3.2/171- Best chances?

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3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby lalalalawyer » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:25 am

About me:
LSAT: 171
GPA: 3.2 (UChicago)
4 years out of undergrad with pretty good work experience

Considering retaking, but doubtful I will be able to do much better than a 171
Desire to do either BigLaw or a federal clerkship immediately out of school
Practicing location is not extremely important to me, but I like Boston, LA, NYC, DC, and Chicago


I'm planning to apply to:
Columbia
NYU
Chicago
Virginia
Michigan
Northwestern
Cornell
Texas
UCLA
WashU
George Washington
USC
William & Mary
Minnesota
Washington

(Basically covering many of the top 30)


--What schools do you think I have best chances at?
--Is this a good approach for applications?
--Any idea where I might have a shot at $$? I've been saving for a while, so I can't seem myself qualifying for financial need, but I also don't want to deplete 4 years of savings (+ likely loans for COL and such) on law school.
--I still need approx 3 weeks to get applications finished (letters of rec, waiting on a transcript, etc), will end of January be "too late"?

Thank you for your help!

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Re: 3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby Clearly » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:12 am

Obviously your "best chances"are for the worse schools, your best good chance is northwestern with that work experience and lsat I'd guess you're good. If I recall correctly chi likes their own and will weigh that. It's still a long shot for sure, but better odds than most people with your digits there. Uva possible, probable with ED, but I wouldn't recommend it. Add Penn to your list. They're historically gpa heavy, but they've recently let in splitters and you might have a shot.

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Re: 3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby runinthefront » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:17 am

You are planning on applying to GWU, but not GULC? Why?

Similarly, you are planning on applying to USC and UCLA, but not Berkeley. Why?
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Re: 3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:42 am

Mylsn.info. read the sticky

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Re: 3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby jk148706 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:54 pm

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Re: 3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby jk148706 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:55 pm

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Re: 3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby pamphleteer » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:37 pm

jk148706 wrote:same lsat slightly higher gpa got good money from Duke and Michigan, a little from Northwestern

good money from some non t14s

apply broadly see what happens


Curious regarding Northwestern: did you have post-undergrad work experience?

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Re: 3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby jk148706 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:55 pm

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Re: 3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:00 pm

@Jk

So are u at duke now or reapplying?

Just wonderin

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Re: 3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby jk148706 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:10 pm

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Re: 3.2/171- Best chances?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:56 pm

jk148706 wrote:
james.bungles wrote:@Jk

So are u at duke now or reapplying?

Just wonderin


neither

went non t14 for a mix of reasons


Neat well good thing ur not taking on a shit load of debt



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