Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

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Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby turndown4brunch » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:55 pm

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby nothingtosee » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:56 pm

Why not just say you go to Chicago?

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby rpupkin » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:10 pm

Just FYI, interning at the Supreme Court is not as helpful as you seem to think. This is going to sound counter-intuitive but, for law school anyway, that particular soft sounds....boring. You'd sound more interesting if you had taught junior high math, danced ballet, or worked for a year in Algeria. I'm not saying interning at the Supreme Court is going to hurt you, but you probably should disabuse yourself of the notion that it's an "incredible soft." Oh, and if you talk about it too much, you're going to sound douchey.

Anyway, I think you're likely in at HLS without a retake. But a retake probably wouldn't hurt, and could possibly improve your chances a bit.

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby ChoboPie » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:15 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Why not just say you go to Chicago?


While I think you're probably right, I think it's also quite possible OP went to Columbia or Stanford?

ETA: LOL, just noticed this:

turndown4brunch wrote:Will my rigorous undergrad institution/major affect the decision?


Now I'm pretty convinced you're right.

To OP's question, you're prob in at HLS, YLS and SLS are a crapshoot.
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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby RunnerRunner » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:22 pm

Chances at H improve significantly when you move from a 173 to a 174. How long did you study for the LSAT? Was 173 higher or lower than your average practice test score going into the test? I ask because if you haven't maxed out your score and are confident you can do better (even it if is just by a point) on a retake I really think you should go for it. Especially since your GPA is hovering around their 25th. I think your softs are very impressive for a K-JD, however, you'll be competing against candidates who have your numbers and post-college work experience, which is generally weighted more heavily than anything you do during undergrad. I think you are a very strong law school candidate and will get into lots of amazing places as is, however, if HLS is your lifelong dream and you wind up getting rejected after not taking the LSAT again you are looking at a whole lot of regret.

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:15 pm

I recommend a work year for everyone, and that'll really help your app. At H 25% are k-jd. If you're totally dead set on going now, apply, and if u don't get off the waitlist, gap/work year plus retake.

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby mvp99 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:19 pm

SC intern = secretary, right?

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby dabigchina » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:33 pm

Why don't you go do consulting banking or cs and make mad bank for a couple years before going to law school. That way you

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:59 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Why not just say you go to Chicago?


chicago is a top 6 undergrad?

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby RZ5646 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:03 pm

Why not use your T6 preftige and go make bank on Wall Street as a quant. You'll make biglaw money or better without spending 3 more years and $250k on school.

I feel like some of these people are just obsessed with collecting prestigious degrees.

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby ub3r » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:23 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Why not just say you go to Chicago?


chicago is a top 6 undergrad?

Yeah. At least, close enough to make that claim.

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby rpupkin » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:25 pm

ub3r wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Why not just say you go to Chicago?


chicago is a top 6 undergrad?

Yeah. At least, close enough to make that claim.

Indeed. Although UChi is ranked only #12 in student quality, that is balanced out by its #1 ranking in rigor.

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby ub3r » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:26 pm

rpupkin wrote:
ub3r wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Why not just say you go to Chicago?


chicago is a top 6 undergrad?

Yeah. At least, close enough to make that claim.

Indeed. Although UChi is ranked only #12 in student quality, that is balanced out by its #1 ranking in rigor.

lol where are these metrics coming from

or is this some joke that went over my head

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Re: Chances at HYS? Retake LSAT?

Postby Hikikomorist » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:14 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Why not just say you go to Chicago?


I was thinking MIT.




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