Thanks for the encouragement. It makes me feel better. I did not realize that they gave "preference" to certain counties/small towns. If that is the case, I definately feel better because no one from my hometown does anything with their life besides work at the nearby nuclear plant, become a shrimper or pop out a bunch of babies.....not that there is anything wrong with any of these things, but I don't think too many of them are applying to law school.
I know I might be opening up a Pandora's Box with this comment, but I think a poor white kid from the trailer parks of Mexia should have a leg up over the rich black girl from Highland Park (and the same holds true for the poor black guy from Laredo versus the rich white guy from Plano).
Good for you! That is an excellent GPA for an engineering major! I would be willing to bet that between your major, GPA and LSAT you have a really good shot at UT and, well, almost anywhere else you want to go. Is UT your top choice?
Do you think I'd be wasting my money applying to UT-Austin (out of state) with a 3.98/163 and 2 years work experience at a fortune 100? Numbers-wise it looks like it might be a waste, but their 25th-75th is 160 - 166, so that means the median is probably right around a 163 or 164. I don't want to waste $70 if I don't have to--anyone think it's worth it?