3.85/170 URM Ivy

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PokemonMaster12
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3.85/170 URM Ivy

Postby PokemonMaster12 » Tue May 31, 2011 7:11 pm

Hey guys, wondering if you guys could chance me for some top schools...I essentially have no relevant EC's though I do hold leadership. I go to Cornell and I am Hispanic. After a lot of time researching, thinking, and comparing options (and believe me, I really am into law, but I need to have an almost definite ability to pay off loans and I am interested in BigLaw), I have decided that I will only go to law school if I get some kind of scholarship at CCN or get into Harvard/Stanford. My gpa is a 3.85 (strong upward trend, but doubt that matters), and my LSAT is 170. Also, I am an Applied Economics and Management major, which is technically a business program, but should I market it as economics? Please give me some chances at the following:

Harvard
Stanford
Columbia
NYU

Possibly Yale and Chicago, but I am not that interested in going to school in the Midwest, and I doubt I have a hook necessary to get into Yale. Thanks again!

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Corwin
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Re: 3.85/170 URM Ivy

Postby Corwin » Tue May 31, 2011 7:19 pm

What country is your family from?

PokemonMaster12
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Re: 3.85/170 URM Ivy

Postby PokemonMaster12 » Tue May 31, 2011 7:34 pm

I'm part-Mexican (father's side)

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Re: 3.85/170 URM Ivy

Postby tothePAIN » Tue May 31, 2011 7:35 pm

You can retake if you'd like to go up a few more points, but you're essentially golden. Other posters will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'd say that you should apply through CCN (yes, even Y) with good results.

A few more points on a retake may help, may not, but you're already set.

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Corwin
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Re: 3.85/170 URM Ivy

Postby Corwin » Tue May 31, 2011 9:14 pm

PokemonMaster12 wrote:I'm part-Mexican (father's side)

You have a great shot at Harvard, hispanic URMs have gotten in with numbers worse than yours. Yale is always a long shot, but someone who was 1/4 Mexican with your numbers got in last cycle: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/jravae/jd. Apply to all the T6 and a safety school. Good luck!




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