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HopefullyHarvard2011

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3.67, 175 LSAT
« on: July 30, 2009, 01:38:14 AM »
Hi everyone, this is my first post! A few years back, my study habbits were atrocious. I began undergraduate school without a plan; I eventually came to the conclusion I had a passion for law. I brought a 3.0 GPA up to a 3.67 (University of Florida), and recently took the LSAT (175). I decided two years back it was Harvard Law or Bust. I began studying for classes harder, and studying portions of the LSAT. For now I'm hoping my hardwork has paid off; I'm by no means overly intelligent but I tried my hardest.

- What are my chances?

LSAT: 175
Undergrad Major: Health Science
Electives: Heavy Journalism/Writing
UGPA: 3.67
Volunteer: Measly 60 hours of helping disabled children as an OT aide.
Personal Statement: Falls into the 'Decent-Solid' Category
Work History: Part-Time 20 hours weekly throughout college (retail)

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Re: 3.67, 175 LSAT
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 02:02:27 AM »
Hi everyone, this is my first post! A few years back, my study habbits were atrocious. I began undergraduate school without a plan; I eventually came to the conclusion I had a passion for law. I brought a 3.0 GPA up to a 3.67 (University of Florida), and recently took the LSAT (175). I decided two years back it was Harvard Law or Bust. I began studying for classes harder, and studying portions of the LSAT. For now I'm hoping my hardwork has paid off; I'm by no means overly intelligent but I tried my hardest.

- What are my chances?

LSAT: 175
Undergrad Major: Health Science
Electives: Heavy Journalism/Writing
UGPA: 3.67
Volunteer: Measly 60 hours of helping disabled children as an OT aide.
Personal Statement: Falls into the 'Decent-Solid' Category
Work History: Part-Time 20 hours weekly throughout college (retail)


A 3.66/177 with similar(ly generic) softs didn't get me Harvard two cycles ago. But sometimes people get in with a sub-3.7. You never know. Your numbers don't make you a safe bet, though. Also, if you haven't applied yet, shouldn't you be HopefullyHarvard2012?

Also: http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com

ETA: You will certainly get into Columbia, NYU, Chicago, etc., though, so all is not woe.
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Re: 3.67, 175 LSAT
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 02:09:31 AM »
Just wish my GPA would have been better.

As for the 2011-- seems odd, but I didn't even notice. I don't plan on applying until 2013. I use '2011' for my E-mail address, AIM SN, and MSN. Two of my favorite numbers combined (baseball & Hockey), but not related to the year 2011.

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Re: 3.67, 175 LSAT
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 01:20:40 PM »
Hi everyone, this is my first post! A few years back, my study habbits were atrocious. I began undergraduate school without a plan; I eventually came to the conclusion I had a passion for law. I brought a 3.0 GPA up to a 3.67 (University of Florida), and recently took the LSAT (175). I decided two years back it was Harvard Law or Bust. I began studying for classes harder, and studying portions of the LSAT. For now I'm hoping my hardwork has paid off; I'm by no means overly intelligent but I tried my hardest.

- What are my chances?

LSAT: 175
Undergrad Major: Health Science
Electives: Heavy Journalism/Writing
UGPA: 3.67
Volunteer: Measly 60 hours of helping disabled children as an OT aide.
Personal Statement: Falls into the 'Decent-Solid' Category
Work History: Part-Time 20 hours weekly throughout college (retail)


Is that still the case?

Why though?  Many Harvard grads end up working for the same firm and doing the same job as say a Penn or a Duke grad. 

Are you white or Asian?  Any chance that you have a grandparent or great grandparent who is Black, Native American or Hispanic? 

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Re: 3.67, 175 LSAT
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 09:24:17 PM »
I'm white, I get no URM breaks unfortunately. It's a shame; each set of grandparents immigrated (legally) from Italy/Ukraine. Which means my family has less lineage in this country than most African-Americans. I feel discrimnated against for having a mixed European ancestery - just because I look white doesn't mean my family has had it easier. I hope one day law makers change AA to a level of income measure. Just a thought though; as for your statement about "...Duke, UPenn." You're right, but I was attracted to the prestige of the Harvard name, like many. I will apply to other schools (Cornell,NYU,Duke,UofM) also. The Harvard name presented motivation, and a willingness to succeed to achieve that goal. My story might sound cliche; instead of going through the motions in my life. I realized I had the opportunity to make something of myself now - instead of harboring regret for years to come. I realized the opportunity laid at my feet, and I tried my hardest.

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Re: 3.67, 175 LSAT
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 06:49:40 PM »
Hi everyone, this is my first post! A few years back, my study habbits were atrocious. I began undergraduate school without a plan; I eventually came to the conclusion I had a passion for law. I brought a 3.0 GPA up to a 3.67 (University of Florida), and recently took the LSAT (175). I decided two years back it was Harvard Law or Bust. I began studying for classes harder, and studying portions of the LSAT. For now I'm hoping my hardwork has paid off; I'm by no means overly intelligent but I tried my hardest.

- What are my chances?

LSAT: 175
Undergrad Major: Health Science
Electives: Heavy Journalism/Writing
UGPA: 3.67
Volunteer: Measly 60 hours of helping disabled children as an OT aide.
Personal Statement: Falls into the 'Decent-Solid' Category
Work History: Part-Time 20 hours weekly throughout college (retail)


Good luck.  You have good numbers, but numbers aren't everything.  I seriously doubt that going to Harvard versus other top schools will be the difference between big law and the streets.