University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

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University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby El-Tea » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:51 pm

Hi there,

Long time reader, first time poster. I was wondering if some of you would comment on my chances at the University of Chicago Law School for the class of 2015. I applied in December, and my application went under review on January 11.

I got a 169 on my October 2011 LSAT. I have a 3.63 GPA at a top 10 liberal arts institution, and I am a neuroscience major. I also interned at a USAO last summer before senior year. Thank you in advance....I look forward to hearing your opinions!

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:55 pm

Based on last year's cycle: http://chicago.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011/

I don't think your chances are too good without URM status.

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:58 pm

Well I got WL'ed with a 170/4.08 so I say your chances are slim and you should really be happy with any T14 acceptances.

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby law4vus » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:03 am

You're borderline for even the lower T14. Chicago is almost a zero percent chance, as you're below both medians.

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:53 am

Agree with the above. You might have a chance if you ED'ed, but it's slim.

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby red_owl » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:27 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Well I got WL'ed with a 170/4.08 so I say your chances are slim and you should really be happy with any T14 acceptances.


I enjoy the quote from Gran Torino in your TLS Box.

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby eaper » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:32 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Well I got WL'ed with a 170/4.08 so I say your chances are slim and you should really be happy with any T14 acceptances.


This. You'll have a decent chance at Gtown, Cornell, UVa, and a shot at Mich maybe... but other than that the T14 isn't very realistic. RT and get a 173+ for a good shot at UChi.

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby top30man » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:50 pm

eaper wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:Well I got WL'ed with a 170/4.08 so I say your chances are slim and you should really be happy with any T14 acceptances.


This. You'll have a decent chance at Gtown, Cornell, UVa, and a shot at Mich maybe... but other than that the T14 isn't very realistic. RT and get a 173+ for a good shot at UChi.

Same LSAT. Higher gpa. In at gulc. Dinged at upenn and wl at UVA. I didn't go for the t6 because my chances are essentially zero.

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:17 am

red_owl wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:Well I got WL'ed with a 170/4.08 so I say your chances are slim and you should really be happy with any T14 acceptances.


I enjoy the quote from Gran Torino in your TLS Box.

Thank you. It still hurts.

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby t14fanboy » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:30 pm

eaper wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:Well I got WL'ed with a 170/4.08 so I say your chances are slim and you should really be happy with any T14 acceptances.


This. You'll have a decent chance at Gtown, Cornell, UVa, and a shot at Mich maybe... but other than that the T14 isn't very realistic. RT and get a 173+ for a good shot at UChi.


OP is not getting UVA with both numbers below median. Looking at this years cycle, OP might get GULC, but it's a toss-up because the school really favors the LSAT. OP's best chances are Cornell and Mich (even better with an ED app to Mich).

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby 2014 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:52 pm

How AA/NA/Mexican/Puerto Rican are you?

The answer to that is directly proportional to your chances.

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby dissonance1848 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:58 pm

If you want UC, given the 3.63 GPA, you need at least a 172+ for a shot RD, probably in ED (if LSN this past cycle is accurate).

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Re: University of Chicago Law -- Chances?

Postby L’Étranger » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:01 am

What everyone is not saying but is a major premise here is that the difficulty of OP's major and his internship (i.e. his softs) don't count for diddly. Law school admissions suck sorry OP.




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