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Hi, I rarely post but just wanted to comment.  I think people are overestimating the lsat score you need to get into top schools if you are an URM.  I currently attend a top 10 school and my lsat score was about 9 points below the median.  However, I did have a very good gpa (3.8).  I was also accepted at 2 higher ranked schools than the one I attend now (top 5).  I would try to do the best you can but don't limit your choices simply based on on your lsat.  The worst that can happen is that you will be rejected; but don't limit yourself and always wonder where you could have gotten into. 

Damn Dismissed!

Yo I applied to 12 schools so far but I have 14 LSAC reports. I don'y know where else to apply. I done hit up every school in DC and damn near NY. Im thinking maybe I'll apply to two in the Pacific Northwest. Any suggestions?

Have you thought about applying to Penn?

Law School Applications / Re: opinions on St. Johns and Hofstra
« on: January 10, 2005, 07:41:05 PM »
I agree with Southern Comfort.  St. Johns has a huge alumni base and strong regional ties.  I don't think the same can be said for Hofstra.  I have a friend who is a second year student at Hofstra and she is having trouble finding employment for this summer.  She also told me that virtually no one at Hofstra finds a job through OCI. 

Regal, your waitlist from Penn may have been for yield protection.  They tend to reject/waitlist people with high numbers because they don't think they will attend the school, and thus protect their yeild.  With your numbers maybe they assumed you wouldn't attend??  You have already gotten into NYU which is ranked higher and I'm sure HYS is on the way, so don't worry.   

I had a visiting professor from Temple at my T14.  Her past exams were much easier than the exam she gave us this semester, not sure if it was a fluke or if she purposely made this exam harder.

Thanks for the input.  I seriously cannot afford to work for free this summer!  It would mean taking out a loan to live this summer and I don't want to do that.  Hopefully the firms I applied to will turn up with something but only 10% of 1Ls get firm jobs at my school, so its not looing good. 

Hi, I posted a few times before and have been a faithful reader/lurker.  I am currently a 1L and wanted to know where other 1Ls are applying to or planning to work this summer?  I'm applying to a few minority programs at firms and am planning to send out applications to the SEC and DOJ by the end of the month.  Is anyone planning on working with a judge this summer?  The majority of of 1Ls at my school go this route but it doesn't pay and I am broke! :-\ Does anyone have any ideas for paying 1L summer jobs?

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: December 20, 2004, 02:19:43 PM »
Hey , just checking back in.  I posted for the first time a couple of days ago.  I just finsihed my last final!  1 semester down, 5 to go.  Partying tonight and tomorrow I get to go home for a needed break.  Good luck to everyone still taking finals and applying to law school. 

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: December 18, 2004, 11:01:00 AM »
Hello to all,

I'm new to this board and just wanted to drop a line and send some love.  I'm currently a 1L at a top ten and if anyone has any questions regarding the admissions process feel free to drop me a question. One word of advice to any URM: don't let a school's median gpa and lsat scare you away.  I had a very good gpa but an LSAT score about 10 points lower than my school's median, so don't be afraid to apply to top schools, all they can do is reject you.  On that note I have to get back to studying (one more final!!) but just wanted to introduce myself to all my black future lawyers out there. 

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