What are my chances?

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
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tooswolle
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What are my chances?

Postby tooswolle » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:38 pm

So I'm currently in the process of finally starting my law school applications. However, I don't trust law school predictor because it is not a representative sample of "URM's" who apply to law school.

Anyways I need help deciding where to apply, If anyone can give me some targets, safeties and reaches or maybe ED advice?

p.s. I'm currently not looking at a retake since I don't want to deal with the stress while going to school and working a ton of hours.

My Stats are:

LSAC 3.20 (included remedial classes and pretty much destroyed me)

Degree GPA: 3.47

Lsat:158 ( I got pwned on the reading comp this time around..which sucks)

I'm a Mex. Am. Male

Softs: 5 years work experience (working 40-50 hours to help support family)
currently working at a law firm, did an externship with the Court.
First in my family to graduate college; grew up socio-economically disadvantaged. Went to shitty inner city schools hence the remedial courses in college.

P.S. I'm omitting some of my special softs as they would probably out me. Have at it!

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby tooswolle » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:13 pm

bump

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby crossingforHYS » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:42 pm

I would say Loyola, southwestern and chapman would be good bets....also try pepperdine and USD

actually with URM status you might want to also give USC (love...love diversity) a shot
and also try giving a couple of other schools like UCLA a shot as welll.....you never know!

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby tooswolle » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:46 pm

Thanks, I'll definitely be applying to some of those schools. For me geographic location does not matter. My only mantra is the best school I can get in to; or at least the best scholarship I can get.... So hopefully something good happens :)

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby crossingforHYS » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:52 pm

how about GW then? or Minnisota (they loooooooooooove diversity...love) also try for american and temple/tulane!

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Re: What are my chances?

Postby tooswolle » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:27 pm

Anyone else care to offer some advice?




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