I made it into my "REACH"

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SupraVln180
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SupraVln180 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:35 pm

Anyway to get this thread back on track:

GPA: 3.5x
LSAT: 163
URM: No, but Cuban
School: UNC

I know I am right around their medians, but I got admitted and I am OOS, which I believe is not easy to do, so I consider this a reach.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SMA22 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:36 pm

SupraVln180 wrote:Anyway to get this thread back on track:

GPA: 3.5x
LSAT: 163
URM: No, but Cuban
School: UNC

I know I am right around their medians, but I got admitted and I am OOS, which I believe is not easy to do, so I consider this a reach.


Congrats!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby arobb527 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:52 am

Top14Hope wrote:
sunlitstars wrote:
Impatient wrote:
arobb527 wrote:Wish I was a minority, gay, and economically disadvantaged...It seems I could go anywhere I want with a 165


Serious question: How would a law school even know your economically disadvantaged? There's nothing about income on any apps I've submitted.


A good place to put that would be your PS.



Bingo. No outlandish, heartbreaking story of overcoming something = weaker ps. Not to say that I hate NOT being disadvantaged, but hey, the best people should get the best spots, PERIOD. It's no more my fault for being born into privilege than it is someone's fault for being a URM and disadvantaged. It just sucks when "American equality" backfires to discriminate against the majority groups...

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby subtle » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:54 am

No one changes his/her opinion on affirmative action. Period.

SupraVln180
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SupraVln180 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:59 am

arobb527 wrote:
Top14Hope wrote:
sunlitstars wrote:
Impatient wrote:Serious question: How would a law school even know your economically disadvantaged? There's nothing about income on any apps I've submitted.


A good place to put that would be your PS.



Bingo. No outlandish, heartbreaking story of overcoming something = weaker ps. Not to say that I hate NOT being disadvantaged, but hey, the best people should get the best spots, PERIOD. It's no more my fault for being born into privilege than it is someone's fault for being a URM and disadvantaged. It just sucks when "American equality" backfires to discriminate against the majority groups...


This is stupid. When you come from a family of lawyers or upper middle class/ upper class family, you have a lot less to overcome than someone like me, who was the first in his family to go to college. I am hispanic, but not considered a URM, either way, I am not trying to fuel this fire with another debate, I am just saying I understand why the boost exists.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby NorCalBruin » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:05 pm


This is stupid. When you come from a family of lawyers or upper middle class/ upper class family, you have a lot less to overcome than someone like me, who was the first in his family to go to college. I am hispanic, but not considered a URM, either way, I am not trying to fuel this fire with another debate, I am just saying I understand why the boost exists.


What reach did you get into? Cause this is the reach thread. Please keep it that way.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SupraVln180 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:10 pm

NorCalBruin wrote:

This is stupid. When you come from a family of lawyers or upper middle class/ upper class family, you have a lot less to overcome than someone like me, who was the first in his family to go to college. I am hispanic, but not considered a URM, either way, I am not trying to fuel this fire with another debate, I am just saying I understand why the boost exists.


What reach did you get into? Cause this is the reach thread. Please keep it that way.


If you look 4 posts above the one you quoted, you would see what reach I got into. I am all about keeping this thread on topic, I just wanted to briefly address what was said about AA, while trying to end the discussion at the same time.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby krad » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:11 pm

SupraVln180 wrote:Anyway to get this thread back on track:

GPA: 3.5x
LSAT: 163
URM: No, but Cuban
School: UNC

I know I am right around their medians, but I got admitted and I am OOS, which I believe is not easy to do, so I consider this a reach.


Congrats!

TT -> back on track

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Impatient » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:09 pm

A good place to put that would be your PS.[/quote]


Bingo. No outlandish, heartbreaking story of overcoming something = weaker ps. Not to say that I hate NOT being disadvantaged, but hey, the best people should get the best spots, PERIOD. It's no more my fault for being born into privilege than it is someone's fault for being a URM and disadvantaged. It just sucks when "American equality" backfires to discriminate against the majority groups...[/quote][/quote]

This is stupid. When you come from a family of lawyers or upper middle class/ upper class family, you have a lot less to overcome than someone like me, who was the first in his family to go to college. I am hispanic, but not considered a URM, either way, I am not trying to fuel this fire with another debate, I am just saying I understand why the boost exists.[/quote]

Hispanic is URM...

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Bill Cosby » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:17 pm

arobb527 wrote:Wish I was a minority, gay, and economically disadvantaged...It seems I could go anywhere I want with a 165


As if being economically disadvantage is a help. I guess it is if you're are (or are pretty much) homeless. Beyond that, no one cares.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby r6_philly » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:22 pm

Bill Cosby wrote:
arobb527 wrote:Wish I was a minority, gay, and economically disadvantaged...It seems I could go anywhere I want with a 165


As if being economically disadvantage is a help. I guess it is if you're are (or are pretty much) homeless. Beyond that, no one cares.


It does not, even if you were homeless. Trust me on this.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby somewhere » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:43 pm

arobb527 wrote:... but hey, the best [candidates] should get the best spots, PERIOD.


That's exactly how it works, of course. It just that the quality of one's candidacy is partially subjective and is measured by more than two numbers.

(And I changed "people" to "candidates" because nobody's judging anyone's quality as a person here.)

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby apaint » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:58 pm

158, 3.9
URM - No
Colorado-Boulder :)

Solid softs

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby neonx » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:59 pm

apaint wrote:158, 3.9
URM - No
Colorado-Boulder :)

Solid softs


Congrats!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby apaint » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:05 pm

neonx wrote:
apaint wrote:158, 3.9
URM - No
Colorado-Boulder :)

Solid softs


Congrats!


Thanks neonx. Congrats on your very impressive cycle!!!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby sunlitstars » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:09 pm

apaint wrote:158, 3.9
URM - No
Colorado-Boulder :)

Solid softs


AH! Still waiting to hear back. Your acceptance is good news though, congratulations, it's a great school!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby apaint » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:21 pm

I love Colorado! Now I just need to win the lottery to cure my debt aversion.

*debt aversion problem

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby speedyj88 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:26 pm

apaint wrote:I love Colorado! Now I just need to win the lottery to cure my debt aversion.

*debt aversion problem

+1, let's start a TLS lotto pool. If we win, we can all go to school for free.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby apaint » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:40 pm

speedyj88 wrote:
apaint wrote:I love Colorado! Now I just need to win the lottery to cure my debt aversion.

*debt aversion problem

+1, let's start a TLS lotto pool. If we win, we can all go to school for free.


+1

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Shammis » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:09 pm

using this thread for what it's meant for...

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby casterfield » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:39 pm

xtine wrote:Northwestern's JD-LLM International Human Rights program!!

LSAT:170
GPA: 3.2
Hispanic, but not URM


I am so jealous! Congratulations!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby chrissyc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:03 pm

casterfield wrote:
xtine wrote:Northwestern's JD-LLM International Human Rights program!!

LSAT:170
GPA: 3.2
Hispanic, but not URM


I am so jealous! Congratulations!

congrats! that's awesome!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby chrissyc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:04 pm

in at Harvard :)

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby weejonbu » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:06 pm

chrissyc wrote:in at Harvard :)


3.9 GPA
??? LSAT

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby chrissyc » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:14 pm

weejonbu wrote:
chrissyc wrote:in at Harvard :)


3.9 GPA
??? LSAT


4.04 GPA UCLA, 165 LSAT, great softs, great letters, great PS :)




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