155/3.78 URM, Stay at home mom

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cillaortiz
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155/3.78 URM, Stay at home mom

Postby cillaortiz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:29 pm

I'm a long time lurker and first time poster. I would appreciate any feedback. I have these stats and graduated from Cal. URM- Mexican American, First generation college graduate. I'm also a non-trad & current stay at home mom. I do have years of work experience also. I need to stay in Southern California due to family. Any thoughts on my chances at Loyola or Pepperdine? I'm pretty certain that UCLA & USC are out of the question. I have all my materials/apps ready to go.
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Re: 155/3.78 URM

Postby clintone88 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:33 pm

cillaortiz wrote:I'm a long time lurker and first time poster. I would appreciate any feedback. I have these stats and graduated from Cal. I'm a non-trad & current stay at home mom. I do have years of work experience also. I need to stay in Southern California due to family. Any thoughts on my chances at Loyola or Pepperdine? I'm pretty certain that UCLA & USC are out of the question. I have all my materials/apps ready to go.


I have a friend who had 157 3.7 URM and got into Pepperdine with some money, and got waitlisted at UCLA (ultimately rejected), so I would think you're probably strong for Pepperdine at the very least.

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Re: 155/3.78 URM, Stay at home mom

Postby thexfactor » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:37 pm

ucla and usc is not out of the question... I know you dont want to hear this but... retake and get a 157+ will do wonders for you....
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/blackmamba/jd
54k scholarship at USC with a 157

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Re: 155/3.78 URM, Stay at home mom

Postby cillaortiz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:46 pm

I didn't want to hear that. Although, I kind of expected it. This was my second time taking the test. In June I cancelled because I knew I did horrible on the games. Won't it look bad taking it a third time?

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Re: 155/3.78 URM, Stay at home mom

Postby thexfactor » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:49 pm

No. Schools generally do not care. 2-5 pts will do wonders for you. If you are doing poorly on the logic games section. Get the logic games bible. That is the easiest section to improve.

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Re: 155/3.78 URM, Stay at home mom

Postby cillaortiz » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:02 am

Logic games is the only section that I consistenly get -1 to -3 wrong. It is LR that I have the hardest time with.

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Re: 155/3.78 URM, Stay at home mom

Postby thexfactor » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:03 am

try the logic reasoning bible? That whole series is really helpful.

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Re: 155/3.78 URM, Stay at home mom

Postby cillaortiz » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:06 am

I actually have the entire series. I studied for about 4 months total for both June & October. I was averaging low 160's on my PT's with my highest at a 164. I did all of the most recen tests (PT38-59). I'm not sure what happened especially with Oct. The pdf's aren't available so I can't even see where I made the most mistakes.




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