Chances as a URM

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revlawyer
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Chances as a URM

Postby revlawyer » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:04 am

What are my chances. I just applied. URM, 3.86, 153, Honor societies, Washington internship, strong rx
Berkeley
Minnesota
Emory
George Washington
Washington and Lee
William and Mary
Wake Forest
Temple
Colorado
UC Hastings
Florida
Ohio State
Indiana - Bloomington
Case Western
Cincinnati
Buffalo

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John_rizzy_rawls
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Re: Chances as a URM

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:26 am

With that GPA, as a URM, a retake is by far the best option. Even a 7 point increase would make you competitive everywhere except YSH.

Chances with your current LSAT: http://myLSN.info/22foz5
Chances with a ~160: http://myLSN.info/6ytkje

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BlaqBella
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Re: Chances as a URM

Postby BlaqBella » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:53 pm

What type of URM?

revlawyer
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Re: Chances as a URM

Postby revlawyer » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:26 pm

Puerto Rican.

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Typhoon24
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Re: Chances as a URM

Postby Typhoon24 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:24 pm

pls dont waste such a good gpa on that LSAT score. Retake for at least a 160, it's definitely possible and will be 50x more rewarding.

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JXander
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Re: Chances as a URM

Postby JXander » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:29 pm

revlawyer wrote:What are my chances. I just applied. URM, 3.86, 153, Honor societies, Washington internship, strong rx
Berkeley
Minnesota
Emory
George Washington
Washington and Lee
William and Mary
Wake Forest
Temple
Colorado
UC Hastings
Florida
Ohio State
Indiana - Bloomington
Case Western
Cincinnati
Buffalo

These may depend on how well you can play up your softs and minority status in your personal/diversity statement(s).

I have the exact same GPA as you, almost the same LSAT, and URM status, too. If you are opposed to retaking (like I was), I think you have the best chances at Emory, W&L, Case Western, and Minnesota.

Good luck.

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JayJones78
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Re: Chances as a URM

Postby JayJones78 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:20 pm

Follow my LSN (the link is in my profile). We have similar numbers (kind of. I'm 3.41/151 AA male). From your list I already heard from W&L (admit) and UMin (reject) but I applied to some of the schools you listed.
Good luck!

revlawyer
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Re: Chances as a URM

Postby revlawyer » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:54 pm

Thanks for the input. I'll see how the chips fall this cycle and make a decision from there.




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