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How the hell did they get in there
« on: March 22, 2004, 05:37:08 PM »
I am checking lawschoolnumbers.com and there are some people that got into yale and harvard with, well, impossible numbers. so, someone please tell me how do they do that? you know, i still have time for law school, i can try to get those credentials...
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check http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=nikegirl05 and http://lawschoolnumbers.com/viewschool2.php

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Re: How the hell did they get in there
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2004, 05:40:05 PM »
One of two ways....

URM

got those numbers despite being blind, having cancer or otherwise  overcoming a potentially terminal illness.

Or she has a picture of the dean of admissions blowing a goat. :)

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Re: How the hell did they get in there
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2004, 05:43:18 PM »
well, as someone who doesn't have stellar lsat scores (but my gpa are pretty high), i have to say that it's not all in the numbers.  some people have personal hardships that they've gone through in life.  some also have a long resume, or amazing work experience.  after all, law schools try to have the best classes every year--but not just in terms of high gpas and high lsats.  people with different experiences in life bring different things to law schools.  i think it's quite unfair to say that one person doesn't deserve to go to one school or the other simply because their numbers just doesn't fit the norm.  the admission department at these top schools know what they're doing--for the most part.   

asides from strong personal statements or personal hardships, they could also be legacies. 
I am thanking my lucky stars that I got into Boalt Hall!  Three more years in Berkeley.

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Re: How the hell did they get in there
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 05:46:50 PM »
Or she has a picture of the dean of admissions blowing a goat.    :o
 
 
 

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Re: How the hell did they get in there
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004, 05:48:38 PM »
Or she has a picture of the dean of admissions blowing a goat.    :o
 
 
 


or that too!  ;)

besides, i would take www.lawschoolnumbers.com with a grain of salt.  i'm sure some people put horribly false information in there. 
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Re: How the hell did they get in there
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2004, 07:03:46 PM »
I agree with you 100% on everything, Cal...I have often wondered if some of those people were lying, as well. For example, I think some (not all) of these "URMS" are bitter non-URMs...no offense...but I really wouldn't put it past some of those people who post on the PR boards to do something like that. Like there was one person--I think they were supposed to be Black--who was listed that allegedly got into Northwestern with a 150 LSAT...I'm sorry, but I just don't buy that one, though there could probably be amazing outlying factors...but still...since I don't see that under Northwestern anymore, that makes me believe that person was lying even more.

In terms of Nikegirl, I saw her profile for the first time while I was in Chicago a couple weeks ago...I figure she could be an URM, lying or has some kick-@ss story, work experience or something...plus the fact she's from a top 10 school. Now, if she were Black, went to a top 10 undergrad and got a 165 (a score that, from what I've seen and read, is high for African Americans--again, no offense...check lsnumbers and see that the avg African Americans applying to those kinds of schools probably avg about a 160, and I'm holding an article in my hands right now from the "Emory Lawyer" that cites the avg LSAT score for AA's as a 142 in comparison to a 152 for Whites), I can see her getting into those schools, especially if she has an amazing story/hard major. I think this is the most likely scenario.

Still, she could be a legacy--as well or solely--or, before Aonghus repeats himself, she's got an incriminating picture of the Dean of Admissions.

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Re: How the hell did they get in there
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2004, 07:55:45 PM »
hmmmm, right! no offense Maybe you need to re-look up what offensive means in the dictionary m'kay?
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Re: How the hell did they get in there
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2004, 08:14:12 PM »
what is URM?

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Re: How the hell did they get in there
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2004, 08:43:24 PM »
edit:  Wow, I said some racially and culturally unacceptable things in here.  I think it would be best to delete them.  Oh no.

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Re: How the hell did they get in there
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2004, 09:46:11 PM »
URM =  UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITY


or she could have had pictures of the dean of admisssions blowing a goat!

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