So just how big is this URM boost I keep hearing about?

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bearatto
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So just how big is this URM boost I keep hearing about?

Postby bearatto » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:51 am

3.74 UGPA at Columbia, 170 LSAT

I figured that I could apply with some hope to everything but HYS, but according to my counselor the mere fact that I was born south of the Rio Grande means that I'd be competitive anywhere.

Is this factually correct? Sounds iffy.
Is this morally correct? Also sounds iffy.

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Re: So just how big is this URM boost I keep hearing about?

Postby bk1 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:52 am

Factually correct. Worth applying to HYS.

Morals have nothing to do with it.

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Re: So just how big is this URM boost I keep hearing about?

Postby Fresh » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:57 am

Uhh are you from The Republic of the Rio Grande?

If so you're definitely underrepresented in the legal profession

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Re: So just how big is this URM boost I keep hearing about?

Postby kruiz88 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:00 am

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Re: So just how big is this URM boost I keep hearing about?

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:01 am

kruiz88 wrote:Well, how far south of the Rio Grande? Just South, as in Mexico, and your looking good at HYS. Too far South, as in south of Mexico, and that URM boost begins to diminish.

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Re: So just how big is this URM boost I keep hearing about?

Postby bearatto » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:12 am

Yeah Mexico.

This level of AA seems absurd to me.

I wanted to retake the LSAT and shoot for 173-176. How marginal would that improvement be?

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Re: So just how big is this URM boost I keep hearing about?

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:14 am

bearatto wrote:Yeah Mexico.

This level of AA seems absurd to me.

I wanted to retake the LSAT and shoot for 173-176. How marginal would that improvement be?


Depends where you want to go. But you're really a lock for most t14 schools with your numbers + URM status.

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Re: So just how big is this URM boost I keep hearing about?

Postby Knock » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:19 am

bearatto wrote:Yeah Mexico.

This level of AA seems absurd to me.

I wanted to retake the LSAT and shoot for 173-176. How marginal would that improvement be?


If you can score a 173-176 you'd be a lock for at least one of HYS, but as of now i'd say you have pretty solid shots at all of them.




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