I don't mean to sound like a jerk when I say this, but the real question is why didn't you do better on the LSAT?
I feel these alleged top law schools were really misleading. They all claim to look at other "soft" factors. I am absolutely convinced that all these schools look at is LSAT score and race.
Quote from: unicorngt1983 on March 22, 2005, 02:02:10 AMI feel these alleged top law schools were really misleading. They all claim to look at other "soft" factors. I am absolutely convinced that all these schools look at is LSAT score and race. It's easy to blame others i.e. URMs for a non-URM not getting into a top school. But face it, even if your LSAT had been better (and it's not bad, really) there are only so many spots available. Just because you applied doesn't mean that you will or should get a seat. And when you don't, it sounds really hateful of you to say that they only look at LSAT scores and race. Wherever you end up, so long as it isn't a historically black institution, look around you. Note how few black people are in your class. Then think about what you said. If all they are looking at are numbers and race, wouldn't you see a whole lot more color in your law school class? The fact is, the higher up you move, the fewer people of color you will find. Believe me, I've been the only black person in class often enough to know just how true that is.Cheer up. The fact that someone else got in did not make you any less deserving at a shot--we all got our shot. But just because you think you should get in, or really really want it, doesn't mean it will be. It can't be for everyone. There are only 14 T14s, for example, all with room for a finite number of matriculants. Face it, we all can't get in. Be grateful for what you do have, because there is someone else at a 4th tier who'd kill to be in your shoes--or worse yet, someone with no acceptances at all.And if you think things are stacked up so badly against you being a non-URM, don't mention your race. It's optional. Even so, there are no guarantees that you would get in. Don't be bitter. Instead be happy. For anyone who has gotten in anywhere, this is happy season. It'll take some time, but you'll be fine, and will hopefully be happy wherever you end up. Good luck to you.
Quote from: V00Jeff on March 22, 2005, 04:20:40 PMI don't mean to sound like a jerk when I say this, but the real question is why didn't you do better on the LSAT? It is curious when this statement is made, as if everyone can get a 170 or above on the LSAT. Isn't 170 and above the 99th percentile? Therefore, isn't it a literal impossibility for more than 1% of those who take the test to score above 170? No matter how hard you study, no matter what you do, only 1/100 who take the test will get a 170. It just doesn't happen for 99 percent of us.
Yeah, everyone can't get above a 170 on the LSAT. I truly do believe, though, that most smart people can get above a 170 if they study their butts off. I say this because that is what happened to me