MHalberstram wrote:I'm new on this board, and I apologize if this question has been posed before, but I ran a search and didn't see it.
I understand that most law schools would rather have a 3.8 from your average state U. over a 3.3 from Harvard. But I have also heard that some LS admissions offices DO place a degree of importance on where an applicants undergrad coursework was completed- Wash U was mentioned in particular.
I ask because I'm an undergrad at a top 30 university (not quite Harvard though), with a reputation as one of the toughest in the country, and an econ major. I've got a pretty low GPA ( < 3.0) but I am expecting a strong LSAT (high 160's, maybe low 170's). So, I was wondering which, if any, law schools put emphasis on the degree of difficulty of an applicant's undergrad coursework?
doing poorly at a rigorous school doesn't really tell them anything good about you.
You're going to be a pretty extreme splitter, so as the others said, just focus on really nailing that LSAT.