Yeah, what minority group? Black, Mexican, Puerto Rican = bigger than a Nobel Prize.
OK, maybe not a Nobel Prize, but, then again.........
Again, thanks all for your constructive input.
In response to some of the posts, I actually grew up in Mexico City and then immigrated to the USA when I started high school. I eventually got naturalized so I don't count as an international student but as a URM, I think. I am as Mexican as it comes (well, except for the wet back since I flew into the states--I hope I did not offend anybody). In fact, I'm so Mexican that I hope to take advantage of an American law degree to enter the political scene in Mexico (not unusual for American-educated Mexicans) and try to improve the economy and quality of life in the country. But this is several years down the line.
but... thinking that you can go from a 157 to a 172 is either really naive or really confidant in your reasoning ability. either way, you can talk to the people are powerscore, less than 1% of their students make a 15 point jump. this isn't the GREs.
I guess it's both, confidence and naivety. I usually run out of time and don't end up answering about 1/4-1/3 of the sections, which hurt my score tremendously. I am pretty confident that with plenty of practice and by picking up some techniques from powerscore, I'll be able to increase my lsat significantly by increasing my speed and keeping the same accuracy; I don't think a 13 point increase is out of the question. However, I may be a bit naive and might be underestimating the difficulty of increasing my speed by so much.
One has to shoot for the moon to end up among the starts, though, so I'll still be shooting for a 175.