I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

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Grad09
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I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby Grad09 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:19 pm

So my stats are at 3.42/168 URM (if you consider all hispanics URMs)

Top apps are at Penn, NW, UVA, Gtown

I was looking around lawschoolnumbers.com and it seems I have virtually no chance at any of these schools, especially this late in the cycle. I also applied to UCLA, USC, BU, Fordham, and BC, all of which I would like to go to and I'll take my chances at.

The BIG QUESTION: Do I have a shot at Gtown or UVA without applying ED? Do I have a shot with ED?
Is it worth forgetting about every other application I sent for admission to one of these two schools?
I am especially interested in National Security, which Gtown has a concentration in (I think) but I have never seen or visited any of these schools and I dont want to shoot myself in the foot by getting there and hating my life. That being said, I'm pretty easy to adapt to places so long as its not very rural.


Any thoughts? I really dont know where I want to practice and live afterwards, but its either SF, Boston, NY, or Miami.


Thanks A LOT for the help guys. The apps are due tomorrow.

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:24 pm

Grad09 wrote:So my stats are at 3.42/168 URM (if you consider all hispanics URMs)

Top apps are at Penn, NW, UVA, Gtown

I was looking around lawschoolnumbers.com and it seems I have virtually no chance at any of these schools, especially this late in the cycle. I also applied to UCLA, USC, BU, Fordham, and BC, all of which I would like to go to and I'll take my chances at.

The BIG QUESTION: Do I have a shot at Gtown or UVA without applying ED? Do I have a shot with ED?
Is it worth forgetting about every other application I sent for admission to one of these two schools?
I am especially interested in National Security, which Gtown has a concentration in (I think) but I have never seen or visited any of these schools and I dont want to shoot myself in the foot by getting there and hating my life. That being said, I'm pretty easy to adapt to places so long as its not very rural.


Any thoughts? I really dont know where I want to practice and live afterwards, but its either SF, Boston, NY, or Miami.


Thanks A LOT for the help guys. The apps are due tomorrow.

Tomorrow is UVA's ED deadline. Think about it.

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby Grad09 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:58 am

bump.... Does anyone else care to share their opinionon this matter?

Please? =)

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby im_blue » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:01 am

It would help if you tell us what kind of Hispanic you are. Not all get the same URM boost.

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:04 am

Grad09 wrote:So my stats are at 3.42/168 URM (if you consider all hispanics URMs)

This is a pretty important "if."

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby prelaw10 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:10 am

Gtown is supposedly "easier" to get into than UVA, if you really can't decide.

But it's ED so if you really want to go to UVA, you should apply there.

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby yeff » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:47 am

BaiAilian2013 wrote:
Grad09 wrote:So my stats are at 3.42/168 URM (if you consider all hispanics URMs)

This is a pretty important "if."

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby Grad09 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:12 am

im_blue wrote:It would help if you tell us what kind of Hispanic you are. Not all get the same URM boost.


I'm Cuban.

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby newyorker88 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:17 am

Grad09 wrote:
im_blue wrote:It would help if you tell us what kind of Hispanic you are. Not all get the same URM boost.


I'm Cuban.


You're not a URM.

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby im_blue » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:25 am

newyorker88 wrote:
Grad09 wrote:
im_blue wrote:It would help if you tell us what kind of Hispanic you are. Not all get the same URM boost.


I'm Cuban.


You're not a URM.


Yeah, no shot any of your 4 T14's, even with ED.

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby Grad09 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:19 am

im_blue wrote:
newyorker88 wrote:
Grad09 wrote:
im_blue wrote:It would help if you tell us what kind of Hispanic you are. Not all get the same URM boost.


I'm Cuban.


You're not a URM.


Yeah, no shot any of your 4 T14's, even with ED.


Really?

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby BenJ » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:17 am

Grad09 wrote:
im_blue wrote:
newyorker88 wrote:
Grad09 wrote:
I'm Cuban.


You're not a URM.


Yeah, no shot any of your 4 T14's, even with ED.


Really?


Really. Sorry :(

One of BU or BC might accept you. None of the others will (Fordham because they love early apps and appear to have given away all of their slots already; otherwise you'd get in). Your chances would go up immensely if you applied next cycle.
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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby Supernova » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:01 pm

If you wanted to ED to one or the other I would choose Gtown, simply because it's your best bet. Based on your UGPA/LSAT according to LSP you go from "Consider" to "Strong Consider" if you ED at GULC, but there is no change in your chances by applying ED to UVA FWIW.

Also, I'm not sure I buy this whole "only some hispanics are URM" thing...the truth is URM admissions are hard to predict, so no one can really give you a definite answer. I will say this, based on personal experience and those of some friends [whom are hispanic but not Mex/PR], there does appear to be some kind of "boost." Many of them got into schools that most would consider reaches. However it's more like a ~3.6/~168 getting admitted to T8-T14.

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby lsathalon » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:14 pm

I'll drag out the age-old credited response: Do you need to apply this cycle? Wait a year, apply early next cycle, maybe even retake the LSAT if you're feeling motivated. Even if you don't retake the LSAT, waiting and applying early could help quite a bit.

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:22 pm

ITT: People state opinions as facts.

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Re: I need some last minute advice (ED at Gtown and UVA)

Postby orphanarium » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:26 pm

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