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PLEASE READ BEFORE ASKING YOUR CHANCES

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:36 pm
by xylocarp
Before you make a "What are my chances?" thread:

1. Check MyLSN and Law School Numbers. Much, much more often than not, law school admissions comes down to the numbers, and just looking at past applicants' data can tell you what you need to know about your chances.

2. Look through the topics in the "Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists" board, especially the spreadsheets stickied at the top of the forum.

3. Determine whether or not you really need to make a new thread for your circumstances. Here is a helpful flow chart (courtesy of Grizz, crumpetsandtea, and Magnolia):

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When Making Your Thread:

Include all of the relevant info. This means your LSAT score(s), LSDAS GPA, and URM status (check here if you are unsure). If you believe that your softs will make a difference, feel free to briefly include that info as well, but be wary of providing so much information that your identity could be traced back to you (adcomms DO lurk these boards). Softs that have made a significant difference in the past include military experience, winning a major scholarship or prize (e.g. Rhodes/Fulbright, Oscar, Nobel), making a significant difference in one's field (curing cancer, etc.), being a D1 college athlete, some cases of overcoming a very disadvantaged background, and (on the opposite side) things like having major criminal convictions.

Re: PLEASE READ BEFORE ASKING YOUR CHANCES

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:40 pm
by baal hadad
make people go thru the spredsheet before they create a thread

Edit chart not spreadhseet