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Title: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: shana2077 on October 10, 2008, 09:35:34 AM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: TimMitchell on October 10, 2008, 09:38:13 AM
HARVARD LAW
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: Legally Brown "Sugah" on October 10, 2008, 10:48:40 AM
HARVARD LAW

 :-X

Nah...never mind

LOL
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: CTL on October 10, 2008, 10:50:54 AM
I CAN'T CONTROL THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE!!
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: blueskies6 on October 10, 2008, 10:57:10 AM
OP, I'm sorry these people are being jerks. To answer your question, no one on here want to go to HARVARD. They're simply not motivated enough. That said, 170 is pretty high. Most people aim for 169 tops.

;)

::amused::
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: non parata est on October 10, 2008, 11:12:28 AM
There is no other school that I would rather be.

:D
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: CTL on October 10, 2008, 11:25:04 AM
Wasn't the funniest part of this post the idea that a 170 will get someone into Harvard?

But yea, sorry OP.  We're all having a lot of fun at your expense.  We're nice - I swear. 

I would recommend looking around at the info on the 'Studying for the LSAT' board.  A lot of people have written really informative posts about prepping for the LSAT.  I think 6 months is enough time for almost anyone to get a 170 if you study diligently throughout that time.  Get the powerscore bibles (I suggest all three).  Also, get yourself the 10 more actual, official LSAT preptests book, the next 10 actual, offical LSAT preptests book, and preptests #39-55 (we just took #55 last weekend, so it will not be available for a few months).  That should be enough study material to get a 180. 

I have a practically flawless Reading Comp. bible that I'll let go for $30.  There are no pencil marks or anything.  I basically skimmed 3 chapters, since I picked it up 2 weeks before I wrote the October LSAT (the book just came out).  PM me if you want it.  We can do something through paypal or what not.

Earlcat is the resident LSAT guru.  He has a lot of good information.  HLSHopeful also has great posts re: the LSAT.  Take a dianostic test to see where you're at, and go from there.

Good luck.  If I thought that Harvard would let me mop their floors I would consider applying.  I'll most likely be spending my hard earned lawyer money trying to get my kid into Harvard so that I can live vicariously through her/him.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: non parata est on October 10, 2008, 11:35:27 AM
We should keep in mind that OP is probably a URM, and thus the 170 isn't as ridiculous as it might seem.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: blueskies6 on October 10, 2008, 11:38:35 AM
Comotellamas, legit good advice. Way to rise above :D
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: CTL on October 10, 2008, 12:58:46 PM
We should keep in mind that OP is probably a URM, and thus the 170 isn't as ridiculous as it might seem.

Good call.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: TimMitchell on October 10, 2008, 02:06:57 PM
The OP obviously has a rather poor understanding of the LSAT's curve.

1) Blue is right, nobody actually gives two shits about a 170. 

2) However, the LSAT is on a curve where one's score equals their performance relative to others.

3) Thus, you are actually weighted by your performance and then the score is assigned.

4) Therefore, even though nobody wants a 170, somebody has to get it.  Think about it this way, somebody has to finish at the very top even if they weren't intending to.

5) Those lucky ducks.

6) I outlined this so the OP would get it.

I'm not sure that a NUMBERED LIST was appropriate for your POST
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: shana2077 on October 10, 2008, 02:48:50 PM
To inform you all I am an URM.From the research that I have done many students have made it into Harvard with my numbers.My mentor, who graduated from Yale University, got into Yale with a 165 lsat and a 3.7 G.P.A.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: MauveAvenger on October 10, 2008, 02:53:57 PM
To inform you all I am an URM.From the research that I have done many students have made it into Harvard with my numbers.My mentor, who graduated from Yale University, got into Yale with a 165 lsat and a 3.7 G.P.A.

Then you've got a shot, depending on what kind of URM you are. Unfortunately, they're given a huge leg up in the process.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: shana2077 on October 10, 2008, 02:57:50 PM
I'm a African-American female with tons of ambition :)
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: Legally Brown "Sugah" on October 10, 2008, 04:03:55 PM
OP, I'm sorry these people are being jerks. To answer your question, no one on here want to go to HARVARD. They're simply not motivated enough. That said, 170 is pretty high. Most people aim for 169 tops.

;)

::amused::


Welcome to the jerk club  ;D

Seriously though OP, I think as an African American female, if you happen to hit that 170 (or even higher, and perhaps slightly lower), you may have a good shot at Harvard.  You have a pretty good gpa and obviously the drive, so make sure that shines through in your app and really kill the LSAT and you will probably have a ton of good options, including Harvard.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: Sambamc on October 11, 2008, 01:46:20 PM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

I aimed for and surpassed a 170 but wanting to go to Harvard Law is a separate issue. In my experience, both Harvard and Yale have a higher ratio of insufferable elitists compared to other top colleges. With that said, I'll be applying to Harvard anyway only because my mother was aghast at the thought of me not applying. Black male here.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: A. on October 11, 2008, 01:50:05 PM
In my experience, both Harvard and Yale have a higher ratio of insufferable elitists

I've found that 99% of people who say this are insufferable themselves.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: Sambamc on October 11, 2008, 02:09:19 PM
In my experience, both Harvard and Yale have a higher ratio of insufferable elitists

I've found that 99% of people who say this are insufferable themselves.

I'm part of that 1% made up of genuinely pleasant people who became biased by sitting in rooms with Harvard graduates and hearing such things as "You should really go to Harvard if you can just to see what it's like to be at the top."
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: A. on October 11, 2008, 02:18:28 PM
First, there are douchebags everywhere.  I've met some from schools that are just barely ranked.  Second, how does this relate to Yale? (really the only reason I replied)
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: Sambamc on October 11, 2008, 02:32:15 PM
First, there are douchebags everywhere.  I've met some from schools that are just barely ranked.  Second, how does this relate to Yale? (really the only reason I replied)

Fair enough. There are many institutions that I do not think favorably of due to interactions with their douchebags. OP started a thread about Harvard so I shared my feelings about Harvard. I retract all statements made about Yale until such a time as someone starts a thread about whether anyone knows insufferable jerks from Yale.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: A. on October 11, 2008, 02:33:45 PM
lol.  Just out of curiosity, have you met any from YLS?
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: shana2077 on October 11, 2008, 02:35:23 PM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

I aimed for and surpassed a 170 but wanting to go to Harvard Law is a separate issue. In my experience, both Harvard and Yale have a higher ratio of insufferable elitists compared to other top colleges. With that said, I'll be applying to Harvard anyway only because my mother was aghast at the thought of me not applying. Black male here.


How long did you study to reach your score?
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: Kirk Lazarus on October 11, 2008, 03:09:30 PM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Yeah, if you want to get into Harvard, aim to get into Yale. If you get into Yale then you'll probably be a shoo in at Harvard.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: shana2077 on October 11, 2008, 03:14:16 PM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Yeah, if you want to get into Harvard, aim to get into Yale. If you get into Yale then you'll probably be a shoo in at Harvard.

Thanks for the advice...I will definitely aim for Yale too.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: A. on October 11, 2008, 03:18:22 PM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Yeah, if you want to get into Harvard, aim to get into Yale. If you get into Yale then you'll probably be a shoo in at Harvard.

Although then she probably won't go to Harvard ;)

But yes, aiming for Yale should set you up for Harvard, even if you don't get into Yale.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: Sambamc on October 11, 2008, 03:34:02 PM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

I aimed for and surpassed a 170 but wanting to go to Harvard Law is a separate issue. In my experience, both Harvard and Yale have a higher ratio of insufferable elitists compared to other top colleges. With that said, I'll be applying to Harvard anyway only because my mother was aghast at the thought of me not applying. Black male here.


How long did you study to reach your score?

I bought and completed most of the 10 Actual Official LSAT PrepTests book. The tests I did made me realize that my weakness was in logic games so I then bought the Logic Games Bible and worked my way through it. I also got several other books as hand-me-downs from other paralegals which I often worked on during my lunch breaks. So overall, probably between 20-40 hours of study over about two months? In all honesty, my high school taught me little more than how to do well on standardized tests. Going into the LSAT that was probably my biggest advantage so take my study schedule with a grain of salt.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: GoneBabyGone on October 23, 2008, 02:02:45 PM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

We have a very similar GPA and my LSAT is 175+.

I am a black male applying this cycle.

I will keep you posted.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: GoneBabyGone on October 23, 2008, 02:04:02 PM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

We have a very similar GPA and my LSAT is 175+.

I am a black male applying this cycle.

I will keep you posted.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on October 23, 2008, 02:53:43 PM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

I aimed for and surpassed a 170 but wanting to go to Harvard Law is a separate issue. In my experience, both Harvard and Yale have a higher ratio of insufferable elitists compared to other top colleges. With that said, I'll be applying to Harvard anyway only because my mother was aghast at the thought of me not applying. Black male here.

hmmm...you sound kind of insufferable yourself, to be honest.  Don't apply to CLS.
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: A. on October 23, 2008, 05:33:58 PM
:D
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: summertimechi on October 31, 2008, 11:59:36 AM
I am determined to attend Harvard Law School. There is no other school that I would rather be. My only huge concern is the LSAT. I have a 3.5 GPA, which means I would have to score at least a 170 on the LSAT to be competitive. I know that it is possible if I remain diligent and optimistic. I am about to embark on a 6 month study plan to prepare for the June 2009 LSAT.

I just wanted to know is there any one out there aiming for a 170 and aiming to get into HARVARD LAW? If so, how are you going about achieving it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

I aimed for and surpassed a 170 but wanting to go to Harvard Law is a separate issue. In my experience, both Harvard and Yale have a higher ratio of insufferable elitists compared to other top colleges. With that said, I'll be applying to Harvard anyway only because my mother was aghast at the thought of me not applying. Black male here.

hmmm...you sound kind of insufferable yourself, to be honest.  Don't apply to CLS.

i lol'ed  : ;D
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: ivyleagueA1 on February 04, 2010, 11:55:54 AM
i have dreamed of going to harvard law school or any ivy league. but mostly harvard. and right now i am a freshman. do you have a chance of going to harvard if you mess up your freshman year but do good all other three years?
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: StonewallJacksonFan on February 04, 2010, 01:04:50 PM
Freshman courses are very easy, if you messed up them you will need to really hunker down for the rest of college.
Harvard gets 1000s of apps from people with 4.0 GPA.  You can calculate your GPA if you get straight As from now on.  It will not be 4.0 for sure.  Have you tried taking LSAT? Median LSAT at Harvard is 175.  The question is if you will be able to do similarly.  But being black is a huge plus though, and may mitigate GPA or LSAT.  Harvard is a really long shot though, espiially if you started your college with Ds and Cs...
Title: Re: Aspiring to go to HARVARD LAW!!!!
Post by: LSAC2010 on February 11, 2010, 04:51:00 PM
I am a brown student. Where should I aspire to go? Please advice a brown color student.