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Re: CHANCES? AA 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:46 pm

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com for chances. And you should definitely retake since you have only time to lose and more money/better acceptances to gain.

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Postby Champion » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:01 pm

Thanks for the advice! Keep it coming guys, any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: CHANCES? AA 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby buckilaw » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:04 pm

Honestly, your cycle will be fairly unpredictable. You have the strongest URM bump possible (AA male), a solid GPA, and it seems like your life experiences - "drug dealer brother" - should allow you to write a compelling application. 154 is just a tad low, if you could break into the 160s I would bet money that you land at least 1 T14 with some $$. Retake, good luck, and enjoy a great cycle.

If you do break 160 blanket the T14, including HYS.

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby dkt4 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:42 am

i'd say hold off on applying until you can break a 160. make sure that you're PTing above that and then take the test again, you'll see a huge bump in the schools you'll get into a money you'll receive.

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby Champion » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:11 am

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby buckilaw » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:28 am

If you break 160 you should not settle for anything less than a "top 20" with money. If I were you I wouldn't bother applying to most of the schools you have waivers for.

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby Quan292 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:48 am

Good luck with your retake and breaking that 160. I'm in the same boat as you with retaking this oct lsat. Look forward to seeing how your cycle turns out.

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby Alltheirsplendor » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:08 pm

Retake. Don't let that solid GPA go to waste. Achieving a 160 isn't very difficult, and it will be all the more worth it when you're accepted to great schools. Of course if you get a 165+, your whole world might change...

Edit: Oh, and don't forget about that HBCU bump. It's real. I've definitely seen it.

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby dkt4 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:37 pm

Champion wrote:@dk14 do schools start reviewing your apps and make a decision before the Oct LSAT scores come out for someone in my case? Because I planned on having apps submitted, and having my scores sent to them as soon as they come out, which they would get anyways since it would be an update to my submitted app.


you're always allowed to submit your apps before the Oct LSAT scores come out, but in all honesty most schools don't seriously start looking at applications until November anyway for the most part. As long as you have everything complete by December you won't be disadvantaged. They hand out a couple acceptances before then, but not many -- and not nearly enough to fill a class or eat through the scholarship money they have. I applied stupid late (basically at the end of the deadline) and still had a good cycle, though I suppose if I had applied earlier I could've gotten more scholly money /shrug.

you don't have to worry about waiting. also, regarding the HBCU bump...it's most pronounced for Howard/Morehouse/Spelman from my understanding...and it's really only a small bump, kinda like going to a top 10 UG.

good luck :)

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby Alltheirsplendor » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:48 pm

dkt4 wrote:
Champion wrote:@dk14 do schools start reviewing your apps and make a decision before the Oct LSAT scores come out for someone in my case? Because I planned on having apps submitted, and having my scores sent to them as soon as they come out, which they would get anyways since it would be an update to my submitted app.


you're always allowed to submit your apps before the Oct LSAT scores come out, but in all honesty most schools don't seriously start looking at applications until November anyway for the most part. As long as you have everything complete by December you won't be disadvantaged. They hand out a couple acceptances before then, but not many -- and not nearly enough to fill a class or eat through the scholarship money they have. I applied stupid late (basically at the end of the deadline) and still had a good cycle, though I suppose if I had applied earlier I could've gotten more scholly money /shrug.

you don't have to worry about waiting. also, regarding the HBCU bump...it's most pronounced for Howard/Morehouse/Spelman from my understanding...and it's really only a small bump, kinda like going to a top 10 UG.

good luck :)


Yeah, I forgot to mention that.

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby sparty99 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:09 pm

Hey, bro! I got a near full ride scholarship at a Top 35 with a 146 LSAT!

If you get a 160, I would kick your shoes off and watch the money flow to you.....Apply to all the top 35 schools. You should get substantial scholarships. If you get a 165, you are most definitely looking at a top 5 program.

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby rgndvo » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:55 pm

154 is low. Study up. Borrow money and take a prep course from Blueprint. If you hit 160-162, you'll be into Georgetown and Cornell as an AA male with a solid GPA. Mid 160's= Columbia with a stab at HYS. But right now, you are going to go to a mediocre LS. Invest in prep: It'll be life-changing!

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Postby Champion » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:16 pm

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby chacheezy » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:26 pm

Are you a Sidley Prelaw Scholar? I think we are in the same boat if you are. I am retaking a 152.

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Postby Champion » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:44 pm

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby billyez » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:55 pm

The difference between an AA male having a 160 and not can be huge. The T20 weren't touching me before I broke that barrier, and once I did, things changed rather quickly. Trust me when I say a retake is worth it; if not for the (almost) guaranteed shot at the T14, for the money you would get at lower schools.

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby Wade LeBosh » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:30 pm

Retake bro!

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Postby Champion » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:56 am

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 LSAT

Postby livelovelaugh49 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:23 pm

sparty99 wrote:Hey, bro! I got a near full ride scholarship at a Top 35 with a 146 LSAT!

If you get a 160, I would kick your shoes off and watch the money flow to you.....Apply to all the top 35 schools. You should get substantial scholarships. If you get a 165, you are most definitely looking at a top 5 program.


Hey I wrote you a message hoping to learn a little bit more about your situation and what schools your applied to... I'm hoping for some pointers or advice. Hope to hear from you soon!

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 in June, 159 in Oct

Postby Champion » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:08 pm

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Re: CHANCES? AA Male 3.76 LSAC GPA, 154 in June, 159 in Oct

Postby buckilaw » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:59 pm

Champion wrote:Got a 159 on my retake. Any updates on my options now? Thanks for the help.


Hard to predict how your cycle will go. Look for other URMs on LSN with similar stats and assume that you will compare favorably with their results. Apply broadly or ED to your favorite reach - solid GPA, URM bump, + ED might net you a very positive result. Might think about MVP or maybe even CCN for an ED, you should do some research though.

Although, if you think you could do better than a 159 you could always retake for a third time.

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Postby Champion » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:07 pm

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