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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 #3670 on: November 03, 2009, 05:56:00 PM »
yep what A. said.  Throw in a couple reaches like Harvard, CLS and NYU as well.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3671 on: November 03, 2009, 09:03:08 PM »
What do you guys think my chances are at Texas and Vanderbilt? I've been thinking more and more about these schools because I would be OK with being regulated to their regions and they offer good prospects in these regions---but I would go in and at least try to get grades good enough to transfer to HYS. Obviously there are no guarantees but that might be my best shot. I've heard rumors about being a black male giving one a boost for transfer admissions--what do you guys think?

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3672 on: November 03, 2009, 09:53:26 PM »
What do you guys think my chances are at Texas and Vanderbilt? I've been thinking more and more about these schools because I would be OK with being regulated to their regions and they offer good prospects in these regions---but I would go in and at least try to get grades good enough to transfer to HYS. Obviously there are no guarantees but that might be my best shot. I've heard rumors about being a black male giving one a boost for transfer admissions--what do you guys think?

Relegated, not "regulated," man. Not to be a jackass, but some people instinctively look for this kind of thing and, needless to say, it doesn't look good.

Anyway, now that I've applied to CLS with my pitiful 3.09/167, I suppose I'll just have to play the waiting game. I know you guys think I've got a shot, but is it worth getting my hopes? This is really a dumb question, but if you actually had to quantify my shot as a black male first-generation college grad, would you say over or under 50%?

Also, since I'm signed up to retake the LSAT in December, is it inevitable that I'll be deferred pending my new score? Part of my just wants a higher score for its own sake given that I've underperformed so badly. However, since LSAC stats suggest that I'm already well within the top 1% of black male lsat scores (feel free to correct me here), it seems clear that even a 178 wouldn't make much of a difference. 

Any additional thoughts? I totally understand if you're sick my questions btw. Thanks all!

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3673 on: November 03, 2009, 10:29:37 PM »
What do you guys think my chances are at Texas and Vanderbilt? I've been thinking more and more about these schools because I would be OK with being regulated to their regions and they offer good prospects in these regions---but I would go in and at least try to get grades good enough to transfer to HYS. Obviously there are no guarantees but that might be my best shot. I've heard rumors about being a black male giving one a boost for transfer admissions--what do you guys think?

Relegated, not "regulated," man. Not to be a jackass, but some people instinctively look for this kind of thing and, needless to say, it doesn't look good.

Anyway, now that I've applied to CLS with my pitiful 3.09/167, I suppose I'll just have to play the waiting game. I know you guys think I've got a shot, but is it worth getting my hopes? This is really a dumb question, but if you actually had to quantify my shot as a black male first-generation college grad, would you say over or under 50%?

Also, since I'm signed up to retake the LSAT in December, is it inevitable that I'll be deferred pending my new score? Part of my just wants a higher score for its own sake given that I've underperformed so badly. However, since LSAC stats suggest that I'm already well within the top 1% of black male lsat scores (feel free to correct me here), it seems clear that even a 178 wouldn't make much of a difference. 

Any additional thoughts? I totally understand if you're sick my questions btw. Thanks all!

It's called a typo---I'm aware that they don't even mean the same thing.

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3674 on: November 04, 2009, 04:34:05 AM »
What do you guys think my chances are at Texas and Vanderbilt? I've been thinking more and more about these schools because I would be OK with being regulated to their regions and they offer good prospects in these regions---but I would go in and at least try to get grades good enough to transfer to HYS. Obviously there are no guarantees but that might be my best shot. I've heard rumors about being a black male giving one a boost for transfer admissions--what do you guys think?

You should get in...they're ranked below the schools we recommended for you.

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3675 on: November 04, 2009, 04:35:17 AM »
What do you guys think my chances are at Texas and Vanderbilt? I've been thinking more and more about these schools because I would be OK with being regulated to their regions and they offer good prospects in these regions---but I would go in and at least try to get grades good enough to transfer to HYS. Obviously there are no guarantees but that might be my best shot. I've heard rumors about being a black male giving one a boost for transfer admissions--what do you guys think?

Relegated, not "regulated," man. Not to be a jackass, but some people instinctively look for this kind of thing and, needless to say, it doesn't look good.

Anyway, now that I've applied to CLS with my pitiful 3.09/167, I suppose I'll just have to play the waiting game. I know you guys think I've got a shot, but is it worth getting my hopes? This is really a dumb question, but if you actually had to quantify my shot as a black male first-generation college grad, would you say over or under 50%?

Also, since I'm signed up to retake the LSAT in December, is it inevitable that I'll be deferred pending my new score? Part of my just wants a higher score for its own sake given that I've underperformed so badly. However, since LSAC stats suggest that I'm already well within the top 1% of black male lsat scores (feel free to correct me here), it seems clear that even a 178 wouldn't make much of a difference. 

Any additional thoughts? I totally understand if you're sick my questions btw. Thanks all!

Relax.

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3676 on: November 09, 2009, 06:34:31 PM »
What do you guys think my chances are at Texas and Vanderbilt? I've been thinking more and more about these schools because I would be OK with being regulated to their regions and they offer good prospects in these regions---but I would go in and at least try to get grades good enough to transfer to HYS. Obviously there are no guarantees but that might be my best shot. I've heard rumors about being a black male giving one a boost for transfer admissions--what do you guys think?

Relegated, not "regulated," man. Not to be a jackass, but some people instinctively look for this kind of thing and, needless to say, it doesn't look good.

Anyway, now that I've applied to CLS with my pitiful 3.09/167, I suppose I'll just have to play the waiting game. I know you guys think I've got a shot, but is it worth getting my hopes? This is really a dumb question, but if you actually had to quantify my shot as a black male first-generation college grad, would you say over or under 50%?

Also, since I'm signed up to retake the LSAT in December, is it inevitable that I'll be deferred pending my new score? Part of my just wants a higher score for its own sake given that I've underperformed so badly. However, since LSAC stats suggest that I'm already well within the top 1% of black male lsat scores (feel free to correct me here), it seems clear that even a 178 wouldn't make much of a difference. 

Any additional thoughts? I totally understand if you're sick my questions btw. Thanks all!

It's called a typo---I'm aware that they don't even mean the same thing.

No it's not. It's called an error. A typo involves misplacing a word here or there...you typed an actual word but applied it incorrectly.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3677 on: November 09, 2009, 08:41:06 PM »
What do you guys think my chances are at Texas and Vanderbilt? I've been thinking more and more about these schools because I would be OK with being regulated to their regions and they offer good prospects in these regions---but I would go in and at least try to get grades good enough to transfer to HYS. Obviously there are no guarantees but that might be my best shot. I've heard rumors about being a black male giving one a boost for transfer admissions--what do you guys think?

Relegated, not "regulated," man. Not to be a jackass, but some people instinctively look for this kind of thing and, needless to say, it doesn't look good.

Anyway, now that I've applied to CLS with my pitiful 3.09/167, I suppose I'll just have to play the waiting game. I know you guys think I've got a shot, but is it worth getting my hopes? This is really a dumb question, but if you actually had to quantify my shot as a black male first-generation college grad, would you say over or under 50%?

Also, since I'm signed up to retake the LSAT in December, is it inevitable that I'll be deferred pending my new score? Part of my just wants a higher score for its own sake given that I've underperformed so badly. However, since LSAC stats suggest that I'm already well within the top 1% of black male lsat scores (feel free to correct me here), it seems clear that even a 178 wouldn't make much of a difference. 

Any additional thoughts? I totally understand if you're sick my questions btw. Thanks all!

It's called a typo---I'm aware that they don't even mean the same thing.

No it's not. It's called an error. A typo involves misplacing a word here or there...you typed an actual word but applied it incorrectly.

Let it go man, it's almost been a week.

Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3678 on: November 10, 2009, 03:32:45 AM »
I just got my results back from the Sept LSAT, I scored a 167. I'm a black male, I have a 2.7 GPA with a marked upward trend (3.8 my last year)from Morehouse. I spent five years after school as a paratrooper/infantryman in the army and in the time I deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. I am looking to go to top 14. Period. I realize that in this economy going to on non-T14, even Howard, just seems like a path to nowhere (or a stupid contract law job reviewing documents in some basement) and definitely not a path to BigLaw. I am applying next cycle, not this one. I am looking to apply ED to Virginia, and if I don't get in there I will be blanketing the rest of the T14. I know a 167 puts me in the top 1% of black LSAT scores, but my GPA sucks, so I will be a toss up. What do you folks think?

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Re: The Official BLSD "What Are My Chances?/Where Should I Apply?" Thread
« Reply #3679 on: November 10, 2009, 04:13:15 AM »
Sounds like you've done your research, so not much to add.  You should get into a t14.  UVA is a good school, and I love Charlottesville.  My only hesitation with them is that they're the only t14 (I think...definitely the only top 10) to allow employers to prescreen, which I think hurts their students.