Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

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jejose2
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Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby jejose2 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:26 pm

Hi all first time poster.

I'm a black male 3.3 GPA from a Top 20 UG University. Taken the LSAT 3 Times highest score I could manage was a 152. Not a very good standardized test taker. I would take it 4 times but at this point I would like to move on with my life. 2 years working at Fortune 500 right after graduation with promotions and LOR's from Managers and Professors. T-14 is a plus, but not the end all be all for me. Moreso looking at big southern regional schools like UGA and UNC (Top Choice).

Any advice, tips, concerns? Could really use y'alls insight.

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Prudence
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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby Prudence » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:41 pm

jejose2 wrote:Hi all first time poster.

I'm a black male 3.3 GPA from a Top 20 UG University. Taken the LSAT 3 Times highest score I could manage was a 152. Not a very good standardized test taker. I would take it 4 times but at this point I would like to move on with my life. 2 years working at Fortune 500 right after graduation with promotions and LOR's from Managers and Professors. T-14 is a plus, but not the end all be all for me. Moreso looking at big southern regional schools like UGA and UNC (Top Choice).

Any advice, tips, concerns? Could really use y'alls insight.


Just wondering have you looked into a lsat teat prep company? Blueprint lsat was great for me ! Although I would say test prep courses will help you lay the foundation and understand the test a bit better.

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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby mmart207 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:45 pm

Being black will definitely help. Stats aren't that good, so your essays and letters need to be on point. Just apply. If you don't like the results, retake.

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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby jejose2 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:47 pm

Prudence wrote:
jejose2 wrote:Hi all first time poster.

I'm a black male 3.3 GPA from a Top 20 UG University. Taken the LSAT 3 Times highest score I could manage was a 152. Not a very good standardized test taker. I would take it 4 times but at this point I would like to move on with my life. 2 years working at Fortune 500 right after graduation with promotions and LOR's from Managers and Professors. T-14 is a plus, but not the end all be all for me. Moreso looking at big southern regional schools like UGA and UNC (Top Choice).

Any advice, tips, concerns? Could really use y'alls insight.


Just wondering have you looked into a lsat teat prep company? Blueprint lsat was great for me ! Although I would say test prep courses will help you lay the foundation and understand the test a bit better.


I've used private tutors. They helped to an extent maybe it's time a invest in a class. Only problem with classes is lump sum payment at the beginning. There was a bit more flexibility with tutors in terms of payment.

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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby feralflamingo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:58 pm

jejose2 wrote:Hi all first time poster.

I'm a black male 3.3 GPA from a Top 20 UG University. Taken the LSAT 3 Times highest score I could manage was a 152. Not a very good standardized test taker. I would take it 4 times but at this point I would like to move on with my life. 2 years working at Fortune 500 right after graduation with promotions and LOR's from Managers and Professors. T-14 is a plus, but not the end all be all for me. Moreso looking at big southern regional schools like UGA and UNC (Top Choice).

Any advice, tips, concerns? Could really use y'alls insight.


Working at that Fortune 500 sounds a lot better to me than law school at the point you're at, but besides that how many practice tests have you taken? Do you take full ones?
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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby Prudence » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:00 pm

jejose2 wrote:
Prudence wrote:
jejose2 wrote:Hi all first time poster.

I'm a black male 3.3 GPA from a Top 20 UG University. Taken the LSAT 3 Times highest score I could manage was a 152. Not a very good standardized test taker. I would take it 4 times but at this point I would like to move on with my life. 2 years working at Fortune 500 right after graduation with promotions and LOR's from Managers and Professors. T-14 is a plus, but not the end all be all for me. Moreso looking at big southern regional schools like UGA and UNC (Top Choice).

Any advice, tips, concerns? Could really use y'alls insight.


Just wondering have you looked into a lsat teat prep company? Blueprint lsat was great for me ! Although I would say test prep courses will help you lay the foundation and understand the test a bit better.


I've used private tutors. They helped to an extent maybe it's time a invest in a class. Only problem with classes is lump sum payment at the beginning. There was a bit more flexibility with tutors in terms of payment.


I know blueprint allowed for monthly payment plans so 3 payments of $500 which is still pricey but an option is you’re considering retaking which you should if u want a solid shot at t-14. Typically people with 170+ do some kind of self study as well but i got a 164 (with a diagnostic of 147) so i am not an lsat pro but with a 3.8 i have a shot as an AA female. Check out some thread ms on how to break 170 as well Since those are pretty helpful too!

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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby Aspire » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:09 pm

I know it sucks, but you should retake. I firmly believe anyone can get at least a 160+ with enough effort. Especially you, coming from a T20 undergrad. I self studied from a 154 diagnostic to 159 September LSAT to 168 December LSAT. I would recommend 7sage, it is a good deal and they have the best methods imo. With a 163 I think you would have a solid shot at the T13. Just study until it clicks, there will be a breakthrough for you!

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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby Eman1994 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:35 pm

jejose2 wrote:Hi all first time poster.

I'm a black male 3.3 GPA from a Top 20 UG University. Taken the LSAT 3 Times highest score I could manage was a 152. Not a very good standardized test taker. I would take it 4 times but at this point I would like to move on with my life. 2 years working at Fortune 500 right after graduation with promotions and LOR's from Managers and Professors. T-14 is a plus, but not the end all be all for me. Moreso looking at big southern regional schools like UGA and UNC (Top Choice).

Any advice, tips, concerns? Could really use y'alls insight.


Don't rule out a 4th take man. I took the LSAT three times from December 2015 to December 2016 and scored a 156, 158, and a 159. I too was discouraged and thought I couldn't do any better. However, upon receiving some good advice (and having a lackluster cycle last year), I decided to take the test again and reapply. After drilling logic games for months and studying the PowerScore Reading Comprehension Bible I brought my score up to a 167. Now im sitting on an acceptance from Georgetown (which was my dream school that I got rejected from last cycle), a 150K scholly from Tulane, and 105K from Florida. I'm still waiting on like 17 schools to respond though (I applied to the entire T14 plus UCLA, USC, GW, and LSU). I'm so glad I didn't give up on the test because I knew I could do better and get the results I wanted. The LSAT is a learnable test and as you see yourself improve it can actually become somewhat enjoyable.
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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:59 pm

You can probably get into those schools. UGA/UNC. (maybe).

But it would be at full price. Is cost a factor?

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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby jejose2 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:12 pm

AaronCarter wrote:You can probably get into those schools. UGA/UNC. (maybe).

But it would be at full price. Is cost a factor?


Cost is a factor. TBH if it is full price, I may just wait till the next cycle and finally invest in a course. Def want to leave with the least amount of debt possible.

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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby jejose2 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:16 pm

Eman1994 wrote:
jejose2 wrote:Hi all first time poster.

I'm a black male 3.3 GPA from a Top 20 UG University. Taken the LSAT 3 Times highest score I could manage was a 152. Not a very good standardized test taker. I would take it 4 times but at this point I would like to move on with my life. 2 years working at Fortune 500 right after graduation with promotions and LOR's from Managers and Professors. T-14 is a plus, but not the end all be all for me. Moreso looking at big southern regional schools like UGA and UNC (Top Choice).

Any advice, tips, concerns? Could really use y'alls insight.


Don't rule out a 4th take man. I took the LSAT three times from December 2015 to December 2016 and scored a 156, 158, and a 159. I too was discouraged and thought I couldn't do any better. However, upon receiving some good advice (and having a lackluster cycle last year), I decided to take the test again and reapply. After drilling logic games for months and studying the PowerScore Reading Comprehension Bible I brought my score up to a 167. Now in sitting on an acceptance from Georgetown (which was my dream school that I got rejected from last cycle), a 150K school from Tulane, and 105K from Florida. I'm still waiting on like 17 schools to respond though (I applied to the entire T14 plus UCLA, USC, GW, and LSU). I'm so glad I didn't give up on the test because I knew I could do better and get the results I wanted. The LSAT is a learnable test and as you see yourself improve it can actually become somewhat enjoyable.


depending on what schools i get into and how much they're giving I'll eat the rejection and invest in a LSAT course. I've been using private tutors for the most part maybe that will help.

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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby mjb77 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:32 pm

Any acceptances? I'm in a similar boat

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Re: Black Male, 3.3GPA 152 LSAT

Postby Pomeranian » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:27 pm

Don't waste your URM status. Retake.




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