Can somebody help me strategize?

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billables247
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Can somebody help me strategize?

Postby billables247 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:37 pm

Hi all -

I'm planning on retaking the LSAT in October, but I was wondering what my application strategy should be in the following scenarios.

Some background - I'm currently a little over one year out of school and am currently working at a consulting firm. I am planning on applying in mid-November for the class of 2017. I would prefer to take on as little debt as possible (and I have some savings and hopefully will have some assistance from parents), I am not debt averse should I end up in a school with a very good chance of big law (i.e. UPenn)

As I stand today, I have a low 3.5 GPA, two previous scores of 170 and 169, solid recs, and some work experience. Given my preferences above, what should I do in the following scenarios (i.e. what is my "safety" T-14 school that I should apply to, what is considered my realistic "reach," which school to ED)

Scenario 1: Status Quo (LSAT 170)

Scenario 2: Raise LSAT to 171-172

Scenario 3: Raise LSAT to 173-174

Scenario 4: Raise LSAT to 175-176

Scenario 5: Raise LSAT to 177+

I understand that a lot of this will be opinions and conjecture, but I'm interested in knowing your thoughts :)

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Re: Can somebody help me strategize?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:06 am

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Monochromatic Oeuvre
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Re: Can somebody help me strategize?

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:18 am

Penn and UVA are in play. 172 for a good chance at NYU, 174 for a good chance at CLS. Although NYU did accept a bunch of 170s in your GPA range this cycle.

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Re: Can somebody help me strategize?

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Re: Can somebody help me strategize?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:00 am

billables247 wrote:I would prefer to take on as little debt as possible...I am not debt averse should I end up in a school with a very good chance of big law (i.e. UPenn)

Sounds like you need to think through this a bit.

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Re: Can somebody help me strategize?

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:48 am

TCR here is Northwestern with $




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