lawyering wrote: crackberry wrote: Oblomov wrote:
crackberry wrote:To be clear, I'm not arguing that a poor UG hurts an applicant; I'm arguing that a prestigious UG helps an applicant. I don't think a 175, 3.9 from a poor UG is screwed, but I think if we're talking about HYSChicago in particular, the 172, 3.9 from HYPS UG wins out over the 172, 3.9 from Nothing State every single time (excepting URM).
I don't think anyone argues that. The question is, what it HYPS only had a 170?
That's a different argument. If we agree that 172, 3.9 HYPS beats 172, 3.9 Nothing State, though, that means UG prestige means something, no?
For the record, I think 170, 3.9 HYPS with a solid app is probably about = to 172, 3.9 Nothing State.
hell, i'm 170, 3.9x, non-URM, non-HYP(S-for crack), and i got into all of the T8.
take that, UG prestige!!
High GPA + High LSAT, and UG prestige doesn't matter. But mediocre LSAT + high GPA and the prestige does
So if you have a 3.95+ at one of the 10-15 most selective schools in the country, you don't need to have a 170 to get in. You just need low 160s to show your brain works decently. You've already shown you can hang with the best of 'em in an academic setting.