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3.62/ 175

Postby CaliforniaDreamin » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:55 pm

My top choices are Berkeley/Stanford, which I know are a stretch, at best, based on my gpa. I am just wondering whether or not that can be overlooked somewhat, considering I finished college almost a decade ago, and have pretty strong "softs" since then. Is it worth me applying with these numbers, or should I aim lower?

My husband works in the tech/dot-com industry, and if we leave Northern California, we have to go somewhere where he has a good chance of getting a comparable job. What other schools should I be looking at?

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby noggo10 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:58 pm

Not really sure about hate hat kind of jobs he could get there but I'd be surprised if you didn't get at least 2/3 CCN. Still send apps to Berkeley and Stanford.

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby splitsplat » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:41 pm

Boalt applicants
173-177 & 3.6-3.7

You're in the range of possibility, but you're definitely going to need to:
1) apply early
2) have an amazing ps
3) why boalt
3) luck


I think you're out at Stanford.

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby Ti Malice » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:06 pm

Here's how people with numbers similar numbers to yours have done over the last six years: http://myLSN.info/dispresults.php?sk=5q1fm.

With your GPA, you have a vanishingly small shot at Stanford, unfortunately, absent some pretty incredible softs. Folks with your numbers obviously don't fare too well with Berkeley, either, but you do have a realistic hope there if you submit a terrific application early in the cycle. I would apply to both with no expectations, just so I would have no regrets later on. With your numbers, you should apply to every top school you would be interested in attending -- and also schools that you wouldn't attend, so you can possibly use their scholarship offers as leverage in negotiations with schools you would attend. Your odds are low to extremely low at YHS and Boalt, but very good to excellent everywhere else (though you'll probably get waitlisted at MVP for yield protection purposes, unless you can convince these schools that you really would attend).

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby Spritzpiggy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:05 am

Would you consider Hastings? I know its not ranked as high but if your intention is to stay in NorCal they place very well regionally and have a great reputation. Plus you should be an auto admit, and even get some money. If I were you, I would include this on my list for sure

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby Br3v » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:07 am

Spritzpiggy wrote:Would you consider Hastings? I know its not ranked as high but if your intention is to stay in NorCal they place very well regionally and have a great reputation. Plus you should be an auto admit, and even get some money. If I were you, I would include this on my list for sure


No

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby Nova » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:17 am

Br3v wrote:
Spritzpiggy wrote:Would you consider Hastings? I know its not ranked as high but if your intention is to stay in NorCal they place very well regionally and have a great reputation. Plus you should be an auto admit, and even get some money. If I were you, I would include this on my list for sure


No

Yeah... not so much.
UC-H wrote:46.5% of graduates were known to be employed in long-term, full-time legal jobs. This figure includes an unknown number school-funded jobs.
59.4% graduates were employed in long-term jobs.
57.9% graduates were employed in full-time jobs.

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby top30man » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:18 am

Br3v wrote:
Spritzpiggy wrote:Would you consider Hastings? I know its not ranked as high but if your intention is to stay in NorCal they place very well regionally and have a great reputation. Plus you should be an auto admit, and even get some money. If I were you, I would include this on my list for sure


No

Agreed. Hastings should not be on OPs radar.

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Spritzpiggy
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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby Spritzpiggy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:34 am

If she has to stay in NorCal for family reasons theres really no better third option tho. If she can leave than of course I agree she should go to a better school. But Hastings actually does alright for Norcal

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:11 am

Spritzpiggy wrote:If she has to stay in NorCal for family reasons theres really no better third option tho. If she can leave than of course I agree she should go to a better school. But Hastings actually does alright for Norcal

Better "third" options: Columbia, Chicago, NYU, Penn, UVA, Michigan, Cornell, northwestern, UCLA, USC. Maybe not all of these options would have the best market for her husband, but plenty of these options should.

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby Nova » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:15 am

Spritzpiggy wrote:But Hastings actually does alright for Norcal

Did you even look at the jobs stats I posted?? Hastings grads have less than a coin flip's chance of landing fulltime, long term, JD required legal employment. Thats not alright.

OP, You have a good shot at CCN, which are in major markets that would give your hubby a decent shot of finding comparable work.

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby top30man » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:17 am

Nova wrote:
Spritzpiggy wrote:But Hastings actually does alright for Norcal

Did you even look at the jobs stats I posted?? Hastings grads have less than a coin flip's chance of landing fulltime, long term, JD required legal employment. Thats not alright.

OP, You have a good shot at CCN, which are in major markets that would give your hubby a decent shot of finding comparable work.

They also can send you back to cali with ties.

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby Spritzpiggy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:22 am

IF her husband finds comparable work THEN she will leave NorCal. I don't think three years of long distance marriage is what shes hoping for if he cannot though, hence an alternative NorCal suggestion as a back-up. If it must be, then she could try to transfer after a year

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Re: 3.62/ 175

Postby moonman157 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:44 am

Spritzpiggy wrote:IF her husband finds comparable work THEN she will leave NorCal. I don't think three years of long distance marriage is what shes hoping for if he cannot though, hence an alternative NorCal suggestion as a back-up. If it must be, then she could try to transfer after a year


OP, please don't listen to this poster




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