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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: AA Male 3.51 UGPA 156 LSAT
« on: January 22, 2009, 06:55:37 PM »
What's up guys just thought i'd get your predictions, i've been reading them for a while.  I've applied to 11 schools most fee waivers, most reaches, but free apps why not right?

UMiami(FW): In (already notified)
Temple:Most likely in
W&M:Most likely in
W&L:most likely in
GW: decent chance
GULC: most likely not
Cornell(FW):most likely not

Other suggestions? Thanks in advance!

I will have added some schools in NY if I had your numbers, and maybe American, UMD to that list as well

Univ of MD, American, Temple, Brooklyn, Howard

Which school would you pick or not pick if you had a choice between those schools, please explain why or why not when giving a response. I do like to practice in the D.C area. I am URM (if you are wondering about Howard lol). Thanks in Advance.

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 20, 2009, 11:53:51 PM »
I just got back from the inaguration too, I have never seen that many people in my life. What is usually a 30 minute trip on the train for me, it took 4 hours to get there. But got real close to the inaguration site so it was worth it. I had so much fun, what a dayyyyyyyyyyyyy

P.S to those that stayed till the closing prayer at the inaguration how awesome was the ending ""We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man, and when white will embrace what is right." lol the crowd roared with laughter, but I wonder if whites take offense to it?

I'm glad you had fun!

I am worried about Teddy Kennedy.

Orrin Hatch foot-in-mouth alert: "I discouraged him from coming today, but, you know.  He was always there.  Always at funerals, err . . ."

I know me too!! I love how he keeps coming back but this time they said he had a long seizure so I am worried about him to. I hope he gets well soon.

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: January 18, 2009, 02:20:37 AM »
Yay! Just recieved my official red volunteer hat for the inaguratin day at the national mall hearing Obama's Inaugration speech. Cant wait!! Holla if you see a brotha with a Red voulnteer hat on lol

If you are attending law school in august 09? what is the Ideal way to prepare for law school during the 8 months left before August (if you have clear schedule until then)?

Non-Traditional Students / Re: 34M, Looking for LS Advice
« on: January 18, 2009, 02:00:56 AM »
Although the Masters might help a little, but from talking to many dean's at different law schools they all seem to be in agreement that going to grad school to make your app look good for law schools IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. Your work experince will help your GPA and an addendum to explain how your divorce affected your grades will take care of that. Lsac calculates all the classes you took as an undergad (up until the day your first degree is conferred), even the original and second grades you got for all classes you retook. So regardless of your school counts that in or not LSAC does that so all the law schools know that has been factored in whey they are looking at your LSAC grades (which they go by)

If you can do well on the LSAT you might have a shot at some decent schools. If you think you are going to do really well in law school, you might be better of to go to the best school you can get it and transfer to a better school than going to grad school.

Non-Traditional Students / Re: Low ugpa
« on: January 18, 2009, 01:52:47 AM »
although your gpa is very low, I am pretty sure with a good Lsat score, an addendum explaining your past illness and how it affected your grades, and a well written personal statment you can get it in somwhere somehow...worse come to worse you can transfer up from a lower ranked school if you are determined law schoos is where you want to be regardless. Be cautioned though, a lot of people go to law school thinking they transfer up easily. It is a very difficult process, so know what yo getting yourself into. But all in all if you really want to go to "any" law school you have a shot with a decent lsat score

This is my first post...I am beginning my senior year.  I have a 2.8 and I am a finance major at Howard.

I have not taken the LSAT.  What are my chances of getting into law school?

What is the best study material for the LSAT?

Your GPA is horrible...

Your GPA is low however you still can get accepted to good law schools. How you may ask? LSAT. The LSAT is your best friend right now. I used to think GPA is crucial but now  I have navigated through the admission process for law schools, believe me law schools are "whores" when it comes to LSAT scores. Get a high score and they will forgive a lot lol. With that being said you should get your gpa as high as you can, study hard and get it up if ou can. This will let them know you are capable.

P.S oh yeah your personal statement is your other best friend from looking at your gpa. so you should spend a considerable amount of time on it.

That's a real tactless way to put it.


I was just wondering if anybody had any suggestions on where someone like I (large public uni., black male) with a 3.2 GPA in finance and a 157 LSAT should consider applying to?


Hey we have similar numbers (although I have a few major soft factors), after deciding which area you are most likely to practice you should look into that region. I am mostly familiar with north east region so I can only speak for that area but you should look into schools like Fordham, Temple, GW, UMD, Rutgers, Howard, American, catholic, George Mason, George Washington...out of those lists Geogre Washington will prob be an extreme reach. Lets say you were fortunate enough to get accepted into all of those listed..i will prob rank em GW, Fordham, Mason, Umd, Rutgers, Howard, Temple, American, and catholic..(american will be a lot higher but they too expensive I think)..Again this is just for north east area..and just my two cents...

I am a black female who recently graduated from an HBCU. I graduated cum laude with a GPA of 3.6 and my LSAT was 154. I have two prior misdemeanors, one for shoplifting when I was 17 and one for a false police report in 2007. I was involved in lots of extracurricular activities, with leadership, and did 3 internships during college. I received a LSAC fee waiver, if that means anything, but I'm at a socioeconomic disadvantage.

I applied to UMiami, Howard, St.Thomas, Georgia State... what do you think my chances are?


I dont know how much your misdemeanors will affect you, but from looking at your gpa it seems you overcame your obstacles although 2007 police report is a bit recent (be sure to disclose it in your app, just to be safe when the time comes for you to take the bar and you wont run into any "suprises"). But yeah I second the statement "you should apply to much higher ranked schools". I dont know much about the other schools but I have researched Howard and it is one of those schools that performs way higher than its ranking, especially if you planning on practicing in the D.C market. Looking at your numbers you should have a decent shot, you lsat is their range and your gpa is obviously above their range. Good luck!!

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