » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:42 pm

Grizz wrote:
BiglawOrBust wrote:
LawSchoolChampion wrote:Retake if you want a decent shot at acceptance, but even with a 170 it's iffy.


That's fucked up, because a mere eight years ago, a rejection with a 161 was grounds for a lawsuit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grutter_v._bollinger


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I'm not trying to provoke or disrupt, my man! I'm only emphasizing UofM's increasingly stringent admissions requirements.




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