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The speculation is over, so now I can ask
« on: July 01, 2007, 12:48:02 PM »
I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold


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Re: The speculation is over, so now I can ask
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 01:22:53 PM »
My numbers are very similar

Im white, no MBA, no presijus LORs.

I got offers of admission from 3 schools ranked in the 40s, so adjust upwards accordingly

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Re: The speculation is over, so now I can ask
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 01:24:02 PM »
I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold



Make sure you include that in your GPA explanation addendum.

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Re: The speculation is over, so now I can ask
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007, 02:03:24 PM »
I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold



Haha party animal? You're obviously bright with your LSAT score, but I hope given the fact that you didn't really put in any effort, you don't get any URM benefit at all. Sorry if that sounds mean

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Re: The speculation is over, so now I can ask
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007, 02:41:37 PM »
I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold



Haha party animal? You're obviously bright with your LSAT score, but I hope given the fact that you didn't really put in any effort, you don't get any URM benefit at all. Sorry if that sounds mean

Thanks for the insight DCB

I take no offense Underestimated. As far as the effort comment, quite the contrary. I put loads of effort into being Joe College while I was in school, just not Joe PhiDeltaKappa. That should count for something. Think of it as an X factor. Prestigious/Uppercrust law sschools need people like me to sustain the social equilibrium.

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 02:44:21 PM »
I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold



Haha party animal? You're obviously bright with your LSAT score, but I hope given the fact that you didn't really put in any effort, you don't get any URM benefit at all. Sorry if that sounds mean

Thanks for the insight DCB

I take no offense Underestimated. As far as the effort comment, quite the contrary. I put loads of effort into being Joe College while I was in school, just not Joe PhiDeltaKappa. That should count for something. Think of it as an X factor. Prestigious/Uppercrust law sschools need people like me to sustain the social equilibrium.

If this were true I should have gotten into HYS

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Re: The speculation is over, so now I can ask
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007, 03:01:01 PM »
I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold



Haha party animal? You're obviously bright with your LSAT score, but I hope given the fact that you didn't really put in any effort, you don't get any URM benefit at all. Sorry if that sounds mean

Thanks for the insight DCB

I take no offense Underestimated. As far as the effort comment, quite the contrary. I put loads of effort into being Joe College while I was in school, just not Joe PhiDeltaKappa. That should count for something. Think of it as an X factor. Prestigious/Uppercrust law sschools need people like me to sustain the social equilibrium.

Lol.

DCB, you really think he has a chance at T14s?  I just took a quick look at the bottom T14s (Gtown, Northwestern, Cornell ).  I saw maybe 5 or 6 total who had below 3.0 and got into one of these schools.  They all had 171-176.  I really have no idea what I'm talking about, but just by looking at those stats it seems pretty unlikely.

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007, 03:18:53 PM »
1.) He's a URM, so most traditional rules re: numbers go out the window right away
2.) I got in to multiple T14s and I have a sub 3.0 GPA. And I'm not URM. This is a more common occurrence than you are giving credit for. See this post for info on how the sub 3.0, over 170 crowd did in the 06-07 cycle.
3.) He has a good sense of humor, which has to count for something.

1) True.  But I'm saying I didn't see anyone sub 3.0 sub 170 that got in.  Of course LSN doesn't include everyone, but as far as I saw, there were zero sub 3.0, sub 170.  I also only looked at 3 or 4 schools, so maybe schools like UVA, Mich, Duke had a couple that I didn't see.

2) I'm sure you're right that it's more common than I realize.  I was definitely a non-splitter, so I never really paid too much attention to splitters.  But again, you're talking about over 170, he has a 166.  And congrats on that - what was your LSAT if you don't mind me asking?

3) I agree.  And his soft factors appear like they could be pretty impressive.

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Re: The speculation is over, so now I can ask
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2007, 12:59:13 AM »
I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold



Make sure you include that in your GPA explanation addendum.

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Re: The speculation is over, so now I can ask
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2007, 01:01:45 AM »
I am a blk male
166 on june lsat
MBA 5 years of work experience
UG GPA- 2.9 (I was a party animal and missed class alot)
Personal Statements and Diversity essay are both ironclad
LORs from the president of my university and columbia law school faculty
Loads of extracurriculars

What are my chances at T14 gold



Make sure you include that in your GPA explanation addendum.

Thanks boscoe, but I don't know what I could put in my addendum other than the truth. So I am not sure if it is better to leave it to the adcoms imagination or to go ahead and let them down by revealing my totally un-extraordinary tale of slackerdom. By the way DCB and TT the Rocket after we get a couple years of experience under our belt how about we jumpstart our own firm and show these MOFOS how some underachievers get the party started.  big law style. I suggest we work M thru Th 9:30 to 6. IF either of you two have a problem with the schedule I am willing to compromise an additional 2-5 hours a week as a token of good gesture.

Haha I was just kidding.  By the way, is retaking the LSAT an option?