Will my undergraduate school help?

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Fred_McGriff
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Will my undergraduate school help?

Postby Fred_McGriff » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:38 pm

I went to UVA undergrad, had a 3.0 and got a 162 on the LSAT. I realize that this puts me way out of anywhere in Tier 1, but will going to Virginia make my GPA look any better, or is it not a good enough school / not a big part of the decision.

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Re: Will my undergraduate school help?

Postby im_blue » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:40 pm

UG is an almost nonexistent factor unless it's Ivy-caliber, and even then it's a tiny boost. IMO UVA does not qualify for any boost.

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Re: Will my undergraduate school help?

Postby Fred_McGriff » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:45 pm

That's what I figured, appreciate it.

I'm from Vermont, but am looking mostly in the Southeast, any idea where I stand at

Alabama
Georgia
Tulane
Florida
Indiana
Kentucky
Tennessee
LSU
Denver
Richmond
Miami
South Carolina
Ole Miss
Vermont
John Marshall

Any other schools I should look at if I'm at 3.0, 162?

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Re: Will my undergraduate school help?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:46 pm

How hard did you study for the first LSAT? If you can manage a 170, UVA Law might take you.

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Re: Will my undergraduate school help?

Postby Fred_McGriff » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:53 pm

Desert Fox wrote:How hard did you study for the first LSAT? If you can manage a 170, UVA Law might take you.


Relatively hard. I'm off to volunteer in Africa for the rest of the year, and am going to stick with 162. I think with Africa and 2 years of work experience I've probably got the softs taken care of, but am still concerned about not getting into any of the schools listed.




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