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HELP where can i get in??

HELP where can i get in??
« on: June 25, 2008, 11:38:33 PM »
Ok

3.77 GPA from UCLA (double major, honors)
157 LSAT
Female
tons of on campus and off campus volunteer/community/leadership stuff
2 great letters of req from sr.profs - 1 is chair of dept 
75% Middle Eastern 25% Latin

what schools are in my reach?

should I take the LSAT again?

Re: HELP where can i get in??
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008, 12:40:52 AM »
You are Latin, you have a chance at lower T14.  An even better shot at Vandy and such.

Re: HELP where can i get in??
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008, 06:33:39 AM »
I wouldn't quite go that far.  I really don't think that URM status will make up for a whole 13 points on the LSAT.  My recommendation is to retake the LSAT, making sure to study.  Use the LRB or the LGB to improve your score.  With that, I think that T50 would probably be the best that you could get into, T25 would be reaches. 

Re: HELP where can i get in??
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008, 09:11:18 AM »
I know several URM's with a sub 160 LSAT who got into T-20.  They didn't have anything amazing going for them also, just regular college kids.

I wouldn't quite go that far.  I really don't think that URM status will make up for a whole 13 points on the LSAT.  My recommendation is to retake the LSAT, making sure to study.  Use the LRB or the LGB to improve your score.  With that, I think that T50 would probably be the best that you could get into, T25 would be reaches. 

Since when do you need a 170 to get into T14?

Re: HELP where can i get in??
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008, 09:12:54 AM »
Well, high 160s, at least. 

Re: HELP where can i get in??
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008, 11:24:26 AM »
Retake the LSAT.  Please.  Study hard this summer and retake the LSAT.

Re: HELP where can i get in??
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2008, 11:32:15 AM »


Apply to schools 1) actively recruiting URM applicants and 2) every top school where your GPA is above the 75% percentile. 

how do I find out which schools are actively recruiting URM applicants?

Re: HELP where can i get in??
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2008, 01:41:25 PM »
Well, high 160s, at least. 

High 160 for a URM is T-5. For lower T14 155-163 is enough.

Re: HELP where can i get in??
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2008, 06:17:41 PM »
Ok

3.77 GPA from UCLA (double major, honors)
157 LSAT
Female
tons of on campus and off campus volunteer/community/leadership stuff
2 great letters of req from sr.profs - 1 is chair of dept 
75% Middle Eastern 25% Latin

what schools are in my reach?

should I take the LSAT again?

Did you spend months studying for the LSAT?  If not, definitely spend the summer studying and retake in Oct.  Not only will it improve your chances at the best schools, you might even get thrown some $$$.  Good luck ;)

Re: HELP where can i get in??
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2008, 07:31:58 PM »
Just to be clear, "25% latin" does not necessarily mean URM status. As discussed at length elsewhere, URM for law school admissions purposes means black, Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Native-American only. This may or may not include the OP.

This is just to clarify, not to suggest that the OP will not get into some great schools.