Mexican-American Women

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JGF60623
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Mexican-American Women

Postby JGF60623 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:57 pm

bLERG
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blackwater88
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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby blackwater88 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:50 pm

a/s/l?

:mrgreen:

JGF60623
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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby JGF60623 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:51 am

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Canarsie
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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby Canarsie » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:07 am

JGF60623 wrote:I've been working as a legal assistant since graduation; UG GPA: 3.1 (I was working 30-35 hrs/week throughout college); LSAT: 153 (pretty mediocre, I know but an improvement over my initial 149 :oops:); interned w/State's Attorney's Office.

Goal: Start as a local prosecutor, eventually become a federal prosecutor.

Ideally, I'd stay in Chicago. Don't know if I should shoot for Northwestern or Chicago (super, super reach). I'd love to go to Loyola, Kent or DePaul.

What are my chances? Any advice?


How many times did you take the LSAT? (As in, is the 149 a diagnostic or a previous exam)

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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby JGF60623 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:15 am

Canarsie wrote:
JGF60623 wrote:I've been working as a legal assistant since graduation; UG GPA: 3.1 (I was working 30-35 hrs/week throughout college); LSAT: 153 (pretty mediocre, I know but an improvement over my initial 149 :oops:); interned w/State's Attorney's Office.

Goal: Start as a local prosecutor, eventually become a federal prosecutor.

Ideally, I'd stay in Chicago. Don't know if I should shoot for Northwestern or Chicago (super, super reach). I'd love to go to Loyola, Kent or DePaul.

What are my chances? Any advice?


How many times did you take the LSAT? (As in, is the 149 a diagnostic or a previous exam)


Wrote December 2009. The 153 is my June 2010 score.

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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby JGF60623 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:08 pm

...anyone?

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Canarsie
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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby Canarsie » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:30 pm

Sorry, I don't really know much. I figured if you had only taken the LSAT once you might want to retake it to get your numbers higher for those reach schools. Since you've taken it twice you may not want to take it again... understandably. If you do decide to take it again you may want to look over how you studied for the exam and see if you could improve it.

I'm not Mexican-American but I do know that you will likely receive a boost for being an underrepresented minority.

Sorry I couldn't help. Good luck with everything!

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merichard87
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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby merichard87 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:33 pm

My advice would be to take another 6months and put your all into studying to get your LSAT to around a 160. You would open up so many more doors than your current score would.
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BigFatPanda
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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby BigFatPanda » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:41 pm

As Mexican American and who has experience of life in inner city Chicago, if you can pump your score to 160 (as suggested by above poster) and write a kick ass diversity statement about your contribution to life in the "hood", you can pretty much affirmative action your way into Chicago or Northwestern or both.

So, sign up for Testmasters, take October 2010 LSAT, and Good Luck.

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dominkay
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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby dominkay » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:00 pm

BigFatPanda wrote:As Mexican American and who has experience of life in inner city Chicago, if you can pump your score to 160 (as suggested by above poster) and write a kick ass diversity statement about your contribution to life in the "hood", you can pretty much affirmative action your way into Chicago or Northwestern or both.

So, sign up for Testmasters, take October 2010 LSAT, and Good Luck.


Chicago doesn't like diversity statements.

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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby JGF60623 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:23 pm

Thanks everyone! I've been on the fence about retaking the LSAT because I want to get my apps in September/October 1st. But you're right, retaking can only help me at this point.

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blackwater88
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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby blackwater88 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:46 pm

JGF60623 wrote::wink:

Only because I think it may help: 2.5 years out of college; already stated my s; inner-city Chicago.

I've been working as a legal assistant since graduation; UG GPA: 3.1 (I was working 30-35 hrs/week throughout college); LSAT: 153 (pretty mediocre, I know but an improvement over my initial 149 :oops:); interned w/State's Attorney's Office.

Goal: Start as a local prosecutor, eventually become a federal prosecutor.

Ideally, I'd stay in Chicago. Don't know if I should shoot for Northwestern or Chicago (super, super reach). I'd love to go to Loyola, Kent or DePaul.

What are my chances? Any advice?


You should definitely retake the LSAT, that 153 won't get you very far. Are you a first generation immigrant/college grad? If so, coupled with an LSAT in the high 160s and kick ass PS and DS, you should be in at Northwestern.
Echale ganas y vas a ver que si se puede :wink:

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Re: Mexican-American Women

Postby JGF60623 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:12 am

Just signed up for Testmasters and Oct '10 LSAT! Third time's a charm, right?




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