Chances at top law schools, such as Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, etc.

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Chances at top law schools, such as Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, etc.

Post by randomlawstuff » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:43 pm

Hi, I have a 3.7 average in chemistry (honors program) from Vanderbilt. Additionally, I am hispanic and have a 171 LSAT (taken once). I have been involved in a few clubs with some leadership here and there. I know this is super vague, but I just want to get a basic sense of where I stand. I believe my GPA is pretty good considering the major, as 3.9 is a bit unrealistic for the course load. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Chances at top law schools, such as Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, etc.

Post by cbbinnyc » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:49 pm

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ETA: Major and college likely won't matter. Softs are average to below average. But, as you can see, your numbers and URM status put you in a pretty enviable position.
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Re: Chances at top law schools, such as Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, etc.

Post by cdotson2 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:53 pm

cbbinnyc wrote:Image
OP if you arnt Mexican American or Puerto Rican then you are not an urm so the above chart will not be representative of the results you should expect.

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Post by cbbinnyc » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:57 pm

cdotson2 wrote: OP if you arnt Mexican American or Puerto Rican then you are not an urm so the above chart will not be representative of the results you should expect.
I believe this line of thinking has been called into question, especially since many schools don't make a distinction between different types of Hispanic on their applications, but here's a chart that doesn't include URM. Still not in bad shape, but retaking is probably a good idea for better scholarship offers.

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Re: Chances at top law schools, such as Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, etc.

Post by randomlawstuff » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:59 pm

@cdotson2 Thanks for the heads up. I am Cuban-American, so I guess that chart would not apply.

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Re: Chances at top law schools, such as Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, etc.

Post by randomlawstuff » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:00 pm

@cbbinnyc Thanks for the data! That's very helpful

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Re: Chances at top law schools, such as Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, etc.

Post by jphiggo » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:21 pm

What is your LSAC GPA? Saying "3.7 average" doesn't sound like you're telling us your LSAC GPA. That's the only one that schools are going to really care about.

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Re: Chances at top law schools, such as Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, etc.

Post by mynameismyname » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:29 pm

50/50 shot at HYS and likely in everywhere else except for potential YP schools.

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Re: Chances at top law schools, such as Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, etc.

Post by Clyde Frog » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:58 am

mynameismyname wrote:50/50 shot at HYS and likely in everywhere else except for potential YP schools.
lol no

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Re: Chances at top law schools, such as Georgetown, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, etc.

Post by mynameismyname » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:19 am

I was under the impression that op was Mexican... That would have been correct

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