I attended this weekend's NYC Law School Forum and spoke to an admissions rep from the University of Virginia Law School. As an African American graduate of U of Virginia Law School, she told me not to let your lsat score discourage you from applying. The 25th percentile for U of Virginia is a 165 and she said she got a 150ish(did not state specifically the exact score). Point of all this is that if your a minority and have a great personal statement, recommendations and a good gpa, you still might have a chance to get into a top school. U of Virginia is #9 in the US NEWS "guide to law schools". Hope this inspires minorities to applying even though you might not have the lsat recommmended. Remember, some schools value other things about you besides your gpa and lsat scores...Yes most schools are all about gpa and lsat... but some are not.... Good luck!