Apply as a junior or senior UG?

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
vekwong
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:50 am

Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby vekwong » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:36 pm

.
Last edited by vekwong on Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
blurbz
Posts: 1229
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:43 pm

Re: Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby blurbz » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:46 pm

If you apply after your senior year, you'd have to take a year off. What would you do? If it's interesting/worthwhile, do it. If it's boring/menial, then apply right after your junior year.

whymeohgodno
Posts: 2508
Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:15 pm

Re: Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:51 pm

I'm applying during my senior year. Does this matter?

justadude55
Posts: 963
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:23 am

Re: Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby justadude55 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:05 pm

vekwong wrote:Hey there,

I will be entering my junior year as an EE from UC Santa Cruz with a 3.54 gpa. If classes go well, my gpa may potentially rise to a 3.73 at the end of the year. I have only just begun taking a few practices LSATs and have placed in the 163-166 range.

My question is, would it be advisable to apply to law school after junior year with the hopes of matriculating into Berkeley or Stanford Law? Or would it be best to perform well senior year and further my gpa, then apply with a more comprehensive gpa? As well, I have been questioning maybe taking the LSATs later would help my mind mature a bit more, thus leading to a higher score?

Apologies if this is a repetitive article, I am new here.


Thanks!


i would apply when you think you're as attractive as you're ever going to be.

Unshake
Posts: 90
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:00 pm

Re: Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby Unshake » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:30 pm

I don't think it would make an enormous difference GPA wise. But if you have a 3.54 now, getting a 4.0 for two semester in upper division engineering classes isn't something I'd necessarily count on. Although I don't know your situation very well, those classes typically aren't easy A's at my school.

User avatar
billyez
Posts: 868
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:19 pm

Re: Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby billyez » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:34 pm

justadude55 wrote:i would apply when you think you're as attractive as you're ever going to be.


TCR, and I say this from experience. Apply when you have the strongest application you could reasonably expect to have. But honestly, you don't even have an LSAT score yet. Come back when you have a real one and then folks can tell you if if it's worthwhile.

slacker
Posts: 72
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:54 pm

Re: Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby slacker » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:42 pm

Edit: Never mind. Title confused me and I misread a bit.

mst
Posts: 925
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:01 am

Re: Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby mst » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:00 pm

If the only schools you would be OK with are Berkeley and Stanford, work your ass off for the LSAT... and if you're GPA is close to their ranges and is countered by a great LSAT; apply. If you don't get in, apply again a year and find something awesome to do for the time being?

vekwong
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:50 am

Re: Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby vekwong » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:18 pm

.
Last edited by vekwong on Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
im_blue
Posts: 3276
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:53 am

Re: Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby im_blue » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:52 pm

vekwong wrote:Thanks for the help, I take the advice is heading towards "Take the LSAT, try hard in class, and with a strong LSAT score and gpa, hopefully I would be able to reach my goals".

Would taking the LSAT senior year be a more viable approach than taking it during junior year? I feel as if the year difference will not amount too much of a change.

LSAT scores are generally good for 4-5 years, so just take the LSAT when you've had enough time to prepare.

CanadianWolf
Posts: 10439
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:54 pm

Re: Apply as a junior or senior UG?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:55 pm

Apply Fall of your senior year unless you are a Rhodes scholar or have highly desirable work options.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests