22, Hispanic Female, 3.3 GPA from UCLA, needed LSAT score???

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22, Hispanic Female, 3.3 GPA from UCLA, needed LSAT score???

Postby Jenny19 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:50 pm

What do I need on the LSAT to be accepted to a top 30 law school?

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Re: 22, Hispanic Female, 3.3 GPA from UCLA, needed LSAT score???

Postby gustrock » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:55 pm

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Re: 22, Hispanic Female, 3.3 GPA from UCLA, needed LSAT score???

Postby sporkdevil » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:07 pm

Depends on the school. If you have a good URM story, you could certainly hit a few with a mid to high 150's. (Hispanics are URM's, right?)

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Re: 22, Hispanic Female, 3.3 GPA from UCLA, needed LSAT score???

Postby KevinP » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:17 am

lishi wrote:The general consensus on this board (TLS) is that the only groups to receive URM (Under Represented Minority) boosts are: Black/African Americans, Native Americans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans.

If you are from any other Latin American or Spanish speaking country, the consensus is to just check the Hispanic box. You may not receive as much of a boost as those that check Mexican or Puerto Rican, but it may still help you in showing diversity to the class.

For Native Americans some schools require that you show a tribe affiliation. This is not all schools, but check with the schools you are interested in before deciding to check this box.

For Arabs/Indians/Pakistanians/Middle Easterners, for law school purposes you are usually not considered a URM. This is for a variety of reasons. It's most likely not fair, but life isn't fair.

Good Luck to everyone who is applying to law school!!!!


As I understand the term, Hispanic is a general term for Spanish speaking countries. Are you Mexican, Puerto Rican, or some other subset of Hispanic?

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Re: 22, Hispanic Female, 3.3 GPA from UCLA, needed LSAT score???

Postby dissonance1848 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:28 pm

Can't apply URM unless you are either Puerto Rican or Mexican. Sorry, this isn't like applying to undergrad, where people who are basically white and rich from Mexico, Brazil, etc. get into Harvard by claiming they are Hispanic.

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Re: 22, Hispanic Female, 3.3 GPA from UCLA, needed LSAT score???

Postby hijodehombre » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:33 pm

dissonance1848 wrote:Can't apply URM unless you are either Puerto Rican or Mexican. Sorry, this isn't like applying to undergrad, where people who are basically white and rich from Mexico, Brazil, etc. get into Harvard by claiming they are Hispanic.


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