AA Male Need Advice

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
Kreemo_Kid
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AA Male Need Advice

Postby Kreemo_Kid » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:48 am

Hello all, I am an AA male entering my sophomore year of UG set on attending HLS. My current cumulative GPA is sitting just above 3.7 and I plan on having it rise a bit before I begin applying to law schools. If there is any correlation between SAT scores and the LSAT I plan on scoring 165+ on the LSAT. What softs do I need that really catch the attention of HLS and what are my chances to get in based on my hypothetical LSAT score and a GPA that stays above 3.7? Also I was wondering if anyone had any information about the trends of URM admissions especially in regards to AA males. Thanks!

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glewz
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Re: AA Male Need Advice

Postby glewz » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:52 am

Kreemo_Kid wrote:Hello all, I am an AA male entering my sophomore year of UG set on attending HLS. My current cumulative GPA is sitting just above 3.7 and I plan on having it rise a bit before I begin applying to law schools. If there is any correlation between SAT scores and the LSAT I plan on scoring 165+ on the LSAT. What softs do I need that really catch the attention of HLS and what are my chances to get in based on my hypothetical LSAT score and a GPA that stays above 3.7? Also I was wondering if anyone had any information about the trends of URM admissions especially in regards to AA males. Thanks!

Keep up your grades and make sure you have a 165+ LSAT. With high scores in both areas, you'd be a strong applicant for HLS. HLS is very numbers oriented.

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Jack Smirks
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Re: AA Male Need Advice

Postby Jack Smirks » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:55 am

You should have just posted this in your other thread.

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Re: AA Male Need Advice

Postby thatlawguy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:48 pm

Keep your gpa as high as possible and do as best as you can on the lsat. Even if you don't score a 165+ on the lsat don't be discouraged and apply to law school anyway. Contrary to what many people say on this forum your gpa & lsat are not the only factors in the admission process, especially for many of the top law schools. There's something to be said for a great overall application even if your gpa or lsat score is not at a school's median. This is evident in the entire gpa and lsat range (many schools do not readily publish this data) many scores of which are significantly lower than the median. If you can get involved in some extracurricular activities or have work experience that will help as well. Check out the Council for Legal Education Opportunity because they have some good programs you may be interested in. Good luck!




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