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Hi all,

It looks like you've been giving out great advice to people for the past few cycles, so I guess I'll come seeking your perspective.

I'm a black male, and will be applying for the next cycle. I've got a 3.1 LSDAS, with a great upward trend (3.58 degree granting from Vanderbilt). 

While I know that HYS isn't gonna happen, is there an outside shot at any of the t14? t6? Any help that you guys could provide as I begin putting my list together would be great. Thanks.

163+ for a few t14, decent shot at CCN, HYP probably out but apply anyway

Personal Statement / Re: Which diversity?
« on: December 28, 2008, 08:03:50 PM »
Hi.  I'm not sure what topic to use for my diversity statement.  I'm Hispanic but, I was also born with a physical defect (however, it's only superficial, not functional).  I'm thinking about just leaving the race part out of my diversity statement altogether since it will show up in other places throughout the application and just focus on the defect (or what I've learned or overcome etc..). 

Anyone agree or disagree?

i did not use my race (i'm black) as the topic for my diversity statement, primamrily for the same reason--they would already know that i'm black, so why talk about it.  And, things turned out fine for me!

A, you seem to be very knowledgeable, and I seek your predictions. Here are my stats:

164 3.7 (I am sooo extremely happy that xynder did early decision at a school i didn't even apply to!!!!!!!)

I applied to most of the top schools and some others.


Target CCN, but you have a decent chance at H as well. Probably not Y or S, but who knows?

Agreed.  As for money, UVa is a given, you should get some from Chi and Mich

Non-Traditional Students / Re: Getting into T14 w/ low gpa
« on: December 25, 2008, 07:41:14 PM »
i wouldn't be surprised if you get into NU, UVa, and GULC...and possibly Mich too.

Law School Applications / Re: CLS 2L - Bored & Taking Questions
« on: December 25, 2008, 06:52:56 PM »
I think CLS is just as plugged into SDNY and the 2nd Circuit as Chicago is to the 7th Circuit.  It's just that a higher percentage of Chicago kids are interested in clerking. 

*channeling Lisa Wu Hartwell*

Be Nice!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Same undergrad and law school?
« on: December 23, 2008, 01:11:03 AM »
it doesn't matter.  most law schools are completely separate from their undergrad institutions.  a problem arises when you get a BA/PH.D from the same institution.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: CLS 2L Taking Questions
« on: December 23, 2008, 01:08:31 AM »
I want to work in sports/entertainment law, probably with a firm first and then in-house with a team, league, or media company.  Open to both litigation and transactional. 

that's my plan...

Where should I go next fall? / Re: CLS 2L Taking Questions
« on: December 23, 2008, 01:06:38 AM »
Do you know how long it may generally take for Columbia to get back to non-ED applicants if they applied in November/December?

I went complete right after thanksgiving, and heard the day after valentine's day...

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Summer before law school
« on: December 23, 2008, 12:57:20 AM »
Unless you REALLY need the money, I suggest taking a good amount of time off b4 ls.  I took a year off, so I quit my job the first week of July.  So, I had about 4.5 weeks of chill time before I had to move and settle in.

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