I made it into my "REACH"

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sarahlawg
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby sarahlawg » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:19 pm

chrissyc wrote:
weejonbu wrote:
chrissyc wrote:in at Harvard :)


3.9 GPA
??? LSAT


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


congrats!!
you're URM too, yeah?


I love this thread.

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chrissyc
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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby chrissyc » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:55 am

yes URM. In at Duke as of last night.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby JTMan » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:33 am

167/3.88 Work Experience applied early december with a Why Mich that I was horrified of and submitted late....never gotten top ten ANYTHING IN MY WHOLE LIFE DAMN THIS FEELS GOOD!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Kinderby » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:36 am

JTMan wrote:167/3.88 Work Experience applied early december with a Why Mich that I was horrified of and submitted late....never gotten top ten ANYTHING IN MY WHOLE LIFE DAMN THIS FEELS GOOD!

Congratulations!!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby ziggie » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:18 pm

JTMan wrote:167/3.88 Work Experience applied early december with a Why Mich that I was horrified of and submitted late....never gotten top ten ANYTHING IN MY WHOLE LIFE DAMN THIS FEELS GOOD!


haha congrats, see you in AA

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby awahoya » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:53 am

chrissyc wrote:in at Harvard :)


JTMan wrote:167/3.88 Work Experience applied early december with a Why Mich that I was horrified of and submitted late....never gotten top ten ANYTHING IN MY WHOLE LIFE DAMN THIS FEELS GOOD!


Congrats to both of you!! Both of those are super exciting!!!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SupraVln180 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:53 pm

bumping my favorite thread on TLS.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby santisuk » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:14 pm

Okay everyone, I might win an award for this one.

GPA: 3.66 LSAT: 163
URM: not at all
app sent 11/11/10
School: Berkeley!!!!

What got me in? Softs: 5 years abroad with a community development non-profit, fluent in a second language. Did the full 4-page essay with a couple sentences for "why Berkeley"-- I think it was pretty strong. Commitment to PI. Strong LORs. And lots of prayer. This feels like a miracle. Definitely my dream school. It can happen, guys!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby PurplePirate » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:17 pm

santisuk wrote:Okay everyone, I might win an award for this one.

GPA: 3.66 LSAT: 163
URM: not at all
app sent 11/11/10
School: Berkeley!!!!

What got me in? Softs: 5 years abroad with a community development non-profit, fluent in a second language. Did the full 4-page essay with a couple sentences for "why Berkeley"-- I think it was pretty strong. Commitment to PI. Strong LORs. And lots of prayer. This feels like a miracle. Definitely my dream school. It can happen, guys!


Congrats! Looks like your hard work paid-off. You definitely deserve it.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby southernsnapp » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:17 pm

santisuk wrote:Okay everyone, I might win an award for this one.

GPA: 3.66 LSAT: 163
URM: not at all
app sent 11/11/10
School: Berkeley!!!!

What got me in? Softs: 5 years abroad with a community development non-profit, fluent in a second language. Did the full 4-page essay with a couple sentences for "why Berkeley"-- I think it was pretty strong. Commitment to PI. Strong LORs. And lots of prayer. This feels like a miracle. Definitely my dream school. It can happen, guys!



wow, congratulations that's amazing!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby Hey-O » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:21 pm

santisuk wrote:Okay everyone, I might win an award for this one.

GPA: 3.66 LSAT: 163
URM: not at all
app sent 11/11/10
School: Berkeley!!!!

What got me in? Softs: 5 years abroad with a community development non-profit, fluent in a second language. Did the full 4-page essay with a couple sentences for "why Berkeley"-- I think it was pretty strong. Commitment to PI. Strong LORs. And lots of prayer. This feels like a miracle. Definitely my dream school. It can happen, guys!


That's amazing. Good for you! Where did you work and what sort of development?

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby santisuk » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:48 pm

Hey-O wrote:
santisuk wrote:Okay everyone, I might win an award for this one.

GPA: 3.66 LSAT: 163
URM: not at all
app sent 11/11/10
School: Berkeley!!!!

What got me in? Softs: 5 years abroad with a community development non-profit, fluent in a second language. Did the full 4-page essay with a couple sentences for "why Berkeley"-- I think it was pretty strong. Commitment to PI. Strong LORs. And lots of prayer. This feels like a miracle. Definitely my dream school. It can happen, guys!


That's amazing. Good for you! Where did you work and what sort of development?


I was in Bangkok, Thailand, working with slum dwellers in a variety of programs but spent the most time doing grassroots community organizing. I lived in the slum I worked in, learned the language and culture from my neighbors. It was an amazing experience. I hope to partner with community organizing efforts as a lawyer, probably domestically with the urban poor.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby DreamShake » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:53 pm

In at Berkeley, <25% GPA and at 75% LSAT. Non-URM and no fantastic softs, although I won a couple academic awards and had a strong upward GPA trend (finished >90 credit hours with a >3.9 in my last two years). Given Boalt's aversion to low GPA's, I think that qualifies it as a reach for me on numbers alone. If it doesn't...

I applied after the December LSAT last year to 19 schools, ranging from Columbia to Cardozo. No acceptances--zip, zero, nada. This year, I submitted in early November and was rejected by two schools that waitlisted me last year (Michigan & Cornell) and became the only person in the history of LSN (TEN years) to be dinged at Illinois with my numbers. The majority of the dings probably owe to the criminal record I earned at 19, and since I cannot change that factor, I had pretty much given up on law school...until today. Today is a sweet, sweet day. This weekend is going to be even sweeter...

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby rbarcelo9 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:54 pm

In at UChicago!

3.67
162, 167

Dream. come. true.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SupraVln180 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:05 am

wow. congrats everyone!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby subtle » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:42 am

DreamShake wrote:In at Berkeley, <25% GPA and at 75% LSAT. Non-URM and no fantastic softs, although I won a couple academic awards and had a strong upward GPA trend (finished >90 credit hours with a >3.9 in my last two years). Given Boalt's aversion to low GPA's, I think that qualifies it as a reach for me on numbers alone. If it doesn't...

I applied after the December LSAT last year to 19 schools, ranging from Columbia to Cardozo. No acceptances--zip, zero, nada. This year, I submitted in early November and was rejected by two schools that waitlisted me last year (Michigan & Cornell) and became the only person in the history of LSN (TEN years) to be dinged at Illinois with my numbers. The majority of the dings probably owe to the criminal record I earned at 19, and since I cannot change that factor, I had pretty much given up on law school...until today. Today is a sweet, sweet day. This weekend is going to be even sweeter...



Wow. Congrats.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby apaint » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:49 am

In at UW!! 158, 3.9, OOS, non-URM...my softs must have pulled some serious weight :D

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby krad » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:54 am

apaint wrote:In at UW!! 158, 3.9, OOS, non-URM...my softs must have pulled some serious weight :D


Man, that is awesome! Major CONGRATS!

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby SupraVln180 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:55 am

apaint wrote:In at UW!! 158, 3.9, OOS, non-URM...my softs must have pulled some serious weight :D


That's awesome. 'Grats.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:15 am

rbarcelo9 wrote:In at UChicago!

3.67
162, 167

Dream. come. true.


is it racist to want to ban URMs from this particular thread?

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby zonto » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:25 am

I don't think so...

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby rbarcelo9 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:43 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:In at UChicago!

3.67
162, 167

Dream. come. true.


is it racist to want to ban URMs from this particular thread?

I've been told at least 15 times by people on TLS that I am NOT a URM. When asking if I had a shot, they said no, you are not a URM only Puerto Ricans and Mexicans, not Cubans. So now that I have gotten an acceptance, I am a URM? But not when I hadn't applied to any schools, and had "little to no chance in the t14". I'm sure you're right though, I only got in because me no speaky the language and my parents floated over here on a tire and work picking oranges.

EDIT: I mis-posted my GPA. 3.76 is my real GPA.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby kruiz88 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:54 am

rbarcelo9 wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:In at UChicago!

3.67
162, 167

Dream. come. true.


is it racist to want to ban URMs from this particular thread?

I've been told at least 15 times by people on TLS that I am NOT a URM. When asking if I had a shot, they said no, you are not a URM only Puerto Ricans and Mexicans, not Cubans. So now that I have gotten an acceptance, I am a URM? But not when I hadn't applied to any schools, and had "little to no chance in the t14". I'm sure you're right though, I only got in because me no speaky the language and my parents floated over here on a tire and work picking oranges.

EDIT: I mis-posted my GPA. 3.76 is my real GPA.

+1. You earned it, so enjoy it.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:01 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:I've been told at least 15 times by people on TLS that I am NOT a URM. When asking if I had a shot, they said no, you are not a URM only Puerto Ricans and Mexicans, not Cubans. So now that I have gotten an acceptance, I am a URM? But not when I hadn't applied to any schools, and had "little to no chance in the t14". I'm sure you're right though, I only got in because me no speaky the language and my parents floated over here on a tire and work picking oranges.

EDIT: I mis-posted my GPA. 3.76 is my real GPA.


you didn't ask the right TLSers, who could tell you that plenty of "white hispanics" get URM boosts all the time, even if their parents own gold mines. just because LSAC says it isn't true doesn't mean it isn't for schools. you don't get into a t6 with your numbers WITHOUT a URM boost, barring some out of this world softs or connections. enjoy your acceptances though - makes me really wish i was cuban.

FTR, if i recall you got into berkeley as well. point furthered.

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Re: I made it into my "REACH"

Postby kruiz88 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:11 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
rbarcelo9 wrote:I've been told at least 15 times by people on TLS that I am NOT a URM. When asking if I had a shot, they said no, you are not a URM only Puerto Ricans and Mexicans, not Cubans. So now that I have gotten an acceptance, I am a URM? But not when I hadn't applied to any schools, and had "little to no chance in the t14". I'm sure you're right though, I only got in because me no speaky the language and my parents floated over here on a tire and work picking oranges.

EDIT: I mis-posted my GPA. 3.76 is my real GPA.


you didn't ask the right TLSers, who could tell you that plenty of "white hispanics" get URM boosts all the time, even if their parents own gold mines. just because LSAC says it isn't true doesn't mean it isn't for schools. you don't get into a t6 with your numbers WITHOUT a URM boost, barring some out of this world softs or connections. enjoy your acceptances though - makes me really wish i was cuban.

FTR, if i recall you got into berkeley as well. point furthered.

I mean you are right, and you have reason to be annoyed, but maybe singling out the applicant isn't the best way to express that annoyance. The applicant is just utilizing the system that none of us set up, and like you said, you would do the same if you were a URM.




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