Too Late to Apply to Fordham, American, Cardozo

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Too Late to Apply to Fordham, American, Cardozo

Postby StarLightSpectre » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:23 pm

I'm a Mex URM with stats on my profile and pretty good softs. This cycle isn't turning out how I hoped and I'm wondering if it's too late to apply to a few more schools.

I already blanketed the lower t14 including Texas as well as Vandy (no response yet), Notre Dame (waitlist), UC-Davis (no response yet) and a several other schools in the top tier. The only acceptance I have so far is Colorado.

Also, I'm retaking in June but honestly would rather not wait another year and hope to use a much improved score (I was PT'ing 166-170) in order to negotiate $ or get of a wait list.

All help is appreciated.

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Re: Too Late to Apply to Fordham, American, Cardozo

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:26 pm

A 3.8/162/URM shouldn't even consider American or Cardozo. Maybe Fordham if they threw a ton of money at you.

As much as you may not want to, if your cycle doesn't net you a large amount of money to a top regional school or a lower T14 acceptance you really should retake/reapply. More likely, even if you get a lot of money to a top regional or sticker at a lower T14, you'd be better off by retaking/reapplying and getting money from a T14.

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Re: Too Late to Apply to Fordham, American, Cardozo

Postby StarLightSpectre » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:43 pm

bk1 wrote:A 3.8/162/URM shouldn't even consider American or Cardozo. Maybe Fordham if they threw a ton of money at you.

As much as you may not want to, if your cycle doesn't net you a large amount of money to a top regional school or a lower T14 acceptance you really should retake/reapply. More likely, even if you get a lot of money to a top regional or sticker at a lower T14, you'd be better off by retaking/reapplying and getting money from a T14.


I know this is the wise choice but taking another year off is pretty painful (I've been out for 2 already). Being from Texas, I was actually starting to be ok with Houston or SMU if I don't end up getting into Texas. But I just got held at SMU and haven't heard anything from Houston. Hence, my asking about other schools.

Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Too Late to Apply to Fordham, American, Cardozo

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:48 pm

Smu may be yp.

They'll both still accept you. People who take the feb lsat will get in. You just won't get as much $. You should get full rides to A and C. F will prob give you something. You'll get a top 14 though.

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Re: Too Late to Apply to Fordham, American, Cardozo

Postby StarLightSpectre » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:03 pm

I'll probably apply to all American, Fordham, and Cardozo, maybe Temple as well. Pay for the seat deposits on the best school/value I get this cycle, retake in June and see what I score. That way at worst I'll be in A school and at best I'll just withdraw and reapply next cycle.

Thanks for the help guys.

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Re: Too Late to Apply to Fordham, American, Cardozo

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:03 pm

StarLightSpectre wrote:I know this is the wise choice but taking another year off is pretty painful (I've been out for 2 already). Being from Texas, I was actually starting to be ok with Houston or SMU if I don't end up getting into Texas. But I just got held at SMU and haven't heard anything from Houston. Hence, my asking about other schools.

Thanks for the advice.


I don't think there's anything wrong with SMU/UH with a lot of money (I know someone who took a full ride at SMU/UH over a bit of money at a lower T14 because he wanted TX, he likely could not have gotten into UT because his GPA was holding him back, not his LSAT), but I think with your stats you shouldn't settle for less than UT with good money (even it requires retaking).

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Re: Too Late to Apply to Fordham, American, Cardozo

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:58 pm

I don't think waiting is all that bad because:

1.) work sucks
2.) working 80 hr week sucks
3.) you've got ur whole life to make $
4.) law seems to be a field where the hardest $ to make is the first job.
5.) the better the school:better odds.

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Re: Too Late to Apply to Fordham, American, Cardozo

Postby 2015JD » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:56 pm

Kinda of close stats here. PR URM with 3.55 164 pretty decent softs. WL at W&L, GW, in at Dozo, dinged at BU, and Northwestern. Don't know how different MA is from PR, but right now I am not feeling ANY URM boost. Non-URM applicants with worse numbers than me got in at W&L (some with money) and I got WL. URMs (AA mainly) got into both GW and BU (some with money) and I got WL at GW and dinged at BU.

What I have learned so far- Don't count on a URM boost, cause unless your AA it seems to be VERY VERY hit and miss. Oh and the Supreme Court is taking a case which might get rid of URM status all together.

I would say retake, with you only your LSAT is hurting you. Hit a 170 and you got a good shot at T14.




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