My pretests were in that range. I studied moderately but not as much as I would have liked.
Quote My pretests were in that range. I studied moderately but not as much as I would have liked.Unless you studied your brains out, you didn't max out your score. As a URM, something in the 160s range (that's just 4-5 more questions) will likely get you into one of the top schools.
Your chances are as good as you think they are. I am also a URM and want to practice int'l human rights law. I got a 157 on my LSAT, was an honors college grad like yourself and had a 3.93 gpa. So far this cycle, I have been accepted into all of my top choices: UVA (75k scholarship), Cornell, GWU (105K scholarship), and Northwestern (along with some others) and waitlisted at GULC and UCLA. I spent too much time worrying about my chances and then just decided to send the best possible applications out....BUT if you are waiting until next year to apply, there is no reason not to take the LSAT again, with a higher score you'll have better chances of getting money...Either way don't worry too much, I'm sure you'll get some great acceptances, provided you have a well-rounded application!
That URM is such bull. I'm a second generation European (Italian/Ukrainan) - my family has probably been in this country less than most of the African-Americans/Hispanic population. Just because I look purely caucasion it's assumed my life has been easy street. Struggling to get into Harvard with a 175 LSAT & 3.67 UGPA from UofF... Your chance is greater than mine... All I have to say is - WOW!