Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby jessicapoul » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:53 am

Thanks For Sharing

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby hcss11 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:50 am

Hi guys. So I recently looked at my undergrad transcripts and saw that I have a number of Ws for some semesters. Could this get me dinged from the T14 or am I being unreasonably pessimistic?

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby BoobGoddess » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:56 am

A lot of the URMs at my school flunked out the first semester. Hence, our school took in transfer students.

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby hcss11 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:07 pm

So are you saying the Ws won't be much of an impact? Or are you saying they're a predictor of failure once I get in somewhere?

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby greatspirit » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:19 pm

Along the lines of the recent poster...

So my LSAC GPA is a 2.92, and on my transcript are a few 1.0 range grades - despite everything averaging out to a non-horrendous GPA, should I be worried about the presence of those super low grades on my transcript?

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby hcss11 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:21 pm

Just took my first diagnostic (preptest 62, studying with The LSAT Trainer's 12-Week LSAT Study Schedule (here: http://bit.ly/2mZX2LI)).

RC: 12/27
LR(1): 14/26
LG: 4/23
LR(2): 14/26

Raw Score: 44
Reporting Score: 143

I'm looking for advice on how to improve 20-30 points by June. Helpful comments appreciated!

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby hcss11 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:46 pm

I'm definitely serious; I think I'd be doing myself a disservice not to practice enough to get the highest score possible. Thanks for the helpful advice!

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby brinicolec » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:39 am

greatspirit wrote:Along the lines of the recent poster...

So my LSAC GPA is a 2.92, and on my transcript are a few 1.0 range grades - despite everything averaging out to a non-horrendous GPA, should I be worried about the presence of those super low grades on my transcript?


Downward trend or upward trend? Any reason for the low grades?

I think it's more frowned upon when it's a downward trend (which I had for various reasons I didn't explain to adcomm lol). I also think it's one thing if you were just messing around and goofing off instead of doing work vs. some sort of thing going on in your life that interrupted the normal flow of things for you that you can explain to adcomm. Anyone else feel free to correct me/add on though.

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby Mr_Chukes » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:30 pm

brinicolec wrote:
greatspirit wrote:Along the lines of the recent poster...

So my LSAC GPA is a 2.92, and on my transcript are a few 1.0 range grades - despite everything averaging out to a non-horrendous GPA, should I be worried about the presence of those super low grades on my transcript?


Downward trend or upward trend? Any reason for the low grades?

I think it's more frowned upon when it's a downward trend (which I had for various reasons I didn't explain to adcomm lol). I also think it's one thing if you were just messing around and goofing off instead of doing work vs. some sort of thing going on in your life that interrupted the normal flow of things for you that you can explain to adcomm. Anyone else feel free to correct me/add on though.

Good to see you on here :).

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby brinicolec » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:13 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
greatspirit wrote:Along the lines of the recent poster...

So my LSAC GPA is a 2.92, and on my transcript are a few 1.0 range grades - despite everything averaging out to a non-horrendous GPA, should I be worried about the presence of those super low grades on my transcript?


Downward trend or upward trend? Any reason for the low grades?

I think it's more frowned upon when it's a downward trend (which I had for various reasons I didn't explain to adcomm lol). I also think it's one thing if you were just messing around and goofing off instead of doing work vs. some sort of thing going on in your life that interrupted the normal flow of things for you that you can explain to adcomm. Anyone else feel free to correct me/add on though.

Good to see you on here :).


:lol: I pop on every now and then.

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby jgloster » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:52 am

Athlone McGinnis are you on the RooshV forums?

Anyhow, this thread is freaking me out. My undergraduate GPA is sucky but I've been practicing the LSAT recently and getting above 170. i was considering applying to law school 5 years ago but went an alternate route instead. I'm thinking this is the time to apply and get some MONEY MONEY MONEY!

I didn't realize there were that few blacks with decent LSAT scores!

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby joeyjoe83 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:45 pm

Big Dog wrote:some numbers from a decade earlier...with some notes about mcat and gmat

http://www.jbhe.com/news_views/51_gradu ... _test.html


Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby cavsfan10001 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:55 am

Honestly, if you are AA and have a 3.0+ GPA you are pretty much guaranteed at least one T-14 acceptance with a Sept-Oct application and 158+ LSAT.

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby proteinshake » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:22 pm

cavsfan10001 wrote:Honestly, if you are AA and have a 3.0+ GPA you are pretty much guaranteed at least one T-14 acceptance with a Sept-Oct application and 158+ LSAT.

doubt it

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby L_William_W » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:00 pm

32 year old black male, mediocre LSAT, mediocre undergraduate GPA, nearly got academically dismissed from law school, passed NY bar on 3rd attempt.

My MBE went from 118.6 to a 149.3.

I'm so god damned tired of being treated in a condescending manner due to my skin color.

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby ThaBlackLord » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:56 pm

Does anyone have a link to last year data about Blacks and the LSAT? What LSAT score would put a Black mate at the top nationally?

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby Aspire » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:21 am

This is an interesting video for anyone who has time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Wz5UhsHKc

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby Aspire » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:53 am

Aspire wrote:This is an interesting video for anyone who has time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Wz5UhsHKc


At 34:25 he says 125 African-Americans scored over 170 in the last cycle. Huge disconnect from what has been said in this thread...

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby Vertigo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:18 am

Aspire wrote:
Aspire wrote:This is an interesting video for anyone who has time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Wz5UhsHKc


At 34:25 he says 125 African-Americans scored over 170 in the last cycle. Huge disconnect from what has been said in this thread...


Hey, thanks for sharing that video!

It seems like the scores of black test-takers aren't normally distributed.

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby Aspire » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:43 am

Vertigo wrote:
Aspire wrote:
Aspire wrote:This is an interesting video for anyone who has time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Wz5UhsHKc


At 34:25 he says 125 African-Americans scored over 170 in the last cycle. Huge disconnect from what has been said in this thread...


Hey, thanks for sharing that video!

It seems like the scores of black test-takers aren't normally distributed.


It would seem that way...

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby ThaBlackLord » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:50 am

Aspire wrote:This is an interesting video for anyone who has time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Wz5UhsHKc

This video has been uploaded in 2010. Many things can change in 8 years, which is why I asked if anyone has new data in order to see what it takes for a Black student to be at the top

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby AaronCarter » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:21 am

ThaBlackLord wrote:
Aspire wrote:This is an interesting video for anyone who has time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Wz5UhsHKc

This video has been uploaded in 2010. Many things can change in 8 years, which is why I asked if anyone has new data in order to see what it takes for a Black student to be at the top



It was uploaded in 2016

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby BrainsyK » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:28 am

AaronCarter wrote:It was uploaded in 2016


It was re-uploaded in 2016. The original from the actual UVA Law channel was uploaded in 2010.

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Re: Blacks and Law School: By The Numbers

Postby Aspire » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:52 am

BrainsyK wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:It was uploaded in 2016


It was re-uploaded in 2016. The original from the actual UVA Law channel was uploaded in 2010.


I didn’t realize it was originally a 2010 video. Applications are down since then.



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