168/ superior/ gay/ international applicant

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hangqianli
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168/ superior/ gay/ international applicant

Postby hangqianli » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:08 am

I'm an international student from China, so I think no strong preference for law school locations. Gay friendly schools are slightly preferred. I have no working experience.

Can anyone let me know where to apply? Do you guys think I should ed anywhere?

Thanks in advance

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soj
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Re: 168/ superior/ gay/ international applicant

Postby soj » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:56 am

For a very general idea of your chances, take a look at the stats:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=163250
http://www.top-law-schools.com/rankings.html

Your chances are far better at schools where the LSAT median is 168 or lower.

Almost all schools are gay-friendly except maybe some religious schools like Notre Dame, BYU, and Baylor.

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Bodhi_mind
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Re: 168/ superior/ gay/ international applicant

Postby Bodhi_mind » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:55 pm

nihao! California schools may be the most friendly to you. Stanford (big reach), Boalt (reach), USC, UCLA, Hastings, etc

hangqianli
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Re: 168/ superior/ gay/ international applicant

Postby hangqianli » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:20 pm

Thanks for your suggestions. :P

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AntipodeanPhil
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Re: 168/ superior/ gay/ international applicant

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:03 pm

For international applicants, the LSAT is especially important, so focus on schools where your score is at or above the median.

Also, you may think you have no preference for locations, but that is because you haven't spent a winter in the upper midwest. Michigan, Minnesota, Cornell, Chicago, Northwestern - those place would be very difficult for you. The problem is not how cold it gets, but how long the extreme cold lasts.

Foreign students usually don't understand how much worse it is than what you are used to (trust me, I've been there).




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