3.81 - 163/167/166 - Advice Please

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hooma
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3.81 - 163/167/166 - Advice Please

Postby hooma » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:58 pm

I'm wondering a couple of things:

1) Do I have a chance of getting into a law school worth going to at sticker, or can I get $$ at a school worth going to at all? I live in Northern Virginia and my preference would be to stay in the area, although I would be willing to move for the right school. It's also possible that I would have an associate offer at my firm where I've been a paralegal for the last year and a half upon graduating law school, though certainly not a guarantee.

2) Should I try to retake a 4th time? My first score is from June 2009 so I'll be good in terms of the 2-year-rule. My second two scores were the result of psuedo-serious self-study (love that alliteration) and if I take it a fourth time, I will certainly sign up for a class like Velocity or Atlas/Manhattan and take it in February or June, delaying my cycle another year. This may be helpful because I'll have an additional year or WE, but I really just want to get the ball rolling on my life. Plus I'm tired of taking the LSAT.

3) How badly did I screw myself by dropping a point? Not that I can do anything about it now, just wondering.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Re: 3.81 - 163/167/166 - Advice Please

Postby gavinstevens » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:54 pm

W&M or W&L with money seem likely. I think they'd be worth it. Apply to Cornell if you can handle T14 competition in arctic conditions (maybe worth sticker).

It's unfortunate that you dropped, but I imagine it has no real effect, as the only schools that average are out your (and my) reach.

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Re: 3.81 - 163/167/166 - Advice Please

Postby hooma » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:57 pm

Thanks for your help. I've assembled a list of schools to apply to partly based on waivers received. Any suggestions as to which are not worthwhile and/or schools I should add?

Virginia - In-state
Michigan - Fee Waiver
NU
Duke - Fee Waiver
Penn
Cornell
GULC
Vandy
GWU
W&M - Fee Waiver
W&L - Fee Waiver
GMU - Fee Waiver

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Grizz
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Re: 3.81 - 163/167/166 - Advice Please

Postby Grizz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:13 pm

No one's gonna care about your drop. You're gonna ba a 167/3.81 to them.

Also, you're a vanilla applicant, so see http://lawschoolnumbers.com/

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gavinstevens
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Re: 3.81 - 163/167/166 - Advice Please

Postby gavinstevens » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:44 am

That looks like a good list.

I'd add Texas (medians: 167 and 3.69) for sure, and your pick of the remaining T15-25.

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Re: 3.81 - 163/167/166 - Advice Please

Postby tennisking88 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:10 am

You're gonna get good money from WM.

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Re: 3.81 - 163/167/166 - Advice Please

Postby mighttransfer » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:12 am

WM seems like your best bet. You'll get solid $$ and have great prospects in Nova. Good luck.




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