what should i aim for 160/3.87/URM

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what should i aim for 160/3.87/URM

Postby saito816 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:41 pm

I just got my results from the June LSAT and got a 160. I'm a little disappointed, but I only really studied hard for a couple of weeks prior to taking it so I guess it's to be expected. I'm considering retaking it in October, but really would rather not if I don't have to. Anyway, I'm an African American male, and 1/16 Cherokee. I am a business admin/ accounting double major with a 3.87 GPA. I have decent extracariculars because of heavy involvement with all of my school's business groups. Also I have interned at a local park district and Sam's Club along with some other stuff.
Originally I was just looking at schools around the top 30 with my first choice being Ohio State with Iowa, Indiana Bloomington, and Wake Forest being "reach schools". Then I visited this site and realized that being a URM gives me a much better shot then I originally anticipated. I did a little research using lawschoolpredictor.com and it gave me solid chances all the way through the top 20s. With possible consideration all the way up to Berkley. Is this actually realistic? I hadn't expected being AA to be that big of a boost :shock:
Were I to retake, I feel a 165 would not be completely out of the realm of possibility were I to greatly up my study time, considering I did not study very long at all for the last one and that would greatly up my chances. However, I don't really want to tempt fate and end up with a lower score and bring my average down.
Any Advice would be much appreciated

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Re: what should i aim for 160/3.87/URM

Postby saito816 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:11 pm

Anyone?

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Re: what should i aim for 160/3.87/URM

Postby 20121109 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:25 pm

LOL...you're not the only one who didn't know about the URM boost before TLS :) If you retake for 165+, HYS are possibilities. But even as you stand, I suggest you blanket the T14. And if you get WLed at the T6, unless the school at which you deposit says otherwise, do not withdraw. I personally know some people with stats lower than yours that recently got in off a T6 WL.

Good luck!!!

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Re: what should i aim for 160/3.87/URM

Postby ta06fsu » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:30 pm

You have excellent shot at T14 with $. I speak from experience and lawschoolnumbers.com profiles. Got one friend 153/3.7 just graduated from UPenn Law. Another friend 157/3.4 entering 2nd year at UMich Law. Me, mid 150's/3.7 (half tuition scholly) entering 1st year at WUSTL. Im quite surprised you did not know of your URM boost.

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Re: what should i aim for 160/3.87/URM

Postby Kurama » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:49 pm

PM me if you want more specifics but I promise you you will get into the top 10. You have a small shot at Yale. Your chances at Harvard and Stanford are pretty good, your chances at Chicago and Columbia are very good, and you are basically a lock for all the other top 14 schools. You will get money at many of the top 14.




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