Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

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andreasmommy
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Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby andreasmommy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:10 pm

GPA- 3.48
LSAT- 164
Mexican American
1st generation
single mom (I got pregnant my first semester of college at 18)
below poverty line


Please do not be rude, or mean, but realistic. I will be submitting a URM along with my Personal Statement, and an addendum to address a specific semester when my dad passed away. One LOR is from a district attorney I interned for, and another one is from a professor I was extremely close with. (so two strong letters)

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby thederangedwang » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:11 am

Maybe a shot at lower T-14. But your target range is 14-20.

I would apply to strong regional schools in your area, as well as ED to some lower T-14's.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby jrthor10 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:27 am

Pls retake. I had some the same stats before retaking and getting a 171. Even as a URM you stand to benefit a great deal from a retake.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby Nova » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:31 am

jrthor10 wrote: Even as a URM you stand to benefit a great deal from a retake.


Especially as a URM. The upside is even greater.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby andreasmommy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:45 pm

I was going to try to take the Oct. LSAT. and shoot for a 168. I would love to attend Boalt or UCLA/USC.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby bankruptedcasino » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:55 pm

andreasmommy wrote:I was going to try to take the Oct. LSAT. and shoot for a 168. I would love to attend Boalt or UCLA/USC.


Boalt is very grade-heavy and a 3.48 is below their 25th percentile. UCLA and USC are fine options and they'll take a URM at a 168 without looking twice.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:56 pm

If you hit the LSAT median at ANY school, you're in, except maybe Stanford.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby andreasmommy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:36 pm

Boalt does tend to favor grades over LSAT. They are also the only school that will take a GRE in lieu of an LSAT.

So just shoot for a higher LSAT, and stellar essays and I should be safe?

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby pearla » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:30 pm

andreasmommy wrote:Boalt does tend to favor grades over LSAT. They are also the only school that will take a GRE in lieu of an LSAT.

So just shoot for a higher LSAT, and stellar essays and I should be safe?



:shock: they would take a GRE in lieu of an LSAT? Where did you get that information?

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby Starscream15 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:35 pm

I may have missed this but is she trying for a T14? Because if not then she is probably solid for anything between 15-50.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby twenty » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:32 pm

http://myLSN.info/dispresults.php?sk=6r7bz

ED NYU?

You could probably get USC right now, and UCLA is a few points up from there, but I wouldn't attend either at sticker.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby andreasmommy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:21 am

pearla wrote:
andreasmommy wrote:Boalt does tend to favor grades over LSAT. They are also the only school that will take a GRE in lieu of an LSAT.

So just shoot for a higher LSAT, and stellar essays and I should be safe?



:shock: they would take a GRE in lieu of an LSAT? Where did you get that information?


I read it in a interview with the Dean. Boalt is one of the few law schools that have been public about wanting to get rid of the LSAT.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby andreasmommy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:22 am

Starscream15 wrote:I may have missed this but is she trying for a T14? Because if not then she is probably solid for anything between 15-50.


T14 is desirable, however schools that are 15-50 aren't bad either.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby andreasmommy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:24 am

twentypercentmore wrote:http://myLSN.info/dispresults.php?sk=6r7bz

ED NYU?

You could probably get USC right now, and UCLA is a few points up from there, but I wouldn't attend either at sticker.


Thank you, very helpful! UCLA is very tricky with acceptance, well so I have heard. My friend who got into Columbia was rejected from UCLA...

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby ru2486 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:27 am

congrats on those numbers, but RETAKE. you have a decent GPA and a fantastic lifestory that could get you into some of the best schools. what was your prep for that 164?

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:12 am

andreasmommy wrote:
pearla wrote:
andreasmommy wrote:Boalt does tend to favor grades over LSAT. They are also the only school that will take a GRE in lieu of an LSAT.

So just shoot for a higher LSAT, and stellar essays and I should be safe?



:shock: they would take a GRE in lieu of an LSAT? Where did you get that information?


I read it in a interview with the Dean. Boalt is one of the few law schools that have been public about wanting to get rid of the LSAT.

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/523.htm

are you sure that wasn't a reference to joint degree programs?

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby PMan99 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:43 am

bankruptedcasino wrote:
andreasmommy wrote:I was going to try to take the Oct. LSAT. and shoot for a 168. I would love to attend Boalt or UCLA/USC.


Boalt is very grade-heavy and a 3.48 is below their 25th percentile. UCLA and USC are fine options and they'll take a URM at a 168 without looking twice.


3.48 for a URM is fine at Boalt provided the LSAT is high enough.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby mattviphky » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:50 am

andreasmommy wrote:GPA- 3.48
LSAT- 164
Mexican American
1st generation
single mom (I got pregnant my first semester of college at 18)
below poverty line


Please do not be rude, or mean, but realistic. I will be submitting a URM along with my Personal Statement, and an addendum to address a specific semester when my dad passed away. One LOR is from a district attorney I interned for, and another one is from a professor I was extremely close with. (so two strong letters)


congrats on everything that you have accomplished. If you don't retake, I see you getting in to many great places. However, retaking would put you into even BETTER places, and probably with more MONEY. Plus, it couldn't hurt to just study and retake, anyways.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby andreasmommy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:37 pm

ru2486 wrote:congrats on those numbers, but RETAKE. you have a decent GPA and a fantastic lifestory that could get you into some of the best schools. what was your prep for that 164?



I am studying right now to retake. Studying on my own, spending 5 hours doing 20 questions. then after mastering my approach I picked up my speed. Any advice on how to raise a 164?

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby andreasmommy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:39 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
andreasmommy wrote:
pearla wrote:
andreasmommy wrote:Boalt does tend to favor grades over LSAT. They are also the only school that will take a GRE in lieu of an LSAT.

So just shoot for a higher LSAT, and stellar essays and I should be safe?



:shock: they would take a GRE in lieu of an LSAT? Where did you get that information?


I read it in a interview with the Dean. Boalt is one of the few law schools that have been public about wanting to get rid of the LSAT.

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/523.htm

are you sure that wasn't a reference to joint degree programs?


Not to sure, I just read that Boalt takes another exam (GRE) besides the LSAT. I've read it several places, don't remember where.

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby andreasmommy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:40 pm

PMan99 wrote:
bankruptedcasino wrote:
andreasmommy wrote:I was going to try to take the Oct. LSAT. and shoot for a 168. I would love to attend Boalt or UCLA/USC.


Boalt is very grade-heavy and a 3.48 is below their 25th percentile. UCLA and USC are fine options and they'll take a URM at a 168 without looking twice.


3.48 for a URM is fine at Boalt provided the LSAT is high enough.


What is the lsat median for a URM at UCLA/USC?

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby andreasmommy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:41 pm

mattviphky wrote:
andreasmommy wrote:GPA- 3.48
LSAT- 164
Mexican American
1st generation
single mom (I got pregnant my first semester of college at 18)
below poverty line


Please do not be rude, or mean, but realistic. I will be submitting a URM along with my Personal Statement, and an addendum to address a specific semester when my dad passed away. One LOR is from a district attorney I interned for, and another one is from a professor I was extremely close with. (so two strong letters)


congrats on everything that you have accomplished. If you don't retake, I see you getting in to many great places. However, retaking would put you into even BETTER places, and probably with more MONEY. Plus, it couldn't hurt to just study and retake, anyways.


Thank you! I appreciate your optimism. Crossing my fingers for the LA schools

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Re: Law school possibilities (3.48, 164)

Postby Nova » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:31 am

andreasmommy wrote:What is the lsat median for a URM at UCLA/USC?


That is unknown.




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