MA Female 165/3.83

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MA Female 165/3.83

Postby efresh88 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:44 am

LSAT - 165
GPA - 3.83 from Berkeley

URM - Yes: MA
Softs - Teach for America, disadvantaged background
Master's Degree in Elementary Education from ASU with 4.0

I am looking up a lot of different sites and getting conflicting answers. Any feedback about what my reach/target/safety schools should be would be of great help.

I am really looking at DC schools: Georgetown and George Washington, but really any T14 school would be amazing...do i have a shot?

Also how much help is it that I am a URM?

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Re: MA Female 165/3.83

Postby twenty » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:49 pm

It helps -- it's obviously not going to help as much as if you were AA, but the MA boost is pretty nice, too. You might not get HYS with those numbers (although H at least is worth the application fee), but you'll likely get at least one, if not all, of MVPB.

If you want to go to Georgetown, you're fairly close to a lock. Make sure they give you a lot of money to do so, though. Put in an application to all of the T14, minus maybe S/Y, and leverage offers against eachother.

LSN: http://gulc.lawschoolnumbers.com/applic ... ,8&type=jd

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Re: MA Female 165/3.83

Postby Rawlberto » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:33 pm

I say retake in October. Right now you're paying sticker at Georgetown. Try to break 170 and you will have better prospects with money.

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Re: MA Female 165/3.83

Postby JohnV » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:08 pm

efresh88 wrote:Softs - Teach for America, disadvantaged background


Does that count as a soft?

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Re: MA Female 165/3.83

Postby Verity » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:10 pm

efresh88 wrote:LSAT - 165
GPA - 3.83 from Berkeley

URM - Yes: MA
Softs - Teach for America, disadvantaged background
Master's Degree in Elementary Education from ASU with 4.0

I am looking up a lot of different sites and getting conflicting answers. Any feedback about what my reach/target/safety schools should be would be of great help.

I am really looking at DC schools: Georgetown and George Washington, but really any T14 school would be amazing...do i have a shot?

Also how much help is it that I am a URM?



You will get T14 with $$$. Apply to every T20.

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Re: MA Female 165/3.83

Postby Nova » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:13 pm

JohnV wrote:
efresh88 wrote:Softs - Teach for America, disadvantaged background


Does that count as a soft?


Yes

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Re: MA Female 165/3.83

Postby JohnV » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:16 pm

Nova wrote:
JohnV wrote:
efresh88 wrote:Softs - Teach for America, disadvantaged background


Does that count as a soft?


Yes


I always thought softs were another term for extra-curriculars. The only place I know that you can put something 'disadvatnaged background' is in a PS. Is there somewhere else that is applicable?

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Re: MA Female 165/3.83

Postby Nova » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:38 pm

JohnV wrote:
Nova wrote:
JohnV wrote:
efresh88 wrote:Softs - Teach for America, disadvantaged background


Does that count as a soft?


Yes


I always thought softs were another term for extra-curriculars.


I understand softs to be anything that [positively] distinguishes an applicant from the pack, excluding LSAT/GPA. Softs do not have to go on your resume, like military/work experience or ECs do. Diversity is a soft. That includes having a socioeconomically disadvantaged background,which is uncommon among applicants of law schools in general, and particularly of top law schools.

JohnV wrote:Is there somewhere else that is applicable?


a DS, perhaps.

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Re: MA Female 165/3.83

Postby DaRascal » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:15 am

Wow. A great LSAT score, a great GPA, and TFA?
I wish I had all that going for me right now.

Just going by everything I've seen on LSN I would think that would get into about half of the T14.

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Re: MA Female 165/3.83

Postby andreasmommy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:21 pm

I know a girl with similar stats (a tad lower than yours) and got into boalt and columbia this year. You just need to have stellar statements (DS, PS).

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Re: MA Female 165/3.83

Postby Nova » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:29 pm

DaRascal wrote:Wow. A great LSAT score, a great GPA, and TFA?
I wish I had all that going for me right now.

Just going by everything I've seen on LSN I would think that would get into about half of the T14.


This sounds about right.

Still, retaking and hitting median at T14s would equal acceptances + $$, across the board.



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