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I just emailed the Dean of Admissions for GW. I asked her among other questions what schools she thinks I should apply to given that I'm black (didn't put it so bluntly)with 158/3.11. She said 50-80,...with 30-50 being reaches. What do you guys think of this? I'm getting widely differing opinions on what i should be applying to.

She's being a little overly cautious.  Though I did apply a coupe of years ago, so I don't know how much more competitive everything is.  In my day, with those numbers.  I would say that the bottom t-14 are your reaches.  15-30 would be targets.  And 30-50 are targets or somewhat safeties. 

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2.8 gpa (finished school in 2006, but technically graduated Summer 2009), taking LSAT Sept. 26th, worked the past 3 years (mortgage and insurance), earned 4 yr. scholarship (D1), lots of extracurricular activities (started my own non-profit org). What kind of LSAT score do I need for Howard?

I would say that a 155+ would give you a good shot.

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I'll join the fray. 3.2 174. After dropping out for three years and transferring schools have averaged a 3.9 over my last 74 credit hours (While working 35 hours per week). Some decent softs: Military Experience, currently tutor Chinese immigrants in English, participated in several short term missions trips in Egypt and Tunisia. School leadership positions and I've worked as a Bailiff and for the US. Dept of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights. Looking to blanket the entire T14 sans Yale. Top choice is Stanford.

Good shot at Stanford.  You'll get into most if not all of the t-14.  Harvard is very probable also.

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Black male 3.2 gpa 162 LSAT from State U. Average Softs. Immigrant; family left because of political instability. Where should I apply? I'm aiming for 15-20; maybe throw in a T-14 app or two

There are people with your stats that get into NYU.  You should be aiming a little higher.  Apply to the entire t-14 and then throw some apps to schools that you're interested in between 15-30.

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thanks t L.  Why do you say no for WUSTL?

Eh, I should qualify my statement by saying that it depends on what you want to do.  If you're interested in a low-paying job after graduation, then take the full ride.  If you're from St. Louis and you wan to stay in St. Louis immediately after graduation, then go.  Other than that, I wouldn't go to WUSTL because options coming out of there are so limited.

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Can you clarify bolded for me? By "rejected", do you mean he was not selected for interviews from the firms after the bidding process, or do you mean that he received ding letters from them after interviewing at OCI?

Our OCI is completely lottery-based, so when he said "rejected", I assume that he did the interviews but didn't get callbacked.  I should also say that the Job Fair that he went to was literally a job fair.  He was not selected for interviews.  He just went around to a bunch of tables and chatted with the representatives and handed them his resume again.  It might be different when you have "formal" interviews at the Job Fair and "formal" interviews at OCI.

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Totally naive questions:

1. Is it possible to contact the firm's recruiter and find out what it prefers?
2. Would it be the worst thing in the world to do both?

I'm obviously not an OCI person as I have been on a particular public interest track throughout LS.  Nonetheless, I did once work at an organization that did job fairs for (competitive) summer internship positions, and I think we would have been happy to give a little advice like this prior to an interview.

I'm going through this same issue right now.  I got a grip of interviews from the Chicago Diversity Fair, but I didn't get my interview schedule until after our bids were due for OCI.  There's a good chance that I may have 7 double interviews.  I don't know what to do.

For the other poster going through the same situation, I can give you one anecdote.  My friend said he got callbacks from tons of firms at a job fair that had rejected him at OCI.

I'm really considering just doing them at both.

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Black male
169
2.9-3.1 UGPA
americorps/city year/teach for america/peace corps type program
lots of other extracurricular activities
targets? reaches? ranges for scholarships?

thanks for the info and advice on this board.  sorry for the brevity, but i don't want to be too public.

You'll get into M and V.  Good shot at P.  Out at B.  In @ the rest of the t-14.

BTW, I had a 3.0 / 169 and got a full ride + stipend at WUSTL.  Don't go there though.  Seriously.

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Law School Applications / Re: *** Ivy League URM ***
« on: May 19, 2009, 12:23:18 PM »
And Cubans aren't really considered URMs.  You'll get a tiny boost if any at all.

You'll want to get a 168+ for any of those schools that you are considering.

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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.

You'll get into both.  As of now, CCN are targets and you should get into the rest of the t-14 (not including Michigan and Berkeley).  If you can get your GPA to a 3.4, Harvard is within reach.

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