What is my reach?

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vayze
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What is my reach?

Postby vayze » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:30 pm

Please estimate my reach, or rather, what schools I should be applying to. Financial cost aside.

GPA: 3.04 (Honors Program Graduate) Not sure if they give boosts for Honors....
LSAT: 160-165 Range (I am taking the February LSAT)
Work Experience: Part-Time at a doctor's office as an office administrator for a consecutive 4 years and 4 months
Ethnicity: Mexican-Brazilian

Softs:
Many student academic organizations
A lot of community service
14 Mixed Martial Arts titles


P.S. Ultimately I desire to go to Vanderbilt. George Washington would be my 2nd choice. What do you guys think? Are these schools our of my reach? What do you think my reach is?

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moonman157
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Re: What is my reach?

Postby moonman157 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:34 pm

You'll need a real score to answer this question. Aim for at least a 170. Good luck.

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Crowing
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Re: What is my reach?

Postby Crowing » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:37 pm

vayze wrote:14 Mixed Martial Arts titles


Anderson Silva?

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Re: What is my reach?

Postby 005618502 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:03 am

vayze wrote:Please estimate my reach, or rather, what schools I should be applying to. Financial cost aside.

GPA: 3.04 (Honors Program Graduate) Not sure if they give boosts for Honors....
LSAT: 160-165 Range (I am taking the February LSAT)
Work Experience: Part-Time at a doctor's office as an office administrator for a consecutive 4 years and 4 months
Ethnicity: Mexican-Brazilian

Softs:
Many student academic organizations
A lot of community service
14 Mixed Martial Arts titles


P.S. Ultimately I desire to go to Vanderbilt. George Washington would be my 2nd choice. What do you guys think? Are these schools our of my reach? What do you think my reach is?


3.04 and a 165 would not even have a chance to get past the throw away stage at Vandy. Dont even think thats competitive at GW (am I wrong on this?)

Anyways, you dont have a score. Come back when you do and people can help. But dont think about your "range" you always want to be striving for the highest score possible. Dont settle for a 165. You need a 170+ with that GPA to go to a decent school.

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Merylian
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Re: What is my reach?

Postby Merylian » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:31 am

Have you checked out http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/ ?

It's certainly not 100% or the only thing you should base your choices off of, but it's still a pretty neat tool.

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Crowing
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Re: What is my reach?

Postby Crowing » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:35 am

Merylian wrote:Have you checked out http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/ ?

It's certainly not 100% or the only thing you should base your choices off of, but it's still a pretty neat tool.


That site is completely (and I mean completely) useless because it doesn't take any cutoffs (floors, medians, quartiles) into consideration. Nor does it account for any of the idiosyncrasies of individual schools. Use --LinkRemoved-- and exclude ED and either exclude URM or use URM exclusively based on what camp you fall in.

Ti Malice
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Re: What is my reach?

Postby Ti Malice » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:02 am

Merylian wrote:Have you checked out http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/ ?

It's certainly not 100% or the only thing you should base your choices off of, but it's still a pretty neat tool.


Utterly worthless site. Do not use.

Use lawschoolnumbers.com and myLSN.info.

empyreanrrv
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Re: What is my reach?

Postby empyreanrrv » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:13 am

According to LSN Vanderbilt is dicey at 165, and there is no reason you should settle for that score. See what you get on the LSAT, and if a summer retake is in your best interest. A 165 would also give you a shot at GW, though not a great one.

Aim high and utilize your retakes. There isn't too much data on LSN admittedly, but if you can pull your score up to 169-170 area you could be looking at some T14 acceptances.

TopLawHopeful
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Re: What is my reach?

Postby TopLawHopeful » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:38 pm

Crowing wrote:
vayze wrote:14 Mixed Martial Arts titles


Anderson Silva?


This.

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Nova
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Re: What is my reach?

Postby Nova » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:30 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:You need a 170+ with that GPA to go to a decent school.

For perspective, only about 125 MAs score 161+ per cycle. Only about 10 score 170+ per cycle.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&start=75

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Re: What is my reach?

Postby sinfiery » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:48 pm

OP was outted and apparently fleaded TLS. He's going to be at Yale tho.




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