White female but disadvantaged, any schools care?

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
apeopleshistory

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White female but disadvantaged, any schools care?

Postby apeopleshistory » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:02 pm

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KibblesAndVick

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Re: White female but disadvantaged, any schools care?

Postby KibblesAndVick » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:12 pm

They care about your background this much: <->
They care about your LSAT score this much: <--------------------------------------------->

Having a diverse background will help you put together a unique application but it won't get you admitted to any schools you don't already have the LSAT/GPA to be competitive at.

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Re: White female but disadvantaged, any schools care?

Postby dresden doll » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:12 pm

With the right LSAT (read: 170 +), it may tip the scales in your favor and help you overcome the slight GPA disadvantage you'll face w/r/t NYU/Berkeley. Without the right LSAT, it won't matter.

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Re: White female but disadvantaged, any schools care?

Postby vespertiliovir » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:13 pm

Will you get a URM-like boost to your application? No, sorry.
But you have fodder for an interesting application, at least.

You need a real LSAT score before anyone can "chance" you. Don't discount any schools yet -- Berkeley and NYU would love to take you if your LSAT's high enough.

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Re: White female but disadvantaged, any schools care?

Postby apeopleshistory » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:18 pm

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Re: White female but disadvantaged, any schools care?

Postby Grizz » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:21 pm

I echo what other posters have said, and I also want to say I love the Luann avatar.

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Re: White female but disadvantaged, any schools care?

Postby vespertiliovir » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:21 pm

Don't know if you've seen it already, but you could try Pithypike's Guide.

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Re: White female but disadvantaged, any schools care?

Postby lawschool2014 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:24 pm

No law schools care about that. Just score well on LSATS



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