Do law schools see what courses you took?

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carbohydrate
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Do law schools see what courses you took?

Postby carbohydrate » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:39 pm

I'm confused about the transcript summary service. Do they just see your GPA, or do they actually see the names and levels of each course you took?

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superserial
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Re: Do law schools see what courses you took?

Postby superserial » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:55 pm

they get a copy of the front of your transcript along with the academic summary report.

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traehekat
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Re: Do law schools see what courses you took?

Postby traehekat » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:33 pm

Yes, they see every class you have taken that is factored into your GPA. Or at least, they are capable of seeing them, I do not know for sure if they actually take the time to exam every class you have ever taken.

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BigFatPanda
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Re: Do law schools see what courses you took?

Postby BigFatPanda » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:37 pm

The law school also receive a copy of the transcript obtained from your law school via LSDAS, which comprises every class you took, the course name and numeric code and grade. The summary report of LSDAS is send in addition to the transcript.

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Re: Do law schools see what courses you took?

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:39 pm

carbohydrate wrote:I'm confused about the transcript summary service. Do they just see your GPA, or do they actually see the names and levels of each course you took?

They can see your transcript, which includes every class you took and what grade you made in it. However, in a lot of cases law schools simply don't take the time to look deeply at these, and unless something jumps out at them they're probably not going to notice it at all in a quick read-through.

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superflush
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Re: Do law schools see what courses you took?

Postby superflush » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:19 am

Yes, they can see which courses you have taken ... because they are on your transcript.

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JIP3
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Re: Do law schools see what courses you took?

Postby JIP3 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:58 pm

When UVA called me they specifically mentioned a class on my transcript and asked if it was indicative of an interest in a specific field. Which it wasn't, but a nice touch anyway and, yeah, they definitely see your courses.




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