150's/3.6

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150's/3.6

Postby Mbustamante » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:37 pm

Just started studying a month ago. 147 right now. Looking for 150's. Im studying while serving in the Peace Corps. Id like to go to a top school in NY or the northeast.

Whatre my chances with lsat 150's and gpa 3.6 and Peace Corps on my resume?

What schools should i look at?

Any advice on how to bring my lsat number up?

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Re: 150's/3.6

Postby JetsFan1990 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:41 pm

Study like your life depended on it. I'm not sure how much weight your service in the peace corps will carry with that low of a score. In my opinion, you'd be looking at a lot of t2/3 schools if you brought that score to the high 150s. However, if you somehow managed to score in the mid-high 160s, I think you'd have a good shot at some t25 schools with $$.

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Re: 150's/3.6

Postby dingbat » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:58 pm

You cannot get into a top school with an LSAT in the 150s, regardless of location.

In NY, top schools would be considered Columbia, NYU, Cornell and maybe Fordham
With a 3.6 you would need to score in the high 160s to get Cornell and would need to break 170 to have a decent shot at Columbia or NYU. You would need to break at least 160 (and then some) to have a realistic chance at Fordham even in a down cycle.

Expanding the Northeast to include Yale (not gonna happen), Harvard (high 170s), Penn (see Cornell), BU and BC (see Fordham) doesn't improve your chanes.

As a general rule (URM excluded), any school that will accept you with an LSAT below 160 is not worth attending

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Re: 150's/3.6

Postby catholicgirl » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:25 pm

I thought that TFA and Peace Corp did not give significant boosts?

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Re: 150's/3.6

Postby BallHog » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:43 pm

TFA gives a HUGE boost at HLS.

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Re: 150's/3.6

Postby arism87 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:47 pm

BallHog wrote:TFA gives a HUGE boost at HLS.


This wasn't my experience, though I certainly could've screwed it up.

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Re: 150's/3.6

Postby Yukos » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:57 pm

BallHog wrote:TFA gives a HUGE boost at HLS.


I assume this guy is trolling, since it would have to be 25+ LSAT boost to make OP competitive.

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Re: 150's/3.6

Postby BallHog » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:24 pm

http://www.law.harvard.edu/prospective/ ... artnership

What kind of partnership do you have with Teach For America ?
Because of our continued interest in and respect for Teach For America corps members and alumni, we have created a new (non-financial) award for Teach For America alumni, to be granted to two members of the entering class each year on the basis of their commitment to public service and a willingness to engage in public service work and recruiting projects at Harvard Law School. These two students will be designated Teach For America Scholars, and will be asked to serve as Public Service Admissions Ambassadors (a position which comes with a small stipend). We also grant a 2-year deferral to anyone who is admitted to HLS and plans to serve out a commitment to Teach For America.

http://cms.tfaweb.org/after-the-corps/g ... tnerships/

"At Harvard Law School, we look for passion, energy, and social awareness and we've found these qualities in Teach For America alumni. They share our commitment to law as public service. We're confident they'll use the resources and opportunities here to change the world."

Elena Kagan
Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of the United States
Former Dean
Harvard Law School

I guess HUGE was an overstatement, but there is definitely something there.

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Re: 150's/3.6

Postby BallHog » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:26 pm

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/ ... tfa-corps/

"Hamilton is one of 51 former corps members now enrolled at Harvard Law School. Based on numbers released by the Law School Admission’s Office, that number is on the rise: with 22 former corps members in the first year class, 17 in the second year class, and 12 in the third year class, TFA’s presence at the Law School has risen by nearly half since three years ago."


Yukos wrote:
BallHog wrote:TFA gives a HUGE boost at HLS.


I assume this guy is trolling, since it would have to be 25+ LSAT boost to make OP competitive.


An LSAT score in the 150's obviously isn't going to cut it, but if you are a borderline candidate (in and around the 25th percentile) you have a decent shot at acceptance.

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Re: 150's/3.6

Postby Yukos » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:43 pm

BallHog wrote:http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/4/14/school-law-tfa-corps/

"Hamilton is one of 51 former corps members now enrolled at Harvard Law School. Based on numbers released by the Law School Admission’s Office, that number is on the rise: with 22 former corps members in the first year class, 17 in the second year class, and 12 in the third year class, TFA’s presence at the Law School has risen by nearly half since three years ago."


Yukos wrote:
BallHog wrote:TFA gives a HUGE boost at HLS.


I assume this guy is trolling, since it would have to be 25+ LSAT boost to make OP competitive.


An LSAT score in the 150's obviously isn't going to cut it, but if you are a borderline candidate (in and around the 25th percentile) you have a decent shot at acceptance.


Shit I should've TFA'd.

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Re: 150's/3.6

Postby 1776 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:33 pm

With similar #'s, I got in to Pitt, PSU, Cininnatti, Lewis and Clark, Chicago Kent, with $, WL at Temple, In at W&L and Wisco, Marquette no $, Rejected WVU, Northeastern, UK, Louisville, Wake, WashU, George Mason. I was rejected for non academic reasons at Case Western, which was fucking ridiculous, but you should get accepted.

There may be a few I'm forgetting, but I had some non academic issues with my applications which messed with my cycle.

Good luck.

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