AA URM Chances at HYS?

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AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby HopefulFish » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:28 pm

3.5/164, African American male, first generation college graduate (T20), poverty background in downtown Chicago, strong volunteer work, and at least 1 very strong, personal letter from Vice chancellor of my UG. Been out of college for 4 years.

Are my #s too low for my chances?
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nonprofit-prophet
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Re: AA URM Chances at HYP?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:30 pm

lock at P

Edit: nice quick edit on the title.

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DoubleChecks
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Re: AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby DoubleChecks » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:39 pm

yes i would say so, out at all 3, sry

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Re: AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby bdubs » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:26 pm

Did the Vice Chancellor actually teach any of your courses or work directly with you in an academic capacity? If not, this might not be seen as a strong letter of recc. even if it says great things.

Honestly, AA males are really not common but I would think your LSAT is a bit on the low side for HYS.

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Re: AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby MrKappus » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:30 pm

You're not getting HYS w/ 3.4/163. Lower your standards.

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Re: AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby Na_Swatch » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:53 pm

Hmm if you can get your LSAT up to around 170 you'll have a decent shot at HYS.. any chance of a retake?

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Re: AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby HopefulFish » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:12 am

Na_Swatch wrote:Hmm if you can get your LSAT up to around 170 you'll have a decent shot at HYS.. any chance of a retake?


Yes. Im confident that I can do upper 160s.

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CGI Fridays
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Re: AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby CGI Fridays » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:13 am

Have you, perchance, familiarized yourself with http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/ ?

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Re: AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby TCScrutinizer » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:48 pm

With a ~170 you've got an excellent chance. Otherwise blanket the T14 and see who bites. AA males are highly sought after and with a solid resume you could be in at any of them.

May be relevant to your interests:
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ohmboy/jd

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CGI Fridays
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Re: AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby CGI Fridays » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:55 pm

TCScrutinizer wrote:May be relevant to your interests:
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ohmboy/jd


So, so jealous...
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Re: AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby EbonyEsq » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:54 pm

MrKappus wrote:You're not getting HYS w/ 3.4/163. Lower your standards.


*SIGH*


OP,

Check out these profiles:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/iamgeorge34/jd
AA Male: 3.12/164 in at Harvard

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/RandomBlackGuy/jd
AA Male: 3.23/166 in at Harvard and Stanford


There are a few other AA females that got into Harvard with similar numbers. All this to say that at the end of the day, apply everywhere because you just never know what's possible. Just make sure to get those applications out EARLY and have an amazing applicant package (with a stellar personal statement and diversity statement and where applicable "Why X Law School") in your application.

Good luck to you!!!

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Re: AA URM Chances at HYS?

Postby MrKappus » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:58 pm

^ Save the sighs. Those are from 04-05 and 05-06 cycles. Hate to be the one to have to tell you this, but law school's harder to get into now. Pick up a newspaper.




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