3.42/159 PLEASE?!

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boogeyman123
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3.42/159 PLEASE?!

Postby boogeyman123 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:35 pm

I know you're all going to say retake, but humor me and provide some insight please?

Senior at a Top 25 private university, double major, very strong softs, summer legal internships at global companies, very strong LORs, good PS, non-URM, blah blah blah..

Looking ideally to go to Loyola LA as I hope to live/practice in LA.

For what it's worth, my UG university happens to be a Catholic university that places grads into other Catholic universities' grad programs at a very high rate...Maybe that helps with Loyola?

Chances on:

Loyola
Pepperdine
Baylor
Michigan State
Suffolk
Catholic University

Thanks guys!

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gaud
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Re: 3.42/159 PLEASE?!

Postby gaud » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:45 pm

The only one of those schools that gives you a decent shot at LA is Loyola.. and it's still not that great. Think about the competition you'll be facing.. Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, USC, etc.

Retake. Check my profile, I had a 159, retook, and I can assure you it was the best choice I've made regarding law school yet. Do it for yourself.

Regardless, best of luck to you!

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Re: 3.42/159 PLEASE?!

Postby boogeyman123 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:04 am

gaud wrote:The only one of those schools that gives you a decent shot at LA is Loyola.. and it's still not that great. Think about the competition you'll be facing.. Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, USC, etc.

Retake. Check my profile, I had a 159, retook, and I can assure you it was the best choice I've made regarding law school yet. Do it for yourself.

Regardless, best of luck to you!


Retake aside, how do you put my chances at Loyola this cycle? Does it help that apps are way down for a second straight year?

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Nova
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Re: 3.42/159 PLEASE?!

Postby Nova » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:45 am

boogeyman123 wrote:Retake aside, how do you put my chances at Loyola this cycle? Does it help that apps are way down for a second straight year?


Your chances are decent (~50/50), but attending Loyola at [or near] sticker is a bad decision.

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Re: 3.42/159 PLEASE?!

Postby Yukos » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:52 pm

boogeyman123 wrote:
gaud wrote:The only one of those schools that gives you a decent shot at LA is Loyola.. and it's still not that great. Think about the competition you'll be facing.. Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, USC, etc.

Retake. Check my profile, I had a 159, retook, and I can assure you it was the best choice I've made regarding law school yet. Do it for yourself.

Regardless, best of luck to you!


Does it help that apps are way down for a second straight year?


It helps for when you retake and apply to T14 schools that place much better in LA than Loyola. Otherwise, enjoy your $260,000 of debt for a 42% chance to get a legal job.
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dingbat
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Re: 3.42/159 PLEASE?!

Postby dingbat » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:58 pm

boogeyman123 wrote:I hope to live in LA.

Chances on:

Loyola - not great, but you'll probably get in
Pepperdine - not great, but you'll probably get in
Baylor
Michigan State
Suffolk
Catholic University



boogeyman123 wrote:I hope to practice in LA.

Chances on:

Loyola
Pepperdine
Baylor
Michigan State
Suffolk
Catholic University



Now for some friendly advice: if you get 165+ on a retake (which is highly do-able) you have a chance at USLA or USC, which are perfectly fine options for LA

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romothesavior
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Re: 3.42/159 PLEASE?!

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:24 pm

Yukos wrote:It helps for when you retake and apply to T14 school that place much better in LA than Loyola. Otherwise, enjoy your $260,000 of debt for a 42% chance to get a legal job.

This this this.

Going to any of these schools without a full-ride would be a truly terrible decision. Loyola LA is a particularly terrible school. Either retake or don't go.




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