3.99/168 looking for highest possible

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Levinyey
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3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby Levinyey » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:19 pm

My dream school would be U of Chicago or U of M, but I'd just like to be in the top 20 somewhere...Anyone think any of the realllllly high schools would consider me? Have any tips/suggestions as I apply?

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby Br3v » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:21 pm


Levinyey
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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby Levinyey » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:36 pm

Ill look around on there, thankyou...anyone else's input is still greatly appreciated

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby LawSchoolChampion » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:36 pm

Michigan looks good, Chicago may be a bit more difficult, but still definitely possible.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby soj » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:05 pm

You'll probably be waitlisted, but I think you'll get into at least one of those two eventually.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby 005618502 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:30 pm

Michigan with money I bet

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:20 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:Michigan with money I bet

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:26 pm

These were almost my exact numbers and I got into UChicago off the waitlist. Was also WLed at Michigan but withdrew. You're competitive basically from Chicago on down.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby sparty99 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:34 pm

Work two years in investment banking, consulting, or private equity....Retake...Then reapply to all the schools in the top 10.....

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:42 pm

sparty99 wrote:Work two years in investment banking, consulting, or private equity....Retake...Then reapply to all the schools in the top 10.....


If the above underlined was so easy, people wouldn't be applying to law schools.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby glloq17 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:43 pm

i had pretty much those same numbers and got into both michigan and chicago.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby sparty99 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:49 pm

r6_philly wrote:
sparty99 wrote:Work two years in investment banking, consulting, or private equity....Retake...Then reapply to all the schools in the top 10.....


If the above underlined was so easy, people wouldn't be applying to law schools.


If you have a 3.9 gpa, they are very realistic.....Especially if you go to a top 50 undergrad (minus private equity)....

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby Nelson » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:57 pm

sparty99 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
sparty99 wrote:Work two years in investment banking, consulting, or private equity....Retake...Then reapply to all the schools in the top 10.....


If the above underlined was so easy, people wouldn't be applying to law schools.


If you have a 3.9 gpa, they are very realistic.....Especially if you go to a top 50 undergrad (minus private equity)....

You don't even know if OP is still in undergrad. What is with this rash of people on TLS talking about incredibly competitive fields as though they're something people with high GPAs back into.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby sparty99 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:04 am

I assumed the OP is in undergrad because if I had a 3.99/168 with work experience, I wouldn't be asking what is the highest possible school I could get into...

With a 3.99/168 and work experience, you apply to every school in the top 10.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:14 am

sparty99 wrote:I assumed the OP is in undergrad because if I had a 3.99/168 with work experience, I wouldn't be asking what is the highest possible school I could get into...

With a 3.99/168 and work experience, you apply to every school in the top 10.


I think the first thing you learn in law school is you can't assume.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby BigJohnso » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:36 pm

I got into Chi with a 3.96/166, you got a shot.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby Levinyey » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:07 am

Thanks for all of the help/information everyone, I really appreciate it...I am hopeful for one of these two, but the issue of scholarships and bills will also obviously play a role.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby Curious1 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:08 am

Stanford isn't out of the question depending on your UG and work experience and other softs.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby kertz » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:35 am

Yeah if you play all your cards right (good PS, get a school-specific rec, apply early), you could get Stanford.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby Levinyey » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:26 pm

I did not apply to Stanford, and my applications were in a little late...Im assuming Ill be wait listed at some of the top schools but hoping for the best

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby wiscohopeful » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:49 pm

sparty99 wrote:Work two years in investment banking, consulting, or private equity....Retake...Then reapply to all the schools in the top 10.....


Law school is the suck....avoid if you can get these jobs

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby Levinyey » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:52 pm

With my apps getting in a little late, how high are the odds of me being wait listed at a lot of top schools? Im assuming they're pretty high.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby KingsBench » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:52 am

Levinyey wrote:With my apps getting in a little late, how high are the odds of me being wait listed at a lot of top schools? Im assuming they're pretty high.


Why not just retake and lock T6? IMO you're wasting that GPA...

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby shoeshine » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:57 am

r6_philly wrote:
sparty99 wrote:Work two years in investment banking, consulting, or private equity....Retake...Then reapply to all the schools in the top 10.....


If the above underlined was so easy, people wouldn't be applying to law schools.

Just like everythings else (including law school). It is actually easier to do than outsiders would assume.

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Re: 3.99/168 looking for highest possible

Postby r6_philly » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:31 am

shoeshine wrote:Just like everythings else (including law school). It is actually easier to do than outsiders would assume.


It's really hard to make that claim when 90% of the people don't finish in the top 10%. I am glad you are having a easy time, but you should have realized like 2 months ago that it doesn't apply to everyone.




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