3.58/173

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whirledpeas86
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3.58/173

Postby whirledpeas86 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:00 am

Just wondering what my chances are since I'm shooting for T14 with a less than stellar GPA (3.58) and a decent LSAT score (173). I'm a gay black woman (diversity cocktail!) with a background in psychology and counseling. I'm planning to study either family and juvenile law or mental health law/advocacy. Here's the list of my top picks:

~Chicago (dream school)
~Columbia
~NYU
~Boalt
~U Michigan
~Cornell
~U Penn
~UT Austin
~UCLA

So, what do you all think?

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Re: 3.58/173

Postby kazu » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:32 am

Especially considering your racial background, I'm thinking you really, really need to add YHS to that list.

Leaving the detailed analysis to other posters since URM chances aren't my specialty.

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Re: 3.58/173

Postby cigrainger » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:38 am

Add YHS, but if Chicago is your dream school I think you have a shot at getting a significant amount of money there. Good luck!

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whirledpeas86
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Re: 3.58/173

Postby whirledpeas86 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:44 am

cigrainger wrote:Add YHS, but if Chicago is your dream school I think you have a shot at getting a significant amount of money there. Good luck!


Chicago has a great mental health law clinic and I love the city, so getting a nice scholarship there would be sweeet. Though, to be honest, I haven't done much (if any) research on HYS, since I assumed that my GPA put them out of reach...

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Re: 3.58/173

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:18 am

As you said before, your race and sexual orientation makes you a "diversity cocktail." That coupled with your impressive LSAT score gives you a chance at admission + $$$ at any law school. Carpet-bomb the T14 if you can.

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Re: 3.58/173

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:10 am

Yup, being a black woman, with your stats, you are guaranteed admission to all the schools you listed. You have a very good chance at Harvard, Yale, and Stanford as well so I would consider that.




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