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The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread

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Re: My chances? Black Male, 3.1 UGPA; 161 LSAT
« Reply #3390 on: January 03, 2009, 12:10:05 PM »
Probably not.  That's why I said "reach."

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3391 on: January 03, 2009, 05:10:25 PM »
Advice needed.

My current transcript has me listed at 3.56, but my GPA went up this semester to 3.58.  I submitted most of my applications today, but I still need to send my report.  Should I send the report in now, or should I have my new report sent in before sending in my reports?

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3392 on: January 03, 2009, 07:36:02 PM »
Send it in now, then update.  .02 won't make much of a difference, if any.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3393 on: January 03, 2009, 09:07:45 PM »
Send it in now, then update.  .02 won't make much of a difference, if any.

Sorry for my ignorance, but how do I go about updating?  If I send in my law report, they send in my transcript.  Do I just send in my transcript to each school individually?

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3394 on: January 03, 2009, 09:13:20 PM »
I think they automatically send the school an update, but it's been some years since I investigated this.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3395 on: January 04, 2009, 09:31:44 AM »
I am a Native American (Blackfoot tribe). I have a 162 and a 167 LSAT score. I have a 3.17 GPA. I have a strong upward trend in my grades. I taught abroad on a volunteer-basis for a year. I worked as a paralegal for 3 months before getting laid off. I am now just taking time to apply to law school.

My diversity statement is on socioeconomic adversity and my personal statement is about my experience teaching abroad.

Thank you to everyone for their help.

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3396 on: January 04, 2009, 09:46:28 AM »
You should get into a t14, but I'm not knowledgeable enough about Native American admissions trends to be any more specific than that.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3397 on: January 04, 2009, 10:00:06 AM »
I am a Native American (Blackfoot tribe). I have a 162 and a 167 LSAT score. I have a 3.17 GPA. I have a strong upward trend in my grades. I taught abroad on a volunteer-basis for a year. I worked as a paralegal for 3 months before getting laid off. I am now just taking time to apply to law school.

My diversity statement is on socioeconomic adversity and my personal statement is about my experience teaching abroad.

Thank you to everyone for their help.

Make sure to shoot an application to UM.

Why UM in particular?

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3398 on: January 05, 2009, 10:21:48 PM »
If a school offers you a CRS based fee waiver, does that indicate higher chance of acceptance? Just curious

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3399 on: January 06, 2009, 02:24:45 PM »
If a school offers you a CRS based fee waiver, does that indicate higher chance of acceptance? Just curious

Yes.

Make sure to shoot an application to UM.

I would apply, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.  Michigan does not take a lot of NAs, and the ones they do are normally from the in-state pool.  Unless you're in-state, I would say your chances of admission are low.

Though I do think you will get into a t-14.  Try NU, Cornell, and GULC.  Those are your best shots, IMO.