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3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby megaragirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:39 pm

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:41 pm

In at CCN and down, big $ at T7-13, decent chance at Stanford. I predict a solid cycle

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby pupshaw » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:52 pm

Retake.

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby megaragirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:08 pm

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby Motivator9 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:12 pm

What are you looking to do with you JD? Where do you want to live? You're looking at MVP and down with $$

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby megaragirl » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:50 pm

Ultimately, I want to work in criminal justice. But straight out of law school, I expect to be working in the private sector. My top choices are UChicago, Columbia, and up.

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby Motivator9 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:34 pm

If that's the case, your best bet would be to retake. Even if you were to get into CCN, you wouldn't get a large amount $$

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:36 pm

Nothing extraordinary here. Use mylsn.info

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:38 pm

Retake

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:48 pm

these are basically my #'s... you can check out my cycle here. betting you get Columbia, too, though, because they seem to like prestigious UG's

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:42 pm

Enjoy mylsn.info.

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:48 pm

megaragirl wrote: top 5 university known for its hard academic rigor.


Sounds like a natural fit for UChi law c/o 2017. All kidding aside, you're likely to get huge money from the lower T14. If you want criminal law eventually, that may be worth taking over CCN close to sticker.

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby Lavitz » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:03 am

LSATSCORES2012 wrote:betting you get Columbia, too, though, because they seem to like prestigious UG's

+1 Likely in at Columbia.

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby legalmindedfella » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:03 am

Criminal justice prosecutor or criminal justice PD/white collar? Given that you mention private practice, tend to figure the former... in which case, credited advice (that I'm stealing from another poster, but seems very valid, and can attest to its value for friends gunning for prosecutor) is to aim for a school near a federal district court that might afford you clinical opportunities to participate there, or internships/externships.

Would probably be somewhat similar advice for PD/white collar defense (and I'd also obviously advise that you take on as low amount of debt as possible if it's PD).

Good luck.

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby hohenheim » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:51 pm

HYS look pretty much out, but worth an app. You have a solid shot but no guarantees at CC (below both medians at Chi and below Columbia's LSAT), but in at NYU. Definitely looking at money from the lower T14 though. Retake would put HYS on the table (though not sure why you need it for criminal law)

I don't think that the average softs and UG make myLSN any less predictive than usual:

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby megaragirl » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:26 pm

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby Ramius » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:30 pm

It's not that your soft is a bad one in any way, just that it won't be seen by ADCOMs as anything particularly impressive compared to others with equally impressive feats. Will it look good to the ADCOM? Sure. Will it make a difference at an HYS-type school where softs particularly matter? Not enough to change the outcome of the game.

Also, coming from a school that has a bunch of Nobel Prize winners doesn't mean a whole lot unless you were one of them.

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby hohenheim » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:31 pm

megaragirl wrote:average softs? How many people are able to singlehandedly publish their undergraduate thesis in a legitimate academic journal? Far and rare in between, from what I have been told (even post docs have trouble publishing). average undergrad? How many schools can say they have the most number of Nobel Prize winners?
just saying... :)


I don't know about publishing single-handedly, but I did, and I consider it average. And I wasn't saying that UChi is average, just that the combination of your softs and your UG would not cause your cycle to differ significantly from the results on LSN. Good luck in any case.

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:46 pm

So what they say about University of Chicago undergrads is true...

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:55 pm

BigZuck wrote:So what they say about University of Chicago undergrads is true...


lolz

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby megaragirl » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:01 pm

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby Motivator9 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:05 pm

megaragirl wrote:If you're in the field of academics, you know publishing an article (being the sole author and we're talking about prestigious journals, not undergraduate or weak sauce journals [sorry had to use that word]) is tough and especially rare without an advanced degree. That's the current landscape of academic publishing and where the phrase "publish or perish" comes in. It's exceedingly difficult, and people who are aware of the culture know. But just like the common person probably isn't aware of the dog race to make law review unless he or she understands the landscape surrounding law school, most people aren't aware of the challenges that come with academic publishing. My $0.02.


Be that as it may, it probably won't play a huge role in your admission. I wouldn't consider it a strong soft, but good for you nonetheless . That's a great accomplishment . :D

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby BigZuck » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:30 pm

megaragirl wrote:If you're in the field of academics, you know publishing an article (being the sole author and we're talking about prestigious journals, not undergraduate or weak sauce journals [sorry had to use that word]) is tough and especially rare without an advanced degree. That's the current landscape of academic publishing and where the phrase "publish or perish" comes in. It's exceedingly difficult, and people who are aware of the culture know. But just like the common person probably isn't aware of the dog race to make law review unless he or she understands the landscape surrounding law school, most people aren't aware of the challenges that come with academic publishing. My $0.02.


I was in a social sciences PhD program at a school which is in the top 10 in its field. I'm aware of the difficulties behind getting things published, brehseph

For top schools that's a decent thing to have but in no way is that a strong soft, especially when compared to people who are actually doing, you know, stuff that matters and makes a difference and/or is unique.

Retake.

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:32 am

Fwiw I was published in STEM and attended a similarly/sometimes higher ranked UG. Im telling you, they may be above average softs, but we're no rhode scholars or olympic medalists. Pretty run of the mill for applicants to the very best law schools.

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Re: 3.82 GPA 170 LSAT

Postby DrStudMuffin » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:48 am

It would be more impressive if listed among a bunch of other time consuming activities (varsity athlete, part/full time job, president of student govt, etc). As is, it's solid but unspectacular.

You telling us how impressive it is doesn't make it more impressive.




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