3.4 UGPA, 167-172 LSAT URM

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jimbo1220
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3.4 UGPA, 167-172 LSAT URM

Postby jimbo1220 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:28 am

Hi,

Curious in hearing what you folks think about this profile:

-3.4 UGPA HYPSM (engineering)
-PhD student (engineering) at HYS, 3.7 GPA
-consistently been scoring 167-172 on LSAT diagnostics
-published research
-strong involvement in a few ECs
-Mexican-American male

My goal is to apply to the law school at the school I'm currently attending (HYS) and try for a joint degree program. I realize HYS is hardly a guarantee for anyone, but do you think I might have a palatable shot? I may apply to other schools as well, though I don't see myself leaving my program anytime soon.

Thank you in advance for your responses.

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Shooter
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Re: 3.4 UGPA, 167-172 LSAT URM

Postby Shooter » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:25 am

Are you just collecting degrees?

I mean, a PhD, a JD, and another graduate degree just sounds like overkill.

Aside from that, you have a pretty good shot (a fact of which I suspect you are already aware).

jimbo1220
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Re: 3.4 UGPA, 167-172 LSAT URM

Postby jimbo1220 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:31 pm

Shooter wrote:Are you just collecting degrees?

I mean, a PhD, a JD, and another graduate degree just sounds like overkill.


Sorry, the joint degree program would be JD/PhD with the program I'm already in. Definitely not looking for a third graduate degree.

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Re: 3.4 UGPA, 167-172 LSAT URM

Postby bdubs » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:40 pm

I think that you have a good shot if you can clearly articulate why you want a JD. I also think that it will depend somewhat on which one of HYS you are at.

If you just think about it a bit Y&S are both very small programs which turn away a lot of people, giving you a seat almost necessarily means taking it away from someone else with better stats. It's also not clear that Y or S are hurting for enough qualified minority applicants. On the other hand Harvard offered 833 people last year so your chance of getting them to consider a uniquely qualified URM seem like they would be higher.

This is all just speculation though since you are the probably a very unique candidate in general and there is no data to reference.




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