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What are my chances? (Splitter)

Post by MrSalinger » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:01 pm

UGPA: 3.49 with a double-major in a hard science and a social science from a top 10 undergrad school. There is a distinct upward trend in my grades (first year had around a 3.3 average, fourth year had around a 3.8).

LSAT: 174

I've been working at a law firm for 1.5 years and will likely have solid recommendations from attorneys.

I'm wondering what you think my chances could be at Chicago, Northwestern, Emory, and Georgetown.
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Post by francesfarmer » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:08 pm

Check out lawschoolnumbers.com. Your GPA is not too low (and the science helps) and your LSAT is great so you can definitely get into Georgetown and I would expect you to get into NU as well. I'd give you a good shot at Chicago.

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Re: What are my chances? (Splitter)

Post by NoodleyOne » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:22 pm

ED to NU, enjoy full scholly.

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Re: What are my chances? (Splitter)

Post by francesfarmer » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:24 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:ED to NU, enjoy full scholly.
+1, didn't even think of that.

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Re: What are my chances? (Splitter)

Post by Rahviveh » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:25 pm

Dont go to Emory with those numbers.

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Re: What are my chances? (Splitter)

Post by MrSalinger » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:27 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:Dont go to Emory with those numbers.
Just curious, why not Emory? They seem to have very solid litigation coursework, and I might be able to get a good scholarship

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Post by Rahviveh » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:29 pm

MrSalinger wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Dont go to Emory with those numbers.
Just curious, why not Emory? They seem to have very solid litigation coursework, and I might be able to get a good scholarship
The coursework is irrelevant!

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Over 30% of the class did not get FT legal work period. If you get a full ride it might be worth it. But a T14 is a better option for you.

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Post by kwais » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:30 pm

MrSalinger wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Dont go to Emory with those numbers.
Just curious, why not Emory? They seem to have very solid litigation coursework, and I might be able to get a good scholarship
what does this mean? it means nothing and should constitute roughly .078% of your decision.

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Post by Swimp » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:33 pm

MrSalinger wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Dont go to Emory with those numbers.
Just curious, why not Emory? They seem to have very solid litigation coursework, and I might be able to get a good scholarship
They don't have better "coursework" than NU or GULC (whatever that means), and the employment prospects are worse.

Unless you get a substantial scholarship and no money at the other two places, you'd be crazy to go there over a t14 school.

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Post by Tiago Splitter » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:10 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:ED to NU, enjoy full scholly.
+1, didn't even think of that.
Don't expect to get that full scholly, although it's enough of a possibility that you should ED there if you aren't going to ED anywhere else.

Also no reason to go to Emory.

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Post by Ti Malice » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:15 pm

MrSalinger wrote:UGPA: 3.49 with a double-major in a hard science and a social science from a top 10 undergrad school. There is a distinct upward trend in my grades (first year had around a 3.3 average, fourth year had around a 3.8).

LSAT: 174

I've been working at a law firm for 1.5 years and will likely have solid recommendations from attorneys.

I'm wondering what you think my chances could be at Chicago, Northwestern, Emory, and Georgetown.
To the extent your target schools will care about LORs at all, no one will care about your recommendations from attorneys. Submit one if you want, but your best academic LORs will carry much more weight.

Also, don't go to Emory.

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Re: What are my chances? (Splitter)

Post by twenty » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:00 pm

I'd put ED to NYU on the list, too. Is it possible to ED NU, get (likely) dropped, ED to NYU?

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