3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

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3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:41 pm

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby twenty » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:41 pm

Retake in December (implies lots of studying), and then potentially retake again in February. It's worth pointing out that graduating from a top law school with less debt four years from now is definitely better than graduating from a bad law school with lots of debt three years from now.

In short, don't go to Fordham. ;)

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby Nova » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:43 pm

Ehhh. Fordham is legit, just not at sticker.

You really should retake and shoot for median (167?) or above .You should get money as a URM above median.

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby twenty » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:49 pm

^ Probably not more than 75k or so?

Any school with less than 60% FT legal employment at graduation I wouldn't go for more than 60k COA.

EDIT> I should qualify. There are obviously exceptions to this, but it just seems unwise to go as an international student who can't pick up a lot of jobs as it is (i.e, government) to shell out tons of money to go to a T1 school, even if it is Fordham.

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:38 pm

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby twenty » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:04 pm

First, if you ED at Fordham, you're probably a lock with what you have right now.

Secondly,

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/berryboy

It is FULLY possible for you to go to NYU with even a slight LSAT bump. If you can retake in December with a reasonable expectation of increase, by all means do so. If you don't get NYU this year, sit the cycle out and reapply ED next year.

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby Nova » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:18 pm

I dont think they are that good. You are under both medians. If you were at or over one, then yeah, as a URM you would probably get in ED...

Regardless, retake for sure. Like TPM said, NYU is still on the table with a higher score.
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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby alex.feuerman » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:51 pm

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby top30man » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:57 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:^ Probably not more than 75k or so?

Any school with less than 60% FT legal employment at graduation I wouldn't go for more than 60k COA.

EDIT> I should qualify. There are obviously exceptions to this, but it just seems unwise to go as an international student who can't pick up a lot of jobs as it is (i.e, government) to shell out tons of money to go to a T1 school, even if it is Fordham.

75k at Fordham would have much better offers from the t14. I think youre right.

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby Nova » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:33 am

top30man wrote: 75k at Fordham would have much better offers from the t14. I think youre right.


Who is the tar??

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby alex.feuerman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:52 am

This thread is really old so I don't know if any of the people who responded are going to get the message, but I'm going to NYU!

Thank you all so much, your advice literally changed my life.

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby BlaqBella » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:02 pm

alex.feuerman wrote:This thread is really old so I don't know if any of the people who responded are going to get the message, but I'm going to NYU!

Thank you all so much, your advice literally changed my life.


WOW!! Way better than Fordham, for sure. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:37 pm

alex.feuerman wrote:This thread is really old so I don't know if any of the people who responded are going to get the message, but I'm going to NYU!

Thank you all so much, your advice literally changed my life.


Congrats! How did you end up doing on the LSAT this time around?

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby penguinbrah » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:52 pm

alex.feuerman wrote:This thread is really old so I don't know if any of the people who responded are going to get the message, but I'm going to NYU!

Thank you all so much, your advice literally changed my life.



motherofgod congratulations! is that with a 160 or did u do better on ur retake?

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Re: 3.44 GPA, 160 LSAT, URM. Fordham Law?

Postby Redbandit » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:52 pm

Congrats! That's great to hear!

For the record, it looks like the OP got a 164, on the retake.

Alex, if you don't mind me asking, what additional essays did you do (if any)? Did you fill out any of the scholarship essays?

Edit: I cannot read.




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