Latino 3.4 @ UCSB 165

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
Rickjames11
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Latino 3.4 @ UCSB 165

Postby Rickjames11 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:38 pm

Thanks for any input,

Im in my senior year,

My most incredible soft is that I have been to marine corps officer candidates school and ranked 3rd out of 231. However during my senior year I was arrested and dropped from the program.

Do you think I have a shot at UCLA, what other schools might I consider? I like UCLA because of the prestige but also because I want to practice entertainment law.


I appreciate your time,

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Re: Latino 3.4 @ UCSB 165

Postby 071816 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:41 pm

The answer to this depends largely on whether you are Mexican or Puerto Rican (as opposed to non-URM hispanic).

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Re: Latino 3.4 @ UCSB 165

Postby Rickjames11 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:57 am

Mexican

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Re: Latino 3.4 @ UCSB 165

Postby 071816 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:08 am

Hardly anyone with your numbers got into UCLA last cycle according to http://ucla.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011/, but the fact that you are a URM will help you. I would say your chances are pretty slim, but I would apply broadly and see what sticks since URM cycles fairly unpredictable.

I would consider USC, UC Hastings, and UC Davis if you want California. But like I said, I would apply to a lot of schools to give yourself the best possible shot at getting in somewhere worthwhile. Good luck.
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Re: Latino 3.4 @ UCSB 165

Postby Rickjames11 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:12 am

I'm actually half white half Mexican. I got dark skin, was raised in predominately white society, socio-economically speaking. When it comes to a diversity statement, I will be writing of my mixed race, being in two worlds etc, and how I can add an unique insight to a school

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Re: Latino 3.4 @ UCSB 165

Postby Rickjames11 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:13 am

Do you think ed would help.

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Re: Latino 3.4 @ UCSB 165

Postby Rickjames11 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:16 am

So slim as in I got a shot? What can I do between now and next cycle when I apply? Keep taking the lsat?

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Re: Latino 3.4 @ UCSB 165

Postby 071816 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:24 am

Rickjames11 wrote:So slim as in I got a shot? What can I do between now and next cycle when I apply? Keep taking the lsat?


You have a chance, but not a very good one. A retake would definitely help, but your GPA is a bit low for most of the top CA schools. Look at lawschoolnumbers.com to see where you have a chance of getting in (and possibly getting scholarship money) with your numbers. If you are happy with Davis or Hastings, I think you'll definitely get in with scholarship money. UCLA and USC are most likely out, but anything is possible.




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