3.5 160 AfA Male

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3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby am8zing » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:04 pm

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:41 pm

Looks like you have a low shot (~20-30%) at NYU, UVA, and Georgetown, and a decent shot (~40-50%) at Penn, Michigan, and Cornell.

Very low to no shot at the rest.

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby BlaqBella » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:41 pm

Blanket the T14, excluding HYS. Try and pitch your work experience, especially for NW.

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby am8zing » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:02 pm

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby BlaqBella » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:05 pm

Yes, its worth it. Always is, especially for AfA/black applicants. Land at least a 165 and you should add Harvard and Stanford to your list of schools.

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby jmdogg88 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:53 pm

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby rad lulz » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:55 pm

jmdogg88 wrote:I'm not trying to hate here, but am I the only one that finds it a little ridiculous that being a URM allows these numbers to potentially land OP in a T-14? It just boggles my mind, especially with the studies showing 50% of mismatched students ranking in the bottom 10% of their respective classes.

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby wbrother » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:15 pm

jmdogg88 wrote:I'm not trying to hate here, but am I the only one that finds it a little ridiculous that being a URM allows these numbers to potentially land OP in a T-14? It just boggles my mind, especially with the studies showing 50% of mismatched students ranking in the bottom 10% of their respective classes.


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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby DaRascal » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:23 pm

jmdogg88 wrote:I'm not trying to hate here, but am I the only one that finds it a little ridiculous that being a URM allows these numbers to potentially land OP in a T-14?


I actually like OP's numbers. I imagine he's a smooth operator when it comes to standardized tests. 170+ means you're trying too hard.

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby BeenDidThat » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:24 pm

jmdogg88 wrote:I'm not trying to hate here, but am I the only one that finds it a little ridiculous that being a URM allows these numbers to potentially land OP in a T-14? It just boggles my mind, especially with the studies showing 50% of mismatched students ranking in the bottom 10% of their respective classes.


I find lots of things to be ridiculous.

Including your choice of where to post this.

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby jmdogg88 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:19 pm

[quote="wbrother"][quote="jmdogg88"]I'm not trying to hate here, but am I the only one that finds it a little ridiculous that being a URM allows these numbers to potentially land OP in a T-14? It just boggles my mind, especially with the studies showing 50% of mismatched students ranking in the bottom 10% of their respective classes.[/quote]

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby wbrother » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:38 pm

jmdogg88 wrote:Lol. I've already secured my spot in a T-14, so no URM admission will have a negative effect on me. As for your presumption that all URM candidates have grown up on welfare and in crime-ridden neighborhoods, all I have to say is yikes!


Is that really what you took away from my posts?

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby bizzybone1313 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:00 pm

OP, I have a AA female friend that attended Harvard with a 3.5ish/165ish. You are making the biggest mistake of your life if you do not do whatever it takes to get a 166ish. Quit your job, read a shelf of logic books from the library, get a private tutor and pay $5000 bucks to score in the upper 160s. Do whatever it takes to accomplish this.

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:26 pm

jmdogg88 wrote:I'm not trying to hate here, but am I the only one that finds it a little ridiculous that being a URM allows these numbers to potentially land OP in a T-14? It just boggles my mind, especially with the studies showing 50% of mismatched students ranking in the bottom 10% of their respective classes.


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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby oaken » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:13 pm

jmdogg88 wrote:
wbrother wrote:
jmdogg88 wrote:I'm not trying to hate here, but am I the only one that finds it a little ridiculous that being a URM allows these numbers to potentially land OP in a T-14? It just boggles my mind, especially with the studies showing 50% of mismatched students ranking in the bottom 10% of their respective classes.


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Lol. I've already secured my spot in a T-14, so no URM admission will have a negative effect on me. As for your presumption that all URM candidates have grown up on welfare and in crime-ridden neighborhoods, all I have to say is yikes!


lol he was making fun of the other guy, not you

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:50 pm

wbrother wrote:
jmdogg88 wrote:I'm not trying to hate here, but am I the only one that finds it a little ridiculous that being a URM allows these numbers to potentially land OP in a T-14? It just boggles my mind, especially with the studies showing 50% of mismatched students ranking in the bottom 10% of their respective classes.


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This comic makes sense for college admissions but not as much for law school admission because AFAIK most of those categories don't help you get into law school....no legacy admissions, no athletic admissions, limited geographic boosts (usually bc you are in-state and it is a state school), maybe an occasional big donor's child. Some factors act as a tiebreaker or slight bump, like WE or military, but pretty much only AA is a pronounced dependable boost. That doesn't prevent people who claim their seat was stolen by the black guy whose numbers/background they don't even know from sounding like insufferable asshats, though.

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby wbrother » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:44 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:This comic makes sense for college admissions but not as much for law school admission because AFAIK most of those categories don't help you get into law school....no legacy admissions, no athletic admissions, limited geographic boosts (usually bc you are in-state and it is a state school), maybe an occasional big donor's child. Some factors act as a tiebreaker or slight bump, like WE or military, but pretty much only AA is a pronounced dependable boost. That doesn't prevent people who claim their seat was stolen by the black guy whose numbers/background they don't even know from sounding like insufferable asshats, though.


I've been told by UC admin that they've increased out of state enrollment because they pay more than in state. I don't know if this holds true at the law schools, but I'm sure their financial issues are similar to the rest of the UC's. D1 athletics can at least give a small bump, no? Legacy admissions don't equate to a bump per se, but I guess one could argue that their ability to boost their human capita before applying is higher than the average applicant. The statistics about "mismatch" are startling, but there's no consensus on their legitimacy. I wasn't trying to instigate anything. I just believe URM admissions policies are important and beneficial to society as a whole, even if they keep well qualified individuals out of their dream positions.

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Re: 3.5 160 AfA Male

Postby am8zing » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:36 pm

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