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So I was at my home campus (UCLA) the other day and I stepped into the law admissions office and ask to speak with a admissions rep. I informed her that I was a recent graduate from UCLA and that I am considering coming to UCLA Law.


She started off by asking why I had a interest in coming to UCLA and in short I told her that there are potential family problems that might require me to stay close to home. I also told her that I was too happy with how UCLA kept single digits number of Blacks/African Americans in each of their incoming law school classes.

She at that point seemed to question why UCLA? She informed me "UCLA is a top-ranked school" we only take the best of the best who on average maintain a 3...At this point I stopped her...I informed her I am aware that the school has a 3.69 and a 167 average. I then told her what my gpa (3.789) and lsat (169). She stopped and I saw this suprise looked crawl on her face (as if she thought a black male at UCLA couldn't attain that.

She then seemed all excited about me applying and she said "apply to the critical race theory program." I had informed her that I was intersted in race and law, I especially have considered educational law and try shake things up with affrimative action being prac. in california.

So she explictly said "they would love to hae you...they hardly ever have students that are above the school average" she then provided me a book and I looked at the average admits for Critical race theory program 3.49 and 159 average...I hate to say this but is this the "easy way into UCLA"

Does anybody know why that the admissions standards are much lower for this program?


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Alright Folks...attached is my undergraduate transcript. (My makor was History with a dual minor in Education and Sociology.

As a UCLA undergraduate, there were four courses that I took that were are on a PASS/FAIL mandatory. There is no letter option. I spoke with an admissions representative from UCLaw and she informed me "they are aware of these "mandatory Pass/Fail" classes and well not, I repeat not be counted against me."

So the only two blemishes on my trans. is one class I took pass/fail (highlighted yellow, spring 2008) and a dropped  course (highlighted yellow, winter 2007)

I graduated with a 3.789 and my GPA was recalibrated to a 3.791

I recently took the LSAT on June 16th and I got my score back via online on the 7th of July and I am happy to inform you that I got a 169. So there you go...I am a Black male with a 3.79 from UCLA (attached is my hand entered transcript) and I just banged out a 169 on my LSAT.

Now here is the life story...I am first generation collge student. Low-income (household income of 20,000 for a total of six people. Both of my parents are disabled, my father had hip replacement surgery during my freshmen year and my mother was diagonoised with Multiple Sclerosis my Sophmore year of college).

I also completed a comprhensive honors thesis for in the history department...so yeah...just completed my undergraduate career and now looking to make moves. 

So Where should I apply...??


So I got alot of positive back from your guys but no one answered my qestion about those classes i took (4) which were set to a mandatory PASS/FAIL...granted I spoke with a UCLA Law School Rep...I need to hear what you guys know about other schools policies about mandatroy PASS/FAIL.

Also, what about the two blemishes on my transcript. I took a class PASS/FAIL during my second year (the only time I took a class P/F option) and when I dropped a course (the only time I dropped a course)...I just want to hear what you guys have to say

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Mickey, erase all of your stats, why do you have all of your business out there?!?!?!

Alright...will do!

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Great question...so within the deapartment of education, there are several courses that can be used to fullfill the "Sociology" major upper division electives Some that immediatley come to mind include Education 130: Race, Class and Equity; Education 145: Urban School Peadgogy, Education 187: Variable Topis In Education, and Education 194: Language, Literacy and Culture.

UCLA has a Invidiual Course of study option, where you can design your oen major if you maintain a 3.4 or higher gpa. However, what is not stated with this, is that a student can specilalize or even minor in a discipline that is not offered. I elected to use several of my Education classes, along with the two Soc. classes, and the one class outside the concentration to create the Sociology Minor (on my DPR it says MINORS: EDU, SOC. OF EDU (Sociology of Education).

So yeah...there you go, if you are not buying it...type in "Individual Course of Study + UCLA" you will find all these wierd  majors and minors that are not offered by the college of letters and science but students can elect to creat them, if they have the GPA of a 3.4 or higher.

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Correction with my dates on the dropped class, that was Winter 2005 and the class I took pass/fail was Spring 2006

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Alright Folks...attached is my undergraduate transcript. (My makor was History with a dual minor in Education and Sociology.

As a UCLA undergraduate, there were four courses that I took that were are on a PASS/FAIL mandatory. There is no letter option. I spoke with an admissions representative from UCLaw and she informed me "they are aware of these "mandatory Pass/Fail" classes and well not, I repeat not be counted against me."

So the only two blemishes on my trans. is one class I took pass/fail (highlighted yellow, spring 2008) and a dropped  course (highlighted yellow, winter 2007)

I graduated with a 3.789 and my GPA was recalibrated to a 3.791

I recently took the LSAT on June 16th and I got my score back via online on the 7th of July and I am happy to inform you that I got a 169. So there you go...I am a Black male with a 3.79 from UCLA (attached is my hand entered transcript) and I just banged out a 169 on my LSAT.

Now here is the life story...I am first generation collge student. Low-income (household income of 20,000 for a total of six people. Both of my parents are disabled, my father had hip replacement surgery during my freshmen year and my mother was diagonoised with Multiple Sclerosis my Sophmore year of college).

I also completed a comprhensive honors thesis for in the history department...so yeah...just completed my undergraduate career and now looking to make moves. 

So Where should I apply...??

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