168 3.5 Veteran URM

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jbel4
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168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby jbel4 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:24 pm

Hey all, this is my first post on TLS, and from what I can see this site seems very helpful. Anyway, a little about me:
3.6 gpa
168 LSAT
3.5 years enlisted military service after graduating undergrad with deployment to Afghanistan
married with two kids
I want to focus on international law if I can, which will play a small role in my decision.

My list of schools currently are:

Michigan
Virginia
Duke
Cornell
Vanderbilt
Georgetown
Notre Dame
University of Washington

So, what do you all think my chances are?
Thanks for the help.

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Re: 168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby jbel4 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:26 pm

Forgot to say I'm a Hispanic URM, if that makes a difference.

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Re: 168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby law4vus » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:42 pm

I think you have a good chance at all of those schools you listed, but only if you're MA or PR hispanic. Otherwise, the URM boost isn't high, if given at all.

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Re: 168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby jbel4 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:05 pm

I'm an MA URM, so I guess I should be good. Can I expect any money from these schools, or is that a reach?

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Re: 168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby law4vus » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:09 pm

jbel4 wrote:I'm an MA URM, so I guess I should be good. Can I expect any money from these schools, or is that a reach?


You'll probably get significant money at the lower end of your list, but I wouldn't be surprised if you get at least something from Mich. You're going to get into some great schools, so good luck! Apply soon though so you don't put yourself at a disadvantage regarding spot availability.

Also thank you for your service.

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Re: 168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby law4vus » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:10 pm

Also just to add, unless you're a VA resident it will be hard to get into UVA without ED. That's just one of their admissions quirks because they reserve a huge amount of space for VA residents.

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Re: 168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby Lincoln » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:13 pm

Should be OK at Cornell. I had similar numbers to you, with different, and probably less impressive softs, and no URM. Apply early.

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Re: 168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby law4vus » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:15 pm

I honestly think OP should shoot higher. Even HYS are worth the app, given the military service. The GPA may be too low for Y and S but Harvard may bite. Should also apply to CCN as well.

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Re: 168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby bobbyh1919 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:32 pm

Yeah aim high man. Between your numbers, URM status, and service, I think you'll get into CCN and have a fighting chance at HYS.

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Re: 168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby jbel4 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:49 am

Wow, HYS or CCN would be amazing. You're right, might as well throw the app in and see what happens. My wife would go crazy (with joy) if I got into one of those. Thanks for the advice all.

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Re: 168 3.5 Veteran URM

Postby law4vus » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:16 am

jbel4 wrote:Wow, HYS or CCN would be amazing. You're right, might as well throw the app in and see what happens. My wife would go crazy (with joy) if I got into one of those. Thanks for the advice all.


Dooooo it! I honestly think you have a very good shot at Harvard. Good luck and keep us updated!




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