Getting into law schools with subpar scores

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby GirlStop » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:25 pm

lawschoolgrapedme wrote:this thread is nothing more than a black guy trying to find any other reason to justify him being admitted with such a subpar score other than the fact he/she is black.

I'll probably get banned for the above comment, but situations like this infuriate me.


Poor you. Have a seat with the rest of the infuriated folks.

Anyways: Congrats OP :-) Would love to read your PS

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby delusional » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:30 pm

ggibelli wrote:congrats on your success but to be honest, this thread isn't useful. you had a unique background. this is just anedoctal

Anyone who bucks the trend is going to be anecdotal by definition. If the story is true, which I doubt, the very valid purpose of telling it is so that people can use the anecdote for what it's worth.

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby Corwin » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:49 pm

Nice work.

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:16 pm

Congrats. Do you plan to matriculate at U of C or wait to see who else lets you in?

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby Shooter » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:01 pm

Congrats, OP!

Do you mind talking a little bit more about your LsOR? What do you think made them better than average?

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby Betharl » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:29 am

HolySnap wrote:Hey y'all,

I have joined this website in order to give you some insight on how to get into an elite law school with lower than average scores. Just today, I was accepted into the University of Chicago Law School. As we all know, getting into this school is extremely difficult, and the academic credentials needed are astonishing. However, it is NOT impossible to get in with an okay LSAT score. Here are my statistics.

LSDAS GPA: 3.82
LSAT Score 1st time: 152
LSAT Score 2nd time: 162

Yes, I got in with a 162, and here is how: I went to an inner-city school, so I explained how that was to my disadvantage. I did poorly in high school, but worked hard and ended up with a pretty good GPA. Also, I scored a 21 on the ACT, so I explained how standardized test scores may indicate how a group of people will do, but not me specifically (ACT did not show how well I would do in college). Thus, I argued that the LSAT also does not show my true potential much like the ACT. I explained how I studied hard the first time, but was not happy with my 152. Thus, I persevered and raised my score an additional 10 points (which is extremely hard to do). In my personal statement, I explained how I went through a significant transformation that changed me, and given the chance, I could show academia that a number is not enough to define my potential. Finally, of course, I had some great recommendations and applied early. Here is the list of schools that have accepted me so far (none of wait-listed or denied me yet).

University of Chicago, George Washington University, Georgetown.

If you have any questions or want advice, I would be more than happy to help


You are either outright lying or leaving out something extremely important (URM, 1/1000 PS, personalized LOR from Obama, etc). I’m guessing you are a URM and don’t want to admit it because multiple people immediately jumped on you about that. But hey, if I’m wrong about all of the above, you should find my disbelief at your acceptance flattering.

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby thederangedwang » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:49 am

given the segregation of inner city schools, odds are good the op is a URM.........having said that, URM or not, congrats on getting in, assuming this isnt a flame.
But yeah op, settle this debate with a screenshot

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby luxxe » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:51 am

emkay625 wrote:flame?

Hope so, this poster + a non-URM 4.0/166 getting in and me getting WL'd is shattering my confidence.

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby MrAnon » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:56 am

Getting into law school with subpar scores or being a AA admit is a recipe for being crushed in law school. Exams in law school are unlike college, and there is no chance to re-do them, such as when one gets to re-do the LSAT multiple times to eek out a decent score. You know that first LSAT? That's what your torts exam is going to be like. No re-do!

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby luxxe » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:57 am

MrAnon wrote:Getting into law school with subpar scores or being a AA admit is a recipe for being crushed in law school. Exams in law school are unlike college, and there is no chance to re-do them, such as when one gets to re-do the LSAT multiple times to eek out a decent score. You know that first LSAT? That's what your torts exam is going to be like. No re-do!


No.

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby mattviphky » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:02 am

luxxe wrote:
MrAnon wrote:Getting into law school with subpar scores or being a AA admit is a recipe for being crushed in law school. Exams in law school are unlike college, and there is no chance to re-do them, such as when one gets to re-do the LSAT multiple times to eek out a decent score. You know that first LSAT? That's what your torts exam is going to be like. No re-do!


No.


i think that seems much more racist than they intended. You probably should not have said "or"

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby SilverE2 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:12 am

Yeah so in the past 6 years of LSN data, not one non-URM has gotten into Chicago with this guy's numbers.

Take from that what you will.

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby 20121109 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:19 am

luxxe wrote:
emkay625 wrote:flame?

Hope so, this poster + a non-URM 4.0/166 getting in and me getting WL'd is shattering my confidence.


This is completely anecdotal...but I just want to say this.

My bestie at H had these numbers. Accepted off of the WL. White female, no huge softs. Now has a Cravath SA. Awesome things can happen with a "sub-par" LSAT score.

I wish everyone the best luck for the rest of this cycle.

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby jared6180 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:19 am

AA might mean African American...pretty racist in this context

AA might mean Affirmative Action...takes the edge off and allows us to think he might be racist.

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby 20121109 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:22 am

jared6180 wrote:AA might mean African American...pretty racist in this context

AA might mean Affirmative Action...takes the edge off and allows us to think he might be racist.


Yeah.

Also just a gentle reminder that AA debates are generally not tolerated on TLS. Thanks guys.

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby Ludo! » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:46 am

MrAnon wrote:Getting into law school with subpar scores or being a AA admit is a recipe for being crushed in law school. Exams in law school are unlike college, and there is no chance to re-do them, such as when one gets to re-do the LSAT multiple times to eek out a decent score. You know that first LSAT? That's what your torts exam is going to be like. No re-do!


This could not be more wrong. (Not surprising considering the poster). The LSAT is the best predictor of your first year success - but it's still not a very good one.

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby Nobody » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:35 am

MrAnon wrote:Getting into law school with subpar scores or being a AA admit is a recipe for being crushed in law school. Exams in law school are unlike college, and there is no chance to re-do them, such as when one gets to re-do the LSAT multiple times to eek out a decent score. You know that first LSAT? That's what your torts exam is going to be like. No re-do!


What college lets you redo tests?

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby KitKatBar333 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:46 pm

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Re: Getting into law schools with subpar scores

Postby ThreeRivers » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:39 pm

Naw, op is URM.... there's a pretty big difference between yours and OP's numbers tb

With your numbers I'd say you're a 50/50 chance for Chicago... not so much for OP




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