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Re: URM AA Female 166 3.52 GPA Top 14?

Postby blackandstrong » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:08 am

Most definitely. I would try Columbia, University of Chicago, and Northestern and below with your score. However, I think you should re-take. Because of your GPA--which is good--I think you should try to get that LSAT to a 168, and you'll be golden and you'll be enjoying your time at HYS next year.

Don't fret; you're an AA female, so there will definitely be a boost on the GPA and LSAT front. I would feel more comfortable if you got that LSAT up to a 168 though. (You have a decent shot at HYS as it is anyway. )

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Re: URM AA Female 166 3.52 GPA Top 14?

Postby URMLAW » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:13 am

I believe you will certainly be admitted to one of the top 14. Like I said in another post, it's difficult for me to believe people have not done the small amount of research to know what their odds are at getting into their preferred school. Still, there might be a situation I'm not aware of that has impeded you from doing this.

Anyway, I would send an application to every top 10 school in the country if I were you. Ask for fee waivers if you don't have the money. Don't rely solely on your urm status and prepare a strong application on every aspect.

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Re: URM AA Female 166 3.52 GPA Top 14?

Postby URMLAW » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:10 pm

I apologize. I understand it might sound rude. I hope it was not offensive to OP.

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Re: URM AA Female 166 3.52 GPA Top 14?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:20 pm

You have a decent shot at Harvard. My friend was admitted with a slightly higher GPA and lower LSAT. Do not be dumb and not apply to the T-6.

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Re: URM AA Female 166 3.52 GPA Top 14?

Postby mommalee » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:09 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:You have a decent shot at Harvard. My friend was admitted with a slightly higher GPA and lower LSAT. Do not be dumb and not apply to the T-6.


Is your friend a first generation college student/really great softs?

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Re: URM AA Female 166 3.52 GPA Top 14?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:14 pm

I don't think there was anything really special about her. She went directly from undergrad. In fact, she got an MBA from Harvard too. She was admitted almost everywhere she applied in the T-14. I don't know about Yale or Stanford though. She did the dual MBA/JD at Harvard in four years.

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Re: URM AA Female 166 3.52 GPA Top 14?

Postby Athlone McGinnis » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:01 pm

For statistical context:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=195443

In the 2010-2011 cycle there were 14,584 blacks who took the LSAT. Statistical analysis (normal distribution, standard deviation, etc) shows that less than 90 of them scored a 164 or above-you have a 166. This is more than 2.5 standard deviations above the AA mean, a level that perhaps 1 in every 3-400 AA LSAT takers manages to reach annually.

In this aforementioned cycle, HYS admitted 81 AA's between them, and that is to say nothing of the other 11 T14 schools (the T14 took 331 AAs in total). The average GPA of AA law school applicants was a 2.96-you have a 3.52. There are likely only 4 or 5 dozen other AA's with your score who will apply, and you can bet that many of them do not have a 3.52.

The question to be asked here is not if you are going to a T14 school (assuming your score is legit and you still have a desire to do so). It is merely which T14 you'll be attending.

Blanket the T14.

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