Chances? 159/3.4 URM

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torresash14
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Chances? 159/3.4 URM

Postby torresash14 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:50 pm

159/3.4
URM - Hispanic female
Strong softs
Biology major/chemistry minor
Private undergraduate

I've applied all over: UConn, Valpo, IU Maurer, IU McKinney, SLU, URichmond, William & Mary, Baylor, SMU, Arizona State, Arizona, Rutgers - Camden, Ohio State, Wisconsin

I'm a little nervous that I applied to schools out of my reach, but I was hoping the science undergrad, strong softs (I'm really involved and hold a lot of leadership positions and have worked/interned all throughout undergrad), and URM would help my LSAT a little bit...

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Re: Chances? 159/3.4 URM

Postby californiauser » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:23 pm

Where do you want to work after law school and what type of employment do you hope to attain post law school? You're applying to a ton of regional schools in parochial markets.

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Re: Chances? 159/3.4 URM

Postby torresash14 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:12 pm

Yeah, I thought about that. I'm looking into IP/Health and I know I'll have to work in a small firm for about 5-10 years before moving into something more substantial (i.e. hospital, administration, etc.). I have connections to most of these areas and schools and they are areas where I am happy to spend the next 10-20 years in.

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Re: Chances? 159/3.4 URM

Postby twenty » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:42 pm

When you say Hispanic, do you mean Mexican American?

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Re: Chances? 159/3.4 URM

Postby torresash14 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:12 pm

Well yes, I am both Mexican-American and actually Hispanic (from Spain).

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Re: Chances? 159/3.4 URM

Postby torresash14 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:13 am

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Re: Chances? 159/3.4 URM

Postby PepperJack » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:29 am

The Mexican is the big boost, not as much the Spanish. I don't know if the boost is as big as it is for AA's. If you can somehow get a 170, you're in great position. There is a boost in hiring as well, but it's much smaller for Mexicans than AA's. Like any applicant, traveling to a TT is likely a weak move.




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