159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

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LeaLove
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159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby LeaLove » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:21 am

159 LSAT and a 3.9GPA
URM & 1st Generation
Good Work Experience and Extracurricular


Thanks for the advice! :D
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Re: 159/ 3.9- Is applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby orm518 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:25 am

I can't quote you a possibility, but I can recommend you edit the thread subject to include URM status, it'll help people skimming the threads come in here and give better advice.

Also, check out this website:

http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-content/uploads/Law-School-Predictor-Full-Time-Programs.htm

Good luck applying!

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Re: 159/ 3.9- Is applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby happyshapy » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:29 am

LeaLove wrote:159 LSAT and a 3.9GPA
URM - Black Female, 1st Generation
Good Work Experience and Extracurricular


Thanks for the advice! :D


Not a waste of time. But re-take the lsat. Get a 165 and enjoy Harvard.

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Re: 159/ 3.9- Is applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby LeaLove » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:37 am

orm518 wrote:I can't quote you a possibility, but I can recommend you edit the thread subject to include URM status, it'll help people skimming the threads come in here and give better advice.

Also, check out this website:

http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-content/uploads/Law-School-Predictor-Full-Time-Programs.htm

Good luck applying!


Gotcha :wink:
Thanks!

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby mattviphky » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:06 am

the predictor is not always reliable, especially not with URMs. Good job getting a great GPA! I think you have a realistic shot at somewhere in the T14. However, if you really focus on studying and get a 163+, T6 is def doable.
http://harvard.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1011/

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:11 am

you are a lock for at least one T14, but if you retake to the mid-160s, you have shot anywhere

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby Hull_at_The_House » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:16 am

No way. A guy I know applying this cycle from my college has a 150,159 and like a 3.6 and already has acceptances from Berkeley, Michigan and Georgetown. APPLY!!!

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby LeaLove » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:26 am

Hull_at_The_House wrote:No way. A guy I know applying this cycle from my college has a 150,159 and like a 3.6 and already has acceptances from Berkeley, Michigan and Georgetown. APPLY!!!


Gives Me Hope!

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby 1212 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:28 am

This awesome guy with similar numbers to you is having a great deal of success this cycle as well.

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/champion11

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby soitgoes9 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:11 pm

still you should retake 164+ and profit

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby ConfidenceMan2 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:16 pm

According to profile OP is female? From what I understand, AA males receive a significantly higher boost than AA females. Your great GPA and decent LSAT will still, I'd imagine, allow you to fairly easily break the T14 but a retake into the mid 160s (as others are pointing out) would help you break HYS (if you don't already). But the AA male/female distinction is something to keep in mind when calculating the boost you receive.

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby bk1 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:18 pm

ConfidenceMan2 wrote:From what I understand, AA males receive a significantly higher boost than AA females.


Higher? Maybe. Significantly higher? Definitely not.

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby cutecarmel » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:40 pm

I wouldn't settle with trying to get in to a T14 based on your current scores. Retake in Feb. to increase your chances. You have a 3.9, so obviously you are intelligent, just shoot for a 5 point increase and you should be in good shape.

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby WSJ_Law » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:43 am

Shit a urm w 3.9 159? Enjoy yls.

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby gaud » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:45 am

soitgoes9 wrote:retake 164+ and profit


Your GPA is sweet, let that hard work pay off big time!

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Re: 159/ 3.9African American applying to a T14 a waste of time?

Postby JDcand » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:56 pm

I'm below you in both categories and got acceptance to 3x T-20 schools. I have significant soft factors though. If you're applying this year better to go with what you've got rather than wait 2 months for a new score, at which point acceptance letters are fewer and far between.




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