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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby Sauer Grapes » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:00 pm

OP, are you black? If so, get a 170 and enjoy Georgetown or even possibly a better school.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby darrionwillis » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:02 pm

yes i am black...lol URM

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:04 pm

darrionwillis wrote:yes i am black...lol URM



UVA/GULC FT are now in play.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby darrionwillis » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:05 pm

+1

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby Sauer Grapes » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:06 pm

darrionwillis wrote:yes i am black...lol URM

OK... I thought you might be, although I don't think you had said so or anyone else had asked. That is a complete game changer, and if you score a 170, you should do very well, assuming that the rest of your application is strong and your GPA doesn't disqualify you from certain T14 schools. I'm not sure if the "unofficial" gpa cut-offs apply to URMs. I'm sure at some of the T14 they do, but I have to think that some will relax their GPA cut-offs for URM.

Good luck on the LSAT. Score a 170 and you need not look at any of the other schools on your list other than Georgetown. You should add some top schools to your list though.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:06 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
darrionwillis wrote:yes i am black...lol URM



UVA/GULC FT are now in play.


IMO, I'd apply to the entire T14. URM + Splitter is impossible to predict. He'll get something.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby Sauer Grapes » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:07 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
darrionwillis wrote:yes i am black...lol URM



UVA/GULC FT are now in play.


IMO, I'd apply to the entire T14. URM + Splitter is impossible to predict. He'll get something.

+1. I'm not sure why no one had asked such a pivotal question.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:10 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
UVA/GULC FT are now in play.


IMO, I'd apply to the entire T14. URM + Splitter is impossible to predict. He'll get something.

+1. I'm not sure why no one had asked such a pivotal question.


White guilt, with a name like Darrion Willis it would look like we were stereotypers.

JK

It's up the poster to give us relevant information. Most people aren't URM and we shouldn't have to ask each time if they are.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby darrionwillis » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:10 pm

Ok going back to my connections. I graduate from a top charter HS in 2008 and there are 8 ppl that founded the school back in 2001. the main founder is working as the prez of the HS. So one thing all of those founders have in common is that they all went to GULC. And yesterday at the law forum in dc, i spoke with the admission director about them and my hs and she knew about it and sounded excited to see me. My hs is a law-related college prep school but the thing is im the only alumni so far that is applying to law school.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby D. H2Oman » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:12 pm

darrionwillis wrote:Ok going back to my connections. I graduate from a top charter HS in 2008 and there are 8 ppl that founded the school back in 2001. the main founder is working as the prez of the HS. So one thing all of those founders have in common is that they all went to GULC. And yesterday at the law forum in dc, i spoke with the admission director about them and my hs and she knew about it and sounded excited to see me. My hs is a law-related college prep school but the thing is im the only alumni so far that is applying to law school.



Probably won't help you that much dude...but

Black+170=In at Georgetown.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby Sauer Grapes » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:13 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
UVA/GULC FT are now in play.


IMO, I'd apply to the entire T14. URM + Splitter is impossible to predict. He'll get something.

+1. I'm not sure why no one had asked such a pivotal question.


White guilt, with a name like Darrion Willis it would look like we were stereotypers.

JK

It's up the poster to give us relevant information. Most people aren't URM and we shouldn't have to ask each time if they are.

Probably so... still, someone had to be un-PC and ask the question.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby D-ROCCA » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:14 pm

URM status changes the ballgame. Get that GPA up to 3.0 and blanket T-14. With your URM status and connections to GULC, it seems like you're in there.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby darrionwillis » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:22 pm

thanks! is there any other schools you guys suggest that i apply to with my stats and URM status?

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby D-ROCCA » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:24 pm

T-14 and the top regional schools in the markets you are considering

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby darrionwillis » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:34 pm

cool....what about splitter friendly schools?

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby darrionwillis » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:34 pm

or schools that care about your lsat

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby jeremydc » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:38 pm

We are kind of in the same boat here. Im a Jr as well and have about the same GPA. The only difference is that I am Hawaiian and there is no clear way to say that I am a URM.

With a 170 I am sure you can get into top schools.

You can look on LSN to see what schools care about LSAT more.

I wish Hawaiian was as clear cut as Black in terns of URM status but whatever.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby nycsoul87 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:38 pm

Darrion,

IF you actually get a 170, apply to all of T14 plus the typical midwestern splitter schools (WUSTL, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana-Bloomington, etc.)

But you are a URM, so I don't think you need to worry about schools outside of T30- you'll get into a T14.

Let's wait on a score though. Don't worry, it's just a few more days if you took it in June :)

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby darrionwillis » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:40 pm

i mean i dont expect to get into any IVY's or schools like stanford or ucla....but who knows what might happen

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby darrionwillis » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:41 pm

i was gonna apply to like 20 schools. how many schools should i apply to with stats similar to GULC?

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby NayBoer » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:49 pm

Apply to Midwestern splitter schools as though you'll get very little boost. Apply to reaches like you'll get a big boost.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby iamcutdacheck » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:50 pm

darrionwillis wrote:Ok going back to my connections. I graduate from a top charter HS in 2008 and there are 8 ppl that founded the school back in 2001. the main founder is working as the prez of the HS. So one thing all of those founders have in common is that they all went to GULC. And yesterday at the law forum in dc, i spoke with the admission director about them and my hs and she knew about it and sounded excited to see me. My hs is a law-related college prep school but the thing is im the only alumni so far that is applying to law school.


:?

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby darrionwillis » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:56 pm

iamcutdacheck:

I guess you can say im lucky lol

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby iamcutdacheck » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:08 pm

darrionwillis wrote:Ok going back to my connections. I graduate from a top charter HS in 2008 and there are 8 ppl that founded the school back in 2001. the main founder is working as the prez of the HS. So one thing all of those founders have in common is that they all went to GULC. And yesterday at the law forum in dc, i spoke with the admission director about them and my hs and she knew about it and sounded excited to see me. My hs is a law-related college prep school but the thing is im the only alumni so far that is applying to law school.


Make sure your grammar and writing is better on any and all correspondence with prospective law schools than it is on this message board.

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Re: 2.8 LSDAS GPA hoping to get 170 LSAT PLEASE HELP

Postby Thirteen » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:09 pm

darrionwillis wrote:i was gonna apply to like 20 schools. how many schools should i apply to with stats similar to GULC?


Apply anywhere you would go in the T14. Whenever you get your score, e-mail schools and ask for a fee waiver. If you get a 170, someone will take a chance on you.




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