Chances at UT, University of Houston or Southern Methodist U

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osalinas44
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Chances at UT, University of Houston or Southern Methodist U

Postby osalinas44 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:26 pm

I have followed this forum for a while but this is my first post. I just recieved my June 2010 LSAT scores on Friday and I am satisfied with the score I got (161). My question is should I buy the Powerscore admissions help. I figure that I should since I will only be applying to law school once in my life and I might as well give it my best shot. Also if anybody has ever bought the Powerscore admissions help please post your review your experience. A little about myself....
GPA. 3.65
LSAT. 161
URM (Mexican American)
Residency- Texas
Worked through college, worked as a facilitator for a non-profit that taught life skills to juveniles who were at risk of being involved in gangs and also to those who had already been incarcerated before, worked at a museum giving tours, worked at an alternative school tutoring and trying to get kids to enroll in college and now I work as a researcher for an oil and gas company.

Also I interned for a congressman, went to D.C for an academic seminar for 17 days. I am also an Americorps volunteer, and have done quite a bit of volunteer activities (my favorite being Habitat for Humanity) For a year I was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children.

I am also an athlete, I am a competative Boxer who has 25 fights and I have trained and fought during my college career.

I want to apply to quite a bit of places mostly here in Texas. I want to try to get into UT and I want to know if Admissions help from Powerscore will give me a better shot at being admitted to UT. Thank you for your time.

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Re: Chances at UT, University of Houston or Southern Methodist U

Postby luhrenzo » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:32 pm

haha almost a copy and paste from your previous thread.

i'd say you're a lock at UofH and almost a lock at SMU unless you killed someone or turn in a sloppy application packet

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Re: Chances at UT, University of Houston or Southern Methodist U

Postby osalinas44 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:35 pm

luhrenzo wrote:haha almost a copy and paste from your previous thread.

i'd say you're a lock at UofH and almost a lock at SMU unless you killed someone or turn in a sloppy application packet



Funny yeah I want to get a bunch of different opinions. I like Dallas cause I am a Cowboys fan. Hopefully, they win go to the Super Bowl (again) some time before I die.

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Re: Chances at UT, University of Houston or Southern Methodist U

Postby luhrenzo » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:38 pm

osalinas44 wrote:
luhrenzo wrote:haha almost a copy and paste from your previous thread.

i'd say you're a lock at UofH and almost a lock at SMU unless you killed someone or turn in a sloppy application packet



Funny yeah I want to get a bunch of different opinions. I like Dallas cause I am a Cowboys fan. Hopefully, they win go to the Super Bowl (again) some time before I die.


i think that's a GREAT reason to pick a law school (j/k i realize you were being comical)

im kind of in a similar situation. im right between getting into UT and money at SMU but it looks like I'll take a yr off unless i get into NYU or Vandy of the WLs

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Re: Chances at UT, University of Houston or Southern Methodist U

Postby osalinas44 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:42 pm

luhrenzo wrote:
osalinas44 wrote:
luhrenzo wrote:haha almost a copy and paste from your previous thread.

i'd say you're a lock at UofH and almost a lock at SMU unless you killed someone or turn in a sloppy application packet



Funny yeah I want to get a bunch of different opinions. I like Dallas cause I am a Cowboys fan. Hopefully, they win go to the Super Bowl (again) some time before I die.


i think that's a GREAT reason to pick a law school (j/k i realize you were being comical)

im kind of in a similar situation. im right between getting into UT and money at SMU but it looks like I'll take a yr off unless i get into NYU or Vandy of the WLs



Cool I think I want to be a criminal defense attorney so, in the end does it really matter where I go? Should I be looking at where I can get in at the best price?

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Re: Chances at UT, University of Houston or Southern Methodist U

Postby PrincetonLaw » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:47 pm

osalinas44 wrote:
luhrenzo wrote:
osalinas44 wrote:
luhrenzo wrote:haha almost a copy and paste from your previous thread.

i'd say you're a lock at UofH and almost a lock at SMU unless you killed someone or turn in a sloppy application packet



Funny yeah I want to get a bunch of different opinions. I like Dallas cause I am a Cowboys fan. Hopefully, they win go to the Super Bowl (again) some time before I die.


i think that's a GREAT reason to pick a law school (j/k i realize you were being comical)

im kind of in a similar situation. im right between getting into UT and money at SMU but it looks like I'll take a yr off unless i get into NYU or Vandy of the WLs



Cool I think I want to be a criminal defense attorney so, in the end does it really matter where I go? Should I be looking at where I can get in at the best price?


id be hesitant to say you are going to practice a particular type. interests, goals and circumstances change unpredictably over time. BUT if that doesnt matter to you i might look at some of the specialty rankings and worry more about affordability

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Re: Chances at UT, University of Houston or Southern Methodist U

Postby rjr575 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:58 pm

You have a much better chance of getting into UT then most will think.

Make sure you apply for Early Decision.

As well, make yourself stand out from a diversity standpoint. Texas has one of the highest percentages of Mexican-American students. So be different, and impress admissions with a killer personal statement.

FYI, I am a Mexican (URM) with a higher GPA, but lower LSAT. And I am in at Texas with money.

Best of Luck

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Re: Chances at UT, University of Houston or Southern Methodist U

Postby osalinas44 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:01 pm

rjr575 wrote:You have a much better chance of getting into UT then most will think.

Make sure you apply for Early Decision.

As well, make yourself stand out from a diversity standpoint. Texas has one of the highest percentages of Mexican-American students. So be different, and impress admissions with a killer personal statement.

FYI, I am a Mexican (URM) with a higher GPA, but lower LSAT. And I am in at Texas with money.

Best of Luck


Thanks that is good news, my goal is to submit my application by the middle of September.




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