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

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3590 on: September 09, 2009, 12:14:11 PM »
In at CCN.  Probably in at H.  Possibility at Stanford.  Little chance, but not impossible, at Yale.

Full ride probably at none of those.  You need to look at the bottom t14 for that.

Sigh. It really doesn't seem fair.

I assume this is intended as a criticism of affirmative action.  This thread is for offering practical advice to black law school applicants, not for broader discussion of policy.  There is an affirmative action board here if you would like to discuss affirmative action, though, if you'll accept more unsolicited advice, I think it probably doesn't make sense to focus on the successes and failures of individual applicants there either.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3591 on: September 09, 2009, 04:09:01 PM »
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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3592 on: September 09, 2009, 08:41:38 PM »
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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3593 on: September 12, 2009, 09:15:09 PM »
Hello, I was referred to this site from the TLS site.
I am in the process of preparing my application for law school.
3.1gpa 176lsat black female - graduated in 3yrs
My single mother had to have several treatments for cancer and I worked full time to support our family.
First Generation high school and college graduate
President of Student Body for 2yrs
2 Sport Varsity Athlete
3 Yrs work experience

I know that there is a very slim chance of me getting into Yale but it is my dream school. Small class sizes, philosophical approach, beautiful campus, and lots of job prospects. What can I do to make myself a better candidate for admissions?

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« Reply #3594 on: September 13, 2009, 06:50:36 AM »
Hello, I was referred to this site from the TLS site.
I am in the process of preparing my application for law school.
3.1gpa 176lsat black female - graduated in 3yrs
My single mother had to have several treatments for cancer and I worked full time to support our family.
First Generation high school and college graduate
President of Student Body for 2yrs
2 Sport Varsity Athlete
3 Yrs work experience

I know that there is a very slim chance of me getting into Yale but it is my dream school. Small class sizes, philosophical approach, beautiful campus, and lots of job prospects. What can I do to make myself a better candidate for admissions?

Yeah it's going to be difficult with the GPA.  Your only hope is the essays...work long and hard on them.  Make them unforgettable.  None of that mundane "why I want to be a lawyer" ish (unless it's the end of a very vivid story).  Perhaps with the right essays, you can skip faculty review--that's your best option.  Otherwise, you have to convince three profs to collectively give you an 11 or 12...

What have you spent your three years post-undergrad doing?

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3595 on: September 13, 2009, 10:30:20 AM »
Assistant Teacher for 2yrs and now I am a certified Teacher at a urban charter school.

 I am a terrible writer so I will have to hire someone to help me critique / edit

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« Reply #3596 on: September 13, 2009, 12:56:09 PM »
People on here are usually pretty good about reading essays and offering advice, so perhaps try that first before spending money.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3597 on: September 13, 2009, 01:18:12 PM »
I'm interested in Public Interest Law.
What top school would I likely receive the most money from?
What top school is most comparable with Yale?

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« Reply #3598 on: September 13, 2009, 01:22:36 PM »
You'll probably get money at CCN.  More money at MVP.  For public interest, look at NYU.

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3599 on: September 13, 2009, 01:43:10 PM »
Although if you're a terrible writer, you should probably consider something other than law school and the legal profession.  Writing is what you will do and be judged on 99% of the time.