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sandwiches5000
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3.76 167

Postby sandwiches5000 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:13 am

Hey there, everyone. So, I was pt-ing in the upper 170s but I scored 157 (long story) followed by a 167 I went to retake last week but I got sick so I had to cancel.

Softs: two years full-time WE in South Korea teaching ESL and test prep at a highly-ranked private school. Before coming here I worked for a gov agency for five months working on their semi-annual report and writing grants. In university I worked multiple jobs (an RA was one of them) and I edited the school paper. I interned for various papers during school breaks. I organized a global warming campaign for a public interest group and i also volunteered with an org that built houses in Virginia during spring break.

I am currently organizing a group for queer women in Korea and I have volunteered a bit here. I am planning on writing a paper or book on feminist politics in Korea before I leave.

While in college I double-majored in polisci and journalism and was part of the honors college. I had a 3.9 throughout but I took on too much at the end while I was working on my thesis and an international relations concentration. My thesis in gender politics was published and I received awards from my university.

I went to a large state school. I am the only person to go to college in my family, I'm gay, and I was adopted. My family story is weird and not fun.

Ok, I know that's a lot to read but I have no idea... Should I bother EDing to Cornell, upenn, or Michigan? Do I have a chance??

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:14 am

sandwiches5000 wrote:Should I bother EDing to Cornell, upenn, or Michigan? Do I have a chance??

No. Also Cornell does not have ED. Retake if you want T14.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby sandwiches5000 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:01 am

Grizz wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:Should I bother EDing to Cornell, upenn, or Michigan? Do I have a chance??

No. Also Cornell does not have ED. Retake if you want T14.


Can't retake. Cancelled my third test because I got sick. Diarrhea. Really couldn't just suck it up.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby bbvk05 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:06 am

sandwiches5000 wrote:
Grizz wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:Should I bother EDing to Cornell, upenn, or Michigan? Do I have a chance??

No. Also Cornell does not have ED. Retake if you want T14.


Can't retake. Cancelled my third test because I got sick. Diarrhea. Really couldn't just suck it up.



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Re: 3.76 167

Postby lsatisevil » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:13 am

You've got a shot at all of them. Your GPA is good enough. Being gay will help you in admissions.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:39 am

lsatisevil wrote:Being gay will help you in admissions.

No.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby Curious1 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:42 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
lsatisevil wrote:Being gay will help you in admissions.

No.


Maybe a teensy bit

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:10 am

ED if you want. Nothing to lose really. You won't get in though. But apply to more schools.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby boalthopeful » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:13 pm

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:53 pm

boalthopeful wrote:can someone lend me a little advice as well?

i'm a cal alum, 3.4 GPA, avg'ing 173's LSAT (just took it in October though so i'm not sure), currently working in investment banking

i have a good resume and was really involved with cal orgs and have a rec from the chancellor. given my shitty GPA, do i have a chance at boalt or stanford?!

This thread might be helpful

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=167565

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby boalthopeful » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:35 pm

thanks -- i know about the predictors, but im more interested in knowing much my current job, recommendation, and extracurriculars will weigh in

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby hdsoc » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:01 pm

boalthopeful wrote:thanks -- i know about the predictors, but im more interested in knowing much my current job, recommendation, and extracurriculars will weigh in


Similar stats to yours. I have pretty good softs (lots of work experience, leadership, strong rec letters, etc) and I expect them to help me on the places where I'd be 50/50 but they're not getting me in anywhere I wouldn't get in without them.

I think you should expect the same.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby Grizz » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:15 pm

hdsoc wrote:
boalthopeful wrote:thanks -- i know about the predictors, but im more interested in knowing much my current job, recommendation, and extracurriculars will weigh in


Similar stats to yours. I have pretty good softs (lots of work experience, leadership, strong rec letters, etc) and I expect them to help me on the places where I'd be 50/50 but they're not getting me in anywhere I wouldn't get in without them.

I think you should expect the same.

This.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby boalthopeful » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:44 pm

hdsoc wrote:
boalthopeful wrote:thanks -- i know about the predictors, but im more interested in knowing much my current job, recommendation, and extracurriculars will weigh in


Similar stats to yours. I have pretty good softs (lots of work experience, leadership, strong rec letters, etc) and I expect them to help me on the places where I'd be 50/50 but they're not getting me in anywhere I wouldn't get in without them.

I think you should expect the same.


yea that's how i've been approaching it as well. appreciate it. thanks and gl to you!

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby bport hopeful » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:46 pm

Id like to hear the long story that made your PT average of a 177 drop 20 points? Did you skip a section?

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby LawSchoolChampion » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:51 pm

Not even skipping a section would drop you that much.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby sandwiches5000 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:04 pm

LawSchoolChampion wrote:Not even skipping a section would drop you that much.


I should have clarified that I was actually in the upper 160s when I took that exam and I was taking medication that made me really sleepy and ran out of time. I studied more and retook when I was in the upper 170s and underperformed again.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby Curious1 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:50 pm

sandwiches5000 wrote:
LawSchoolChampion wrote:Not even skipping a section would drop you that much.


I should have clarified that I was actually in the upper 160s when I took that exam and I was taking medication that made me really sleepy and ran out of time. I studied more and retook when I was in the upper 170s and underperformed again.


Alcohol?

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby sandwiches5000 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:00 am

Grizz wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:Should I bother EDing to Cornell, upenn, or Michigan? Do I have a chance??

No. Also Cornell does not have ED. Retake if you want T14.


Sorry. Looking through my old posts and I had to revisit this. Didn't retake. In at GULC and Cornell. Haven't heard elsewhere yet.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby Mentlegen » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:14 am

Congratulations. The earlier assessments did seem a tad harsh.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby avemundi » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:22 am

sandwiches5000 wrote:
Grizz wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:Should I bother EDing to Cornell, upenn, or Michigan? Do I have a chance??

No. Also Cornell does not have ED. Retake if you want T14.


Sorry. Looking through my old posts and I had to revisit this. Didn't retake. In at GULC and Cornell. Haven't heard elsewhere yet.


congrats!!! *cue awesome victory music* :D

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby thexfactor » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:27 am

why not apply to low end t14s + usc ucla vanderbilt and ED to one school and then retake one last time....

See what happens....

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby 20130312 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:44 am

thexfactor wrote:why not apply to low end t14s + usc ucla vanderbilt and ED to one school and then retake one last time....

See what happens....


Don't know if you heard, but OP got into Cornell and GULC.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:03 pm

Mentlegen wrote:Congratulations. The earlier assessments did seem a tad harsh.

Not really. Some people outperform there numbers. Not something to count on.

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Re: 3.76 167

Postby sandwiches5000 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:34 am

In at Michigan too. :) RD.




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