AssumptionRequired wrote:czelede wrote:alicen wrote:thanks for your input guys. i know being asian doesn't help, sort of said it because i thought it would hurt? maybe it does nothing. and i'm not international.
i guess i would ask then, would it be better to take december lsat, assuming my score would be higher [i think it would...messed up this time around], even if it meant delaying my application? if the improvement of my lsat is like 2 points, would it still be better to wait til whenever that december score comes out? or will the difference in time hurt enough to cancel out difference in lsat?
From what I've been able to discern from the process, being Asian doesn't hurt you for law school applications. It certainly doesn't help, but it's not like undergrad.
Send your applications in now with a hold for the December test, a few points on the LSAT would do wonders for your very solid GPA.
? does it help in UG? because i feel like they are ORM in UG as well....
No I was trying to say that it doesn't help for law school, but at least it doesn't hurt this time around. It hurts a LOT in UG, apparently.
From the Boston Globe:
Princeton sociologist Thomas Espenshade, who reviewed data from 10 elite colleges, writes in "No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal'' that Asian applicants typically need an extra 140 points to compete with white students. In fact, according to Princeton lecturer Russell Nieli, there may be an "Asian ceiling'' at Princeton, a number above which the admissions office refuses to venture.
(Article here: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/edito ... americans/)