169/3.76 lgbt, somewhat unique major -- how likely is T14?

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169/3.76 lgbt, somewhat unique major -- how likely is T14?

Postby notdatsh0rt » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:20 pm

I'd like to go straight on to law school after graduation, but I feel like I've got some shot at T14 schools with my numbers & softs. I'm a junior now, and will be abroad fall of senior year, so this is, for all (of my) intents and purposes (i.e., not taking LSAT abroad or Feb.), my last chance at LSAT for this cycle.

Next June could happen if I don't get into any T14s and choose not to attend some back-up like BU, Fordham, or Notre Dame instead of trying again.

I've basically ruled out HYS and don't intend to apply. For the other 11 of T14, how's it look?

-3.76 (linguistics, philosophy, econ)
-169 (getting a 170 on a retake will NOT be easy, but doable... let's just say I'm lucky I didn't get a 165 this time around)
-lucrative part-time business career
-2 "meaningful" legal internships.
-lgbt
-male

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Re: 169/3.76 lgbt, somewhat unique major -- how likely is T14?

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:00 pm

You've got a pretty good shot at some of the lower T14 schools:

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Re: 169/3.76 lgbt, somewhat unique major -- how likely is T14?

Postby notdatsh0rt » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:06 pm

What's the rationale for searching the range 168-170, instead of just 169?? On those searches?

EDIT: I get it.. for more data points..?

I truly can't get a straight answer on this: does lgbt ==> URM? Maybe not a "full-fledged" URM, but more than just another soft? Or just another soft?

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Re: 169/3.76 lgbt, somewhat unique major -- how likely is T14?

Postby sinfiery » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:12 pm

Not at all. If it provides material for a good diversity statement, that may help.

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Re: 169/3.76 lgbt, somewhat unique major -- how likely is T14?

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:20 pm

Given the ease of this past cycle, Id put you in, perhaps off the WL, at NYU and down with Cal being a tossup. In with $ at Duke and NU. Life is simpler when you can aim below median.

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Re: 169/3.76 lgbt, somewhat unique major -- how likely is T14?

Postby soj » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:27 pm

If you get a 165, dont settle for wherever you can. Redouble your efforts, get a job, study hard, and take it a third time. You can get 170+ and settling for less is a bad career decision.

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Re: 169/3.76 lgbt, somewhat unique major -- how likely is T14?

Postby soj » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:30 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:You've got a pretty good shot at some of the lower T14 schools:

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Keep in mind 170s have significantly better cycles than 169s.

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Re: 169/3.76 lgbt, somewhat unique major -- how likely is T14?

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:07 pm

soj wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:You've got a pretty good shot at some of the lower T14 schools:

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Keep in mind 170s have significantly better cycles than 169s.


Very true. Still, it looks like OP would have a decent shot at Michigan and below.




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