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matt690
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high gpa low lsat

Postby matt690 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:23 am

Hi,

I currently have a 151 lsat and 3.9 gpa (good resume). What t2 schools can I consider? Which schools will look at my gpa and overall character and not just lsat (Villanova, Syracuse, Hofsta, UMiami, SUNY Buffalo, UMD) Will any consider scholarship money? Thanks so much.

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thelawschoolproject
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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:54 am

Nooot trying to be rude, but seriously...is there a reason you aren't open to retaking?

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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby 20130312 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:33 am

Congrats, you're what we call a "reverse splitter" round these parts. TCR for you is always go back and retake the LSAT after extensive studying.

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Ludo!
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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby Ludo! » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:46 am

Congrats on that awesome GPA. Don't waste it! Retake.

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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby picklebarrel » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:54 pm

You should retake. I really regret not retaking the LSAT. With that gpa you should be going to a top school.

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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:57 pm

matt690 wrote:Hi,

I currently have a 151 lsat and 3.9 gpa (good resume). What t2 schools can I consider? Which schools will look at my gpa and overall character and not just lsat (Villanova, Syracuse, Hofsta, UMiami, SUNY Buffalo, UMD) Will any consider scholarship money? Thanks so much.


retake, get a 157 and better and you'll be reading law books on south beach with a cuban chick in your lap.

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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby 20130312 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:00 pm

Also, I found some great advice ITT.

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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:02 pm

Retake the LSAT and don't waste that GPA on a school with a >50% chance of leaving you unemployed and six figures in debt after graduation.

Refusing to invest six months in retaking when it could literally be the difference between drowning in debt for the rest of your life and joining the 1% is short-sighted and immature. Pull on your big girl panties, do the cost/benefit analysis like a grownup, and make the ONLY correct decision here: retake.

If I had a 3.9 I'd be at Stanford or Columbia. Don't be stubborn.

No matter how many threads you create asking the same question, you're still only going to get one answer.

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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:04 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Also, I found some great advice ITT.

pwned

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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby mrtoren » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:05 pm

The problem with a high GPA is that its not standardized. Colleges and universities vary wildly in how difficult their course content is; even the choice of major can play a huge role. A 3.9 at the University of Phoenix in Criminal Justice is not the same as a 3.9 in Engineering at an Ivy League institution. However, both applicants get to put down the same number.

The LSAT attempts to demonstrate a uniform measure of students' abilities to succeed in law school; it doesn't vary from university to university. It conveys a much stronger message than a GPA. I would strongly advise retaking at this level. A 151 is about the 50th percentile and it won't get you into many respectable law schools. Cracking the third tier is going to be difficult enough, getting into the second is a much wilder reach. This late in the cycle? No way. Sit out for a year.

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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby mattviphky » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:06 pm

If you're capable of a 3.9, then you are easily capable of a 160+. Seriously man, the test is learnable, the lsat prep forum has a lot of good study info. Many of us have retaken, so its absolutely not a big deal. I took a year off, took 3 times, and now I'm in a much better situation....it's totally worth it.

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Re: high gpa low lsat

Postby MormonChristian » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:12 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Don't be stubborn.

No matter how many threads you create asking the same question, you're still only going to get one answer.


Yet people have asked and asked again.

No law school will understand why if you are allowed a retake, you won't take advantage of it.

With all that said, I think Cooley will give you a 3/4 tuition scholarship.




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