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Mullens

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Re: Second Opinions

Postby Mullens » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:44 pm

1. Retake the LSAT. It will do far more for you than anything else, including overanalyzing your admissions chances. A solid retake will put you into T14 territory.

2. Don't write a GPA addendum where you talk about how hard your engineering classes were. You will come across as being whiny and it won't do anything other than negatively impact your admissions chances. If you must do this because you have a neurotic need to explain your "low" 3.6x GPA, make sure you word it very carefully.

3. I, far more than some other posters here, believe that softs and the other materials in the application have a tangible effect on admissions chances and scholarship decisions, but you are placing far too much weight on them. At the end of the day, schools report GPA/LSAT to USNWR and so they care about the numbers. Also, it has been noted previously that most adcomms review applications by sorting them in a spreadsheet by LSAT and GPA. You should retake to increase your admissions chances and to shoot higher.

4. Your notion that URMs don't get favor in the admissions is laughable. You shouldn't make clearly false claims like that based on poor 0L legal reasoning and a misunderstanding of Supreme Court decisions. All you need to do is look at LSN or at the URM thread here to see how wrong you are.

Bottom-line: You need to do more research about the application process and admissions game.

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Re: Second Opinions

Postby bananasplit19 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:46 am

MistakenGenius wrote:dropping mad knowledge

That was fucking beautiful. So much more helpful than the one-word 'retake' or 'lulz flame' posts. Please to copy-paste this in future threads for great glory.

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Re: Second Opinions

Postby Clearly » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:51 am

make an img like mine:
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Re: Second Opinions

Postby DecisionTime999 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:09 pm

Retake.

If you register for the September 2014 LSAT before August 26, you'll have almost two months in which to study as if your life depended on it. If you don't want to sit out this cycle and wait an entire year to re-apply, my advice would be to do this.

Also, not sure where you got the idea that affirmative action is illegal but that is SUPER not the case. As MistakenGenius said, if you were black we'd be telling you to apply to Harvard and/or anywhere else you wanted to go. Law schools (and universities in general) can pretty much do what they want so long as they're not in a state that has constitutionally prohibited them from using racial preferences in admissions. You may have gotten the wrong idea from hearing about the recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld Michigan's constitutionally-imposed ban on racial preferences in admissions to publicly-funded universities. That ruling had no bearing on states without such constitutional bans (which is most of them) or private universities.



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