Wait A Year or Take My Safety

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Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by caliguy000 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:46 pm

I have 171/2.9, applied late to schools (beginning of February), and got waitlisted on my targets. I got into some tier 3 and tier 4 schools. I'm wondering if I should wait and apply again in September, or just attend where I got in and hope to transfer.

Also, realistically, what rank of schools can I transfer into from a tier 4 school, even if I do really well?

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by yinz » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:49 pm

Do not attend a t3/t4 with a 171. Wait a cycle, apply in September.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by jayn3 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:55 pm

yinz wrote:Do not attend a t3/t4 with a 171. Wait a cycle, apply in September.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by UFMatt » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:04 pm

Reapply. A 171 is phenomenal.

Never count on transferring. Even though you're intelligent, law school grades won't necessarily reflect that.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by blsingindisguise » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:05 pm

Wait, sorry, you didn't even get a T2 with these numbers?

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by caliguy000 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:20 pm

Nope, I applied to some schools in the 40s and 50s ranks, and was waitlisted in a few. Besides that, I applied to other local schools in the lower tiers.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by furiotoo » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:21 pm

Assuming this isn't a flame:

If you couldn't get into at least the T2 with a 171, you're doing something wrong, even with that GPA.
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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by caliguy000 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:21 pm

But it looks like everyone's agreeing that I should wait. Is it because you think applying early will make a difference?

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by furiotoo » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:24 pm

caliguy000 wrote:But it looks like everyone's agreeing that I should wait. Is it because you think applying early will make a difference?
Yes applying early makes a big difference, although as a splitter it probably means more wait lists.

Are you fresh out of undergrad? No work experience? How're your softs?

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by acdisagod » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:24 pm

Apply early and more and you could easily get tier one. You need to rewrite your personal statement or at least have several people edit it heavily. Volunteer over the summer and strenghten your softs. Maybe get a new recommender. If you didnt crack T2 with those numbers you need to rethink your entire application.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by D-hops » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:26 pm

Get a year of work experience, ED to NU.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by romothesavior » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:26 pm

yinz wrote:Do not attend a t3/t4 with a 171. Wait a cycle, apply in September.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by Borhas » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:31 pm

D-hops wrote:Get a year of work experience, ED to NU.
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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by caliguy000 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:10 pm

Thanks for the responses. If you guys think I have a chance at NU, then I should definitely wait. What other schools would be a good target for me?

I do have continuous work experience since college, but it is nothing stellar.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by blsingindisguise » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:13 pm

Oh, missed that you applied late.

Yes, absolutely wait. And in the meantime GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. 2.9 is already a sign that you might not be mature enough for law school, but waiting until Feb to apply pretty much seals it.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by r2b2ct » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:29 pm

caliguy000 wrote:Thanks for the responses. If you guys think I have a chance at NU, then I should definitely wait. What other schools would be a good target for me?

I do have continuous work experience since college, but it is nothing stellar.
UIUC, UMN, WUSTL. All solid T25s that love high LSATs. Money from one of these is also very possible.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by gwuorbust » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:39 am

plz don't waste a 171

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by dukelawguy144 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:40 am

I would rather commit suicide than attend anything lower than a top 50. I would debate suicide from 25-49

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by jayn3 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:44 am

dukelawguy144 wrote:I would rather commit suicide than attend anything lower than a top 50. I would debate suicide from 25-49
after seeing your latest few posts, i have concluded that you, my friend, should appeal for a name change to douchelawguy144. although it's pretty much implied anyway.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by gwuorbust » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:44 am

dukelawguy144 wrote:I would rather commit suicide than attend anything lower than a top 50. I would debate suicide from 25-49
blatant non-Duke trolling.

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by Cosmo Kramer » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:46 am

dukelawguy144 wrote:I would rather commit suicide than attend anything lower than a top 50. I would debate suicide from 25-49
I would rather commit suicide than be you, be friends with you, know you, run into you. As a matter of fact, the thought that you are a real person makes me consider suicide. I am a bit assuaged by the fact that, according to USNWR, the douchiest of douches such as yourself are all contained at one school

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by gwuorbust » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:53 am

Cosmo Kramer wrote:
dukelawguy144 wrote:I would rather commit suicide than attend anything lower than a top 50. I would debate suicide from 25-49
I would rather commit suicide than be you, be friends with you, know you, run into you. As a matter of fact, the thought that you are a real person makes me consider suicide. I am a bit assuaged by the fact that, according to USNWR, the douchiest of douches such as yourself are all contained at one school
don't worry, I feel that douchelawguy144 is just part of JDU coming out of the wordwork

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Re: Wait A Year or Take My Safety

Post by Cosmo Kramer » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:59 am

gwuorbust wrote:
Cosmo Kramer wrote:
dukelawguy144 wrote:I would rather commit suicide than attend anything lower than a top 50. I would debate suicide from 25-49
I would rather commit suicide than be you, be friends with you, know you, run into you. As a matter of fact, the thought that you are a real person makes me consider suicide. I am a bit assuaged by the fact that, according to USNWR, the douchiest of douches such as yourself are all contained at one school
don't worry, I feel that douchelawguy144 is just part of JDU coming out of the wordwork
He must be. I would think that even at the snobbiest of snob schools he would rub everyone the wrong way. I'd put money on him telling everyone at orientation how he plans to transfer to Y as soon as he gets his 1L grades.

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