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3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:31 pm
by OrangeMarmalade
Hey all,

I have a 3.8 UGPA, 164 LSAT, and am half Hispanic, half Asian. I'm a first generation American aspiring to become an immigration lawyer, currently working in an immig. firm. I am wondering about my chances for T30 schools, such as BU, BC, Fordham, GW, and UCI.

Thanks!!

Re: 3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:08 am
by UVA2B
Where do you want to be an immigration lawyer?

Re: 3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:47 pm
by goldenbear2020
You should aim higher - the lower T14 is very realistic with your profile.

Re: 3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:14 pm
by TEIAM
You will get into all of these schools with substantial scholarship. I agree with above that you should aim higher. I'd also say, retaking wouldn't be a terrible idea. A 167 would open up a lot of schools for you.

Re: 3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:07 pm
by Rigo
goldenbear2020 wrote:You should aim higher - the lower T14 is very realistic with your profile.

Afaik that's not really necessary for immigration so no great upside to the massive debt.
Why are people saying aim higher? If it's to aim higher with a retake, sure. But explain to me why $250,000k in debt at a T14 beats a strong regional (in the regions they wish to work, presumably) here for immigration law.

Re: 3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:50 pm
by icechicken
Rigo wrote:Why are people saying aim higher? If it's to aim higher with a retake, sure. But explain to me why $250,000k in debt at a T14 beats a strong regional (in the regions they wish to work, presumably) here for immigration law.


I agree that OP should make cost a priority if they're set on immigration, but if nothing else a T13 acceptance could make a difference with T30 scholarship negotiation. Merit money isn't completely unrealistic at the T13 schools where OP is a reverse splitter (Duke, Boalt, Cornell), and $40k from one of those schools might turn into $100k from one of OP's target schools.

Re: 3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:56 pm
by Rigo
Send Berkeley an app and play up the first gen thing (they have a special scholarship iirc). GL

Re: 3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:13 pm
by OrangeMarmalade
Thank you all for your comments! I have already sent most of these apps so retake is not really an option at the moment, unfortunately :| The 164 is from a second time taking the LSAT.

I am not sure where I want to practice yet...I have applied mostly in the east and west coast.

Thanks again.

Re: 3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:20 pm
by cavalier1138
OrangeMarmalade wrote:Thank you all for your comments! I have already sent most of these apps so retake is not really an option at the moment, unfortunately :| The 164 is from a second time taking the LSAT.

I am not sure where I want to practice yet...I have applied mostly in the east and west coast.

Thanks again.


I'm not sure that a retake is a good idea in your scenario, but you can always retake after sending in apps. There's no technical barrier to you doing it if you want to.

Re: 3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:25 pm
by Platopus
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Re: 3.8 GPA / 164 LSAT

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:25 pm
by OrangeMarmalade
Platopus wrote:

Where do you have ties?


I'm from the east coast!