Do Law Schools Care About Undergrad?

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Do Law Schools Care About Undergrad?

Postby logicman86 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:28 pm

Do law schools care at all about where you went to undergrad or is it just numbers?

Is a 3.5 at Hofstra seen as a better marker than a 3.0 at Columbia for undergrad? I have friends who left highly respected undergrads to go to easier schools where they went from 2.0's to a 4.0. Do law schools at all care that some schools don't give out A+'s, and that in most of those classes, only 10% of students get an A or is it all the same to them?

I am asking this, because at my undergrad it was virtually impossible to have a 3.8. I was given awards at graduation for having a 3.6, but now almost feel like I have to have an addendum explaining the discrepancy between my LSAT and GPA. Call me Mr. Kfetcher, but that makes me angry :-(

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Re: Do Law Schools Care About Undergrad?

Postby Borhas » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:31 pm

no, not even HYPQWERT etc
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Re: Do Law Schools Care About Undergrad?

Postby logicman86 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:38 pm

Borhas wrote:no, not even HYPQWERT etc


Were you playing or does hypqwert actually constitute something I should be familiar with?

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Re: Do Law Schools Care About Undergrad?

Postby OperaSoprano » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:40 pm

Yes, some schools do care. Impossible to say how much, but I know for an absolute fact, from the head of my admissions office, that my school cares about the rigors of your UG program. A 3.5 is still a lot better than a 3.0, however, wherever you went. We're talking about much smaller differences, at the margins. At my UG, 3.6x qualified for magna cum laude, and this was duly noted. Numbers do still reign supreme, but this should provide some comfort.

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Re: Do Law Schools Care About Undergrad?

Postby Borhas » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:41 pm

logicman86 wrote:
Borhas wrote:no, not even HYPQWERT etc


Were you playing or does hypqwert actually constitute something I should be familiar with?

Harvard
Yale
Princeton
Quinnipiac
Wesleyan
Eastern Menonite
Rutgers
Tulane
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Re: Do Law Schools Care About Undergrad?

Postby OneKnight » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:55 pm

Borhas wrote:
logicman86 wrote:
Borhas wrote:no, not even HYPQWERT etc


Were you playing or does hypqwert actually constitute something I should be familiar with?

Harvard
Yale
Princeton
Quinnipiac
Wesleyan
Eastern Menonite
Rutgers
Tulane


Hahahaha Eastern Mennonite University!
I was like, WTF, how does this person even know about EMU? (until I saw your u-grad) :P

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Re: Do Law Schools Care About Undergrad?

Postby Borhas » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:59 pm

OneKnight wrote:
Borhas wrote:
logicman86 wrote:
Borhas wrote:no, not even HYPQWERT etc


Were you playing or does hypqwert actually constitute something I should be familiar with?

Harvard
Yale
Princeton
Quinnipiac
Wesleyan
Eastern Menonite
Rutgers
Tulane


Hahahaha Eastern Mennonite University!
I was like, WTF, how does this person even know about EMU? (until I saw your u-grad) :P


fellow Virginian? (the state not the school)
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Re: Do Law Schools Care About Undergrad?

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Re: Do Law Schools Care About Undergrad?

Postby OneKnight » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:03 pm

Borhas wrote:
OneKnight wrote:Hahahaha Eastern Mennonite University!
I was like, WTF, how does this person even know about EMU? (until I saw your u-grad) :P


fellow Virginian? (the state not the school)


Not only that, I went to Harrisonburg High School and my father was a prof. at JMU (some time ago)
I used to have soccer practice on the fields at EMU

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