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shane0515
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Duke Law chances

Postby shane0515 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:17 am

Can you guys help me out with something?

I'm a black male at USC(Southern Cal). I have a 3.6 GPA and I was wondering what my chances are of getting into Duke Law with a 160 LSAT score?

Thanks

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby icydash » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:30 am

Sorry but i don't even think a URM is going to pull you through with a 160 LSAT.

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby stratocophic » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:36 am

icydash wrote:Sorry but i don't even think a URM is going to pull you through with a 160 LSAT.


:roll:

LSN shows at least 4 URMs being admitted with a 160 or lower over the past 3 years. Given that there are likely more admitted URMs not using LSN than there are URMs that do use LSN, you've got a shot with a decent GPA. Two of those acceptances had GPAs of 3.45 and 3.42, respectively. You'll be infinitely better off with an above-median GPA, however, as Duke likes GPA better than LSAT anyway.

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby Doritos » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:36 am

These threads should be consolidated and I hate to post in both but I don't want OP to miss this. You def have a chance with 160/3.6 being a black male. I got into UVa with 3.2/162 after applying early and applying ED (also AA male). Now do you have a 160 or are you speculating? Of course shoot for the stars if you haven't actually taken the LSAT. Go here... http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prel ... 160.0.html ... its full of brown folk who can help you.

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby shane0515 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:43 am

Thanks for the advice guys. Right now Im speculating a 160 LSAT. I'll probably get a few points higher but who knows. Also I'm speculating for my gpa as well. My current GPA is a 3.65 but Im taking into account LSACS GPA conversion

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:50 am

Get a 170, go to Harvard. hth

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby icydash » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:09 am

Really? I knew being a URM would help but i never imagined it'd be worth 9-10 LSAT points (the difference between Duke's 169 median and the hypothetical 160 score).


...if that's really true, not trying to be offensive here, but that's a little ridiculous. If the color of your skin/background counts for that much...i mean i know there's a lot of socioeconomic factors at play....but seriously that's ridiculous. That's all i will say about that.

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby Doritos » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:12 am

icydash wrote:Really? I knew being a URM would help but i never imagined it'd be worth 9-10 LSAT points (the difference between Duke's 169 median and the hypothetical 160 score).


...if that's really true, not trying to be offensive here, but that's a little ridiculous. If the color of your skin/background counts for that much...i mean i know there's a lot of socioeconomic factors at play....but seriously that's ridiculous. That's all i will say about that.


Thanks for your opinion

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby JustDude » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:13 am

icydash wrote:Really? I knew being a URM would help but i never imagined it'd be worth 9-10 LSAT points (the difference between Duke's 169 median and the hypothetical 160 score).


...if that's really true, not trying to be offensive here, but that's a little ridiculous. If the color of your skin/background counts for that much...i mean i know there's a lot of socioeconomic factors at play....but seriously that's ridiculous. That's all i will say about that.


jealous much???

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby icydash » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:23 am

JustDude wrote:
icydash wrote:Really? I knew being a URM would help but i never imagined it'd be worth 9-10 LSAT points (the difference between Duke's 169 median and the hypothetical 160 score).


...if that's really true, not trying to be offensive here, but that's a little ridiculous. If the color of your skin/background counts for that much...i mean i know there's a lot of socioeconomic factors at play....but seriously that's ridiculous. That's all i will say about that.


jealous much???


extremely. you aren't? Right now i'd be applying to Harvard with my 164 instead of American.

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Postby wocehtoom » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:41 am

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby JustDude » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:44 am

icydash wrote:
JustDude wrote:
icydash wrote:Really? I knew being a URM would help but i never imagined it'd be worth 9-10 LSAT points (the difference between Duke's 169 median and the hypothetical 160 score).


...if that's really true, not trying to be offensive here, but that's a little ridiculous. If the color of your skin/background counts for that much...i mean i know there's a lot of socioeconomic factors at play....but seriously that's ridiculous. That's all i will say about that.


jealous much???


extremely. you aren't? Right now i'd be applying to Harvard with my 164 instead of American.



Me??/ Never. Why would I be???

Good news. You still can apply to Harvard with your 164...

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby Doritos » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:44 am

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby JustDude » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:47 am

Doritos wrote:Wait, is this turning into a thread about how terrible Affirmative Action is? Well...



Ha. Everytime someone posts magic words "black male", this debate starts.

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:50 am

wocehtoom wrote:I empathize with your disbelief about the enormous URM boost. Want to see something sick? go to lawschoolpredictor and enter your numbers - then click on the urm box. I pray I can use my law degree to change this kind of baloney


Did you have to take a diversity class for your PS major? Like Gender and race in politics or something like that?

And how is your law degree going to be able to change how law schools admit applicants?

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:51 am

wocehtoom wrote:I empathize with your disbelief about the enormous URM boost. Want to see something sick? go to lawschoolpredictor and enter your numbers - then click on the urm box. I pray I can use my law degree to change this kind of baloney


Yeah. Because law school should be forced to only admit white students, right?

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby wocehtoom » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:57 am

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby Doritos » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:58 am

wocehtoom wrote:
Kronk wrote:
wocehtoom wrote:I empathize with your disbelief about the enormous URM boost. Want to see something sick? go to lawschoolpredictor and enter your numbers - then click on the urm box. I pray I can use my law degree to change this kind of baloney


Yeah. Because law school should be forced to only admit white students, right?


law schools should be forced to admit the most qualified applicants irrespective of the color of their skin. You don't solve racism with more racism. You end up with Obama in the White House.



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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby los blancos » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:02 am

wocehtoom wrote:
Kronk wrote:
wocehtoom wrote:I empathize with your disbelief about the enormous URM boost. Want to see something sick? go to lawschoolpredictor and enter your numbers - then click on the urm box. I pray I can use my law degree to change this kind of baloney


Yeah. Because law school should be forced to only admit white students, right?


law schools should be forced to admit the most qualified applicants irrespective of the color of their skin. You don't solve racism with more racism. You end up with Obama in the White House.


Kronk, I'm disappointed:
DFTT

To OP: good luck.

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:03 am

I wonder if this would be a prime example of someone may get dinged for stupid comments on the Internet...

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby liberty » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:06 am

Brother I would like to just say that I endorse your bid for a spot at Duke Law School.

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby JustDude » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:06 am

wocehtoom wrote:
Kronk wrote:
wocehtoom wrote:I empathize with your disbelief about the enormous URM boost. Want to see something sick? go to lawschoolpredictor and enter your numbers - then click on the urm box. I pray I can use my law degree to change this kind of baloney


Yeah. Because law school should be forced to only admit white students, right?


law schools should be forced to admit the most qualified applicants irrespective of the color of their skin. You don't solve racism with more racism. You end up with Obama in the White House.


Obama in WH is a result of white liberals feeling guilty. AA makes whites feel less guilty. Without AA you would finish up with Jesse Jackson in WH>

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby los blancos » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:10 am

r6_philly wrote:I wonder if this would be a prime example of someone may get dinged for stupid comments on the Internet...


Haha if an adcomm cares enough, it'd be fairly easy to trace the application...

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby JustDude » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:12 am

los blancos wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I wonder if this would be a prime example of someone may get dinged for stupid comments on the Internet...


Haha if an adcomm cares enough, it'd be fairly easy to trace the application...


I was traced once. I was invited to HLS without even applying

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Re: Duke Law chances

Postby newyorker88 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:18 am

wocehtoom wrote:
Kronk wrote:
wocehtoom wrote:I empathize with your disbelief about the enormous URM boost. Want to see something sick? go to lawschoolpredictor and enter your numbers - then click on the urm box. I pray I can use my law degree to change this kind of baloney


Yeah. Because law school should be forced to only admit white students, right?


law schools should be forced to admit the most qualified applicants irrespective of the color of their skin. You don't solve racism with more racism. You end up with Obama in the White House.


and how do we determine who is "most qualified"?




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