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Black Law Students / Confidence
« on: September 23, 2005, 06:40:05 PM »
I have to admit that my level of confidence and attitude towards this whole process changes almost everyday...some days i'm confident...other days, i feel like i have to aim lower...

I'm an African American Male with a 166 on the LSAT and a 3.8 in Intl Rel (from HYS); I'm applying to:

Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, NYU, UPenn, Michigan, Georgetown, Cornell, USC, UCLA, UC-Berkeley, and BU

Should I aim lower...maybe more safeties???

Law School Admissions / Obsessing about nothing?!?
« on: September 18, 2005, 05:22:44 PM »
So...i've submitted quite a few applications thus far. Once i submitted, though, I realized that LSAC does not submit our essays to law schools with the labels we entered when attaching the documents (Lesson #1: Never assume anything in this process). I put my name, LSAC # and Soc Sec # on each attachment, but there is no label to distinguish, for example, between my personal statement and diversity statement. Do you think this matters? I am especially concerned with my application to law schools such as Stanford that don't ask for a diversity statement. Should I send a letter/explanation by mail? Or am i just obsessing?

Law School Admissions / paper app on lsac???
« on: September 09, 2005, 03:53:34 PM »
Quick question for those who have already submitted apps...

if u check the status of the apps under account status / electronic apps...there is a table that contains all of the info pertaining to individual submitted applications.

does anyone know what the "paper copy" column in the table means? Is that the date a paper copy was sent to the school (i really have no clue).

Any ideas???


Hey guys,

Would someone please look over my personal statements? I have two written right is a standard character essay and the other is more of a diversity essay. Pretty please???

Law School Admissions / All about the prestige???
« on: December 31, 2004, 12:17:30 PM »
I'm pretty new to this board and just skim over posts every once in a while. I wanted some feedback from people about choosing between schools. I realize that a choice between schools such as UCLA and USC would be arbitrary in the long run, but how about between USC and a higher ranked school such as Georgetown, Cornell, or even Penn? I intend to work in SoCal after law school so I was wondering what people would do in this situation. Do prestige and rankings really matter that much?

Law School Admissions / chances as an URM???
« on: October 26, 2004, 10:49:01 AM »
Hey guys,

i really have no idea what to expect when applying to law schools this year. i was wondering if u guys could give me a good idea as to where i should be looking at? i am an african american male with a 3.8 from top private university (HYPS) and a 166 on the LSAT (pretty disappointed as I was scoring in the low 170s by the end of my practice). Normal EC's, good recs (I'm assuming), etc... What are realistic choices for me? My top choice would be either UPenn or Columbia (is that realistic?).


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