3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

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3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby mnw992 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:28 am

Hey everyone, I got a 167 on my October LSAT (had been getting around 170 consistently, so a little disappointed) and am really hoping to go t14. I have a 3.91 GPA from a top 20 private school, and am coming straight from undergrad with decent softs. Do I have a shot at the t14? Or should I retake the LSAT and try to bring up my score? Also, I am not a URM.

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Re: 3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby law4vus » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:32 am

You have a great shot at Cornell and Georgetown. Northwestern would be in play if you had some work experience.

You could apply early decision to UVA, but it may be a little bit too late for that.

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Re: 3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:34 am

mnw992 wrote:Hey everyone, I got a 167 on my October LSAT (had been getting around 170 consistently, so a little disappointed) and am really hoping to go t14. I have a 3.91 GPA from a top 20 private school, and am coming straight from undergrad with decent softs. Do I have a shot at the t14? Or should I retake the LSAT and try to bring up my score? Also, I am not a URM.


ED to UVA if you need to go to school this year. If you can wait a year, study as much as you can for the June exam, get a 176+, and choose your destiny.

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Re: 3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby American_in_China » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:49 am

I honestly think anyone who has a 3.8 or higher should retake until they break 170. You can't redo college (i wish otherwise) but you can retake the LSAT.

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Re: 3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:59 am

American_in_China wrote:I honestly think anyone who has a 3.8 or highershould retake until they break 170. You can't redo college (i wish otherwise) but you can retake the LSAT.

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Re: 3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby Balliol2012 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:24 am

mnw992 wrote:Hey everyone, I got a 167 on my October LSAT (had been getting around 170 consistently, so a little disappointed) and am really hoping to go t14. I have a 3.91 GPA from a top 20 private school, and am coming straight from undergrad with decent softs. Do I have a shot at the t14? Or should I retake the LSAT and try to bring up my score? Also, I am not a URM.


You might have a shot. I have found the process to be more personal than the consensus on TLS would otherwise suggest. I have a 167, a GPA just under 3.8, and have been admitted to several of the top 6-7 schools in two different cycles (I decided not to go to law school two years ago). I'm not an URM. I think it's hard to evaluate your own softs and PS, &c sometimes. If you genuinely have nothing particularly interesting in your file, though, then you might still have a shot at the bottom of the T14.

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Re: 3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby johansantana21 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:26 am

law4vus wrote:You have a great shot at Cornell and Georgetown. Northwestern would be in play if you had some work experience.

You could apply early decision to UVA, but it may be a little bit too late for that.


Not a great shot at GTOWN.

Good shot at Cornell, decent shot at michigan, maybe gtown, could have gotten in to UVA ed.

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Re: 3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby Seneca » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:51 am

It is probably too late to fully benefit from the ED bump for splitters at UVA, but even if it wasn't, it's inadvisable to commit yourself to sticker at a school from which you could possibly get a scholarship with a 172+ during next year's cycle and when you'd likely also be in at a number of other high ranked schools.

Also, this:

Tiago Splitter wrote:
American_in_China wrote:I honestly think anyone who has a 3.8 or highershould retake until they break 170. You can't redo college (i wish otherwise) but you can retake the LSAT.

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Re: 3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:35 pm

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Re: 3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby Eco » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:15 am

Of course you do lol.

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Re: 3.9/167 - do I have a shot at the t14?

Postby mnw992 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:54 am

Thanks for the replies everyone. I applied to a bunch of the bottom t14s in hopes of getting at least one in this cycle. If not, I guess I'll give the LSAT another shot. I wish I knew about UVA's affinity for ED splitters earlier though. Does UVA have a bump for non-ED splitters who apply early-ish in the cycle?




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