How much does URM status affect LS admissions chances?

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olikatz
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How much does URM status affect LS admissions chances?

Postby olikatz » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:07 pm

I know I am not the first to ask this, but I was wondering how much it raises my chances. I am a URM with a 3.3 GPA no LSAT score yet, but assuming I can reach my goal of 165, how much can URM status help? Is there a general percentage boost in chance? I live in Southern California and I'd like to think there are more URMs attending law school in this area so would it not help in a situation in which I'm applying to a school with many more URMs than the average school?

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Re: How much does URM status affect LS admissions chances?

Postby USayinBoalt » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:17 pm

You would actually be surprised at how few URMs (especially AA's) are currently attending some of the top schools in California. You could see a pretty thorough breakdown here http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/

Just input the school and click on the demographics tab




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