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Hey folks,

I speak on behalf of my boyfriend and I who are both Mexican American and who came out of the LSAT with lower scores than what we wanted.

General Stats for Him: 158 LSAT 3.37 GPA
General Stats for Me: 155 LSAT 3.35 GPA

We both have long lists of service to the university through extra curricular activities and work hours. I heard the ONLY way for us to even think about getting into UT is that we are URM students. Is this so? Don't worry about being too frank with me; I appreciate any and all honesty.

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Using last year's numbers on LSN, it looks to be out-of-reach. But if you've got the application fee and a compelling story, it can't hurt to go for it.
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Thanks for the reply! Application fee, certainly. The story I have is definitely not as moving as perhaps the one of my bf (his mother died recently and plans to write about that). I on the other hand am writing about my time being involved in extra curricular activity, specifically a time when I had to debate a contentious topic in our student government general assembly meeting. How's that sound?

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I heard the ONLY way for us to even think about getting into UT is that we are URM students. Is this so?/quote]

Sounds like it may be close enough to the truth.

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So if you guys had to guess, would you say that the UT admissions people won't even get to see my resume? Or if they do, will the stop at the GPA and throw me into the "probably not" pile ? I wish they could see all the things I have done in UT undergrad but I'm pretty skeptical that they actually care. (Sigh)

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So if you guys had to guess, would you say that the UT admissions people won't even get to see my resume? Or if they do, will the stop at the GPA and throw me into the "probably not" pile ? I wish they could see all the things I have done in UT undergrad but I'm pretty skeptical that they actually care. (Sigh)

if you were not a URM, they'd can your application just on the numbers, IMHO.  I have no idea how URM admissions go, though.  Maybe they look more at the "whole person".  Depends on how many URM applicants they get.  If they get a lot, they'll filter by numbers, first.

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Yeah, I've never heard of how the "URM" process goes... anyone know about how this goes?

Also, would applying ED to UT help, or would the apps probably just go into the RD pile?

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Re: URM applying to UT Law... Great service to UT undergrad, Mediocre LSAT/GPA
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 10:02:28 PM »
You don't think applications are canned for low numbers in a world where law schools get 3000 applications 200 of which have an LSAT of 143?  Wow, I wish I lived in your world- delusional or not looks like a happy place. :)
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Re: URM applying to UT Law... Great service to UT undergrad, Mediocre LSAT/GPA
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 10:03:31 PM »
Oh, I love ads.  Nothing more American than ads.  Keep being a patriot.
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