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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby llachans » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:00 pm


rglifberg
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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby rglifberg » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:06 pm

Thanks I have tried that before but I would love some one with actual experience with a similiar situation b/c these predictors don't take into account an upward grade trend or being Hispanic (if that helps) Thanks

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby llachans » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:19 pm

Everyone will say come back with real numbers.

What kind of Hispanic are you? You'll get a boost if you are Mexican or Puerto Rican.

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby rglifberg » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:22 pm

Nicaraguan if that helps

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby cutecarmel » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:29 pm

I think its funny how this forum is asking for people to give advice on your chances, but people continue to leave links to sites that predict numbers.

Anyways, I would suggest that you continue studying REALLY hard for your LSAT. PTs in the 160s are great, but you should always be prepared for the possibility that you may do worse on the actual test. Don't psych yourself out or anything though.

Several schools look at upward trends of grades. You can also add an Academic Addendum to your application explaining your GPA.

I think your best chance is at FIU, because their average LSAT scores are 152-157, which will put you above the average, and may help to compensate for your low GPA. However, Florida has a lot of law schools and you will be competing against grads from higher ranked schools (FSU, UF, Miami) for jobs.

I think you should apply to all three. UF can be your stretch and there is still a possibility that you will get in.


Write a good PS and make sure your LSAT scores a great

Good luck

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby llachans » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:29 pm

Unfortunately, you won't get a boost from that. Also, law schools will use your cumulative GPA but if you write a strong addendum, they will factor in the strong upward trend. Definitely write an addendum though.

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby rglifberg » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:31 pm

Thank you very much I appreciate it! Cant wait to take the LSAT and get a definitive number

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby swilson215 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:41 am

llachans wrote:Unfortunately, you won't get a boost from that. Also, law schools will use your cumulative GPA but if you write a strong addendum, they will factor in the strong upward trend. Definitely write an addendum though.


Not necessarily true. I'm Guatemalan and I'm pretty sure I got a little boost, just not as substantial as what I would have gotten from being Mexican or PR. But I would def second the addendum suggestion.

As far as targeting schools, I was around/in your boat as far as numbers go, and one of my biggest regrets from my app cycle was that I didn't aim as high as I probably should have. Check around LSN, and make sure that you don't rule yourself out of the T1 completely. With those numbers and a (small) minority boost, you'll be able to get in to a bunch of places, even some T1s, with $$.

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby rglifberg » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:17 pm

Thanks appreciate your response. That's what I was thinking maybe not as much of a boost but I feel like Nicaraguan's are still a pretty small minority in law schools.

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby swilson215 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:42 pm

rglifberg wrote:Thanks appreciate your response. That's what I was thinking maybe not as much of a boost but I feel like Nicaraguan's are still a pretty small minority in law schools.


The thing is that MX/PR gets a consistent URM boost at any law school. A URM boost for "other" hispanic origins is possible, but hardly compulsory or consistent -- in another thread vanwinkle pointed out that it will depend on the school and they way they qualify their URMs.

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby rglifberg » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:39 am

Oh, okay. Damn that sucks for me lol. Hopefully I get some boost out of it.

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby Azmatt » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:21 pm

... I'm.. 1/4 Mex.. URM.. similar numbers.

160. 3.01 gpa. I think I did much better on the DEC test...


How much of a boost could I expect? I'm not expecting much more than maybe a few more weak considers turning into considers or strong considers turning into admits.

Anyone with experience in this? Yes, I've poured over LS numbers myself, but I didn't see a large difference....

My dream would be Notre Dame, but I just don't see that happening without getting a 169-170. But, if I got a 166 or so on the DEC lsat, would it even be worth the application to ND? (sending one anyway...:P)

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Re: 2.7-2.9/160's

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:38 am

Pretty substantial difference between 161 and 164.




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