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Re: 175/3.18 Chances?

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:59 pm

If your goal is biglaw, apply broadly to the T14 (although probably leave out HYS unless you have fee waivers). You have a good shot at NYU, UVA, and Northwestern, but splitter cycles are always unpredictable. Apply early and apply broadly.

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Re: 175/3.18 Chances?

Postby dm1683 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:11 pm


myLSN, which gives acceptance and scholarship data for applicants from past cycles who have numbers in you range, doesn't give you a lot of options. No shot at HYS (but you prob knew that). Looks like you have a coin flip chance at NYU and Columbia, with a shot at 50-100k scholarship if you get in. Whether you would be comfortable taking out 150-200k to attend those schools (I, and I suspect most fellow TLSers, would not, but we are especially debt-averse around here) depends on how much you're willing to gamble. As far as the other T-14, things don't look great; notable exceptions are Michigan (which is good for Midwest biglaw but not-so-good at sticker, which the data show is somewhat likely if you are accepted) and Georgetown (which has a bad reputation around here). If I were you I would consider strong regionals like UT Austin, UCLA, USC and WUSTL as well and even include schools like ND and Fordham as safety options. The former schools are great in their regions and have decent (WUSTL) to marginally high (UT) biglaw placement. The latter aren't great for biglaw but they don't close the door and you should apply anyway because you'll likely get full rides or close to it.

TLDR: No real shot at HYS, Chicago or Berkeley so I wouldn't bother applying. Apply early to the rest of the T!4 and hope you hit the jackpot with Columbia and NYU who like strong LSATs. Also apply to strong regionals like UCLA, UT and WUSTL where you should be guaranteed admission and still have a shot at biglaw.

Disclaimer: I am an 0l who hasn't applied myself yet; The knowledge I've learned is only from obsessively researching this stuff for the past year and a half like the anal retentive aspie I am.

Good luck.

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