MA/male/3.91 GPA - what LSAT?

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WillieMcTell
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MA/male/3.91 GPA - what LSAT?

Postby WillieMcTell » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:11 pm

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and fairly new to researching the whole law school admissions game. I have not taken the LSAT yet - would be looking to do so in June. I'm just curious about what kind of score I would need to get to have a good chance at a top 6 law school? Do MA males get a URM boost, or would I still need to get in the 75th percentile of a school to have a good shot?

Background:
Mexican American
Male
Graduated from a top 5 undergrad in 2010
3.91 GPA, Phi Beta Kappa, typical honors stuff
post-graduation: 3 years of working, first in consulting then in marketing. wrote, directed, produced 3 super low budget short films in 2012 (so... nothing special, but hopefully nothing that will detract?)


In general, I would say my non-GPA/LSAT factors aren't going to be very special or outstanding.

Thanks for any feedback!

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twenty
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Re: MA/male/3.91 GPA - what LSAT?

Postby twenty » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:15 pm

A 163 or so would probably get you in to most of the T14, 165 would give you a solid shot at Harvard, 167-169 gets you into Stanford, and 170+ is Yale.

Go check out the stickies at the top of this forum -- people are not going to be super responsive towards you until you have a real LSAT score.

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Teflon_Don
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Re: MA/male/3.91 GPA - what LSAT?

Postby Teflon_Don » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:21 pm

I'm a 169/3.9 MA, check out my cycle in my profile if you want to see what that's doing for me. Shoot for 170+ and you'll be a lock at almost everywhere, IMO. As far as T6 is concerned, I've landed NYU & just received the Harvard JS1 last week, good luck to you!!

WillieMcTell
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Re: MA/male/3.91 GPA - what LSAT?

Postby WillieMcTell » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:34 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I'm looking forward to the process and figuring out if this is the right move for me at this time, and I greatly appreciate any advice thrown my way.

And Teflon, congrats on getting into some great schools.

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Nova
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Re: MA/male/3.91 GPA - what LSAT?

Postby Nova » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:19 pm

Just do the best you can.

Try not to take your URM boost into consideration while preparing for the LSAT.




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