Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

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Re: Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:28 am

Anyone who can get a 165 on the LSAT should be getting a 1300+ on their SAT. That's the reason why most people in the T14 are from good undergrad programs.

Also don't trust what people claim boosted their cycle. People on TLS come up with all sorts of weird shit they think got them their reaches, until you find out they were target schools. Check any thread about getting reaches. You find idiots claiming that doing Jump rope for heart in sixth grade got them into IUB with a 166.

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Re: Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:34 am

Desert Fox wrote:Anyone who can get a 165 on the LSAT should be getting a 1300+ on their SAT. That's the reason why most people in the T14 are from good undergrad programs.

Also don't trust what people claim boosted their cycle. People on TLS come up with all sorts of weird shit they think got them their reaches, until you find out they were target schools. Check any thread about getting reaches. You find idiots claiming that doing Jump rope for heart in sixth grade got them into IUB with a 166.


1300+ on the SAT = good undergrad program?

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Re: Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:40 am

FiveSermon wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Anyone who can get a 165 on the LSAT should be getting a 1300+ on their SAT. That's the reason why most people in the T14 are from good undergrad programs.

Also don't trust what people claim boosted their cycle. People on TLS come up with all sorts of weird shit they think got them their reaches, until you find out they were target schools. Check any thread about getting reaches. You find idiots claiming that doing Jump rope for heart in sixth grade got them into IUB with a 166.


1300+ on the SAT = good undergrad program?


I'm using good loosely. It's usually enough to get into your top state school, or a good regional private school. Which is where most T14ers went to undergrad.

Undergrad has splitters too.

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Re: Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

Postby beachbum » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:00 am

FiveSermon wrote:
beachbum wrote:Meh, I attend an incredibly mediocre undergrad (just barely in the T100), and I'm headed to a T14 this fall. And there sure as hell isn't anything else about my app (besides my charming personality) that would compensate for my relatively poor undergrad.


CHECK YOU LSAT


Meh, it was good but not great, and was right at my school's median. And my GPA was considerably below my school's 25%ile (for a school known to be a GPA whore). I applied ED (which certainly helped me a lot), but my point was that my overall app probably wasn't strong enough to overcome a mediocre undergrad, if mediocre undergrads were counted against applicants.

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Re: Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

Postby MrKappus » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:03 am

Schools don't. Employers seem to.

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Re: Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

Postby beachbum » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:07 am

MrKappus wrote:Schools don't. Employers seem to.


Would love to hear more on this.

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Re: Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

Postby MrKappus » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:11 am

beachbum wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Schools don't. Employers seem to.


Would love to hear more on this.


Completely anecdotal. T30, good grades, LR...got CB's/offers at places that other kids with similar stats and WE didn't. It wasn't exactly a holding-all-variables-except-UG-constant situation (maybe they blew their interviews, I definitely blew a few), but I couldn't see any other differences between us, at least on paper. Again, just one person's experience. Could be way off.

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Re: Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

Postby legaleagle9 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:24 pm

damn. this decision is really stressing me out since its almost time to decided where to transfer. I could transfer into a school like UC Berekely or UCLA, but why would I do that when its much easier to get a 4.0 at a school like San Francisco State University...hmmmm

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Re: Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

Postby Dany » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:28 pm

Go somwhere cheap. No UG debt >>>>> boost that might not even exist, IMO.

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Re: Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?

Postby ahduth » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:44 pm

I care about what UG you went to. What are you doing later?




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