Chances for a 3.77/164 with extremely unique softs?

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Chances for a 3.77/164 with extremely unique softs?

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:34 pm

So I did much more poorly than I expected on the Oct. LSAT (was testing 168-169 consistently) and pretty much know my #1 (Gtown) is out of the question now. I have a 3.77 at Lafayette College double majoring in Gov. & Philosophy. Ordinarily I wouldn't think this LSAT score would even put me in the discussion for schools in the 15-20 range, but I have some pretty unique softs: I traveled on the first undergraduate trip to North Korea for credit in US history, interned in the Italian Parliament, and hold a traditional paying job during the summer and winter at a law office where I'm a clerk/paralegal-eque researcher. I'm also trying to focus on getting into international law & policy and have my entire soft portion of the application curtailed to this. Do you guys think these factors give me a shot for discussion at somewhere like a UCLA, USC, GW, etc?

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Re: Chances for a 3.77/164 with extremely unique softs?

Postby twenty » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:40 pm

teachmehowtoraji wrote:first undergraduate trip to North Korea for credit in US history


This is a pretty sweet soft, though I'm not sure it will be enough to get you into T20 outside U Washington. A 167 will push you from barely T20 to low T14. A 169 will give you your choice of T20-T14 and potentially with money.

The fact you were PTing a lot higher screams December retake.

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Re: Chances for a 3.77/164 with extremely unique softs?

Postby jkpolk » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:05 pm

as much as it sucks you should really retake. incentive: it's worth a shit fuck ass load ton of money

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Re: Chances for a 3.77/164 with extremely unique softs?

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:19 pm

Yeah, that's what I was leaning towards given I have a shitton of other credentials too (speak Italian, Spanish, decent amount of Mandarin, and know Latin, for example). I was just curious about getting admitted in general right now versus the potential for sick financial aid.

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Re: Chances for a 3.77/164 with extremely unique softs?

Postby jkpolk » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:25 pm

teachmehowtoraji wrote:Yeah, that's what I was leaning towards given I have a shitton of other credentials too (speak Italian, Spanish, decent amount of Mandarin, and know Latin, for example). I was just curious about getting admitted in general right now versus the potential for sick financial aid.


You have almost unlimited short term AND long term upside to studying more/retaking/getting 170+. downside is you may have to hang out, making money, and having fun for a year. while, yes, not ideal- not terrible at all (i thought it was pretty sweet to pick up paychecks and chill without having to worry about any consequences for once)




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