Chances at Ole Miss with Money

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Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby CPM723 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:08 pm

Numbers: 159/3.68

I am an out of stater who is looking to stay in the South and am interested in Ole Miss' National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law. I have heard that Ole Miss is hard to get into as an out of state applicant. Do I have any shot at some money? Any feedback would be great.

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:48 pm

Check this out: http://mississippi.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011/

It looks like you have a great shot at being admitted. As for money, I have no idea. From LSN it doesn't look like anyone received much of anything in the form of scholarships. Or, at the very least LSN posters chose not to include their information.

Good luck!

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:02 pm

Ole Miss doesn't have a lot of money to give out. It's super cheap though.

With your numbers and a strong Why Ole Miss? essay, you should definitely be in.

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby CPM723 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:47 pm

I have incorporated an ole miss paragraph into my personal statement. Do you know if that is sufficient in the eyes of admissions?

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:33 pm

CPM723 wrote:I have incorporated an ole miss paragraph into my personal statement. Do you know if that is sufficient in the eyes of admissions?



I vote yes.

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby ggocat » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:57 pm

Over 5% have "more than full" scholarships, and your LSAT is >75% with GPA about =75%. You have a great shot at getting some money.

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby CPM723 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:10 am

Awesome. That sounds great. I am not interested in biglaw. Would it be pretty plausible to gain employment at a DA's office after graduation? I have looked into their employment prospects, but they are not that specific.

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:17 am

CPM723 wrote:I have incorporated an ole miss paragraph into my personal statement. Do you know if that is sufficient in the eyes of admissions?


I would make sure you stress why Ole Miss, especially if you aren't from the state. Your numbers would make it appear likely that you choose a different program over Ole Miss.

ggocat wrote:Over 5% have "more than full" scholarships, and your LSAT is >75% with GPA about =75%. You have a great shot at getting some money.


5% of the class at Ole Miss is like 6-7 people. Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty certain certain that a fair amount (~10 or so) of people attend Ole Miss each year with better numbers than ~3.6/158.

CPM723 wrote:Awesome. That sounds great. I am not interested in biglaw. Would it be pretty plausible to gain employment at a DA's office after graduation? I have looked into their employment prospects, but they are not that specific.


I'm not sure if they are hiring, but I believe that if they were hiring you would be able to get something somewhere.

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby CPM723 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:14 am

Is there a possibility of getting an in-state tuition equalizer as opposed to a full ride?

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby ggocat » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:56 am

Aberzombie1892 wrote:
ggocat wrote:Over 5% have "more than full" scholarships, and your LSAT is >75% with GPA about =75%. You have a great shot at getting some money.


5% of the class at Ole Miss is like 6-7 people. Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty certain certain that a fair amount (~10 or so) of people attend Ole Miss each year with better numbers than ~3.6/158.

I agree OP doesn't have a great shot at getting a full ride, but I said "some money." Regardless, it's still a possibility because many schools end up having students who either have a high LSAT or UGPA, but not both. My guess is there will be some 165s and 4.0s, but probably no 165 + 4.0s and not very many 160-162 + 3.8-4.0s. Someone above the medians for both numbers at a school should get money and has a good shot at a full ride. An applicant with a 160-162 and 3.7-3.8 will be able to get into and get money from higher ranked schools than Ole Miss.

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:47 am

ggocat wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:
ggocat wrote:Over 5% have "more than full" scholarships, and your LSAT is >75% with GPA about =75%. You have a great shot at getting some money.


5% of the class at Ole Miss is like 6-7 people. Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty certain certain that a fair amount (~10 or so) of people attend Ole Miss each year with better numbers than ~3.6/158.

I agree OP doesn't have a great shot at getting a full ride, but I said "some money." Regardless, it's still a possibility because many schools end up having students who either have a high LSAT or UGPA, but not both. My guess is there will be some 165s and 4.0s, but probably no 165 + 4.0s and not very many 160-162 + 3.8-4.0s. Someone above the medians for both numbers at a school should get money and has a good shot at a full ride. An applicant with a 160-162 and 3.7-3.8 will be able to get into and get money from higher ranked schools than Ole Miss.


True. But many instate people go to Ole Miss regardless of their numbers. It's reckless and foolhardy, but as are most law school applicants. Either way, Ole Miss is tight on scholarship $$$ so the OP should apply widely (re: more than Ole Miss) if the OP wants a full ride or close to it. I'm not saying Ole Miss won't give him/her a full ride; it's just pretty unlikely.

But yes, if Ole Miss had the $$$ - he/she would certainly get a full ride (or very close).

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby CPM723 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:50 am

I am not solely basing my decision on a full ride. I am more concerned with getting into Ole Miss. Being able to get in-state tuition 2L and 3L is very appealing. There Center for Justice and the Rule of Law is the real reason I am applying. Any scholarship money would be a bonus.

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Re: Chances at Ole Miss with Money

Postby mpj_3050 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:49 am

I am a 1L at Ole Miss and an out-of-stater.

You need at least 160 or above to get an out-of-state waiver and a GPA of yours should be okay. Seriously, 159 doesn't get you a waiver from what I've been told. You will get in no problem, but, 25k for out-of-state is a deal breaker for me at least. If you are from the south you will not get money as easily b/c they know you are likely to attend. I'm one of only a few people with scholarships and virtually every person from out-of-state is paying the 25k for the first year.

They appear to have more money b/c I was given the in-state tuition equalizer and 5k a year with a 2.0 requirement. If they know you are likely to attend they aren't going to offer you shit.

Ole Miss is cool and all, but the market is fucked so don't take on much debt. Yeah the girls are really hot but that doesn't matter for shit when you are looking at debt totals like most of the people in my class. Almost everyone I know took out total cost-of-attendance plus tuition. Ole Miss @ full price will be 101k for an out-of-stater. Most of the people here think they are going to make shit loads of money and can't wait to get a new BMW. And they still brief cases for some fucking reason when they are like a month into school.

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