Chances at T-14?

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hopefullya1L
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Chances at T-14?

Postby hopefullya1L » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:09 pm

Hey all, chance me?
Latina female
LSAT: 168
GPA: 3.72
softs: strong, 2 yrs out, unique job, prestigious awards/prizes during undergrad
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principalagent
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Re: Chances at T-14?

Postby principalagent » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:51 am

I just noticed this thread, but I think people have probably passed it by because a T14 with $$$ is very likely with your stats, and you have a solid shot at HYS.

The only thing that may get in the way of a really great cycle is the question of how big is the non-MA/PR Latinx bump. If it's as big, then you're golden. If it's not as big, you'll still probably beat your numbers for diversity's sake, but not by as much.

hopefullya1L
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Re: Chances at T-14?

Postby hopefullya1L » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:00 pm

principalagent wrote:The only thing that may get in the way of a really great cycle is the question of how big is the non-MA/PR Latinx bump. If it's as big, then you're golden. If it's not as big, you'll still probably beat your numbers for diversity's sake, but not by as much.


Thanks for your helpful response. I've never posted to this forum before but I've been lurking for a while it seems that the only [hispanic] groups that qualify as URM's for law school admissions purposes are Mexican-Americans and Puerto Ricans, right? I suppose it makes sense for numbers sake but I feel like many of the disadvantages/hardships are similar across the Latinx immigrant community.

jdanz
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Re: Chances at T-14?

Postby jdanz » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:20 pm

I don't think the non-MA/PR Latinx bump is as big, but I do think there is still a bump. I'm also South American with slightly higher stats and I got into H (although this was off the WL) and other T14s with $$. However, I don't know if my experience is the best example of the bump though since I literally wrote no diversity statement and felt like my softs were below average. The non-MA/PR Latinx bump might actually be bigger if you can really sell it. But if I had to guess, you're most likely out at HYS and have a decent shot at most of the other T14s (maybe except Columbia because they tend to like higher LSATs). I'd still shoot for a retake regardless though for scholarship purposes. Also feel free to PM me for more details. Good luck!




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