Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

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Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:48 pm

Chances?

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:57 pm

Is it possible to get in one of them if I blanket them all?

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby shoeshine » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:58 pm

Not a great chance but yeah you definitely have a shot.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:02 pm

Gpa is low because of my moms sickness and that we almost got evicted. So I had to go back and forth from school to take care of her and pay bills....

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:02 pm

Gtown is My fav though

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby socraticmethodman » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:06 pm

Your gpa is low, but URM cycles (aa males in particular) are unpredictable. With that being said, I would blanket the t14, and also apply to strong regional schools in areas you would like to practice.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby albanach » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:08 pm

This person had numbers not dissimilar:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/slightlystoopid/jd

Helpfully they also detail how their cycle went. I wonder if the strong upward GPA trend might have helped them. Do you have anything similar?

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:11 pm

I have an upward grade trend but nothing like that kid

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:11 pm

If you can write well and you apply to all of them, I would say 100%.

No way you aren't getting in a few, actually. Just write a non-excuse and honest grade addendum. Make sure there is something in there about how you won't repeat that performance.

Show your PS to everyone. I thought I was a decent writer and during the PS process I found out I was not. It was humbling, but it really helped.

Good luck.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:15 pm

Thanks! I was gonna blanket all of them and apply to 5 strong regional schools; MA, FL, DC, NY, CA

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby TheFactor » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:49 am

No chance in hell you get shut out of the T14 with that LSAT score.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:00 am

I'd say you have a shot, but you may want to consider an ED to your favorite with that GPA...

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby Verity » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:01 am

UVA and NU are easily your best bets. Frankly, unless you've got a very, very compelling story and impressive resume, don't bother with T6.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:55 am

@Holly Golightly

Im gonna ED to GULC.....My hometown is DC and I want to practice law in DC.

@Verity

I agree, but Im applying to Harvard regardless (even though we both know what's gonna happen lol)

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:57 am

My List

Harvard
GULC
GWU
UVA
Northwestern
W & M
American
Maryland
George Mason

As you can see, I want to stay in the DC area with the exception of a couple schools.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby albanach » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:30 am

1l_2012 wrote:As you can see, I want to stay in the DC area with the exception of a couple schools.


What about Vandy? I think they have continued to place well ITE and might offer decent money.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:35 am

@albanach

I didnt look at Vandy. How are they with splitters?

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby BruceWayne » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:50 am

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby albanach » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:00 am

1l_2012 wrote:@albanach

I didnt look at Vandy. How are they with splitters?


Law School Numbers suggests they have both taken and rejected candidates with that sort of GPA. Apply early and you'll need to take an interview. Of course an interview can work heavily in your favor, letting you explain what was going on and why things have improved.

I reckon someone in the T14 will take you, but probably at sticker. If you're debt adverse, applying a little lower could open up some decent scholarships too.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:25 am

Any chance GULC might accept me...or waitlist

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:35 pm

People are being overly optimistic in this thread. Though I understand that male AA URM is the biggest boost you get, as a MX/PR URM with similar numbers there is a chance OP strikes out. Of course there is a very good chance that one of the T14 will take him, there is also a decent chance none of them will. Having looked at LSN pretty over the past few years for people with similar numbers has basically shown that URMs with these numbers usually get 1, maybe 2 T14s and it is pretty easy to see that it could have easily been none.

While numerically this makes less sense imo (there are probably fewer high LSAT URMs than there are high GPA URMs), that is how law schools do it. Being a superlow GPA URM (sub 3) is usually worse than being a superlow LSAT URM (sub 160).

OP, check your PM's.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby 1l_2012 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:57 pm

Hey Guys,

If I wanted to practice entertainment law, what law schools should I be looking at?

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby SuperCool23 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:14 pm

How did you study for the lsat? I'm sure you will get into a school with that lsat score.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby bmore » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:25 pm

I think E Law is mainly about connections.

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Re: Chances at t-14, AA male, 2.6, 176

Postby Verity » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:26 pm

If you're an Awesome Alpha male, then I'd say you're a lock anywhere.




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