What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
Jkf esq
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:19 pm

What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby Jkf esq » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:26 pm

I'm curious to know what a decent lsat score would be for an african american man to get into nyu, columbia, or other top tier law schools? Please be honest folks we can admit that the scale is different

User avatar
romothesavior
Posts: 14772
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:29 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:28 pm

Jkf esq wrote:I'm curious to know what a decent lsat score would be for an african american man to get into nyu, columbia, or other top tier law schools? Please be honest folks we can admit that the scale is different


Whoops my bad, I thought you said, "Please be honest folks so we can admit the scale is different. I thought this was flame, my apologies.

What is your GPA? That will really influence how high of an LSAT you'd need. With a high GPA, upper 160s would give you a shot.

Jkf esq
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:19 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby Jkf esq » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:34 pm

I took a long time off since undergrad 10 years I had a 3.4 gpa but solid professional experience and a great story coupled with a lot of community service.

User avatar
GeePee
Posts: 1273
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:35 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby GeePee » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:39 pm

If you came from a strong undergrad or took a "difficult" major, I'd say you start having a chance at NYU with somewhere in the neighborhood of 162-163. Obviously a little higher would probably be better.

User avatar
romothesavior
Posts: 14772
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:29 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:42 pm

GeePee wrote:If you came from a strong undergrad or took a "difficult" major, I'd say you start having a chance at NYU with somewhere in the neighborhood of 162-163. Obviously a little higher would probably be better.


Really? Based on what? Even with a 4.0, I think a 162 would be highly unlikely to get into NYU.

User avatar
manbearwig
Posts: 351
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:38 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby manbearwig » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:44 pm

I have a friend who's a black female, and she got into Columbia with a 163, 3.8_. She didn't get any money, though.

User avatar
MrPapagiorgio
Posts: 1747
Joined: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:36 am

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:48 pm

.
Last edited by MrPapagiorgio on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
20121109
Posts: 2149
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:19 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby 20121109 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:50 pm

Good guy I know got into NYU with a 160 3.5...There are so few AA males in higher learning, its kind of sad.

User avatar
Rock Chalk
Posts: 593
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:11 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby Rock Chalk » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:51 pm

.
Last edited by Rock Chalk on Wed May 16, 2012 3:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Rock Chalk
Posts: 593
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:11 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby Rock Chalk » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:52 pm

.
Last edited by Rock Chalk on Wed May 16, 2012 3:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
romothesavior
Posts: 14772
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:29 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:52 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:
Jkf esq wrote:I took a long time off since undergrad 10 years I had a 3.4 gpa but solid professional experience and a great story coupled with a lot of community service.

If the professional experience is indeed "solid" and the community service is substantial, I'd say a 165 should give you a decent shot with that 3.4. Apply as early as possible though - as the cycle progresses URM cycles become more and more unpredictable.


Credited.

User avatar
GeePee
Posts: 1273
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:35 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby GeePee » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:53 pm

romothesavior wrote:
GeePee wrote:If you came from a strong undergrad or took a "difficult" major, I'd say you start having a chance at NYU with somewhere in the neighborhood of 162-163. Obviously a little higher would probably be better.


Really? Based on what? Even with a 4.0, I think a 162 would be highly unlikely to get into NYU.

I'm pretty sure there were several acceptances around those numbers in the URM admissions cycle thread... I think it's hundreds of pages long now though and didn't want to look.

rundoxierun
Posts: 1893
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:46 am

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:53 pm

Jkf esq wrote:I'm curious to know what a decent lsat score would be for an african american man to get into nyu, columbia, or other top tier law schools? Please be honest folks we can admit that the scale is different


Dont even ask these questions.. approach your cycle as if there was no URM treatment..

User avatar
20121109
Posts: 2149
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:19 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby 20121109 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:55 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
Jkf esq wrote:I'm curious to know what a decent lsat score would be for an african american man to get into nyu, columbia, or other top tier law schools? Please be honest folks we can admit that the scale is different


Dont even ask these questions.. approach your cycle as if there was no URM treatment..


The only way one should approach it <3

User avatar
GeePee
Posts: 1273
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:35 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby GeePee » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:56 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
Jkf esq wrote:I'm curious to know what a decent lsat score would be for an african american man to get into nyu, columbia, or other top tier law schools? Please be honest folks we can admit that the scale is different


Dont even ask these questions.. approach your cycle as if there was no URM treatment..

I'm pretty sure OP is in "just took the LSAT, freaking out" mode. I totally understand the thread.

User avatar
MrPapagiorgio
Posts: 1747
Joined: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:36 am

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:56 pm

.
Last edited by MrPapagiorgio on Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Rock Chalk
Posts: 593
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:11 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby Rock Chalk » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:57 pm

.
Last edited by Rock Chalk on Wed May 16, 2012 3:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Moxie
Posts: 665
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:27 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby Moxie » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:57 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Good guy I know got into NYU with a 160 3.5...There are so few AA males in higher learning, its kind of sad.


+1. Very frustrating for those of us trying to break into higher education.

Jkf esq
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:19 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby Jkf esq » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:16 pm

Ok I'm new here what is a URM?

User avatar
Thirteen
Posts: 23858
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:53 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby Thirteen » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:17 pm

Jkf esq wrote:Ok I'm new here what is a URM?


Under-Represented Minority

van
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:25 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby van » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:22 pm

Under Represented Minority

Jkf esq
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:19 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby Jkf esq » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:35 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
Jkf esq wrote:I'm curious to know what a decent lsat score would be for an african american man to get into nyu, columbia, or other top tier law schools? Please be honest folks we can admit that the scale is different


Dont even ask these questions.. approach your cycle as if there was no URM treatment..


If only if were that easy. But the fact of the matter is affirmative action rules the day. I remember high school all too well. Watching the non-URM valedictorian go to a state school while the 21st rank URM went to Princeton. Nauseating.



I that was the case the the parents of the non- URM minority should be shackled. listen the truth of the matter is that standardized tests are biased against URM's and unless you are comfortable with law schools being full of "waspy men" then certain concessions need to be made. As we all know law school isnt a cake walk for any color or class and once you get in you have to stay in. And unless you descend from great Britain and can trace your roots back there newsflash you or one of your family members once benefited from being an "URM"

User avatar
romothesavior
Posts: 14772
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:29 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:38 pm

Jkf esq wrote:
I that was the case the the parents of the non- URM minority should be shackled. listen the truth of the matter is that standardized tests are biased against URM's and unless you are comfortable with law schools being full of "waspy men" then certain concessions need to be made. As we all know law school isnt a cake walk for any color or class and once you get in you have to stay in. And unless you descend from great Britain and can trace your roots back there newsflash you or one of your family members once benefited from being an "URM"


:?:

User avatar
kalvano
Posts: 11720
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 am

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:41 pm

Jkf esq wrote: listen the truth of the matter is that standardized tests are biased against URM's and unless you are comfortable with law schools being full of "waspy men" then certain concessions need to be made.


I predict a strong finish to this thread.

User avatar
manbearwig
Posts: 351
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:38 pm

Re: What is a decent lsat score for Black Male for NYU Columbia?

Postby manbearwig » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:43 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Jkf esq wrote:
I that was the case the the parents of the non- URM minority should be shackled. listen the truth of the matter is that standardized tests are biased against URM's and unless you are comfortable with law schools being full of "waspy men" then certain concessions need to be made. As we all know law school isnt a cake walk for any color or class and once you get in you have to stay in. And unless you descend from great Britain and can trace your roots back there newsflash you or one of your family members once benefited from being an "URM"


:?:


I think Jkf esq is confusing possibly at one point in American history being able to qualify as URM with receiving actual benefits from that qualification.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests