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3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« on: November 08, 2007, 06:40:28 PM »
Can some one help me with a list, what should I shoot for, what would be a target and/or reach. I can't figure it out, help would be appreciated.

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Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 11:13:09 AM »
in like Flynn at any tier three, save maybe Catholic.

Fair shot at any school in tier 2 (rutgers, Dt John's, Villanova).  Big Reach at a 40-ish school like American, Case Western, etc

To vague:  where do you want to study law/practice?
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Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007, 11:19:14 AM »
If you're black, great shot at low end T14's. Mid t14s possible. Lock 15-25.

Other URM, I have no idea.
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Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007, 11:19:35 AM »
in like Flynn at any tier three, save maybe Catholic.

Fair shot at any school in tier 2 (rutgers, Dt John's, Villanova).  Big Reach at a 40-ish school like American, Case Western, etc

To vague:  where do you want to study law/practice?

Are you joking?

In with scholarship at some 40-50 school.  In at quite a few 20-40 schools.

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Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007, 11:21:14 AM »
Big Reach at a 40-ish school like American, Case Western, etc

I hate responding to these "here are my numbers, what are my chances?" threads because people really need to do some independent research, but I wanted to add that the insight quoted above seems extremely pessimistic. Even without URM status, your numbers should give you a pretty good shot at a school like Case Western. I would heed VirusNY's advice about shooting much higher than the first responder suggested.

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Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2007, 11:45:03 AM »
in like Flynn at any tier three, save maybe Catholic.

Fair shot at any school in tier 2 (rutgers, Dt John's, Villanova).  Big Reach at a 40-ish school like American, Case Western, etc

To vague:  where do you want to study law/practice?

This is way too negative. You're pretty close to a lock at schools like rutgers, st johns and villanova.

Your target/reach schools should be BU, BC, GW, Fordham, Emory, WUSTL and UIUC

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Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2007, 12:12:58 PM »
Big Reach at a 40-ish school like American, Case Western, etc

I hate responding to these "here are my numbers, what are my chances?" threads because people really need to do some independent research, but I wanted to add that the insight quoted above seems extremely pessimistic. Even without URM status, your numbers should give you a pretty good shot at a school like Case Western. I would heed VirusNY's advice about shooting much higher than the first responder suggested.

OK, fair.  I maybe glossed the URM thing a bit (damn that Supreme Court).  mOve everthing I said up a tier.  I still think that a 160 makes a top 30 an extreme reach though.
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Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2007, 12:19:33 PM »
Uh, UW's 25th percentile LSAT is at 158, saying that a 160 URM with a good GPA is an extreme reach at that school is, well, plain and simple wrong. Iowa at 24, their 25th is 158 as well. Top 20 is becoming a reach, but even at schools like BU, WUSTL and UT you have a shot as URM. It's a reach yes, but weirder things have happened.

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Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2007, 12:25:41 PM »
Uh, UW's 25th percentile LSAT is at 158, saying that a 160 URM with a good GPA is an extreme reach at that school is, well, plain and simple wrong. Iowa at 24, their 25th is 158 as well. Top 20 is becoming a reach, but even at schools like BU, WUSTL and UT you have a shot as URM. It's a reach yes, but weirder things have happened.

I hear ya, but also remember that UW and UIowa are state schools; many have minimum resident enrollment.  UW's is 50%.  That's why the LSAT medians are lower than normal for that rank. 

Been fun talking, but I am a 1L and am slacking.  Good luck to all!
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Re: 3.71, 160, URM..ADVICE?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2007, 12:43:36 PM »
Thanks for the advice, heres a list of schools I want to apply to, which do I have a chance at (3.7, 160)

U.Miami
U.Florida
FSU
Emory
Tulane
Dickenson (penn state)
BU
BC
Rutgers
Wake Forest
Fordham

Which schools at my level would you say carry the best NAME?

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