Columbia law school question.

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Columbia11
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Columbia law school question.

Postby Columbia11 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:03 am

I am a minority- Hispanic/Asian
First member of my family to apply to law school.
Will take the lsat this dec.
Two very strong letter of recommendations. (Both professors voiced how they have never had a student as driven as me)
Hopefully, the following may assist in your opinion.

EDUCATION

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of Arts Candidate, Political Science, May 2011
Minor: Pre-M.B.A.
GPA: Cumulative: 3.86/4.0; Major: 4.0/4.0; Minor: 4.0/4.0
Honors: Loyola Transfer Scholarship; Dean’s List All Semesters; Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society); Alpha Sigma Nu (Highest Honor Society for a Jesuit Institution); Participated in The John Marshall Law School Summer LEAP Program;
Received Best Advocate Award and Placed Second in The John Marshal Summer LEAP Mock Trial Competition
Activities: Worked 40 hours per week freshman and sophomore year; participated in Loyola’s service learning recycling program; active member of LUSO (Loyola University Sociology Student Organization)

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:07 am

Mexican? Puerto Rican?

Also this thread is useless without an LSAT score.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby Columbia11 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:26 am

Honduran, Guatemalan, and Malaysian. I hope to score around the 165 range.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:38 am

No shot with a 165

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby Columbia11 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:52 am

What about NYU?

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby whymeohgodno » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:56 am

Again none.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby kazu » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:57 am

whymeohgodno wrote:Also this thread is useless without an LSAT score.


Aim for the best score possible. 165 will not cut it. Come back later w/ real score.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:40 am

172.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby Columbia11 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:40 pm

This is just so depressing because Columbia has always been my dream school. I have worked so hard in school, but it doesn't count for crap if I don't score a 170 or up.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby Ginj » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:41 pm

Columbia11 wrote:This is just so depressing because Columbia has always been my dream school. I have worked so hard in school, but it doesn't count for crap if I don't score a 170 or up.


Yep.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:47 pm

Ginj wrote:
Columbia11 wrote:This is just so depressing because Columbia has always been my dream school. I have worked so hard in school, but it doesn't count for crap if I don't score a 170 or up.


Yep.


So eloquent.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby trudat15 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:04 pm

Columbia11 wrote:This is just so depressing because Columbia has always been my dream school. I have worked so hard in school, but it doesn't count for crap if I don't score a 170 or up.


If you become Mexican or Puerto Rican, you'll have a great shot!

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby Ragged » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:08 pm

FuManChusco wrote:172.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby Balthy » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:32 pm

Take a year off and score a 170+

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby MysticalWheel » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:24 pm

172 is likely about 65% or so; to have a shot, I'd say you need at least a 169. But with your quasi-URM status and solid GPA, you should really be shooting for 173+ for a stab at the big H.

MW

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby im_blue » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:01 pm

Columbia11 wrote:This is just so depressing because Columbia has always been my dream school. I have worked so hard in school, but it doesn't count for crap if I don't score a 170 or up.

Yeah, but there are enough students with your GPA or better to fill Columbia's class 1,000 times over, and many from a better UG or harder major than yours.

You'll need a 170-172 for Columbia or NYU.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:11 pm

im_blue wrote:
Columbia11 wrote:This is just so depressing because Columbia has always been my dream school. I have worked so hard in school, but it doesn't count for crap if I don't score a 170 or up.

Yeah, but there are enough students with your GPA or better to fill Columbia's class 1,000 times over, and many from a better UG or harder major than yours.

You'll need a 170-172 for Columbia or NYU.


sense of self-entitlement ftl.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby policestate1234 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:13 pm

Work harder for a better LSAT score if it's your dream. Hth

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby arkansawyer » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:16 pm

I recommend lsatblog.blogspot.com

It got me a 174, no kaplan crap...

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby Columbia11 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:24 pm

Thank you everybody for your advice.

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Re: Columbia law school question.

Postby drywallr » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:02 am

Funny coincidence, I go to Tulane and am also applying to law school. I scored a 171 (I was scoring 180s on practices but had a bad set of circumstances test day, I'm too broke to retake) and tutor in the New Orleans area. PM me if you're interested.




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