How will LSAC grade the swedish system? Impossible?

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IntlstudentSweden
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How will LSAC grade the swedish system? Impossible?

Postby IntlstudentSweden » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:37 am

Hi,

I previously posted in the "what are my chances" but i think my Qs is more suited in this thread.

I am ethiopian (born and raised in sweden), hopefully I can claim URM.
23 yrs old.
LSAT 174 (1st time) taking another and aiming for 180.
Softs; active local politician, writer, lobbyist; mainly focused on education, documentary filmmaker.
My problem: My unusual Undergrad. In sweden you can take courses to signify a degree. So you do not have to attend a programme.
Degree in Poli sci/History. The grading system is very simple, you either fail, pass (P) or pass with distinction (PD). So really it is only P or PD.
No class-ranks available.
No cumulative grading system.
No student evaluations by professors.
No "class of".

Question: How will LSAC rank me? There is no way to tell whether you are superior or above average, or is there?

Thank you in advance

the11111111
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Re: How will LSAC grade the swedish system? Impossible?

Postby the11111111 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:42 am

HYS Bound

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Re: How will LSAC grade the swedish system? Impossible?

Postby Blessedassurance » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:46 am

Why would you wanna retake a 174?

PS: You should come to Harvard :)

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Re: How will LSAC grade the swedish system? Impossible?

Postby IntlstudentSweden » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:17 am

Thank you for your replies so far.
@the11111111; HYS bound, even without a GPA?

@blessedassurance; I want to re-take for the sake of it I guess, i won´t be applying to law school for at least two years, so i figured I could probably raise my LSAT in that time :).

Harvard would be amazing, although I´m more policy oriented and Harvard does not strike me as that. But maybe I´m wrong, will definitely do my research though. :)

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Re: How will LSAC grade the swedish system? Impossible?

Postby soj » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:59 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if you get HYS even if you get rated Above Average, not Superior. There's not much you can do besides sending your transcript to LSAC and waiting for the verdict. No need to retake, though it probably won't hurt either unless your score falls significantly.

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Re: How will LSAC grade the swedish system? Impossible?

Postby IntlstudentSweden » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:36 pm

@soj. Thats reassuring. :) Hopefully I can write an addendum if LSAC gives me a lower rank.




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