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To brothers...time management is key in law school no one can dispute that, but for those of us who want to continue our player lifestyles what do you make of it??
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The GPA makes you unpredictable.  You'll get into some t14s with the 166, but it's hard to guess which ones.  Probably Cornell/GULC/Duke.  Maybe MVP.  I wouldn't say a t6, but who knows.

I think he has a shot at CCN.  He should apply to all of the T14, of course.  Since he's been out of school for so long I don't think his GPA matters so much.  And he's a black male, of course. 

Thanks for the hope. I have considered taking the test again in September, but man oh man that would be a female dog. I personally don't think no-AA will affect UMich significantly, because at the end of the day the adcoms will push which ever agenda they want to set forth. I just hope the liberals in place at the various university adcoms across the nation continue to believe that though AA is not a solution it is damn sho better than nothin

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Let's be honest, who in their right mind wants to spend an additional THREE more years in school NOT MAKING MONEY! When you can go out and get a job w/ PAID vacation AND benefits AND a yearly salary!?!

"Why the hell am I gonna force myself FURTHER into debt when I managed to get thru school with little to no debt. Now I gotta take some awkward-ass test that doesn't make any sense and you gotta score ridiculously high to get into one of those Ivy League schools. Plus I only know a handful of cats who are actually goin' to Law School, ain't nobody else goin' thru this mess.

Hell, everybody else I know got their college degree and is making good money. I got my Business degree, I'll be straight, if I want to I can go back to school after I worked for a couple of years and saved up some money. But for now I'm tryin' to make that paper!"

Now how many of us have had this conversation with someone or heard a brutha use this similar justification for why they aren't going to Law School?

Let the church say Amen.
That is the conversation I had with myself after I graduated with my bs. I wouldn't have gone to law school if someone stuck a gun to my head. I got my MBA because I didn't have to quit work. So here I am now, about to begin this 3 year journey. The good thing is my folks will front me tuition, because they are very education-centric and as long as I continue to do positive things with my life they will support my endeavors. Don't think I am not aware of how generous a blessing that is because I certainly am. So i guess it boils down to brothers not being comfortable with being without income for 3 years in conjunction with racking up a gang of debt. It actually makes sense, but I still haven't figured out why med school over law school

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I don't think you have much shot at T14 with that GPA, even with the URM status. You'd need another "Wow" type soft factor to make up for the GPA. Apply to a range of schools in the Top 30.

That kinda sucks. I thought my softs were pretty good. I may take the test again, Christ that will be a pain in the ass. At some point in time I will give admissioni consultants a ring.

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1.) He's a URM, so most traditional rules re: numbers go out the window right away
2.) I got in to multiple T14s and I have a sub 3.0 GPA. And I'm not URM. This is a more common occurrence than you are giving credit for. See this post for info on how the sub 3.0, over 170 crowd did in the 06-07 cycle.
3.) He has a good sense of humor, which has to count for something.

1) True.  But I'm saying I didn't see anyone sub 3.0 sub 170 that got in.  Of course LSN doesn't include everyone, but as far as I saw, there were zero sub 3.0, sub 170.  I also only looked at 3 or 4 schools, so maybe schools like UVA, Mich, Duke had a couple that I didn't see.

2) I'm sure you're right that it's more common than I realize.  I was definitely a non-splitter, so I never really paid too much attention to splitters.  But again, you're talking about over 170, he has a 166.  And congrats on that - what was your LSAT if you don't mind me asking?

3) I agree.  And his soft factors appear like they could be pretty impressive.

LSN seems extremely anectdotal in and of itself. It is tough to determing how representative that is of the total applicant population. To bad there isn't another resource available that I can cross reference. I would call the admission office myself if I knew I could get some juicy answers from them.

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I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold



Haha party animal? You're obviously bright with your LSAT score, but I hope given the fact that you didn't really put in any effort, you don't get any URM benefit at all. Sorry if that sounds mean

Thanks for the insight DCB

I take no offense Underestimated. As far as the effort comment, quite the contrary. I put loads of effort into being Joe College while I was in school, just not Joe PhiDeltaKappa. That should count for something. Think of it as an X factor. Prestigious/Uppercrust law sschools need people like me to sustain the social equilibrium.

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I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold

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Law School Applications / The speculation is over, so now I can ask
« on: July 01, 2007, 12:48:02 PM »
I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold


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