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Black Law Students / Is this a good letter of recommendation?
« on: August 12, 2010, 08:49:45 AM »
I have a question about a potential letter of recommendation and whether it would be beneficial to my application. I worked at a government agency in D.C. every summer and winter break throughout college and some of high school even. A while ago, my boss introduced me to a very high up individual there and I have stayed in contact with him and he has been like a mentor to me ever since. He is a Presidential Appointee. He has a degree in Econ from Harvard and a Ph.D in Econ from Stanford. He was also a graduate professor at USC. My major is Economics which is why I was initially introduced to him.
My question is would this be a good recommendation even though I haven't directly worked for him in the past? Also, how many recommendation letters are too many? I was thinking about getting three.

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I'm a Black male at UVA.

Economics Major with a minor in Global Culture and Commerce

3.2 GPA and a 166 LSAT

I'm pretty involved on campus and have had internships at the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the last 4 years.

What are my chances at any of the t14?

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Black Law Students / Re: Chances at UVA and Georgetown?
« on: April 14, 2009, 07:58:54 PM »
Also does work experience increase chances at all.  I've worked at the US Department of Education and US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Law School Admissions / Re: Does your major matter?
« on: April 14, 2009, 12:07:29 PM »
'm sitting at a solid 3.0 right now, but my goal is to increase that to a 3.4 by the time I graduate.  I've taken two econ classes and got B-'s in both and have taken two Politics classes and have gotten a B+ and an A. I was only going to do Econ because I felt it looked better, honestly, but if it doesn't look that much better I might just stick with Politics and maybe do an Econ minor.

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Law School Admissions / Does your major matter?
« on: April 14, 2009, 11:39:16 AM »
I was thinking about switching my major to Politics instead of Economics because I feel as though I can do better in Politics.  I'm finishing my second year in undergrad. Basically should have stick with Economics and have a lower major GPA or switch and have a higher major GPA?

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Black Law Students / Does your major matter?
« on: April 14, 2009, 11:38:34 AM »
I was thinking about switching my major to Politics instead of Economics because I feel as though I can do better in Politics.  I'm finishing my second year in undergrad. Basically should have stick with Economics and have a lower major GPA or switch and have a higher major GPA?

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Black Law Students / Re: Chances at UVA and Georgetown?
« on: April 12, 2009, 12:30:28 PM »
I'm hoping I can raise my GPA to a 3.4. Where do you think I can get in then?

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Black Law Students / Chances at UVA and Georgetown?
« on: April 11, 2009, 09:12:41 PM »
Black Male
3.3 GPA at UVA(upward trend- 2.6 average my first year)
166 LSAT
Politics w/ Global Culture and Commerce minor
What are my chances at T-14?

Georgetown and UVA would be my top choices.

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Law School Admissions / Chances at UVA and Georgetown?
« on: April 11, 2009, 09:10:45 PM »
Black Male
3.3 GPA at UVA(upward trend- 2.6 average my first year)
166 LSAT
Politics w/ Global Culture and Commerce minor
What are my chances at T-14?

Georgetown and UVA would be my top choices.

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Black Male
3.3 GPA at UVA(upward trend- 2.6 average my first year)
166 LSAT
Politics w/ Global Culture and Commerce minor
What are my chances at T-14?

Georgetown and UVA would be my top choices.

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