3.07/169 - Applying all over

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OmarLittle
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3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby OmarLittle » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:04 am

Long time lurker here, hoping that posting on this forum maybe, just maybe, will distract me from looking at my prospective schools' status checkers 10 times a day. Anyone who could give me their opinion on my chances at my (painfully huge) list of schools, I'd greatly appreciate it. Sorry for the length, just trying to be thorough.

My info:
3.07 GPA (from a relatively average state school, with an English/Philosophy major, unfortunately). Graduated 2 years ago.
169 LSAT (my one and only time taking it)
LOR's: 2 from employers, both glowingly awesome (which I know, for a fact)
Personal Statement: Wrote about how 2 things (losing a childhood friend to drug addiction and a cycle of crime, and my mother's incurable early onset dementia) have influenced me and will make me a better lawyer because of their effect on how I see crime, especially involving those suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Statement is written very well, my main issue is whether
adcomms will like/dislike subject matter.
Softs:
-Have been working constantly 16 in a variety of jobs, none of which are all that impressive, I'm afraid. Included working all through college.
-Eagle Scout
Addendum: Regarding GPA, explain that severe insomnia and social anxiety influenced my GPA negatively, but that both issues have been overcome and should not give adcomm a reason to worry (though I doubt my opinion on that really matters).

My School List (I, like splitters should, cast a wiiide net. All applications are in and complete)
Columbia
Cornell
UVA
BC
William and Mary
Emory
WUStL
UC-Hastings
Wash and Lee
Ohio State
Temple
Brooklyn
SUNY Buffalo

Thanks for giving me your opinions, and good luck with your cycles!

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Re: 3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby fips tedora » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:47 am

URM?

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Re: 3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby OmarLittle » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:49 am

Unfortunately, not an URM. Full on white "privileged"

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Re: 3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby 071816 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:05 am

Omar Little. The illest character in the history of television?

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Re: 3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby OmarLittle » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:10 am

chimp wrote:Omar Little. The illest character in the history of television?


Oh, by far.

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Re: 3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby 071816 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:13 am

OmarLittle wrote:
chimp wrote:Omar Little. The illest character in the history of television?


Oh, by far.


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Sorry for shittin up your thread, but there isn't much advice to give here. Have you checked out lawschoolnumbers.com? That should give you a pretty good idea.
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Re: 3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby OmarLittle » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:18 am

chimp wrote:
OmarLittle wrote:
chimp wrote:Omar Little. The illest character in the history of television?


Oh, by far.


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Sorry for shittin up your thread, but there isn't much advice to give here. Have you checked out lawschoolnumbers.com? That should give you a pretty good idea.


Being a "The Wire" fan gives you leeway to shit up every thread you want, in my book.

Yeah, believe me I've done hours of neurotic checking of every website imaginable regarding my chances at these various schools. With my numbers the way they are, it's going to come down to my statement/LOR's at a lot of these places I think, or maybe moreso just plain old luck. Who knows, maybe someone with close to my situation has applied to some of these schools and has some insight.

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Re: 3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby blackandyellow » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:12 am

UVA ED next cycle.... That is the answer. Also consider applying to NW. They love WE. Maybe vanderbilt too.
Also, you might want to consider retaking.

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Re: 3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby Kabuo » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:25 am

blackandyellow wrote:UVA ED next cycle.... That is the answer. Also consider applying to NW. They love WE. Maybe vanderbilt too.
Also, you might want to consider retaking.


OP has no shot at UVA ED or otherwise. Slightly modified to a very small shot if he is a VA resident. Columbia is no shot, Cornell is going to have to adore the rest of your application for a shot, and so is Vandy. Wustl will throw $$ at you, and all the others are in with money or state school crapshoots.

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Re: 3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby OmarLittle » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:02 pm

Appreciate your input. I got the all too common Columbia fee waiver so it was basically a $16 lottery ticket as far as I was concerned. To be honest I applied to such a high amount/range of schools because, you never know whos going to like your application more than others. Its worth it for a chance at a much better investment. Actually just got the Brooklyn acceptance email today, so at least I started off with a win, although going to Brooklyn isnt going to happen without some serious coin. Good for the self esteem though. You all are more optimistic than I am, which is nice.

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Re: 3.07/169 - Applying all over

Postby Kabuo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:06 am

OmarLittle wrote:Appreciate your input. I got the all too common Columbia fee waiver so it was basically a $16 lottery ticket as far as I was concerned. To be honest I applied to such a high amount/range of schools because, you never know whos going to like your application more than others. Its worth it for a chance at a much better investment. Actually just got the Brooklyn acceptance email today, so at least I started off with a win, although going to Brooklyn isnt going to happen without some serious coin. Good for the self esteem though. You all are more optimistic than I am, which is nice.


I had a better GPA and LSAT and also got the Columbia fee waiver in Feb. Was worth my $12 lotto ticket too, but I knew it was a slim shot. Especially after I called them out on their tactics in the PS.




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