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Wait List / BC "Priority" waitlist a farce?
« on: May 27, 2006, 04:07:48 AM »
Does Boston College even have a regular waitlist?  Judging from LSN and this site, it appears as if everyone is on this "priority" waitlist.  Should I feel optimistic about being on this "Priority" waitlist or is it just a fancy name intended to give false hope?

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Affirmative Action / AA harms minorities?
« on: May 27, 2006, 03:18:51 AM »
I recently read an article on AA arguing that it ultimately hurts minorities.  It argued that one's GPA and LSAT was a decent predictor of one's success in law school and AA allowed minority students with inferior GPA/LSAT scores to enter certain schools, they would inevitably finish on the bottom.  I'm sure that there are plenty of students with low GPA/LSAT numbers that rank at the top of their class but is it true that it is a pretty good predictor of where you will rank in LS?  Also, is it true that minority students that are accepted due to AA ultimately finish at the bottom of the class?

It would be nice if a current LS student could validate or deny this claim.  I'm a bit concerned because i've been admitted to a few law schools that i'm not really qualified for.  My GPA is rather high but my LSAT score falls a bit below the 25%ile. 


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