Native American LSAT score needed

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milosmom
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Native American LSAT score needed

Postby milosmom » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:41 pm

I am registered Cherokee, and have a lsdas gpa of 3.61 (in business). I had an extreme anxiety attack in June when I took the LSAT(now medicated) and scored 159. I just retook the LSAT and am nervous. I was PTing between 169 and 171 but I get very nervous on test day.

What schools am I looking at with my June score. What if I at least pulled off 165?

Thanks so much for the help, Im really working myself into a frenzy as I go over my essays and recommendations.

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Nova
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Re: Native American LSAT score needed

Postby Nova » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:43 pm

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=170051

http://www.mylsn.info
http://www.lawschoolnumber.com

Not going to entertain a sub 160 score, because if you dont beat it this time, the answer is still retake. Wont entertain a hypothetical because you get your new score in a few weeks.

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Re: Native American LSAT score needed

Postby subtle » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:36 pm

Nova wrote:http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=170051

http://www.mylsn.info
http://www.lawschoolnumber.com

Not going to entertain a sub 160 score, because if you dont beat it this time, the answer is still retake. Wont entertain a hypothetical because you get your new score in a few weeks.



Then why answer if you're not going to entertain these hypotheticals? Also, I've found that LSN is extremely unreliable for NAs.

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Nova
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Re: Native American LSAT score needed

Postby Nova » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:54 pm

subtle wrote:Then why answer if you're not going to entertain these hypotheticals?


Hypos take forever. The difference between 158/165/168/171 are vast. Aint nobody got time for that. Just sayin be patient. The scores will be out soon enough.

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Re: Native American LSAT score needed

Postby afitouri » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:49 pm

Retake. If you got a 165 with a 3.61 you'd have a chance almost anywhere, I think. Natives are by far the most under represented minority in academia.

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Re: Native American LSAT score needed

Postby serdog » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:53 pm

I'm NA my undergrad was 3.3 I got a 159 was reseved at Columbia until august(I will note that I do have petty cool soft for what it matters), Just sayin' that 3.61 is awesome if you get 165 you should go no lower then T-6

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Re: Native American LSAT score needed

Postby northwestgirl » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:17 am

serdog wrote:I'm NA my undergrad was 3.3 I got a 159 was reseved at Columbia until august(I will note that I do have petty cool soft for what it matters), Just sayin' that 3.61 is awesome if you get 165 you should go no lower then T-6


No disrespect, but is it just me or did pretty much ALL Natives get reserve at Columbia? (myself included).

First of all, (as I am sure OP is aware) don't think that simply box checking is going to get you that substantial of a "boost" if you can't supplement it with significant cultural involvement and/or interest in pursing Native law or scholarship at the law school (especially schools with active NALSA chapters, like Columbia) in your PS or diversity statement.

With that said, I scored between 155-157 and got into multiple T-14s (3.7X GPA). So APPLY EVERYWHERE (and apply as soon as possible). For real, there are so few Natives in the T-14 it makes me sad. But I agree that getting over 165 will certainly lock things down.

Good luck




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