okay- to all of you on this board....
two days ago i found a girl on LSN with a 2.9 GPA and a 155 LSAT. she was applying to 8 schools only. those schools being harvard, stanford, columbia, georgetown, boalt, ucla, usc, and uc hastings.
this girl happened to be african american. she had an mba and some reletivly unique work experience. that being said i wrote to her saying she was being unrealistic with her choices and if she wanted to go to law school at all she still had some time to apply to schools that might actually gain her admission.
people on LSD have been really pissy with me about doing this. saying that i "don't know her" and "don't know what she has gone through" so? even if she has had some horrible luck in her life does that mean that with those numbers she doesn't need to apply to back up schools?
i am very liberal and very much for AA in law school. i think it does make the environment richer and ontop of that i think some people have had some tough luck and can do well with a little boost. a LITTLE boost. i don't believe middle of the road scores across the board can ever get you into a T14, unless you are an out of this world applicant aside from them? does anyone agree with me here AT ALL???
just a little concerned people here at LSD are a little too trigger happy and anxious to jump onto some ugly "racist wagon"....i think i was being helpful to an all too hopefull applicant