Where should I apply?

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:12 am

houseofny wrote:I am asking for suggestions on what schools I should apply to based on my grades.

I'm not asking to be bombarded with comments about how going to a lower-ranked school will prevent me from ever getting a job as an attorney. I appreciate the "warnings," but my current financial situation is allowing for me to study law, and that is what I plan on doing.

Do you think if I retake the LSAT in February, it will be too late to apply to law schools with that grade for Fall 2013 admission?

Our suggestion is that you apply to none.

Unless you literally only want a JD to hang on the wall and look pretty, and don't care about the cost that would result in crippling debt for most of us. In which case, go wherever you can get in.

The Feb LSAT is too late for most schools, especially decent schools.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby Dmini7 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:13 am

houseofny wrote:I am asking for suggestions on what schools I should apply to based on my grades.

I'm not asking to be bombarded with comments about how going to a lower-ranked school will prevent me from ever getting a job as an attorney. I appreciate the "warnings," but my current financial situation is allowing for me to study law, and that is what I plan on doing.

Do you think if I retake the LSAT in February, it will be too late to apply to law schools with that grade for Fall 2013 admission?


Most schools will hold their decision on your applications until that score is released, or if you tell them otherwise. So depending on the schools, it would not be too late

Apparently I am wrong .-. My bad
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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:14 am

houseofny wrote:I am asking for suggestions on what schools I should apply to based on my grades.

I'm not asking to be bombarded with comments about how going to a lower-ranked school will prevent me from ever getting a job as an attorney. I appreciate the "warnings," but my current financial situation is allowing for me to study law, and that is what I plan on doing.

Do you think if I retake the LSAT in February, it will be too late to apply to law schools with that grade for Fall 2013 admission?

Dammit OP. Here: http://myLSN.info/ehw15r

That's our normal data point. As you can see, it's not much help.

Apply to schools which would normally be your safety and take the full-ride with the biggest stipend. That's the best thing to do if you're hell-bent on going to law school.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:19 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
houseofny wrote:I am asking for suggestions on what schools I should apply to based on my grades.

I'm not asking to be bombarded with comments about how going to a lower-ranked school will prevent me from ever getting a job as an attorney. I appreciate the "warnings," but my current financial situation is allowing for me to study law, and that is what I plan on doing.

Do you think if I retake the LSAT in February, it will be too late to apply to law schools with that grade for Fall 2013 admission?

Our suggestion is that you apply to none.

Unless you literally only want a JD to hang on the wall and look pretty, and don't care about the cost that would result in crippling debt for most of us. In which case, go wherever you can get in.

The Feb LSAT is too late for most schools, especially decent schools.


Traditionally February has been too late but with the decline in apps and schools cold calling applicants that may not be true anymore.

However, February may be too late to make a big improvement in your score - or it may not be, you need to start cramming now if you want to take it in 3 weeks

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby wert3813 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:01 am

TripTrip wrote:
houseofny wrote:I am asking for suggestions on what schools I should apply to based on my grades.

I'm not asking to be bombarded with comments about how going to a lower-ranked school will prevent me from ever getting a job as an attorney. I appreciate the "warnings," but my current financial situation is allowing for me to study law, and that is what I plan on doing.

Do you think if I retake the LSAT in February, it will be too late to apply to law schools with that grade for Fall 2013 admission?

Dammit OP. Here: http://myLSN.info/ehw15r

That's our normal data point. As you can see, it's not much help.

Apply to schools which would normally be your safety and take the full-ride with the biggest stipend. That's the best thing to do if you're hell-bent on going to law school.


Alright. Syracuse.

And yes.

Best of luck in life.

Off topic to all the sane people in this thread: Who the hell got into Duke none URM with those numbers???

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:04 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Our suggestion is that you apply to none.

Unless you literally only want a JD to hang on the wall and look pretty, and don't care about the cost that would result in crippling debt for most of us. In which case, go wherever you can get in.

The Feb LSAT is too late for most schools, especially decent schools.


+1. Is this thread over yet?
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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby Shmoopy » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:48 am

houseofny wrote:I am asking for suggestions on what schools I should apply to based on my grades.

I'm not asking to be bombarded with comments about how going to a lower-ranked school will prevent me from ever getting a job as an attorney. I appreciate the "warnings," but my current financial situation is allowing for me to study law, and that is what I plan on doing.

Do you think if I retake the LSAT in February, it will be too late to apply to law schools with that grade for Fall 2013 admission?


The suggestion is no law school. Even if you can afford it, the ones you can get into now are a waste of money.

You must heed the warnings.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:46 am

wert3813 wrote:Off topic to all the sane people in this thread: Who the hell got into Duke none URM with those numbers???

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/adgross

I don't think it's real considering the user listed Indiana-Indianapolis as preferred over Duke.

ETA: There's also an acceptance to Harvard in there from this user: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/timis85

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby h_jane_w » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:58 am

houseofny wrote:Didn't study for the LSAT...took it on a whim (and don't plan on retaking).

Thanks in advance (and please don't bash my grades)!


This HAS to be a flame. OP Comes to a forum where people spend countless hours, months (or years) preparing for what they believe is the hardest, most important exam of their lives, and she says something like this.

This website is called TOP law schools, not top 100 law schools.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:13 am

lawschoolnumbers.com best of luck

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby Shanleigh17 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:48 pm

Don't listen to the people who are bashing you. It doesn't mean that you are dumb or lesser than because you didn't have the time or money to spend on preparing for the LSAT. Your numbers aren't terrible, they're average, but I'm sure there are unique things about yourself that you can highlight to make you a better candidate. Maybe Michigan State? You should definitely not kill your dreams because a few people are putting you down. The rankings in the top 100 are not definitive markers of superior schools, but rather different data to help prospective students find the right fit. Some people need to get off their high horse, everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby rad lulz » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:49 pm

Shanleigh17 wrote:Don't listen to the people who are bashing you. It doesn't mean that you are dumb or lesser than because you didn't have the time or money to spend on preparing for the LSAT. Your numbers aren't terrible, they're average, but I'm sure there are unique things about yourself that you can highlight to make you a better candidate. Maybe Michigan State? You should definitely not kill your dreams because a few people are putting you down. The rankings in the top 100 are not definitive markers of superior schools, but rather different data to help prospective students find the right fit. Some people need to get off their high horse, everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby wert3813 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:01 pm

Shanleigh17 wrote:Don't listen to the people who are bashing you. It doesn't mean that you are dumb or lesser than because you didn't have the time or money to spend on preparing for the LSAT. Your numbers aren't terrible, they're average, but I'm sure there are unique things about yourself that you can highlight to make you a better candidate. Maybe Michigan State? You should definitely not kill your dreams because a few people are putting you down. The rankings in the top 100 are not definitive markers of superior schools, but rather different data to help prospective students find the right fit. Some people need to get off their high horse, everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.


Nah, not everyone is special. Just you.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby Ti Malice » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:05 pm

Shanleigh17 wrote:Don't listen to the people who are bashing you. It doesn't mean that you are dumb or lesser than because you didn't have the time or money to spend on preparing for the LSAT. Your numbers aren't terrible, they're average, but I'm sure there are unique things about yourself that you can highlight to make you a better candidate. Maybe Michigan State? You should definitely not kill your dreams because a few people are putting you down. The rankings in the top 100 are not definitive markers of superior schools, but rather different data to help prospective students find the right fit. Some people need to get off their high horse, everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.


While I'm disgusted that law schools are still able to essentially steal from people like you and the OP (and taxpayers), I do at least feel better when the people signing up for financial ruin and debt slavery are idiots who encountered all of the information necessary to make an intelligent decision (like yourselves) rather than idiots who didn't do adequate research.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby suralin » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:50 pm

Shanleigh17 wrote:Meaningless drivel with non sequiters peppered in.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby BerkeleyBear » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:56 pm

houseofny wrote:I am asking for suggestions on what schools I should apply to based on my grades.

I'm not asking to be bombarded with comments about how going to a lower-ranked school will prevent me from ever getting a job as an attorney. I appreciate the "warnings," but my current financial situation is allowing for me to study law, and that is what I plan on doing.

Do you think if I retake the LSAT in February, it will be too late to apply to law schools with that grade for Fall 2013 admission?


Pretty sure Feb is too late for this cycle. Study for 3-7 months and take the LSAT later this year. Apply next cycle. Either that or don't go to LS. Taking the LSAT cold is not very smart. And it would be pretty idiotic of you if you didn't want to retake. Almost everyone on here is going to say retake or don't go.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby gnomgnomuch » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:02 pm

Your 3.3 is low, but not crushing. A 153 on the other hand is pretty terrible, especially on TLS. The conventional wisdom on TLS is to retake, and thats for people who have like 165's, you need to, NEED to, retake. Even getting into the 160's boost your chance's at t50 schools, and for the schools youre in at now, you'd be able to get even larger scholly's. My advice, and pretty much everyone's, would be study your ass off for 6 months/1 year/2 years, however long it takes and get a 170+, that would get you into top 20's with a scholarship, and t-14 at sticker. If you dont retake, you'll be in a pretty bad law school, with some pretty big debt, and a very low chance at getting a good job to pay off the debt.
GL ! =]

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:22 pm

wert3813 wrote:
Shanleigh17 wrote:Don't listen to the people who are bashing you. It doesn't mean that you are dumb or lesser than because you didn't have the time or money to spend on preparing for the LSAT. Your numbers aren't terrible, they're average, but I'm sure there are unique things about yourself that you can highlight to make you a better candidate. Maybe Michigan State? You should definitely not kill your dreams because a few people are putting you down. The rankings in the top 100 are not definitive markers of superior schools, but rather different data to help prospective students find the right fit. Some people need to get off their high horse, everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.


Nah, not everyone is special. Just you.


+1

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby Crowing » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:54 pm

sweet, another thread gets necroed because some assclown needs everybody to hear his worthless drivel

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby Shmoopy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:23 pm

Why do necros matter?

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:53 am

Ti Malice wrote:
Shanleigh17 wrote:Don't listen to the people who are bashing you. It doesn't mean that you are dumb or lesser than because you didn't have the time or money to spend on preparing for the LSAT. Your numbers aren't terrible, they're average, but I'm sure there are unique things about yourself that you can highlight to make you a better candidate. Maybe Michigan State? You should definitely not kill your dreams because a few people are putting you down. The rankings in the top 100 are not definitive markers of superior schools, but rather different data to help prospective students find the right fit. Some people need to get off their high horse, everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.


While I'm disgusted that law schools are still able to essentially steal from people like you and the OP (and taxpayers), I do at least feel better when the people signing up for financial ruin and debt slavery are idiots who encountered all of the information necessary to make an intelligent decision (like yourselves) rather than idiots who didn't do adequate research.

Ditto. This is a good view on it.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby akasabian » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:00 pm

TripTrip wrote:
houseofny wrote:Didn't study for the LSAT...took it on a whim (and don't plan on retaking).

153 LSAT & 3.3 UGPA.

Don't go to law school.

+1
Agree, not worth it unless you retake or have connections in the legal field where you will have a job after graduation.

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Re: Where should I apply?

Postby uvabro » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:08 pm

you can do it OP. just be #1 in your class.




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