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URM (AA male) chances

URM (AA male) chances
« on: July 14, 2011, 09:25:47 AM »
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to look at, and hopefully answer, my post. This is my first time posting on this site and I'm sorry if this would be better off posted in another forum. I am looking at applying to law schools (including several top 14 institutions) this fall with an eye on attending in Fall 2012. Like most other people, I am just wondering what my chances are and what schools I should focus on.

I am a URM (AA male). Took the LSAT for the first time in June 2011 and got a 169. Attended a top 50 university for undergrad (with two semesters at a top 25 school), graduated early with a 3.92 GPA. Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi. Grew up overseas.

I appreciate any and all responses! Thanks!

Re: URM (AA male) chances
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011, 12:41:10 PM »
Your targets should be Yale, Harvard and Stanford. With solid letters of recommendation and well crafted essays, I'd say you're almost certainly going to get into Harvard and have a solid chance at Stanford.  My class at Yale had only 11 black kids total, so you can never be too sure there, but you have a fighter's chance there as well.

You should apply to several schools like Columbia, UVA and Michigan because they offer generous scholarships some of which are FULL rides + stipend.

And then if you have the money, throw a bone to some other tops schools in places you might like to live.