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Is this believable?
« on: November 27, 2004, 12:04:07 PM »
I was searching users on lawschoolnumbers.com and I clicked on Can101 (last years application cycle)...This user had a 153 lsat and 3.5 gpa (I beleive) and got accepted into several tier 1 schools...Is this legit?

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Re: Is this believable?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2004, 12:23:45 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2004, 12:27:25 PM »
If they're a black woman its totally believable. Being an african american woman seems to be a meal ticket. Maybe I should tell adcoms that. It really sucks for everyone else. I mean I grew up poor in rural southwest Georgia, went to the Marines, then worked my way through college in only 3 years. But am I crazy enough to think that I'll even get a whiff from tier one schools? Heck no. I'm white, so even though I had a disadvantaged life, I've got no shot because I can't do Logic games to save my life. Oh well cheers to black women everywhere. (but I'm not bitter) Ha ha.

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Re: Is this believable?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2004, 12:31:47 PM »
although it is far from the norm, it is possible for a slew of reasons.

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Re: Is this believable?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2004, 04:18:17 PM »
If they're a black woman its totally believable. Being an african american woman seems to be a meal ticket. Maybe I should tell adcoms that. It really sucks for everyone else. I mean I grew up poor in rural southwest Georgia, went to the Marines, then worked my way through college in only 3 years. But am I crazy enough to think that I'll even get a whiff from tier one schools? Heck no. I'm white, so even though I had a disadvantaged life, I've got no shot because I can't do Logic games to save my life. Oh well cheers to black women everywhere. (but I'm not bitter) Ha ha.
Apparently I was confused about my ethnic identification, because I could have sworn I checked "caucasian" and still got into a T14 with a 157/3.9.

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Re: Is this believable?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2004, 06:41:34 PM »
Apparently I was confused about my ethnic identification, because I could have sworn I checked "caucasian" and still got into a T14 with a 157/3.9.

Well, obviously they mistook that to mean that you are from the Caucus region.  Damn Kartvelian impersonator! ;)
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Re: Is this believable?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2004, 01:02:43 AM »
Anyone else perplexed that it is always black/african-american and white/caucasian?  caucasian and african-american are not at all from the same nomenclature system.

Sorry, random tangent.

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2004, 06:44:34 PM »
If they're a black woman its totally believable. Being an african american woman seems to be a meal ticket. Maybe I should tell adcoms that. It really sucks for everyone else. I mean I grew up poor in rural southwest Georgia, went to the Marines, then worked my way through college in only 3 years. But am I crazy enough to think that I'll even get a whiff from tier one schools? Heck no. I'm white, so even though I had a disadvantaged life, I've got no shot because I can't do Logic games to save my life. Oh well cheers to black women everywhere. (but I'm not bitter) Ha ha.

Well thanks for your "not-so-bitter" response but I think people are giving too much credit to AA.  I truly do not think it increases ones chances of law school admissions that much.  I am a black woman with lots of ECs, Excellent LORs, undergraduate research, Americorps VISTA service in addition to other community service, Honors College student, receipient of multiple scholarships, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, several leadership positions as an undergraduate,first in the family to attend college, economically disadvantaged etc., etc., and I have all ready been waitlisted at a T.T.T. in my own hometown. EDIT: So please do not act as if being a black woman is some sort of "golden ticket."  This is really getting old.

Well you do have to have somewhat decent stats too. And yes, I do think A.A. is outdated and should be done away with. Personaly I could care less if you got waitlisted at a T.T.T. it happens to a lot of people. Get over it. Cheers.


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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2004, 10:21:37 AM »
If they're a black woman its totally believable. Being an african american woman seems to be a meal ticket. Maybe I should tell adcoms that. It really sucks for everyone else. I mean I grew up poor in rural southwest Georgia, went to the Marines, then worked my way through college in only 3 years. But am I crazy enough to think that I'll even get a whiff from tier one schools? Heck no. I'm white, so even though I had a disadvantaged life, I've got no shot because I can't do Logic games to save my life. Oh well cheers to black women everywhere. (but I'm not bitter) Ha ha.

Well thanks for your "not-so-bitter" response but I think people are giving too much credit to AA.  I truly do not think it increases ones chances of law school admissions that much.  I am a black woman with lots of ECs, Excellent LORs, undergraduate research, Americorps VISTA service in addition to other community service, Honors College student, receipient of multiple scholarships, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, several leadership positions as an undergraduate,first in the family to attend college, economically disadvantaged etc., etc., and I have all ready been waitlisted at a T.T.T. in my own hometown. EDIT: So please do not act as if being a black woman is some sort of "golden ticket."  This is really getting old.

Well you do have to have somewhat decent stats too. And yes, I do think A.A. is outdated and should be done away with. Personaly I could care less if you got waitlisted at a T.T.T. it happens to a lot of people. Get over it. Cheers.


It's very contradictory of you to say that you could care less when a "black woman" gets waitlisted at a TTT and say "it happens to a lot of people," yet when another black woman gets admitted to a top tier school you attribute it to affirmative action...

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Re: Is this believable?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2004, 11:59:46 PM »
Not to say that they cannot work hard and have excellent credentials, but minorities, black, indian, spanish, or otherwise, generally DO get favortism in the admissions process and are admitted with lower scores