162/3.7 URM

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162/3.7 URM

Postby HopevHistory » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:10 pm

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby law4vus » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:12 pm

Aim higher. You can get into a T14.

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby hdsoc » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:18 pm

I would play around on LSN and see the experiences of URMs with similar statistics. I don't think you're guaranteed a T14 but it's definitely a possibility, and T25 is a very strong possibility.

URM cycles are notoriously difficult to predict, so I'd apply to a number of schools and see what happens.

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby law4vus » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:20 pm

Oops, also:

HopevHistory wrote:
Chicago - WL
Columbia - WL
Drexel - A
Duke - A
Gonzaga A
Hofstra - A
Michigan State - A
U Penn - A
Pitt- A
Temple - A
Vanderbilt - A
UVA - A (if apply ED)
Wake Forest - A
Washington U - A
William & Mary - A


Again, a lot of these schools you don't need to apply to. You're going to get into a Top 25 school and more than likely a T14.

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby Flustercluck » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:31 pm

http://search.lawschoolnumbers.com/users/jd/?a=su&lsat2=164&lsatR=true&lsat1=160&lgpa1=3.50&lgpa2=3.70&urm=Only&workingCycle=1011

This is a Law School Numbers search for URMs with LSATs between 160-164 and GPAs from 3.5-3.7

Acceptances include Stanford, Columbia, NYU, UChi, UMich, Berkeley, Duke, Cornell, Georgetown...

URM cycles are unpredictable, I was rejected from multiple tier 1 schools and yet accepted to the highest ranked school to which I applied (T14). In other words, aim high and aim broad and you will probably be pleasantly surprised

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby HopevHistory » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:29 pm

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby HopevHistory » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:42 pm

Got into Duke on the Priority Track yesterday! :D

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby AS33 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:24 pm

HopevHistory wrote:Got into Duke on the Priority Track yesterday! :D


Congrats! I was just going to say, I'm an AA female (164/3.65) and I just got accepted into Duke PT as well. I've also submitted applications to Upenn, Uchicago, NYU, UMich, Gtown and GW (with fee waivers). After getting into Duke, I might as well apply to other T10 schools. What do I have to lose? If you are a URM (particularly AA) with scores around low 160's to mid 160's and a great GPA, aim BIG--you will be pleasantly surprised!

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby law4vus » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:46 pm

HopevHistory wrote:Got into Duke on the Priority Track yesterday! :D


Told you! ;)

Congrats!

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby shbe0701 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:25 pm

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby law4vus » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:29 pm

shbe0701 wrote:I'm a black male with the basically the same stats as you (162/3.63). My pre law adviser who went to three different top 10 schools for her UG, PHD, and JD, advised me to blanket the t14 schools with the exception of Yale. I'm pretty skeptical of this whole URM boost just as you are, but very qualified people are continuing to tell me to reach high.

If that helps for any reinforcement...


Why be skeptical? Check out law school numbers.

Anna Ivey explicitly stated that AA URMs get a 10 point LSAT boost.

Many people on this board themselves have gotten into schools where they would have needed some kind of "LSAT boost" to meet the medians published by the schools.

There is definitely a boost for URMs in LS admissions.

Reach as high as you can dream!

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby HopevHistory » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:15 am

shbe0701 wrote:I'm a black male with the basically the same stats as you (162/3.63). My pre law adviser who went to three different top 10 schools for her UG, PHD, and JD, advised me to blanket the t14 schools with the exception of Yale. I'm pretty skeptical of this whole URM boost just as you are, but very qualified people are continuing to tell me to reach high.

If that helps for any reinforcement...


Definitely! I wish you the best, sir. I've been getting a great deal encouragement so I'm confident that I will end up at an excellent school with outstanding opportunities. I'm at peace with the process now and know that I've done my piece. The rest is just patience and poise.

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby shbe0701 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:01 am

To you as well. Please keep us informed on the thread as of how your cycle progresses.

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby HopevHistory » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:34 am

In at William & Mary this morning. Also received some mail from Yale that's convinced me to apply. So far so GREAT!

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby AS33 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:58 am

HopevHistory wrote:In at William & Mary this morning. Also received some mail from Yale that's convinced me to apply. So far so GREAT!


Hmm. Do you think its even worth applying to Yale with my numbers? AA Female/164/3.65? I don't have a fee waiver...

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby HopevHistory » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:03 pm

AS33 wrote:
HopevHistory wrote:In at William & Mary this morning. Also received some mail from Yale that's convinced me to apply. So far so GREAT!


Hmm. Do you think its even worth applying to Yale with my numbers? AA Female/164/3.65? I don't have a fee waiver...


I'm just preparing my materials, not exactly sure if I'll click checkout lol but the letter was very persuasive about their interest in diversity and my candidacy despite my stats. I'm not expecting much, but people have made it clear that shooting too high is less of a regret than not trying.

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby AS33 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:21 pm

You're right. And if I don't, I will probably always wonder..

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby subtle » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:18 am

My LSN is in my profile. We basically have identical numbers, except I'm a girl. The fact that you're a boy will work in your favor. I got accepted to Columbia and WLed at Yale. So you'll be fine (as you're beginning to see).

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby HopevHistory » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:08 pm

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby HopevHistory » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:56 pm

I applied to NYU (with a fee waiver) and Harvard today after conversations with an admissions expert. The official/final count is 18 applications for this cycle. Also, just accepted to Michigan State with a full-tuition scholarship! (EDIT) and full ride from Wake Forest on 12/9. So far it's 5/5
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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby HopevHistory » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:48 am

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:53 am

Hey Hope. Nice looking cycle so far. Feel free to come and join us in the URM thread if you'd like: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=163473.

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby law4vus » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:01 pm

Congrats on the awesome cycle so far, Hope. I know you'd be good for $$ at a T10!
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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby soitgoes9 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:12 pm

Congrats so far! I would also add Berkeley and NW (if you have work exp)

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Re: 162/3.7 URM

Postby law4vus » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:38 pm

soitgoes9 wrote:Congrats so far! I would also add Berkeley and NW (if you have work exp)


True. Curious as to why you aren't applying to Michigan, also.




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