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3.7 Accouting GPA, 167 LSAT

Postby jaisonme » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:50 pm

I would like to say thank you beforehand for al the help. I was wondering what you would say are my chances at the T14? Specifically NYU and Columbia? For Columbia, how much points higher should my GPA be? I would like to become a corporate lawyer if that would help my chances at all.

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Re: 3.7 Accouting GPA, 167 LSAT

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:00 pm

jaisonme wrote:I was wondering what you would say are my chances at the T14? Specifically NYU and Columbia?


Zero with that LSAT. Retake for 170+ to have a shot.
jaisonme wrote:I would like to become a corporate lawyer if that would help my chances at all


You, and most applicants to those schools. What do you mean by "help"? How would this "help" if it makes you identical to the other applicants? Better to focus on something that makes you stand out or make a unique contribution.

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Postby dstars823 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:03 pm

jaisonme wrote:I would like to say thank you beforehand for al the help. I was wondering what you would say are my chances at the T14? Specifically NYU and Columbia? For Columbia, how much points higher should my GPA be? I would like to become a corporate lawyer if that would help my chances at all.


pretty much everyone wants to so some sort of corporate lit/transactional so that wont make you stand out, but a retake for 170+ will help your chances out greatly, at this point even with the drop in applicants you are looking at riding a wait list

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Re: 3.7 Accouting GPA, 167 LSAT

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:06 pm

jaisonme wrote:I would like to say thank you beforehand for al the help. I was wondering what you would say are my chances at the T14? Specifically NYU and Columbia? For Columbia, how much points higher should my GPA be? I would like to become a corporate lawyer if that would help my chances at all.


You have a shot at the lower T14s. I think you may be okay anything below Berkeley. You're out at NYU and Columbia.

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Re: 3.7 Accouting GPA, 167 LSAT

Postby jaisonme » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:10 pm

Thank you for all the advice! Does the fact I have an accounting degree versus a liberal arts degree help me at all? And what LSAT should I score at for Columbia? I haven't taken it yet, I put a 167 to stay conservative.

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Re: 3.7 Accouting GPA, 167 LSAT

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:14 pm

jaisonme wrote:Thank you for all the advice! Does the fact I have an accounting degree versus a liberal arts degree help me at all? And what LSAT should I score at for Columbia? I haven't taken it yet, I put a 167 to stay conservative.


No. Just kill the LSAT and enjoy Columbia. I'd say a 170 would give you a decent shot with your GPA. Columbia's LSAT range: 170 is their 25th percentile and 174 is their 75th percentile.

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Re: 3.7 Accouting GPA, 167 LSAT

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:20 pm

jaisonme wrote:Thank you for all the advice! Does the fact I have an accounting degree versus a liberal arts degree help me at all? And what LSAT should I score at for Columbia? I haven't taken it yet, I put a 167 to stay conservative.


No. They will just look at your GPA. Could be a small boost if you have an MA in accounting or finance, but a BA/BS in accounting has less challenging coursework than most of the "liberal arts", so that would not work in your favor. If you have sustained work experience post-grad, that's a good thing too.

Place all your energy into scoring 172+ on the October LSAT. Nothing matters until you have a score. Good luck

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Re: 3.7 Accouting GPA, 167 LSAT

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:22 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
jaisonme wrote:Thank you for all the advice! Does the fact I have an accounting degree versus a liberal arts degree help me at all? And what LSAT should I score at for Columbia? I haven't taken it yet, I put a 167 to stay conservative.


No. Just kill the LSAT and enjoy Columbia. I'd say a 170 would give you a decent shot with your GPA. Columbia's LSAT range: 170 is their 25th percentile and 174 is their 75th percentile.


For NYU, 170 will cut it, but a 3.7 with a weak major is not strong enough to give a strong shot with a 25th %ile LSAT at CLS. I think if OP really wants to lock up CLS they should aim for at least median.

If you are URM tho, you will get in with the 167.

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Re: 3.7 Accouting GPA, 167 LSAT

Postby jaisonme » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:55 pm

Are Syrians considered an URM?

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Re: 3.7 Accouting GPA, 167 LSAT

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:07 pm

jbagelboy wrote:Nothing matters until you have a score.


This. Just 180 that B and go to a much better school than either of these TTTs. Until then, enjoy mylsn.info

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Re: 3.7 Accouting GPA, 167 LSAT

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:12 pm

jaisonme wrote:Are Syrians considered an URM?


No, they are caucasian. Technically no boost -- you'll still need a killer LSAT. However, if you were born in Syria/middle east, I would recommend writing a Diversity Statement with your applications; if you tie it in well enough, it could be useful.




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