URM hispanic applicant with average numbers (so far)

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URM_lawnerd
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URM hispanic applicant with average numbers (so far)

Postby URM_lawnerd » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:36 pm

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I posted this in "What are my chances at..." but perhaps it belongs here instead:

So I don't have strong numbers yet (I'm retaking LSAT in December, so chill out bros), but I wanted to know what sort of schools yall think I can get into with my current stats.

3.4 GPA - slightly under 3.0 first three semesters as engineering major at a top 15 engineering school, then around 3.9 the remaining semesters as a political science major. already wrote the GPA addendum
September LSAT 160 - highest PT was 163, felt like I scored at least 165 on test day, so with more Logic Games studying until December I'm sure I'll improve.
URM hispanic with significant obstacles I've overcome
No qualms with ED'ing to T14 schools

As I posted yesterday in another thread, I've received fee waivers to my huge list of over 30 schools save for 3 schools, which I'm sure I can ask for a fee waiver.

ood
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Re: URM hispanic applicant with average numbers (so far)

Postby ood » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:10 am

If you can afford the fees, apply to the lower half of T24.

grades??
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Re: URM hispanic applicant with average numbers (so far)

Postby grades?? » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:24 am

Out at any of the t14s

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Re: URM hispanic applicant with average numbers (so far)

Postby lgsb2014 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:43 pm

URM_lawnerd wrote:####
I posted this in "What are my chances at..." but perhaps it belongs here instead:

So I don't have strong numbers yet (I'm retaking LSAT in December, so chill out bros), but I wanted to know what sort of schools yall think I can get into with my current stats.

3.4 GPA - slightly under 3.0 first three semesters as engineering major at a top 15 engineering school, then around 3.9 the remaining semesters as a political science major. already wrote the GPA addendum
September LSAT 160 - highest PT was 163, felt like I scored at least 165 on test day, so with more Logic Games studying until December I'm sure I'll improve.
URM hispanic with significant obstacles I've overcome
No qualms with ED'ing to T14 schools

As I posted yesterday in another thread, I've received fee waivers to my huge list of over 30 schools save for 3 schools, which I'm sure I can ask for a fee waiver.


I know of someone with a 3.4 with a 160-163 that got into Boalt. Anything is possible, apply everywhere.

bearlylegal
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Re: URM hispanic applicant with average numbers (so far)

Postby bearlylegal » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:11 am

I had just below a 3.0 (strong upward trend but disastrous first year) with a 163 as a Latino applicant and have gotten nothing but acceptances (haven't heard back from anything between 1-16 in rank yet though). It's worth a shot- law school numbers lets you visit the school pages and see what % of applicants similar to your have been accepted, I based my applications on that so I could avoid wasting money on schools that have accepted 0% of similar applicants, but a few T-14 schools had me above a 20% chance (so slim, but not impossible).

Good luck.

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Re: URM hispanic applicant with average numbers (so far)

Postby poptart123 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:14 am

My first app was 160/3.7 and the highest I got into was ND at half FWIW. WL at Vandy and UT. I would probably retake depending on your goals.

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Re: URM hispanic applicant with average numbers (so far)

Postby URM_lawnerd » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:45 pm

bearlylegal wrote:I had just below a 3.0 (strong upward trend but disastrous first year) with a 163 as a Latino applicant and have gotten nothing but acceptances (haven't heard back from anything between 1-16 in rank yet though). It's worth a shot- law school numbers lets you visit the school pages and see what % of applicants similar to your have been accepted, I based my applications on that so I could avoid wasting money on schools that have accepted 0% of similar applicants, but a few T-14 schools had me above a 20% chance (so slim, but not impossible).

Good luck.


Thanks bearlylegal! I'm glad you've gotten many acceptances; that's always reassuring. I think if you just wait it out a month or two you'll start seeing some T14 acceptances. I plan on availing myself of some Early Decision applications, so that might help as well. Good luck!

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Re: URM hispanic applicant with average numbers (so far)

Postby URM_lawnerd » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:51 pm

lgsb2014 wrote:
URM_lawnerd wrote:####
I posted this in "What are my chances at..." but perhaps it belongs here instead:

So I don't have strong numbers yet (I'm retaking LSAT in December, so chill out bros), but I wanted to know what sort of schools yall think I can get into with my current stats.

3.4 GPA - slightly under 3.0 first three semesters as engineering major at a top 15 engineering school, then around 3.9 the remaining semesters as a political science major. already wrote the GPA addendum
September LSAT 160 - highest PT was 163, felt like I scored at least 165 on test day, so with more Logic Games studying until December I'm sure I'll improve.
URM hispanic with significant obstacles I've overcome
No qualms with ED'ing to T14 schools

As I posted yesterday in another thread, I've received fee waivers to my huge list of over 30 schools save for 3 schools, which I'm sure I can ask for a fee waiver.


I know of someone with a 3.4 with a 160-163 that got into Boalt. Anything is possible, apply everywhere.


Wow lucky applicant! thanks for the anecdote! Berkeley isn't necessarily somewhere I'm excited to go, but it's definitely a great school. I believe 110% in applying to as many schools as is reasonable; I have a decent-paying job and all I'm paying for is the law school reports (which are still somewhat expensive and a racket). I'm applying to several T14s, and ED'ing to one specific T14 to which I have a connection through a professor (who's writing one of my LORs). Let's hope for the best on tomorrow's LSAT and for what the future holds!




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