Chances?

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Chances?

Postby LaCumparsita » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:44 am

Hey guys! I'm a 170/4.06 from a Top Public, and am a non-URM Hispanic (my mom is from Argentina.) What are my chances at HYSC? I speak Spanish fluently, did a few internships/e.c.s that relate to my heritage, and wrote a DS. Thanks!
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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby Blessedassurance » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:57 am

LaCumparsita wrote:Hey guys! I'm a 170/4.06 from a Top Public, and am a non-URM Hispanic (my mom is from Argentina.) What are my chances at HYSC? Can I expect to get any sort of a boost? I speak Spanish fluently, did a few internships/e.c.s that relate to my heritage, and wrote a DS. Thanks!


You're white (Hispanic), I presume?

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby moopness » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:59 am

You're in at C and have a more than decent shot at YHS (especially S). Congrats.

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby LaCumparsita » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:20 am

Ya I'm white. My family originally immigrated from Italy to Argentina. Thanks guys!

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby LaCumparsita » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:55 pm

I'm also confused about my non-URM status because last year, with my first LSAT score of 166, I got fee waivers to NYU, Michigan, Penn, etc. and emails about diversity initiatives... which begs the question, will I get some sort of a boost or not?

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby Transferthrowaway » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:58 pm

LaCumparsita wrote:I'm also confused about my non-URM status because last year, with my first LSAT score of 166, I got fee waivers to NYU, Michigan, Penn, etc. and emails about diversity initiatives... which begs the question, will I get some sort of a boost or not?


Probably not a massive boost, but between an identical WASP male/female and you, you'd get picked.

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby LaCumparsita » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:43 pm

Ah I see. I've heard that if you have ECs that show a real attachment to your heritage, you are more likely to get a boost. Truth?

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:59 pm

LaCumparsita wrote:Ah I see. I've heard that if you have ECs that show a real attachment to your heritage, you are more likely to get a boost. Truth?

From what I understand, this is true. I would say HYSC are all at least worth applying to, and I wish you the best of luck in your cycle.

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby LaCumparsita » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:44 pm

Thank you! Same to you if you're applying!

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby LaCumparsita » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:46 pm

I want to submit a 250-word version of my DS for my Yale 250 since I hear that Yale doesn't ask for additional info. Thoughts?

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby Moomoo2u » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:16 pm

LaCumparsita wrote:I'm also confused about my non-URM status because last year, with my first LSAT score of 166, I got fee waivers to NYU, Michigan, Penn, etc. and emails about diversity initiatives... which begs the question, will I get some sort of a boost or not?


Are we twins? Same background, same dbl LSAT scores....

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby LaCumparsita » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:53 pm

Haha maybe! Are you South American Hispanic too!?!

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby Moomoo2u » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:54 pm

claro loco, del mismo país además :P

When are you sending out your apps? I'll be watching your cycle!

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby LaCumparsita » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:03 pm

¡No me digas! Entonces entendés mi username "La Cumparsita" :D

I'm hoping to get them all out by the end of September! How bout you? Ditto!

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby Moomoo2u » Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:15 pm

tomorrow :X

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby dkt4 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:31 am

ustedes son los unicos que pueden hablar en espanol! :P

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby Moomoo2u » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:49 am

dkt4 wrote:ustedes son los unicos que pueden hablar en espanol! :P


pues obviamente no :lol:

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby DreamsInDigital » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:07 pm

OP, estoy casi seguro que te vas a mover a New Haven o a Palo Alto. Mi voto seria Palo Alto, aunque pase tiempo en New Haven y es un legar interesante. Buena suerte.

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby LaCumparsita » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:41 am

Jajaja, ¡en mis sueños! No soy una URM, entonces pienso que mi LSAT es bajo para Yale... y también para Stanford. Pero ¡gracias por tu confianza en mi¡ :D
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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby DreamsInDigital » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:44 am

With that GPA, I honestly think you have at least a decent shot at both (especially Stanford, they LOVE high GPA's). Just write a really strong diversity statement about your culture/background, a compelling personal statement about why law (and have people you trust help you with structure/grammar), and get some good letters of rec.

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby LaCumparsita » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:46 pm

Awesome thanks!

Also, some applications ask what your native language is... I spoke Spanish until I was 5, but now I mainly speak English. Should I list Spanish or English as my native language? Thanks!

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:15 am

Donde esta la biblioteca? Me llamo t-bone, la arana discoteca.

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby vincanity1 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:26 am

Yeshia90 wrote:Donde esta la biblioteca? Me llamo t-bone, la arana discoteca.


Magnifico, compadre

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Re: 170/4.06/non-URM Hispanic

Postby LaCumparsita » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:54 am

Wow. Lol.




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