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High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club

florentino ariza

Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« Reply #110 on: February 13, 2006, 05:51:01 PM »
yeah. she went by ruskie here and posts on xoxohth.com as sweettea.

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Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« Reply #111 on: February 13, 2006, 07:15:09 PM »
a 158 non-URM got into boalt last cycle, so don't give up hope :)`

With a 4.0 and a pretty unique life story coming from a foreign country.  Was it last cycle though?  I thought it was in '04?

florentino ariza

Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« Reply #112 on: February 13, 2006, 07:19:54 PM »
mighta been '04.

still, it's possible.

florentino ariza

Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« Reply #113 on: February 13, 2006, 07:21:59 PM »
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=ruskiegirl

3.91, not 4.0

even with the immigrant angle, it's not something totally unique.

almuhajaba

Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« Reply #114 on: February 13, 2006, 07:47:23 PM »
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=ruskiegirl

3.91, not 4.0

even with the immigrant angle, it's not something totally unique.

wow, that's really remarkable. I love schools that value high GPAs. I'm sure she's loving Berkeley! :)

Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« Reply #115 on: February 13, 2006, 09:19:36 PM »
you guys think "immigrant" does not equal "URM"? URM does not necessarily mean 'person of color'. It means under represented minority... such as an immigrant from Russia. How many off the boat Russian lawyers are there practicing in America right now? Is it possible they are poorly represented?

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Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« Reply #116 on: February 13, 2006, 09:46:28 PM »
haha i wish... im an "off the boat" russian, but i hardly think they are under represented

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Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« Reply #117 on: February 13, 2006, 09:47:04 PM »
also when they say underrepresented they mean in society not in the legal field

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Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« Reply #118 on: February 13, 2006, 09:56:38 PM »
3.89 / 141. At least I was accepted to more than one school no matter how irreutable the school has been represented.

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Re: High GPA / Low LSAT Splitters Club
« Reply #119 on: February 13, 2006, 10:29:50 PM »
you guys think "immigrant" does not equal "URM"? URM does not necessarily mean 'person of color'. It means under represented minority... such as an immigrant from Russia. How many off the boat Russian lawyers are there practicing in America right now? Is it possible they are poorly represented?

Many things could be URM...however on this board when people say URM they are referring to African American/Native American/Hispanic because those are the only three groups that always get a sizeable boost...if you are "off the boat" and put that in your P.S. telling a compelling story might an adcomm look past a low score and admit you? Sure, but that adcomm might just as easily keep going...however if you are in a group that is traditionally considered URM, you still aren't guaranteed admission but you'd be hard pressed to find an adcomm who would not give you a second look even with lower numbers.