that was the only grid where you had a decent chance of getting admitted.
the next was 3.75 and 750, etc
in those squares that moved back either on the GPA or the LSAT you had a less than 40% chance of admission
but when you got down to 3.5 and say 650 you saw a bunch of admissions-those all were minorities.
the year obama applied there were no white males with that low a score based on what those who were there with him have told me. and the years I was in law school over a thousand white males who were turned down at the major law schools scored higher than the top scoring candidate
a man a couple years behind me at Yale earned Junior Phi Beta Kappa at Yale. He was sadly killed in a wreck his senior year at Yale after earning a Rhodes scholarship. his sat scores beat Bill clinton's then record in Arkansas. his name was Roosevelt Thompson
He was killed my last year in law school and many thought he would be the first black president. and while I was not at the memorial for him at Yale plenty of my friends who were still there were and many of the comments were directed at the fact that RT had proved that you didn't need affirmative action to achieve.
He also was accepted in the Yale law school and had perhaps the strongest academic record of the applicants that year
Roosevelt Levander Thompson (1962
In fact when I first invited him to this tennis tournament (where we have a top box), I told my late father that this fellow was going to meet us at the tournament. so we are walking past the reserved parking with all the mercedes, bmws, and cadillacs and there is this POS beat up toyota truck. My father noted a guy like that must really love tennis and obviously wasn't there to be seen (like more than a few yuppies are). Yeah it was my friend the cook's POS truck
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