AA Male - 162 Chance me!

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AA Male - 162 Chance me!

Postby JustE » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:02 am

Lots of undergraduate leadership experience and 2 years at a top 10 financial firm.

3.21 adjusted GPA, Cum laude. Had one rough year, but a great rebound senior year. Doubt that qualifies as an upward trend.

Chance me.


Duke
UGA
Vandy
UVA
UNC
NU
Anywhere else I've got a shot.

Thanks!
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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby dpk711 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:03 am

GPA

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby JustE » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:10 am

Updated.

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby dpk711 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:12 am

Duke (no shot)
UGA (no shot)
Vandy (no shot)
UVA (no shot)
UNC (shot)
NU (no shot)

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby dpk711 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:16 am

btw, how is a 3.21GPA considered cum laude?

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby JustE » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:20 am

dpk711 wrote:Duke (no shot)
UGA (no shot)
Vandy (no shot)
UVA (no shot)
UNC (shot)
NU (no shot)


Thanks for the feedback, but care to share your reasoning? UGA's median is a 164. You say no shot, I'm thinking in. Are you just looking at lawschoolpredictor.com? Studied for 30 days. Looking like I'll retake in Feb and pop it to 95+ percentile land. :wink:

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby JustE » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:22 am

dpk711 wrote:btw, how is a 3.21GPA considered cum laude?


That's my adjusted GPA. It took a dip after conversion (thank you LSAC) And the numbers vary with school depending on general percentiles.

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby dpk711 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:22 am

egirarde wrote:
dpk711 wrote:Duke (no shot)
UGA (no shot)
Vandy (no shot)
UVA (no shot)
UNC (shot)
NU (no shot)


Thanks for the feedback, but care to share your reasoning? UGA's median is a 164. You say no shot, I'm thinking in. Are you just looking at lawschoolpredictor.com? Studied for 30 days. Looking like I'll retake in Feb and pop it to 95+ percentile land. :wink:


The problem is not ur LSAT but ur GPA -- the "URM boost" mainly consists of a 5-7 point LSAT score boost, for most URM decisions (at least from what I've seen) their GPA does not seem to get reconsidered greatly...

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby dpk711 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:24 am

btw, it seems like Vandy has admitted 160/3.0 URMs in the recent past, but these are exceptions not the rule... so yeah, I may have to edit the Vandy (no shot) to -------> Vandy (small shot)...

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby JustE » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:26 am

dpk711 wrote:btw, it seems like Vandy has admitted 160/3.0 URMs in the recent past, but these are exceptions not the rule... so yeah, I may have to edit the Vandy (no shot) to -------> Vandy (small shot)...


Lol. Thanks, bro. That's what I needed to hear. I'm thinking a 168-172 might get me over the hump? Thoughts?

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby dpk711 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:29 am

egirarde wrote:
dpk711 wrote:btw, it seems like Vandy has admitted 160/3.0 URMs in the recent past, but these are exceptions not the rule... so yeah, I may have to edit the Vandy (no shot) to -------> Vandy (small shot)...


Lol. Thanks, bro. That's what I needed to hear. I'm thinking a 168-172 might get me over the hump? Thoughts?


A 170 would give you a solid shot for CCN...

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby JustE » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:00 am

2nd opinion? :)

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby HawksJetsFalcons » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:26 am

UGA is possible...trust me.

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby LAWLAW09 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:57 am

HawksJetsFalcons wrote:UGA Duke is possible...trust me.

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby M&A621 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:01 am

Cornell... you'd be surprised.

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby EbonyEsq » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:32 am

egirarde wrote:Lots of undergraduate leadership experience and 2 years at a top 10 financial firm.

3.21 adjusted GPA, Cum laude. Had one rough year, but a great rebound senior year. Doubt that qualifies as an upward trend.

Chance me.


Duke
UGA
Vandy
UVA
UNC
NU
Anywhere else I've got a shot.

Thanks!


Seems like folks seem to forget you're coming in with 2 years of work experience. This matters, especially for Northwestern.

Very strong chance of admittance at UGA and Vandy.

UVA, Duke and NU are also possibilities, if you really work hard on those statements and write a decent addendum explaining your GPA.

Also add UMich, NYU and Cornell to the list. Hey, you never know.

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:59 am

OP, do not listen to this person. This poster knows nothing of which he speaks. I'll suggest that you apply from CCN down.
dpk711 wrote:Duke (no shot)
UGA (no shot)
Vandy (no shot)
UVA (no shot)
UNC (shot)
NU (no shot)

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:03 am

OP, do not listen to this person. This poster knows nothing of which he speaks. I'll suggest that you apply from CCN down.
dpk711 wrote:Duke (no shot)
UGA (no shot)
Vandy (no shot)
UVA (no shot)
UNC (shot)
NU (no shot)

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby JustE » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:42 am

LLB2JD wrote:OP, do not listen to this person. This poster knows nothing of which he speaks. I'll suggest that you apply from CCN down.
dpk711 wrote:Duke (no shot)
UGA (no shot)
Vandy (no shot)
UVA (no shot)
UNC (shot)
NU (no shot)



Will do. Thank you for all of the advice, guys!!!

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby dpk711 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:13 pm

egirarde wrote:
LLB2JD wrote:OP, do not listen to this person. This poster knows nothing of which he speaks. I'll suggest that you apply from CCN down.
dpk711 wrote:Duke (no shot)
UGA (no shot)
Vandy (no shot)
UVA (no shot)
UNC (shot)
NU (no shot)



Will do. Thank you for all of the advice, guys!!!


Prepare to be disappointed if you apply to the t-14, the best thing you may hope for are some WLs...

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby miracle2011 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:20 pm

You should have a shot at some good schools, look at my LSN, we have similar numbers

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/miracle2011

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:24 pm

In at Georgia, UNC & many, many others. I am often surprised at URM admissions. Apply to all schools that are of interest to you. You've received some good advice in this thread. Good luck !

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby JustE » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:16 pm

miracle2011 wrote:You should have a shot at some good schools, look at my LSN, we have similar numbers

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/miracle2011


Wow. Great cycle. Congrats!

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:00 pm

i know URMs with worse LSAT and about the same GPA that got into UGA...you can definitely get there.

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Re: AA Male - 162 - Where to apply?

Postby august08 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:58 pm

So moral of the story is Do NOT listen to the guy with all the no shot responses. I attend Vandy undergrad and I know alot of the URM's attending its law school. Most got in with 160-165, reasonable GPAs, and and excellent softs. You have a chance!




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