URM, lots of experience

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luuma
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URM, lots of experience

Postby luuma » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:50 pm

thanks
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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby Nucky » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:03 pm

luuma wrote:Hi all,
I was wondering what you thought of this list in regards to my chances..

About me:
First LSAT: 153, Second: Cancel, Third: 155 (really bummed because I was PTing in the 160s)
Bronx, NY (socioeconomic, included in DS)
Single immigrant mother
Afro-Hispanic
Double major with minor (int'l business and economics)
2 study abroads
1 internship abroad (law firm)
1 internship at a well known corporation
Currently working at a big law firm as an assistant.
VERY involved in school, and worked throughout.

I'm trying to cut my school apps down, which should I delete? I REALLY want Fordham.

What do you think my chances are for the following:


American
BK Law
Boston College
Boston University
Cardozo
Columbia
Cornell
Duke
Emory
Fordham
George Washington
Georgetown
Northwestern
Notre Dame
NYU
St. John's
U Chicago
U Michigan
U Pennsylvania
U Virginia
U Washington
Washington and Lee



Retake. Your cancellation does not count toward the three attempt limit.

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby SparkyZZZ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:12 pm

Definitely agree with the retake. It is hard to guess.

However, if you are set on Fall 2014, here are my guesses based on LSAT:


In:
American
St. John's
George Washington
Emory
U of Washington
Washington and Lee
Cardoza
Fordham

Possible:
BC
BU

Retake LSAT:
The rest
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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby AAJD2B » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:13 pm

Canceling does count against your three time limit. Absence does not.

luuma, I think you have a solid shot at Fordham and should apply.

Of the top 14 in your bunch, I think you should apply to Michigan, Duke, Penn and Cornell. You're more than likely looking at a WL or Rejection from Columbia, Chicago, UVA and NYU. If you decide to send those apps out, make sure you write an LSAT and GPA addendum and have a strong application and letters of recommendation.

URM cycles are the most unpredictable. Good luck!

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby californiauser » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:44 pm

Most likely out at T14 unless your story is truly exceptional. Good/OK chance at all others. I'd recommend a retake for 160+.

What are your career goals?

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby jrd93 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:53 pm

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby luuma » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:32 pm



Retake. Your cancellation does not count toward the three attempt limit.


It does count.. I'd have to wait until June to pass the 2 year limit. And I'd really like to apply for the 2014 cycle.

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby luuma » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:33 pm

SparkyZZZ wrote:Definitely agree with the retake. It is hard to guess.

However, if you are set on Fall 2014, here are my guesses based on LSAT:


In:
American
St. John's
George Washington
Emory
U of Washington
Washington and Lee
Cardoza
Fordham

Possible:
BC
BU

Retake LSAT:
The rest


Thank you. I'll retake in June if I get a hopeful looking WL.

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby luuma » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:34 pm

AAJD2B wrote:Canceling does count against your three time limit. Absence does not.

luuma, I think you have a solid shot at Fordham and should apply.

Of the top 14 in your bunch, I think you should apply to Michigan, Duke, Penn and Cornell. You're more than likely looking at a WL or Rejection from Columbia, Chicago, UVA and NYU. If you decide to send those apps out, make sure you write an LSAT and GPA addendum and have a strong application and letters of recommendation.

URM cycles are the most unpredictable. Good luck!


Thanks so much! You're right, upon sifting through LSN.. I've seen scattered numbers on the graphs. But I guess it keeps me hopeful. I might yank NYU and UVA off.

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby luuma » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:37 pm

californiauser wrote:Most likely out at T14 unless your story is truly exceptional. Good/OK chance at all others. I'd recommend a retake for 160+.

What are your career goals?


Thank you. As for career goals.. I'm really interested in both the private and public sector (regulation side), and super long term I like the idea of politics.

jrd93 wrote: ED Cornell.

I think it's too late for that.. I definitely would have done that if I could have, back in October!

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby Kimikho » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:45 pm

luuma wrote:
SparkyZZZ wrote:Definitely agree with the retake. It is hard to guess.

However, if you are set on Fall 2014, here are my guesses based on LSAT:


In:
American
St. John's
George Washington
Emory
U of Washington
Washington and Lee
Cardoza
Fordham

Possible:
BC
BU

Retake LSAT:
The rest


Thank you. I'll retake in June if I get a hopeful looking WL.


UW is a stretch with that GPA

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby arexniba » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:48 pm

Why omit any of those schools from your list?
Sometimes there's always that chance. You have nothing to lose besides a few bucks.

Good luck.

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby wlee1220 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:19 pm

Your numbers are pretty close to mine when I applied in 2012. I decided to sit it out and retake, and I think you should too, but here goes:

Admit:
Michigan
Wake Forest $$
UGA $$
Georgia State $$
Howard $$$ (with crazy stips)

WL/admit:
Emory
Indiana-Bloomington
W & L
Maryland
Boston U

WL/Reject:
Penn
NYU
Columbia

Reject:
Chicago
Rutgers C (still pissed at this one)
Georgetown

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby SparkyZZZ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:41 pm

Yeah, Scoobers... I was on the bubble with U of Washington.

Wlee...don't sweat Rutgers C. I am sure they knew you wouldn't pick them and they didn't want you making their selectivity numbers dip when you inevitably rejected them.

I still think the OP should wait and retake...I took an LSAT prep class and raised my score 10+ points. Yeah, it was pricey...but I am more than making up for it in scholarship $$$. When else can 1-2K$ save you potentially tens of thousands.

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby luuma » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:55 am

arexniba wrote:Why omit any of those schools from your list?
Sometimes there's always that chance. You have nothing to lose besides a few bucks.

Good luck.



Thanks, that's a good outlook...

wlee1220 wrote:Your numbers are pretty close to mine when I applied in 2012. I decided to sit it out and retake, and I think you should too, but here goes:

Admit:
Michigan
Wake Forest $$
UGA $$
Georgia State $$
Howard $$$ (with crazy stips)

WL/admit:
Emory
Indiana-Bloomington
W & L
Maryland
Boston U

WL/Reject:
Penn
NYU
Columbia

Reject:
Chicago
Rutgers C (still pissed at this one)
Georgetown


Thanks so much for sharing your stats! Michigan looks amazing! I agree with SparkyZZZ, they knew you wouldn't go anyway. I've heard of SO many stories like this. Psh!

I'd have to wait it out until June to retake a fourth time. And I'm a little concerned that a fourth take could look bad.. But if this cycle does not go well then I won't have a choice anyway but to wait and reapply in October.

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby luuma » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:54 pm

Just wanted to give ya'll a heads up.. So far in at W&L (exactly 15 days later), and was asked to interview with an admissions officer at WUSTL. These are my first two responses.. Looking good 8) . I'll set up an LSN account to give other URMs some hope/stats.

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:36 pm

luuma wrote:Just wanted to give ya'll a heads up.. So far in at W&L (exactly 15 days later), and was asked to interview with an admissions officer at WUSTL. These are my first two responses.. Looking good 8) . I'll set up an LSN account to give other URMs some hope/stats.


Congrats!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby femmefatale » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:21 pm

luuma wrote:Just wanted to give ya'll a heads up.. So far in at W&L (exactly 15 days later), and was asked to interview with an admissions officer at WUSTL. These are my first two responses.. Looking good 8) . I'll set up an LSN account to give other URMs some hope/stats.


Awesome! Congrats!!

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby Nova » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:01 am

Most likely youll be looking at T1 near sticker. Retake in June to possibly get better offers at the end of this cycle. If you do significantly better on the June lsat, sitting out and applying early would probably be your best option

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Re: 3.15 (3.42) / 155 LSAT, URM, lots of experience

Postby Nova » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:06 am

luuma wrote:I'd have to wait it out until June to retake a fourth time. And I'm a little concerned that a fourth take could look bad..

Don't worry about this. Generally, how many times you retake is irrelevant. All that matters is your highest score




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