Will this get me into harvard?

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justwondering123
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Will this get me into harvard?

Postby justwondering123 » Sun May 29, 2011 3:58 pm

an LSAC rating of 'above average'
and an LSAT of 175+

?

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby gothamm » Sun May 29, 2011 4:17 pm

:roll:

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Nulli Secundus
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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sun May 29, 2011 4:58 pm

justwondering123 wrote:an LSAC rating of 'above average'
and an LSAT of 175+

?


No.

Sorry to be blunt but past data shows that Harvard, for some reason, also cares about your grade evaluation and if you do not have a "Superior" you are SOL. A guy with Above Average / 179 got rejected.

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby justwondering123 » Sun May 29, 2011 5:18 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:
justwondering123 wrote:an LSAC rating of 'above average'
and an LSAT of 175+

?


No.

Sorry to be blunt but past data shows that Harvard, for some reason, also cares about your grade evaluation and if you do not have a "Superior" you are SOL. A guy with Above Average / 179 got rejected.


sorry whats SOL?

and how do you know that guy didn't get accepted because of reasons other than his grades etc?

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby kulshan » Sun May 29, 2011 5:38 pm

What's an LSAC rating? Does LSAC assign an applicant a superlative based on his or her transcripts?

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby zanda » Sun May 29, 2011 5:39 pm

justwondering123 wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:
justwondering123 wrote:an LSAC rating of 'above average'
and an LSAT of 175+

?


No.

Sorry to be blunt but past data shows that Harvard, for some reason, also cares about your grade evaluation and if you do not have a "Superior" you are SOL. A guy with Above Average / 179 got rejected.


sorry whats SOL?

and how do you know that guy didn't get accepted because of reasons other than his grades etc?


Shucks out of luck

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby Straw_Mandible » Sun May 29, 2011 6:01 pm

zanda wrote:Shucks out of luck


:lol:

kulshan wrote:What's an LSAC rating? Does LSAC assign an applicant a superlative based on his or her transcripts?


+1
This question is relative to my interests.

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby Paraflam » Sun May 29, 2011 6:09 pm

kulshan wrote:What's an LSAC rating? Does LSAC assign an applicant a superlative based on his or her transcripts?


LSAC sends the transcripts of foreign students to an outside organization that provides classifications such as Superior, Above Average, etc. to equate them to U.S. students' transcripts.

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby kulshan » Sun May 29, 2011 7:08 pm

Ah, thanks!

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Re: Will this get me into Harvard?

Postby haus » Sun May 29, 2011 7:53 pm

Learning to capitalize Harvard would be a nice step.

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby glewz » Sun May 29, 2011 8:36 pm

justwondering123 wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:
justwondering123 wrote:an LSAC rating of 'above average'
and an LSAT of 175+

?


No.

Sorry to be blunt but past data shows that Harvard, for some reason, also cares about your grade evaluation and if you do not have a "Superior" you are SOL. A guy with Above Average / 179 got rejected.


sorry whats SOL?

and how do you know that guy didn't get accepted because of reasons other than his grades etc?


That's a fair point. I think you have decent enough credentials to at least apply to the school.

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby DietCoke » Sun May 29, 2011 9:00 pm

why would u wanna go to harvard anyway?

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby dpk711 » Sun May 29, 2011 10:05 pm

justwondering123 wrote:an LSAC rating of 'above average'
and an LSAT of 175+

?

Is the 175+ score hypothetical?

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby AFS » Sun May 29, 2011 11:17 pm

dpk711 wrote:
justwondering123 wrote:an LSAC rating of 'above average'
and an LSAT of 175+

?

Is the 175+ score hypothetical?


It was an extra special 175 so they tacked on the "+" to the score.

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby slacker » Sun May 29, 2011 11:33 pm

How does the LSAC rating of foreign students affect a law schools GPA numbers?

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Sun May 29, 2011 11:51 pm

dpk711 wrote:Is the 175+ score hypothetical?

Yes - check the OP's post history. He's just recently started thinking about US law schools.

slacker wrote:How does the LSAC rating of foreign students affect a law schools GPA numbers?

Since students with foreign UG degrees aren't assigned an LSAC GPA, law schools aren't required to report GPAs for them.

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Re: Will this get me into harvard?

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sun May 29, 2011 11:55 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
slacker wrote:How does the LSAC rating of foreign students affect a law schools GPA numbers?

Since students with foreign UG degrees aren't assigned an LSAC GPA, law schools aren't required to report GPAs for them.


Yes, but some schools (near the top) still require superiors, for a single, globe-spanning, incredibly important reason: Because they can.

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Re: Will this get me into Harvard?

Postby SilverE2 » Tue May 31, 2011 8:02 am

haus wrote:Learning to capitalize Harvard would be a nice step.


Seriously?

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Re: Will this get me into Harvard?

Postby Kabuo » Tue May 31, 2011 8:09 am

SilverE2 wrote:
haus wrote:Learning to capitalize Harvard would be a nice step.


Seriously?


I kind of get grammar policing, but I thought it was pretty universally acceptable to be lazy with capitalization on the internet.

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Re: Will this get me into Harvard?

Postby haus » Tue May 31, 2011 9:21 am

Kabuo wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:
haus wrote:Learning to capitalize Harvard would be a nice step.


Seriously?


I kind of get grammar policing, but I thought it was pretty universally acceptable to be lazy with capitalization on the internet.


I do not think it is that high of a hurdle to remember to capitalize the name of the school that one hopes to get into, especially when that school in question is one as notable as Harvard.

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Re: Will this get me into Harvard?

Postby Paraflam » Tue May 31, 2011 10:02 am

haus wrote:
Kabuo wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:
haus wrote:Learning to capitalize Harvard would be a nice step.


Seriously?


I kind of get grammar policing, but I thought it was pretty universally acceptable to be lazy with capitalization on the internet.


I do not think it is that high of a hurdle to remember to capitalize the name of the school that one hopes to get into, especially when that school in question is one as notable as Harvard.


Lol. So Cooley doesn't need to be capitalized, but Harvard does? Where's the cutoff? T14? All tier 1 schools? :roll:

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Re: Will this get me into Harvard?

Postby Kabuo » Tue May 31, 2011 10:02 am

haus wrote:
Kabuo wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:
haus wrote:Learning to capitalize Harvard would be a nice step.


Seriously?


I kind of get grammar policing, but I thought it was pretty universally acceptable to be lazy with capitalization on the internet.


I do not think it is that high of a hurdle to remember to capitalize the name of the school that one hopes to get into, especially when that school in question is one as notable as Harvard.


You know, neither do I. OP probably does know that Harvard is a proper noun, and he probably did remember that when he was writing. I think he probably chose not to, and I think that says pretty much nothing about anything.

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Re: Will this get me into Harvard?

Postby haus » Tue May 31, 2011 10:26 am

Paraflam wrote:Lol. So Cooley doesn't need to be capitalized, but Harvard does? Where's the cutoff? T14? All tier 1 schools? :roll:


I think that it is a matter of showing respect. Personally I would make an effort to capitalize Cooley, as it's graduates are eligible to sit for the bar, and although I have desire to go there I do not have the negitive feelings towards it that are common here at TLS.

I readily admit my spelling and gramer leave much to be desired, but making an effort to show respect for the institutione I aspire to become a member of seems merely to be good form.

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Re: Will this get me into Harvard?

Postby kwais » Tue May 31, 2011 10:30 am

haus wrote:
Paraflam wrote:Lol. So Cooley doesn't need to be capitalized, but Harvard does? Where's the cutoff? T14? All tier 1 schools? :roll:


I think that it is a matter of showing respect. Personally I would make an effort to capitalize Cooley, as it's graduates are eligible to sit for the bar, and although I have desire to go there I do not have the negitive feelings towards it that are common here at TLS.

I readily admit my spelling and gramer leave much to be desired, but making an effort to show respect for the institutione I aspire to become a member of seems merely to be good form.


since I also take stupid crap really seriously, we'd get along!

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Re: Will this get me into Harvard?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue May 31, 2011 10:37 am

Kabuo wrote:
haus wrote:
Kabuo wrote:I kind of get grammar policing, but I thought it was pretty universally acceptable to be lazy with capitalization on the internet.


I do not think it is that high of a hurdle to remember to capitalize the name of the school that one hopes to get into, especially when that school in question is one as notable as Harvard.


You know, neither do I. OP probably does know that Harvard is a proper noun, and he probably did remember that when he was writing. I think he probably chose not to, and I think that says pretty much nothing about anything.

lolz




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