AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

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AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby jmjohn26 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:32 pm

Wondering how likely I am to be accepted by Vanderbilt since its probably my only chance of getting into a highly ranked school according to mylsn.info.

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Re: AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby jacketyellow » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:38 pm

I got into Vandy with a 148,but my GPA was higher -- 3.8. Your LSAT is way higher than mine, so I would think you have a shot. I am also an AA male.
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Re: AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby jacketyellow » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:39 pm

Also apply to the lower T14. I got into Georgetown and Northwestern because I had a lot of work experience. I also got into GW with money and Howard with good money. Rejected from everywhere else though.

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Re: AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby AaronCarter » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:47 pm

jacketyellow wrote:I got into Vandy with a 148,but my GPA was higher -- 3.8. Your LSAT is way higher than mine, so I would think you have a shot. I am also an AA male.



Did you choose Vandy at sticker?

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Re: AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby jacketyellow » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:19 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
jacketyellow wrote:I got into Vandy with a 148,but my GPA was higher -- 3.8. Your LSAT is way higher than mine, so I would think you have a shot. I am also an AA male.



Did you choose Vandy at sticker?


No, I chose GW with significant money.

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Re: AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby jmjohn26 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:06 pm

Also apply to the lower T14. I got into Georgetown and Northwestern because I had a lot of work experience. I also got into GW with money and Howard with good money. Rejected from everywhere else though.


Was your work experience post undergrad? And whats a lot of work experience? Like how many years

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Re: AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby jacketyellow » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:12 pm

jmjohn26 wrote:
Also apply to the lower T14. I got into Georgetown and Northwestern because I had a lot of work experience. I also got into GW with money and Howard with good money. Rejected from everywhere else though.


Was your work experience post undergrad? And whats a lot of work experience? Like how many years


For some reason, I didn't get a notification that you replied. I'm sorry about that.

I did the ultimate work experience in law school admission circles: three years of Teach for America.

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Re: AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby Rigo » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:14 pm

jacketyellow wrote:I did the ultimate work experience in law school admission circles: three years of Teach for America.

Is this sarcasm?

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Re: AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby jacketyellow » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:42 pm

Rigo wrote:
jacketyellow wrote:I did the ultimate work experience in law school admission circles: three years of Teach for America.

Is this sarcasm?


What do you mean? It's not "ultimate" to teach (as it is becoming more and more challenging in our education system), but law school admissions tend to look favorably on it. Of course, there are better jobs, but three years of teaching in a challenging environment in cities that are likely not desirable with under-performing students is an admirable thing.

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Re: AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby sparkytrainer » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:46 pm

jacketyellow wrote:
Rigo wrote:
jacketyellow wrote:I did the ultimate work experience in law school admission circles: three years of Teach for America.

Is this sarcasm?


What do you mean? It's not "ultimate" to teach (as it is becoming more and more challenging in our education system), but law school admissions tend to look favorably on it. Of course, there are better jobs, but three years of teaching in a challenging environment in cities that are likely not desirable with under-performing students is an admirable thing.


Its admirable, but TFA doesn't get you a bump anymore. A large portion, over 10% of my t13 class is TFA. You will get no bump for TFA.

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Re: AA Male 3.1 GPA 159 LSAT. Vanderbilt Chances?

Postby Rigo » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:01 pm

I mean good for you, but being so sure-footed on your pedestal with "ultimate" was so lulzy I thought might be sarcasm.




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