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Re: t14 chances

Postby A Swift » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:37 pm

ED UVA next fall. Begin batting practice now.

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Re: t14 chances

Postby DonnaDraper » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:47 pm

nomnomaments wrote:
A Swift wrote:ED UVA next fall. Begin batting practice now.


thanks for the reply but what do you mean by batting practice?


LOL apparently UVA kids like softball.

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Re: t14 chances

Postby Ostrizr316 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:00 pm

What is your URM status?

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Re: t14 chances

Postby nomnomaments » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:02 pm

what are my chances for u chicago in particular?

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Re: t14 chances

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:21 pm

I wouldn't ED to UVA, it seems like a waste. Check LSN but it seems like your shot at the lower T14 is fine without ED.

http://search.lawschoolnumbers.com/user ... Cycle=1112

http://search.lawschoolnumbers.com/user ... Cycle=1011

http://search.lawschoolnumbers.com/user ... Cycle=0910

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Re: t14 chances

Postby nomnomaments » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:17 pm

would it be worth it to try to "pad" my gpa by taking extra classes to become more competitive? or will admissions see right through it?

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Re: t14 chances

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:19 pm

nomnomaments wrote:would it be worth it to try to "pad" my gpa by taking extra classes to become more competitive? or will admissions see right through it?


Admissions won't care about the classes you took, they care about your GPA. Do whatever you can to raise your GPA. 3.4 would be great, 3.5+ even better.

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Re: t14 chances

Postby spleenworship » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:37 pm

bk1 wrote:
nomnomaments wrote:would it be worth it to try to "pad" my gpa by taking extra classes to become more competitive? or will admissions see right through it?


Admissions won't care about the classes you took, they care about your GPA. Do whatever you can to raise your GPA. 3.4 would be great, 3.5+ even better.


+1

With that LSAT if you can get 3.5 or better you could be looking at upper T14. Srsly.

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Re: t14 chances

Postby sharktankdean » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:19 pm

wait u are an AA male with a 173/3.3 ...u really should not be worried about getting into a top 14 school cuz with a good/great PS and DS you could get into Harvard (based on prior cycles...when this cycle plays out you can compare)

I would say apply to Harvard down. Not sure about YS though. But could throw an app at S. they have accepted urms with your #'s b4.

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Re: t14 chances

Postby spleenworship » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:34 pm

nomnomaments wrote:do you think some schools in t14 will not care that much about my relatively low gpa and weak softs?



they don't care about your softs.

but they will care about your GPA.

HTH

ETA: forgot you were URM... they really won't care. Get your GPA up if you can, but other than that, apply to the entire T14 and enjoy one of the T6 with those numbers, probably with a scholarship.
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Re: t14 chances

Postby woeisme » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:51 pm

You're african american with a 173 ... you definitely have a VERY good shot at getting into at least one T14. Apply to all that interest you, it wouldn't be a wasted application fee.
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Re: t14 chances

Postby Br3v » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:37 pm

woeisme wrote:You're african american male with a 173 ... you definitely have a VERY good shot at getting into at least one T14. Apply to all that interest you, it wouldn't be a wasted application fee.


+1

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Re: t14 chances

Postby nomnomaments » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:50 pm

should i consider taking easy community college classes this summer? im on an upward trend, i could maybe get my gpa up to 3.4 by next year/cycle if i continue at this pace. thanks for the input everyone it really helps :D or will taking classes not at my current undergrad but at a cc this summer look super obvious. oh and is lawschoolnumbers accurate? like verified somehow?

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Re: t14 chances

Postby spleenworship » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:56 pm

nomnomaments wrote:should i consider taking easy community college classes this summer? im on an upward trend, i could maybe get my gpa up to 3.4 by next year/cycle if i continue at this pace. thanks for the input everyone it really helps :D or will taking classes not at my current undergrad but at a cc this summer look super obvious. oh and is lawschoolnumbers accurate? like verified somehow?


lawschoolnumbers aren't verified, but fairly accurate.

lawschoolpredictor is not so good for URM.

And I seriously don't think they'll care if it is obvious... seriously, it'll just make you look like a go getter. Just get it done before your BA is awarded or they won't count.

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Re: t14 chances

Postby Br3v » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:27 pm

nomnomaments wrote:should i consider taking easy community college classes this summer? im on an upward trend, i could maybe get my gpa up to 3.4 by next year/cycle if i continue at this pace. thanks for the input everyone it really helps :D or will taking classes not at my current undergrad but at a cc this summer look super obvious. oh and is lawschoolnumbers accurate? like verified somehow?


bump up that gpa

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Re: t14 chances

Postby de5igual » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:31 pm

nomnomaments wrote:do you think some schools in t14 will not care that much about my relatively low gpa and weak softs?


as an a.a. male, you currently have one of the best softs in the law school admission game

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Re: t14 chances

Postby nomnomaments » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:03 pm

currently bumping up that gpa, any chances on T10 with scholarship money maybe? :)

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Re: t14 chances

Postby Br3v » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:07 pm

nomnomaments wrote:currently bumping up that gpa, any chances on T10 with scholarship money maybe? :)


For in with $, I would say mayyyyybe if you can get that gpa close to a 3.6 and submit early. But without money I think you stand a very good chance at getting in many T10

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Re: t14 chances

Postby Total Litigator » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:31 pm

This is not meant to be insulting at all, I just think it's important for you to realize:

As an African American with a 173, you find yourself in a very elite club. I'm talking VIP. There are probably only about 25 AA's this year with an LSAT better than yours.

Don't sell yourself short. Harvard is a distinct possibility, Yale is possible with a compelling PS, and money at a T10 is all but inevitible.

Congrats on the score!

http://www.jbhe.com/news_views/51_gradu ... _test.html (statistics are out of date, but indicative)

"In 2004, 10,370 blacks took the LSAT examination. Only 29 blacks, or 0.3 percent of all LSAT test takers, scored 170 or above"




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