170 / 3.7 Latino, chances?

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Neatrends
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170 / 3.7 Latino, chances?

Postby Neatrends » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:12 am

Hi all,

I scored a 170 on the June LSAT and recently received notification of my 3.67 LSAC GPA. I was born in Colombia and my family immigrated to the US when I was in elementary school (will probably mention this experience in PS). Now I am a dual citizen. Went to undergrad at a large public university. I did two study abroad programs and was decently involved on campus.

Wondering what my chances are, and whether there's a chance of $.

Any input is appreciated.

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Re: 170 / 3.7 Latino, chances?

Postby law4vus » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:39 am

Unfortunately, only Puerto Ricans and Mexicans get the big URM boost from law schools. I tend to think that being "other" Latino may help a little bit (as compared to being white or asian), but not enough to help you outperform your numbers significantly.

That being said, you have a good LSAT score and solid GPA and regardless of any boost, you should get in somewhere in the lower T14. If you put together a strong application I think you'll be fine.

Good luck!

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Re: 170 / 3.7 Latino, chances?

Postby booboo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:55 am

Chances at what?

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Re: 170 / 3.7 Latino, chances?

Postby Neatrends » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:09 pm

Chances at T14 minus HYS and chances of $ at lower T14

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Re: 170 / 3.7 Latino, chances?

Postby Neatrends » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:40 pm

anybody else care to provide feedback?

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Re: 170 / 3.7 Latino, chances?

Postby flexityflex86 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:49 pm

if you want $ don't ed. i think you're strong 7-14, and will get some $ somewhere. ed'ing to columbia/nyu may be worth a shot.

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Re: 170 / 3.7 Latino, chances?

Postby HYSnNothingLess » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:40 am

law4vus wrote:Unfortunately, only Puerto Ricans and Mexicans get the big URM boost from law schools.


Yay! I'm Puerto Rican! :mrgreen:

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Re: 170 / 3.7 Latino, chances?

Postby Neatrends » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:13 pm

shameless bump




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