3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

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3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby lflrs24 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:13 pm

Hello everyone! I'm a first time poster and I plan to apply to law school next cycle (2015-2016). I'm a Hispanic male (Central American) and I'm graduating from a T5 public school. Ideally, I would like to attend a T14. I have a 3.7 GPA and a 163 lsat. I plan to retake this June. I am open to most markets (have California ties) and I am considering a wide range of schools. What are my chances for a T14 acceptance? What other schools would I be able to get good scholarship offers from? Thanks for the help!
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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby PoopNpants » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:20 pm

You should really check if you get much of a URM boost, from what I understand only mexican-americans and puerto-rican americans get a URM boost. But your GPA is pretty good so get a +170 and you should be good regardless

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby lflrs24 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:29 pm

PoopNpants wrote:You should really check if you get much of a URM boost, from what I understand only mexican-americans and puerto-rican americans get a URM boost. But your GPA is pretty good so get a +170 and you should be good regardless



Thanks for the input! And I'm not quite sure how the Hispanic URM boost works. Some applications ask me to distinguish whether I'm Mexican/Chicano and some just ask if I'm Hispanic. Anyway, I'm not counting on much of a URM boost, if any.

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:48 pm

Hispanic boost varies by school.

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby lflrs24 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:54 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Hispanic boost varies by school.


Yeah that's what I've heard so I won't bank on too much of a boost.

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby Clemenceau » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:58 pm

Graduating from a top 5 school with a solid gpa? You gotta be able to find some better career options than applying to law school, especially with just a 163. Thats like pissing on an ivy league diploma

Edit: just saw that you said top 5 public school. Not really sure if that means like berkeley or like penn state. Either way retake if you're going to law school
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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:58 pm

Some law schools treat all Hispanics as URM applicants, others focus on Mexican-Americans & PRs. The good news is that, to the best of my knowledge, most law schools give all Hispanics extra consideration.

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:59 pm

I doubt that his degree is from an Ivy; I think that it's a top 5 public university.

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby PoopNpants » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:08 pm

Top 5 Public like Michigan, Cal, UVA and Uconn I'm guessin

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:18 pm

Probably UCal-Berkeley or UCLA.

USNews Top 5 Public Universities: UCal-Berkeley, UCLA, Virginia, Michigan and UNC.

P.S. To the poster above: UConn is #19 among USNews top 30 (actually Top 34) public universities.

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby lflrs24 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:34 pm

Clemenceau wrote:Graduating from a top 5 school with a solid gpa? You gotta be able to find some better career options than applying to law school, especially with just a 163. Thats like pissing on an ivy league diploma

Edit: just saw that you said top 5 public school. Not really sure if that means like berkeley or like penn state. Either way retake if you're going to law school



I've done my fair share of research and spoken to people in law school + attorneys and I'm very comfortable with the idea of going to law school. Haha thanks for the advice though.

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby lflrs24 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:35 pm

I am retaking this June. What should I aim for in order to receive some consideration from T14's?

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby thatsnotmyname » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:00 pm

lflrs24 wrote:I am retaking this June. What should I aim for in order to receive some consideration from T14's?


You'll probably need a 168-169 to give yourself decent odds of admission to most of the lower T14 schools. A 169 will probably get you like $25k/year at a lower T14. Aim for a 171-172 to give yourself decent odds of admission to Columbia, Chicago, NYU. 174+ to give yourself a shot at Harvard. Yale and Stanford are probably out even with a 174+ given your GPA, but you never know.

Basically, just aim to score as high as possible.

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:04 pm

Your numbers are good enough for Cornell if regarded as a URM. Good shot at Georgetown, as well, but you'll probably need a higher LSAT score to get scholarship money.

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby PoopNpants » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:07 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Probably UCal-Berkeley or UCLA.

USNews Top 5 Public Universities: UCal-Berkeley, UCLA, Virginia, Michigan and UNC.

P.S. To the poster above: UConn is #19 among USNews top 30 (actually Top 34) public universities.


Hahaha I kno man, I just wanted to sneak my alma mater up there and see if I'd get called out. But basketball tho I'd say Uconn is top 5 without a doubt, 4 chips since '99

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby lflrs24 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:11 pm

thatsnotmyname wrote:
lflrs24 wrote:I am retaking this June. What should I aim for in order to receive some consideration from T14's?


You'll probably need a 168-169 to give yourself decent odds of admission to most of the lower T14 schools. A 169 will probably get you like $25k/year at a lower T14. Aim for a 171-172 to give yourself decent odds of admission to Columbia, Chicago, NYU. 174+ to give yourself a shot at Harvard. Yale and Stanford are probably out even with a 174+ given your GPA, but you never know.

Basically, just aim to score as high as possible.


My PT have been around 166-168 recently so I'll keep trying to score higher. Thanks for the advice!

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby lflrs24 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:12 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Your numbers are good enough for Cornell if regarded as a URM. Good shot at Georgetown, as well, but you'll probably need a higher LSAT score to get scholarship money.


Good to know! I plan to apply to a few T30s in search of scholarship money.

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Re: 3.7, 163 LSAT, Hispanic Male Chances

Postby thatsnotmyname » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:18 pm

PoopNpants wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Probably UCal-Berkeley or UCLA.

USNews Top 5 Public Universities: UCal-Berkeley, UCLA, Virginia, Michigan and UNC.

P.S. To the poster above: UConn is #19 among USNews top 30 (actually Top 34) public universities.


Hahaha I kno man, I just wanted to sneak my alma mater up there and see if I'd get called out. But basketball tho I'd say Uconn is top 5 without a doubt, 4 chips since '99


UConn is not a Top 5 college basketball program all-time. UConn did not reach their first Final Four until 1999. They've been strong since then, but all-time they'd still be behind: Kentucky, UNC, Kansas, UCLA, and Indiana when it comes to just public schools. If you include private schools, I'd place them behind Duke all-time too. I think UConn could come into the conversation after that along with a couple of other schools. So I'd say UConn is almost a Top 5 all-time public school basketball program.

If you want to do since just '99 that changes things and UConn would shoot up the list.




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