162/174 with 3.88 GPA working as a legal assistant for 4 yr

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hyang1021
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162/174 with 3.88 GPA working as a legal assistant for 4 yr

Postby hyang1021 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:23 pm

Dear TLSers, I would be most appreciated if you could help me decide where to apply (applying for this cycle).

I am going to an average school (city university of NY), and I've been working for 3 years and 10 months as a legal assistant in a small law firm.

The problem is with my LSAT score. The difference is just so big and I've heard some say that top schools don't like such a huge difference between two LSAT scores, so I am not sure where I should apply.. I would like to apply to all T14 schools.. but I cannot afford to waste big bucks on schools that I just don't have any chance.

Thank you so much in advance for your help!!


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twenty
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Re: 162/174 with 3.88 GPA working as a legal assistant for 4 yr

Postby twenty » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:59 pm

Have fun in Cambridge.

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Re: 162/174 with 3.88 GPA working as a legal assistant for 4 yr

Postby Ti Malice » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:05 pm

No one but possibly Yale and Stanford would pay any significant attention to the 162: http://myLSN.info/bspeq9.

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Re: 162/174 with 3.88 GPA working as a legal assistant for 4 yr

Postby hyang1021 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:52 pm

First of all, thank you guys for your help!

One thing I did not mention is that I studied AND worked full time at the same time.. (and still doing so) The work experience mentioned above is not something that I've done after I graduated from college (I am a graduating senior). Would this matter?

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Re: 162/174 with 3.88 GPA working as a legal assistant for 4 yr

Postby twenty » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:00 pm

hyang1021 wrote:Would this matter?


Honestly, not really, no. Your work experience will help you at Northwestern, but with your numbers, you'll probably have better options than Northwestern with money anyway.

That said, your work experience will DEFINITELY help you come OCI time.




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