The retake of doom...

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sophia.olive
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The retake of doom...

Postby sophia.olive » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:01 pm

I retook a 170 and got a mid-160.( I was destracted preparing to move abroad, so I dont have a good excuse) My gpa is a 3.2 with a 3.9 in the last two years.
Do you think these two numbers softs will cancel each other out?
Please chance me. Im a AA male with some interesting softs? (working in china, studied in russia, president of some club etc...)

please chance me at the top 30 or so.

Tell me if you think I should retake again? (I would have to retake in beijing (3 hour train ride), but I was practicing in the mid 170s)

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby sophia.olive » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:11 pm

Even a simple, "I dont know" would provide some comfort.

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby holydonkey » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:23 pm

sophia.olive wrote:I retook a 170 and got a mid-160.( I was destracted preparing to move abroad, so I dont have a good excuse) My gpa is a 3.2 with a 3.9 in the last two years.
Do you think these two numbers softs will cancel each other out?
Please chance me. Im a AA male with some interesting softs? (working in china, studied in russia, president of some club etc...)

please chance me at the top 30 or so.

Tell me if you think I should retake again? (I would have to retake in beijing (3 hour train ride), but I was practicing in the mid 170s)


Dude, you're totally ok for top 30. If you're URM, you'll probably sweep anything 20 or above and you have a good shot at T10-20. HYSCCN is probably a no, but with your stats and URM status I'd apply to the rest of the T14. I probably wouldn't retake.

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby scribelaw » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:25 pm

holydonkey wrote:
sophia.olive wrote:I retook a 170 and got a mid-160.( I was destracted preparing to move abroad, so I dont have a good excuse) My gpa is a 3.2 with a 3.9 in the last two years.
Do you think these two numbers softs will cancel each other out?
Please chance me. Im a AA male with some interesting softs? (working in china, studied in russia, president of some club etc...)

please chance me at the top 30 or so.

Tell me if you think I should retake again? (I would have to retake in beijing (3 hour train ride), but I was practicing in the mid 170s)


Dude, you're totally ok for top 30. If you're URM, you'll probably sweep anything 20 or above and you have a good shot at T10-20. HYSCCN is probably a no, but with your stats and URM status I'd apply to the rest of the T14. I probably wouldn't retake.


You think CCN is a no with a 170 LSAT and URM status?

There are only 50 or so black candidates with a 170+ LSAT...

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby holydonkey » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:30 pm

scribelaw wrote:
holydonkey wrote:
sophia.olive wrote:I retook a 170 and got a mid-160.( I was destracted preparing to move abroad, so I dont have a good excuse) My gpa is a 3.2 with a 3.9 in the last two years.
Do you think these two numbers softs will cancel each other out?
Please chance me. Im a AA male with some interesting softs? (working in china, studied in russia, president of some club etc...)

please chance me at the top 30 or so.

Tell me if you think I should retake again? (I would have to retake in beijing (3 hour train ride), but I was practicing in the mid 170s)


Dude, you're totally ok for top 30. If you're URM, you'll probably sweep anything 20 or above and you have a good shot at T10-20. HYSCCN is probably a no, but with your stats and URM status I'd apply to the rest of the T14. I probably wouldn't retake.


You think CCN is a no with a 170 LSAT and URM status?

There are only 50 or so black candidates with a 170+ LSAT...


After checking lsn graphs, Chicago and NYU are maybes, Columbia is probably out.

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby floppymex » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:31 pm

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby 20121109 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:33 pm

holydonkey wrote:
sophia.olive wrote:I retook a 170 and got a mid-160.( I was destracted preparing to move abroad, so I dont have a good excuse) My gpa is a 3.2 with a 3.9 in the last two years.
Do you think these two numbers softs will cancel each other out?
Please chance me. Im a AA male with some interesting softs? (working in china, studied in russia, president of some club etc...)

please chance me at the top 30 or so.

Tell me if you think I should retake again? (I would have to retake in beijing (3 hour train ride), but I was practicing in the mid 170s)


Dude, you're totally ok for top 30. If you're URM, you'll probably sweep anything 20 or above and you have a good shot at T10-20. HYSCCN is probably a no, but with your stats and URM status I'd apply to the rest of the T14. I probably wouldn't retake.


I would have to disagree with this. An AA male with a 170/3.2 will not get HYSCCN? HYS will be a toss up, but you should definitely apply to H and S, though, the GPA is too low for Y. CCN are definite possibilities. I've seen URMs with significantly lower stats get accepted to these schools.

OP, check out:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=107129

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=86311

Don't be discouraged. You are in a great position. :)

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby sophia.olive » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:21 am

you guys are ignoring the fact that i retook and got a 166? should that be ignored? Im practicing around 175-176, or was until i took the test i bombed, Dont you think a 174-176 would make a huge difference?

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby scribelaw » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:23 am

sophia.olive wrote:you guys are ignoring the fact that i retook and got a 166? should that be ignored? Im practicing around 175-176, or was until i took the test i bombed, Dont you think a 174-176 would make a huge difference?


They'll take the higher score. You're fine.

Obviously a 174 puts you in a different category than a 170, but with a 170 and URM status you're going to get into a great law school.

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby sophia.olive » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:30 am

i saw this on one of the postings. do you think we are comparable.

This is fun!

URM: AA Male
GPA: 3.4
LSAT: 166

School I applied:
UVA (IN)
PENN (IN)
Chicago (IN)
NYU-(In)
Harvard-OUt
Yale-Out
Gtown- In

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby sophia.olive » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:32 am

^ the gpa is a little higher and the lsat is a little lower.

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Re: The retake of doom...

Postby 20121109 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:44 am

sophia.olive wrote:i saw this on one of the postings. do you think we are comparable.

This is fun!

URM: AA Male
GPA: 3.4
LSAT: 166

School I applied:
UVA (IN)
PENN (IN)
Chicago (IN)
NYU-(In)
Harvard-OUt
Yale-Out
Gtown- In



I would say you are at least in an equal, if not, better position than that guy, simply because there are so few AA male URMs with 170+ scores. If you got the balls to retake and get a 174...you could be in the same position as this guy:

black male
top 20 UG
2 years WE in investment banking and other financial services
degree granting gpa (lsac gpa): 3.2 (3.72)...transferred, did better at new school
lsat: 174

harvard: in, class of '13
columbia: deferred early decision (had a 170 at the time however, and retook in dec 09)
nyu: in
chicago: in
northwestern: in
michigan: in
georgetown: in
vandy: in
texas: in (w/ $$$)
uva: waitlisted




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