171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby freestallion » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:52 am

It's interesting how people with great numbers are often the ones to doubt/second-guess themselves a ton. Whereas I have a bunch of friends/acquaintances from UG who are going to TT and TTT schools without a doubt, without worrying at all. On the other hand people with 170+ and 3.8+ are frequently nervous about their future on this board. Sigh.

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby Curious1 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:54 am

freestallion wrote:It's interesting how people with great numbers are often the ones to doubt/second-guess themselves a ton. Whereas I have a bunch of friends/acquaintances from UG who are going to TT and TTT schools without a doubt, without worrying at all. On the other hand people with 170+ and 3.8+ are frequently nervous about their future on this board. Sigh.


The higher your expectations are, the more paranoid you'll be that you'll fall short...we have a LOT more to lose.

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby Curious1 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:08 pm

See thread: Warning to 0L's, where there's talk of anything under the median being on the bubble. Yes they're super extremist, but there seems to be a lot of them.

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby vincentgambini » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:20 pm

I forgot to ask before, but do you think if one of my top choices is at the same University where I attended undergrad, there might be a slight boost for me?

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:57 pm

vincentgambini wrote:I forgot to ask before, but do you think if one of my top choices is at the same University where I attended undergrad, there might be a slight boost for me?


if that undergrad is Harvard

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:58 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
vincentgambini wrote:I forgot to ask before, but do you think if one of my top choices is at the same University where I attended undergrad, there might be a slight boost for me?


if that undergrad is Harvard

It depends. When applicants are at the margins, some schools seem to prefer their own. Others go out of their way to reject their own. Most don't care though. It's all about the numbas.

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby vincentgambini » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:59 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
vincentgambini wrote:I forgot to ask before, but do you think if one of my top choices is at the same University where I attended undergrad, there might be a slight boost for me?


if that undergrad is Harvard


Haha not for any similar institutions ranked just below Harvard?

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:04 pm

vincentgambini wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
vincentgambini wrote:I forgot to ask before, but do you think if one of my top choices is at the same University where I attended undergrad, there might be a slight boost for me?


if that undergrad is Harvard


Haha not for any similar institutions ranked just below Harvard?

(see my post; ex, Penn seems to greatly prefer its own)

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:26 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
vincentgambini wrote:I forgot to ask before, but do you think if one of my top choices is at the same University where I attended undergrad, there might be a slight boost for me?


if that undergrad is Harvard

It depends. When applicants are at the margins, some schools seem to prefer their own. Others go out of their way to reject their own. Most don't care though. It's all about the numbas.


no idea on other schools, but HLS is notorious for being very pro-H ugrad

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby The Gentleman » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:49 pm

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby thelawyler » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:30 pm

I want to echo the don't ED advice. I think you're a bit paranoid about what might happen, but I honestly think that you'll be pleasantly surprised by how well your cycle turns out if you RD.

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby thelawyler » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:30 pm

double post.
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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby vincentgambini » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:29 pm

I'm definitely swayed by the consensus here... pretty much convinced RD will be the way to go.

I might as well reveal a little more about myself, anyone hear how Columbia treats its own? I'm guessing not great, but just wondering if anyone had any more insight.

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby HeavenWood » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:50 pm

vincentgambini wrote:I'm definitely swayed by the consensus here... pretty much convinced RD will be the way to go.

I might as well reveal a little more about myself, anyone hear how Columbia treats its own? I'm guessing not great, but just wondering if anyone had any more insight.

Check the class roster. If there are an unusual number of Columbia UG alums, at the very least, it means they don't discriminate.

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Re: 171 LSAT 4.0 GPA

Postby kwais » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:54 pm

There seems to be a decent number of Columbia UGs here but many more Cornell and Yale UG.




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