JazzyMac wrote: Hey there! I see you're attending Harvard. Care to give a brief synopsis of your journey before and during? Is your URM status due to being a Vet, or something else?
I'm a URM because of my race. As for my "journey" I'm not exactly sure what you want to know. Do you mean my military journey? Not sure if it's any different than most of you guys. I went to college (flagship state school) before joining the Army, served 5 years. Took the LSAT during my last year in the Army, once I scored enough to be in consideration for the T10 I put in my paperwork to get out. I applied to the entire top ten sans HYS. I was set to go to Berkeley with $$$ but decided for a final retake and I put in an app to HYS. I increased my score by 5 points and was accepted to H&Y and pulled my app from S. I choose H because it fit more with my long term career goals (and it was cheaper). Also I had to keep my significant other in mind. There were more jobs in her field in Boston than in New Haven. Overall, I'm happy with my choice. I have a few friends at Yale and they love it there so I think it's a matter of taste. Not sure if I answered your question but if you have a specific question let me know.
Hey that's all great. Thanks for sharing. I combed this entire thread, and there are very few who share their "story"...which I'm thinking could be beneficial for a lot of us. As of now, I have a few years before I'm officially out, so I'm just doing research to decide where I want to go, how much I'm willing to pay (HYS only), and what I want to do upon completion of Law School. Thanks again!
I've read that multiple retakes on the LSAT can be frowned upon. However, it didn't seem like it hurt you any. Also, was your application inundated with your military career, or just "well rounded" with personal life, education, and career information?
Honestly, I'm also a URM. Since entering the military, I've heard being an URM "gets me places"...and I've gotten all of two millimeters with those attributes. No matter what the threads say, I'm still a bit wary on how much URM can help. I hope I'm not being too frontal.
Hmm...guess I do have specific questions.