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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / International URM
« on: October 16, 2007, 01:03:51 PM »
If you are from a foreign country (non-US citizen), and are hispanic or black, will you get some sort of boost in law school application?
there are very few candidates of this status, i suppose.
On LSN, it seems that there is a boost, but some say AA policy only applies to US citizens.

Law School Admissions / International URM
« on: October 16, 2007, 04:02:44 AM »
Do international students of hispanic, mixed hispanic, black .... origin count as URM in law school admission ?
My pre-law advisor said they do count. Do you think so?
I know the applicant pool for such status is very small, and one can hardly tell from the statistics. I know a candidate of black/white mixed heritage did get into harvard with a gpa of 3.9 and lsat of 166.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cornell with a 165
« on: September 08, 2007, 09:30:45 PM »
i only said i am dying to go there. this is not the same as acting like being dinged by it=the end of the world. we all have our likes and dislikes.
using the emoticon  :'( is to add some fun to an otherwise dry discussion.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cornell with a 165
« on: September 08, 2007, 09:09:36 PM »
well, a phd is only a human.
on the internet I feel free to expose my weakness. I am just being realistic. I wont think because I got a phd I am gonna secure offers from all t14.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cornell with a 165
« on: September 08, 2007, 12:19:34 PM »
does cornell appreciate phd? or slightly unconventional applicants? I am dying to be there! :'(

I guess my lsat will be in the same range ....  :'(

My gpa is moderately high, not too high (3.76/3.77). It was already the best gpa of my class. after my undergrad I did my doctor at oxf_ _ _ . got some work experience and have published a book.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cornell with a 165
« on: September 08, 2007, 11:38:25 AM »
is 165 that bad?
the OP's gpa is well above their mean, which is slightly lower than 3.7 ....
I thought their lsat mean is only about 167?

Law School Admissions / Re: How much does grad school help
« on: September 07, 2007, 09:17:31 AM »
what about a phd from oxford, foreign undergrad degree (3.8), plus an lsat score of 170? not a rhodes scholar, but a fair number of awards and prizes
My friend got these statistics. but since he got his first degree elsewhere, his gpa might not be considered the same.

any shot at HYS?

Law School Admissions / mixed: how mixed?
« on: September 06, 2007, 12:09:51 AM »
I read a topic on another law school board, on which some respondents say that you can claim to be hispanic, or at least check both boxes (white and hispanic) if you only have 1/4 or 1/8 blood in you.

What do you think? Is it legitimate?

If I were 1/4 or 1/8, say, mexican, and I reveal this information in my personal statement and/ or check 2 boxes on the form, would the adcomm people think that i am trying to make a big deal  of it?

Well, a lot of people from south america are mixed in the first place.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 168/3.57(mainland China ), where to go?
« on: September 05, 2007, 12:44:13 AM »
well, doesn't it show that a candidate with high gpa and high'ish lsat does not necessarily make it? both 170 and 3.8X are above the mean at boalt.
she did apply a bit late, though. (in late january)

An masters will be a feather in the cap, if the gpa is high'ish to begin with (say, 3.7+)

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