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Law School Admissions / Re: Any Hispanics heading for Law School?
« on: August 03, 2004, 06:41:59 AM »
I think that "accent" is may be more of an issue for people who grew up somewhere else and speak spanish and then move here and have to speak engluish and may be they dont get rid of their accent. 

But I do know in some communities - puerto rican and mexican (in my experience) where even though they are born in the US they end up speaking english with an accent - cant say if it is a spanish thing or something else that influences it.  I dont have an accent - but I also have a very limited spanish vobularily even though I am fluent.  My mother emphasized I learn english in school - and fought tooth and nail to keep me out of bilingual......good choice - the public school system in NYC is atrocious when it comes to bilingual classes - kids end up being illiterate in spanish and english (and I know there are kids who beat this but for the most part it is a valid point)  I would love to be "completely" fluent though. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Any Hispanics heading for Law School?
« on: August 02, 2004, 01:32:43 PM »
you are right....I guess I was just trying to point out that that there are a significant number of Europan/South Americans who dont consider themselves latino in the american traditional sense of the word....and there are schools who dont either - unless they are just trying to increase their urm stats by including non trad urms.

skin color/race does not indicate culture - and for some it is a choice...I certainly dont have any problems accepting a african dominican as dominican or spanish/european descendant as dominican if they identify as dominican - or a japanese or chinese dominican.

But there are those who like to emphasize their european lineage.... but I am way off topic now from beginning post.

its one of the really cool things about being hispanic or latino.
 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Any Hispanics heading for Law School?
« on: August 02, 2004, 07:40:44 AM »
yes well - if you are part of the major hispanic/latino groups in the us this is a problem......perhaps not so with certain south american countries - there is a whole debate whether they are "latino" - have more in common with europeans than say other groups.....this of course is a can of worms...venezuela, argentina, columbia........countries with historical movement enmass of europeans to south america - while blending in......I dont consider them  URM's and interstingly enough most dont consider themselves either....

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Law School Admissions / Re: Any Hispanics heading for Law School?
« on: July 30, 2004, 09:39:27 AM »
I was fortunate just becasue my mother was very aware of what a difference education can do.  She was on top of us with school and pushing us in to specialized programs . ...I think I was one of the few kids growing up in upper manhattan who had ever heard of a harvard or yale - ivy league as a little kid - but I also think I was naturally driven and competitive.  Its difficult to seem my nephew grow up at 11 yo and see he is the "complacent" type already just fine with getting by and has literally no work ethic - but thats ok because me and my family are going to beat it into him..

JK - but I am really not

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Law School Admissions / Re: Any Hispanics heading for Law School?
« on: July 30, 2004, 09:32:23 AM »
i think as a hispanic/latino person you almost have to be "aware" of what you are seeing in your surroundings and have an understanding that there is something else out there that is better and you have every right toachieve it.  It amazes me how many young hispanic people I see in NYC who never question what their daily life is - its this defeatest attitude - this is my life-  or maybe worse than that - this non thinking mentality - do as my ilk mentality bs that pisses me off. There are hundreds of thousands of hispanic kids in nyc school system and it is so sad to see where the majority will go.....I see kids go to school with no freaking book bags, girls macking on some guy - 13 y/o ---ickkkkkkkkkkkkkkk-it actually makes me very angry - -

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Law School Admissions / Re: Any Hispanics heading for Law School?
« on: July 30, 2004, 08:50:56 AM »
hey poster above me - I noticed you have almost exactly the same gpa I do - actually I just rounded and gave myself a 3.37.  I am also thinking of retaking the lsat in october I am all signed up for it but am hesitating because I have taken it twce already.  I figure most schools average scores so taking it again would increase my average score to a more respectable number.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Any Hispanics heading for Law School?
« on: July 29, 2004, 04:00:34 PM »
could not help but join in as a hispanic female.


I am applying to law school this year.  I think it is cool that there are people with great lsats and great gpas in the hispanic law attending community.  I know some of them. But for the whole lsat and hispanic aversion to it - i just think its not cool.  Just study.   The first time took it I scored a pitiful 148.  the second time I studied my ass off and even though I still feel like i robbed myself of a few extra points because my anxiety level was so high having messed up the first one I scored a 159.  People just need to study and I feel like "studying" is not emphasized enough in our communities. 

There is this feeling that we wont do well anyways because of "emperical" evidence so we take what ever we get and say this is it.  I have a friend who went to an elite college and private high school who is hispanic , same background as me and she took the lsat like me first time around hardly studing and got a 146. and was l ike thats it.  I am not taking it again and applied anyways and got in to only 2 schools.


if something really is important sometimes you have to sacrifice every thing else for it.  i worked a full time job and basically studied for 12 hours a weekend and 2-3 hours a weeknight for 2 months.

and I grew up pooooooooooooooooo, 3 sisters and 1 practically disabled mom with no english skills. typical urban hispanic ghetto inner city NYC experience.

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dont fear - I scored a 148 the first time I took and scored 159 the second.....study your ass off it helps....

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Improved 15+ points? Post here!!
« on: July 14, 2004, 02:39:16 PM »
I guess people are going by 1st practice test in that case I score 19 points extra.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Improved 15+ points? Post here!!
« on: July 14, 2004, 08:15:05 AM »
I improved 11 points...was so anxious 2nd time around that I would f up like  the first time I cheated my self out of an additional 3-4 points.

Whatever you do the second time around - walk in that testing room and act like the lsats your b*tch -

PS don't do anthing lsat related the last 3-4 days before I did and I was so stressed out I couldnt think or do anything but wait till test day all anxious.

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