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Class of 2026
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Family adversity, prestigious research fellowship, worked through college
1-4 years
Federal Clerkship and Appellate Litigation
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Result App type FW Resident Schol... Sent Sent raw Received Received raw Complete Complete raw UR UR raw UR2 UR2 raw II II raw Decision Decision raw
37 Boston College Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $90,000 Feb 16 2023-02-16
17 Boston University Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $75,000 Dec 13 2022-12-13
12 Cornell University Rejected RDregular decision
11 Duke University Waitlisted RDregular decision
30 Emory University Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $138,000 Apr 08 2023-04-08
37 Fordham University Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $120,000 Dec 14 2022-12-14
25 George Washington Un... Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $120,000 Apr 08 2023-04-08
14 Georgetown University Waitlisted RDregular decision Nov 02 2022-11-02 Dec 16 2022-12-16
4 Harvard University Rejected RDregular decision
7 New York University Hold, Rejected RDregular decision Apr 20 2023-04-20
13 Northwestern University Waitlisted RDregular decision Feb 03 2023-02-03
9 UCBerkeley Rejected RDregular decision Feb 13 2023-02-13
15 UCLos Angeles Accepted, At... RDregular decision $60,000 Jan 23 2023-01-23
3 UChicago Rejected RDregular decision
49 UColorado—Boulder Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $60,608
29 UGeorgia Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $110,000
35 UIllinois—Urbana Cha... Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $139,500
10 UMichigan Rejected RDregular decision
21 UMinnesota Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $105,000 Apr 10 2023-04-10
23 UNorth Carolina WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision
20 USouthern California WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision
8 UVirginia Rejected RDregular decision Feb 20 2023-02-20
17 Vanderbilt University WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision
16 Washington Universit... Waitlisted RDregular decision
35 Washington and Lee U... Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $135,000 Apr 08 2023-04-08
30 William & Mary Law S... Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $131,859 Oct 31 2022-10-31
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Understood, thanks! Having said that, I’m still going to be trying for it. I think I would have plenty of career options if academia didn’t work out, but I would love to be able to transfer to the “top of the top” and keeping the academia option open. Question is which would be better for that: BU or ND?
has anyone who applied in april heard back?
probably equal but id feel better at ND
BU and ND are peer schools, so I'm not sure it matters that much. My gut says BU, just because it is in the same geographic region as many of the schools that prepare you for academia.
Thanks so much, everybody! I have a friend who is a professor at ND Law, so will get his perspective later today as well. I think the two schools are pretty equal as well, and I have good connections with both geographies/schools, so this is a tough decision. But thanks for your two cents!
^ @waytoooldforschool
about 50% come from HYS
80% from the top 14
I found going into academia from Columbia to be pretty easy.
But I had practice experience first, too.
Should I schedule a meeting with admissions for a school I'm WL at to update them on my GPA/Completion of degree, or just send an email?
Just send an email
@WayTooOldForSchool: retake the lsat if you can
Considering you got waitlisted with a 163 you would likely get full rides with 170+
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Can a splitter (3.4/177) get into Stanford or Harvard? Or full ride at other t14?
Harvard and Stanford are unlikely, but two over the past several years have gotten into Harvard off the waitlist, so you might as well try. Even getting into a T14 is not guaranteed. But, historically, folks with your stats have had a decent shot (like 50/50) at places like Penn, UVA, Michigan, Northwestern, and Georgetown. And, many of those folks who were accepted received a decent scholarship. but, only a very small number got a full ride. I think it really depends on your softs for that. And, in any case, I would apply to places like UCLA, WashU, BU, GW, Fordham, and Emory if you want to be sure that you'll have an acceptance, especially if you are shooting for a full ride. The more you apply to, the better your chance that one will send a full ride your way.
What if the 3.4 is because of severe adversity and paired with rare softs
Or 3.5 in my case
Well, I'm just looking at past data: https://www.lsd.law/search/2Dsxe
Presumably, some of those people wrote GPA addenda discussing adversity, or had rare softs (you can look at individual users to see how they rated their own softs), but the data will never be able to tell us the likelihood of any individual case. But, yes, having rare softs or having overcome adversity matters, as does work experience. I received a full ride from a T14 with a 176/3.6, and I'm guessing my softs/background mattered.
Why LDS has not updated ranking?!
Because the rankings this year were even sillier than usual?
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