172, CAS (A Grade/4.0), URM from India

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Brady199
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172, CAS (A Grade/4.0), URM from India

Postby Brady199 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:56 am

Hey guys,

I am a student studying in the LLB course in India. According to CAS it would be equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor's and they have graded my work as A. Worse I can go is B+(3.67) after my transcripts are evaluated but I am in the Top 5%tile of my class.
I have a total of 3 years of WE (Part Time and Summer Internships) in various law and tax firms.

I shall be applying for the Fall 2015 Sem.

Money is the biggest concern as the exchange rate makes the cost relatively almost thrice more than what people earning in USD would encounter. I am also ineligible for FAFSA and any private loans would require a US Cosigner so I am heavily dependent upon any scholarships on offer.

1) Would ED to NU or Boston for the full-tuition scholarship worth over having a shot at HYS or any offer from MVP?

2) How likely is a candidate with my numbers to receive Vandy's full ride+stipend scholarship. Is Vandy worth it?

3) Any other tips or suggestions as I am all out with absolutely no guidance about the JD program in India.

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Re: 172, CAS (A Grade/4.0), URM from India

Postby chuckbass » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:09 am

ED NU sounds like a good idea.

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Re: 172, CAS (A Grade/4.0), URM from India

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:10 am

I don't think Indians/South Asians are considered URM. Might even be overrepresented.

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Re: 172, CAS (A Grade/4.0), URM from India

Postby twenty » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:07 pm

You can either play it safe and go with ED to NU (which you'll almost definitely get), or you can take your chances in getting a full ride to a different (better?) T14. If you're cool with potentially sitting the cycle out, I wouldn't ED. If you're not, then go for it.

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Re: 172, CAS (A Grade/4.0), URM from India

Postby kingpin101 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:38 pm

Indians are most certainly not URM's.

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Re: 172, CAS (A Grade/4.0), URM from India

Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:10 pm

#1) Indian is not URM
#2) Did you do the NA LSAT or the Indian LSAT designed for high school kids? If is not the NA LSAT I dont think it counts.

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Re: 172, CAS (A Grade/4.0), URM from India

Postby Brady199 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:37 am

jimmierock wrote:#1) Indian is not URM
#2) Did you do the NA LSAT or the Indian LSAT designed for high school kids? If is not the NA LSAT I dont think it counts.


Ofcourse I gave the proper NA LSAT. I have that much sense.

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Re: 172, CAS (A Grade/4.0), URM from India

Postby kobe1020 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:20 am

a full ride scholarship still leaves you 50k living expense to cover. to ED NU is probably not going to cover everything for you. try schools with full ride + living stipend..

if you retake and boost your LSAT even more (which is likely), and if you were able to get into HYS, they have institutional loan that doesn't require a US co-signer, so even with no/little scholarship you can still finish law school w/o taking money out the pocket.




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